Thursday, 2 December 2010

Breeding Tank

So here it is,
my new design for breeding tank with Hang On Back fillter,
dont know how will this turn out but hoping the best on my

Why this design?
am aiming for currentless (Or less current) due to the nature
of breeding betta is suppose to be with less current.

wish me luck.. hummmmm
i wonder how will this tank cost me.
got the whole weekend to ask around.

Sunday, 19 September 2010


I am trying to fertilize my tank,
i dont know how but will try..
a lot to study,
tons to read!!

but what i know would be..
Plant need two forms of nutrient:
Macronutrient :
Nitrogen (N)
Phosphorus (P)
Kalium / Phosphate (K)

Micronutrient :
Cu .. Mg... Fe... Ca... and a lot more..
(Will put in the detail after)

Lets talk about Macro first:
this NPK can be supply with 2 chemical
available in the market.
KNO3 for the K and N
KH2PO4 for the P and K

but the problem is... those chemical is not cheap!!

Question for me to study...
will spritzer mineral water be one of the provider for K?

humm hummmm...

DiAiWaiCo2 Log 3

New Recipe:
1 tea spoon of Mauri-Pan Yeast
1/4 tea spoon of Sodium biCarbonate
200ml of sugar dilluted in...
1.5litre of water
this is the minimum ammount of Yeast i've ever
tried. The whole pack of yeast was 11gm,
i think this time is a quater of the whole pack..
or maybe even less.
Mix the yeast and sodium bicarbonate dry.
Put into the 1.5litre bottle with sugar water in it,
Shake vigorously and walla..
no foam forming.
Not even the usual brownish color foam.
the color of the solution looks like its still see through.
(Not like the usual one i use to do,
foam building up in a matter of minutes
and the solution color looks somewhat
like 'teh-tarik')

0700 pipe in!! and (Excited!!) gas movement (Sigh*)

0830 Still no gas movement.
Balik kampung..
1830 Came back from balik kampung,
the gas container was full. 1bps

0800 Gas container still full. 1bps
2100 Gas COntainer still full. 0.5bps (Oh oh! reducing?)

0645 GasContainer stil full. 0.5bps
i wonder can i reach 7 days?
2100 GasContainer stil full. 0.5bps
tis is actually base on 20bubble for 46 seconds..
now how much would that bring?

Sunday, 29 August 2010

August Update

it have been awhile,
i havent been updating.
well got so busy lately even though there is a lot of action with my akvarium.

but then again, u have to understand,
akvarium is a slow action hobby,
slower than this would be 'bonsai'

so pic update with the tank and a list of what happened.1) Diatom is covering all the non moving area in the tank!!
today its showing signs of reduction.
2) added new plant here and there,
new anubias nana
new plant we malay called as Pegaga..
(Its sending new shoot after a day with CO2!! wonders ha)
3)due to the diatom, i havent been cleaning the sand area,
will do so after they are all gone!
4) the blue stone up front is a new stone. i know it'll change
its colour soon :(
5) life stock:
a) 5 black neon tetra
b) 6 neon tetra
c) 2 mollies
d) 2 EsAyEes
e) a few shrimp i dont care that much about hahah

so.. will update soon...
i hope :D

Thursday, 15 July 2010


i have read somewhere,
that an inch of fish should be placed in a 4x4inches of space
for it to swim around. But a fish swims in all three axis therefore,
what about z axis? well lets just consider bout the surface and not
depth shall we?
So!! a standard 2 feet tank would have 24 x 12 inches of swimming
surface isnt it? if we consider 4 x 4 is a block of one fish,
then 24 x 12 should have 18 blocks of fish right?
meaning, if i am to keep an inch each of fish, i can have 18 of them!!
now i've also read somewhere that 1 gallon per 1 inch of fish,
a standard two feet tank is about 10 US gallons.. so i can either own
1) 10 pcs of one inch fish or!!
2) 1 piece of a 10 inch fish heheheh,
i'm going with the first option.
therefore, i have bought
8 pieces of Neon Tetra,
2 mollies,
to keep my EsAyEe company..
and guess what?The Neon Tetra didnt survive...
am blaming it on the water chemistry,
i think my cycle is not completed yet.
here i am,
2 tetras,
2 mollies,
2 EsAyEes
no this is not the noah's ark.. humm humm

Wednesday, 14 July 2010

July Riskep De4

-Remove the blue BG,
-Flattened the sand,
-Add in the EsAyEe
-Add in a few more stone...
here u go...
Riskep De4

Friday, 9 July 2010


...and so i woke up at 1230 am,
had to wait till half an hour till my senses kicks in.

