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"Balance" 65 Gallon Dutch Aquascape, ((( Plants Are In!!! )))

Discussion in 'Journals' started by DutchMuch, Jul 2, 2017.

  1. DutchMuch

    DutchMuch Junior Poster

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    First Order Of Fish Arrived, Check For Pics And Video Tonight!!!!
     
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    Ill just go along as the pics roll in... Starts from this morning, ends at 9:12pm so far..

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    This morning, I added more plants for the fish to hide in. Again none of the plants in there now are permanent at all. They are just spacers for the fish, for the time being. Thanks to a certain someone (I cant remember who it was....!) who gave me links to facebook high tech plant selling groups, met up with a guy who had Pogostemon Erectus and At Mini for sale. FINALLY, And Guess What... Pogo was .50c A STEM. What a deal.
    Also why is AR so expensive? AR mini grows no different than the AR I grow I presume? other than the fact its small.. and compact.. Why so expensive? That's why I try to sell cheaper (not shouting myself out) because I want people to actually have fun aquascaping, and not worry to much on high prices of things. but I totally understand if your doing it for a business.

    Ok more pics.

    The rest are from later tonight :)
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    Asian Stone Catfish ^
    Is this the first time, these fish (ASC, The Goby's) have been recordered on forums? They are Apparently a very Rare fish(s) to the hobby. Same for the other fish I'm getting.
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    Pygmy Corydoras. Didn't know they were This Small!!! So tiny :eek: :)

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    Lovin' the gobys...!
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    Found out already, the Asian Stone Catfish are nocturnal at heart. Which is what I read. Also read that they may burrow. Well see what they are like when the lights go out!

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    She's checking herself out... "Man I look good..!"

    Unfortunately AA was out of Males, So these (3) are all females. They still have Blue haze around their eyes. And they are still stressed I'm sure. So seeing their true colors will be very interesting!

    You can see the blue haze in the photo below, its that stripe that lines across under their eyes, then (you cant see in the image) it goes back around the back of their eyes. And lines the bottom of their actual eyeball.
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    Pygmys and Gobies, FULLY compatible. They so far have been schooling together pretty much, or staying close by. Seems they have a liking to each other.

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    Ill post the video later after I am finished editing them. Got an Unboxing, and a fish vid.​


    Inhabitants List (8/22/17)

    7 Pygmy Corydoras (https://aquaticarts.com/products/pygmy-corydoras)

    3 Gold Neon Dwarf Gobies (https://aquaticarts.com/collections/nano-fish/products/gold-neon-dwarf-goby)

    4 Asian Stone Mini Catfish (https://aquaticarts.com/collections/freshwater-fish/products/asian-stone-mini-catfish)


    All the fish come from AquaticArts.com , I would give 100% positive feedback since everything arrived pristine! And I was surprised because everyone knows my luck, with plants being shipped to me, so I figured it would apply to the fish. Guess not! Thank God! lol, Fish were all in great condition upon arrival, within a few hours of acclimation, and adjusting to the new tank. They seem to be doing great, I am still however closely watching out for illnesses of course since I Cannot quarantine them. I do not have the spare tanks, but I trust that AA shipped me pretty "clean fish" And I hope the long acclimation helped them adjust to the water. The ASMC (Asian Stone Mini Catfish) So far is the fish that seems to be the quickest to get used to its new environment. Gobies as well, basically everyone is doing fantastic which I'm very surprised.
    When AA shipped the fish, they added leaves for the gobies to feed on and cling to (they were a pain in the butt to get out of their package lol, they clung to the plastic..!) during shipping, and they provided either small food or small substrate for the Pygmy Corydoras to nestle into during shipping. (it was prob. less than tbsp. of substrate in their bag, not to damage themselves, same with ASMC)

    All in all, everything arrived great and healthy!


    Ok so updates on the tank lights, fertz, etc.

    As you know NilocG generously sent me the Thrive+ fertilizers to try out on this tank so theres that.

    Fertilizers off the list of stuff to do/get.

    Light is coming Thursday

    Light off the list

    Co2 Diffuser coming Thursday

    Co2 Tubing, coming Monday....

    Plants, I found the pogo erectus go to guy. And it will take me maybe (with hard work) 1+ week to get those... So 2 weeks MAX I'm guessing.

    And that's the plan for now.
    As for hanging the light, don't ask I'm just going with the flow on that one. Wish me luck.
     
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    Nice fish, never relised the stone catfish stayed that small.
     
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    What is the little fish logo in the bottom corner of the images?
     
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    DutchMuch Junior Poster

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    AA (Aquatic Arts), One of the sponsors :)
     
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    DutchMuch Junior Poster

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    Banjo catfish look similar, much larger.
     
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    New fish are fun!!!
     
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    Cool! Are those gobies sand sifters?
     
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    Things are starting to moving along......

    Sponsors? How many do you have now?
     
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    Yes they are!! :)

    As in, do they sift sand? idk really... I have seen them mostly suck on the individual pieces of sand.. this is PFS so its just regularly sized, nothing fancy, and I haven't seen them actually turn large amounts of substrate over. Good algae eaters though.

    Yea and I'm glad they are moving along to!
    2 Sponsors right now :) for this tank that is most likely all I will have. But, I'm making other tanks in the future of course ;)




    SURPRISE
    Light arrived today!
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    I hate this new computer I bought the other day, its windows 10 something and it SUCKS
    ive gotten 3 viruses in less than 1 day.
    On windows 7 I got 1 virus in a year.
    Plus the video editing on here also sucks, so many things SUCK
    lol
    SUCK
    :p :p :p :D :D
     
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    Sorry I didn't Address this earlier.
    Yea no kidding! all these fish are smaller than... my pointing finger, and are The length of my thumb.
    SUPER SMALL! #NANO

    Anyone know where I can get some Dario Dario?
     
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    These I found out were Purigen balls, to remove ammonia during shipping.
     
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    Going to start narrating the videos tonight.
    Editing is to much work sometimes LOL It took me 2 HOURS to make a small tag in the top right corner...!​
     
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    Diffuser Arrived
    This isn't the Dutch's diffuser, I'm switching it out with the Fluval V's current diffuser. This diffuser is for the Fluval V and the one in the Fluval V ill put in the Dutch.
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    I bought it saying it had a built in CHECK VALVE, so.... now it says bubble counter...
    wha...?
    Does that look like a check valve to you guys or a bubble counter....

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    Love the stone catfish!
     
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    We have similar taste in fishes. Those stone catfishes look especially cool!
     
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    Just Ordered ALL of the plants...
    Wish me luck please. Seriously.

    AFA Tissue Culture Plant - Alteranthera Reineckii "Mini"
    AFA Tissue Culture - Pogostemon stellatus 'Dassen' (cup size: tall) × 1
    AFA Tissue Culture - Rotala "nanjenshen" (cup size: tall) × 2​
    Ranunculus Inundatus Tissue Culture
    Cryptocoryne Balansae
    Cabomba Aquatica
    Rotala Sp. H'ra (Gia Lai)
    Eleocharis "mini"
    And once the plants are Growing, I may order some more reds.. :eek:


     
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    oh and @slipfinger I order all those from 6 different websites... $$$shipping alert$$$
     
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    For your sake and many users on here, I hope your plants arrive in good condition. The anticipation of this tank build is killing some people, and I mean literally killing some people :) I think I first read about it over a year ago on TPT.

    But seriously, I hope it all works out for you and you're happy with the results.
     
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    That's probobaly the nicest message I think I have ever read on any thread I have made on this tank.

    Thanks so much :D
     
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