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65 gallon tank update It's a boy :) 1 week 8 hours ago #70075

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Four months later

Everyone has grown since I brought them home and they're healthy.

I'm going to attempt to grow some algae because the Aceis are algae grazers. That will give them a much healthier food to eat.

I'm beginning to wonder if the light is too bright for them. They didn't have the deflector so that could be it or maybe not. Opinions are welcome.

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4 juvenile peacocks
2 Synodontis lucipinnis

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65 gallon tank update 6 days 11 hours ago #70085

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blackcougar wrote:
Four months later

Everyone has grown since I brought them home and they're healthy.

I'm going to attempt to grow some algae because the Aceis are algae grazers. That will give them a much healthier food to eat.

I'm beginning to wonder if the light is too bright for them. They didn't have the deflector so that could be it or maybe not. Opinions are welcome.


Nice job cougar your setup is very pleasing to the eye. What are your plans for the extra algae, just more lighting?
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65 gallon tank update 6 days 10 hours ago #70086

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tanks looking nice, :cool:
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65 gallon tank update 6 days 9 hours ago #70088

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The two purple Aceis are algae grazers so they'll most likely eat the algae as it grows and if it becomes too much, maybe I can attempt a couple of lava snails.

I showed the footage to someone at the LFS and he's agreed about the one peacock being a male. He's got the solid stripe across the top of his dorsal fin and the tail is getting dark with dark blue. He's starting to show promise of coloring up. The anal fin has three egg spots that are starting to really show up more. He also suggested to place some paper underneath the light strip which made the light softer looking in the aquarium and I noticed the Aceis don't seem to mind it too much anymore.

I'm pleased with how the tank is coming along.

I think it's closer to five months since I brought the two Aceis and the two peacocks home. Everyone has doubled to quadrupled in size.

The smallest peacocks were barely an inch when I bought them and became very aware of the size difference between the biggest peacock to the smallest one. They went through a couple of huge growth spurts in the first two weeks.
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4 juvenile peacocks
2 Synodontis lucipinnis

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65 gallon tank update 5 days 22 hours ago #70091

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Looking good. If you need algae, I could send you some.... Lol.
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65 gallon tank update 4 days 9 hours ago #70106

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Looking good. If you need algae, I could send you some.... Lol.

I think that would be a little difficult to sneak across the border. Thanks for the offer :)

I made an aquarium light fixture cabinet for around 15.00

5 dollars for the wood
6 dollars for the nails
3 dollars or the wood screws, the light fixture I bought the screws were way too long.

It's not perfect in any way but it's serving it's purpose.


I'll post up pictures once Photobucket bucket comes back up. For some reason it's the only site I can't get on....
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2 yellow tail aceis
4 juvenile peacocks
2 Synodontis lucipinnis

5.5 Gallon
Half moon Betta

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