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post #196 of 215 (permalink) Old 06-12-2013, 05:36 AM Thread Starter
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Thinking about putting 8 Dwarf Emerald Rasboras or 8 Chili Rasboras in the Mini M. Any opinions? I'm getting a glass lid cut this week.
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post #197 of 215 (permalink) Old 06-13-2013, 02:58 AM
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I got 7 "purple rasboras" in mine and they school together quite well. I say quite because 6 of the 7 swim together a lot and the 7th comes out only sometimes. I also have 3 CPD's and they don't swim together much at all. But the CPD's look really awesome!

I had originally wanted sundadanio axelrodi but it wasn't in stock at my LFS. They could be an excellent contrast with Chili Rasboras.
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Awesome, luckily I have sundadanio axelrodi, chili rasbora, cpd's, scarlet badis and dwarf emerald rasboras at my lfs.

I've had cpd's and scarlets before. Looking for something new. I worry that my tank does not have enough cover for them.
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I got tired of the tank being so plain, so I changed the stone out and added a few plants. I'm not liking it very much yet, but I think it will grow into what I want. The stems on the back right need to come in and the wood and rocks will eventually be covered by moss. Still thinking about what to change, any ideas?

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I moved the rotala sunset to the other side of the tank. The color was too similar to the hydrocotyle japan. Now there is more light for the rotala colorata to use and hopefully fill in faster. The unknown moss is growing a bit and it starting to look like flame moss. I'm also not sure the hydrocotyle fits in the tank. I'm hoping to grow the Rotala Colorata into a full bush type look and that the moss will cover the rock and wood.

I added 11 sundadanio axelrodi to the tank and a glass lid I had made to cover the top. I had it custom made, so it covers more than the ADA lid. I've had jumpers with the ADA lid, none yet with this one. The way the lid sits on the clips makes the tank look not level, but in reality it is. If I shift the lid left or right, it changes the bubble under the glass. Kind of weird how that works. 11 fish is probably too many, but I got 11 from The Wet Spot for $27. Pretty good deal if you ask me. The fish are coloring up nicely. If I had a macro lens then I could get a good pic. This picture is terrible and lacking the true color of the tank. If I could get some spare time, I would take some real pictures.

I also bought an Ikea pepper grinder and filled it with the smallest New Life Spectrum. I tightened the grinder up and it works well for these little fish. You can see it on the right side of the tank.

The AquaticMagic lily outflows I ordered from them came in and they were the wrong ones. They refunded me and I'm on the hunt again. If you have a 9mm outflow you want to sell let me know.

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2 adult PFR's and 5 or so juvies. Moved 5 or so juvies to the Deep blue tank. I also changed that tank recently.

Any scaping opinions? Pull the hydrocotyle? Yank the rocks and wood and put the Hydrocotyle in its place? I want to yank the sunset eventually because I think its too big for this tank. If I can get the Rotala Colorata to grow in I would pull the sunset.



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Looks great. I actually like the Hydrocotyle but I would try to keep it small and not let it spread out a lot.

I actually like the larger leaves on the Sunset Hygro but if you want some tall green stems, ditch it because there are so many other choices. I like it.

Good idea on the pepper grinder too. I may have to try that. My feather fin rainbows don't seem to be able to handle the smallest New Life Spectrum either so I have been using flakes which get really ugly. I am stealing your idea.
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I hate sunset hygro, it grows like a weed in my tank and it just made it look ugly and cluttered. I've tossed what I thought was all of it, but there's a couple stems of it left.

I like the hydrocotyle too, but if you end up pulling it out, maybe add some small rocks to border the grass, and then add some crypts to the right of it. The rock border would act to separate the grass and crypts. I think the crypts would be a good contrast in height and color to the grass.

If you pull the hydrocotyle, could you save it for me? I would like to add it to my Mini-M. Maybe trade some of my moss for it or something.
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Took a few pics of the fish. I don't have a macro lens and these fish are tough.
Getting tired of the sunset, gunna pull it out. The rotala colorata is growing, but not doing very good on the lower parts. The Ludwigia red is doing awesome and so is the belem. Anyone want to buy some E. Belem? I'm thinking about pulling it out and replanting a little.






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Dang! Those are beautiful! That's a finnex Fugeray, right?

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are those "blue neon rasboras'?
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Yes it's the Fugeray. Yes it's the Neon Blue Rasboras, also called sundadanio axelrodi.
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Yes it's the Fugeray. Yes it's the Neon Blue Rasboras, also called sundadanio axelrodi.
Cool little fish. Seen them at my lfs but wasn't sure of the Latin name. How is the coloration in person?
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They are pretty much as this picture shows. They have just a little color until they turn and move. At certain angles they glow in the blue green you can see in the pics. They also have a little bit of bright red/orange in a few areas that I haven't been able to catch on a camera. They are a good looking fish. They move around more than chili rasboras but not as much as a CPD. Fun to watch, easy to feed and pleasant to the eye.

I took out the rotala colorata last night, it was struggling. I have a random no-name stem that is doing better that I hope to cultivate into a nice bush.
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