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Old 08-17-2013, 01:38 AM   #46
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12 Panda Corys were transferred in after ~18 months in QT. Only took me 1.5 hours to catch the cute buggers. This is my first time ever seeing Corys swimming at all levels: they calmed down a bit but are still all over the tank after 2 days. My 3 twig cats are up next.

After watching rasboras and corys having a free and active run of the tank, I am having second thoughts of transferring Dwarf Puffers in. Temperaments are so different and I don't know how they would fit in.

I could certainly use some opinions here.
I would not be looking forward to catching 6 DPs in a 60g planted tank.

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Old 08-18-2013, 11:24 PM   #47
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i wouldn't i think 6 puffers would anialate your little rasboras
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Old 08-19-2013, 07:16 PM   #48
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I decided not to mess a good thing up: DPs will get a corner 36g all to themselves.

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Old 08-19-2013, 07:32 PM   #49
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I decided not to mess a good thing up: DPs will get a corner 36g all to themselves.

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Good idea. My DP's would nip at my cory's all the time. They were much happier when I moved the DP's out.
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Old 08-28-2013, 02:15 PM   #50
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The second batch of 9 rasboras did not fair as well as the first one: 4 found within 24 in various forms of death. This is partially my fault as I got them from PetSmart a day after they came in. Now I am at 13 total and debating whether to leave them be or bump their numbers up. My 3 whip tail cats got transferred over with little drama. They remind me of Mastiffs in their totally "whatever" attitude: pull them of the class - whatever; hold them in my hand out of the water - no big deal; hold them at the surface in the new tank - yawn; shake them off - ok, where is my wall?

I am starting to enjoy this tank: the corys are all over the place 24x7 and the rasboras learned the spot the food magically appears at and congregate en mass there, always looking famished. The whip tail cats just hang on the glass, sucking when awake. The shape and the dynamics of the tank are no longer (that) strange and I finally learned to find my way around.

The next guys over are my 2 Bolivian Rams. I'm dragging my feet, trying to imagine how they would fit in there. The last (hopefull) parking spot is still up in the air: on one hand I would not mind some Angels, but then again - risk it or not?

Flora is dong better then I expected: plants are growing, the water is clear and I'm yet to do the first real WC. The star of the show turned out to be Ludwigia inclinata var. verticillata 'Cuba'. I had limited success keeping this plant before and now I know why: it does not like to be trimmed. In a 24" tank it begins to shine.



Another plant I have a love/hate relationship is Stargrass. This tank is the only one I have where it decided to live, all 24" of it.



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It's a jungle up there:





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Old 08-28-2013, 02:21 PM   #51
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Absolutely beautiful, as always.
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Old 08-28-2013, 02:30 PM   #52
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glad to see you winning the stargrass battle

i feel your struggle with this plant
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Old 08-28-2013, 02:37 PM   #53
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Lookin' good OVT.
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Old 08-28-2013, 04:30 PM   #54
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Nice plants!

I like how you can view it from two sides.
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Old 08-28-2013, 05:30 PM   #55
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How did I not see this till now? Great tank.
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Old 08-29-2013, 12:26 AM   #56
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Just did a price check on this tank on marine depo, same place I got mine from. WHOA! The tank went up by ~$100 and the shipping went from $150 to $262, in less then a month. That's a lot of fish food ...

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Old 08-29-2013, 01:13 AM   #57
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Hey OVT, lovely tank, I especially like the red hue you got on that plant.

How your DPs doing? There is a slight chance you would be fine with a dwarf puffer in a community tank. I have one puffer in a 60P with baby cherry shrimps and killie fries, all of which are fine. No nip fins either!

I have two other puffers in their own tank, they are vicious pit bulls!
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Thanks mate.
I decided not to risk it. The puffers will end up in their own 36g corner tank on my desk. That tank is currently housing B. Kubotai which I see every other Friday from 11:15pm to 11:16pm. The plan is to kick them into a 75g with Blood Parrots, re scape the tank and start watching DPs there.

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Old 08-29-2013, 02:10 AM   #59
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ROFL, those Kubotai reminds me of my friend's stone cat fish. He swears they're still in his tank but hasn't seen them for months.

For your Ludwigia inclinata var. verticillata 'Cuba', how would you trim it? Are you going to up root and replant the tip?
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Old 08-29-2013, 01:22 PM   #60
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This looks wonderful, very nice!
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