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Old 09-28-2012, 03:26 PM   #31
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Its been a awhile since i updated this, and i have a lot of things to add to the story.

first i bought a LED light for the tank, Marineland Double Bright 30". I bought some chain and Hooks to hang from the ceiling, and spraypainted the chain a dark brown to help it blend in.


then a few weeks later my canister filter came in. i made a huge mistake with this, i forgot that it was going to have to cycle in the canister. I woke up and i found out the hard way i made a big mistake. i lost all of my hillstream loaches, both of my amanos, and prolly some RCS.

excited for the oppertunity to get a few new fish i went down to a LFS where they had just gotten in a new shipment. one of which was double red aggazzis, they were super young, me and one of the employees spent about 30 mins staring at fish trying to figure out a male female pair. and luckly we ended up picking out a pair . i then decided that i was going to do this right instead of just throwing stuff together and seeing what happened. so i pulled the Penguin tetras and gave them to my LFS, i ordered 6 more Rummy Nose tetras to get a school going.



(i don't really like the front left rock pile thats my third attempt at making it something i am happy with...idk)


at some point i lost the male killi, i'm thinking he jumped ship. i moved the female to my Cray tank, and she seem pretty happy there. i also added a few more panda corys

2 Double Red agassizi
2 German Blue Rams (I i think 1 male and 1 female)
9 Corys (1 aneus, 1 Albino, 1 Juli, 6 pandas)
8 Rummy Nose Tetras
unknown #of full grown RCS
3 Bamboo Flower Shrimp
1 Vampire Shrimp
2 Zebra Nerite Snail


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Old 09-28-2012, 03:42 PM   #32
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i also wanted to throw a photo of my gudgeon/rcs tank into this thread.

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Old 09-28-2012, 03:43 PM   #33
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i also wanted to throw a photo of my gudgeon/rcs tank into this thread.

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Old 09-28-2012, 09:53 PM   #34
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Sorry about the loaches. I've been debating on getting one since my lfs started carrying them.
Can you post a pic of your vampire shrimp?
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Old 09-28-2012, 10:05 PM   #35
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wow nice tanks
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Old 09-29-2012, 04:43 PM   #36
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Sorry about the loaches. I've been debating on getting one since my lfs started carrying them.
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wow nice tanks
thanks man, i put a lot of time into them.
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Old 01-10-2013, 06:07 PM   #37
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So looking at the thread i haven't updated in awhile.

my stocking has leveled out.

i currently have

8 Rummy Nose Tetras
2 Double Red Aggazzis
1 Reticulated Hillstream Loach
5 Panda Cory
1 Albino Cory
1 Green Aneus Cory
1 Juli Cory
3 Bamboo shrimp
1 Vampire shrimp
unknown RCS, and wild type RCS.

I had some serious problem with my Canister filter. it wasn't producing anyflow, and what i learned is that the motor housing was not sealed properly, and it was allowing air into the housing and stopping the syphon effect. i lucked out and a local LFS had torn down a large salt water tank that just so happened to have two canister filters on it, the Filstar XP-m (the canister I was having issues with) and a XP-L (up to 175g) for CHEAP!!!!!!!!! so i snatched those up. and swapped motor housings and everything is fine. all of the fish really love the high current and swim in it all day long!








he got stuck and i had to free him!
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Old 01-10-2013, 06:09 PM   #38
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petco had their $1 per gallon sale so i picked up a 40breeder, and i am slowly going to piece this tank together and then transfer this tank to the 40, and i can do more with the scape and give my corys more space, and hopefully get the school of hillstreams i have been wanting since i started!
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Old 01-10-2013, 07:58 PM   #39
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Nice tank. When looking at your cory stuck in front of thise rocks, it reminded of a cory I had that decided to get itself stuck in one of my cholla logs.

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So looking at the thread i haven't updated in awhile.

my stocking has leveled out.

i currently have

8 Rummy Nose Tetras
2 Double Red Aggazzis
1 Reticulated Hillstream Loach
5 Panda Cory
1 Albino Cory
1 Green Aneus Cory
1 Juli Cory
3 Bamboo shrimp
1 Vampire shrimp
unknown RCS, and wild type RCS.

