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PostSubject: 150-gallon tank after "CRISIS!"   Tue May 26, 2015 12:18 pm

Here's a video of the 150-gallon, which, you may recall, went through a mini cycle (I think), followed by a minor outbreak of ich (easily controlled), with the loss of one geophagus.  Sad  As you can see below, the tank is back to normal! Based on the activity of the fish, you can see why I was immediately concerned when they were not swimming around, but hanging in one place, lol. They never stop moving, especially when people are nearby. 

During the recent tank health crisis I wound up removing and rearranging the decor (I had to go on a hunt for other ill fish after finding the geo - there are tons of caves and crevices where a largish fish that is dying could hide themselves and further degrade the water quality, but I didn't find any) and I had to do a lot more PWCs to lessen the effect of the water problems. After everyone was healthy again I wound up with ANOTHER breeding pair of angels. Six fish in the tank, and two pairs is remarkable enough, but now I had three breeding pairs. Two pairs is doable in this tank with each on one end, but the third was causing real problems, with fighting and scales flying. I removed one pair to their own 29-gal where they are already tending eggs. So I have 4 angels now, I don't know how many geophagus, Bolivian rams, pristella tetras, a few Bentosi tetras and a bleeding heart tetra (I removed almost all of the bentosi because the tank was greatly overstocked but I could not catch a couple of them), a male and female brown BN pair and two albino long-fin BN plecos that are quite small now. There are also some black neons as well, and I think that's all.  

I'm particularly pleased with how well the Bolivan rams are looking lately. A hardy and underrated species! The geos have matured nicely, as well, with great coloration, even on the females. The video does not properly show the bright, almost neon color accents that you see in person. 

 

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PostSubject: Re: 150-gallon tank after "CRISIS!"   Tue May 26, 2015 3:19 pm

It's a great tank and looking just the way I remember it! I love the pristellas in there, standing out more now that most of the bentosi have been removed. ThumbsUp

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PostSubject: Re: 150-gallon tank after "CRISIS!"   Wed May 27, 2015 2:29 pm

Wow, your tank looks great! I have been thinking about you and your tank. I felt your pain when you were in crisis mode but knew you quickly were getting things back in control. I have been waiting to hear that all is well. I guess all your fish and especially the Angelfish enjoyed the water changes... Cool

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PostSubject: Re: 150-gallon tank after "CRISIS!"   Wed May 27, 2015 2:38 pm

Yes, Johnny, they did! I appreciate your support and that's why I posted the video - so you could see for yourself that all is truly well. They're active and happy as usual - *WHEW*  cheers

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PostSubject: Re: 150-gallon tank after "CRISIS!"   Fri May 29, 2015 5:16 pm

Been meaning to post sooner. I am glad everything is getting back to normal. Great tank!
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