Started to make the temporary tank for my EsAyEe,
bought a cheap filter just for them.
THe plastic jar? 1 ringgit :D

2am EsAyEe transfered, so does the shrimp,
kinda felt it'll be over stock cause of the temp tank size...
but they have to bear with me for 10 days...

Siphon out all the original gravel, found out that this is
better then having to bring your fragile tank to a water
source and hose down all the gravel.
But What if the water level got too low for u to siphon it out?
Just add water laaahhh!!

Tank is cleaned, back film already installed.
Found out that it is not as i imagined it to be.
The film is not as soft as how i thought it should be,
Tips 1)
Cut the whole thing first, u'll end up with
improper cutting on the edge.
Tips 2) as everybody knows it already...
soap water on glass surface, apply,
credit card to remove bubble.

Partition for the type of gravel.
As i am using white sand and my old gravel,
I have to put some partition to make sure they dont mix.
Tips 1) best to use a soft carton box same material like
the tissue box. For better shape and control.
Tips 2) Good tape that dont stick its residue on the glass surface.
Tips 3) when buying stone, consider stones to guide
this partition too, u can put them to produce the contour u need.

every pot of the grass was devided into two,
so does HC. am planting them deep!
as i was told the tend to float a bit.

the slow part. trickling the water into the tank,
a bucket on a stool and the air line tube to flow the water in.
This was too slow!! Too slow... adehlaaa...
but the efect was nice.
Water was not cloudy,
my scape stays intact,
by the time the water level is half the tank height,
u can start to use cups to pour the water in.
With much caution though!
cause u dont want the pouring height produce
a force that will ruin your scape.
Tips 1) You'll find the surface Aquasoil amazonia II
did float by this method.
U just have to touch the floating grains and they'll sink right in.

Go to work!! adehlaaaaaa...

Saturday, 3 July 2010

July Rescape

Ok, i know.. its july and i am due for a rescape.
Not to say that the current one is no good or anything,
but the stand where i'm putting my 90kg tank is not
that reliable. (Am using those RM14 book shelf that u can buy from K4..)

so below is my plan..Its suppose to be a glimpse of what u can see on the river bank
where trees root going into the water.
(Yes.. the white sand is suppose to be water)
wanna keep it simple and lots of swimming area for the fauna.
-no tall plant.. Bye bye valisneria
-Hello HC and Blyxa japonica...
-Moss for the shrimp
-Blurred background.. i hope the place i'm going tomorrow have those.
-lots and lots of white sand!! heheheh

New Scape Buy :
-Plant!! Blyxa japonica, HC, any kind of grass...
-Strings to tie down my DW
-main stone!! about the size of my fist, 20cm should do it.
maybe i need to make the stone a bit different colour
from the gravel just to show contrast.
-maybe some other stone to compliment the MainStone (Oyaishi?)
Same colour?
-White Sand ... about 4kg of em

EsAyEe Temp Tank :
-A small water filter, Dont tell my brother but
after i'm done with this water filter, i might be
giving this to him just to 'poison' him:D

Sunday, 27 June 2010

100627 Balik Kampung

Balik kampung again,
this time i've found a rock with some moss on it,
i'll update the photo after i can get a good photo
of it soon ya.

the fish were ok.. EsAyEe only there is...
since they have algae to munch on, so no worries
of them starving right.

But the shrimps killed one of them for food.
Or simply one of em got sick and died, n therefore
they're filling their bellies with their friend's flesh.

am onto a new layout..
so its july scaping of course ..
cant wait:)

Monday, 21 June 2010

Es Ay Ee

for Siamese Alaga eater
hey hey, this post is truly for life monitoring of my EsAyEe,
bought it with my brother... from an LFS in sungai petani,
will update the map here.

1830 bought it for RM2.50
two pieces, one smaller one bigger.

2200 introduced my EsAyEe
to my tank, its not eating algae as it should.

0600 the EsAyEe starting to nibble.

1830 my oto is dead!! i wonder if its the EsAyEe fault.

still alive still alive!!
but somehow the colour of the bigger one
is slightly less then the smaller one..
male or female?

1800 gave em pellet to eat,
they're eating em too,
(hope this is not poisoning them after)

60hrs of cleaning my tank!! thanks EsAyEe

2200 still living happily,
am a bit concern bout my july rescape..
will this baby survive the transfer.. hummmm

Saturday, 19 June 2010

Mati Lagi

laaaa... the MPSP fish is dead already..
she's in my tank for 3 days and dead!! i wonder why? Ammonia inside water? The shrimp are doing good.
The Siamese Algae Eater is doing fine. (Have to monitor this)
it was Saturday 19June 0000 hrs, the time my siamese algae eater
entered my tank...
lets see the progress.
its 36 hours now... hope it reaches 100 hours :D

