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Old 04-15-2012, 02:42 AM   #211
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i've seen cardinals get much bigger than 1.25 AFA had some in their 180p at like 2 inches
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Old 04-15-2012, 02:49 AM   #212
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Yeah, well fed, fat, healthy cardinals will be closer to 2".

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Old 04-15-2012, 03:32 AM   #213
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Old 04-15-2012, 07:47 AM   #214
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I considered them. Wikipedia say Cardinals get 1.25" and GNT get to 1". For the color difference I favor the Cardinals.
If you travel down to Sac, you can stop by and see what 300 look like in my tank, they are good sized, and not just yet full size. But it'll give you the best perspective of what they will look like in the same sized tank.

Shrimps and Otto cats, maybe a few smaller nice plecos etc.
Cryptic stuff.

A nice school in a large tank cannot be beat.

Rummies are nice also and school better and run faster, but the colors of cards are hard to beat.

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These guys are only about 6 months old, so in another year or so, they will get full size.
Against a dark background, they really look good.

A white sand foreground will also help the color.
I also have a "pug wood" piece of driftwood that only a dog lover will truly appreciate.
One of the weirdest pieces I've ever found.
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Old 04-15-2012, 07:51 AM   #215
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i've seen cardinals get much bigger than 1.25 AFA had some in their 180p at like 2 inches
They did not look well fed.
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Old 04-16-2012, 10:10 PM   #216
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i've seen cardinals get much bigger than 1.25 AFA had some in their 180p at like 2 inches
So does that mean Wikipedia is wrong with the Green Tetras too? 1" is what they say to be there adult size.

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If you travel down to Sac, you can stop by and see what 300 look like in my tank, they are good sized, and not just yet full size. But it'll give you the best perspective of what they will look like in the same sized tank.

Shrimps and Otto cats, maybe a few smaller nice plecos etc.
Cryptic stuff.

A nice school in a large tank cannot be beat.

Rummies are nice also and school better and run faster, but the colors of cards are hard to beat.

Teaser:




These guys are only about 6 months old, so in another year or so, they will get full size.
Against a dark background, they really look good.

A white sand foreground will also help the color.
I also have a "pug wood" piece of driftwood that only a dog lover will truly appreciate.
One of the weirdest pieces I've ever found.
Thanks for the invite. Ill have to hit you up soon. I'd love to check out that piece of wood. Funny we have the same size tank and the same idea of a mass of cardinals to fill it as well. That look is hard to beat.
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Old 04-16-2012, 10:26 PM   #217
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I have to agree with everyone about Cardinal size. I have had some for about 1.5 years and they are about 1.5 inch. Some are still getting bigger. I have seen many around the 2 in mark in other tanks.
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Old 04-16-2012, 11:24 PM   #218
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I have to agree with everyone about Cardinal size. I have had some for about 1.5 years and they are about 1.5 inch. Some are still getting bigger. I have seen many around the 2 in mark in other tanks.
You mean to tell me Wikipedia is wrong? How can this be, it's on the internet, it can't be wrong. How about Green Neon Tetras? What do you know about there size?
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Old 04-16-2012, 11:40 PM   #219
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You mean to tell me Wikipedia is wrong? How can this be, it's on the internet, it can't be wrong. How about Green Neon Tetras? What do you know about there size?
Never had Green Neons. In fact, I have never seen them to this point.
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What about some rasbora's? Chili or Galaxy? They stay really small and have nice color.

Coming along nicely.
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Old 04-17-2012, 02:26 AM   #221
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What about some rasbora's? Chili or Galaxy? They stay really small and have nice color.

Coming along nicely.

My biggest cardinal is 2 inches definitely, it is huge.

Chilis will stay below one inch, at least in my tanks. Galaxies in my experience will get to almost 1.25 inches.
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I really, really like the look of the lava rock in your tank. Well done!
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Old 04-17-2012, 05:22 AM   #223
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If you hav ever been to a zoo or aquarium that has some tetra species or barbs or what not in larger tanks, you would be surprised at just how large they can get compared to whats in your average aquarium.
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Old 04-17-2012, 05:24 AM   #224
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The cards will look the best.

If you care for them and feed them well, no issue, Chico has soft KH's I'd bet also, all sierra snow melt water.
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The cards will look the best.

If you care for them and feed them well, no issue, Chico has soft KH's I'd bet also, all sierra snow melt water.
Ya I'm thinking Cardinals are my best bet. I have been able to keep them up here. However are water here is as hard as it gets. I mix R/O with it. I got a 1000 gpd R/o unit so I should be okay.
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