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post #91 of 2268 (permalink) Old 10-07-2011, 12:54 AM
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Dwarf neons would look good.

If you'd like to try a school of 30-40 Oryzias woworae, I can hook you up. Same colors as praecox, but the parents can't eat juveniles, so you get recruits unless the school's too big for the tank.

All it takes is some nice manzy for my 90G...
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That was his 180 wood scape. I believe he went with the wet dry off the bat on this tank.
Yep..........I had a OC filter on the old 120 which had a 24x24x48" tank size.........but I took that one off and reused the sump and pump.

I suppose I could add an OC filter, but they are a PITA to clean and reuse those cartridges. Slows the flow down as they clog etc.

I just accept a little filth and do good sized water changes and use sponge.
Another option would be to have a mechanical loop inside the sump with a very fine micron rated canister. Something cheapo like coffee filters etc that I could toss out easy every 2-3 days etc.

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Did do a little bit more trimming, most species are doing better after adapting to the new home.........Fire red shrimps are roaches...they are everywhere. Time to start culling them and selling them off locally.

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Maybe you could get a fish to help that wouldn't bother your other fish.

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Maybe you could get a fish to help that wouldn't bother your other fish.
I think C. compressiceps would do well, they'd be fat

Problem is I have Sturisoma fry also.

I'll be adding new guinea rainbows here in a week or so.


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Nice tank Tom!

What is the deep red plant behind the Hydrothrix garderi?


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This picture pulls at my heart strings :L That is gorgeous.

Ha ha, he he! DAncE whEn yoU're HAPppy! He he he! DAnce, danCE, DANCe!

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Nice tank Tom!

What is the deep red plant behind the Hydrothrix garderi?
Err, could be Red myrio the M turbulatum or whatever........P stellatus, A reineckii that has not colored up entirely..........Green Rotala macrandra, the larger wide leaf bright green thing is something else, I do not recall, it had a nice large bright green leaf so I liked it and it's easy to grow/care for.

I trimmed today and sloped the Ludwigia sp "red" nicely and went to the bone in the front, removed some filler plants, added a spacer wood piece or two, thinned out stuff here and there. Hedge sod cut the UG a bit.

Spent most of the time playing with my Woodagumi 70 Gallon. Pics will be forthcoming in a month or so.
Trimmed the staro porto velho some also finally. Spread it out a little. It's not taking off as fast as most of the foreground plants. Even UG does a faster clip. This is good and bad, once it does grow in, it'll stay put.

The L pantanal is becoming a bit weedy. Getting it to scape well and be ordered and consistent is not the easiest thing. I may replace with something else or move it where I can tend it more.

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I got to see this tank in person today when I dropped off the club PAR meter.

It's even nicer in person. The variety of colors in the tank is really neat. Reds, oranges, greens....very nice. I'm not usually a fan of dutch-ish tanks, but this one's quite impressive.
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Looking good. How do you prefer to run the Vortech? I have an MP40 on my 75, but have only used the constant mode.
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I got to see this tank in person today when I dropped off the club PAR meter.

It's even nicer in person. The variety of colors in the tank is really neat. Reds, oranges, greens....very nice. I'm not usually a fan of dutch-ish tanks, but this one's quite impressive.
You agreed to lie about it
It's full of algae and this tank is heavily photoshopped.

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Looking good. How do you prefer to run the Vortech? I have an MP40 on my 75, but have only used the constant mode.
Lagoon mode.

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I think C. compressiceps would do well, they'd be fat
Even though they're dwarf, wouldn't they still tear up your substrate?

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Even though they're dwarf, wouldn't they still tear up your substrate?
Huh? these guys do nothing to the sediment.

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Huh? these guys do nothing to the sediment.

http://www.google.com/search?q=Creni...A&ved=0CDEQsAQ
Dwarf Pike Cichlids: Just thought Cichlids were mostly into remodeling their environment. Nice to know these don't.

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