Monday, November 05, 2012

my new aquarium a Juwel Rio 125, part 5

Recently I took the time to do a proper tank shot. Got my 50mm to minimize distortion. Put the camera on the tripod, set for -1EV and used the self timer.

Juwel rio 125 biotope aquarium

On saturday I transfered my first fish, my boraras brigittae and merah. After going pale as a sheet they recovered and in 15 minutes were all over the tank exploring.
It was my initial idea to transfer the T. Espei a week later to gradually build up the bioload. However it seemed that those little fish were acting as dither fish because the T. Espei hid and stayed hidden. So I relented and transfered them as well.

Ever since the fish have been really active, swimming all over the tank which I take as a good sign.


I'll keep a close eye on them. I've done a water change before I transfered fish and removed all the damaged leaves to keep them from rotting and putting more bioload on the system.

All in all I'm very happy with the new tank. More and more plants are doing better, the Wendelov especially. I'm pleased wit the size, it seems just right. Every time I look at it I get a big grin on my face.