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01-12-2012 02:57 PM
dewalltheway Well....new year..new beginnings!
Some changes going to be taking place with this tank over the next month and I am pretty exicited.

1st... I am completely re-doing my plumbing and will post pics as I go. I have ordered my stuff and it is on its way. One major change will be the additional of (3) Purigen Reactors as found in the following builds...

http://www.plantedtank.net/forums/eq...n-reactor.html
http://www.plantedtank.net/forums/di...13-larger.html

I will also be adding an Inline CO2 diffuser from GLA (Link) Orlando is also making me up new needle valves for my Milwaukee regulator since the needle valves that come with the regulator are junk!

I will also be building a new Rex Grigg Style CO2 reactor to replace my old one.

I am adding a 304 Fluval filter to this setup for more filtration and flow in this tank because with the amount of fish I have, I need more!

Then what I am really excited about is the addition of some new fish!!! I ordered from Drs Fosters & Smith the following fish that will go in this tank

(4) YoYo loaches. I lost all 6 of mine last summer and can't wait to get these back in my tank.

(4) Panda Garra (Link) I had 2 of these a couple of years ago in my riparium and I loved them! They are such a neat fish and Drs F/S got some more in stock.

(16) Rummy Nose Tetras - I have about 8 right now and wanted to boost the quantity of these in hopes they school better. Love these fish as well.

(1) Rio-Negro Pleco (L 135) - I haven't had a pleco in this tank for quite awhile and without spending alot of money on one or getting one that is common but gets 12" long, this guy looked like a good option. He should help to keep down my algae on my glass and plants.

(4) Streba Corys I have 3 Julii Cory cats right now and with the addition of these 4 guys will be awesome.

I will also be using my gift cards to a couple local pet stores to be boosting my school of Harlequin Rasboras to provide more upper level fish.

I know what you are all thinking.....Holy Cow, you have way to many fish in that tank! You may be right but I have kept a community of fish like this with no problems and it is such an enjoyment to watch them interact with each other. Plus, these fish are peaceful and the ones that are semi-aggressive I either keep just one or have a school of them so they pick on each other and not the other fish.

I am pretty excited and will be posting pics of the new fish and new modifications as I go. Will be a great start to a new year! (I hope)
12-21-2011 01:42 PM
thrak76 My group (5) of zebras love to mix it up with my Rainbows too! So much character in loaches.
12-21-2011 01:29 PM
dewalltheway
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Oh, sorry man.
They were sharp. Thanks for bearing with me, and my lack of investigation! I'm going to look into adding those to my tank.
No Problem...You will love them. Just make sure you get at least 4 if not 6 of them. Mine loved to interact with each other and also with the other fish. One in particular would get side by side with a rainbow and mirror it's every move. I usually don't get attached to fish but these were really special. My Clowns are even more so since I have had them since I started in the hobby in January of 2006.
12-21-2011 01:13 PM
thrak76 Oh, sorry man.
They were sharp. Thanks for bearing with me, and my lack of investigation! I'm going to look into adding those to my tank.
12-21-2011 01:11 PM
dewalltheway
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In the 1st pic, under the congo in the middle, and in the 2nd pic above the blyxa on the right. Post 273, or the last pic in Post 277
Those were my YoYo's
12-21-2011 01:00 PM
thrak76 In the 1st pic, under the congo in the middle, and in the 2nd pic above the blyxa on the right. Post 273, or the last pic in Post 277
12-21-2011 12:54 PM
dewalltheway
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I guess it's the Dario loach i see that looks interesting. I have a group of botia striata, and they're a blast to watch!

In this post, are these the Dario?
http://www.plantedtank.net/forums/ta...ml#post1240972
What pic under what post # are you referring to?....I can let you know for sure.
12-21-2011 12:51 PM
thrak76 I guess it's the Dario loach i see that looks interesting. I have a group of botia striata, and they're a blast to watch!

In this post, are the ones that aren't clowns, the dario?
http://www.plantedtank.net/forums/ta...ml#post1240972
12-21-2011 12:43 PM
dewalltheway
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What kind of loaches are in there?

EDIT: must be YoYos ??
I did have YoYo's but I had something kill them off this past summer. Right now there are 2 Clown Loaches and a Dario loach. I hope to soon be able to get some more YoYo's because they are really fun to watch.
12-21-2011 12:26 PM
thrak76 What kind of loaches are in there?

EDIT: must be YoYos ??
12-21-2011 12:18 PM
dewalltheway
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Do your congos nibble on your plants? I seem to remember reading that they ate plants, but then again they are obviously doing well in your tank!
I have not caught them if they are and it don't appear that the plants are being eaten.
12-21-2011 02:41 AM
Chaos_Being Do your congos nibble on your plants? I seem to remember reading that they ate plants, but then again they are obviously doing well in your tank!
12-21-2011 01:55 AM
dewalltheway
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Man, I was just browsing your 55 gallon journal & I have to say it's my favorite one out of ALL of the tanks in this forum so far! I really enjoyed it...SUPERB!
Thanks! I do miss that 55 at times!


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I still love your tank, although it makes me miss my bosemanis. I really should try to get a few again. Although, those congo tetras look wonderful also.
Thank you for the kind words. Both fish are great choices. The colors on either of them are very attractive. It would be hard to chose if I had only one choice.
12-21-2011 01:01 AM
Chaos_Being I still love your tank, although it makes me miss my bosemanis. I really should try to get a few again. Although, those congo tetras look wonderful also.
12-19-2011 04:34 AM
sepehr Man, I was just browsing your 55 gallon journal & I have to say it's my favorite one out of ALL of the tanks in this forum so far! I really enjoyed it...SUPERB!
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