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Old 10-11-2011, 12:10 AM   #106
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Dwarf Pike Cichlids: Just thought Cichlids were mostly into remodeling their environment. Nice to know these don't.
Well, some do, so it's a fair question since I was not very specific
These guys are full of attitude for being such a little fish.
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Old 10-11-2011, 05:37 AM   #107
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The New Guinea Rainbows will be nice. I have a pair of them and if I could easily replace my bosemanis with more I would. The male's color ranges from orange to a dark maroon. He's also got a lot of gold iridescence to him. When he's the darker red you can see the gold color a lot more. I call it his "bling mode."
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Old 10-11-2011, 11:42 AM   #108
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lovely tank, tom
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Old 10-11-2011, 05:36 PM   #109
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Wouldn't the compressiceps decimate your red roach population, though? Or is that not the case?

Sorry, I'm not very familiar (or much into) cichlids outside of gbr's and apisto cac's.
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Old 10-11-2011, 10:24 PM   #110
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Wouldn't the compressiceps decimate your red roach population, though? Or is that not the case?

Sorry, I'm not very familiar (or much into) cichlids outside of gbr's and apisto cac's.
They would do a good number, but 1-2 fish X 500 hard to find Fires would be tough. They'd have to pick them off in the tiniest smallest cracks in the wood and thickets of plants.

In an open tank.......sure..........
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Old 10-11-2011, 11:19 PM   #111
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Ah right, good point Tom! Somehow I thought you were planning on getting a big number.
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Old 10-11-2011, 11:28 PM   #112
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o m g... i love the DW
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Old 10-11-2011, 11:30 PM   #113
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Ah right, good point Tom! Somehow I thought you were planning on getting a big number.
No, it'd be just a few, but I do not think I will, the Dwarf rainbows will be put in next week early.
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Old 10-11-2011, 11:32 PM   #114
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Tank's lookin great! What kind of plant is that growing above the water line, on the driftwood?
Tom is that a CPR on the right side of the tank? Are you using a Sump and how is it set-up? What type pump?
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Old 10-11-2011, 11:55 PM   #115
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Tom is that a CPR on the right side of the tank? Are you using a Sump and how is it set-up? What type pump?

Page 4 its stated its a CPR also Tom posted a pic of his sump. Not sure on the pump though.
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Old 10-12-2011, 12:31 AM   #116
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Oooooo so prettyyyyy! <3

What did you use for the soil? I have decided that I hate stratum completely, and I'm kind of nervous to actually raid a paddy of some dirt ... call me a chicken, but I'm too big a girl to be trying to dodge an irate farmer's shotgun pellets for trespassing while holding a bucket full of dirt and a shovel! LOL
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Old 10-12-2011, 05:25 AM   #117
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Page 4 its stated its a CPR also Tom posted a pic of his sump. Not sure on the pump though.
Rainbow plastics Lifeguard, pushed about 900 gph at 4ft head.
The pump on top is a Tom's diaphram to remove any air that builds up in over flow siphon.
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Old 10-12-2011, 05:26 AM   #118
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Oooooo so prettyyyyy! <3

What did you use for the soil? I have decided that I hate stratum completely, and I'm kind of nervous to actually raid a paddy of some dirt ... call me a chicken, but I'm too big a girl to be trying to dodge an irate farmer's shotgun pellets for trespassing while holding a bucket full of dirt and a shovel! LOL

I have ADA aqua soil in here.

Same in my 180 Gallon.
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Old 10-12-2011, 05:29 AM   #119
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Oooooo so prettyyyyy! <3

What did you use for the soil? I have decided that I hate stratum completely, and I'm kind of nervous to actually raid a paddy of some dirt ... call me a chicken, but I'm too big a girl to be trying to dodge an irate farmer's shotgun pellets for trespassing while holding a bucket full of dirt and a shovel! LOL
You can also drive anywhere in the delta region.........plenty of small roads off 113 north of Woodland.
They do not care, tell them you are from the Ag commissioner's office doing soil samples. I've been all over these places and know many of the water district folks.......they have hunters out there etc...duck season, blam!, there goes daffy!
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Old 10-12-2011, 06:54 PM   #120
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Very pretty, Tom. Your new choice of weeds are a pleasant improvement. Didn't care for the ADA style tank, never really been fond of that style. I'm all for dutch and similar styles. Isn't that ludwigia palustris sp 'red' awesome? Grows great even for me. That's saying something.
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