Saturday, February 26, 2011

BorneoWild Fish Food

Gotten 2 new fish food for my recent acquired Ember tetras.

BorneoWild Staple S. Fine granulates for baby fishes.

BorneoWild Pro Color. Hopefully I can boost my ember color to dark shade of orange/red.

Monday, February 21, 2011

How to clean lilypipe?


1) Bleach (I use Clorox)
2) Bucket
3) Clean water
4) Spring washer (I use ADA Spring Washer)


1) Prepare 3 parts of bleach to 1 part of clean water (3:1) in a bucket.
2) Soak glassware (lilypipe) in the bleach solution for about 1 to 2 hours. Soak longer if need to.
3) Remove the glassware and rinse with clean water.
4) Use spring washer to clean stubborn stain/slime/algae if required.

Effortless cleaning....Sparkling glassware..

Sunday, February 20, 2011

GUSH oBubble Mini

Replace my Cal Aqua Lab nano lilypipe with GUSH oBubble pipe.

Shot from other angle

Another shot...

Water is added until the "bubble" head is fully submerged.

Close up shot. I like the wave effect. Co2 diffuser is placed below the output to test the vortex effect. The result is fine co2 bubble got suck into the "bubble" head and circulate inside before being push out again. I am not exactly sure if this will cause co2 loss but further monitoring will be done from tomorrow onwards.

Saturday, February 19, 2011

D-D RO Unit + Crystal Pro DI Resin Unit

Unpacking D-D RO filter. Does not come with DI Resin filter (Separate purchase).

Complete accessories provided. Hose are differentiated by 3 colors (white, blue and orange). Small details from D-D product for easy identifying of input/output.

I do not want to drill the RO unit to the wall. Proposed spot....

All the connections are hooked up for test run. White hose - connected to main water source, orange hose - waste water after filtering, blue hose #1 - output from RO unit to DI unit, blue hose #2 - output from DI unit (clean RO water). TDS meter is connected in between the white hose and blue hose #2 to test water parameter before/after filtering. Filter health check will be kept in optimum condition with this equipment.

Test run...bucket is intentionally placed on top of washing machine to test the output since filter is placed on the floor.
Need to wait approx 15 mins to see water flowing out from blue hose. Messy hose will be tied with zip cable later.
Result: Passed! :D

Final position.

Now I need to source for 2 big water containers, to store RO water and mixing container.

Thursday, February 17, 2011

GUSH glassware v2.0

New toys (^_^)

GUSH Bubble Counter...cute shape.

Close up pic. It is flat on one side in order to lean parallel with the side of the tank.

GUSH oBubble glass outlet. Craftsmanship above my expectation for the price paid.

Close up pic.

+2.5ft Tank - Day 48

Day 48. Glosso on the front portion is growing back from recent trimming.

Top down picture.

Massive trimming tentatively this upcoming weekend. Few more lava rocks will be added to "join" the 2 islands.

Friday, February 11, 2011

5ft Shallow Marine Tank

I am converting my existing 5ft planted tank into marine tank, something that I wanted to do long ago.

Basically the original dimension of 5ft (L) x 2ft (W) x 40cm (H) has been changed to wider tank, 2.5ft.

Some of the equipment to begin . . .

D-D RO filter unit. Able to produce ~200litre in 24hours

DI filter unit

Dual inline TDS monitor. To be connected to RO Filter.

This device will allow constant monitoring on water parameter before and after.

more coming up next . . .

Monday, February 7, 2011

Fire Red Cherry Shrimp

Top view

Got this from the first batch of 10 fire red cherry shrimps that are introduced into 5ft tank. Breed like mad and I end up having over hundreds of them. Majority did not manage to retain the solid red colour (<5%).

+2.5ft Tank - Day 38

Full tank shot using Tamron SP90

Another dimension . . .

Greenbottle Blue >7months

Picture taken with Sony alpha a55 + Tamron SP90 macro lens

Saturday, February 5, 2011

+2.5ft Tank - Day 36

Day 36

Glosso growth . . .

Added in 3 Red Cherry Shrimp