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Si4geckos wrote:
Tue Feb 25, 2020 18:02 pm
Stephen wrote:
Mon Feb 24, 2020 17:35 pm
Martinspuddle wrote:
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Stephen wrote:
Tue Jan 28, 2020 12:42 pm
Not the best as I'm familiarising myself with the new camera & software. Maybe I'll do another video soon.
It's been over three weeks since your last pictures, have you got past page 1 of the camera manual yet?! :grin:
I have still not really used the camera yet, and not looked at the manual either :(
If you send it me for a few months I'll work it all out for you ;p
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End of March update:

Nothing much to report but that may change tomorrow.
Today (Wednesday) I am doing a big water change and removing all the wood and some plants.

I am going to give the wood a bit of a scrub and clean and allow to dry off a bit outside as the weather is so nice.
I'm taking some plants out as they are going wild, I have some new plants (same family but different species) coming tomorrow.
With the wood out I can vacuum the sand underneath as this is where dirt and stuff accumulates.
I will then attempt to have a fish count, not easy but should be easier without the wood and some of the plants.
I did think of catching the fish and placing them in a temporary tank (plastic box with lid) to do the count but thought twice about doing that, so no.

No pictures

Stephen

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Done for today.
Gill gave the wood a bit of a scrub whilst I removed some plants etc..
Those roots were long and thick and kicked up some plant substrate but all syphoned away now.
The tank looks quite bare but should look fine when the new plants arrive and get planted.
The fish won't get fed today as I've kicked up lots of food/debris, the cory are having a field day.
The fish count looks OK and similar to my signature, the cichlids are definitely all there.

Stephen

ps
Before anyone says it, I'll say it first "No pain, no gain". :)

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aye those Corys really love it when the tank is cleaned don't they!!

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I was about to say "no pics = it didn't happen" but "no pain, no gain" is ok for now ;)

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Thanks guys :swim:
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Stephen wrote:
Wed Mar 25, 2020 11:57 am
End of March update:

No pictures
I'll have to stealthy sneak into @Stephen gaff with my Nikon and get some exclusive pictures for you all! :grin:
Ring-a-ring o' roses, a pocket full of posies, A-tishoo! A-tishoo! we all fall down! :dodgy2:
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Martinspuddle wrote:
Thu Mar 26, 2020 4:27 am
Stephen wrote:
Wed Mar 25, 2020 11:57 am
End of March update:

No pictures
I'll have to stealthy sneak into @Stephen gaff with my Nikon and get some exclusive pictures for you all! :grin:
You are welcome to call anytime Martin, the kettle is always on ;)
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Thu Mar 26, 2020 7:17 am
You are welcome to call anytime Martin, the kettle is always on ;)
If I can get pass the Stasi checkpoints! :cry:
Ring-a-ring o' roses, a pocket full of posies, A-tishoo! A-tishoo! we all fall down! :dodgy2:
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Today I cleaned filter 1.
I also planted the new plants that arrived this morning, hopefully they'll grow over the next few weeks/months.
Gave the aquarium a dose of liquid fertiliser, liquid potassium and liquid carbon.
I can clearly see 14 x sterbai cory near the front left-hand corner, spotted another 3 x at the back so looks like 17 x sterbai cory as in my signature.
Clearly see 7 x cupid cichlids, 4 x red breast acara and 2 x apisto, so all the cichlids are there.
I tried to count the black widow tetra yesterday, I should have 20 x but counted 18, I'm sure they're all there.
The black neon tetra, I counted 23 x should be 29, I'll do another count, 24 x this time. Without actually removing them counting is difficult.
The serpae tetra are hiding but counted 15 x as are the caudimaculatus cory, I can only see 4 x. I'll see more of the caudimaculatus cory at feeding time.

Edit:
Counted 8 x caudimaculatus cory at feeding time, they are difficult to spot, must be another 2 hiding at the back.

Stay safe & healthy everyone
Last edited by Stephen on Sat Mar 28, 2020 8:12 am, edited 1 time in total.
600L - Rio Guaporé themed
7 x Biotodoma Cupido, 4 x Laetacara dorsigera, 2 x Apistogramma trifasciata (wild), 20 x Gymnocorymbus ternetzi, 16 x Hyphessobrycon eques, 27 x Hyphessobrycon herbertaxelrodi, 17 x Corydoras sterbai, 10 x Corydoras caudimaculatus

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