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post #16 of 115 (permalink) Old 10-27-2012, 04:42 PM Thread Starter
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Pics!

Here's the new guppy and the peacock gudgeon:


Peacock gudgeon:


Full tank shot, as of today:
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I just saw you have a journal for your new 20g... it's looking so good! Those plants are really going to fill in nicely.

The gobys are pretty. Do you know if you have a male & female pair?


ps- at this rate of tank expansions, you'll be setting up a 75g by next summer. which, btw had cost me about the same as this little nano has!


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Great start callisto. Glad you were able to find some space for a tank in the house. Its a great hobby and nice to have a little slice of nature in your home. Enjoy.
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Thanks! I DO have a male/female pair with the peacock gudgeons.

Anyone know why fish have so many names for the same fish? They are called peacock gudgeons, peacock gobys, rainbow gudgeons, eyespot sleeper goby...

Trust me, I have NO ROOM for a larger tank. I really had to do some creative moving around to get this one and it's in my bedroom.

This tank has cost me a fortune. In fact, since I started the hobby only two months ago, I would guess I've spent somewhere in the range of $600.
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I found a great source for Manzanita... Blooms and Branches. (Google it... I'm at the airport right now). I bought a large, nice selection for $50. I have tons left after scaping my new 75g. I'm sure it's cheaper to buy larger quantities (because of the shipping) but they sell by the piece, or maybe you could order some with a group of people.
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Awesome! I'll keep that in mind!
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I really like your placement of everything! The Manazinta DW adds a lot IMO the way it's coming forward from the corner. Gorgeous.
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I really like your placement of everything! The Manazinta DW adds a lot IMO the way it's coming forward from the corner. Gorgeous.
Thank you so much. I'm now battling some sort of algae (I think). Off to post a new thread!
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mm; I am from Iowa

Beautiful tank! I am jealous of your gobys! I am looking for a male/female pair to get right now for my tank

My tank @ http://www.plantedtank.net/forums/sh...43#post2060943
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Beautiful tank! I am jealous of your gobys! I am looking for a male/female pair to get right now for my tank

My tank @ http://www.plantedtank.net/forums/sh...43#post2060943
Thank you! Hey, if they ever breed, you can have some fry.

Going to check out your tank now. Nice to see another Iowan! So few of us on forums...
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I think the ludwiga and vals would fare better dosing with Brightwell aquatics FlorinFE and FlorinAxis. Cheapest at LNT.com, which has no shipping charges.

The FlorinAxis may help with the algae. For it is a Co2 replacement. It is not as good as Seachem Excel but will not affect the Vals, which are sensitive to Excel.

What color is the algae? Brown algae is normal for the beginning of a tank.

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Thank you so much. I'm now battling some sort of algae (I think). Off to post a new thread!
uh-oh...good luck!
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Nice tank and beautiful fish. I've always wanted peacock gudgeons.

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Love it!!

I think the ludwiga and vals would fare better dosing with Brightwell aquatics FlorinFE and FlorinAxis. Cheapest at LNT.com, which has no shipping charges.

The FlorinAxis may help with the algae. For it is a Co2 replacement. It is not as good as Seachem Excel but will not affect the Vals, which are sensitive to Excel.

What color is the algae? Brown algae is normal for the beginning of a tank.
Algae is brown. I am dosing with Flourish Comprehensive, not Excel.

I will check out the chems you recommended. I'm totally in the dark when it comes to nutrients. It was suggested to me by someone here that I might have a macro deficiency, so that's why I bought the Flourish Comprehensive.
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