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post #46 of 2274 (permalink) Old 01-20-2011, 08:39 PM Thread Starter
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gotta love them!

ps. i always thought you were a guy for some reason....did i read somewhere you are a gal? just a random question. sorry if its to creeper-ish

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here are the pics of the neons. ill get more pics when i add the extra plants

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neons and a shrimp


grabbed the wrong slider in LR, but this looks kinda cool


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gotta love them!

ps. i always thought you were a guy for some reason....did i read somewhere you are a gal? just a random question. sorry if its to creeper-ish
Not creeper-ish at all. Totally a chick, LOL!
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Honestly, I get that a lot online. So clearly there's something masculine about the way I type . . .
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i think it was in your profile picture.... i typically think people are guys unless their profile picture is something obviously "girly"
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post #52 of 2274 (permalink) Old 01-21-2011, 05:12 AM Thread Starter
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Planted it they are so happy. I ordered 5vals and 15 dwarf sag. What I got was different, I got at least 10 vals and at least 25 dwarf sag. More likely 30!!

It will look good when everything recovers from shipping.


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its starting to look like a real tank!

but the neons arent really shoaling as well anymore...because they can hide i guess
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lost two neons found the one body, cant find the other one. ill get replacements when i get otos on tuesday. what do you think about a mystery snail?
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here is a FTS its a bad picture, and it looks better in real life. but it will help you get an idea. there is a little bit of melting on the vals, but hopefully they will rebound.



any suggestions? the scape is kinda bland
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Well it's been my experience that with my own tank as well as helping others, as well as a lot of the ADA tanks I've seen, that it dose not hurt to have some tall stem plants on the background to fill in the back wall. Depending on the colors and style you want I might be able to suggest some plants that are easy to obtain and easy to maintain.

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i was hoping there would be enough vals to cover the back nicely, as it loks very sparse. id like to get some more stem plants in the future, but for now, im broke :\ but i would like some suggestions, please.

i think i posted it in the first post, but idk. the tanks is a standar 10G no CO2 is has 2 13W 6500K cfls in the stock hood. i thought that it would be too much light to keep it low-tech, but hoppy says it should be fine. so ill stick with the lights i have for now.
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Well the neons didn't get along with leroy as well as I had thought. During the day they are fine, but I came in tonight and there he was, with a neon hallway in his mouth D:

What now? I'm attached to the neons and to Leroy! I think a ten gallon seems empty with just a betta and three Otos.

I scooped up the remaining 4 neons and floated them in a cup in the tank. Idk what to do
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Ack! I haven't tried my guys with anything tiny yet. I'm hoping to try some CPD's in the 20L, but I may just buy more Kuhli Loaches instead.
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the neons arent even that small! i have no idea how he could have even gotten half in his mouth!!!

what should i do??
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