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Old 01-29-2013, 10:25 PM   #16
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here is another of the bolivians, this is them about to have a sparring match

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Old 01-30-2013, 12:22 AM   #17
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Here are my angels

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Old 01-30-2013, 10:02 PM   #18
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so... any thoughts on good crypts for the foreground? should i go with a brown motif or a green one
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Old 01-30-2013, 11:52 PM   #19
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Come home from work today and find this



My angels laid eggs! I doubt they will make it, this is the first time this pair has spawned, but it's super cool!
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Old 02-02-2013, 04:27 PM   #20
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As expected the eggs are gone, I don't think they are ready to be tied down by kids yet. That's good for me anyways I don't have a good school of tetras in there to act as population control yet, I don't have anywhere to put a butt load of baby angels, so I'm trying to avoid it.
As for tetras I have 13 rummy nose that have been quarantining for about a week now waiting to go in. The had a outbreak of ich so I've got the heat cranked right up. Can't see the visible signs anymore so only a couple more days of that. The rcs I have in there will be glad it's over!
Also I wasn't planning on it but I think I'm going to try and net my school of black neons from my 75 and put them in this tank. They will look great and since the rummys will stay mostly in the lower parts they will occupy the top half well. I'm going to have enough going at the bottom, need to mix it up I think. I'll post some pics once they are in.
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Old 02-02-2013, 11:15 PM   #21
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So I tried to catch those black neons. Oh man, are they ever hard to catch in my 75! It's doubtful I'm going to get them now, I might try again during a water change when the water is low. Maybe I'll just stick with the rummy nose tetras that I can easily scoop out of my 10 g quarantine setup. Haha.
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Old 02-05-2013, 06:10 AM   #22
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Here are some fish pics just for fun



On another note on of the rummynose that is waiting in qt always has a white/pale nose which is bad. It's eating fine, schooling properly, and very active. I don't know what to think of it. Everyone else is pretty bright and normal looking. Does anyone have any thoughts?
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Old 02-06-2013, 01:47 AM   #23
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How long have they been in quarantine?
Keep in mind that all fish take awhile to acclimate and feel comfortable before show casing their true colors. Sometimes we want things to happen too fast ...but patience is the key. Your rummy nose will color nicely once in your large tank. Just give them sometime.
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Old 02-06-2013, 07:10 AM   #24
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Not too long, over a week, Maybe ten days. It's just that its only that one that had the pale nose. He is a little anti Rudolph . Everyone else is pretty red on the nose and I expect it to come out more in the big tank, but this one fish just doesn't colour up on his nose. It's weird. But I do plan on keeping them in that tank for a while still so I think if he's sick it should show.hopefully. I'm trying to have Patience(sp?)after having to deal with the consequences of inpatience before.
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Just an opinion, but having so many large leaved plants especially in the background makes the aquascape look a tad crowded, busy, and chaotic. The fish look great though!
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Ps I ended up catching those black neons after I decided id completely rearrange my 75. They are in there now getting to know their new digs. Hopefully it's up to snuff
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Just an opinion, but having so many large leaved plants especially in the background makes the aquascape look a tad crowded, busy, and chaotic. The fish look great though!
I know what you mean as far as looking crowded and chaotic. It kind of bugs me as well. I haven't been able to figure what to do about it. I want a heavily planted tank mostly for the fish to be comfortable but also to look good in my living room, and I want to keep it low maintenance. Hence most of the plants I've chosen. I suppose I could take the anubias lancelota out fron the right there which might clear it up a bit and spread the rest of the mid/back ground plants out. What are ppls thoughts, how else could I improve this scape? I really appreciate the feedback.
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Old 02-06-2013, 05:41 PM   #28
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I agree that the tank looks full but I am not sure this is a bad thing. The sword is part of the reason, but I would keep it. My suggestion has to do with the anubias on the driftwood: I would tie them on only at the base and let the branches stay naked. This is only my opinion. I think the plants tied to branches trick is overworked. Put 3 or 4 in among the rocks at the base and maybe one at a branching 1/3 of the way up and the feeling of open space above will increase.

That is a nice looking angel pair!

One other idea: you could group your lower crypts together by color. For example, keep the bronzes in one group and put some greens in another group. This will simplify the composition and reduce the chaotic look.
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So green! I like it! Do you know if any of your fish are a pair yet?
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I agree that the tank looks full but I am not sure this is a bad thing. The sword is part of the reason, but I would keep it. My suggestion has to do with the anubias on the driftwood: I would tie them on only at the base and let the branches stay naked. This is only my opinion. I think the plants tied to branches trick is overworked. Put 3 or 4 in among the rocks at the base and maybe one at a branching 1/3 of the way up and the feeling of open space above will increase.

That is a nice looking angel pair!

One other idea: you could group your lower crypts together by color. For example, keep the bronzes in one group and put some greens in another group. This will simplify the composition and reduce the chaotic look.
thanks for the input. thats a good idea with the anubias, i think i'm going to do that i have a few rocks in another tank i can bring over and i'll just tied the anubias to those and scatter them around the bottom probably on the left by the amazon sword. i might leave a couple sitting in the joints though, see how that looks.

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So green! I like it! Do you know if any of your fish are a pair yet?
i think i've got a couple pairs, the angels laid eggs and were a strong pair in the tank they came from. no babies yet though. one of them is still pretty young. the bolivians have also laid eggs, but in my 75 g. i think there is trouble in paradise with them though the male (i think it's the male) has been really beating on the other one, she's been been hiding quite a bit. hopefully i wont have to seperate them.
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