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.Post in 40 breeder grow out redo
Last year I setup a 40 breeder as a grow out tank for some new Cichlids that purchased. I raised the fish up in the 40 breeder for about 8 months and then transferred them over to the my 180 gallon. Since then the 40 breeder has been without fish and just kinda growing algae and a couple of Amazon swords. It wasn't long after I moved the fish out that the cheapo Sun Sun canister filter began to leak at the top seal and the glass cover over the UV light. I took down the broken canister filter and added a small aqua clear filter just to keep the tank running. Long story short I am going to revamp the tank, clean it all up add some good filtration and see what I can turn it into...and of course document the journey in this thread. Here are some pics I took of the current state of the tank ( the discolored water and dust everywhere is from the fluorite substrate that was never properly washed) Broken Sun Sun canister Fluorite dusted messy tank after scraping blue-green algae from the glass Big Amazon sword covered in fluorite dust Lovely slime algae on glass Little aqua clear filter will be retired for a much more robust filter Much more to come...stay tuned!
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.Post in 40 breeder grow out redo
Don't want to give away the surprise yet, but I will keep the thread updated with plenty of photos. I did some major cleaning last night and the new filter arrives today, so hopefully I will be able to put together a big update tonight with lot's of pics. Fish stocking shouldn't be too far away as the tank is primarily cycled...minus the new filter.
I just added 4 small silver dollar fish, a big pleco and a convict cichlid to my 220 gallon and over night most of my plants are eaten. Anyone know which fish ate all of my plants except for a sword plant and java fern?