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by the solitaire
Fri Mar 07, 2014 2:29 pm
Forum: Member aquariums
Topic: New tank 80 Gallons/300 liters
Replies: 12
Views: 4488

Re: New tank 80 Gallons/300 liters

Which was quite the surprise. Due to time constraints I put the Chilatherina all in one bucket, the plants in a plastic garbage bag and emptied the tank, moved it over, filled up with about 80% tap water and 20% of the original water, added grit, plants and root and fish, all in one day. The new tap...
by the solitaire
Fri Mar 07, 2014 10:26 am
Forum: Member aquariums
Topic: New tank 80 Gallons/300 liters
Replies: 12
Views: 4488

Re: New tank 80 Gallons/300 liters

Little over one year later and the tank and it's inhabitants moved about 30 miles to my new home. https://fbcdn-sphotos-b-a.akamaihd.net/hphotos-ak-ash4/t1/935183_466620476794437_209168971_n.jpg Apologies for the reflection. I set up the tank allowing morning sunlight to fall on the tank. The fish l...
by the solitaire
Sat Mar 01, 2014 10:00 pm
Forum: Chilatherina
Topic: Chilatherina fasciata "Pagai Village"
Replies: 70
Views: 21250

Re: Chilatherina fasciata "Pagai River"

And a new video to show I still have these fish.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=rO-X8MF ... e=youtu.be

Still healthy and most of them still from the original group I got from Johannes back in October 2009
by the solitaire
Thu Feb 28, 2013 11:23 pm
Forum: Member aquariums
Topic: New tank 80 Gallons/300 liters
Replies: 12
Views: 4488

Re: New tank 80 Gallons/300 liters

Ph is 8.2
dGH is >25°

That´s the tap water. That also is the way it goes into the tank. The water in the tanks is closer to Ph 7.6 dGH 20-25°
by the solitaire
Mon Feb 25, 2013 8:43 pm
Forum: Member aquariums
Topic: My planted rainbowfish display
Replies: 17
Views: 6965

Re: My planted rainbowfish display

Healthy looking plants and healthy looking fish there :D
by the solitaire
Mon Feb 25, 2013 8:35 pm
Forum: Member aquariums
Topic: New tank 80 Gallons/300 liters
Replies: 12
Views: 4488

Re: New tank 80 Gallons/300 liters

@Vadim, yes, the C. facsiata Pagai village are such nice fish to keep. They seem to like these heavily planted tanks with moderate current. @medic52313, I got the plant package from a German online warehouse. I was seriously surprised by the quality of these plants. Especially because of the good pr...
by the solitaire
Wed Feb 06, 2013 3:50 pm
Forum: Chilatherina
Topic: Fasciata Clear water Ck
Replies: 11
Views: 3644

Re: Fasciata Clear water Ck

I kept Chilatherina fasciata Clearwater creek for a while. The yellow coloration from what I remember develops a bit later. At a TL of 5cm they will look a lot like some other Chilatherina fasciata and even a bit like Chilatherina sentaniensis (only when loking at general body shape and colors) Mine...
by the solitaire
Sun Feb 03, 2013 12:54 pm
Forum: Melanotaenia
Topic: Melanotaenia (sp) Luban Village
Replies: 5
Views: 1941

Re: Melanotaenia (sp) Luban Village

That´s another really nice looking fish.

Reminds me just a bit of M. trifasciata or goldiei, but as you said, different enough to be another species
by the solitaire
Sat Feb 02, 2013 3:10 pm
Forum: Chilatherina
Topic: Chilatherina alleni - Wapoga
Replies: 2
Views: 2452

Re: Chilatherina alleni - Wapoga

Very nice fish.

I would not be able to pick a favorite between the Siriwo variant and these. Would love to keep variants, each in a tank of their own.
by the solitaire
Fri Feb 01, 2013 10:03 pm
Forum: The Pub
Topic: My visit to Germany and Belgium
Replies: 10
Views: 2829

Re: My visit to Germany and Belgium

That´s an excellent selection! A lot can be said about M. praecox, but when you have a nice strain they are one of the most beautiful rainbowfishes around in my opinion. I recently picked up M. spec. Dekai as well. Also a spectacular looking little fish. I also see lots of Glossolepis in your list. ...
by the solitaire
Wed Jan 30, 2013 10:29 am
Forum: Melanotaenia
Topic: Here my Video from Melanotaenia spec. "Dekai"
Replies: 12
Views: 2423

Re: Here my Video from Melanotaenia spec. "Dekai"

They are bigger then 2cm, and they are tossing eggs around in their tank alright. The reason for not separating a few of them for breeding is that I just put them in the tank 2 weeks ago. I´d prefer to leave them some time to get used to the water chemistry and to their new tank before starting any ...
by the solitaire
Tue Jan 29, 2013 5:48 pm
Forum: The Pub
Topic: My visit to Germany and Belgium
Replies: 10
Views: 2829

Re: My visit to Germany and Belgium

Vadim wrote:yes it is and I am very pleased with .I saw the road sign on krefeld :wink:


It would have been hard to miss. Krefeld is not that far from where Gerd lives.

Which species did you pick up on your trip?
by the solitaire
Mon Jan 28, 2013 9:54 pm
Forum: Melanotaenia
Topic: Here my Video from Melanotaenia spec. "Dekai"
Replies: 12
Views: 2423

Re: Here my Video from Melanotaenia spec. "Dekai"

They look as splendid in the video as they do in my tank! Looking forward to breed these so I will have a somewhat bigger population in the tank. http://i3.photobucket.com/albums/y96/the_solitaire/Aquarium/MCR_0722.jpg http://i3.photobucket.com/albums/y96/the_solitaire/Aquarium/MCR_0719.jpg http://i...
by the solitaire
Mon Jan 28, 2013 7:23 pm
Forum: The Pub
Topic: internal or external filter?
Replies: 7
Views: 2175

Re: internal or external filter?

I used both internal and external filters for the past few years. The obvious advantage of external filters is that you have more room in your fishtank for stuff like water, plants and of course fish. I set up 3 small tanks. One with internal filtration only, one with external filter and one with a ...

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