A New Day's 180l jungle

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    Tank is stunning

    When you going to do a high tech tank with co2
     
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    Glad you like it!

    Don’t know... every now and again I’m tempted - specifically to do a carpet and vibrant colours. However I have a couple of planted tanks running that are individually low maintenance now, but collectively it takes up a fair amount of time! My perception is that a high tech tank equals high maintenance (lots of regular trimming and when things get out of hand it can go south fast), might not be the case??
     
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    That cube would make a nice high tech :lol:
     
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    The apisto MacMasteri fry unfortunately got eaten just a few days in :( I blame the platys, they’re like vacuum cleaners. The female is super outgoing but the male is still pretty shy - I sometimes don’t see him for days! I haven’t seen bullying behaviour towards him (or the female) either but suppose he might just know to keep a low profile in the tank with the rams?

    Speaking of the rams, suspect they might be in the mood to breed, let’s see. They really brighten up the tank and are the opposite of camera shy, they’re good looking and they know it :lol: Lovely fish also, personality wise. Especially the female actually

    Have a good couple of juvenile (but some pregnant) female guppies in the tank at the moment. Absolutely overrun by the guppy explosion (from only 2 females, I made the mistake to let them drop fry in peace in the QT, now the babies are getting babies but hopefully the platys will keep them in check) I’ll offer most as freebies but want to see what they look like fully grown and keep the ones with the bluest tails as they look quite nice complementing the rams. Interestingly enough I got predominantly female offspring, only 4 males...

    Thinking I’ll add some vallis nana at the back, there’s something missing. Did a big trim recently.

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    Tank is a picture of health, and rams are looking awesome all grown up - nice to see (cool pics!).
     
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    Yes your babies are beautiful, thanks again for them @Cale24 :)
     
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    Moved across some vallis nana from the 44L. Also removed that Amazon sword flower stalk from the 1,5m that has formed 4 babies. Planted 3 of them in the jungle tank but might be a while till they’re visible.

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    Took them long enough! Perhaps you'll see some fry in the next day or two :thumbup:
    They'll become fertilised and hatch if the water is soft enough.

    Always fun to see :)
     
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    I’m still thinking they may have spawned before somewhere in the jungle where I couldn’t see :lol:

    I do have vinegar eels but honestly I think the fry will get eaten in this tank :(
     
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    Yeah, it is likely, although they'll defend them with 'vigour' shall we say. Still fun to watch.
    Raising them takes some work, but you could always have a go at that someday if/ when you have the time (I prefer winter, although they tend to take some time off from spawning for a few weeks a year). Squirting in a few vinegar eels at the fry might sustain them a while in the 180l.

    It still pleases me to see a pair tend to fry, even briefly, sort of accomplishing their meaning in life in a sense.
     
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    To me it seems as if most of the eggs have been fertilised already, can spot only a few white ones?
    Do you want to pull and raise some fry, you are the granddad after all! Is that even possible?

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    Possibly yeah, although the good eggs usually go a fair bit darker with a bit of time. I've thought I was home free before, only for them to all go bad.
    If your TDS is below 120 then it's likely they're okay, though I have seen success with higher readings on rare occasions.

    Appreciate the offer but don't have time to raise any right now I don't think. Maybe down the road though!
    My microrams gave up on their small spawn after 4 days of swimmers- they tend to not want to put the work in if so few are left. Of course, they don't realise they're microrams and the spawns will always be small.
    I have a little male about 5 or 6 months old alone in his breeding tank that I'm waiting on a female for. He's so lonely that he exhibits breeding behaviour to...big ramshorn snails. Super crazy, but amusing nonetheless.

    Plus still have my blind ram in the QT tank - there are 4 otos in with her temporarily. When she senses slight movement from them ahead of her, she charges into them/ decor :mad:, not losing the signature dwarf cichlid bravado, sightless or not.
    Harmless, but also so bizarre and funny. Been fascinating watching a fish just adapt to a major 'disability' and carrying on. Perfect health in general.
     
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    :lol::lol::lol: and shame :)
     
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    Not a breeder you say well guess what here's some possible fry for you :lol:
     
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    Exactly :lol::lol:
     
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