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OML the flies these days are HORRIBLE! We are not gross people and het somehow we always have about 3-5 flies centralized in the kitchen... They don't shoo away either. They keep coming back and going all in your face. It drives me crazy!Uff, unfortunately, I will have to wait for the next possible entry then 🤣 my birthday was August. 5th, so we had alot of stress going on, plus a fly infestation in the kitchen I've been taking care of the first days of August 🙈
I'm sure another opportunity will come along 🙃
On the other side, I'm PRETTY SURE I will buy another tank 🤣I found a tank online, 90-115 liter, with pump and accessories for 20 bucks, imma take that for my Buenos Aires tetra and get him some friends, then I don't have to rehome him anymore ( I'm very fond of him, he has warmed up ALOT and has become less shy, he seems like a very healthy fish!)
Dang! Maybe we should do the same lol....Yes, the flies are HELL! WE by NO MEANS are unclean either, but our apartment is very badly isolated and especially the kitchen gets very humid and hot. Somehow, a fly got into our plastic trash, and before you knew it, we had 60+ flies on the windows 😭 horrible.
So I took the kitchen apart and found alot of eggs hidden under trashcan, plants, cupboards etc 🙃 after a few days of THOUROUGH cleaning, no more flies!
Sounds like an amazing deal! Glad you were able to snag it!And I deffinilty will kepp yall updated!
Just did a waterchnage in my two tanks, the fish are doing great! And I just made an appointment to Pic up the new tank 😄 ( super deal, 20 bucks for everything includes filter etc, the filter online costs 108 Euro 👀 it's a jbl crystalprofi greeline e701)
Just wondering, how do you plan on cycling it? With lots of plants? Or by adding contained doses of ammonia?Ofc I will let the tnak cycle first for a few weeks before getting more tetras and putting mine in! I will. Show it when I get it <3
I like the beside the bed idea or in the cat room! Idk how big your apartment is yet alone the width of the hallway but most any apartment hallway I've seen is fairly tight. So my opinion is that the hallway isn't the best option but that's up to you where you place it.Just stillt rting to figure out where to put the tank! ( my bf knows nothing yet of my plans lol)
I love how the plants have grown in!! Looks really nice!View attachment 164580
I have a reddish plant in there further in the back, i notice you don't see it at all in this Pic, perhaps when it gets a bit bigger xD ( it's also on the left side on the middle stone here. The top of the leaves are fairly green, but the button of the leaves are a beautiful red)
Flies can be such nasty creaturesDang! Maybe we should do the same lol....
That is gross (not on you guys) that there were eggs under stuff and in things... Why can't flies do their business elsewhere....
Just wondering, how do you plan on cycling it? With lots of plants? Or by adding contained doses of ammonia?
I also suspect the hallway might be soo small 🙃unfortunately.I like the beside the bed idea or in the cat room! Idk how big your apartment is yet alone the width of the hallway but most any apartment hallway I've seen is fairly tight. So my opinion is that the hallway isn't the best option but that's up to you where you place it.
Just keep it out of direct sunlight, stay close to an outlet of some sort, and make sure it can actually fit in the place you want!
I really love the fishless cycling method where you add controlled amounts of pure ammonia. This takes a bit of time (3-4 weeks) but it's bulletproof if you do it right.That is a good question, I was going to ask what the best way of doing it would be!
For my main tank, I didn't really have to pay too much attention to it, the water was already cylced when I got it, and even after, I still didn't have fish in it for the first few weeks / months! Just 2 big plants.
Should I add some plants to the new tank to help it cycle? Does adding the water from the cycled tanks during water changes help in any way? ( as I am sure it also carries the good bakteria?)
How does one add Contained amount sof ammonia, is that something you can do with already existing tanks or is that some filtration media you can/should buy?
When people say pleco they dont mean corydoras. While plecos and corydoras are both catfish they are not the same.1. I will look at the link you provided me, thank you!! 😄
And I deffinilty will to a fish less cycle, otherwise would just be irresponsible
2. Of course I will research, I already have! 😄
I always check on what fish to get for which fish and compatibilities, that's an absolute must for me.
The Buenos Aires tetra CAN live in upwards of 10 Gallons, should ideally have around 30 gallons for a larger school, (10 + tetra) the tank I am getting is 31,7 us liquid gallons ^~^
I could put more than 6 in, but I want them to have enough space, I don't need an overcrowded tank!
The Buenos Aires is a friendly fish, so temper wise he is very compatible with many fish. One recommended tank mate is the placo, so that's why I will probably end up getting 1 male and 1-2 female panda placos, and that will most likelt be all in the tank ^~^
Ob I wasn't aware!When people say pleco they dont mean corydoras. While plecos and corydoras are both catfish they are not the same.
If you go for a pleco, one bristlenose would be kinda cool! And for corydoras there are a TON of amazing options
Yah they should get along well and stay out of eachother's way. The tetras stay to the middle and top sections while corydoras will scavenge the bottom! Do those two species will fill out the tank and give you a bunch of activity!Ob I wasn't aware!
The German name for them is "Panda Panzerwels", and I only knew "Wels" as placo in English xD
So, I just googled the compatibility of Buenos Aires tetra (Rautenflecksalmler) with the panda Corydoras ( Panda-Panzerwels), and they seem to make excellent tank mates still! The "Panzerwels" is one of the recommended tank mates for the Buenos Aires 😄