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A decent regulator, needle valve, full sized CO2 tank, solenoid (recommended if you don't want to manually shut off your CO2 at night), and a method of injection into your tank.
A reactor is recommended due to the higher saturation rate but you can use a ceramic CO2 disk to inject CO2 into your water if you have a smaller tank.
I've got a 55g but I have 2 powerhead and a large hob moving water at roughly 1480gph, I read something about running it through a powerhead or filter intake to increase saturation?
Fishes need places to hide too in quarantine, or they'll just get stressed and even more susceptible to disease
Mr. Mango also established that area as his territory and will sometimes chase away the female honeys, or let them stay
>barren empty tank
Seems silly to put an animal into a purposefully stressful environment for the sake of making sure that it's not susceptible to illnesses that can be caused by stress.
a substrate is also not comparable to basic shelter.
but the reason we do bare bottoms in QT's is because they're easier to clean and thus maintain water quality.
Most QT's don't have a dedicated filter on them running full time, so water quality is an issue.
Looking back, I can see how it could come across like that, but nah, it's my temporary home for three upside down cats and a platy.
The garish plastic plants are whatever happened to be in the clearance section at the pet store. I prefer fake ones for QT because if anything does happen you can just soak them in hot water and dry them out.
Okay my opinion is they are okay. Fact is my fahaka puffer tears the shit out of them. A crawfish decided he was going to pinch and try to manhandle him. Fahaka bit his claw off then went after that succulent tail then bit his head. It was nice. I do enjoy raising and keeping colonies of Bamboo shrimp for personal pleasure.
Made the mistake of putting in a pair of rams after my betta established himself. He started off like a total asshole for a day or so but he calmed down. I still see him chasing them around every once in a while during feeding. Is he going to be a problem for them? I find it hard to believe that rams would have a problem with occasional aggression but I don't know
>when in the wild they live in much bigger environments
they show him no aggression. they're Bolivians so they're not inclined to that type of crap [spoiler] hopefully [/spoiler]
also, I've noticed both of my RCS just suddenly started hiding in a log 24/7. they're normally active, but all of a sudden they both just posted up there. hoping it's breeding finally but we'll see
Really it's a lot different with plants and hides.
Many people are getting more into the wabi-sabi three fish in a jungle sort of look.
It's a great hobby, that humanity is better off with. It teaches ecology, at a hands on but most off level. Aquariums aren't abuse, but Fish tanks are. Farms aren't abuse but beak-cutting is, etc. It's really a moot point, unless you can actually go through a happy life without abusing something. I just abuse my captive bred reptile and frog, and I do this by not instantly culling them like the unprofitable captive beasts they are.
They're self cloning. When the puddle dries out, they lay eggs genetically identical to themselves in the mud and are reborn next year when the rainy season returns.
But the "puddle" is closer to a pond in size.
>But the "puddle" is closer to a pond in size.
yeah, and there you go. a "puddle" is 5 feet across. several hundred thousand gallons of water is quite different from 7 gallons of water.
This is funny because I've very recently become a biomefag. Suddenly I decided that a dwarf gourami doesn't belong with neon tetras. Now I'm splitting my livestock into two tanks. Plants are getting separated as well. OCD is a bitch.
If I have a cycled media and shove it into a new canister filter will I need to cycle that canister still or can I just use it only straight away?
Also what are would you estimate the time it would take for the tank to cycle if it's a new tank?
Awesome, I've has the tank up for a week with a seeded filter then when my other filter came in I crammed as much media into the new one.
I'll give it another week or two though, hell I haven't even ordered my plants yet.
it takes something like 4-6 weeks to cycle a new tank.
using filter media from a cycled tank you should be able to have it cycle immediately, but only if you change the media over quickly (don't let it dry out or sit around) and then only if the new tank already has a source of ammonia in it.
if you stick cycled media on an empty tank it just dies. Those bacteria need ammonia and nitrite to eat or they die. Then you're starting off from scratch.
Crap, when I filled the new tank I used about 10 gals from my established tank so hopefully that was enough. I'm not in any giant hurry but I don't wanna waste my time doing tests that are irrelevant.
May try out the "instant cycle" bull shit as I've never used and read mixed reviews and curiousity has been peaked.
>I filled the new tank I used about 10 gals from my established tank so hopefully that was enough.
>"instant cycle" bull shit
it's pretty much bullshit.
it's ok, fish can usually survive cycling. Most people don't know when their tank cycled, they just assume it happened instantly because they don't test water and the fish didn't die.
