2 foot planted aquarium

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    Howzit.

    The rock is synthetic. I bought it off the shelf at my LFS.
     
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    @Lowflyer, I was reading through this thread again this morning and two things stuck out

    You say above that you dosing Stability with water change

    If I may ask, how long has the tank been running and what dechlorinator are you using?
     
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    Cool then I have no clue what would peg your fish - mostly if you do the water prep thing then it is temp or TDS swings.

    Later Ferdie
     
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    Hi guys. So I had a change of heart... No just kidding. I had a tank cycling in my wife's classroom and we were trying to decide what fish to put in it. After much discussion, I convinced her to take the angels and the Neons to work. They have been in since Sunday and are as happy as a pig in poo.

    Now my 2foot planted aquarium has become a livebearer tank with swords, mollies and plates (2 of each) and the two loaches. This is how I want to keep it and let the foliage grow some more for the coming sword tail babies which are on the way.

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    Looks very nice @Lowflyer7 ,

    Don't you use some floating plants for the babies to hide in?
     
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    Yes I agree - please explain why you are dosing with stability when doing a w/c - stability is NOT a dechlorinator so you may be adding chlorine to the tanks if you doing w/c's straight from your tap water! Seachem Prime is the one to use for chlorine and chloramine removal in water being preped for w/c's
     
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    This is true...but if I remember correctly,,, the instructions on Stability says its good to dose during water changes also. I wouldn't think Stability will cause too much harm but more of a waste if ur tank is cycled properly already.
     
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    To answer your question, I only dosed with Stability as it explained on the bottle it would be a good idea at each water change to add half a capful. I first treated the water with a water conditioner to remove all chlorine and heavy metals etc then put stability straight into the tank.
     
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    So I created a thread about my one mollie dying. All the other fish are thriving and no signs of stress. My ancistrus and livebearers enjoyed a piece of blanched baby marrow, which I'm happy about as it's my first time feeding vegetables to fish :D
     
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    My two ancistrus (and a few other tank mates) enjoying some zucchini :) and a very pregnant swordtail in the background.

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    This is what I've done to try and combat the temperature.

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    I am glad you havent lost anymore and everyone is doing well

    The bristlenoses love their veggies, I also used to feed cucumber and babymarrow for most of the time as my clown loaches and my flagtail love it but, then I saw @DoubleDutch feeding the whole vegetable garden to his and I have also tried and introduced red peppers and broccoli and they love it too

    How is your water temperature doing now?
    Are you winning with what you have done?
     
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