Perc 90 from the Midlands

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  1. Rob Clarke

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    Hi all

    Just come over from the new members forum.

    Sorry about the quality of pictures, but here goes.

    Upgraded from a Rio 180 in August 08 to a Perc 90. This picture is after 3 weeks change over. Well happy with it at that stage but have a bit of an algae problem now I believe it to be cyno and hair aglae.

    I will download some pictures to see what you all think.

    Criticism is most welcome and enjoy the pictures as I post them

    Rob














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    dallasg Moderator MASA Contributor

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    Very cool, looks awesome
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    gosh rob thats stunning!, very pretty tank.

    have you gota closed loop running on the tank?


    promises promises, we def need more than one pic of that tank.

    thanks for sharing, really looking nice
     
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    whats the fish top right, red in colour? a type of hawk perhaps?

    i see the algae is localised to a large degree, and not out of controll by any means, have you tried shaking that LR and seeing how much detritus is inside it? perhaps its feeding the green hair algae?
     
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    oh and really nice aquascaping by the way:) a good solid structure of LR for water vollume, looks nicely placed:)
     
  7. Rob Clarke

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    Crispin

    That will be my scarlet hawkfish, I've had about 4 years now and he is a character.

    I was looking for the algae in my own picture but you ain't seen nothing yet.
     
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    That was the boss really, I just had my hands in the tank being guide like most of us
     
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    well he's a fat happy looking fella thats for sure, great fish to have:)
     
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    sounds like you take orders well?? you'll earn ypour stripes :)
     
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    do your percs host in anything yet?
     
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    This xenia is now virtually all gone now due to the algae suffocating it







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    Thye did have a BTA but was lost to the algae problem, they now host in either the frogspawn , the bush or the green mushies when they are out

    I will try and get a pic with them in it[​IMG]
     
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    have you any idea what the algae is feeding off (ummm its not xenia, hehe:)). do you run phosphate remover at all?
     
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    Yes got that in there in abundance:( Now see what I mean

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    Awesome tank you have there mate. Wanna send the boss over here to do my scaping ?
     
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    Stunning tank Rob, beautifully scaped, well done mate.
     
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    Rob, are you still suffering the cyano? if so you can run an external cannister from the cupboard under the perc, and run the inlet/outlet through the cable way and run the water down from the larger chamber and back up into the recirc chamber, i had the perc 120, it worked well.
     
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    awesome rob:thumbup:
     
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    Looking great Rob! Thanks for sharing. The "stuff" in the last picture, are diatoms. They feed off silicates in the water. This will pass once the silicates have been completely "used up". Then the diatoms too will die.

    Other than that - your tank looks smashing, man! I too LOVE the scaping! Awesome for sharing with us!
     
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    WOW Rob, great looking tank there - love the scaping! Ditto to what Crispin asked - do you have a closed loop system?
     
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