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    Added two single fans to either end of the tank as the weather is heating up in Perth, hopefully they help.

    Cleared out most of the frogbit, amazing how much brighter the tank looks, gotta try keep on top of clearing it out. The flowers from the Cyperus helferi now pretty much stretch the length of the tank.

    Updated photo below. I noticed lots of dead flickr links in some posts, I tried to apply a watermark to my lightroom library and re-publish the photos, which in-turn broke all the links, crap thing is I then decided I didnt want a watermark and re-published again, lesson is if you have flickr images published on forums etc dont re-publish the images as the links with break.

    IMG_3693.jpg by Colm Doyle, on Flickr

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    I have found that fans help to reduce temperature up to 5 degrees in usual tanks. If it's in a styrofoam container, I've been able to keep 18C in 35 degree days!! Massive evaporation though, as expected.

    Loaches doing ok? I was recently reading up on their habitats and realised they live in very cool waters. This no doubt helps the O2 as well.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Rebel View Post
    I have found that fans help to reduce temperature up to 5 degrees in usual tanks. If it's in a styrofoam container, I've been able to keep 18C in 35 degree days!! Massive evaporation though, as expected.

    Loaches doing ok? I was recently reading up on their habitats and realised they live in very cool waters. This no doubt helps the O2 as well.
    yah I am hoping they can drop the temp a few degrees, last summer tanks in this room got up to 28c. Yes the loaches prefer / need cooler water, as you said so the o2 levels stay high... summer will be the real test.

    Loaches are doing well, I did loose 1 a few weeks back but it had a injury from the store. Nitrates where very high so I did a full clean of both filters last week and added a bit more media to one of the filters that only had sponges, vac'd the sand etc, tho I would assume there is a build up of crap around the big stones, I cant get in there with a vac..

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    Tried to capture a timelapse of the last hour or so of my light cycle, didnt really turn out how I wanted... probably better of just capturing a few hours when the light is more powered... will give the timelapse another go soon.


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    Here is a short video I shot this afternoon, the fish and loaches are gathering around an algae wafer, this kind of wafer seem to be the loaches favourite food (Tropical 3-Algae)


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    Looks so good! Do you know this biotope contest? you should participate :P or at least I know you'll enjoy the videos, tanks are stunning.
    https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCCS...ygWskaKHVfqx9w

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    Quote Originally Posted by DDM View Post
    Looks so good! Do you know this biotope contest? you should participate :P or at least I know you'll enjoy the videos, tanks are stunning.
    https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCCS...ygWskaKHVfqx9w
    cheers, I have seen some of the biotope contest stuff, some very cool tanks, I dont think they would consider this a biotope, tho I have never really looked into it!

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    That looks really cool makes one want to set up a tank like that
    Cheers,

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    Currently breeding 15+ different killifish!

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    How's the temp holding up?

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    Quote Originally Posted by KillieOrCory View Post
    That looks really cool makes one want to set up a tank like that
    Cheers mate, do it, its fun and unique!

    Quote Originally Posted by Rebel View Post
    How's the temp holding up?
    So far so good, it has not really got to hot here yet, was around 27 - 28 on the weekend and the tank held steady at about 21-22, I have just been turning on the fans manually in the morning and off at night.

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    Recorded this 4K time lapse today, works much better than recording the fading light... It is about 1 hour compressed down to 40 seconds, watch in 4k on youtube for extra detail.



    One of the loaches just gets onto the glass at the end of the video, would be cool to see what they do when on the glass... but the SD card could only hold about 1000 photos... I plan to try take a longer time lapse some day soon, need to figure out best way to managed file size, perhaps I could tether the camera to my laptop or something, also need to keep the camera powered, at the moment just runs from the battery and wouldn't last any longer than 1000 photos either way.

    Also i should have put some food in the tank to louer the loaches out a bit more, you get the odd glimpse of them.

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    Mine used to eat a bit of algae on the glass (GDA) but only a thin layer because you could still see the algae but less than adjoining areas. Perhaps you can turn your output towards the front glass to entice them.

    Time lapse looks good. IF you can get hold of a slider, you can make the shots more dynamic.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Rebel View Post
    Mine used to eat a bit of algae on the glass (GDA) but only a thin layer because you could still see the algae but less than adjoining areas. Perhaps you can turn your output towards the front glass to entice them.

    Time lapse looks good. IF you can get hold of a slider, you can make the shots more dynamic.
    Yeah they do clean the glass a bit, tho dont full remove the GDA / Green algae as you said, I have not cleaned the black glass in along time and its getting a nice green film, which I will leave for the fish.

    A slider would be cool, I think my work has a basic manual unit but would be painful to manually move with a timelapse

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    The time lapse I shot yesterday was in a weird white balance so today i shot a new sequence of images, I think it looks better, much more natural to how the tank actually looks, again in 4k if you want to see the details / algae :P I like that you can see tiny shrimp or maybe snails crawling on the big rock also this one captures a bit more loach activity


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    Quick snap with a new lens (purchased for astrophotography 12mm f2 Samyang) love that I can fit the whole tank in very easily with this wide angle lens, and going down to f2 is great for hand held low light, such as the photo below, the light would be ramping down to about 5% or less this time of the evening but still managed to get a hand held photo...



    Check out the green algae on the sand, green algae has gone crazy, the glass is covered, tho hard to tell in the photo, seems the loaches do a good job munching it down but never fully remove, if you look closely you can see the pattern they leave in the algae, kind of like qtr moon shape, will have to see if I can get a macro shot of it.
    Last edited by doylecolmdoyle; 06-12-18 at 08:32 PM.

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