65 gallon angelfish tank diary

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Moved over from the introduction thread...

I’m excited to be here. I have some experience with basic tanks in the past; betas, guppies, mollies, etc in 40gal or smaller. Nothing this big or beautiful until now. Most recently I deactivated my Facebook account and decided to go all out with a brand new 65gallon deep set up, this being my main source of social media and my new online persona. Follow the journey on Pinterest at https://pin.it/3gXrjns.

Two Sunday’s ago we filled the tank with eco complete and fluval stratum for our substrate and filled the tank with water. We attached an Eheim 2213 and shortly after another Eheim 2217 with a Hydor in-line heater. Fluval LED 36” plant light with Bluetooth capabilities was installed. Several days after we added some different types of Cory catfish. We are currently waiting for our 7# manzanita driftwood to sink. We’ve added a few species of Anubis, crypto, and some java moss. Another shipment of plants is coming Friday to add to the tank. We are beyond excited!!

So far cycling is going ok. There are some trace levels of ammonia and nitrites which is not ideal for the fish but overall the starters seem very happy and we also already have some Nitrates. Tank flow is very high and water is very clear. Plan on continuing to check levels every day or so, minimal feeding, and not adding any more fish until cycling is complete. I’m planning on doing a water change as soon as the python aquarium cleaning system comes in. I’ve been using seachem prime every other day to bind the ammonia and nitrites into non-toxic compounds to get us through the cycle.

I’m excited to meet you all and discuss our tanks. Open to any and all advice along the way! Thanks for following along everyone :)
 

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New plants!!
 

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We’re on the downhill slope for our cycle. Ammonia and nitrites falling steadily. Started getting quite a bit of algae within the last few days. Got these babies tonight to start cleaning up! Pictured are otocinclus and nerite snails
 

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Ammonia and nitrites finally testing at 0
I’m ecstatic
 

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Looking good!

Just be careful with the parrot. I've found them to be anywhere between timid to very aggressive.

My parrot is about 9 inches now and runs the cichlid tank. He would definitely kill my angels in the next tank over.
 
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Thanks!!!
We got them all very small. The hope is if they grow up together they will be less aggressive. All of them are about the same size; slightly larger than a half dollar. If there are any issues I plan on starting another tank with just them and maybe some snails. MTS is real :fish: :fish: :fish:
 
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Final list of tank mates include: 5 angelfish, 2 blood parrots, 20 corydoras (scleromystax, pepper, and julii), 6 otocinclus, 6 nerite snails, 3 mystery snails, one (accidental) Malaysian trumpet snail (hopefully just one) :X
 

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Final list of tank mates include: 5 angelfish, 2 blood parrots, 20 corydoras (scleromystax, pepper, and julii), 6 otocinclus, 6 nerite snails, 3 mystery snails, one (accidental) Malaysian trumpet snail (hopefully just one) :X
Metalhead got it right, I'd keep a very close eye on those parrots. As they mature they will want their own space, and will defend it.
 
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New growth on the plants :yahoo:
 

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