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Re: 3 Tanks One Room

PostPosted: Sun Mar 09, 2014 11:18 am
by Crazygar
LMAO yeah. I keep saying the next move, finally going to settle down, but I never do. Nice to see others can!

Gary

Re: 3 Tanks One Room

PostPosted: Sun Mar 30, 2014 4:56 pm
by twotone12valve
Ok everyone, I will be signing papers on a house in one more week. This process has been just drug on to long! Anyway, this means another move I am looking forward to rescaping my tanks. Also I have acquired a L.E.D light large enough for my 125gal it is not an aquarium specific light but it should get the job done. I am also prepping some dirt for the 125, I have done a bit of research on the process and I think it is my best option for this tank. I will keep everyone posted and in the loop as everything progresses.

Re: 3 Tanks One Room

PostPosted: Sun Mar 30, 2014 5:01 pm
by Crazygar
Thanks, congrats and keep those fishes safe during the move!

Gary

Re: 3 Tanks One Room

PostPosted: Wed Apr 23, 2014 4:52 pm
by twotone12valve
Update on the move, I have had my 125 running for approximately 10 days now with no fish, I jumped on the "dirt" band wagon and things seem to be going good. I did not do the dry start method because I didn't want to deal with the melting phase that the crypts would have under gone. I had prepared the dirt about 3 weeks before starting this project and the final week I let you go through a few cycles of soaking and drying. I am hoping this will keep me from seeing any huge ammonia spikes. Also I was able to get my new LED light fixture wired and installed, it is going to need an enclosed canopy though the reflection off the top glass lights half my house! All in all that tank is doing very well, and I am looking forward to playing with much more plant species.

I have not set any other tanks up.
As far as the fish go I have had a rough move this time, I was able to transport everybody safely and get them in there temporary tank, but! This last weekend I was not able to stop in and check things out. At some point there must have been a power outage that tripped my surge protector and it never allowed my heaters to come back on. This resulted in a huge temp drop there water was 56° when I finally made it by to check on them. I lost a few very liked fish my Angel, also the breeding krib pair, 2 ottos, a few ghost shrimp, and a few neons.

Hopefully everything goes smoothly from here on out.

Re: 3 Tanks One Room

PostPosted: Wed Apr 23, 2014 10:42 pm
by freshfish
Oh no! :(

Fingers crossed that everyone else makes it OK!

Re: 3 Tanks One Room

PostPosted: Mon Apr 28, 2014 9:36 pm
by twotone12valve
Well here is a picture of the 125 all set up and running I haven't put any power heads in yet but they will be soon to come. I am still working on getting all the fish in the tank.


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Re: 3 Tanks One Room

PostPosted: Wed Apr 30, 2014 11:06 am
by twotone12valve
Well, I was able to get all the fish in either the 125 or my 55. All in all I lost my Angel and the female krib also one bleeding heart tetra. Out of the 40+ fish I don't find a loss of three to be all that bad. I am also going to be buying some plants that I have wanted to keep but have never had the light for so I'm keeping my fingers crossed that everything holds out in the big tank.

Re: 3 Tanks One Room

PostPosted: Wed Apr 30, 2014 11:33 am
by freshfish
Yeah, 3 isnt bad. The tank is looking good! Which LED fixture are you putting over it?

Re: 3 Tanks One Room

PostPosted: Wed Apr 30, 2014 12:18 pm
by twotone12valve
It's actually not anything aquarium related, it was given to me. It is a 150watt 4' fixture used as lighting in commercial type buildings, it's probably way more light than needed so I'm looking into dimmer switches, though the light is working great so far even with the water being extremely tannin stained from new drift wood. The plants are already showing amazing color and new growth, the k temp on the LED s is 7000 I believe.

Re: 3 Tanks One Room

PostPosted: Sun May 04, 2014 4:54 pm
by Crazygar
Sorry to hear for the losses, I've had a few issues from time to time with Fish and moving.

Though that 125GAL looks impressive and it's always enjoyable to watch a tank grow out.

Gary

Re: 3 Tanks One Room

PostPosted: Tue May 06, 2014 5:06 pm
by twotone12valve
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Another picture, so I have seen some amazing growth with this new light! The plants have all under gone some shock and of course I had a bit of an algae scare, but things are turning around quickly. I added five Amono shrimp to help keep things clean also I added some myrio and cobomba to help with excess nutrients in the water, they have only been in the tank 24 hours so I'm hoping they take off and do there job

Re: 3 Tanks One Room

PostPosted: Wed May 07, 2014 4:16 pm
by meh
just 5 small shrimp in that huge tank :rofl:

Re: 3 Tanks One Room

PostPosted: Thu May 08, 2014 11:15 am
by twotone12valve
Yup just five, I'm sure I'll add more at some point, but I really want to go with some RCS when I can get some breeding happening. I have what I think is a decent cleanup crew 2 BN plecos, 2 ottos and the five Amona shrimp, along with who knows how many MTS. I have never had a population explosion from the MTS in this tank, I think it is due to the five loaches cursing the tank. I also try not to rely on the cleanup crew for algae control but more the natural balance of things. I just know that this level of light is going to be a new experience for me, I have never had a setup like this and from what I have researched it can be a very touchy thing.

Re: 3 Tanks One Room

PostPosted: Fri May 09, 2014 7:01 pm
by clipclop
Nice looking tank. I'm amazed you only lost three fish in the move.

Re: 3 Tanks One Room

PostPosted: Wed May 14, 2014 7:23 pm
by twotone12valve
Well I am dealing with some new tank syndrome, I had a hair algae out break last week but I have adjusted my lighting so I'm hoping it will subside shortly. The tank overall is doing great and I have had no further losses and the new plants are taking off.