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post #61 of 2268 (permalink) Old 10-02-2011, 06:15 PM
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That is so beautiful. I can't wait to see more.
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I've always found I lose one or two rainbows a month to jumping in my open top tanks . However, I've always wanted a big school of praecox... they are common, but F1 or F2 look incredible. What variety are you thinking about?
Yes, I know a few will leap to their deaths.

I lose a cardinal about once every 1-3 months or so.
They are not $$$, so I'm okay.

Not sure on the variety. I've kept some bosemani for client's, but have not kept much for myself in a very long time.

NG threadfins was another idea, small and delicate etc.
The other idea is a type of Boras.

Too much reds though, I want something a bit silvery and flashy.

It's an active colorful tank, so..........many many choices here.

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I LOVE my rainbows. I have mix of Bosemani, turquoise, new guinea and a yellow. I think the bosemanis would look really good in there.
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I LOVE my rainbows. I have mix of Bosemani, turquoise, new guinea and a yellow. I think the bosemanis would look really good in there.
They get a little too big though.

The other SA fish was Gold/Brass tetras, the smaller ones, but I already had them.

So I'd rather try something else.

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Think I'm going to add a school of Dwarf Rainbows in this tank.
I like that choice, the dwarf neons are my personal favorite fish.
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How do you get the glosso to grow so low and not leggy? How many bulbs are you running?
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How do you get the glosso to grow so low and not leggy? How many bulbs are you running?
Low light= slower growth, not shaded by other plants, I only have 1.8 w/gal in the tank.

And those bulbs are 40" away from the sediment.

Maybe jamming way too much light is not the best best and rather, focusing on good care, good CO2, good water changes and rich ferts is a simpler way with less energy usage and risk of algae????

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Low light= slower growth, not shaded by other plants, I only have 1.8 w/gal in the tank.

And those bulbs are 40" away from the sediment.

Maybe jamming way too much light is not the best best and rather, focusing on good care, good CO2, good water changes and rich ferts is a simpler way with less energy usage and risk of algae????
From what I can see your glosso blade grows very close to the substrate, even buried. Mine have been rather long or leggy as they say. They're growing sideways though. I'm running 2 x 24w T5HO and is about 10 inches away from the tank "60P". I've read somewhere that high co2 concentration can cause leggy growth. Is that true?

BTW, loving that tank, Tom.
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From what I can see your glosso blade grows very close to the substrate, even buried. Mine have been rather long or leggy as they say. They're growing sideways though. I'm running 2 x 24w T5HO and is about 10 inches away from the tank "60P". I've read somewhere that high co2 concentration can cause leggy growth. Is that true?

BTW, loving that tank, Tom.
I think I've read more Steer manure about causes of "Leggy Gloss" from not enough light, the too much CO2 is a new one on me

Whoever told you that, do not take their advice or put too much faith in what they say.

If you keep it trimmed, not overshadowed by other plants etc......it does quite well.

I just gave the tank a nice hacking. The rear 3/4 of the left side got whacked about 8-9" and then some of the row plants got trimmed, and some foreground plants got some hair cutting.

Not as bad as I'd thought it 'd be.

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Tropical haven in modesto has dwarf rainbows frequently. They had some nice splendids last time I was there. You would have to be up for a drive though.
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Any pics after the trim?
Hummm......good idea and question.

I'll take one and get it up at some point.

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Tropical haven in modesto has dwarf rainbows frequently. They had some nice splendids last time I was there. You would have to be up for a drive though.
Thanks, I can buy wholesale, so I'm luckier than many.
I do not sell fish/animals via mail. Only plants and dry goods etc.

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