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Old 07-18-2011, 07:25 PM   #31
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that link is the same as the one you gave in an earlier post. i opened both and they are exactly the same. and they both dont have otos or BN pleco. maybe you got the wrong link by accident in this post.
Scroll down about half way. You'll see

ECOSYSTEMS:
Rio Negro

WATER:
pH: 4.5-6.5, 0-4 dH, 81-86 F (27-30 C)

TANK:
Furnish the tank with bog wood and a dark, fine gravel substrate.
There can be subdued lighting and still water.
Peat filtration is recommended.

PLANTS:
Sword plants, Heteranthera, Ceratophyllum, Vallisneria, Cabomba

FISH:
Discus, Angelfish, Dwarf Cichlids, Tetras, Hatchetfish, Corydoras, Farlowella, Loricarids.

If you click on the link for the Loricarids, you'll both bn pleco and otocinclus listed.

Hope that helps.
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Old 07-18-2011, 07:27 PM   #32
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Also, if you go the AGA contest website and look at the biotopes, then look at the tanks that mimic south american stuff, they all used oak leaves. That's the only reason I suggested that. I didn't see any that used IAL. I'm not saying you can't, but I wouldn't do it, simply because I want you to win. lol

Here is the link to the website http://showcase.aquatic-gardeners.org/2011.cgi
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Old 07-18-2011, 11:13 PM   #33
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thanks alot!!! i really appreciate it.

i need to find oak leaves somewhere. the oak trees here will not lose their leaves before the deadline.
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Old 07-18-2011, 11:24 PM   #34
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Maybe if you go break of a branch now or pick off the leaves and put them in a bag or something you'll have time. I don't know..... just an idea.
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Old 07-19-2011, 01:47 AM   #35
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washed the sand. a little lighter even when wet than last time. but it should be fine. especially with leaves

would they dry correctly? anyone have experience with this? anything i have to do to get them to sink?
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Old 07-20-2011, 01:27 AM   #36
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Any progress today?
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Old 07-20-2011, 04:56 AM   #37
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Nope. Had a lazy day today. The filter I still seeding. I'm leaving Friday for camping. And I can't decide wether I should set it up before I leave or after I get back. The filter is fully seeded by now. Sand Is washed. Wood is ready. I just née to trim the stump a tiny bit.

I'm going to get a branch from the neighbor oak tree to let dry. Do the leaves float?

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Old 07-20-2011, 01:43 PM   #38
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Oak leaves will float for a little bit. But will eventually sink, usually within 24 hours or less.
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How did I miss this Bob? You should have informed me about your new journal. I am disappointed, I thought we were a team!
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theres no I in team, bob.
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Old 07-20-2011, 05:20 PM   #41
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theres no I in team, bob.
Luckily I'm a team player, and took one for the team... I subscribed.

We'll see if it stays that way, my feelings are deeply hurt Bob.

Serious note though, three pages and the only pic posted is the one you showed in your other journal? You are slacking!
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You should put a pair of dwarf cichlids in there instead of the Angle fish. They seen a little large to me for the tank. I love biotopes.
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Oak leaves will float for a little bit. But will eventually sink, usually within 24 hours or less.
thanks for the info!

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How did I miss this Bob? You should have informed me about your new journal. I am disappointed, I thought we were a team!
i told you guys in my 10g journal!

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theres no I in team, bob.
there is in win! rofl

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Luckily I'm a team player, and took one for the team... I subscribed.

We'll see if it stays that way, my feelings are deeply hurt Bob.

Serious note though, three pages and the only pic posted is the one you showed in your other journal? You are slacking!
i dont have anything you photograph. you want pictures of sand in a bucket, driftwood sitting in a pile, and an empty tank.

cool pictures aye?
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Old 07-20-2011, 05:35 PM   #44
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You should put a pair of dwarf cichlids in there instead of the Angle fish. They seen a little large to me for the tank. I love biotopes.
i like the elegance they have.
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Old 07-22-2011, 01:08 AM   #45
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im doing the hardscape now ( only scape) i got an oak branch from the neighbors tree (shh) and im letting the leaves dry.

wish me luck!
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