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PostSubject: My aquaone 980T   My aquaone 980T EmptySun Sep 11, 2011 1:40 am

OK so i moved some fish tanks on and bought myself an aquaone 980T with the intentions on doing a planted discus tank Very Happy

Here it is a couple days after setup.
Just plain black gravel. running twin sponge filters and the built in overhang filter
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couple days later i added some guppy fry from my prolific breeders to cycle the tank

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PostSubject: Re: My aquaone 980T   My aquaone 980T EmptySun Sep 11, 2011 1:41 am

2 weeks later in went the plants, driftwood and an eheim 2213
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theres only one spot where i could fit the eheim tubing through so i had to extend the intake tubing and run it along the back. hopefully the plants will cover it sooner or later

and also this little guy. its a calico bristlenose but its different than normal due to the lack of dark brown patches
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PostSubject: Re: My aquaone 980T   My aquaone 980T EmptySun Sep 11, 2011 1:41 am

that was 1 week ago. Yesterday i added these

German Blue Ram pair (i think)
My aquaone 980T GBRMF1
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The German Blue Ram female?
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Balloon Blue Ram
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Neon Blue Ram
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And lastly what im hoping is a pair of Checkerboard Cichlids (they looked like a pair at LFS)
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Checkerboard Male
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PostSubject: Re: My aquaone 980T   My aquaone 980T EmptySun Sep 11, 2011 5:56 am

Good Job Great set up Karl and some stunning fish, love the neon blue ram.

Your German blue rams certainly look like a pair the female appears to have the blue dot's/sheen on her side black marking and also to have the black in the pelvic fins.
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PostSubject: Re: My aquaone 980T   My aquaone 980T EmptySun Sep 11, 2011 6:43 am

Added a pair of apistogramma cacatuoides triple red today. Pics will follow when they settle in and decide to show themselves Very Happy

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PostSubject: Re: My aquaone 980T   My aquaone 980T EmptyMon Sep 12, 2011 1:47 pm

Good news. Came hm tonight to the female German Blue Ram fanning bunch of eggs in a little ditch they have dug in the front left hand corner of the tank.

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PostSubject: Re: My aquaone 980T   My aquaone 980T EmptyMon Sep 12, 2011 1:56 pm

Congratulations Karl, I guess that confirms how good the set up is Good Job
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PostSubject: Re: My aquaone 980T   My aquaone 980T EmptyTue Sep 13, 2011 5:01 am

looking good mate!!

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PostSubject: Re: My aquaone 980T   My aquaone 980T EmptyTue Sep 13, 2011 6:01 am

Little buggers ate the eggs Sad

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PostSubject: Re: My aquaone 980T   My aquaone 980T EmptyTue Sep 13, 2011 6:04 am

yeah, mine did that all the time. Only got to wrigglers a few time Sad

work on the water parameters a bit and they will reward you and I shall buy some of the babies Very Happy

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PostSubject: Re: My aquaone 980T   My aquaone 980T EmptyWed Sep 14, 2011 1:28 pm

nah Doug i doubt the fry would survive too long with all those hungry mouths eyen em off.

Ok now i purchased what i thought to be a pair of apistogramma cacatuoides triple red (pretty sure they are) on sunday and they have finally got comfortable enough to venture out and about so i snapped a pic for yas Very Happy

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PostSubject: Re: My aquaone 980T   My aquaone 980T EmptyThu Sep 15, 2011 12:37 am

Beautiful Karl, Well done, They are a pair of Tripple Reds , nice ones too, Congrats..The tank is stunning...Oh and the rams will have trouble bringing up any surviving bubs as the others will be too much for them..
I suggest a separate tank for breeding them...
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PostSubject: Re: My aquaone 980T   My aquaone 980T EmptySun Sep 18, 2011 8:23 am

Thats ok Mooo im not really planning on rearing any young in the tank. If they breed and any survive then that would be good but i dont care.

Now for the good news....

I GOT DISCUS!!! Very Happy Very Happy Very Happy Very Happy Very Happy

Heres a pic of em acclimatising in the bag. Not the best pic but it will do until they settle and i can get some good shots. Theres 5 pidgeon bloods and 3 blue diamond x pidgeon blood. they are still small @ 5-6cm so they havnt full coloured up yet. the breeder told me that should happen in about seven weeks Smile

My aquaone 980T Discus

I know that the younger discus are supposed to be more finicky than the adults but im confident that i can keep up with water changes and well fed until they are decent sizes Wink

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PostSubject: Re: My aquaone 980T   My aquaone 980T EmptySun Sep 18, 2011 3:39 pm

Great tank!
Those Discus are pretty even now Smile
Everyone told me juvies would be delicate but mine jumped right in and started eating the second day and haven't quit yet Smile
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PostSubject: Re: My aquaone 980T   My aquaone 980T EmptyTue Sep 20, 2011 2:53 pm

Very nice setup!!

