I added some LED's to my tank after one ballast failed. Then bought ballast .. The other failed.
My question is I had a roll of RGB LEDs (no white) I am running all colors and have a blueish tint. Is this ok or should I get a white LED spectrum?
Too update Plecos is doing good. Actually grew an inch in the last month. Mine is a Pterygoplichthys joselimaianus which will grow too about 12". The Pterygoplichthys gibbiceps will out perform at 17". The 10 or more dorlas rays indicated the Pterygoplichthys family.
The Gibb is s light colored...
I haven't tried the kelp with him but remember that my previous Plecos did like them. Thanks for tip.
The guppies were not planned but took them in from an overcrowded tank. Wasn't sure how they do in the cold water tank but they seem to be ok. See at least five fry.
I did cucumber not zucchini. The cucumber sat in there for a few days and I ended up removing it. I will have to try zucchini. My wafers do say with zucchini so I think he will like some fresh slices.
Off the subject my guppy is giving birth!
He's actually about three inches. I had him three months and he has grew about half an inch.
I tried zucchinni with him and he didn't bother with it. He likes the algae waffles though. I will up feeding for that.
Here's a picture of his belly side, kinda blurry, I just can't get a good picture.
I think my biggest issue with tropical tanks were capability. It seems like it was always who every was the toughest picked on the weak. Leaving last fish standing.
I have had success with the cold water/gold fish so I will stick to that. I do weekly water changes and with the gold fish notice...
First tank was at 15. Had four tanks in the last 20 years. I don't have a green thumb for keeping fish alive. I have changed to cold water feeder fish due to this.
My favorite fish are the swords, red tail shark and Plecos.
My current set up is 65 gallon with 9 feeders that been in tank year...
I have a common Plecos that has started to develop reddish brown on the tip of his fins. He/she is dark grey with tan spots (common fish store sucker). The coloring on his fins all the way down the tip of each fin, about a a millmeter of color. He's about two inches, eats good and is active. I...