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  1. LiftCrazy*

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    Hi everyone,

    Great to have a forum to discuss all things aquarium related.
    My name is Lee and i am a proud new owner of a 297l tank. :p

    Hardware...
    297L (1200 x 45 x 55mm)
    2x28W boyu lamps
    200W hagen heater
    2x90mm PC fans mounted on the canopy (to keep the lights cool)
    Dolphin internal filter 300l/h
    DIY canister filter 1900l/h
    Boyu CO2 diffuser running 2x2l DIY CO2
    Airpump running 2 air stones

    Plants... :blink1: i have no idea... i know the one is Java moss.

    Fish...
    4 Malawi's, 2 Bala sharks, 5 tilapia, 2 plecos and 2 goldfish.

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    Hi and welcome liftcrazy, nice looking setup you have there !
     
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    Welcome to TASA LiftCrazy!
     
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    LiftCrazy*

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    Thanks for the warm welcome... i look forward to many many posts...
     
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    Welcom to TASA :)
     
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    Welcome!

    What's in the breeding trap?

    Really nice wood structure!
     
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    LiftCrazy*

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    Scaly - Hi

    I have a rock with Java moss on it. I am using the trap to keep the Tilapia from eating it. They have already stripped the floating plants at the back of the tank.
    The wood does look nice, it's just a pity about the water colour... it would look better if it were less stained.
     
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    Ola & welcome to TASA

    Cheers
    Dale
     
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    welcome to TASA!
     
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    LiftCrazy*

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    Apologies... thats a 1570L/h flow rate on the canister filter. Thats 1870L/h total.
     
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    Plant like these?

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    Smaller tank with Java fern and Chinese grass stuff???
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    Clear Algae?
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  13. Henk Hugo

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    I moved your post into your own thread :D

    Nice swords - add an iron nut or bolt next to they roots. they will love you for this... you can also put in a root fert tab of some sort.

    i have some bad news about the grass like plant in the 2nd photo. thats acorus. You buy it from the nursery for R25... for a plant the size of the tank i gave you. It will eventually rot away as it is not a water plant.

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    The stem plant on the left in the 1st photo is Luwigia Repens. very nice plant. when you upgrade to the T5s we spoke about yesterday they will grow like CRAZY. makes a stunning back ground plant.
     
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    LiftCrazy*

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    That's great! Pity about the that stupid garden plant...
    I have those Sera Flora tablets which i have pushed one into the gravel for each plant (Under the root). But i guess that was a waste if i am replacing the gravel.

    I am going through to get 4 T5's on Saturday, but redoing the substrate will be the first priority.

    :bigsmile: The Luwigia Repens is quite a funny plant, i guess i should have guessed my lighting was not up to scratch... If i have the curtains open, this plant turns to face the light from the window. It's got attitude... :p
     
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    Welcome,

    what malawis u got in there?
     
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    LiftCrazy*

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    Slummies - The malawi's have been moved to the quarantine tank until i can decide what to do with them.

    I have 1 something or other (In my avatar), 3 yellow labs, 2 Livingstoni and 2 Acei (I'm not sure about the Acei as they are a bit dark)

    The one in my avatar lost it's coloring, ph too low and not enough veggies... it seems to be coming right now though.

    My master plan is to set up a South American biotope and i am striving towards keeping dwarf cichlids like the Apistogramma's... Cacatuoides, Agassizii and a few Microgeophragus Ramirezi (Hard to get hold of in CT which sucks)

    I guess i will have to get them from JHB...
     
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    you wont really get dwarfs other than rams... my imported brought in 200 agasisszis and they all died... not very good at doing the 30 hour transit time from south america
     
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    You really want to make me cry this early in the morning... not cool.

    All 200... ouch, that couldn't have been cheap.

    Bobeyente got some a few weeks ago (Cacatuoides and Agassizii) I asked if it was possible to send some down, but all were already sold. :(
     
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    and all most prob promtly died in some guys tank.... thats why i took all of the checkerboards.... at least they have a fighting chance in one of my tanks
     
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    Henk - The lighting we spoke about, i am going for 4 T5 tubes... should i go 2x 6500k and 2x 20 000k?
     
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    yo, bobs fish are great! Lift, wait till he brings some in again. i know Dolphin also wants tot bring in so contact him. i believe there is a guy on another forum that also has a few that he is going to try breed.
     
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