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Dwarf Pike Cichlids: Just thought Cichlids were mostly into remodeling their environment. Nice to know these don't.
Well, some do, so it's a fair question since I was not very specific
These guys are full of attitude for being such a little fish.

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The New Guinea Rainbows will be nice. I have a pair of them and if I could easily replace my bosemanis with more I would. The male's color ranges from orange to a dark maroon. He's also got a lot of gold iridescence to him. When he's the darker red you can see the gold color a lot more. I call it his "bling mode."
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lovely tank, tom

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Wouldn't the compressiceps decimate your red roach population, though? Or is that not the case?

Sorry, I'm not very familiar (or much into) cichlids outside of gbr's and apisto cac's.
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Wouldn't the compressiceps decimate your red roach population, though? Or is that not the case?

Sorry, I'm not very familiar (or much into) cichlids outside of gbr's and apisto cac's.
They would do a good number, but 1-2 fish X 500 hard to find Fires would be tough. They'd have to pick them off in the tiniest smallest cracks in the wood and thickets of plants.

In an open tank.......sure..........

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Ah right, good point Tom! Somehow I thought you were planning on getting a big number.
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o m g... i love the DW
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Ah right, good point Tom! Somehow I thought you were planning on getting a big number.
No, it'd be just a few, but I do not think I will, the Dwarf rainbows will be put in next week early.

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Tank's lookin great! What kind of plant is that growing above the water line, on the driftwood?
Tom is that a CPR on the right side of the tank? Are you using a Sump and how is it set-up? What type pump?
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Tom is that a CPR on the right side of the tank? Are you using a Sump and how is it set-up? What type pump?

Page 4 its stated its a CPR also Tom posted a pic of his sump. Not sure on the pump though.
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Oooooo so prettyyyyy! <3

What did you use for the soil? I have decided that I hate stratum completely, and I'm kind of nervous to actually raid a paddy of some dirt ... call me a chicken, but I'm too big a girl to be trying to dodge an irate farmer's shotgun pellets for trespassing while holding a bucket full of dirt and a shovel! LOL

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Page 4 its stated its a CPR also Tom posted a pic of his sump. Not sure on the pump though.
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The pump on top is a Tom's diaphram to remove any air that builds up in over flow siphon.

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Oooooo so prettyyyyy! <3

What did you use for the soil? I have decided that I hate stratum completely, and I'm kind of nervous to actually raid a paddy of some dirt ... call me a chicken, but I'm too big a girl to be trying to dodge an irate farmer's shotgun pellets for trespassing while holding a bucket full of dirt and a shovel! LOL

I have ADA aqua soil in here.

Same in my 180 Gallon.

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Oooooo so prettyyyyy! <3

What did you use for the soil? I have decided that I hate stratum completely, and I'm kind of nervous to actually raid a paddy of some dirt ... call me a chicken, but I'm too big a girl to be trying to dodge an irate farmer's shotgun pellets for trespassing while holding a bucket full of dirt and a shovel! LOL
You can also drive anywhere in the delta region.........plenty of small roads off 113 north of Woodland.
They do not care, tell them you are from the Ag commissioner's office doing soil samples. I've been all over these places and know many of the water district folks.......they have hunters out there etc...duck season, blam!, there goes daffy!

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Very pretty, Tom. Your new choice of weeds are a pleasant improvement. Didn't care for the ADA style tank, never really been fond of that style. I'm all for dutch and similar styles. Isn't that ludwigia palustris sp 'red' awesome? Grows great even for me. That's saying something.

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