>it's ok, fish can usually survive cycling. Most people don't know when their tank cycled, they just assume it happened instantly because they don't test water and the fish didn't die.
I used cloud minnows to cycle my 55 thinking they'd die but atleast I'd get the cycle started, all them fuckers are alive and well. But I've changed my views on live cycling.
I cut mine willy nilly. Its in the right corner
>I've changed my views on live cycling.
did you decide it's bad?
I've never had a problem with live cycling. Now I mostly do saltwater though, and cycling is accomplished by normal live-rock die off.
What do other anons dream of getting one day? Pic related, my aim is to attempt breeding some Sepia Bandensis if I ever get enough time/money to do so.
Still have lots of work to do. Been slowly redoing everything. Any ideas?
>did you decide it's bad?
I've always known it's "bad" for the fish, Unnecessary stress an shit. But I'm trying a more "kind" way of keeping an aquarium. This is my first go at being a nice person to fish though so we'll see if those cloud minnows don't because seasoned "cycle" vets
Are you just trying to thin it out, or are you trying to propagate? Swords propagate by sending out runners and growing sister plants, almost similar to bromeliads. You can't really force them to propagate.
If you just want to thin it out because it's getting too big, or to encourage new growth, just rip off some of the stems right near the base. Choose leaves that are yellowing or torn.
Pic related is what I'm talking about. Hopefully you can see a few broken stems. That was me thinning out some bad leaves that were torn and dying anyway.
Last time I painted a tank I used a chalkboard spray paint by valspar, not sure if luck or what but that shit worked out better than expected on glass with no primer.
>work for a paint company and use the competitors shit.
>work for a paint company and cannot afford 90% of the stuff we make, even if I buy it at cost
kek. Those long leaves are pretty similar to swords.
In that case you can cut the rhizome with something nice and sharp, like a razor blade, and the two halves should grow. Just make sure each half has roots and leaves.
What can I put in a 15 gallon brackish tank? Thinking a pufferfish with skrimp, I was going to do 2 angels a couple zebra danios, and a few albino cats (freshwater obv) but maybe a single fish friend could be cool in brackish water.
I'm thinking a figure 8 puffer or a dragon loach with bumble bee gobys. Could I throw some moss balls and java ferns then have the rest be artificial so my fish allies dont eat them up?
i posted in the other thread about my betta, and ive now upgraded to a tetra 5 gallon...
but i have some questions. first, the water is pretty cloudy even though i wiped out the tank beforehand...why?
also, i didn't cycle the tank but there is a filter and i did use water conditioner...is it really bad to not cycle it first?
Running it 24/7 is retarded. Check out watch?v=1JzvfHO31Ug
As for results, plants went from dying of left to right now to thriving within a couple of days. The old leaves that dies beforehand obviously didn't make it.
I'm running about 2 bubbles per second with the method provided from YouTube. It takes about a week to a week and a half before I have to refill the bottles, I run them for about 8 hours daily.
Thought I'd post a few pics from my native aquarium. Arkansas here- dug all the plants out of the creek near my house. The warm water really perked them up.
I don't know much about plants, so I don't know which are invasive or not. It's tough to find a definitive list of aquatic regional plants.
One is some sort of grass- found it in large mats. Dug some up and cleaned the mud off.
The next is a short red bunch of leaves. It's becoming greener as it grows.
I also found some roots covering the shallower and rockier parts. No leaves, but I took some to try out. After a few days in the tank, they are starting to bud.
Any info or tips on native tanks would be appreciated.
Oh, and I dug up some sort of mullosk. My tank has never been clearer.
That piece of driftwood is perfect for making an "underwater tree" like pic related. It's even in the perfect position.
Just get some leafy aquarium plants like anubias and tie/superglue them to the tips of those "branches".
>is it really bad to not cycle it first?
it is among the most deadly things you can do, your fish is going to degrade rapidly.
remove all plastic plants from a tank with a betta, they will damage its fins
>Have nice decent home
>Plants to swim around and take cover in
>Decent open space to stretch my fins and do some small dashes
>Never need to do any frantic darting since no big meanies try to eat me in here
>Theres a small bit of moving water in the corner and sometimes you can swim against that for some fun
>get some food at around the same time every day so I don't have to starve
>I love my happy simple life
>What more could I want?
One of my cardinal tetras has gotten a J shaped beige "string" around his anal fin. He seems active and healthy though. Is this something I need to worry about, or did he just get some poop stuck to his fin or something? I've tried taking photos but he's too small and fast. It's very small, around two or three millimetres in length. My initial worry was worm, but it hasn't noticeably moved in two days.
