Planted journey

Discussion in 'Planted Tanks' started by Innocent159, May 14, 2017.

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What fish should i put in the tank?

  1. Neon tetra

    11 vote(s)
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  2. Shrimp

    11 vote(s)
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  3. micro-Rosbara

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  4. pencil fish

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  5. glo-light tetra

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  6. bottom dwellers

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  1. Hendre

    Hendre More fish?

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    Sams usually has.
     
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    Innocent159

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    Than I'll have to go on another. Need to check what I can add to my tank today
     
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    Get the loach and say goodbye to all your shrimp big or small..
     
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    Innocent159

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    Decided against it as they hide too much. Got some more neon tetras and damn am i loving it.

    I need help asap. I need to find the cheapest way to keep this plant.
    [Nevermind the planting, sand not helping at all]

    If i should change the substrate i would like to be able to keep my sand also.

    @f-fish please assist me.

    AS CHEAP AS POSSIBLE
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    Visit Pet world Somerset today.

    Can't wait to have my own house (H)

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    f-fish Well Known Member

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    Have you looked at getting raw ( not glazed ) small terracotta pots? You can add a bit of dirt in them and then plant your ground cover in that .. it could over time even grow over the pot rim. That way you can keep the current substrate while you grow some new plant stock.

    I have planted ground cover in a glass before - had the good substrate in the glass - terracotta pot just breaths a bit better. Not need to replace the entire current substrate.

    Later Ferdie
     
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    Sweet will have a look. Next question cheapest substrate that can work?

    I'm sure i can get terracotta pots by Brackenfell pets for R25 each.
     
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    a plant nursery will also work ...

    Give me some idea where in CT you stay. You could get away with normal soil, esp since you are using such a small amount, if you can find something with a bit of clay in it even better. So the scale is to small but think mineralized substrate or dirt tank - but do not turn you lovely beach into a dirt tank .. not yet ;-)

    Read up on http://www.plantedtank.net/forums/29-substrate/72382-mineralized-top-soil-substrate.html
     
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    Mitchells Plain. Work in ottery. Can get around Town when I'm working.
     
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    So typically your yard sand is well a bit sandy in Mitchells Plain / Philippi ... so you have to find an aunties garden that she has done some organic planting in and get some a small bit of garden soil that we think will be safe for the fish. The key is going to be to find soil that you are ok with that does not have pesticides or pollutants.

    You really only need a small amount of substrate.
     
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    That aunty is my mother lol. Got the love for plants from here. We have organic compost but I'll pm you
     
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    The dry process has started.
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    I have major concerns. I lost siphon on my overflow but don't know why.
    Please assit as it could have happen when I'm not here.

    The water rise above the overflow holes but sump doesn't run empty. Please ask more information if needed.

    Thanks in advance
     
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    f-fish Well Known Member

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    Clearly air got into the system, this could be vortex, algae growing on the inside of the pipe, the pipe might not be 100% airtight. You might want to look at getting a float switch, so that your pump switches of above a certain level of water in the tank. Something like this http://www.communica.co.za/Catalog/Details/P2488813452
    Later Ferdie
     
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    I've kept khuli loaches with breeding shrimp fine. They should be kept in packs of 3 or more. And they like caves.
     
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    I will have to demolish the whole overflow as it is glued already.
    Thanks for the suggestion

    Hate the fact that there was 10 or so loaches in the tank and couldn't see one
     
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    Is this a problem?
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    aaah - what happened to just do a little in a ceramic pot .... planting the ground cover in that and leaving your beautiful beach as it was.

    No it is not a problem .. but is what it is.

    Later Ferdie
     
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    That's not the compost. That happenrd pn its own that's why I'm wondering...

    Want the sand as clear as posdible
     
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    Sjoe ...

    Try and gravel vacuum that out ...
     
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    May be waste buildup, that's a very deep sand bed
     

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