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Old 09-18-2010, 02:55 AM   #16
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Hows this coming?
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Old 09-18-2010, 08:33 PM   #17
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I don't have the tank yet and I haven't heard about it any more. I might have to consider a Plan B, but 75s aren't too hard to come by around here.

I have some great plants to use in this setup when I get it rolling. I think I also have spot figured out in the fishroom for it. It would have been nice to put a big display upstairs but with two tanks in our living room already we are literally and figuratively saturated.
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Old 09-19-2010, 12:40 PM   #18
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Really cool looking fish! Would be nice to have a larger tank for a rip to consider the larger fish. Hydro just how many tanks do you have?! It seems they are never ending! Can I ask a cheeky question? can we have a picture of your fish room just to see all the tanks in thier glory?!
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Old 09-19-2010, 03:51 PM   #19
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Thanks Luke. I really like these fish a lot too. With their cartoon-like bulbous heads and pouty mouths they are extremely cute.

I have about 18 tanks going right now, but I only ever have the time to manage two or three nice display setups at once. The rest are all plant and fish culture tanks in my basement fishroom.

Sorry I won't have any pictures of the fishroom any time real soon. It's a crowded mess! A reorganization of the fishroom might be a good mid-winter project.
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Old 09-19-2010, 06:59 PM   #20
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Sorry I won't have any pictures of the fishroom any time real soon. It's a crowded mess! A reorganization of the fishroom might be a good mid-winter project.
Lol, it's not a fishroom unless it's a crowded mess! I'm always interested in seeing a fishroom too, so it'd be cool if you posted a pic when you get around to cleaning it or you just stop being such a perfectionist.
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Old 08-17-2011, 04:58 AM   #21
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I am thinking about revisiting this idea. I have been clearing some more room in the basement fish room. I would want to put this tank in a nice spot so that it will work as a display.

Does anybody have suggestions for four-foot rimless tanks? My original idea to use a standard 75 with the top rim removed and the water lowered several inches below the rim might be the most feasible. That kind of setup has the important advantage that it helps to deter jumping fish from clearing the top rim.
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Old 08-17-2011, 06:15 AM   #22
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Ah man. I'm totally in the middle of planning for a tank of balzanis.

Do the labiatus need a cool down period as well? I think most of the the gymnos might.

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Old 08-17-2011, 08:38 AM   #23
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I don't really know very well but I think most gymnos do best with a cooler winter.

I am not thinking about this so seriously. I have several displays already that I am trying to whip into shape--a 50, a 65 and a 56--but I also have a bit more room. It really would be cool to get a tan kof those fish going.

I have a hard time thinking of something new to do with riparium plants for a setup like this. My earlier idea of Cyperus + emersed stems might be a good one and I could make an effort to try some stems that I have haven't used before.
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