Wouldn't call it self poisoning only because in the wild they realease the poison when confronted by a predator. They don't mean to kill themselves in a small container of water during transport.
How long will it take java fern to attach to the driftwood? Those strings are super noticeable, they're driving me crazy.
The java fern was previously established in the substrate and grew into a long patch, if that changes anything.
so i've noticed that my betta has these discolorations on his fins that wasn't there before.
what's causing it and how can i treat it?
no. a cycled tank is better than an uncycled tank, period.
you aren't fit to keep fish, if you asked that question 3 times without understanding the implications of it. pick another pet, like ants.
yes i know it's better, but when i first bought the fish i had him in an uncycled 1 gallon tank. since i already owned the fish at that point i couldn't cycle it because the fish had nowhere else to be
then i got the 5 gallon, but again the fish was already in a 1 gallon so it must be better for it to be in an uncycled 5 gallon than an uncycled 1 gallon.
>Have a 90L community tank
>Have a 20L shrimp tank
>Shrimp never breed
>One day there's a mass die off and ammonia spike
>Can't seem to get ammonia under control so take the 5 remaining shrimp still alive (20 died) and dump them into my community tank knowing they will probably be eaten.
>3 months down the line get another 90L and set up a shrimp only tank again
>No shrimps are breeding in this tank
>Meanwhile those 5 shrimp that I put in my community tank are breeding like crazy
Fuck you shrimp fuck you.
How much ammonia can shrimp produce? I have a spare, uh, I'd say it looks like around to be a 30 gallon tank and spare stuff to make another aquaponic (thanks Aerogarden customer support), I've also wanted a safe spot for memeballs but the fish will bully those ;_;
Any large shrimp I can keep with my blue acara and green terror? Along with my school of corys. I also have a Bichir but he's very small and the biggest fish is only 3 inches. My 10 gallon shrimp tank got rekt and without thinking I put them in my 55 gallon and all my fish had a very good dindin.
Being in a cycled 1 gallon with Jo ammonia is [arguably] less likely to stress a betta than being in an uncycled 5 gallon with high ammonia.
That said, just make sure there's never any uneaten food rotting in the tank, keep up on water changes, and check the water parameters occasionally. Bettas are highly resilient and as long as you don't let the ammonia get too high while the tank is cycling, it's unlikely that he'll suffer much damage from it.
I don't have before pics, sorry.
I really need to get a black background.
This is what happened to me. Nano shrimp tank with an environment tailored to their needs, and no predators. Shrimp deaths on a weekly basis. Community tank with like like 3 different species of fish that will gladly eat baby shrimp as well as take shots at adults. Tank is fucking overrun with shrimp now.
Nano tank is now a betta tank.
I'd like to have a pond. It sucks that this essentially means buying property, or renting a house that the owner doesn't mind having its backyard dug up. Feels like it could be a long way off.
>hurr a betta and a guppy
god i wish all you people would fucking perish in flame.
don't read a single fucking thing and come here and ask the dumbest question possible.
please don't keep fish. the hobby is too hard/complex/involved for you. get a cat or something.
>the hobby is too hard/complex/involved for you.
only if they do it by the book.
it's really easy if you just plan on buying new fish any time the old ones die.
You can't hate on people for doing things differently from you.
It seems to me that the vast majority of the time aquarium owners who manage to successfully breed shrimp have their shrimp housed with fish.
I know shrimp graze through sand/dirt, but do they flat out feed off of fish poop?
I'm pretty positive that the roots will attach to the driftwood if you firmly wrap them around certain sections. The problem would be making sure the string/superglue you use doesn't strangle the roots, rather than keeping them firmly anchored.
Never ever house a betta splendins with a fish that has large/bright/flowing fins. It will trigger the splendins territorial instincts and the betta will slaughter the fish.
However, fish that don't resemble bettas/have large or bright fins will get along fine. Think about getting five or six tetras, or similar fish. Just do a boatload of research first to make sure they aren't fin nippers and it's not cruel to keep that many in a tank as small as yours.(Many smaller fish species are schooling fish species and NEED more of their own kind.) But as a general rule, the smaller and faster a fish, the safer it is with a betta splendins.
Oh hey guise
Have any of you ever introduced water or plants from natural pools, streams or lakes into your aquarium to see what grows?
Should I expect to see wacky wildlife?
