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No problem. Giving credit.when.its.due. I just did the big switch to dirt today and i hope my final scapegoat looks as elegant as yours

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Ha! Alliper I just noticed your comment! I thought they were nippy bullies(really good looking) nippy bullies. So back they went. I think they tank will be better without them. I might consider doing a big school (25-30) with Kribs in my 55 Gal when I set it up.
They have great color, but suck trying to keep with other fish. Tank is looking really good man.

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Thanks Alliper! I will put up more pics when all the fish in QT hit the main tank.

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Good choice of fish!

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Thanks LB79. I am very happy with them. Can't wait to see the full school of cardinals together in the planted tank!

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6 Weeks! A little re-scape and pics to update. Livestock is all out of QT. The shoal of 12 Cardinals is one of my favorite things. Also added a second female Bolivian ram to make a trio. Added a third Sparkling Gourami as well.
Main 1/14/13 (Love the color from the Cardinals)


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Fun with SuperGlue (first attempt using it on moss to drift)!






I think it will look really good in a few weeks!

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Bolivian Rams. Love these guys! The male is the Alpha of the tank. He nipped at my hand twice while scaping today. What a PIMP!



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Bolivian Rams are Breeding! The Breeding area worked like a charm.
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Congrats on the breeding. That's quite exciting
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Thanks Conrad, I am pumped!

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WOW!!!

Your Tank has really come along!!! You have a very nice scape going, as well as some VERY PRETTY FISH!!! Congrats on the breeding too!!! My Albino Corys breed again when I was at the farm! Most of the eggs got eaten though, but I bet the Rams will protect their eggs a bit better than the corys do though!!!

Are you getting all of your fish at Petco??? If so Yalls Petco must have MUCH BETTER Fish People than ours!!!! Ours is TERRIBLE, BORDERING ON ABUSE!!!

Anyway, keep up the GREAT WORK on the tank and Fish!!!
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WOW!!!

Your Tank has really come along!!! You have a very nice scape going, as well as some VERY PRETTY FISH!!! Congrats on the breeding too!!! My Albino Corys breed again when I was at the farm! Most of the eggs got eaten though, but I bet the Rams will protect their eggs a bit better than the corys do though!!!

Are you getting all of your fish at Petco??? If so Yalls Petco must have MUCH BETTER Fish People than ours!!!! Ours is TERRIBLE, BORDERING ON ABUSE!!!

Anyway, keep up the GREAT WORK on the tank and Fish!!!
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Hi BoxxerBoyDrew,
Thanks for the compliments. The ottos are from Petco (the Angels are offspring from a friends petco Angels), the Rams and Cardinals are from Petsmart. The Sterbai Cory's and Sparkling Gourami are from my LFS in Groton. The big box stores locally are ok. They have a few good employees and a few that don't know enough. I usually buy on day of arrival and keep all fish in QT for two weeks. I also usually treat with tetra's full spectrum medication for six days. Finally I go old school and use a bit of aquarium salt in QT 1 tbs for 5 gallon, and 1 tbs per 15 gallon in main tank. After two weeks the fish are happy, healthy campers. Slow acclimation to main tank and they are good to go!

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2 Month update!

A few small changes and some filling in.
Fish: First off no fry made it in my Rams first attempt at breeding. No worries I have heard it can take a couple of tries. I lost the third Sparkling Gourami but the two that remain seem very happy and chose to return the second Bolivian Ram female(after the others paired up).
Plants: I chose to split the clumps of DHG a little more. I am starting to get impatient with it though, if it doesn't start to spread soon I may need to try something new. I moved a couple of Argentine Sword plants and like their location now. The Java fern and moss are looking good. My favorite plant right now is my Bacopa Carolina (from Petsmart). Let me know what you think.

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thats a very nice tank. i really like it.

beautiful rams. i havent kept cichlids in 15 years or better

but seeing yours make me want to again!



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