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Lis's 180g dirted goldfish tank!

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Tank looks beautiful Lis!!!

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Tank looks beautiful Lis!!!

Thanks Steve! :D hope you're well!

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My aponogeton has finally flowered :clapping: there's another bud on a separate stem now too :D

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Wow that is incredibly cool. I love your aquarium

Thank you Dandy! :D I was so excited to see that it had finally flowered haha, at a guess the stem must be at least 3 feet long, it's curled itself around on the surface of the water :)

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Do it! :teehee the only problem with them is that the leaves are very thin, so it only takes a fat fish to swim through them and the leaves can look a bit rough

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They're much thinner leaves than any other plants I've kept with my goldfish, but they grow so fast that I don't think it's too much of an issue :) you should give them a go, I bought my aponogeton bulbs from Aqua Essentials, I have 5 :)

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I love your video on post #398, Alicia. Your fish look amazing swimming around in your gorgeous planted tank. Remember, I was asking awhile back if any of them swim in the back? You had two of them doing just that while you were filming. :P They were doing their own thing. hehehe Looked so cute.

Congratulations also on your new flower. Exciting and beautiful. :)

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Beautiful flower Lis :)

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I have 3 flowers on the aponogeton now :) I'm seeing some diatoms, and even dreaded nasty hairy black algae, but after cutting off the affected leaves and raising the lights (suggested by Dan), I haven't seen any of it since :)

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Wonderful news :clapping:

:D

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Wonderful news :clapping:

:D

Thanks Aubrey :D

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Wow, Lis. Incredible. :thud You are very talented. :D

 

What are you dosing in terms of fertilization on this tank? You're not using CO2 injection, right?

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Thanks Georgia :) I'm dosing liquid co2 daily, and dosing dry ferts. I have the aim of

Day 1: liquid co2, chelated trace and chelated iron

Day 2: liquid co2, potassium sulphate and potassium phosphate

Day 3: liquid co2

Day 4: liquid co2, chelated trace and chelated iron

Day 5: liquid co2, potassium sulphate and potassium phosphate

This was what I was doing, but since upping the frequency of my water changes, in all honesty my dosing of ferts has gone to pot a little haha. I need to get back into the swing of it, but you'd be amazed at how confused I get myself over it :rofl

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I am new to the site and really dig your set up...beautiful. How many watts are hanging over your tank?  By the way, your scaping is awesome. 

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The tank is looking as fab as ever Lis!

The goldies colours really pop against all the green, Big Red looks particularly red!

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I'm in awe every time I see your tank, Alicia. I'm sorry you were seeing some of nasties :( Hope they don't come back to you. You can tell your lights were raised in the photo above. It looks so nice. Do you have a note pad to keep track of your dosing? It might help with keeping track of stuff. (hard to believe that you get confused though) I absolutely love your tank and seeing your fish in your tank.

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The tank is looking as fab as ever Lis!

The goldies colours really pop against all the green, Big Red looks particularly red!

Thanks Kate :)

They definitely pop against the greenery, and big red is a big red tank :rofl he, Oogs and Fathead seem to really glow :)

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I'm in awe every time I see your tank, Alicia. I'm sorry you were seeing some of nasties :( Hope they don't come back to you. You can tell your lights were raised in the photo above. It looks so nice. Do you have a note pad to keep track of your dosing? It might help with keeping track of stuff. (hard to believe that you get confused though) I absolutely love your tank and seeing your fish in your tank.

Thank you Cheryl :) I'm battling diatoms, I never seem to be able to escape them :glare:

I don't have a note pad, but that's such a good idea (why didn't I think of that? :doh11: )

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I am new to the site and really dig your set up...beautiful. How many watts are hanging over your tank?  By the way, your scaping is awesome.

Welcome to the forum :)

Honestly, I should know the answer to that question, but I don't :teehee I have two 3ft T5 light units :) each holds 4 bulbs.

Thank you very much :)

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I'm in awe every time I see your tank, Alicia. I'm sorry you were seeing some of nasties :( Hope they don't come back to you. You can tell your lights were raised in the photo above. It looks so nice. Do you have a note pad to keep track of your dosing? It might help with keeping track of stuff. (hard to believe that you get confused though) I absolutely love your tank and seeing your fish in your tank.

Thank you Cheryl :) I'm battling diatoms, I never seem to be able to escape them :glare:

I don't have a note pad, but that's such a good idea (why didn't I think of that? :doh11: )

 

hahaha  Your so funny.  Yes, Get yourself a note pad/binder and mark it "Fish".  It saves me when I have a sick fish or keeping track of "whatever".  :)

 

And, Your tank doesn't even look like you have diatoms.  It's always so fresh, green, and clean.

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