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Old 08-01-2013, 09:35 PM   #16
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Gorgeous fish! I wish I had the space to keep these fish!
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Old 08-01-2013, 10:19 PM   #17
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Nice, he's got a good bit of yellow
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Old 08-02-2013, 12:50 AM   #18
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Thanks just wait until he gets used to the black sand and he will be jet black with yellow spots
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Old 09-02-2013, 07:53 PM   #19
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UPDATE:

Well its been a little over a month since this tank has been up and running. My Ornate bichir got about 2 inches worth of size on him and I bought a few more fish and my water sprite took off like a bat outta hell! Would the water sprite be fine if the roots were in the Tahitian Moon Sand? There is no nutritional value to the sand but as you can see there is Flourite along the lining of the tank (my pelco likes to kick the sand up).

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South American Puffer (aka the friendly puffer)
African Brown Knife
3x Silver Dollars

UPDATED PLANTS:
3x Kompacts (not doing good...)
1x Water Sprite(doing to good)
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Old 09-02-2013, 07:55 PM   #20
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Sprite should be fine, but the dollars will eat all your plants.
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Old 09-02-2013, 07:59 PM   #21
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They have been in there for about 3 weeks and havent messed with them yet????? Maybe because they are well feed?
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Old 09-02-2013, 08:00 PM   #22
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Maybe...you can only hope. Might have to do with age as well. When I had, they ate through Anubis O.o
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Old 09-02-2013, 08:04 PM   #23
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how big were yours? Mine are about 3inches
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Old 09-02-2013, 10:04 PM   #24
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Just a little tip--- silver dollars are vegatarian pirahnas. I gave away 4 that were about 3", well fed or not they will start eating your plants. Your polys look good and healthy. The tank looks good also.
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Old 09-02-2013, 10:37 PM   #25
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Just a little tip--- silver dollars are vegatarian pirahnas. I gave away 4 that were about 3", well fed or not they will start eating your plants. Your polys look good and healthy. The tank looks good also.
Thanks Chevy. I may just have to give them back to the store. Sad I really like the look of them when they get big but oh well.
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Old 10-06-2013, 03:05 PM   #26
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Heres is an update my water sprite Forrest is taking off. It sucks because I'm deployed so someone else is taking care of my tank
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Old 10-06-2013, 04:31 PM   #27
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Hi, nice tank - great to see another Poly enthusiast on TPT

Advice I can offer - consider focusing on epiphytic plants that can be tied to driftwood - java ferns, anubias, bolbitis, etc. It may seem boring, but with CO2 they will really take off. Also, if your patient and willing to work the sales area of the forum you can acquire enough varieties to get some really interesting textures to play with.

Anyway - its been my experience that epiphytes are best in poly tanks because as your fish get bigger you'll see that they can kick the substrate up quite a lot and easily bowl over rooted plants. They don't do it on purpose - they're just big blundering idiots

Plus, they'll like having lots of driftwood to swim around under.
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Old 10-06-2013, 07:48 PM   #28
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I've been keeping polys for a very long time and I know their habits. They won't destroy my plants in fact I picked water sprite because they are flexible and repair fast. I dont want to build a tank like everyone else I want a Forrest for my odd balls and rainbows to co exist and have plenty of stuff to swim around and explore. BTW my polys like to use my big water sprite as a hammock even my 12inch Senegal my 9 inch ornate likes my swords in the back.
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Old 10-06-2013, 11:47 PM   #29
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Ahhh... watersprite hammock - my polys used to do the same...

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Old 10-07-2013, 05:23 AM   #30
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Awesome picture and beautiful sene's
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