I have placed some puffball looking algae aquatic plant and water from two streams/rivers
I'm feeding my fish live brine shrimp and spirulina to combat infection
>Obtained 6 year old 1'00" long Mbu Puffer
What am I in for?
Neons should be fine, but they need to be in groups of at least eight or they will get stressed out. Eight neons and a betta is on the upper end of what you can keep in a five gallon.
no digging on my pond latley, we had some serious cold (-12f) and the ground froze enough that i decided it wasnt worth smashing through a foot and a half of frozen ground with my sledge or axe, just to keep digging, going to recruit some child labor and have a little cousin help me dig when it thaws
Just bought a 220L tank for african cichlids, any tips on filter/ heater brands?
also how do you guys find rocks for your tanks? the only decent ones i can find are at fish stores and they charge way too much
a tip on heaters- buy a digital thermostat off ebay for $11. Makes whatever heater you use about a billion times more reliable.
regarding rocks, I just go pick some up from the woods. I live in the mountains where you got your pick of rocks. Most of the rocks I've used over the years are either river rocks or limestone.
Neons are rather active and delicate for a five gallon. If you can find them, microrasboras like mosquito rasboras would be better. Bettas are also usually okay with Endlers (the wild type coloring, not the hybrids).
Ultimately your best option would be to get a larger tank before trying to put other fish in with the betta.
>What am I in for?
>Not being apart of the Radion LED Master race.
It's like you plebs want to burn down your house and get raided for suspected grow ops with you 20k 4,000 watt metal hailds.
I got a qt GF because she liked my reef tank.
Are CPOs easy to breed? Any experience?
I have one in a 10G along with some RCS. I know I'm probably pushing it if I get a second one to see if they breed but might be worth a try.
and if you're wondering, I haven't had any issues with the RCS. They seem to get along just fine. Even if the CPO approaches one, they jump out of the way and they're too fast for him.
Its 36 gallons bowfront
Mollies are cute, but only get females. I got these fish with my gf and we were pretty casual at first. We were worried about killing them so we got cheap fish
We had boys at first and they were bros, but I got a female mistakenly and it drove the bros apart.
Still a lot of my monthly fry are lyretails and that means they are cool.
I have a hard time handling a regular fish tank due to being paralyzed from the waist down.
Are there any fish tanks made with easy maintenance in mind or any clever tools that make cleaning/changing stuff easier?
There are siphon hoses that plug directly onto your water tap, if you can get high enough up somehow to easily put one into the tank, water changes should be pretty easy. Otherwise I'd look at nano tanks, ten gallons or less, since a water change there is pretty much as simple as replacing a bucket worth of water.
if you look at the last half of this, it shows an easy PVC thing that will sit on your tank
and then if you don't want to build the rest, this is the vacuum I just bought.
Get a drawbridge for your moat.
And some archers.
Hey guys, I started up a 27 gal about a month ago, everything is going along well, filter cycled, lights work, plants are growing, shrimp are breeding etc. the only issue if have is that currently I'm only stocked with 10 ember tetras and 10 neon tetras as well as 20~ RCS. The embers are brilliant, really active, always swimming around and have really coloured up nicely (except one male who is grey, I call him my ash tetra). The neons in the other hand just sit at the back of the tank behind the plants most of the day. None of them are swimming funny, they eat well all that, are they just lazy fish? If it helps the only thing that seems out of place is the very front and tips of their fins are a much more solid silver than see through, but it doesn't look like fin rot. Aside from that they all look healthy but they just don't swim very much and hide a lot. Am I doing something wrong?
Pic related, 4 of my neons doing what they do best.
How long will it take to get old meme tetras to accept new ones?
I added 6 new tetras today, and it looks like the 2 older, bigger ones I had left want nothing to do with the new guys and stay by themselves...
So they are just boring? Funnily the only two that don't seem lazy AF are the crippled ones. One was born with a fucked up tail, the other one had the lower half of his tail bitten off, those two swim with the embers mostly.
Petco stocks a line of Fluval tank/stand combos that have a spigot built into the cabinet that's connected to the tank, so you just have to put down a bucket and turn the handle and it drains water from the tank for a water change without the need for a siphon. I can't remember the name of the tank series, sorry.
For refilling the tank, the python style siphons would likely be your best bet.
So at the moment I have some very long strands of what seem like hair growing in my aquarium. Is it some form of Algae?
I Hesitate to call it "hair algae" as it's not like any hair algae I've ever seen. These strands are half a foot long and literally look like a piece of female hair covered in fuzz.
