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Today (Saturday 30 October 2021) is big water change and clean up day.

I have removed all the bogwood and discovered both plecos under the same piece, there are 5 pieces of bogwood and they have chosen the smallest piece to hide under.
I will probably rearrange the bog wood pieces before re-filling the aquarium.
I will also give the bogwood a bit of a scrub using a wire brush under running water.
I will also remove any dead, decaying or unsightly leaves from the several plants of Amazon swords (Echinodorus bleheri).
The glass will also get a clean to remove any green algae.
I will be syphoning the sand soon.

Sadly I found one dead rummy-nose tetra this morning. :( but not to worry as I still have 49 rummy-nose tetra.

Oh well, back to it.

Edit:
I'm still at it at 1:40pm and a little while to go yet.

2nd Edit:
Just re-filling the aquarium (3:00pm) and the 550L will be done. :]
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Sorry you lost one Stephen :(
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Sorry to hear that @Stephen, was it the smallest one?
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Martinspuddle wrote: Sat Oct 30, 2021 23:08 pm Sorry to hear that @Stephen, was it the smallest one?
Probably :-/
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9 x sub-adult Biotodoma Cupido, 49 x Hemigrammus bleheri, 40 x Paracheirodon axelrodi, 14 x Corydoras duplicareus, 8 x Corydoras burgessi, 2 x Hypancistrus inspector L102

2 foot (120L) - Breeding tank (temporary stocked with 15 x Hemigrammus ocellifer)
re-vamped, re-planted and getting ready

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Sorry you lost one, it's not that unusual with a large group. :(

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The aquarium does look clean now (my interpretation of clean that is, I'm so fussy)
I may make another video soon ;]
6 foot (550L) - Rio Negro themed
9 x sub-adult Biotodoma Cupido, 49 x Hemigrammus bleheri, 40 x Paracheirodon axelrodi, 14 x Corydoras duplicareus, 8 x Corydoras burgessi, 2 x Hypancistrus inspector L102

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OK, here's another video made today.
Including both Corydoras species (the Corydoras burgessi are the smaller ones) ;]

YouTube Video 01.11.2021

Enjoy
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9 x sub-adult Biotodoma Cupido, 49 x Hemigrammus bleheri, 40 x Paracheirodon axelrodi, 14 x Corydoras duplicareus, 8 x Corydoras burgessi, 2 x Hypancistrus inspector L102

2 foot (120L) - Breeding tank (temporary stocked with 15 x Hemigrammus ocellifer)
re-vamped, re-planted and getting ready

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There’s something calming about watching the rummies go back and forth in and out of shot. Makes the scene look very busy :)
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Could spend ages watching that tank :)
Small tank - 125L - 7 Corydoras sterbai, 1 fry (Melanotaenia herbertaxelrodi)
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F3l1ss wrote: Wed Nov 03, 2021 20:32 pm Could spend ages watching that tank :)
If you're ever in Hereford then you can ;]

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6 foot (550L) - Rio Negro themed
9 x sub-adult Biotodoma Cupido, 49 x Hemigrammus bleheri, 40 x Paracheirodon axelrodi, 14 x Corydoras duplicareus, 8 x Corydoras burgessi, 2 x Hypancistrus inspector L102

2 foot (120L) - Breeding tank (temporary stocked with 15 x Hemigrammus ocellifer)
re-vamped, re-planted and getting ready

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