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post #31 of 227 (permalink) Old 05-01-2011, 01:39 AM Thread Starter
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I got a new series of shots and I am backing up a bit. Here is the tank with water 'n nuttin' else. I'll have more soon.

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post #32 of 227 (permalink) Old 05-01-2011, 03:03 PM Thread Starter
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Hey here is some more headway.



I love the look of that white aragonite sand.
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This tank is going to look amazing! I'm really excited to see how it turns out

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I agree with you that the white sand looks fantastic.
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This tank is going to look amazing! I'm really excited to see how it turns out

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I agree with you that the white sand looks fantastic.
I will do my best. I think that I have some pretty nice plants to put in there.

I am working on more new photos right now.
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post #35 of 227 (permalink) Old 05-01-2011, 09:38 PM Thread Starter
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OK here it is with the manzanita stumps that I plan to use.



The two biggest stumps are still absorbing water, so I had to use a couple of rocks to hold them down in the meantime. I will rearrange them some more to find a good scape. I have had these pieces of driftwood around for a while and I wondered when I would ever be able to use them.
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Hey, that looks great. I've always loved the look of a freshly set-up saltwater/ brackish aquarium.

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I love that clean white sand. I hope that I can keep it tidy.
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So does anybody have any ideas for cool brackish fish that would work in a 30 or 40 breeder?
a group of 5-6 red chromides would be awesome!


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I think it would be cool to use just a couple of chromide cichlids maybe in combination with a larger group of something else. Do you know where to get chromides?
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I think it would be cool to use just a couple of chromide cichlids maybe in combination with a larger group of something else. Do you know where to get chromides?
the store i work at has them. were in PA tho. we do ship fish all the time. email oddball@oddballpets.com to get a price!


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Hey thanks for that tip! I have heard of your store before.
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Hey thanks for that tip! I have heard of your store before.
really wow cool all the way in wisconsin


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As it is, the driftwood looks quite like the ribcage of some fossil beastie.
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I can't wait to start getting some fish.

I am inclined to use the orange chromide cichlids (Etroplus maculatus). Hopefully I will see some fun behavior from them and they are nice and brightly-colored. I am going to email that store in PA about them.

I wonder about sailfin mollies (Poecilia latipinna) too. Does anybody know where to get some nice sailfin mollies?
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Aquabid has some nice ones! Full marine mollies some how look different that fresh water ones...they are larger.


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