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post #181 of 414 (permalink) Old 12-25-2012, 01:35 AM Thread Starter
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Just went through the entire thread and I must say I love it. Beautiful tank, set up, and determination! I also recommend the BN plecos, mine is great.
Thank you for kind words!

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post #182 of 414 (permalink) Old 12-25-2012, 03:55 AM
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Like so many have said before, I just read through your thread and I must say I have a serious case of tank envy. I'd love to have a tank and room likes yours someday. Having the filters so easy to get to along with all that counter space to work on them must be very nice! When I return from Iraq next year I'm hoping my fiancÚ, wife then, will let me get a bigger tank. Great job.

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I too just read through the entire thread and was captivated the whole way. The tank is beautiful! I did not know that sterbai ate blyxa, but that would explain why I can't keep it growing in my tank with 18 sterbai.
Can you tell me the name of the plant in the far background just left of center? Also, what are you using to keep the moss on top of the rocks?
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post #184 of 414 (permalink) Old 12-26-2012, 12:21 AM
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Simple awesome! I especially love the rock work (have I said that here already? I can't remember - lol). I spend a lot of time walking along creek beds here, and i love to see rounded rocks used instead of jagged - it give the environment a completely different look. I like seeing your Congos, too. I can't decide if I want to get some for a future tank or not (I've never seen them in person) but the iridescent colors really show up well in your pics...are all yours male?

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post #185 of 414 (permalink) Old 12-26-2012, 02:38 AM
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Really nice tank, how big are your congos? Bigger then average? I can't figure out if mine are full grown yet, they look much smaller the yours, maybe its the pics?
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Went through the journal and I must say I've gotta do something like this one day! Awesome setup man!
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post #187 of 414 (permalink) Old 12-26-2012, 03:58 AM Thread Starter
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Like so many have said before, I just read through your thread and I must say I have a serious case of tank envy. I'd love to have a tank and room likes yours someday. Having the filters so easy to get to along with all that counter space to work on them must be very nice! When I return from Iraq next year I'm hoping my fiancÚ, wife then, will let me get a bigger tank. Great job.

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Thanks so much! The layout of this tank with the house worked out great and makes things super easy to get to. Are you serving over in Iraq?

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I too just read through the entire thread and was captivated the whole way. The tank is beautiful! I did not know that sterbai ate blyxa, but that would explain why I can't keep it growing in my tank with 18 sterbai.
Can you tell me the name of the plant in the far background just left of center? Also, what are you using to keep the moss on top of the rocks?
Thanks and I didn't think they did either till I caught them mowing it down. The Jullii cories will not eat it but the Strebai do.

The plant in the background is Pogostemon Stellatus 'Broad Leaf'. I love this plant better then Limnophila Aromatica cause it grows straight but it is only good in large aquariums cause they will get very big.

I take and put the moss on the rocks and then get hair nets and wrap around the rock to hold it in place. Works very well.

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Simple awesome! I especially love the rock work (have I said that here already? I can't remember - lol). I spend a lot of time walking along creek beds here, and i love to see rounded rocks used instead of jagged - it give the environment a completely different look. I like seeing your Congos, too. I can't decide if I want to get some for a future tank or not (I've never seen them in person) but the iridescent colors really show up well in your pics...are all yours male?
Thanks! You will love the congos and they are better in person! I think they are all males but not for sure.

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Really nice tank, how big are your congos? Bigger then average? I can't figure out if mine are full grown yet, they look much smaller the yours, maybe its the pics?
Thank you! The max size for congos is roughly 3" and mine are that and maybe a bit more. For comparison, the rainbows are about 5" long.

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Went through the journal and I must say I've gotta do something like this one day! Awesome setup man!
Thanks for the kind words! Hope you can do it as well because it is very fullfilling.

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Few pics. Did a trim, waterchange and a good cleaning last night and tank always looks good the next day.






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Lovely! And I just know that last Congo pic was for me - lol

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Well....some changes are on the way with fish selection and really has already started. I removed my Bala shark from this tank because he was just getting to big and was not leaving my rainbows alone. I also tore down my 20 gal tank and moved my Threadfin Rainbows in this tank but I was afraid the shark would have them for lunch since they are so small so that is another reason for the move.

This weekend I am going to Aquarium Adventure to get more of the following:

Rummmynose Tetras
Harlequin Rasboros
Otos
(1) Pleco
and ....possibly some more YoYo Loaches depending on the price. (Those that followed my 90 Corner Tank remember my yoyo's and that I lost them last year to something.)

Can't wait! Will try and post some updated pics of the tank this weekend if I can.

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thats awesome. i am envious!

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I love those fish in there. Did you get your algae under control? The tank looks totally clean in these shots.
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post #194 of 414 (permalink) Old 03-16-2013, 09:21 PM Thread Starter
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I love those fish in there. Did you get your algae under control? The tank looks totally clean in these shots.
It has balanced out. I did buy a Ancistrus Bushynose Pleco and 4 more Otos to help clean, but the tank has balanced itself and things have acclimated to the water conditions really well, especially the Jungle Vals.

I also added my Threadfin rainbows from my 20 gal and purchased some Bleeding Heart Tetras, and more Rummynose Tetras. I really like the varity and size differences of the fish I have right now.

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I love this tank! Good call on switching out the bigger rocks with the smaller ones, the scale is more appropriate for the "tree trunks". Gorgeous! I am so jealous!
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