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UDGags-125g Aquarium

Discussion in 'Aquascaping' started by UDGags, Jan 12, 2013.

  1. Tom Barr

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    Might consider more lower growing species, maybe some pennywort also.
     
  2. UDGags

    UDGags Lifetime Charter Member
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    Yeah, I agree I'm lacking mid-ground plants. I really like Rotala Indica 'True' so that was on my short list but I couldn't get any on this first order. Pennywort would look nice as well.
     
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    Had any luck with Rotala Wallichii, seems to do good for months then bang gets filled with algae , and well the rest is history.


    What kind of fish are those small ones with the dots?


    Bushy something pleco I think?
     
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    UDGags Lifetime Charter Member
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    I think the Wallichi do well as long as you trim them and they don't get too bunched. If they get stagnant then you have the issues.


    They are L107
     
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    That a nice tank
     
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    UDGags Lifetime Charter Member
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    Thanks!


    I decided I wanted to slope the substrate so tomorrow I'm going to attempt to move it without making too much of a mess. I'm very tempted to take the fish out for a few hours and drain the tank and move the soil so I can see what I'm doing.
     
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    So I spent the last 4 hours doing the slope....I tried catching the fish to move them but that didn't work to well. I ended up making one end (6") just water and kept the fish in that small area while I worked. It was a royal pain but I think I'll like the outcome. The tank is cloudy now and I need to add the smaller wood back so hopefully tomorrow I'll get a picture of it complete.
     
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    Those two trunk like pieces of wood are big scores, love em
     
  9. UDGags

    UDGags Lifetime Charter Member
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    I bought them from Tom maybe 4-5 years ago. I got a big rubbermaid container full of wood from him.
     
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    Wow Nick looks alot different than i saw it last


    if your still looking for loaches i may have a couple just let me know


    i may not be at the swap as i have sold almost everything i was taking
     
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    Yeah, what loaches do you have? and how many? I was reading up on yo-yo loaches and its at least 5-6 in a tank and 10+ is best.
     
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    edit,,will fix tomorrow
     
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    ive got 2 of [h=4]Angelicus Botia and 4 clown i believe hard to say cant remember for sure but i had snails just as bad as yours they had them all gone in about 3 weeks[/h] heck i would even loan them to you before you get it al scaped if interested till you find what your looking for
     
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    I'll pass for now. I'll see what's at the swap meet on the 31st and if not place an order online. I also could use more tetras, oto's and maybe a couple other random fish so might place a large order in the spring once it's a bit warmer.
     
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    So what were spotted bushy nosed fish?


    Jeff
     
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    L107
     
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    These pictures should be better to show the new hard scape. I tried to arrange the wood where I would have some natural rows and flow patterns. I also tried to keep in mind the golden rule in terms of final layout. Let me know what you think (good, bad, suggestions, comments, etc.)


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    Woods look nice! I think is look great with Eleocharis parvula on front/midle area and Hydrocotyle tripartita on the back...
     
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    Thanks, I'm going with a bit different approach than the traditional look. I'm hoping it works out. These plants will be coming in Thursday


    Alternanthera Reineckii 'Variegated'


    Ammannia Senegalensis


    Crypt Striolata


    Eichhornia diversifolia


    Eleocharis 'belem' (DGH Belem)


    Hottonia Palustris


    Hygrophila sp. 'Araguaia'


    Ludwigia "Red" Hybrid


    Rotala Colorata


    Rotala Wallichii
     
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    So I've been busy since my plants came in Friday.

    • Took apart and cleaned both mag pumps.
    • Vacuumed out sump some
    • Finally replaced the ballast in my one ATI unit. So I'm back up to 16 bulbs instead of 14 bulbs.
    • Lowered ATI units (roughly 12.5" from water surface) and set PAR at 100-125 at substrate.
    • Replaced a piece of the sump that had broken.
    • Also did a water change and some general maintenance.
    • Started EI dosing again




    My to-do list

    • Buy some loaches for snail control. The LFS has some yo-yo loaches but I kinda want something smaller like zebra's.
    • Completely clean out sump
    • Buy a new pH probe




    Here are the pictures of the plants and tank currently. This won't be the finally plant placement most likely for some of the plants but it will work to let them grow out. Most of the plants came in looking decent. A couple were a bit rough but I think everything will be fine in a week or two.


    Full Tank Shot


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    Eichhornia Diversifolia


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    Persicaria Pratermissa


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    Hygrophila sp. 'Araguaia' (emersed form)


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    Ludwigia "Red" Hybrid


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    Ammannia Senegalensis


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    Rotala Wallichii


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    Rotala Colorata


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    Alternanthera Reineckii 'Variegated'


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    Hottonia Palustris


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    Crypt Striolata & Eleocharis 'belem' (DGH belem)


    Striolata came in a bit rough but should be fine


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    A couple of my cories swimming by


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    I always love to hear feedback good or bad!
     
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