irmuddled's fish journal

very very fishy…

Pictures :)

Well, the cardinals acclimated well and right after putting them in the tank they colored up! The german blue rams could be more colorful, but I think it’s a stress thing rather than water quality issues. They do come up to me when I approach the tank, but with loud noises (and my camera grr) they freak out and go hide in the plants! Here’s some pictures:

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CO2 Oops

So I apparently wasted a new 5lb bottle of co2 because I didn’t seal the regulator/cylinder tight enough. Whoops! I was re-organizing the things I have inside the stand’s cabinets and I noticed it was on empty. No leaks anywhere in the tubing, so I contact Orlando and I see the light. Only I can mess up on something that simple!

Bad thing is that westair and the welding supplies stores that sell co2 are open when I’m working, so I’m going to have to see if someone can fill it up for me. Arrrg. In other news, my HC is growing so fast, but I definetively see the contrast in the HC that has no plants blocking its way and the ones that do. The shaded ones grow thin and long, and the ones with good light grow thick, shorter and carpety.

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About the Author

My name's Maria, and I live at San Diego, CA. Hablo espaƱol! When I'm not writing 100 paragraphs about my fish's swimming patterns, I work at a popular chain pet store's corporate offices being a robot. I also go to college, studying web design but I'm reconsidering my major into marine biology. I wonder why?

Tank Specs

Capacity: 55 US gallons (48", 12", 21")
Lighting: Coralife Aqualight @ 2.4 wpg
CO2: GLA Primo Pressurized CO2 System
Filtration: Marineland Emperor 400b HOB
Substrate: Caribsea Eco-Complete
Dry Ferts: CSM+B, KN03, KH2P04, K2S04

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