I had some serious problem with my Canister filter. it wasn't producing anyflow, and what i learned is that the motor housing was not sealed properly, and it was allowing air into the housing and stopping the syphon effect. i lucked out and a local LFS had torn down a large salt water tank that just so happened to have two canister filters on it, the Filstar XP-m (the canister I was having issues with) and a XP-L (up to 175g) for CHEAP!!!!!!!!! so i snatched those up. and swapped motor housings and everything is fine. all of the fish really love the high current and swim in it all day long!








he got stuck and i had to free him!
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Old 01-12-2013, 02:12 AM   #40
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How on earth did he do that
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Old 01-20-2013, 06:47 PM   #41
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So i am currently house sitting for my parents on the other side of town, which gave me the opportunity to visit a couple LFS that i don't normally get to visit. At one of them they had listed "HillStream loach" but nothing more. after much debate with myself (mostly if i wanted to make the 45min drive back to my apt) i decided to purchase two, after watching the poor guy try to catch two i decided it was amusing and i wanted a third (thats not mean is it?). so i got home and put them in the tank. and started my photo hunting to find out just what kind i had. after seeing another 10 or so hillsteam loachs that i now want to add to my collection i found them they are called Gastromyzon stellatus. mine are very young and not even close to full grown. but man are they cute. i can't wait for them to get comfortable in their new digs.
(this is just an onl-line photo i found i will post photos of mine when i am home again.)

http://www.loaches.com/species-index...G/image_medium
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Old 01-23-2013, 05:26 PM   #42
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Nice How do u keep the sand so clean? and is that pool filter sand?
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Old 01-23-2013, 10:29 PM   #43
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i have an army of cory cats(8), and shrimp that are constantly rummaging through the sand. i also have i high flow, i'm filtering with a filstar xp-m which is rated for up to a 75g tank.

sadly no, its not pool filter sand, i paid out the ass for the aquarium sand at petcomart, not knowing at the time that i could use a cheaper sand :-/
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Old 03-04-2013, 03:37 AM   #44
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After buying the "hillstream loaches" also often labeled boreno suckers, i quickly fell in love with them. they are far more friendly than the Reticulated Hillstream loaches, don't get me wrong, the reticulateds are still my favorite, but the Borenos are great. the are slightly more active and friendly.

(oh as a side note i started part time at a LFS) so after seeing the BHL's happy in a small group and feeling bad for my RHL, i happened see that our supplier had RHL's on their order list so i ordered two more to get my group back up to three :-) if you remember i lost nearly my whole group of RHL's while i was having canister filter problems.

after getting the RHL's (and two scarlet badis for my RCS/Gudgeon tank) i realized that i have too many bottom dwellers in the tank, 5 panda cories, and 3 other typesof cories, plus 3 bamboo shrimp and one vampire shrimp in a 29g was too much in my eyes. so i pulled the 5 panda cories and put them in my Killifish breeding tank, where they seem SOOOOOO much happier. i have debated pulling the 3 other cories from this 29g and putting them with the pandas, but idk.

OH! i almost forgot the Petsmart buy my Apt has female double reds ($9.89 a piece ouch!) so i bought two more to give my male a hairem. they all seem happier now.

then a couple weeks later i was at another LFS who always has RHLs, with the intent to buy a few more RHLs. but they no longer have them, they did have BHLs so bought two more. then while looking around more i saw they had one lonely Bamboo shrimp, so i bought him aswell. an as a special bonus they had more gardneri killi's so i bought 4 females, 3 for the one in my 29g that the pandas are now in, and one for the baby i raised :-). this was a very expensive trip to the LFS.

so the tank numbers have changed drastically....lol....i should stop going to LFSs

8 Rummy Nose Tetras
4 Double Red Aggazzis ( 1Male 3Females)
3 Reticulated Hillstream Loach
5 Boreno Hillstream Loach
1 Albino Cory
1 Green Aneus Cory
1 Juli Cory
4 Bamboo shrimp
1 Vampire shrimp
unknown RCS, and wild type RCS.

and i did a minor rescape.....



and a close up of my bamboo shrimp feeding

(click on the photo to view a video)

and here is a video of my "hybrid" Killifish a cross between Striped panchax and Gardneri
http://youtu.be/TMToZCHUHRg
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Old 03-04-2013, 01:34 PM   #45
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4 Double Red Aggazzis ( 1Male 3Females)
3 Reticulated Hillstream Loach
5 Boreno Hillstream Loach
Grudgeon.
I want to see more pictures of these fish. I don't like to look at shrimp. They look a bit like roaches to me.
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