Stephen's 550L tank log (summary & continuation)

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Looking fabulous, lots of activity to watch, hope the shopping trip went ok :)
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Remember back in May this year
Stephen wrote: Wed May 26, 2021 10:19 am The bad news is the new tubes did not work so the light unit is broken, well one of the ballasts don't work. ::damnit::

Edit:
New light unit ordered. ::thumbu::
Well the other light unit has now gone. :@

The Aqua One Aquience 1800R has 2 x light units each holding 4 tubes; 2 x 22 inch (24W) and 2 x 34 inch (39W).
Another light unit will cost around £200 (cheapest on internet).
I know the unit is just over 5 years old but hoped they would last a bit longer.
I can't believe the aquarium is just over 5 years old, seems like yesterday when I started my original log (started elsewhere) and re-created my log here 3 years ago.
Where has the time gone ?
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These LED?

Most manufacturers say LED lifespan is around five years.
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Martinspuddle wrote: Wed Nov 24, 2021 22:58 pm These LED?

Most manufacturers say LED lifespan is around five years.
They are T5 but I had LED compatibles in this unit but the LEDs are not 5 years old. It's the ballast that's gone (again).
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)
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Update:

Sadly the new Corydoras (Corydoras burgessi) are dropping like flies, I think I only have 8 left out of the 15.
I will telephone Aqualife Leyland tomorrow (Wednesday) as this is unusual, must be some weak fish. I've only had them for 4 weeks (26th October).
All the other fish are fine.
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)
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Really sorry to hear this Stephen, it's so frustrating and disheartening when this happens, I hope you get some help from Aqualife especially since a large group of Cory is never cheap, I also tend to get as big a group as I can manage as the fish prefer it and most shops are far away from me, but I do worry about this risk, hopefully Aqualife will sort something out.
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Sorry for your losses Stephen :(
Hope you get something sorted
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Sorry to hear @Stephen Hopefully you get it sorted.

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Sorry to hear this @Stephen, do you know if they were wild caught, if so have thought about trying to use some Catappa leaves?
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Sorry for your losses mate 😪

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