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06-28-2013 07:34 PM
jamntoast Here's a pic of my geos. They are surprisingly hard to photograph. They hold still when I'm looking into the tank but as soon as I try to take a pic the go ape and dash around everywhere. Jerks.

And here is the fts. I've cleared it out a little bit more, moved the crypts off to my 75 before they are all floating.
06-05-2013 12:31 AM
jamntoast
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Originally Posted by Clemsons2k View Post
Rescape looks good!
thanks! i was a little sad to look back at the old pics in this thread, some were looking pretty good. but i like this a lot as well.

i'd love to get some feedback from people who have kept geos of approximately the same size as red heads. i've read conflicting reports of tetras becoming dinner, but most the threads i read were about bigger geos like altifrons. i am also concerned that once they get bigger if they will dig through my approx. 2 inches of sand and disturb the soil underneath. so any advice or suggestions with the scape are welcome!
06-04-2013 06:00 PM
Clemsons2k Rescape looks good!
06-04-2013 04:29 PM
jamntoast I also added some crypt lucens to the front and got a couple wentii with short broad leaves, the are really helping to give a bushier look that the stringy ones I've had in there so far do. I've also put duckweed up top to filter the light. As I mentioned earlier I've added a couple sponge filters, so that combined with the fluval 404 I feel very comfortable with my bio filter. I took out all of my anubias barteri nana. I might add some back. Might not. Who knows. Ill try to get better photos of the geos at feeding time tonight
06-04-2013 06:46 AM
jamntoast So I did it. Moved a bunch of stuff around. I'm pretty happy with the end product. Took out most of the big rocks. i might still move some stuff around specifically in by the sponge on the left side, it's too visible. The goal over all was to free up more space on the ground for the geos to sift. Of course I still want it to look good. Criticism welcome.
Here's the fts

Here is the middle, I've built up the wentii into two bushes mostly with a path in between

And here are my new little buddies, 6 geo tapajos "red head" or orange head whichever you prefer. I'm very excited to get these guys, I've wanted them for a while and I finally broke down and grabbed some. I think I'm going to probably try to re home the angels. The keyholes are going into my 75 in a couple weeks, leaving just the geos, the bolivian rams and the tetras. I'm probably going to get some cories after a bit, maybe pandas. I saw a school of them somewhere the other day that looked awesome. And then I will be happy for a few more months. Anyway here's the pic

Also my apologies for the less than award winning photography. I was being rushed by the gf to finish with fish stuff and pay attention to her so I just snapped em off.
06-03-2013 07:15 PM
jamntoast or should i remove the crypts all together, along with the anubias to make this a more accurate SA depiction? so many options. i hate getting inspired while i'm sitting at work during the first hr of my shift :p
06-03-2013 06:41 PM
jamntoast i'm thinking of maybe even moving my rock pile around. i was initially using it to hold down the driftwood while it soaked but it should be plenty waterlogged now. i might flip it over to give it more of a root-like look, which might also create a bit more shade for them as well as free up some space on the substrate. if i do that i might plant the crypts around the tips of the wood that will be sticking into the sand.
any other suggestions?
06-03-2013 04:56 PM
jamntoast And just to be clear I'm aware it will be overstocked. I plan to move some of the current inhabitants around to other tanks and such
06-03-2013 04:53 PM
jamntoast Big changes need to be made, I picked up 6 red head geo tapajos, so I want to move things around to create more open sand areas, also I added another sponge filter making it two I have in there so I'd like to hide them a little. My plan so far is to just sort of jam the crypts more into the back corners. Might get rid of the smaller swords. And other suggestions? I'm open to anything
05-23-2013 09:01 PM
jamntoast thanks,thats kinda the thing that i'm going for. i've also added some duck weed to the top. i think my fish hate it right now. i trimmed back my amazon swords like crazy, probably took out 20 leaves or so, plus i cut back the giant val a bit so its really bright in there now. i think everyone was in shock really, my keyholes just sort of hugged the bottom. i might throw a few of the anubias that i yanked out back in and just let them float around to give some shade
05-23-2013 05:52 PM
Clemsons2k Very natural looking, good job
05-23-2013 05:45 AM
jamntoast Here is the fts
05-23-2013 05:43 AM
jamntoast Made some changes to the tank move some smaller swords up front, moved my anubias plants around, took out a butt load of nana, moved the rubin sword to another tank and added some clippings of wisteria I got from a guy near by. Here are some pics


05-06-2013 06:28 AM
jamntoast
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Originally Posted by esteban View Post
Looking great! It's really come together nicely. Are all the val original, or has it started to spread? Wondering if you find that it spreads along the back (following the glass) or does it send runners out in every direction?
It's sent out lots of runners. When I planted them I tried to position the existing runners so they'd grow at the back wall but I've had a few randomly pop up dead center of the tank.
05-06-2013 06:24 AM
jamntoast
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Originally Posted by Darth Toro View Post
Great looking flora and fauna!! I really like the layout and I'm sure the fish love it. Still no cories in there though? Your tank could use a good school of some Sterbai cories perhaps. Cories are one of my favorite to keep. Maybe even try Albinos the white would contrast nice in there.
It's true, Cory's are pretty awesome. I have thought of adding a bunch but I feel like there are already a lot of fish in the tank, I could probably add more but I don't think I want to just yet. Possibly once I fill the bottom in with plants a bit more I might be more inclined to get put some in. That or possibly some other sort of small cat or Pleco. Not to sure yet
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