End of new betta's first week. The amazon sword in the back that's melting has all brown stems today, looks like that one's dead too. I put in root tabs the other day but these things just will not ever, ever survive for me. I can't understand it.
Do they automatically die if you move them around or something? When I don't take care of them they live, when I set the tank back up and clean everything they die. fuckin piss plants.
oh btw...the t8s i'm using are only 15 watt, so i think there's just not enough wattage for swords. what 18" t8 bulb should i be using, is there a better replacement? Also this bulb is almost 2 years old, so i should probably replace it just because it might be getting dimmer?
It will definitely get dimmer over time, so get a new one.
It's common for plants to melt when moved to a new tank, although that's never happened to any swords I've purchased. Are you getting any new growth at all?
I warn you it can be quite an obsession.
Keeping Reef tanks isn't as hard as it's made out to be. But it defiantly makes life easier if you have the proper equipment.
I'm half panicking as I just now spotted and fixed a major security flaw that accidentally left open on the aquarium controller API. Someone could've if they wanted to gotten remote access and cause IRL damage by flooding my house and/or killing all my fish/corals.
Who knows, maybe people keep em because they're trendy.
Personally, I would love to keep uncommon livebearers such as Limias, Mosquitofish, and Half-beaks. But they're hard to come across
You'd have to get a new hood if you want brighter light. Its recommended to change out fluorescent bulbs once a year, even if they're still putting out light, because that's usually the point at which they stop putting off the right kinds of UV for plants.
There are companies here that hand them out for free if you have a pond to help prevent mosquito outbreaks.
every single sword i have purchased has melted. i cannot get a single plant to survive
i am using excel, water parameters are fine, just added the flourish root tabs.
got a nice piece of driftwood today finally. gonna attach the big java fern to it to make a "tree"
>go to pet section of Walmart to see what they have
>see a couple ghost shrimp in one tank with a white rock
>contemplate buying a couple since nowhere else close has any
>that is not white rock
>that is a pile of shrimp corpses over half the size of my fist
Holy shit /aq/. I always told myself "what's the worst wal-mart can be doing" but dear god there were like 3 out of a hundred still alive. How can that even be profitable?
Not him, but no. That's not normal.
pH on a reef tank should never go below 8, and optimally won't go below 8.2
It's possible he has a problem with an auto-topoff system. It's also possible he's running a CO2 reactor to make kalk and the media is running down.
More likely what he's seeing is a combination of calcium buffers being used up by corals at about the same rate that organic nutrients build up in the water causing acidity.
basically his water is filthy and used up and needs to be changed. This is sort of ironic. He spends thousands on top-dollar automation but can't do a fucking water change.
Most likely the shrimp died in transit because they are shipping like any other feeder, then the pleb who put them in never bothered to take out the dead because minimum wage=minimum effort
ok i know im going to get shit on for this but i have 2 3-4inch goldfish in a 15 litre tank, dont blame me.
my family wont let me buy them a bigger tank but are wanting to buy a fluval edge 46l, is this somewhat suitable for a while. when i move out i will be buying a bigger tank and taking them with me.
It's better than a 15 liter tank for sure.
46 liters is unsuitably small for 2 goldfish.
15 liters is RIDICULOUSLY small for 2 goldfish.
Honestly in the 15 liter tank they'll probably die pretty soon. In the 46 liter tank they might last a year maybe, if you actually bother to pay attention to ammonia and nitrites.
For the cost of the fancy pants fluval tank you could probably get a much bigger regular tank that would work better.
they have been living in it for nearly 2 years, the water is brown as shit, there was even 4 white mountain minnows but they were eaten by the goldfish
like i said i have no control over the fish tank thats being bought its my parents that are buying it and wont let me have a proper tank.
Well, the Fluval Edge 46l is a terrible deal for the money and for MUCH less you could get a proper tank. I don't understand why your parents are being so unreasonable. You could likely get a much bigger tank and all the needed supplies for half the price of the Fluval Edge. So they're just being ridiculous.
That being said, yes, the Fluval Edge 46l would be an improvement over the current setup. It would be a step up. A terribly inadequate, overpriced step up, but a step up.
So does anybody have a saltwater aquarium with a moderately sized crab in it? (actual crabs, meaning brachyura)
I've had always wanted to own a saltwater crab but i never found anybody actually keeping them.
Crabs are my favorite animals honsetly.
Also when transferring the fish to a new tank, make sure to keep an eye on the ammonia and nitrites.