Friday, 18 June 2010


SInce my tank is having lots and lots of algae lately,
i'm taking action!!
its the Pemakan Alga Siam...
now how do u know this is the actual thing?
look at the black stripe...
it must extend to the back of the tail...

i was told that this fish is the best in the market
for eating algae, It can grow big yes.. but not to
4 to 5 month... well just buy a new one ok...
a smaller one for your 10 gallon tank.

somehow i found that this MPSP fish doesnt do
its work as it should. just spending time more on
the wooden area...

but for this flying fox.. it was told that they even
nibble on the plant!! which is soooo 'arigatai'
havent seen them in action yet.
but will update soon ok:)

Tuesday, 15 June 2010

DiAiWaiCo2 Log 2

CO2 Log,

Recipe mix,
200ml sugar diluted in 700ml water.
(Water level is half a 1.5liter bottle)
11gm of yeast.
let it sit for 4 hours.
(Accidentally slept actually hahahaha... but this is necessary,
we need to let it foam a few hours before we connect the air line.
Or else u'll be cleaning a full tank of yeast smelling water hahah)

Pipe line connected. Lots of bubble.

Foam increased to danger zone (3/4 bottle)
roll the bottle up to reduce foam to safe zone.

Came back from work to send food to wife
at hospital, Daughter is admitted for falling off the
table. No cloud!! bubble was rapid! about 8 bubble per sec.
(Considering the air stone of course)

After Hospital, bubble is slower, bout 2bps.
Its 12hrs ongoing.. lets see how far this one go.

Came Back from hospital...
its rescaping nite for me and the bubble is never better ...

The bubble is turning into micro buble.
(unexplainable but hey.. this better no?)
30 hrs in counting. Go!Go!Go!

I have just realize...

...dat aquascaping is not to start with a simple tank.
then u upgrade adding drift wood and some more


u start with everything in... Then u maintain.

did a bit of changes just now.
re planting,
adding new accesories.
Ended up clouding the whole tank
an tempering with the gravel like when
u're washing the rice!!

Cant take any pic now.
wait till the water clear a bit.
Maybe in a few day i guess...

Sunday, 13 June 2010


so Pet balik kampung jumaat lepas,
duk risau la jgak takut takut bebudak ni mati plak nanti.
tp apa nak wat, wit tak der lg nak bli timer.
Next thing to buy!! timer utk lampu n makanan!!11/6/10
ngan penuh takut takut nya..tinggalkan la aquarium ni

sampai jer umah, gi check ikan dulu,
ikan tak mati.. tp kebulur lah kot, bagimakan trus jer melahap. sorri sorri...
nanti Pet beli tau!! Timer
Cabomba is shedding its leaf!!
According to the wise one (The internet.. who else?)
this is a sign for lack of light and CO2.The Nana is rooting longer!!
hey i cant wait till my re-scape this july!!
wait and see.. its going to be something.

The Cabomba is rooting to0!!
waaahhhh at least i know that my tank is 'growing'
Val (vallisneria) is shooting new leaf.
Three new leaf for me to watch over..

The swords tail is dead!! 2 at the moment,
i have come to understand that the betta are killing em.
Ahaaaiii... Betta!! off u go!!

Algae?Oh oh.. is it time for me to buy an algae eater already?
oh oh...

(More pic will be updated soon)

Tuesday, 8 June 2010

Suka Hobi Abang ni..

Semalam sembang ngan wife.
terkeluar la hobi punyer kes..
'tp kan abang, kt suka ngan hobi abang ni.'
'kenapa' kita pun tanya la...
'pasal abang tak jalan sangat tinggalkan t sorang kat umah'

loh kesitu betul la jgak..
takkan nak tinggal kan.

MUMUPIPET is now house-bound.
creature cannot attack but can receive damage.
'bound to the chain and balls for eternity' - imam ishak
+0 / +12

ala ala magic the gathering.

tambah cabomba: sedikit menyesal dah.. nak buang bleh?

DiAiWai CO2 Log

Ok, memandang MumuPipet adalah budak baru belajar.
tidak malu untuk aku taruk semua kegagalan ku disini.
disini akan di update (Biarpun dimasa akan dtg) seluruh
perjalanan DiAiWai Co2 ku... sehingga stabil dan mencapai
formula optimum.

Percubaan kedua
100ml gula
5-7gm yeast (Basically separuh bungkus)

2000 start! Mixed and biar matang tanpa ditutup dulu
2015 duk tak duk kena gi klinik la plak!!
2130 balik check, didapati dah penuh dah tanki tu ngan buih
2200 bersihkan buih yg mencanak naik tu ngan roll botol tu sndiri

0000 sambungkan ngan tiub, bubble moderate.
0200 bubble masih di tahap sama, buih terhasil tapi setengah

1140 bubble banyak lagi,
air nampak clear.

