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post #721 of 751 (permalink) Old 02-08-2016, 11:56 PM Thread Starter
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post #722 of 751 (permalink) Old 02-11-2016, 04:42 PM
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It depends, what do you want to improve? Are you happy with it? And what are the specs of the tank? Size? Light? Co2 or no? Ferts?


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I wanted ideas regarding the plant placement. How to improve on it.
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Have any of you kept either threadfin or Gertrude's rainbowfish before? I am looking for a flashy, interesting top water fish for the 20 long. I love dwarf cichlids but I don't want them messing with my panda cories.
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Have any of you kept either threadfin or Gertrude's rainbowfish before? I am looking for a flashy, interesting top water fish for the 20 long. I love dwarf cichlids but I don't want them messing with my panda cories.

'Be kept threadfins years upon years ago. Nice peaceful community fish. I don't recall whether or not they stayed at the top portion of the tank though.


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Thanks. Very cool looking fish. I like the Gertrude's as well. Maybe I'll get both. The fiancι(can't wait til were married, hate that word lol) thinks my cories and otos are boring.
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Are the Gertrude's pseudomugil species? If so, they are awesome fish. I have been trying to get pseudomugil signifer for years. I never seem to find them when I am ready for them.


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Yes gertrudae. Signifer is cool looking as well.
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My SA black water biotope is slowly coming together. I still have another batch of wood to submerge and then it's ready for scaping and fauna.


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Yes gertrudae. Signifer is cool looking as well.

If I had my choice between threadfins and pseudomugil, I choose the pseudomugil every time. they were awesome and very prolific breeders.


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My SA black water biotope is slowly coming together. I still have another batch of wood to submerge and then it's ready for scaping and fauna.


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Nice. What leaves did you end up using? And what fauna are you planning? I know you had it on that whiteboard but I can't remember lol.
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The leaves are magnolia and cacao leaves. The final tank will have live oak and cacao leaves.

Fauna as of right now will be: neons, platinum Angels, Von rio tetras, silver hatchets and a host of cleaners.


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The leaves are magnolia and cacao leaves. The final tank will have live oak and cacao leaves.

Fauna as of right now will be: neons, platinum Angels, Von rio tetras, silver hatchets and a host of cleaners.


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You know live leaves will generate more sugars and nitrates as they decompose (might get some fungus on leaves while ti breaks down) compared to a properly dead leaf that fell from the tree and dried out. I recall reading that somewhere recently but can't say where to link the source.
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Live oak is a species. Not that the leaves will be alive.


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Live oak is a species. Not that the leaves will be alive.


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So you're going to plant an oak tree/sapling in the tank or riparium style (roots in water leaves out of water)?
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No, the leaves will be from a live oak tree. It's a species, similar to pin oak that we have in the U.S. I don't remember the taxonomical name of the species.


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