Prime liquid can bind the ammonia and nitrite for about 24 hours with each dosing.
I got an ADF yesterday and set him up in a 5 gallon with hides and a plate and sand. He seemed fine last night but now I'm quite sure he's dead.
My LFS had a tank full of them and a few days later they had half a dozen. Was I just stupid in buying him in the first place? I feel like I was. I just felt bad for him because he was in a heavily-filtered tank with parrot cichlids.
>pic related, my ex-frog
You could try adding a single larger fish of a solitary species, one that isn't too large, of course. This might trigger their prey instincts and mentally stimulate them into moving around and forming a tight school.
I would say a single betta imbellis (NOT splendins unless you don't want to add future stock) would do the trick.
Ghost shrimp cost about 5 cents each wholesale. Besides, Walmart has enough other revenue that they can eat any losses from live fish simply for the sake of saying they offer live fish.
Don't buy them from chain pet stores or even most LFS. They either have Chytrid or are clawed frogs and therefore vectors for Chytrid. The dwarf frog trade is shit. Before being shipped they're kept in filthy, overcrowded tanks where it spreads like wildfire and kills them a few weeks to months after sale.
If you can find a breeder get them there.
Don't shrimp breed right after molting? The males could be dying due to lack of calcium. If there isn't enough then the females could be hogging the only source of it in their tank for the sake of their pregnancy, thus leaving the males to die off due to malnourishment.
Also you said it was kept in a tank with fish which means it was probably stressed out and starving when you bought it, since ADFs don't eat fish food and are too blind and stupid to get sinking frog pellets before the fish.
Anyone ever order plants from Amazon? Started up a 20g last week with a seeded filter and just ordered a pic related.
Be mindful of duckweed. I ordered one of those multipacks, planted everything and set it all up, only to have a duckweed bloom take over my damn tank while I was on vacation.
>tfw I moved it to my pond for woodland critters to snack on
>I moved it to my pond for woodland critters to snack on
Your pond will now have aids forever
I fucking hate cuckweed, I'm still trying to make myself 100% rid of it in my main tank. So far so good, but I'm afraid to dose the water column with dry ferts and I don't want to start planting my osmocote tabs until my new plants come in
Awesome, did not realize that. I mostly just saw "20 gallons" and "plants" and hit order.
I've had tanks/ponds for just over 10 years and I've managed to avoid it some how, though I usually bleach dip plants when I get them because fuck snails and I guess that's pretty much helped with the fuck weed also.
i remember seeing a youtube video a few years ago of 2 bits of duckweed in a glass turn to almost a hand full 2 weeks.
also yes, allot of people grow it for about anything that eats greens. googled uses for it and the first link was this
Noted, though I don't know of anyone that breeds them in the area. I live in one of the northernmost reaches of the country, and I don't think buying online would be worth the insane shipping for some dwarf frogs.
>unless I become Frogman and breed frogs for the rest of my days
Even then no one I know is looking for frogs. Sucks that the trade that loves them is the trade that's killing them.
Okay dick, I just figured my LFS would know what it was. They were selling clawed frogs for $10 in a completely different part of the store and dwarf frogs for $6. Why would they sell it for less than they could?
Of course you're supposed to feed them every day. But you are supposed to skip one day a week, and the day after that feed them shelled peas. This prevents bloat and other shit like that.
100 watts doesn't mean anything. Are we talking T8? T5? T5HO? LED? Wattage is an outdated measure in an era with such diverse lighting options.
My swords are outgrowing my 55g and sending runners. Lighting is two 32 watt T8 bulbs in a cheap Home Depot shop light. What matters is that the bulbs are 6500K and I have good substrate.
Are you supposed to feed them every day? I've been feeding them every other day or three... I feel kinda bad now...
But I haven't had a fish die in years. Everything in the tank is over 5 years old. I've got a harliquin rasbora in there that's like 7 by now. Ember tetras, rummynose, and kribensis... Been waiting for the krib to die for years cause she's such an asshole. She's over 6yrs old now.
I can't tell if this speaks to my feeding schedule, or how fucking awful everyone else is at keeping fish: cause i feel like +5 years is a long time for a 1inch fish to live?
Bad news Anon; your fish might be among the ranks of the undead.
>get holy water from Catholic Church
>treat that shit to get all the chlorine and fundamentalism out
>drop in tank at night
>see if fish are alive by morning
I'm hoping my Honey Gouramis develop an appetite for it when they are introduced into my main tank
That + a constant supply of RCS babbies will make them really happy and vibrant I hope