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03-28-2013 03:23 PM
xmt I haven't had any problems with him, but he's about to get a tank of his own anyway. I started setting up a 10g dirted/planted tank last night just for him and a few snails.

03-28-2013 02:50 PM
Idrankwhat Keep an eye on your African frog. I hear a lot of horror stories about those guys taking fish and they do get quite large.
03-25-2013 09:32 PM
xmt
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love those yoyo's, for being out of the hobby for a decade, thats quite a nice scape
Thanks!
03-25-2013 09:10 PM
hambone870 love those yoyo's, for being out of the hobby for a decade, thats quite a nice scape
03-25-2013 09:00 PM
xmt
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sweet looking nice. That's an excellent camera.
Thank you much, and I agree. I got it about a week ago, and I'm still learning about it.
03-25-2013 08:45 PM
Idrankwhat sweet looking nice. That's an excellent camera.
03-25-2013 07:39 PM
xmt
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Maximum stocking levels should be reached over time. A new system, no matter what is done cannot immediately handle maximum stocking levels.

Also there are many cichlids (Rams, angels) that make good community residents but unlike most cichlids (tough!) Rams should only be added to established and stable systems.
I found out quickly that my tank wasn't yet stable, however it is doing very well now. I lost one of my Rams, and one of my rasboras, but now everything is flourishing. It surprises me how quickly I forgot the do's and don'ts from the last time I kept fish. I'm also in the process of re-homing the loaches to a friend's 125 gallon.

Anyway, here are some pictures, taken with an Olympus OM-D, with a 12-50mm f/3.5-6.3, and an old vintage OM 50mm f/1.4 from the 70's.













03-25-2013 06:14 PM
Idrankwhat
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Thanks for the welcome . It definitely doesn't look understocked, but then again it doesn't appear to be overstocked either. Everyone seems to have found their place in the tank, and look like they're doing well. My adf also looks happy with his new tank mates. That said, I plan on buying a 20L soon, and I'll probably be moving a few of the inhabitants of this tank over to that one.
Maximum stocking levels should be reached over time. A new system, no matter what is done cannot immediately handle maximum stocking levels.

Also there are many cichlids (Rams, angels) that make good community residents but unlike most cichlids (tough!) Rams should only be added to established and stable systems.
02-10-2013 02:22 AM
xmt To update the status of my gbr/gourami aggro, it's now under control. I rearranged a few rocks/caves/plants in my tank, and my gourami is back to his normal chilled out self again. My gbr's have colored up nicely, and they like to explore. I think they're going to be keepers after all.
02-08-2013 04:56 PM
xmt
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I should be cycling my tank soon, I'd be interested in taking those Blue Rams off your hands if you are thinking about keeping the Gourami. If not what's the name of the LFS that has them? I was going to order mine online, but Daytona isn't that far (i'm in Orlando).

Thanks,

Erik
I bought them at Poseidon Aquarium on Nova Rd. in Daytona, but I'd love to re-home these guys. Shoot me a PM.

Rob
02-08-2013 04:49 PM
xmt Thanks for the welcome . It definitely doesn't look understocked, but then again it doesn't appear to be overstocked either. Everyone seems to have found their place in the tank, and look like they're doing well. My adf also looks happy with his new tank mates. That said, I plan on buying a 20L soon, and I'll probably be moving a few of the inhabitants of this tank over to that one.
02-08-2013 04:42 PM
esab
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Thanks. It's been up and running for about 45 days now. I was told that the German Blue Rams were ok to put in community tanks, and that they were generally peaceful. I had a 55g cichlid tank nearly a decade ago, but I don't remember ever having a GBR, so I wasn't sure about them, and had a gullible moment there in the lfs. I'll remember to do more research prior to buying next time.

On a side note, my Gourami seems to have calmed down considerably in the last 8 hours, and my rams are coloring up again. I hope it lasts.

I should be cycling my tank soon, I'd be interested in taking those Blue Rams off your hands if you are thinking about keeping the Gourami. If not what's the name of the LFS that has them? I was going to order mine online, but Daytona isn't that far (i'm in Orlando).

Thanks,

Erik
02-08-2013 01:02 PM
AquaCentral it's always good to see a newbie from Florida pop up. I would definitely hold of on any and all stocking any further (if anything, try to slim the population just a bit, it seems like a lot of fish for 25g) an "understocked" tank is a happy tank
Another thing you'll notice is for the most part the Florida chapter of the planted tank is a little slow, but we do have a Facebook group that is a little more current
https://www.facebook.com/groups/336542656427597/

definitely get some pictures up, we love seeing new tanks!
02-08-2013 06:34 AM
xmt Thanks. It's been up and running for about 45 days now. I was told that the German Blue Rams were ok to put in community tanks, and that they were generally peaceful. I had a 55g cichlid tank nearly a decade ago, but I don't remember ever having a GBR, so I wasn't sure about them, and had a gullible moment there in the lfs. I'll remember to do more research prior to buying next time.

On a side note, my Gourami seems to have calmed down considerably in the last 8 hours, and my rams are coloring up again. I hope it lasts.
02-08-2013 05:59 AM
Borikuan Welcome back. How long has this tank been up and running? Resistance the urge to get any more fish until you have cycled the tank properly and try do some research before stocking with non community fish. Cichlids should be on a tank of their own. Some sellers are in it for the money, take all advice with a grain of salt.
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