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Old 01-18-2014, 03:45 PM   #61
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what kind of danio is that? As always, digging this tank man.
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Old 01-18-2014, 03:53 PM   #62
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Lovely photo, and beautiful tank and fish! I've wanted to try crypts but I'm wary of the dreaded "melt". What breed of danios did you get? I don't think I've seen them in that color/pattern.
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Old 01-18-2014, 11:48 PM   #63
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They were new called fire ring danio. I couldn't find any info on them either but they look quite similar to danio kyathit. Took a chance on them since they are quite rare.

And yea, I always hear horror stories about crypt melt but so far have been lucky *knock on wood*
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Old 01-19-2014, 05:14 AM   #64
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Those are gold ring danio or Danio tinwini. They are awesome little fish, one of my favorites. I've attempted to breed mine but haven't had any success yet. Beautiful tank by the way!

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Old 01-19-2014, 10:53 PM   #65
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Those are gold ring danio or Danio tinwini. They are awesome little fish, one of my favorites. I've attempted to breed mine but haven't had any success yet. Beautiful tank by the way!
Thanks! These danios are almost double the size of tinwini. I was actually considering the tinwinis instead of these because at least I knew what they were compared to the fire ring with no info and just one picture on google lol.
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Old 03-17-2014, 05:44 PM   #66
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Its been a while with the updates. The crypts have really taken over the tank when compared to the first picture. (edit: and even compared to january's picture. crazy! they must have settled in) And as always, i'd like to point out i'm using inert sand without root tabs. It can be done!



Sump is still same old same old. nursery for windelovs and moss + fast growers to maintain water quality.



and a sneak peek at a new project when it gets warmer. they are in a holding qt tank for now.

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Old 03-17-2014, 06:44 PM   #67
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Ah, dude the tank looks beautiful! Very nice job growing those in my friend! That there is a nice bush that is. It looks really natural and very SE Asianish. Even the sump looks great man. I'm diggin the chocolate gouramis too. Very nice touch! I bet its really cool to see your fish school in and out of your crypt forest. A+ job my man
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Nice update! Those chocolates are awesome looking, they are certainly great little fish. Is this your first time keeping them?
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Wow, good to know you can grow crypts really well in inert sand! Nice job!

Is this tank pretty high flow? Seems like a lot of leaves are pointing the left, which is often how I see them in photos growing in streams.
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Very cool setup! Where in NJ are you?
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Ah, dude the tank looks beautiful! Very nice job growing those in my friend! That there is a nice bush that is. It looks really natural and very SE Asianish. Even the sump looks great man. I'm diggin the chocolate gouramis too. Very nice touch! I bet its really cool to see your fish school in and out of your crypt forest. A+ job my man
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Nice update! Those chocolates are awesome looking, they are certainly great little fish. Is this your first time keeping them?
Yes, my first time with chocolates! I really like full body colored fish. I had considered a betta sorority but these guys are just so peaceful and interesting.

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Wow, good to know you can grow crypts really well in inert sand! Nice job!

Is this tank pretty high flow? Seems like a lot of leaves are pointing the left, which is often how I see them in photos growing in streams.
Yes, i have a powerhead on the front right that you barely can see in the pic. At first all the leaves swayed but now only the middle patch catches good flow. I need to trim badly.

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Very cool setup! Where in NJ are you?
up in bergen county. are you a part of NJAGC?
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Yeah but I don't really participate, wife and kids take up most of time. I'm in Morris County.
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Yes, my first time with chocolates! I really like full body colored fish. I had considered a betta sorority but these guys are just so peaceful and interesting.
You wont be disappointed, they are a lot of fun to watch. I've had a small group since December and they have become one my favorites. I also recently got two of the Samurais, hoping to get more. What params are you keeping them in?

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Hey I never said that?
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Old 03-19-2014, 01:22 AM   #75
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Oops! Not sure how your name got there J, all better though
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