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Just a quick update

I bit the bullet and ordered a Juwel EccoFlow Pump 1000 to upgrade the default 500 pump on this Juwel Lido 120 LED.
Now that the "black stuff" has all gone I was considering another circulation pump to cover the dead spot near the internal filter but have gone with a more powerful filter pump instead.
I should be able to re-position the current Sicce circulation pump to cover any dead spots (he says).

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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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I did the same upgrade on my lido 200 Stephen! - Pound for pound its a no brainer upgrade given it clips in and you can often find them on amazon for £40-£45!

I did find it a little bit too powerful for the fish I had but I just used one of the clip in angled outlets and drilled a couple of extra holes in it
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I'm currently doing a large water change and clean up today as it's been just over 2 weeks since the last water change due to a very painful back, I am still sore though, but no pain, no gain.
I'm doing things quite slowly today to play safe.
I may attempt to fit the new Juwel pump on the 120L aquarium.
I spotted quite a bit of green algae on the glass of the 120L so cut back the lighting period to 6 hours from 7 hours.
I may have to reposition the circulation pump but will wait to see the effect of the more powerful Juwel pump first so that I can see the dead spots.
Once I've finished on the 550L aquarium (separate thread) then I'll get started on this smaller 120L 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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Stephen wrote: Fri Apr 16, 2021 11:41 am Once I've finished on the 550L aquarium (separate thread) then I'll get started on this smaller 120L aquarium.
I have just finished the 120L aquarium and have also upgraded the Juwel filter pump.
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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I dunno, we don't seem to have had a lot of photos lately...
Small tank - 125L - 7 Corydoras sterbai, 1 fry (Melanotaenia herbertaxelrodi)
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@F3l1ss
F3l1ss wrote: Sat Apr 17, 2021 20:39 pm I dunno, we don't seem to have had a lot of photos lately...
Reminds me of a Chas & Dave song (YouTube Link) :P ;)

OK here's a photo of the 120L aquarium taken yesterday.
I didn't post it earlier due to the water marks on the glass which I hadn't cleaned off.
Only 9 x Corydoras trilineatus, 20 x Neon tetra and a few Otos in here at the moment. It was bought as a breeding tank for when I attempt to breed some Gold laser cory.
This is the same aquarium that was previously covered in black stuff.

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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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:D

No black stuff now that I can see, just need those plants to get a bit of height on them :)
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Here's another photo but with the glass cleaned, taken today.


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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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F3l1ss wrote: Sun Apr 18, 2021 10:24 am :D

No black stuff now that I can see, just need those plants to get a bit of height on them :)
I am going to get rid of those plants (except the Alternanthera reineckii 'mini') and replace with some Amazon swords.
Hopefully the new plants will be here Wednesday or Thursday.
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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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F3l1ss wrote: Sun Apr 18, 2021 10:24 am :D

No black stuff now that I can see, just need those plants to get a bit of height on them :)
If you crop the picture @F3l1ss, the plants don't look to bad. :]

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