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Old 01-27-2014, 04:10 PM   #1
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My US Native Planted Tank


Here's a video of my US Native Planted Tank. I got interested in natives last year and decided to set up a tank with all US Native Fish and Plants. Currently the fish list is:
5 Southern Redbelly Dace
4 Spotfin Shiners
7 Rainbow Shiners
11 Iowa Darters

and the plants list is:
Pygmy Chain Sword
Dwarf Sag
Ludwigia repens
Ludwigia palustris
fissidens fontanus
lemon bacopa
radican sword

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Old 01-27-2014, 06:44 PM   #2
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pretty freaking neat man


those darters are awesome, and the dace are so amusing
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Old 01-27-2014, 06:48 PM   #3
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The tank has only been running for a few months now. It's starting to grow out but it's low tech so it'll take some time


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Old 01-27-2014, 11:48 PM   #4
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Here's a video of my sunfish tank. The only plants in here are a couple pieces of java fern.
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Old 01-28-2014, 01:43 AM   #5
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Both your tanks are fantastic. What size tank is the sunfish tank and are those what they call longears?
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Old 01-28-2014, 01:51 AM   #6
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Both tanks are 75 gallons. And yes those are central longear sunfish. All the fish in the sunfish tank I caught myself. In the planted tank I caught the spotfin shiners and purchased the rest.


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super nice man.

How bout some Flag fish?
They've been the rave around these parts lately lol
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Old 01-28-2014, 02:28 AM   #8
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I had some but they ate the plants and nipped at the fish. Also, I'm not a fan of the platy body shape. They didn't last long in my tank


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Old 01-28-2014, 02:47 AM   #9
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First I just got my computer running after a crash so all is not well yet so can you include a link to the you tube stuff cause my computer won't get it from what you put up there...it's a blank screen on my monitor(it just says you tube at the top of it.)
I am trying to keep sunfish but you would need a species tank for the kind I have.They will either eat only live(depending on the individual fish) or live plus frozen bloodworms.
I find that an other fish/ shrimp put in with them hampers your keeping live food in there for them. You would think the baby shrimp would be food but too fast for my sunfish to catch. Acolony of scuds in the tank so far is my only dependable source of food for them. This is a direct link to a place that sells them but they may be caught
if they live where you do.
http://www.aquaculturestore.com/Pygmy-Sunfish/
Looking forward to seeing your video.
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Old 01-28-2014, 03:01 AM   #10
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I'll put a link up tomorrow. I'm keeping longear sunfish. I've never tried Pygmy sunfish. They're not located where I live. Mine would only take live food at first but I got them switched over to pellet foods. I rarely if ever feed live food anymore.


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Old 01-28-2014, 03:04 AM   #11
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I almost forgot...you might be interested in a "pilot" fish. This is also on thatr site list. You might need a separate tank for those also as they ned blackwater conditions as they are only found in dark or cloudy water and stay hidden mostly.
They feed like Groupers so they are really neat IF you can supply them with live food.
I find that they will eat earthworms. If you caught the fish you have then you might be able to catch the food that they eat also as they will eat crayfish(small).
So you may be able to keep them in a community tank if you will provide them/w a dark place in the tank to hide in like a log they can get under.
Most sunfish will eat almost any food after they see other fish eat it. The only exception I know of to this is what is called a Goggle eye'd pearch or War Mouth or Rock Bass...all names for the same fish.
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What's the scientific name for pilot fish? I've never heard of them. Are you referring to pirate perch?


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If you're referring to pirate perch then they are around my area. I'm not really interested in keeping them though. In my one tank they'll get big enough that they would probably eat some of my fish and in the sunfish tank they'd get eating in a heartbeat by the creek chubs.


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Yes it was, I just looked it up.
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First I just got my computer running after a crash so all is not well yet so can you include a link to the you tube stuff cause my computer won't get it from what you put up there...it's a blank screen on my monitor(it just says you tube at the top of it.)

Those are the links for the two videos I have up here. Sorry it took me so long to post those links. Let me know if you have any questions or need any advice about setting up your native tanks.
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