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post #31 of 48 (permalink) Old 03-12-2007, 09:11 PM
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My cats are also REALLY interested in the 'big water tv'. cute

I really love your emperor tetras. I'm hoping to get my hands on some for my tank. How has your experience been so far?

As for a suggestion... I would attempt some more Crypts in the reddish and rust hues. I have a penchant for lots of color contrast
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Thanks for the comments. That last photo was Chloe's 1st time seeing the tank.


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I really love your emperor tetras. I'm hoping to get my hands on some for my tank. How has your experience been so far?
I love Emperors. Finding good stock is kinda hard, but like ottos after a few months in the aquarium they become tough little buggers.
IME 2 females to Evey male (per 20 gallons or so) is a good stocking rule. The male like to set up little 'homes',and when two fight for the same ' home' its a great show of color.

This is Melvin. Hands down my fav. fish in the world




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As for a suggestion... I would attempt some more Crypts in the reddish and rust hues. I have a penchant for lots of color contrast
Good Ideal I have Cryptocoryne petchii and
Cryptocoryne wendtii 'Brown' in the tank. Some thing to say "hey look at me"


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a few of the fish .....


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Nice My search is on for a decent stock of Emperors. They're probably my favorite tetra, and of course, MUST be hard to find.

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post #37 of 48 (permalink) Old 03-13-2007, 08:17 PM
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hmm wat kind of substrate did u plant the plants in? and wat do u really mean non-co2? as in no injection and carbon additives or any sort? it looks really nice btw =)

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philoserenus the substrate is Eco-complete. A Non-CO2 tank means that no CO2/carbon additives are added to the tank. You don't need C02 to have a nice planted aquarium, but the down fall is that growth is very slow.


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aquamoon you have a very beautiful tank. I love the idea of so many anubias I think they help create an image of a cool tropical rainforest.
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How long did it take for the plants to grow?
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Tank looks great for a natural pond. So what types of substrates are you using? And the type of ferts you have been feeding the tank?

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Sorry for the slow post. ummyeah most of the plants have been in this tank for a long time. 3 years plus for about 90% of them.

LordMaximo the substrate is Eco-complete that is getting close to 4 years old.
As for the ferts, I just use leftovers from my other tanks two or three times a month. (dry)


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i am just now seeing this tank. you say two 2300k and two 5000k lights? are these florescent, or power compacts? this tank is exactly what i am looking to produce, in a 55g. i have a 60g with two 65w pc light, 6700k, with amazon, java moss, but the algae eaters eat them, some anubias, and jave fern. but they are not growing much, since i need to stuff the tank with more plants...but i need to know your type of lighting to get this party started! your tank is amazing. slow yet full growth.
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ascensive The lights are 40w t-12s that most lfs keep in stock.


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