Sunday, September 4, 2011

+2.5ft tank - Trimming...Again

Result after major trimming on the front portion of the tank. Scheduled for back portion trimming this upcoming weekend ..if I am not lazy

 Fresh vege for sale? If only this could be eaten...

Equipment used for trimming and cleaning. From left to right > ADA Spring Washer > BorneoWild Spring Cutter > BorneoWild Wave Cutter > Old toothbrush

Saturday, September 3, 2011

Hanna Phosporus Checker ULR

Gotten this electronic checker to get better accuracy on Phosphate (PO4) reading compare to D-D Phospate Test Kit.

Test result 114 ppb (Phosphorus) from my shallow 5ft tank containing rocks soak in RO/DI water. Apparently the rocks are still releasing PO4 into the water. :(

Recommended PO4 for SPS tank would be 0 to 0.03 mg/L. Basically need to achieve max reading of 10ppb on my Hanna checker. Still far to go.....

Side by side D-D H2Ocean Phosphate test kit and Hanna Phosporus Checker (ULR - Ultra Low Range).

After reading and research, I managed to obtain formula to convert Phosphorus to Phosphate. Formula as per below:

([Phosporus (in ppb)] x  3.066) / 1000 = Phosphate (in ppm)

Taken my test result as example, it would be 114 x 3.066 / 1000 = 0.349.

+2.5ft tank - Day 246

9 months old scape. No change to the scape besides adding in L. Vietnam. Need to do major trimming again otherwise it is going to turn into jungle scape. BorneoWild Boost A is really boosting the growth faster than I want it to.

Gotten it for free from one of MAC member. Limnophila Vietnam. Growing well despite multiple trimming to propagate the plant.

Big boss of the tank.

Iriantherina werneri. commonly known as Threadfin Rainbow. Don't you love the flare? I am still looking for female to add into the tank but fish shop only sell males.

Microrasboras Galaxy. Bought 4 but 3 of it decided to live out of the water. I am thinking to get another 3 for this guy. Lonely little fella.