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post #76 of 110 (permalink) Old 01-25-2013, 01:20 AM Thread Starter
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Small updates-- I took out all the rummy nose tetras and gave them to my fiance. No more small fish left in this tank other than the otos. Also pulled out all the dwarf sag and split up all the c. parva and willisii/nevilli so they could slowly (if ever) carpet.

Also took a vid during feeding time: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=1NY78CPf330

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sick! i'm getting one for my 125. how do you like him? how's the hunting behavior? does he really bother the other fish? finally, what do you feed him?
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sick! i'm getting one for my 125. how do you like him? how's the hunting behavior? does he really bother the other fish? finally, what do you feed him?
Love him! My favorite fish in the tank for sure. He leaves everyone alone, doesn't bother anyone at all. I can't put any other fish under 2" in there though, otherwise it's snacktime. I feed him frozen beefheart and bloodworms mainly. Very rarely will he eat flakes and only if he's starving. I used to feed him ghost shrimp, but not much more these days. He does stalk small fish-- named him Hunter for a reason.

I got him 8-9 months ago when he was about 1 3/4". He's now over 4" easily. It's a unique fish for sure, and definitely a centerpiece.

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sick! i'm getting one for my 125. how do you like him? how's the hunting behavior? does he really bother the other fish? finally, what do you feed him?
My friend had one and he was a very fun fish to watch! Left all the others alone for the most part. I do remember he had a molly in there for a while, but it was in bad shape. Watching him hunt the molly was really interesting! He'd go all inverted and swim backwards, watching it like a hawk.
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this tank is aboslutely beautiful, i love how it has such a dense feel but it seems like there is still a lot of swimming space etc. and that bush fish is awesome. very nce
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Love the bushfish! He'd turn my tank into a buffet, but he's a beauty... You ought to get some cheap guppies, put them in a small tank, let them breed 'till you have a bunch, then put 'em in. I bet it would be really fun to watch! And he'd have fun too....
I may get yelled at, but personally if they aren't horribly crowded, I have nothing against breeding small fish as fish food.

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gorgeous tank! Love your layout and fauna. Unique for sure
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Filtration/circulation-- Fluval 406, Koralia 425, Koralia 240

How do you find the Koralina 425, 240? I'm considering purchasing these as they seem to be very cost efficent compared to other options.

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Thanks everyone!

Wolf19-- the Koralias are great. I would recommend them in a heartbeat to anyone. If I were to do it again, I definitely wouldn't go for anything else. Price, looks, functionality, quality, durability, they're all there for these powerheads.

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Quick pic update. Chugging along...

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This really is impressive considering your performance to maintenance. How long do you think the soil / root tab combo will keep going? Indefinitely? I think my eco-complete has played out after a year, but I'm dosing EI to keep my weeds growing.
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Thanks, I really don't have to do any maintenance at all. I do 75% water changes every 2-3 weeks and scrub down the glass of minimal algae. I top off with tap water every 3-4 days. That's about it! No ferts, no dosing, just 14 hours of light from the Kessil Amazon daily.

I think the root tabs are good enough indefinitely, to be honest. I put new ones in every 4-6 months and have not seen any ill effect. All my plants still grow like mad to this day (relatively speaking for this kind of setup).

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please tell me the title is a Sc2 reference.... amazing tank btw

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