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Yesterday 09:54 PM
Fishies_in_Philly I normally try to use Latin names for plants for this very reason. Common names in plants are so confusing. Too many that are similar, confusing and just plain wrong lol


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Yesterday 09:26 PM
AquaAurora Ooo ok.
Yesterday 07:43 PM
Fishies_in_Philly 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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Yesterday 07:41 PM
AquaAurora
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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)?
Yesterday 07:25 PM
Fishies_in_Philly Live oak is a species. Not that the leaves will be alive.


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Yesterday 07:25 PM
AquaAurora
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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.
Yesterday 07:19 PM
Fishies_in_Philly 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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Yesterday 06:55 PM
marley77
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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.
Yesterday 06:02 PM
Fishies_in_Philly
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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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Yesterday 06:01 PM
Fishies_in_Philly

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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Yesterday 06:01 PM
marley77 Yes gertrudae. Signifer is cool looking as well.
Yesterday 05:57 PM
Fishies_in_Philly 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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Yesterday 05:56 PM
marley77 Thanks. Very cool looking fish. I like the Gertrude's as well. Maybe I'll get both. The fiancÚ(can't wait til were married, hate that word lol) thinks my cories and otos are boring.
Yesterday 05:51 PM
Fishies_in_Philly
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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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Yesterday 05:45 PM
marley77 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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