Starting Up The 29

Discussion in 'Freshwater Beginners' started by Will170, Jul 31, 2017.

  1. Will170Valued MemberMember

    Posted a question yesterday regarding moving my fish to a bigger aquarium.
    Got everything all set up. Just waiting for the water to cool off. Here's how it looks af852c1c230c83881401eb1feae8e2a3.jpg

    Got 3 caves for each Pictus if they choose, running two hob filters with sponges on the intake, a heater on each side preset to 78 a digital thermometer and the air stone. Do you think there's too many decorations?

    Just a quick update. Everyone is in the 29. 2 of the Pictus are glass surfing which could mean a few things. I think they are a tad stressed from moving tanks. The parameters are actually identical to the parameters from the old tank. There is a temp difference of a few degrees. Hopefully they will be fine. Everyone else is swimming around as usual
     




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  2. Philippians 4:13Well Known MemberMember

    Looking good!
     




  3. Snake88Valued MemberMember

    Looks good to me ... kudos on some really clear water.
     




  4. Will170Valued MemberMember

    Thank you, that was taken as soon as I was finished filling it up with water, the tank I transferred the fish from looked just as clear.
     
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  5. Racing1113Well Known MemberMember

    Personally I think it's a little crowded with decorations
     
  6. Kenny777Well Known MemberMember

    I disagree the decorations look nice.
     
  7. Will170Valued MemberMember

    See I was thinking that. I just wanted to make sure the catfish had a lot of cover
     
  8. Kenny777Well Known MemberMember

    Looks good maybe take a couple of the shorter plants and add a couple of taller plants??? Not totally sure....
     
  9. Will170Valued MemberMember

    Actually not a bad idea
     
  10. Racing1113Well Known MemberMember

    That's fine that you disagree :) I wouldn't have said anything if he hadn't specifically asked that question. Not sure why you had to respond directly to me that you disagreed, could have just commented to OP that you think it looks good.
     
  11. Snake88Valued MemberMember

    Its all good ... everyone has their own tastes. Personally I enjoy a bright coloured tank.. especially with the freshwater tropical fish thats available to me, they arent usually too colourfull anyway lol
     
  12. JesseMoreira06Well Known MemberMember

    I think It needs less short plants but needs some taller plants IMO.
     
  13. Snake88Valued MemberMember

    8844bdf101f4290f1d27e06e78e479f4.jpg this is my 55g .. plenty of colours lol
     
  14. Will170Valued MemberMember

    I hope to have a 55 soon

    I guess I could pick a few up and see how they like it.
    Thanks for the idea
     
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  15. Racing1113Well Known MemberMember

    Haha I totally agree!! I want to get a saltwater tank sooooo badly, mostly because of how colorful the fish are!
     
  16. JesseMoreira06Well Known MemberMember

    ya with some high plants I think it'll be perfect.
     
  17. Snake88Valued MemberMember

    I had a 20 gal first and I find the 55 easier to care for
     
  18. Will170Valued MemberMember

    The only problem I'm having now is maintaining a steady temp. The 20 held at 78.1.
    This 29 is slowly losing temp and stalled around 76.6 and 76.7
     
  19. Snake88Valued MemberMember

    Maybe look into getting a bigger heater. They usually say on the packaging what size they are best suited for
     
  20. Will170Valued MemberMember

    If I remember correctly Both heaters are for 20. Or maybe one is for 20 and the other is for ten
    I have a heater on both sides of the tank as well as a filter
    Edit:Tank stabilized at 77.8. Which is fine with me
    Now I gotta get this 20 up and going again Bc one of the mollys is prego, and I'm sure the other won't be far behind
     
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