Thursday, May 25, 2006

Water Parameter Results as at 25/5/2006

Ammonia, Nitrite & Nitrate = zero.
PH = 7.1
GH = 5
KH = 3
Temp = 29 C

Water parameter seems to be very stable even with heavy feedings for the past one week. I guess i have set my water filteration right.

Saturday, May 20, 2006

Full Tank Overview with Lights On

Another view of my tank with metal halide on. Room lighting is yellow down lights to provide good ambience with reflection of lights on decorative wall stone. Some recently bought moss has been put into the tank for acclimation purposes, separated by a small net cage to prevent feeder fish from feeding on it.


Purchased some moss today. I hope to grow them well as moss wall.

Tank Overview

Current overview of my tank as at 21/05/2006. The tank looks very dark with black background without lights. Picture is taken with flash.

Tank Background

Finally, the tank background is ready.

Sunday, May 14, 2006

Food for my Arowana

Meal Worm

Water Parameter Results as at 14/5/2006

Ammonia, Nitrite & Nitrate = Non detectable
GH = 5 dGH
KH = 3 dKH
PH = 7.0
Temp = 29 C

Crushed Coral are used for buffering and approximately 10 kgs are used.
Looks like continuous water change method works for me.

Black Background

I've decided to go for black coloured background.

Tuesday, May 09, 2006

Metal Halide Lighting

After trial and error, i've decided to use only 2 instead of 4 metal halide handing at about 2.5ft above water and reflected at an angle to the wall. Fishes behave and swim normally with this set up. Perhaps i'll use 4 x 150watt MH light again once i've set up a planted tank in the future and after the fishes are well acclimated to the lighting.

Intensity of 1 x 150watt Metal Halide when shining directly into the water.
Initially, 4 x 150 watt Metal Halide(10000k) lighting hang at about 1 feet above water surface. However, fishes look rather panic. My bigger RTG and other fishes only used to NAN light & PL light in my previous setup. My smaller rtg, i guess only used to FL light in the local fish shop.

Monday, May 08, 2006

Additional Filter Media - Ceramic Rings

Purchase additional Filter Media for biological filter.

There are two different sizes; one normal size(right pic) and the other one bigger ceramic rings(left pic). I've decided to get both sizes and try to mix them up.

Initial Setup

View of my tank's initial setup.

Water is slightly cloudy due to floating particle. Two RTG seems to get along fairly well.

Wednesday, May 03, 2006

Tank Cycling Completed

My tank is finally cycled as at 3 May 2006.

PH : 7.2

Ammonia : 0 mg/l

Nitrie : 0 mg/l

Nitrate : 5 mg/l

GH : 4 dGH

KH : 2 dKH

Temperature : 28 C