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Old 05-18-2012, 03:08 AM   #16
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Don't change things?!?!?! oh man! but i have already been planning changes lol. really the biggest thing i want to do is get more smooth river rock to extend that "river bed". and i planning on doing CO2 here just as soon as i have some money for a tank and air stone.

i would love to get rid of the neon danos but i can't catch the damn things. same deal with the penguin tetras, cant catch em. i'd love to up my hillstreams to 6 or 8 and maybe another apisto, but idk if i can put another male apisto in there and thats what i'd want no more females if i can help it.
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Old 06-02-2012, 07:51 PM   #17
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so i changed things, just a little, I spread out some plants, and moved some rocks and wood around






this is my sweetheart i bought her because she only had one dorsal and i felt bad for her. but you wouldn't even know she was missing it. she swims like a champ


someone had asked for close-ups of my reticulated hillstream loach so here they are




and of course the fish count update. i lost two of my apistos

2 Apistogramma borellies (2 female 0 male)
5 Reticulated Hillsteam Loachs
3 neon zebra danos
2 Penguin Tetras
2 Rummy Nose Tetras
2 Corys (1 aneus 1 Albino)
unknown #of full grown RCS (a few juvies unsure how many)
1 Ghost Shrimp
3 Bamboo Flower Shrimp
1 Blackberry Shrimp
1 Vampire Shrimp
1 Zebra Nerite Snail.
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Old 06-08-2012, 08:56 PM   #18
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Did a few changes. i collected a few smooth rocks from a local river, and moved my wooded crypt lutea from my 10g back into this tank. all of my fish seem to love this set up, so i think i'm gonna have to leave it like this. i started dosing ferts a few weeks ago, and things are really taking off!

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Old 07-02-2012, 05:35 PM   #19
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This tank is looking great. I love looking back at how things change over time.
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Old 07-10-2012, 03:28 PM   #20
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This tank is looking great. I love looking back at how things change over time.
thanks :-), i do too, thats why i started this journal so could look back and see how far the tank has come, and also how my taste for set-ups has changed.


i did a rescape on it last night. when the light comes on i'll post some new photos.
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Old 07-11-2012, 03:29 PM   #21
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i switched from running one dual t5no light with 18 watt bulbs.
Switched to what?
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Old 07-11-2012, 03:38 PM   #22
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Switched to what?

idk thats what i'm running on all my tanks except one my 10g and my 30t
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Old 08-01-2012, 06:25 AM   #23
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So the other day i lost my last Apisto Borelli. i wish i could say i was surprised, but i hadn't seen her in almost a week, until this past saturday when i saw her, and she didn't look good. in the two mins it took me to bring her food, she had gone back into hiding.

I had been looking to add a few new fish to the tank, but had been holding off in hopes of finding a male apisto borelli locally.


(i lost the cord to my camera to sadly this is from my phone for once. which as you can see sucks for tank photos. 8megapixel camera cant take a decent tank photo, who knew?)


and of course the vastly different and overstocked stock list


2 Golden Wonder Killi (one male one female)
2 German Blue Rams (I i think 1 male and 1 female)
5 Reticulated Hillsteam Loachs
6 Corys (1 aneus, 1 Albino, 1 Juli, 3 pandas
2 Penguin Tetras
2 Rummy Nose Tetras
unknown #of full grown RCS
3 Bamboo Flower Shrimp
1 Vampire Shrimp
1 Zebra Nerite Snail
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Old 08-01-2012, 07:13 AM   #24
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I hope your apisto does better. I wonder if its just shy or if its a water parameter thing (ph perhaps?) I think the latest pics of your tank are looking a lot better than your initial ones, keep up the good work!
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Old 08-01-2012, 04:21 PM   #25
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I hope your apisto does better. I wonder if its just shy or if its a water parameter thing (ph perhaps?) I think the latest pics of your tank are looking a lot better than your initial ones, keep up the good work!

i don't have the apisto anymore. she died :-/ honestly i think she got lonely.

oh and thank you, i don't plan on changing this setup for quit some time, i'm very happy with it.
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What is the temperature in the tank? I have rams and I was thinking to get some tiger hillstream loaches, but both are very different. Rams love warm slow water, while tigers love cold fast water. Where did you get those tigers? Have they spawned for you?
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Love those loaches, the tank is growing up nicely
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Old 08-02-2012, 01:39 PM   #28
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What is the temperature in the tank? I have rams and I was thinking to get some tiger hillstream loaches, but both are very different. Rams love warm slow water, while tigers love cold fast water. Where did you get those tigers? Have they spawned for you?
my temp is currently around 75, it fluctuates with my apt temp, so it varies from 73 to about 78 through out the day.

the high flow hits the glass and comes down onto my river rocks and then gets broken up by my line of wood behind it. so i am able to get away with high flow for my loaches, and filter feeders, and low flow in in the back area from my rams.

to aid the rams while feeding i usually turn down the flow.

they were listed at the store as reticulated hillstream loaches, not tiger hillstream loaches, idk if those are different varieties. they have not spawned for me, but im not really trying to get them to spawn.

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Love those loaches, the tank is growing up nicely

thank you. this is first arrangement I've done where i look at it and think "i can't imagine another way to set it up"
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Old 08-02-2012, 11:42 PM   #29
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You'll change it lol, get to looking at new plants in the sale threads and bam rescape time!
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Old 08-03-2012, 04:19 PM   #30
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You'll change it lol, get to looking at new plants in the sale threads and bam rescape time!

haha i have 30g tall cray tank that i'm currently attempting to make panted. we will see how long that lasts, but so far i've been able to keep pennywort in it for almost two weeks. yesterday i went and bought giant hygro kompacts with very thick stems to see if they will last :-)

then i have my 10g CPO tank that needs a proper scape. its been my i don't want this plant or rock, but i can't bring myself to just kill.

then there is my 20gl peacock gudgeon tank that i've had an outbreak of staghorn, that i am debating tearing out all of my plants and rescaping the whole thing :-)


so no i don't see myself re-scaping that 29 anytime soon. :-D
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