Category: Aquarium

Keep up to date with the aquascaping, fish, plants and invertebrates in our aquariums

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Aquascape Update – Soda Stream Cylinder

The CO2 soda stream cylinder in my aquascape finally ran out over Christmas so I replaced it with a new one. That’s not bad going seeing as it’s been injecting CO2 into the tank since August. Most people seemed to suggest that a small Soda Stream cylinder wouldn’t be sufficient for a tank this size but...

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Aquascape with Fish

Just a quick photo of my aquascape with fish in it. If you look closely you can see the Golden Pencilfish that we added recently. Aquascape with Fish You can also see the Nymphoides on the left hand side – that’s the bright green plant at the back, and some new Anubius plants in the...

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Golden Pencilfish

We have some new inhabitants in the form of Golden Pencilfish in our Aquascape. I’ve been wanting a school of fish in there for a while and had toyed with the idea of Rummy nosed-tetras, but in the end decided that Golden Pencilfish (Nannostomus beckfordi), also known as Beckfords Pencilfish would be nice and a...

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Aquascape Maturing

It seems as though I finally have an aquascape maturing. The new Otocinclus inhabitants seem to be making themselves at home and making friends with the shrimps. There are some red cherry shrimps in there too but we rarely see them. Aquascape Maturing The plants are growing well now and the addition of CO2 seems to...

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Aquarium Progress

Just a quick photo to update you on progress in my ‘Aquascape’ aquarium. The CO2 system that I installed has been working well and I seem to have some sort of balance now. I still get quite a bit of algae, especially on the glass which takes a fair bit of keeping clean, but hopefully...

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Aquarium Update – Where’s the Carpet and Adding CO2

It’s been a while since I posted an aquarium update here, so time to make amends. It’s been a bit of a mixed bag really. The fish and shrimps are doing well as are some of the plants. The Anubias are growing well and looking good. The moss is growing like mad and most of the...

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Beating the Algae

I don’t want to talk to soon, but I think I might just be getting on top of the algae problems in my new Aquascape. Last time I talked about the aquascape about a month ago algae was taking hold and becoming quite a problem. The algae seems to be coating the rock and pebbles,...

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Aquascaping – Waging a War Against Algae

Well, I did predict a war against algae and the war has started. The reduction in photoperiod that I mentioned in my last Aquascaping update doesn’t seem to have worked. It may have slowed the algal growth, but it is still getting worse. The algae seems to be coating the rock and pebbles, but there is also...

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Fusion Aquascape Flooding

As promised, on our return from Dorset it was finally time for the ‘Fusion’ Aquascape flooding. I’d been working on the new aquascape for a couple of months and started this out using a method called the Dry Start Method that I had never tried before. Essentially you grow some of the plants, especially those...

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Aquarium Planting Progress

Just a quick update on the plants in my new aquarium seeing as it’s been 3 weeks since they were planted. They have been growing emersed as part of the Dry Start Method (DSM) since then and seem to be doing OK. The Staurogyne repens is settling in well and appears to be well rooted now,...

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