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  1. Same happened to me with an Aquael 50W in a 7G with CPDs and Shrimps, fortunately without casualties. I've ordered externals temps controllers, to have a double protection just in case.
  2. He is beautiful! Quite a cousin of my betta, pintor:
  3. Thanks! Yes, in the center are 3 anubias and valls nano. There are 8 more inserted on the rocks, the center ones rooted to the substrate early than the others and grew much more. I suspect they like more to be on wood than on rocks too. It is a constant work to maintain vals in the background, the rocks helps to block them. Anyway, every month there are some runners that crosses underground to the front. Also to cut the leaves when they arrive to the center every week.
  4. Hi there! Wanted to share with all of you the evolution and changes on my tanks of the last months. Past year, had these 3 tanks (44g long and 2*7g): The 44g long is doing really well, fish and plants seems to chill and thrive. Now has 6 honey gourami, 2 pygmy gourami, 12 peppered corys, 10 pygmy corys, 5 otos, 5 chili rasboras, 8 adults endlers (and sons), 5 amano and 1 blue ram. The blue ram is the last to join the community. He is quite inquisitive and social, even shoals with the gourami. Really happy about the way everyone chill and interact without chases or nippings. The ratio of endlers fry that survive is really high, every 3 weeks I give like 60-80 of them to LFSs. IDK if this is sustainable, maybe will rehome adult endlers in some months, and add a bigger group of pygmy gouramis and chilli rasboras. About the nano tanks, one had 4 CPD with shrimps and the other only shrimps. CPD were happy with very nice colours, but wanted to increase numbers and space for them as felt it was not enough. So, as there is a local glassworker who make custom and cheap tanks, asked for a 15g long to maximize space vs water volume. Now they are 11 CPD + 1 emerald rasbora (LFS error) with blue, yellow, cherry and jellyfish shrimp. Also wanted to try and emersed set up, it has been more difficult but with a very rewarding result! Also did kind of a DIY light support with fisherman cable, just in case anyone is interested! Used tape to make a lateral cover just to block light to reach the coach area. What about the 2*7g tanks? Stored 1 of the 7g for quarantine/hospital reasons... And the other? Used the last space possible without breaking with gf to take home 'el pintor' (the painter) today. He is a betta, I felt in love with him at first sight 1 month ago. Everytime i went to the LFS, there he was lying on his side and waking up to salute. He is super inquisitive, doesn't scares of anything and even eat from my finger! Also catches amanos and snails but up to date, without any bite (yet). Here a video. Cheers guys and stay safe!
  5. I had some chili rasboras on a 7g, in a shelf 1 meter up of a 44g, both with lids. One day, just looking at the endler fry in the 44g, found kind of a red-shark shaped fry. It was like wow, what the hell is that.. It was a chilli rasbora! I use different siphon/tools for both tanks, so he/she may jumped one meter heigh and land down in the little lid hole for the HOB filter. Lucky/airborne guy!
  6. Awesome tanks guys, so inspiring! Here are my 44g long, 2*7g and the new 15g long(under construction). Cheers!!
  7. I use a piece of low density foam in to the output of the hob. It does not reduce much the quantity of water but it reduce quite the current.
  8. So, finally decided to change the 2*7g for a 16g long (90*30*22 cm). The glass craft guy told it would be 40€, so went for it 🙂It is already made, tomorrow will go to take it home: I'm going to reuse almost all the plants, scape, filters, lights.. from the actuals to set up the new one (will sell the 7g or save them for quarentine/fry tanks). About stocking, will go for 10-12 CPD and mixed colors neos. Then, 4-5 rocket killifish. What do you think about rocket killifish in a shallow densely planted tank? Maybe better a betta or 2-3 sparkling gouramis? In the 44g definetly need something to control endler population. A single angel seems like too much, as when he grows up probably will snack chili rasbora and adult endler. Other option is a single bolivian ram or up the sparklings from 2 to 8. What do you think?
  9. Hi there, Just an update. Endlers started to reproduce quite fast, there will be like 60 frys and juveniles. Gouramis ate some of them but definetly not enough to control population. Corys are so happy and fat, maybe too much.. Added some plants, also more pygmy corys (hide during day, go our afternoon-night) and 6 chillis rasboras. About the chillis, one jumped from the upper 7g to the 44g (lucky kamikaze), so moved the other 5 as they appreciate the extra space. Want to order +10 chillis, 2 more honey and will give some endlers to the LFS next week. Overall, really happy about the community. About the upper 2*7g, 1st has 4*CPD (2 came with fungus and didn't survive) and yellow fire neos. CPD have amazing colors, as they have dark zones I think they feel quite confortable. When I click with the pliers on the water, appear dashing for food! The 2nd 7g has only blue and blue jelly neos (and algae, trying to stabilize the bloom) after chillis jumping down. I'm thinking on changes to the upper tanks, these are the options: - Add 3 more CPD to the 1st 7g. Add to the 2nd 3*Rocket Killifish/3 *Sparkling Gourami/1*Betta. - To change the 2*g for a 15g long (35w*12d*9h''). Then stock with 10*CPD + 5*Sparkling gourami/1* Betta/2*Apisto. What do you think? Other ideas?
  10. Honey and sparkling gouramis: both are inquisitive and social, love the way they interact. Corydoras: no comments needed : D Shrimps: I can still watch them for 30 minutes, just to see how they grab their back or how play with plants. Other fishes: CPD, endlers, otos, bettas..
  11. I don't think they'll eat adult ones, definetly yes small ones.. Mines let alone +1-1,5cm shrimp and 2 weeks old endler frys, but definetly will try to eat smaller than that. Specially sparklings, they are quite patient until have they prey in a corner and then.. In a precissely dash movement, done. They have a small mouth anyway.
  12. +1 on small gouramis I have Honey Gouramis and Sparkling Gouramis and they seem to do a good job with endlers frys in a 44g. Specially sparklings, they are micropredators. Both of then are beautiful fish and have social/inquisitive character.
  13. I have 2 fluval C4 in a 44g long and it is definetly enough. Have both of them installed in each side, at half of the flow rate. The hob output level is at same level of the water, this way I avoid water splash sound and flow disrupts well water surface for oxigen exchange. In every WC I clean one filter (just the prefilter sponge and interior sponge).
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