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Old 06-15-2012, 06:40 PM   #16
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Habrosus is my favourite cory. I used to have more than 10 of them. Now I just have 4 of them after ich in the community tank. Later i put the 4 in a 15 gallon all anubias tank with some red cherry shrimp.
The sand seems really fine to me. Will it be disturbed easily by the flow?
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Old 06-15-2012, 06:48 PM   #17
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Habrosus is my favourite cory. I used to have more than 10 of them. Now I just have 4 of them after ich in the community tank. Later i put the 4 in a 15 gallon all anubias tank with some red cherry shrimp.
The sand seems really fine to me. Will it be disturbed easily by the flow?
The sand is pretty fine, but reasonably heavy it seems. It isn't disturbed at all by the flow. I was even able to rearrange the wood in there without having to turn off the filter. The MTS leave lots of cool looking trails in it also, makes it look kind of zen, lol.
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Old 06-16-2012, 07:30 AM   #18
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Was messing around with the old 35mm macro lens on the Olympus K2000 tonight and managed to get a few pictures of some critters in the tank that mostly turned out:





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Wow, nice pictures and very clean, Well done.
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Old 06-16-2012, 08:06 AM   #20
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Wow, nice pictures and very clean, Well done.
Thanks. The other 31 didn't turn out because everyone kept moving, lol. I need to invest in more lights!
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Old 06-16-2012, 08:06 AM   #21
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Nice tank!

Do you plan on increasing the current school sizes? Or add schools of different cories?
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Old 06-16-2012, 08:13 AM   #22
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Nice tank!

Do you plan on increasing the current school sizes? Or add schools of different cories?
I plan on getting some more Corydoras habrosus and Otocinclus. I'm also thinking about another school of Rasboras, maybe Pork Chop.
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Thanks. The other 31 didn't turn out because everyone kept moving, lol. I need to invest in more lights!
You need to tell them to stop moving. Hahahah.
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Old 06-16-2012, 08:35 AM   #24
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You need to tell them to stop moving. Hahahah.
Sadly I was, heh. I was also scolding the Bamboo Shrimp for not coming out from under the wood.
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Sadly I was, heh. I was also scolding the Bamboo Shrimp for not coming out from under the wood.
Hahahhah, I would do the same. I have never had bamboo shrimp, but they are shy from what I understand.
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Old 06-16-2012, 08:48 AM   #26
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Hahahhah, I would do the same. I have never had bamboo shrimp, but they are shy from what I understand.
We adopted "Creeper" from a home where he was getting picked on by pea puffers and one of his parents thought he was creepy and couldn't clean the tank with him in there. When we got him he was missing the end of a foot but two molts later and it's all grown back and he has full use of it again!

I love him, he's awesome.

I'm pretty sure he's getting ready to molt again. He makes himself scarce a day or two before you find his molt.

This is my favorite picture of him so far:
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Old 06-16-2012, 11:54 AM   #27
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What an interesting community. I love herds of corys as they seem happier and explore higher levels of the tank, mores than in smaller groups. Amanos are e secret sauce against algae. Love them all. Nice work.

I've always wanted to have bamboo shrimp but feared I wouldn't have enough biofilm for them to feed on. They are awesome.
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I like the idea of espei Rasboras. Can't wait to see this tank progress.
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Old 06-17-2012, 01:41 AM   #29
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Well I just moved my 2 female bettas out of their 6 gallon and into this 50 to see how things go. They've been in there about 45 minutes and I haven't seen any aggression towards any tank mates other than a baby MTS. The smaller one is fairly curious about the Otos and Corys but no nipping.

I'm like a nervous parent hovering over their newborn or something.

I'm planning on heading up to The Wet Spot tomorrow and I think I might try my hand at some stem plants again, hopefully this time goes better than the last few... I'm sure everyone would appreciate some more hiding places besides under driftwood and inside coconut huts.
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Old 06-17-2012, 05:44 PM   #30
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I'm not sure what is so different about this set up but the Rasboras don't seem to eat very well in this tank. In the old one as soon as the food hit the water it was like sharks after chum but now it's like they don't even see the food.

I guess I'll have to keep an eye on them and make sure they aren't getting skinny.
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