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12-30-2012 09:50 PM
orchidman
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Hows this coming along?

Um, well it still looks exactly the same as the pics! haha! I am slowly getting things for it, but other things (Christmas presents, clothes, food, GAS) have taken the money. Lol! I did get a light though, I got a Coralife Aqualight 2 bulb 30" fixture. I am thinking I'll want to go with a canister filter, instead of using the AquaClear30 I have now...what do you guys think? I think the Petco $1/gallon sale is going on now, so ill grab a 20 long that isn't broken. I have a slight problem though. I have the 29g still setup (not looking hot at all, too embarrassed to show pics) and I want to keep the German Blue Ram that is in it, I don't really want to keep the angelfish or the single remaining hatchetfish. But for the new scape I want to use Aquasoil, so i will have to wait a while before I can add fish..so IDK what to do. Because I want to keep the seeded filter media, but I don't necessarily want/have time to keep both tanks for that amount of time. And I also kind of want to keep the GBR, but i would be okay if I just got rid of it and bought new GBRs once the tank is setup..So I'm not quite sure what I'll do, haha!
12-30-2012 03:39 PM
kwheeler91 Hows this coming along?
12-06-2012 04:52 PM
orchidman so im downsizing this tank to a 20 long. it actually wont be similar at all, haha! the only thing that will be the same are the filters and the fish (well only some, ill need to re home the angel)

im going to do a java fern jungle type scape with manzanita. im also going to use aquasoil for the plants. it will be low light still.

here is the hardscape idea


DSC_0007.jpg by orchidman-10, on Flickr

however, i did the hardscape (it was so hard to work with this wood!) in an old 20 long thats scratched and chipped. so ill have to transfer it over to a new tank soon. but im waiting for the petco 1$ per gallon sale.

im considering just taking the larger group of wood ( as seen below) and moving it closer to the center, and taking the smaller group of wood out.


DSC_0004.jpg by orchidman-10, on Flickr


the plants will be needle leaf java fern, blyxa japonica, crypts, anubias, fissidens, taiwan or similar moss, and maybe some hydrocotyl sibthorpioides.

the front will be cosmetic sand and the planted areas will be aquasoil
09-05-2012 05:02 AM
AquaStudent
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that would be cool!

awesome!!! haha whats cca? lol thats the cyber school i go to, commonwealth connections academy. lol
CCA= Capital Cichlids Association. It's the club based out of Maryland that Rachel is one of the head people for. It's a good group of good people.
09-05-2012 04:07 AM
orchidman
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I'll definitely check out your tank. I'd love to come visit but it's quite a trip from where I'm at now. Perhaps once I'm home or on my way home one of these times. Have you ever gone to one of the CCA meetings?

I just ordered an Fluval 306 for my 55g African Cichlid tank. I'm really excited for it. I've never had a canister before.
that would be cool!

awesome!!! haha whats cca? lol thats the cyber school i go to, commonwealth connections academy. lol
09-05-2012 04:04 AM
AquaStudent
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i like to too, but there is not room around the tank for a canister filter, so i had to just go with HOBs. the water movement sucks and all kinds of fish crap and debris end u in the one corner. its very annoying!

you should come and visit the two of us and get some fish!!!

you all should checkout my new jounral! its my best scape yet! fish are getting added tomorrow

http://www.plantedtank.net/forums/sh...d.php?t=188790
I'll definitely check out your tank. I'd love to come visit but it's quite a trip from where I'm at now. Perhaps once I'm home or on my way home one of these times. Have you ever gone to one of the CCA meetings?

I just ordered an Fluval 306 for my 55g African Cichlid tank. I'm really excited for it. I've never had a canister before.
09-05-2012 01:38 AM
orchidman i like to too, but there is not room around the tank for a canister filter, so i had to just go with HOBs. the water movement sucks and all kinds of fish crap and debris end u in the one corner. its very annoying!

you should come and visit the two of us and get some fish!!!

you all should checkout my new jounral! its my best scape yet! fish are getting added tomorrow

http://www.plantedtank.net/forums/sh...d.php?t=188790
09-04-2012 11:26 PM
AquaStudent
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a school of cories may be pushing it, but im way underfiltered so it is different.

yeah i got the angels from Rachel but they were here personal fish, not something she brought in, so im not sure if she will have more. definitely get your smaller fish from her though! i really wanted to get wild type angels, not marbled, but these are nice

I generally over filter my tanks...at least for my cichlids.

I remember you saying before that it was not an actual 'import' that Rachael does. It's all in the thought process right now though.

She has awesome stock for smaller fish. If I do end up taking this the next step then I'll definitely be looking her up.
09-04-2012 09:40 PM
orchidman
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That's pretty much what I was thinking. Perhaps a small school of cory cats as well but that's all debatable.

I'm glad the angel is doing well. If I end up doing this I'll definitely be talking to Rachael to see what she has in stock and if she can get anything like what you had again.
a school of cories may be pushing it, but im way underfiltered so it is different.

yeah i got the angels from Rachel but they were here personal fish, not something she brought in, so im not sure if she will have more. definitely get your smaller fish from her though! i really wanted to get wild type angels, not marbled, but these are nice
09-04-2012 01:59 PM
AquaStudent
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The current Stocklist is 1 angel, 1 German blue ram, and 2 hatchets. I haven't had money to restock it fully yet.

The angel is doing great. Idk what you think of as a community. I'd feel comfortable with a pair of angels and a school of Tetras. Along with otos.
That's pretty much what I was thinking. Perhaps a small school of cory cats as well but that's all debatable.

I'm glad the angel is doing well. If I end up doing this I'll definitely be talking to Rachael to see what she has in stock and if she can get anything like what you had again.
09-04-2012 05:17 AM
orchidman The current Stocklist is 1 angel, 1 German blue ram, and 2 hatchets. I haven't had money to restock it fully yet.

The angel is doing great. Idk what you think of as a community. I'd feel comfortable with a pair of angels and a school of Tetras. Along with otos.
09-04-2012 05:13 AM
AquaStudent What's the current stock list? I'm contemplating upgrading my 10g to a 29g (and getting rid of my nano tanks), this wouldn't happen for a couple of months.

If I did this I'd love to get angels and do an Amazon biotope. How is the remaining angel doing?

Do you think a pair of angels can do well in a 29g community?

Idk if you follow my 10g thread but I wrote a nice essay on it about my thoughts. Typing thoughts is a very stress relieving process.
09-04-2012 05:05 AM
orchidman nothing to say really. same as the previous update.
i did get some manzanita for a different project that i didnt end up using. so ill soak it and throw it in i guess. see what i can do
09-04-2012 05:02 AM
AquaStudent Any updates Bob?
07-21-2012 04:14 PM
orchidman not much to say really. i added a german blue ram. she loves it. there are only 2 hatchets left, seems like they have been jumping. the otos all mysteriously dissapeared as well.

i decided to actually start taking care of the tank again. so i clean the whole thing up. rescaped a bit (i like the original scape bettera, but needed a change) and thats about it. nothing to look at really
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