Keetchy's 60L tank of joy

A place to keep us informed of the goings on in your tanks. - Tank Logs
Scorps1212
TOTM Winner 2020
TOTM Winner 2020
Posts: 160
Joined: Sun Jan 19, 2020 23:07 pm
Has liked: 24 times
Been liked: 197 times

Keetchy's 60L tank of joy

Post by Scorps1212 »

Ello ello. So I couldn't stay away for too long. My first iwagumi tank failed miserably, think it was because it was in a big tank, doing WCs started to become a chore and I lost love for it.

But I'm back using my old hospital tank. Its only a 60 litre tank so doing a 75% WC only takes about 15/20 mins. I can live with that. Lol.

Here are a few pics of the tank. Running it as a low tech so just a normal LED light unit, small external filter and running no C02. Has Tropical soil in there and dosing TNC.

Image

Image

Image

Then its 1st trimming sezsion and 8 ammano shrimp added

Image

Image

Image

Lee_k
TOTM Winner
TOTM Winner
Posts: 611
Joined: Thu Aug 22, 2019 19:50 pm
Location: Staffordshire
Has liked: 234 times
Been liked: 452 times

Re: Keetchy's 60L tank of joy

Post by Lee_k »

Really like the look of that! - Good work!
Discus Tank Tank Log
Mbuna TankTank Log
Musk Turtle Tank Tank Log

Turtle Falls tankTank Log - Shut down
Betta Tank 58l Tank Log - Shut down

User avatar
Andys temperate tank
Tank of the Year Winner
Tank of the Year Winner
Posts: 2733
Joined: Thu Jan 16, 2020 9:14 am
Location: Sunderland
Has liked: 3553 times
Been liked: 2216 times

Re: Keetchy's 60L tank of joy

Post by Andys temperate tank »

Welcome back Scorps.

Lovely looking tank again mate.
64L temperate community.
60L betta tank: 1 Delta betta (Stan), 6 sterbai cory.
5ft 425L: 48 rummie nose tetra, 1 longfin BN plec, breeding pair of platinum angelfish, 14 corydoras duplicareas, 1 blue ram.
55L cube 1: 1 blue ram
55l cube 2: platinum half moon betta (Thor).

Scorps1212
TOTM Winner 2020
TOTM Winner 2020
Posts: 160
Joined: Sun Jan 19, 2020 23:07 pm
Has liked: 24 times
Been liked: 197 times

Re: Keetchy's 60L tank of joy

Post by Scorps1212 »

Lee_k wrote: Thu Dec 31, 2020 7:53 am Really like the look of that! - Good work!
Thanks Lee. Its funny cause that piece of wood looked small in my previous tank, but in this one its touching pretty much all sides. Lol

Scorps1212
TOTM Winner 2020
TOTM Winner 2020
Posts: 160
Joined: Sun Jan 19, 2020 23:07 pm
Has liked: 24 times
Been liked: 197 times

Re: Keetchy's 60L tank of joy

Post by Scorps1212 »

Andys temperate tank wrote: Thu Dec 31, 2020 8:06 am Welcome back Scorps.

Lovely looking tank again mate.
Hey Andy. Thanks bud. Its good to be back. Lol

Si4geckos
TOTM Winner 2020
TOTM Winner 2020
Posts: 647
Joined: Thu Aug 08, 2019 10:17 am
Has liked: 299 times
Been liked: 497 times
Contact:

Re: Keetchy's 60L tank of joy

Post by Si4geckos »

Great job. Love the scape. Looks like you're using the little APS filter too? I got one as part of a deal a few weeks ago and just set mine up yesterday. I really like it on a 70L tank.

User avatar
VikingMummy2015
TOTM Winner 2020
TOTM Winner 2020
Posts: 2312
Joined: Mon Jan 22, 2018 7:40 am
Has liked: 647 times
Been liked: 1387 times

Re: Keetchy's 60L tank of joy

Post by VikingMummy2015 »

Nice!
240L: 6 cherry barbs, 1 honey gourami,
6 Otocinclus, 1 elusive sterbai Cory, 6 standard rummynose, 4 golden rummynose tetra, 8 Congo tetra
57L: 8 sterbai, Pumpkin (nerite snail)

Parameters: gH2, kH1, pH7.4 (tap).
Fish fiend since October 2017.

Scorps1212
TOTM Winner 2020
TOTM Winner 2020
Posts: 160
Joined: Sun Jan 19, 2020 23:07 pm
Has liked: 24 times
Been liked: 197 times

Re: Keetchy's 60L tank of joy

Post by Scorps1212 »

Si4geckos wrote: Fri Jan 01, 2021 11:22 am Great job. Love the scape. Looks like you're using the little APS filter too? I got one as part of a deal a few weeks ago and just set mine up yesterday. I really like it on a 70L tank.
Nice one. Thanks. And yeah that's the filter I'm using. Lol. Says its good for 150 litres so works well on my 60 litre. Have just finished swapping the sponges out with ceramic bio media in bags.

Scorps1212
TOTM Winner 2020
TOTM Winner 2020
Posts: 160
Joined: Sun Jan 19, 2020 23:07 pm
Has liked: 24 times
Been liked: 197 times

Re: Keetchy's 60L tank of joy

Post by Scorps1212 »

So added 5 Harlequins today so now have 8 ammano and 5 Harlequins

Image

Image

Image

Image

Scorps1212
TOTM Winner 2020
TOTM Winner 2020
Posts: 160
Joined: Sun Jan 19, 2020 23:07 pm
Has liked: 24 times
Been liked: 197 times

Re: Keetchy's 60L tank of joy

Post by Scorps1212 »

So first little issue come across, scum forming on the surface. I remove the layer at the start of every WC but by the end of the 2nd day after, there's a thick film back on top.

My mate is giving me his spare skimmer lily pipe inlet pipe so I'm gonna attach that to the inlet hose to try and help with it. It gets thick really quick and isn't pretty

Post Reply