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Old 11-28-2012, 09:08 PM   #16
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Im excited to say I am completely overhauling the stocking for this tank.

Now its

-Pair of GBR
-10 Rummynose tetra
-few amanos

Now I'm just thinking about that 2nd school. Im heavily leaning towards about 8 Black neon tetra. Tell me what you guys think
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Old 11-28-2012, 09:11 PM   #17
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Sorry double post

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Old 11-29-2012, 01:42 AM   #18
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Your making me sad I got rid of by bow front tank. Good job.
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Old 12-01-2012, 07:42 PM   #19
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Your making me sad I got rid of by bow front tank. Good job.
Thanks!

It needs a trim though and a more defined aquascape i think
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Old 12-12-2012, 12:28 AM   #20
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Looks great! Your tank makes me optimistic about my own new low-tech plans.

Can you share updated photos? How are the new fish?
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Old 12-15-2012, 02:47 AM   #21
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Looks great! Your tank makes me optimistic about my own new low-tech plans.

Can you share updated photos? How are the new fish?
Thanks, I really like low tech!! Your 38 is going to be great

I will try to get some new pics up tomorrow!
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Old 12-23-2012, 04:04 PM   #22
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Not much has been going on but here are some updated pictures. The fish and plants are doing great!
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Old 12-23-2012, 04:11 PM   #23
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Nice tank! Kind of cool cause you are only a year younger than I am, or at least in highschool.

Are you planning on trimming that jungle back?
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Old 12-23-2012, 05:23 PM   #24
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Nice tank! Kind of cool cause you are only a year younger than I am, or at least in highschool.

Are you planning on trimming that jungle back?
Thanks! I'm a sophmore.

I am kinda just rolling with the jungle because I have been super busy and I am upgrading to a 30 gallon this summer with a nicer light and a more definite and organized aquascape. But it will definetly be getting a trim
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Old 12-23-2012, 05:58 PM   #25
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I like how the tank looks, that driftwood piece is amazing. Just trim the plants down so you can have the "cave" effect of the driftwood. The bowfront complements the big piece of driftwood and 30g might not since there wont be a bow in it. Honestly I would not waste your time with upgrading to a 30g because after couple of months of having that, you will want an even bigger tank. If your going to upgrade, wait for the $1 per gallon deal at petco and upgrade to a 40g breeder tank. That's the best deal unless you find something on craigslist at a deal.
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Old 12-24-2012, 03:50 AM   #26
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I like how the tank looks, that driftwood piece is amazing. Just trim the plants down so you can have the "cave" effect of the driftwood. The bowfront complements the big piece of driftwood and 30g might not since there wont be a bow in it. Honestly I would not waste your time with upgrading to a 30g because after couple of months of having that, you will want an even bigger tank. If your going to upgrade, wait for the $1 per gallon deal at petco and upgrade to a 40g breeder tank. That's the best deal unless you find something on craigslist at a deal.
Thanks. I probably wont bring that piece of dw to a new setup because it has so many little places where i can't clean, and I think it brings water quality down a little bit. And you bring up a great point about upgrading my tank. I love 40b's, except at 18 inches deep it would stick way too far out into my little room lol. But now you got me thinking. I might want a 38g... hmmmmm
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Old 12-24-2012, 04:16 AM   #27
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Cool tank and fish.
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Nice bowfront.. IMO, i don't see why you'd get a 30g it's just 4 more gallons than what you have. You should go with something a little different like a nice high tech rimless tank like those Mr. Aqua 12-Long or something.. I actually just started the same 26g bow front.. I'm gonna start a tank journal thread here on it but i already got one going in the AA forums for now... Check it out..

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Old 12-24-2012, 11:11 AM   #29
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Im excited to say I am completely overhauling the stocking for this tank.

Now its

-Pair of GBR
-10 Rummynose tetra
-few amanos

Now I'm just thinking about that 2nd school. Im heavily leaning towards about 8 Black neon tetra. Tell me what you guys think
I love rummynoses. For what it's worth, changing the shape of your next school may look a little better - some contrast in the aquarium rather than some black neons, which have the same shape.

Perhaps consider a group of white tip tetra's (hyphessobrycon bentosi). They have a much taller body and are very peaceful. Just keep in mind you'll need at least 7 to keep them happy, so take a look at your stocking levels before committing.

I've got 11 of them with 10 CPDs and they look wonderful - albeit my tank is pretty different. I'll get some photos of them uploaded to my tank journal here in the next day or so:

http://www.aquarium-manager.com/tank/detail/167
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Old 12-24-2012, 03:06 PM   #30
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Thanks guys!!

@brian 12 gallon longs are really cool, but I wanna keep my current livestock, and theres no way I get a 2nd tank lol. Ik it is only a difference of 4 gallons but the dimensions are so different that I think it will be good. I hate how tall my tank is and not long enough. But I might do a 38 instead to add a couple more inches and do a fugeray but still keep it low tech. Your 26 looks amazing!! Manzinita scapes are my favorite and hopefully I will use it on my next tank.

@alex- I do agree that changing the shape is good. I think that black neons are more rounded than rummynose though. But the white tips look great! I will definitely consider those. I like lemon tetras too

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