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Re: Stephen's 120L tank log

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Martinspuddle wrote: Mon Apr 19, 2021 13:08 pm If you crop the picture @F3l1ss, the plants don't look to bad. :]
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They will look better later today ;)
My live plants arrived quickly (24 hours) from Aqua Essentials, they arrived yesterday (Tuesday).
6 foot (550L) - Rio Ucayali themed
9 x juvenile Biotodoma Cupido, 54 x Paracheirodon innesi, 17 x Thayeria boehlkei, 29 x Gold Laser Cory (CW010), 2 x Flash pleco (L204) named George & Mildred

2 foot (120L) - Breeding tank (temporary stocked)
15 x Paracheirodon innesi, 9 x Three-lined Cory (Corydoras trilineatus)

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Stephen wrote: Wed Apr 21, 2021 8:44 am They will look better later today ;)
My live plants arrived quickly (24 hours) from Aqua Essentials, they arrived yesterday (Tuesday).
I realised whilst looking at my purchase history that I ordered the wrong plants.
The name was correct but the last word was incorrect.
I ordered the shorter version of Echinodorus grisebachii Tropica instead of Echinodorus grisebachii 'Bleherae' which is taller.
I have placed an additional order with Pro Shrimp for the Echinodorus parviflorus (also known as Echinodorus peruensis as it originated in Peru).
The Echinodorus grisebachii Tropica is already planted up.

Hopefully I can get the 120L aquarium planted up ready for the April TOTM (only 7 days left).

Edit:
I received an email saying that my Pro Shrimp order will be delivered tomorrow (Saturday), another 24 hour delivery, I'm impressed.

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My plants arrived before 11.00am this morning (Saturday), I'm impressed. :)
6 foot (550L) - Rio Ucayali themed
9 x juvenile Biotodoma Cupido, 54 x Paracheirodon innesi, 17 x Thayeria boehlkei, 29 x Gold Laser Cory (CW010), 2 x Flash pleco (L204) named George & Mildred

2 foot (120L) - Breeding tank (temporary stocked)
15 x Paracheirodon innesi, 9 x Three-lined Cory (Corydoras trilineatus)

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All planted up but the plants need to do some growing so hopefully will look better next month and better again in the weeks/months to come.

So I have upgraded and fitted a more powerful Juwel pump from the 500L/h to 1000L/h pump.
Removed some poor plants and replaced them with Echinodorus grisebachii and Echinodorus parviflorus.
I probably need some additional root tabs (I swear I bought some a little while ago).

Fish are all well and accounted for ;]

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6 foot (550L) - Rio Ucayali themed
9 x juvenile Biotodoma Cupido, 54 x Paracheirodon innesi, 17 x Thayeria boehlkei, 29 x Gold Laser Cory (CW010), 2 x Flash pleco (L204) named George & Mildred

2 foot (120L) - Breeding tank (temporary stocked)
15 x Paracheirodon innesi, 9 x Three-lined Cory (Corydoras trilineatus)

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Just a pic of one of the nine Corydoras trilineatus.


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6 foot (550L) - Rio Ucayali themed
9 x juvenile Biotodoma Cupido, 54 x Paracheirodon innesi, 17 x Thayeria boehlkei, 29 x Gold Laser Cory (CW010), 2 x Flash pleco (L204) named George & Mildred

2 foot (120L) - Breeding tank (temporary stocked)
15 x Paracheirodon innesi, 9 x Three-lined Cory (Corydoras trilineatus)

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Nice pic Stephen :)
The colours/markings look really bold :)
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Gingerlove05 wrote: Mon May 03, 2021 18:24 pm Nice pic Stephen :)
The colours/markings look really bold :)
Thanks Iain

Believe it or not and despite what websites state these Corydoras love algae.
They are forever in the plants nibbling the algae and when I put an algae wafer in they go mad for it.
The algae wafer is for the Otos and they have a go too.
However a high protein diet is important and the algae is a supplement.
6 foot (550L) - Rio Ucayali themed
9 x juvenile Biotodoma Cupido, 54 x Paracheirodon innesi, 17 x Thayeria boehlkei, 29 x Gold Laser Cory (CW010), 2 x Flash pleco (L204) named George & Mildred

2 foot (120L) - Breeding tank (temporary stocked)
15 x Paracheirodon innesi, 9 x Three-lined Cory (Corydoras trilineatus)

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May 2021 update:
I have just spotted about 6 cory eggs on the glass.
It wasn't my intention to breed the Corydoras trilineatus.
There is nothing to eat the eggs except for the Neon tetra and they are unlikely to eat them.
Looking through a magnifying glass they're not fertile anyway but I must now have at least one female in the group of 9x.

The initial intention was to breed the Gold laser cory (CW010) from the big aquarium.
I've had them for almost 10 months now, where has the time gone?
Maybe it's time to move some Gold laser cory in and transfer the Corydoras trilineatus to the big aquarium. ;]
6 foot (550L) - Rio Ucayali themed
9 x juvenile Biotodoma Cupido, 54 x Paracheirodon innesi, 17 x Thayeria boehlkei, 29 x Gold Laser Cory (CW010), 2 x Flash pleco (L204) named George & Mildred

2 foot (120L) - Breeding tank (temporary stocked)
15 x Paracheirodon innesi, 9 x Three-lined Cory (Corydoras trilineatus)

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They take a few hours to turn beige. Trilineatus are pretty good egg eaters if I remember posts on the former forum correctly.
Discus, Corydoras, Loracaridinae, Dwarf Cichlids.

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