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post #1 of 12 (permalink) Old 06-02-2003, 10:47 PM Thread Starter
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They always say third times the charm, guess this must be it.. Stupid computer. Anyway, my new planted tank, take a look, give advice, I'm open to anything.
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Looks good...all systems go!!
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Looks good! Nice plant selection. Would be nice to see some fish in there. A school of 6-8 White Cloud Mountain Minnows, perhaps? Neons would look great, but I figured I'd suggest something a bit more hardy.

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I thought about both of those, but theres a slight catch in that plan.. The tank is only heated to about 72-73 degrees for the madagascar lace. So, right now I'm leaning towards pygmy sunfish, unless anyone has any other ideas.. *hint hint*
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White Cloud's will do fine in that temperature, so will platties.
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I have a bit of a commitment problem... It gets worse every day.. Also have a bit of a fetich for crypts. Should be interesting once if fills in a touch. Couldn't tell you what most of these are anymore. Theres roughly 5-10 diff species of crypts in here, along with a lily. Anyone feels like taking a stab at any of them, knock youself out. I know some are green wendtii, red and bronze willissi, some lutea, and i think cillata, but not sure. Anyway, I'm looking for fish ideas. Tank is back up to around 77 degrees. Moved the lace to a larger tank, and can't stand the guppies in here. Open to any ideas. There is no rhym or or reason to my planting technique, so after it grows in a bit, it will probably end up looking a little.. jumbled.

Lord some days they just shouldn't let me out of the house.. *sighs* guess my third tries the charm theory is still in play.. Let me try this one more time.

Ook, so maybe its the 4th try thats the winner.. Posted the pic twice this time, instead of forgetting it all together like the first 3. ops:

Ok, seriously, this is getting old!
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This will hopefully be the last time I decide I need to do this. Finally have it how I like it. Now, if only my fish would show there faces. Currently houses a male apistogramma agassizii, while I hunt down a mate for him, and a blue male betta. Both run and hide at the first site of movement. The Apisto has even started letting the betta room with him under the log. Makes for a pretty boring tank. Thinking of getting some tetras, and kicking out the betta and the apisto, but still open to other suggetions. Will have to add pics later. My comp managed to slaughter mine...
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how much lighting do u have on that tank? and is incandescent or fluorescent? i also have a 5 gallon. 8)
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2.6 watts per gallon = 1 13 watt powercompact
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ah. i have 20 watts on my 5 gallon.
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How did you get 20 watts?
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haha. i had 40 watts on my 5 gallon and that was too hot and made a lot of algae. i think my otos were happy tho. wel. i don't have algae anymore.
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