Can't wait to see the adult colouring on those discus. They get such beautiful patterns. Do you know if any are male or female or is it too early to tell?

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PostSubject: Re: My aquaone 980T   My aquaone 980T EmptyWed Sep 21, 2011 12:05 am

Too early to tell but with 8 it shouldn't be that hard to get one or 2 pairs.

Noticed daddy ram fanning eggs last night. Good news is they are both looking after the eggs thismorning. Wonder if they will last longer than the last batch...

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PostSubject: Re: My aquaone 980T   My aquaone 980T EmptyWed Sep 21, 2011 3:41 am

pic just taken. wondering why the discus are hanging around the bottom left hand corner? Think its coz thats where the rams layed a batch of eggs last night lol. the girl is still guarding the eggs tho

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PostSubject: Re: My aquaone 980T   My aquaone 980T EmptySun Sep 25, 2011 3:08 am

Found 2 dead fish in there thismorning Sad 1 panda cory and the female apisto cac My aquaone 980T Cray

But while doing the water change i noticed this Smile
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Seems the checkerboard cichlids were happy enough in there to breed Very Happy Only the mum looks after the eggs, she chases everything that gets within 10cm radius of the eggs including the checkerboard male lol

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PostSubject: Re: My aquaone 980T   My aquaone 980T EmptyFri Feb 24, 2012 6:27 am

This tank has finally begun its overhaul cheers

Most the fish including the discus are gone. All thats left is a few guppies and the ever elusive calico bn. Everything has been removed plants and all (except for the big driftwood log in the middle) and will be replaced with some lava rock. I have a hand full of val left that i will plant at the back of the tank (even tho it will probably get eaten)

Now for the fun part, the stocking Smile I have on order from Fish Bowl and Pond (where Doug works Wink ) of 15 zebra cichlids. So yes it will now be converted into a malawi african cichlid tank. With the zebra cichlids i have on order 5 cobalt blue zebras, 5 red zebras and 5 albino zebras. I went for a zebra only tank as they are quite aggressive and figured a species only tank would be best. Doug has assured me i should have the fish in aboout 2 weeks which gives me plenty of time to get the tank parameters right for malawi cichlids Smile

At the moment the tank only has the driftwood log and rocks thrown in there with some guppies to keep the bacteria going in the filters. I will start posting pics up once i have it organized and looking the way i want it to so keep an eye here Wink

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PostSubject: Re: My aquaone 980T   My aquaone 980T EmptyMon Mar 12, 2012 2:02 pm

heres an update pic

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stripped everything out, added the droftwood log, 12 pieces of volcano rock with one having a java fern tied to it.

inhabitants consist of:
about 10 guppies (mix m/f)
1 golden algae eater
1 albino rainbow shark
1 albino sf bn (named froggy coz hes got a stunted nose)
and recently added 5 dragonblood peacock cichlids

Now before anyone says these arent compatible i kinda know but i researched what kind of fish i can have in what kind of water and im confident i can keep the parameters right to make it work.

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PostSubject: Re: My aquaone 980T   My aquaone 980T EmptySat Mar 17, 2012 6:07 am

ok added some more fish today and took plenty of (not so good coz im a bad photographer) piccys

today in went:
7x maingano cichlids
1x albino yellow peacock
1x dragon blood peacock

pics: (once again i apologize for lack of quality My aquaone 980T 484291715 )


albino rainboshark
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albino yellow peacock cichlid and a maingano
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golden chinese algae eater and once again some mainganos
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dragon blood peacock that im thinking mite be female
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dragon blood peacock purchased today (also thinking female)
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the dominant male dragon blood peacock
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dominant male again
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and again
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maingano (Melanochromis cyaneorhabdos
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you may have noticed Froggy the pug nosed alb bn in some of the pics. More pics of him in the "Your Bristlenose Picture's..." part of the forum

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PostSubject: Re: My aquaone 980T   My aquaone 980T EmptySat Mar 17, 2012 10:55 am

Good Job Some amazing fish, African cichlids are so colourful Very Happy
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Beautiful fish! cheers
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