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on 04-22-2013 at 12:15 PM
Continuing the water parameters story:
At night, PWC (Patrial Water Change) of 40L
Alk 7.4 dKH
Ca 500 ppm
Mg 850 ppm
Added 45 ml of Eco Mg, last drops in the bottle...
At night, added 1 cap of Purple Up (happen to have a more than half full bottle here)
At night, added 10ml of Elos primeline 01.alkali (Ca, Mg and Strontium)
Mid-day, measured and
on 04-14-2013 at 08:03 PM
Since I got an LFS to do some cleanup and water testing (previous blog post) I've been working to get the water parameters back into normality.
I'll post about it, telling my journey, for I hope others with the same skill level as mine (low...) and also the same time to dedicate to the tank as I have (not much...) can learn from my experience.
In fact, that is half of why I post this blog... it is so easy to read about what the high fliers in this hobby get done (spending
on 04-04-2013 at 08:12 PM
I decided to test a new LFS that recently opened in the neighborhood, http://www.danisfish.com.br. The guys seem nice and knowledgeable, they have a good set of products for sale, and they are very close, which always helps. In fact, they're the closest LFS to my home.
So I hired them to do a one time tank maintenance, involving general cleanup of pumps, glass, scraping algae off rocks (only a small patch left), doing a partial water change and measuring water parameters. You might
on 03-30-2013 at 05:15 AM
Yesterday I fed the anemone with a piece of shrimp. All seemed good, it gobbled it down slowly, was looking great after. Today it was looking good too, then 15 min ago I noticed it was all shtiveled up, deflated, and the shrimp piece was lying nearby...
Doesn't seem like any tank mate pulled it out, for the piece is just sitting there and nobody is eating it, nobody is even touching it... not even the mithrax crabs...
on 03-23-2013 at 06:08 AM
We got a new tank inhabitant this week, a small anemone!
I had intended to get a slightly larger one but when I was able to go to the LFS it had been bought. They sell fairly quick over here...
So they still had this little guy, which seemed to be healthy, would fit easily in my small tank, was less expensive, almost a bargain (R$100, roughly US$50), so I decided to buy it.
The picture above is about 1 hour after being