Stuff that happened to you today but isn't worth a thread

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  1. Figeth

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    Yep, actually taking all the livestock out of my 25 000 L freshwater pool, disconnecting the biological filter, dosing the pool with H2O2, adding a coagulant, and then vacuuming. The summer heat caused a massive algae bloom.
     
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  3. necris

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    much happiness, just got the message that my new tank has been sourced, 3ft 140l'ish. fetching it tonight.
    at last, my rts can have some much needed space and give my poor tiger barbs a break
     
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    @A new day
    With much sadness, I realized too late that my female betta had figured out how to suck the cory fry out of the breeder box. She ate all but two! Now she is confined in the box of shame for a few days till the fry are a bit bigger and less bite size.
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  5. TheGrissom

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    Is the box of shame sealed? Bettas can and do jump
     
  6. TheGrissom

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    Can I ask why you just dont use chlorine? After a few days it has dissipated out of the water
     
  7. Figeth

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    She's still in the 100L which has a lid
     
  8. Figeth

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    Hydrogen peroxide is actually cheaper, from the pool shop. And dissipates faster.
     
  9. necris

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    Happiness... 90x55x33 about 160l.
    Let the cleaning commence[​IMG]

    Sent from my ANE-LX2 using Tapatalk
     
  10. A new day

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    Clever little devil :)
     
  11. TheGrissom

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    Makes sense. I wasn't aware pool stores sell peroxide. I use peroxide fairly often to keep algae under control (or rather make it less out of control).
     
  12. Figeth

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    I was quite surprised to find it but it makes sense since it annihilates algae. The concentration they use is far to high for aquarium use but diluting it is quite easy.
     
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    Alrighty new plan. The fish are staying in the pool because, well, I can't get them out :lol:
    Pea soup :confused:
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  14. Barry Roux

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    Wont the algea just come back? You need an uv or ive read people use barley straw or something.
     
  15. Figeth

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    Barley straw breaks down and releases small amounts of hydrogen peroxide, killing algae that comes into contact with it. With the amount of water in this pool, barley straw is ineffective. I could use a low dose ( 1mg/L ) of hydrogen peroxide daily, to imitate barley straw, however I'm not certain how this would affect the fish. I might be able to use an extract from bulrush roots, but I need to do more research.
    I'm currently sticking to a very labour intensive manual removal. Nets and matala mat (attached to the vacuum pipe, then swimming around vacuuming everything).
     
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    Replaced my broken curved planting tweezers with these straight Fluval carbonized stainless steel ones (R180). The tips are rubber coated for a firm grip.
    What a dream to work with!

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  17. Hendre

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    Those look quite nice!
     
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    Interesting dimensions, will provide for some cool scape possibilities. Nice.
     
  19. necris

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    a little worried about glass thickness to be honest,will probably adda centre brace today.
    scape wise thinking a simple centre raised island of pfs over gravel bags for volume, river rocks for hardscape and a central large spiderwood branch to give my rts something to munch on.
    Plant wise some swords, vallis and maybe a few crypts, will most likely use root tabs
    on the hunt for a nice table or sideboard for it to stand on

    Pardon the terrible isometric sketch
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    Think it will look nice! Plant choices sound good
    Practical points: leave space between the driftwood and glass for maintenance purposes (glass wiping, gravel vac, to get a jug or net in when needed)
    Since the tank is only 30 wide you’ll have to look for the perfect shaped piece of wood!
    A triangle composition with height on the left sloping down to the right might also work.

    Regardless, going to look nice!
     
  21. necris

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    noted, have very little in the way of space in my 57l, hoping to fix that this time round.
    will pop past our lfs and see if @Reafer has left me any nice pieces ;p
    the triangle composition has been done with my shrimp tank sadly, and with the substrate being the same i would prefer to try to scape differently, not that it really matters as they are in different rooms. colour wise they will be very similar, hoping to offset that with an rgb backlit background
     
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