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Oh, and the fire extinguisher with inline diffuser is on, my indicator is telling me the levels are good, but I barely see the mist coming out which I guess is a good thing? I just wasn't sure it was working at first!

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Most Recent Tank Shot 12/5/20 (Journal Below)


Finally took delivery of my new tank, took about 6 weeks to make and get sent out.

Shoutout to NACD aquariums for a great quality tank and cabinet made to measure at a very reasonable price, would highly recommend them to anyone UK based.

It measures 1000x500x500 with a steel stand with white cladding attached.





Here's a picture of it somewhat empty, except the usual suspect.

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I can name that one...it’s a catfish ???
 
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Mastered the water change, got a pond pump off of Amazon and 50% water change start to finish took 30 mins which is gonna save that hassle going forward!
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Oscars in charge of making sure it doesn't overflow.
 
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Got some pics of the livestock, growth of plants is doing well but the guppy population needs some control.

I've rehomed 2 of the pregnant guppies back to my LFS, one more still to catch then will probably rehome the 2 males.

My tap water tells me that guppies are a good idea, but when i test my tank water hardness it's less hard and then sits a bit on the low scale for keeping guppies at. 145pph compared to 230 from my tap.

The pleco has grown loads since I got him at the size of a finger nail!

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I've added a beautiful pearl gourami whose fitted in really well, a day or so of being shy but he/she is now out and about in the front of the tank more.

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A night shot of half of my amanos on a algae wafer.

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This is the more difficult shot to get but my original rasboras that I transferred from then fluval flex doing great, will probably increase the school size to 12 once I sort out the guppy fry.

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Here is a small amount of the guppy fry, I think there's about 40ish from one birth!

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Looking really good pearl gourami and harlequins are such a classic combination.

Interesting on your water hardness I don’t think Co2 lowers your hardness but depending on your buffer it will lower your ph.
 
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This was pre co2, I'm not sure what does it but had a similar situation at my old flat and the fluval which isn't too far from where I am now, similar tap water hardness but tank was 179ppm.

The similar factor would be the seiryu stone, but I would have thought it would harden the water.
 
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Little update on tank, growth has really taken off but the reinecki I think was sat in too strong of flow as it melted a lot, I've moved it to the back of the tank to try save it but think it may be a goner.

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Started rehoming guppy but still cant catch the final female, picked up a second pearl gourami I'm unsure of sexes yet but they're getting along well.

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Dosing 5ml of flourish iron and 20ml of aquascaper complete daily with 50% weekly water change.
 

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Looking great can really see the growth. The wide shot really shows off how full of life the tank is!

Your lighting looks different on some of your pics - do you change the colour profile?

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Looking great can really see the growth. The wide shot really shows off how full of life the tank is!

Your lighting looks different on some of your pics - do you change the colour profile?

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It's a nicrew 24/7, works like a sunrise sunset cycle with I think it's 6 hours of blackout 12-6am. Seems to be doing well, little to no algae problems yet.

For the FTS I pop it onto Max light, but the rasboras when shoaling in the evening is when their reds really pop under that part of the cycle.
 
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Growth is going strength to strength, I've been quite lucky as no considerable algae outbreaks or issues to deal with.


FTS- The right side needs some trimming but enjoying the size atm. It's almost growing into an archway.
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