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that shrimp pic/vid cracks me up. that should be put in the TFH calendar
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I have a dozen rummies, and I added 6 cardinal tetras a few weeks after I got the rummies. Now the rummies don't swim around in a tight school as much as they did before I added the cardinals. Now they act more like the cardinals do. My tank looks a bit too busy. My tank is only 55, so it might not look so busy in yours. Not sure if it is just my particular tank situation, but I thought I would share my experience. (I also added some angels, but I would think that adding angels would make them school more. Who knows?)

Looks good by the way. I want to get some otos.
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Your tank is great. I have 10 rummies in a 65 gallon. I want to add some more just b/c I like them The 10 have been in the tank for about 3 months and seem to be happy. They only seem to split up when my SAE's go crazy.
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I have a dozen rummies, and I added 6 cardinal tetras a few weeks after I got the rummies. Now the rummies don't swim around in a tight school as much as they did before I added the cardinals. Now they act more like the cardinals do. My tank looks a bit too busy. My tank is only 55, so it might not look so busy in yours. Not sure if it is just my particular tank situation, but I thought I would share my experience. (I also added some angels, but I would think that adding angels would make them school more. Who knows?)

Looks good by the way. I want to get some otos.
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Your tank is great. I have 10 rummies in a 65 gallon. I want to add some more just b/c I like them The 10 have been in the tank for about 3 months and seem to be happy. They only seem to split up when my SAE's go crazy.
Thank you for the input on the rummynose. We have a fish club meeting tomorrow and always head over to the guys store than runs the club afterwords. Will have to see what he has. He gives a pretty good discount on club nights. I know I want more rummynose for sure but I am still debating on a second school of tetras. Would rather not mess with their tight schooling habits though. There is so much open water pace to fill up. Right now it seems a bit empty and the rummynose hang kind of low. Maybe something that will hang a bit higher in the water. Will have to watch some tanks for a bit but the behaviors will probable change from the small holding tanks to the bigger planted tank.

Otos are a great little fish. I haven't kept them in a number of years because I have had BN plecos but I am glad to have them now. Very active all day long. Great fish!

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that shrimp pic/vid cracks me up. that should be put in the TFH calendar
Thanks! Picture is for sure not high enough quality I would think....

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Nice! I love all of the blyxa.
Looks great. And LOL @ those cherry shrimp... i've never seen them do that before! That's cool.
I have seen them at the top like that when the duckweed gets thick but never lined up in a row before. I also love the blyxa. Has to be one of my favorite plants! No runners and a grassy look! What else could you want?

Any criticism or suggestions are welcome also. I have some plants I am not sure where to put.
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Tank looks awesome, love the design!!!!
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post #36 of 121 (permalink) Old 01-20-2011, 06:41 AM
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Love the RCS photo, I literally lol'd.

Great tank! Wish I had it


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I am really enjoying the separate sections for plants and the white sand. Not only does this look very nice, but it takes down the cost of adding planted aquarium specific substrate to the whole tank.

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Shawnts106 - Thank you!
Caton - Thank you and I am glad I could bring a chuckle to you.
Capsaicin_MFK - The sand has worked out well. I like how it gives the fish a lot of open (negative) space for the fish. It also came with the tank and I didn't have to go out and buy any more Flourite for the tank. In expensive is good! The Flourite that came from the 55G gave me enough to have 4-5" in the planting area.

Fish update: Added a 5th Corydoras ehrhardti and 6 more rummynose last night. Lots more activity in the tank now! Love it!

Have a bit of a fertilizer question. I have been dosing EI since I got started in the hobby about 5-7 years ago. I am almost out of micros (flourish). I am thinking about buying CSM+B Plantex. See the thread here about it.

Thanks for looking and for any help that you can provide on the fertilizers.

Will try and get some pictures at some point this weekend.
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Here are a couple of photos from day 22 of the tank. I am having a hard time getting a nice shot with the fish in focus. Any tips? Camera is on a tripod and I am using a 2 sec. timer so I am not touching the camera when it shoots.


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I was in the middle of my 70% water change and started fining eggs all over in the plants.

Corydoras ehrhardti - eggs!!!
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Congrats on the Cory eggs! Are you going to pull them to raise?

Are you using a flash on the camera?

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I am going to let nature run its course this time and set up a raising tank/tub for the next batch that should come in the next couple of weeks. I have a contact with a breeder in our local fish club that has given me a bunch of tips to raising them. Hopefully they will spawn again soon!

I did not use the flash on the camera. Here are some better pictures for you.



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just turn up your ISO on your camera. it should help with capturing the movement, if only for a small sacrifice in quality.
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Nice looking tank. Congrats on the eggs. You are right though, the top half needs some activity. If you like tetras, my vote goes for lemon tetras. They school just as much as the rummies. Harlequins would also be a nice addition, although, ime, they tend to shoal more than school.
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Just got my fertilizer package from aquariumfertilizer.com. I will start dosing CSM+B Plantex for my micros as soon as I run out of flourish. I also picked up the 13% cleat iron. I am curious to see how the extra iron will work with the plants.
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