Low pH, high temp, "king of the aquarium"? Hmm... :bigsmile:
Thanks John. I still have a bit of work to do. i did make more room by getting rid of the rocks. You ask and you shall receive. Short clips though...teaser videos for now. I'll try to get some better quality video up later. My tank water is extremly tannic. It's straight oolong tea colour.Tank is looking great buddy! And welcome to the club! Look forward to some pix/vids of the swimming in the tank :bigsmile:
Now you see why I wanted to pick up that containerAWESOME! can't wait to see more pics of these guys!
Love the tighter schooling effect. The first day when the discus were in the tank, the other fish in the tank were freaking out. They have the right to be but eventually every fish calmed down. The only fish that don't seem to care much are the brochis cories. They do their own things and are less bit fearful of the discus.Nice!
Tetras schooling a lot tighter now...
Thanks buddy. Indeed I did get them. Held out for two weeks, stay tuned, more to comelooking good!!
lol that brings back memories of when I added the play sand to my 75. I thought the same thing....looks more natural than a clear tank, just hard to see the fish lol In the end , the look was worth a few days of cloudiness. I might have to look into that sand for my 125, like the look of it.
It's very hard in this hobby not to detail oriented. This is the joy of the whole process. But the hardest part is not to make the tank too cluttered. I still have some manzanita branches coming and hoping that I can scape it well enough to provide some shelter for these RSG's. They'll be some friends these guys will have...hopefully in the near future. These guys still have a long ways to go to settling in and feeding out of my hands but they've been very good so far, even though at times, So far been great admiring their peculiar behaviour up close.Looking really nice Ming, it shows with your attention to detail.
Spotted Greens are one of my favourite wilds.
Just need those pieces of wood! Don't know how some of you guys show so much patience piecing together a talk over the course of months. Thx again for the supplies and tips. Surface agitation indeed is way under-rated but has indeed worked well so far. Adjusted the powerhead higher and made a big difference. Can't wait for the upgrade.Saw this setup in person today, and I must say it looks even better in person. The LED's provide just the right amount of shadows. Good job, Ming.
So I'm not the only one to experience this murky water phenomenon. I'll have this same experience in a few week's time when the other bag of sand arrives. It is quite the sight though. Truly reminiscent of the videos of them in nature (ie. http://www.bcaquaria.com/forum/aqua-lounge-7/south-american-fish-their-natural-environment-36373/). I can't believe the water cleared up within 20 hours or so; but did place a filter floss pre-filter in the intake strainer to expedite clearing the water.lol that brings back memories of when I added the play sand to my 75. I thought the same thing....looks more natural than a clear tank, just hard to see the fish lol In the end , the look was worth a few days of cloudiness. I might have to look into that sand for my 125, like the look of it.
You should borrow my log for a couple days if ya really wanna boost those tannins lol If I have to keep a bag of purigen in the filter to keep it from looking like blackwater.
It was nice running into you and finally meet you. You scored the bigger one, but glad you did, I wanted these smaller ones to slowly grow out a bit more. If you weren't there picking that one up, I wouldn't have jumped on these guys a few days later. Glad I did as these guys have quite the character even when still getting use to the tank.Great job with the set up Ming. Good Score with those greens. They're beautiful. I can't wait to see them when they have settled in..
Appreciate the compliments. Going to get as much videos up on youtube as possible....helps feed the fish with the monetarized videos. I think the fish liked the murky water, they were curious and exploring. I used a flashlight and they'd go chasing after the light. I think I'm going to be the few that will try to keep the tank stained and natural looking as possible. Just something different for the time being. Hard part is not having plants in the tank; just can't seem to not have plants. Glad I kept the Echino. Amazonicus.coming together nicely and looking great. really like that stained water look, not as much as the fish did i bet
great vid too, those discus look nice!