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Old 01-20-2013, 05:09 PM   #46
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I wanted to say that I have an old acrylic tank that used to have a cover before I broke it. The original cover had acrylic strips (maybe an inch and a half high) on the bottom that kept the acrylic from warping. Wouldn’t be a hard fix for the warping.
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Old 01-20-2013, 08:23 PM   #47
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That sounds interesting. Two strips per cover? Which way did they go? Must have been heavy duty strips too, not thin stuff? I have some stuff but I would need a lot more of it.

Looked in the overflow and saw at least one corydoras in there. Put a catfish stick in in case they get hungry.
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Old 01-20-2013, 09:55 PM   #48
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Woah.
This is amazing.
180 gallons of ferny wood.
IN A RIMLESS TANK!
Where did you get this? Not like I have time, space, or money though. XD
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Old 01-20-2013, 10:40 PM   #49
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Gorgeous Congos, Kathy!

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The stiprs went across the tank front to back. There were two pieces of plastic for the lid with two stips each . So the strips were as long as the tank is wide about an inch and a half wide and maybe one quarter inch thick.
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Old 01-21-2013, 04:33 PM   #51
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CPDzeke, this is an acrylic tank with 3-4" wide eurobraces all around the top. Closest I will ever get to a rimless tank I am sure. I like the way it contrasts less with the wall.

I had a short list of fish, including Congos, that I wanted in the 180 long and a very kind person sold me his full grown spectacular school of male Congos. Love the colors with my plants and I had no idea they could be this beautiful! I always thought the big draw for these fish was the finnage, not colors.

Thanks Bruce, I have a strip of cell cast acrylic about that size. Perhaps it is long enough for one of the tops. Then I could try it on the other one. This acrylic warps a lot more than the equally thin acrylic tops that were on the 180 long so I gambled and lost. It would help me keep the tops on straight as well if I get the strips placed correctly.
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Old 01-21-2013, 05:01 PM   #52
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Kathyy, let me ask you a question about your Congos - do they stay together in a loose group (like in your pic above), or do they go about every-which-way individually, like a barb tends to. only grouping when startled, etc? I ask because I've been thinking about Congos for years, but I can't stand it when individual fish are scattered throughout a tank.

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Congos never fail to look great.
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Old 01-21-2013, 10:11 PM   #54
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I had a short list of fish, including Congos, that I wanted in the 180 long and a very kind person sold me his full grown spectacular school of male Congos. Love the colors with my plants and I had no idea they could be this beautiful! I always thought the big draw for these fish was the finnage, not colors.
I have seven Congos in my 150. You should see them with some actinic on them.
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Kathyy, let me ask you a question about your Congos - do they stay together in a loose group (like in your pic above), or do they go about every-which-way individually, like a barb tends to. only grouping when startled, etc? I ask because I've been thinking about Congos for years, but I can't stand it when individual fish are scattered throughout a tank.

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Mine sometimes stay semi-close but they don't often swim in a school. Some of mine have paired off.
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Old 01-21-2013, 11:18 PM   #56
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They are fish that look for food in the water column and surface so don't go all over hunting for goodies like the platies and barbs will do. They aren't always together though it sure isn't hard to get a photo of a good number of them at the same time. I haven't had to wait and don't take many photos of them, they really do that all on their own. I don't know that you would call them schooling fish, they just hang out in a loose extremely beautiful shoal most of the time.
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That sounds close enough for me - I will put them on my short list.
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What kind of gravel is that you used? It looks extremely natural.
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Old 01-22-2013, 12:50 PM   #59
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The clay is the root tab matrix. I don't know if it has a lot of iron in the clay but I put iron powder in the mix. I just followed sewingalot's recipe. http://www.plantedtank.net/forums/sh...d.php?t=187077

Thanks Kathyy!
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Beautiful tank and scape - so natural!
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