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Old 06-22-2011, 12:02 AM   #1
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New to this forum and planted tanks!


Hi all,

I currently breed several different types of tropicals - angelfish, ABN, CPDs, bronze cory cats and have two ponds with guppies (just for the summer). I have added some natives recently - two types of pygmy sunfish (okefenokee and evergladai) and florida flagfish (SO fun to watch) and have them in planted - low tech tanks. I am adding some shrimp (just cause I like them!!) and am currently looking for plants that are appropriate for 10 gallon shrimp tanks. I am active on a couple of other fishy forums and look forward to learning from the wisdom contained on this site too.

PS - I have already seen some familiar names from the other forums I frequent - nice to know I already have friends here!

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Old 06-22-2011, 12:36 AM   #2
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Are you adding shrimp to the tank with the sunfish and flagfish?
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Old 06-22-2011, 12:39 AM   #3
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No - I have 3 10 gallon "shrimp only" tanks I am setting up. If the RCS get out of hand I might put them in a few tanks as cleaners but my ABN do a good job of keeping the tanks pretty clean. I have the sunfish in tanks by themselves (the Okefenokee are in a 20H and the evergladai are in a 30L) and I have the flagfish in a 55 pretty much on their own - there are a few corys and an ABN in the tank and a few guppies that I haven't caught yet.
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Old 06-22-2011, 01:34 AM   #4
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Moss are excellent plants for shrimp tanks. You can throw in a couple of manzanita branchs and wrap the moss around them to grow. That looks pretty cool when its all grown in.
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Welcome to the forum ponderingky
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Old 06-22-2011, 02:43 AM   #6
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Hey Joe thanks for the suggestion - I am not having any luck finding anyone who has a larger amount of different types of moss. Been trying for some Fissidens fontanus but at this point any low light, low tech, warmer water (80 degrees) moss would do. I have sent a couple of PMs to some sellers on this site but haven't heard back from them yet. I also have sent a message to a seller on aquabid - hopefully someone will respond soon. If you know of anyone please let them know what I am looking for. I can send them a paypal payment tonight!

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Old 06-22-2011, 04:37 AM   #7
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Welcome to the forum and the local addiction of planted tannks.
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Thanks nemo - I already have MTS bad!! Now adding plants - I need therapy (which means buy more plants!!! )
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Welcome! It's great to see a neighbor! I am in Huntington, just a stone's throw from you. Where are you fishing the native fish from?
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thanks nemo - i already have mts bad!! Now adding plants - i need therapy (which means buy more plants!!! )
lol!!!!!!
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Old 06-23-2011, 05:51 AM   #11
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Welcome! It's great to see a neighbor! I am in Huntington, just a stone's throw from you. Where are you fishing the native fish from?
Hey neighbor!! I have ordered them from Sachs Aquaculture - I wish I could go and catch them myself!! I am hoping they will breed so I may have some to offer later on this year. I currently breed angelfish, albino bristlenose plecos, celestial pearl danios and bronze cory cats and sell to some of the local stores - if you have any of these you may have some of my fish in your tanks!! The natives have settled in well but no spawns yet. I LOVE the flagfish - they remind me of a puppy. Very active and personable - but they will rip up any long finned fish. I had guppies in the tank where I put them - I took bunches of guppies out but some were still in the tank. I put some juvie angels in there to take care of the smaller ones - the flagfish took some chunks out of the angel fins and started ripping up the fancy guppy tails. SO they are on their own now (with a few cory cats and an ABN) but I still love watching them. If you ever want to stop by and see the hatchery, let me know. Would love to meet another "fish" person!!

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