1940 air nampak kelabu sikit, bubble dah 1bps

0700 air dah tak kelabu lagi,
bubble dah abis terus. Kalau goncang baru keluar.

consider gone!
so CO2 conclusion this time would be:
100ml of sugar diluted in 700ml water with 5-7gm of yeast
produce a less then 24 hours bubbling... hek enneeee
sikit nya!! bukan patutnya seminggu ka!!?

Monday, 7 June 2010

Co2Accident No 1 i wish there will be no Number 2.

semalam dok tulih kata pokok ni makin kunin,
so sebagai jawapan kepada hal tersebut maka
Pet pun mengambil langkah besar dalam
membikin CO2 generator.

The Material
1) 200ml gula dilarutkan secawan air panas.
( Pet guna botol susu baby utk measurement ini hahahah)
2)Yeast sebungkus. 11 gm kot.

The Method
1) gula yg dah dilarutkan tu dimasukkan ke dlm
botol 1.5l. Pet gi isi plak air suhu bilik sampai 1 liter.
(Silap besar disini)
2) tuangkan jer yeast tu tadi, n shake em baby!!
by this time, u can see the mixture producing lots
of bubble on the surface. This is CO2

The Air Line.......adalah seperti gambar.
1) tebuk jer tudung ni ngan dawai yg panas n cucuk
talian udara tu ke dlm. katanya better guna silicone
glue utk mengedap-udarakan.. Tp mahal la plak...
Pet pakai UHU jer!! (Gagal lagi disini)

2) Yang lain nyer sama jer macam nak set bebuli udara
dlm akuarium primitif anda :D
The Crash
alamak beb, dah siap.. skali syok tengok bebuli udara
tu mengganas bagai johan. apa lagi Pet biarkan la kan.
Gi layan DVD seround.. gi tgk balik skali suma air dlm
akuarium tu jadi kelabu!! tgk 'GasTank' kita tadi...
bubble yg kat permukaan yeast tadi sudah penuh sampai
tudung!! the whole thing dah masuk dlm akuarium Pet!!
beb!! tukar air utk 80liter akuarium tengah malam tak
indah woo!! nak kena reset everything!!
back to step one.adeh laaaaa..

The Mistake
1) Larutan yeast tu patut nya kena biarkan stabil
kejap dalam separuh hari dulu, then baru buleh
sambung ke talian udara.. tapi disitu jangan silap!!
nak biarkan stabil tu jangan gi tutup plak tudung
tu beb!! serious meletup!!

2) Larutan yeast tu patutnya kena buat separuh
botol jer, supaya kalau nak bubble pun, tak der la
sampai penuh ke atas.

3) kena ada secondary bottle kalau nak selamat.
gambar seperti dibawah.
4) Katanya bila kesan yeast tu dah abih, konon nya
yeast akan menyedut air kedalam 'Tank' kita.
so sila pasang ok..
(Checker valve ni macam one way road lah..
tak benarkan reverse)

Sunday, 6 June 2010


yes, memang manusia ni gatal semua nya,
tak buleh nak tahan sikit,
asal cuit naik.
asal cuit naik.
Sunyi sikit mula la nak mencari...
tak sabar langsung.
so Pet pun sunyi jgak..
dalam instruction kata kena bagi tank stabil seminggu ke dua minggu,
adehlaaa.. mana bisa tahan paakkkk... aku langgar juga!! hahahaha

-Gravel increased!! 3kg ke 6 kg (Baru la ada umph!!)
-Ikan laga plus lima ekor swordtail
alasan..'nak bagi ammonia contributor kat pokok'
hek enneee.. macam la orang tak tau kan...

tapi sesuatu yg merisaukan Pet kebelakangan ni.
Pokok macam idup segan mati tak mau daaa...
dah mula berbintik kunin... tengok kat ujung ujung daun tu,
ada kan?
ada kan?
bila dah terang lagi nanti
Pet taruk arrow okeh.

so kena la monitor benda ni...
nak tambah CO2 kah!!?

Saturday, 5 June 2010

Orang Kata Jangan!!

tapi nak layan akuarium jugak..
ha bayor la wit lektrik tu bebanyak pas nih!

so Pet bli akuarium bebaru ni,
suma skali yg abis 166 apa yang 166 nyer?
ntah.. jap check balik.

akuarium RM24
lampu RM66
filter RM48
Pokok RM10 (Dpt free satu)
Gravel RM6 (3 kilo, last last nyesal)
tensiongon RM7
MicroBacteria RM5
total RM 166 ada give and take jgak.
makcik tu punya la baguihnyer,
siap bagi instruction lg :D

tak nak tulih banyak dah..
gambar tank ari pertama...gravel 3 kg utk 2feet tank rasa cam tak cukup