|250 liter / 66 gal tank diary|
|16-Dec-98||Added a Hydrol Crystal R20 internal filter (900 liter / hour) to my tank. Because I had a lot of particles floating around in the water. Guess it's because I let my Eheim run for a very long time, so it works a bit like a biological filter.|
|13-Dec-98||I know, I haven't updated this diary for a long time. But this semester is
pretty time consuming. But the next one won't be, so please look forward to
next year. I am going to do a complete make-over of this homepage. And add a
few new features
|25-Oct-98||Today I got a new tank, a cute little 128 liter / 34 Gal.
I will try to breed Apistogramma Cacatuoides in this tank.
But it will take at least a month before I will start with it.
|20-Oct-98||Sorry it has been a long time since, last I added something to the diary. I
was to busy in school.
Today I made a 25% water change in my tank, and also cleaned the glass of algae.
|11-Aug-98||Today I got my Reverse Osmosis system. So now I finally have a way to lower the hardness of my water. The next problem is, were do I keep a 200 liter bucket in my apartment???|
|01-Aug-98||Water change, and also a large trimming of some of my plants.
I has to remove my Ludwigia glandulosa, because it wasn't getting enough light.
I also had to cur down the Hydrocotyle leucocephala simply because it had grown to big. (I mean very big)
Here you can see the water surface before the trimming,
|22-Jul-98||Did a complete set of water tests today
The Fe (Iron) is to low. But I use Master Grow twice as much as the product says I should. But I have spoken to Tropica, and they say it's okay.
As you can see on the picture of my tank, my Hydrocotyle leucocephala (right site of tank) is growing like crazy. I soon have to cut it down again.
Also my Echinodorus Schluteri's 'kids' are also growing very well. My biggest problem is I have nowhere to put them.
|18-Jul-98||Did a minor waterchange, mostly to remove some sort of algae soup. On the water surface|
|09-Jul-98||Normal water change, and a lot of trimming
My Micrantemum Umbrosum had grown to big, and because the bottom of the plant hadn't got enough light.
I removed it completely from the tank
My Hydrocotyle leucocephala grows like crazy
Some of the plants were so big I cut them in half, and planted them instead of the Micrantemum Umbrosum
|28-May-98||Today I did normal water change.
But I also had to cut a lot of plants down, simply because they grow like crazy.
|18-May-98||Did some playing around with my camera.|
|17-May-98||Today it was time for trimming some of the plants. And I also did change my
75 liters of water.
I know it looks a bit weird with a floating Anubias in the middle of the tank. But tomorrow I am selling it, in my aquaria club.
|10-May-98||This weekend I have borrowed a pH meter from my school.
Just before the light goes off the pH was 7.26
Just before the light goes on the pH was 7.03
I am not sure if this is to large a difference, but I think if I did turn of my CO2 at night the change would be even bigger. Please correct me if I am wrong
|07-May-98||I bought a 30 Watt Triton light for my tank today, the light is much brigther now, looks great. After around 2 hours, the plants closest to the lights started to bubble with Oxygen.|
|06-May-98||Today I bought my own Digital Camera, a Sony. So now I don't have to borrow a digital camera anymore.|
|05-May-98||I borrowed a pH-Meter from my school today, it said 7.26 pH around 18.00|
|28-Apr-98||Again today I did some test on my water, my normal test strips showed:
I also bought 6 Kuhlii Loaches for my tank
|26-Apr-98||Today is the first time I measure the water in my rebuilt tank.
|26-Apr-98||Today I visited Tropica a very large
aquatic plants gardener in Denmark.
I took a lot of pictures of the company and the plants pictures