My aquarium 5th or 6th month....
January 31, 2020 10:58pm CST
This is my aquarium now. The plants i just trimmed after my weekly water change. Fish has slightly changed already most are danios, mollies, guppy and my longest staying swordtails which is has grown long already. So far I am able to make my aquarium stable though there were a few deaths due to some health problems with some of my fish. Generally speaking my tank is healthy and plants has doubled as I compared to my previous photo uploaded here. I have just hard time aquascaping it since the space is small and I could not accommodate all of them when they grow and overcrowds my tank. My only concern now is the algae growth on my tank seems to be quite troubling since they are also very fast to grow. I am contemplating of buying some algae control solutions to keep them at bay.
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too many plants in a tank will do that cause of the light so I wouldn't have a lot of plants in my tanks being I have a lot of fish in mine & need to make sure I can see when some die & can find it so as far as algae I don't think I'll have that problem as I have my lights on a 40 watt 9 bulb bar that is on for 4 hrs in the morn & 4 hrs in the evening & a dim light in between time.
Well if you are not planted tank then light is not very much of importance. I think mine would need a much brighter perhaps light and the algae needs to be addressed by letting my plants grow healthier than that of the algae. The two are always competing for growth in the tank. As for my fish I guess they are doing fine except for some that have some parasite issues here and there. So far the infection is not that much since some have recovered from it.
@rsa101 I watch a LOT of fish vids about this kind of thing & most of them say that if you think about the wild they can live with algae the thing about it is it don't set well with fish hobbyist cause it don't look good in the tank & the fish eat it too.
@hardtimes1958 Actually they are really part of nature and they do not bother each other. It just isn't good to look at for a hobbyist seeing them around the glass. But I do leave them alone when they are in the driftwood and the stones since I know they also help maintain the water parameters somehow. Their presence just need to be controlled so they do not cloud the water or the glass.
Thanks! I am happy how things are going on around it. There are some unfortunate events that happened here and there but I think that they are part of the hobby to lose some fish along the way. You cannot really have a tank that will not encounter this tragedies.
@Nakitakona Before I really got worried but now I take it one day at a time. Sometimes it is inevitable that tank becomes contaminated with parasites. It is enough that you need to be vigilant for the signs and take action. Although there is no guarantee that you will succeed in every intervention you do sometimes the fish just is not strong enough to survive it.