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Posted September 11, 2015 - 08:15 AM

Must be doing something right, Angels laid their first eggs last night. Most were infertile (white), but sometimes takes a few tries. All were gone this morning to somebody probably ate them. They will probably lay again in a week or so.

 

 

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Posted September 11, 2015 - 08:16 AM

Ugh, why does the cell phone pics always get turned? Frustrating.

 

Downloaded to computer and edited :smilewink:


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Posted September 12, 2015 - 12:34 PM

I won 2 gold fish at the fair last night. Does this count as having an aquarium?

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Posted September 12, 2015 - 03:44 PM

Must be doing something right, Angels laid their first eggs last night. Most were infertile (white), but sometimes takes a few tries. All were gone this morning to somebody probably ate them. They will probably lay again in a week or so.

 

 

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A female angel lays every couple weeks. If your getting eggs every week, you have two females taking turns laying. Then they eat them, get mad and fight.


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Posted September 14, 2015 - 08:18 AM

I won 2 gold fish at the fair last night. Does this count as having an aquarium?

 

Sure :smilewink:

 

I think I have a pair since some of the eggs were clear so I think they got fertilized. This was first laying so I will see how long it takes for next set.

I had 5 angels, within about 8-9 days, three of them died and these two are left. I think this was the dominate pair and killed off the rest as the water parameters were perfect and no other fish in the tank died.

I have a dwarf blue gourami, little turd eats my plants and anything else so wouldn't be surprised if it wasn't him who snuck in and ate the eggs.


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Posted September 14, 2015 - 12:15 PM

Snails eat my catfish eggs. :ah_shoot:


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Posted October 07, 2015 - 12:27 PM

I'm looking for help in modifying my filter system on the 100 gal. stock tank I use for the pond goldfish. They will be moved in some time soon and the bag of sponges I used last year just wasn't very satisfactory. I'm thinking of fitting the intake into a perforated ice cream pail full of spun fiber of some sort. What have you folks found effective?

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Posted October 08, 2015 - 11:17 AM

I'm looking for help in modifying my filter system on the 100 gal. stock tank I use for the pond goldfish. They will be moved in some time soon and the bag of sponges I used last year just wasn't very satisfactory. I'm thinking of fitting the intake into a perforated ice cream pail full of spun fiber of some sort. What have you folks found effective?

 

It all depends on your space and what you are wanting to do. I have home made filters on all my ponds and turtle tanks.

You can do a small bucket of some sort with filter media, small drum large drum, etc. Media could be as simple as a bag of polyester pillow stuffing from craft store to specifically made ceramic balls/cylinders to lava rock.

If you can give me list of your supplies, pump type, etc I can help make you something up.



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Posted October 08, 2015 - 11:20 AM

I made this recently after my 5 gal bucket filter cracked up the side. It's a 4" pipe full of lava rock, small scrubby type filter in the top with submersible pump inside pond. 

 

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Posted October 14, 2015 - 07:49 AM

Can anyone tell me how to get rid of green water without killing snails?



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Posted October 14, 2015 - 09:02 AM

Can anyone tell me how to get rid of green water without killing snails?

 

Do you have a lot of algae growth on glass?

Are your lights on a long time, 

Close to a window?

Lots of fish?

 

Green water is caused by a few factors,

1. Overfeeding

2. too much light, either  natural or from aquarium lighting
3. too many fish causing wastes for algae

4. inadequate filtration

 

What I would do....

1. do a 30-40% water change

2. reduce lighting, leave lights off or if it's in a sunlight area, put towel over tank for 3-5 days

3. Reduce feeding to every 2 days and limit amount.

4. bump up filtration, bacterial if possible to eat up excess nutrients.

 

 

My angels have laid now 3 times, the last two times they got fertilized, but hey are eating them by morning. I may add a flat plate I can remove them use a small tank as a bubbler nursery and try to get some fry to hatch.



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Posted October 14, 2015 - 09:18 AM

Do you have a lot of algae growth on glass?

Are your lights on a long time, 

Close to a window?

Lots of fish?

No

10 hrs

no

nope

 

I never had this problem when I had a canister filter. I have two small angels, one small bristle nose pleco and three green cories in a 75 gal. tank


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Posted October 14, 2015 - 11:45 AM

I am betting your canister had a larger amount of bacteria to help eat up the nutrients. Now that you have the hang on back filters, they cannot keep up.

I would first try doing water change, cut lights back, and maybe reduce feeding for a few weeks and see what happens.

I fight slight algae on the glass as my light needs to be on with the live plants, thankfully the plants and the media in my canister keep up with the excess nutrients.

Have you ever looked into a moving bed filter? They can be ugly it the tank, but using K1 sure can help keep tank a healthy balance.


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Posted December 12, 2015 - 10:55 AM

I just finally got fed up with the Penguin outside filter. Noisy, dirty, inefficient thing!

 

I sent off to Drs. Foster & Smith and got an Eheims Classic canister filter. That thing is absolutely silent and simple to start. It appears to be built better than the Fluvals, but time will tell about that.






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