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Old 04-03-2014, 03:13 AM   #106
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Not sure yet. I would love to try dutch, but I don't have much experience with that at all. Right now I'm on a DHG and HC growing kick I originally had a 20H tank and due to me being a total newb at the the time lol, I almost lost some plants.

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Old 04-03-2014, 03:16 AM   #107
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So I have about 2 dozen galaxy/celestial danios..
I'm getting a little annoyed how they only come out during feeding... Other then that there always hidden in the plants.


I love these guys, but either want to add another active/less shy schooling fish to always be out and about or remove these guys if you think having 2 schools of different fish is an eye sore?


What do you guys think?

Thinking of adding a school of ember tetras or penguin tetras.


Thoughts?



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Old 04-03-2014, 03:45 AM   #108
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my neons do the exact same thing, I think adding something to scoot them around the landscape might help, moving the filter output moved mine to a more interesting location
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Old 04-03-2014, 05:47 AM   #109
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Alright


So I have about 2 dozen galaxy/celestial danios..
I'm getting a little annoyed how they only come out during feeding... Other then that there always hidden in the plants.


I love these guys, but either want to add another active/less shy schooling fish to always be out and about or remove these guys if you think having 2 schools of different fish is an eye sore?


What do you guys think?

Thinking of adding a school of ember tetras or penguin tetras.


Thoughts?



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I almost got some CPDs... kinda glad I didnt for this reason. I want the same thing you are looking for. Small, schooling fish.

I've been thinking of ordering some chilli/mosquito rasboras but have been flirting with the idea of embers if I can find them decent price. I might just end up going with green neons or maybe cardinals even as a last resort.
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Old 04-03-2014, 07:14 PM   #110
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Ember tetras are nice. I have a small school with orange flash Apistograma. I like them!

I didn't think I would ever get them but for the longest time my 140 seemed bare. I picked up a large school of of glow light tetra (Hemigrammus erythrozonus). They actually turned out looking pretty darn neat. The red line and red dot in their eyes picks up the red in all my lighting and 'glows' a iridescent red color. They pretty much hang out and swim together.

I agree with the CPD, shy critter. Tried them, don't like the behavior.

Being a 7' 140 gallon tank I also picked up a school of black neon tetra. Now these to me look exactly like the glow lights but has a dark iridescent line. They mix in my 140 pretty nicely. Both schools will all mix up, then head off in their own way trying to school with their own species...
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Old 04-14-2014, 06:13 AM   #111
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Let the tank get a little jungly...


updates...


-Lud. Red grows like a weed .... gotta trim it aggressive twice a week or it'll get too tall and shade other plants..

-Fissidens Fontanus shaded Tonina Queen, so it started browning. thinned out 3 gb's of fissidens

-Can't really grow Lud. 'Tornado' that very well (3rd try). So, replaced it with Myrio, tuberculatum 'Red'. Hopefully im still in contrasting colors as its looks more of an orangish color next to alth. rei. 'var'.



Other then that, same o same o..






before trim...





after trim...





the lengthy process of uprooting stems out of the tank, trimming it to the height you want, then re-planting tops back...





Myrio, tuberculatum 'Red' added in place of lud. 'tornado'


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I think a nice school of embers would really pop in your scape. I'm a huge fan of penguin tetras, really cool fish but I just can't picture them in that tank. A nice school of 20 or so embers would fit nicely though with all the color you have in there
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What do you do about all the roots shooting out laterally from the stem plants? Just keep them trimmed off the main stem shaft? It looks so clean.
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I think a nice school of embers would really pop in your scape. I'm a huge fan of penguin tetras, really cool fish but I just can't picture them in that tank. A nice school of 20 or so embers would fit nicely though with all the color you have in there

my galaxies are becoming less shy every day. Hopefully they keep improving and I don't have to change the school!

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What do you do about all the roots shooting out laterally from the stem plants? Just keep them trimmed off the main stem shaft? It looks so clean.

Hmmm... i don't seem to get that on my stem plants? I've seen it occur in peoples tanks, but never happened to me yet! *cross my fingers*
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Hmmm... i don't seem to get that on my stem plants? I've seen it occur in peoples tanks, but never happened to me yet! *cross my fingers*
I wonder if it has to do with keeping just the tops and replanting. Seems to do better on some of my plants more than others. I can't keep roots from shooting out of my freshly cut rotala rotundifolia tops to save my life
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I wonder if it has to do with keeping just the tops and replanting. Seems to do better on some of my plants more than others. I can't keep roots from shooting out of my freshly cut rotala rotundifolia tops to save my life
Yeah same here. Every variety of rotala I've kept has always grown crazy amounts of air roots for me regardless of light, co2 etc.
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my galaxies are becoming less shy every day. Hopefully they keep improving and I don't have to change the school!
Hopefully! They really are a beautiful fish. Apologies if i missed this somewhere, but how long have you had the CPD's??
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Yeah same here. Every variety of rotala I've kept has always grown crazy amounts of air roots for me regardless of light, co2 etc.
Glad to know I'm not the only one.
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Alright


So I have about 2 dozen galaxy/celestial danios..
I'm getting a little annoyed how they only come out during feeding... Other then that there always hidden in the plants.


I love these guys, but either want to add another active/less shy schooling fish to always be out and about or remove these guys if you think having 2 schools of different fish is an eye sore?


What do you guys think?

Thinking of adding a school of ember tetras or penguin tetras.


Thoughts?



Thanks
Mike
I added CPD's to my 12 gallon. At first they were shy. Then I added some floating plants and they started becoming super active. I don't think they like high intensity lights (or at least that's my theory).
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This tanks is just awesome!
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