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post #16 of 71 (permalink) Old 06-05-2014, 07:05 AM Thread Starter
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That really sucks, I loved them for their color.. Maybe I will go with peacock gudgeons.. Or maybe something altogether different. Hmm.

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post #17 of 71 (permalink) Old 06-05-2014, 11:19 PM
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well I support whatever you decide on and good luck! you could always just get a school of tetras and put um in there.

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post #18 of 71 (permalink) Old 06-12-2014, 04:24 AM Thread Starter
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I got the lava rock. I need to scrub it, boil it, soak it, etc. before I can start hardscaping, but at least I found some that I like. I took my last 2 finals today so I have a little more time for this tank, hoping to have it "started" by next week. Started meaning scaped, dirted, capped, and filled. And semi planted.

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post #19 of 71 (permalink) Old 06-13-2014, 02:15 AM Thread Starter
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So my lava rocks have been boiled & soaked, but there's still moss on them, and I'm having a hard time getting it off. Any suggestions? Can I just leave the moss on and put it in the tank?

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post #20 of 71 (permalink) Old 06-13-2014, 02:16 AM Thread Starter
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I think you will be fine with apistogrammas. as mentioned above they are not really aggressive as long as they aren't breeding.
Have you ever had apistogrammas?

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Have you ever had apistogrammas?
I love apistogrammas . I used to have a pair until I had to downsize...but once I get a 20 gallon long, I plan to get a pair of trifasciata ^_^.

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post #22 of 71 (permalink) Old 06-13-2014, 03:40 AM Thread Starter
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Do you know whether I need to have my rocks 100% moss free or if they can have moss from a yard on them?


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I'd try to take out as much as you can, if the moss dies then it'll foul up your water

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I'm looking into getting a co2 regulator, from what I've read a single stage victor is a good bet.

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post #25 of 71 (permalink) Old 06-14-2014, 12:42 AM Thread Starter
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Looks like I need to keep my eyes peeled for a single stage victor, a solenoid, a bubble counter, a needle valve, and some other stuff I can't remember. This should be fun, I love piecing things together like this!


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post #26 of 71 (permalink) Old 06-18-2014, 05:34 AM Thread Starter
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I got this tank up and running. I took pics along the journey so all of ya can see. Will add them soon


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Can't wait to see the pictures!


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post #28 of 71 (permalink) Old 06-18-2014, 07:32 PM Thread Starter
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Timeline thus far.
Hardscape inserted and held up with sand.

Dirt in.

Capped with sand and planted sparsely! In the middle of a WC.

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post #29 of 71 (permalink) Old 06-19-2014, 07:14 AM Thread Starter
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Made big progress today. I visited a LFS and got some plants. Will add pics soon.


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Good luck!
I roll with a neon blue dwarf gourami, blue female betta, 4 zebra danios, 4 corys, and a bunch of ottos.
The gourami and betta make the tank pop

Also I really dig your rock scape - that will work out very nicely. I should take some pics of my 30 now that I think about it...
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