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Old 09-26-2006, 10:18 PM   #31
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Anyone have any fish sugestions for this nano tank since the betta is going to be used in a breeding project I have planned. So out he goes and I will need to get a few fish for this tank. I was thinking about getting some dwarf corydoras and some schooling fish ideas? possibly Boraras sp.?
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Old 09-26-2006, 10:30 PM   #32
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What about a paradise fish? or a dwarf gourami? Ive had a pair of dwarf neon rainbows (males) in my 2.5 and they did fine with a back mounted red sea nano filter (with small sponge covering the intake).
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Old 09-26-2006, 11:52 PM   #33
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Any of the micro rasboras would look nice in there, such as B. brigittae.
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Old 09-27-2006, 02:10 AM   #34
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how many would you think you should put in there? i was thinking like 12 or so?
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Old 09-27-2006, 05:06 AM   #35
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That's quite a few considering that it's only a 2.5 gallon tank. I would go for something like 6 max.
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Old 09-27-2006, 07:45 AM   #36
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how many would you think you should put in there? i was thinking like 12 or so?
Dwarf rasboras? 6-12 should be fine, Shane. Remember that 25 B. maculata looked understocked in my 10g.
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Old 10-02-2006, 05:10 PM   #37
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I added a bit of Ammania bonsai aka Rotala indica will add pictures soon...
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Old 10-03-2006, 01:26 PM   #38
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That's quite a few considering that it's only a 2.5 gallon tank. I would go for something like 6 max.
6 of these would be great. I love these little fish. I am going to start up a nano just to move6 of them from my 90 gal because I want to see them alone as one species.
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Old 10-03-2006, 06:41 PM   #39
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Old 10-04-2006, 12:07 PM   #40
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What a beautiful tank, well done guppy, this is the best nano I have ever seen
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Old 10-04-2006, 04:54 PM   #41
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looks fantastic!
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Old 11-17-2006, 03:04 AM   #42
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Its been long since I updated this... I ran into a few problems and I did not have co2 running on my tank for roughly two weeks. I had some bad algae problems but now everything is bouncing back. Also thinking about a re-scape since I picked up some new rock pieces

As you can see still a little algae problem...but most growth looks good. As for fish go I added a three Corydoras habrosus I highly recommend them, really cute little guys:


Should have a tank update once everything looks a little better...
Enjoy for now.
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Old 11-17-2006, 03:30 AM   #43
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For everyone who was wondering:

Foreground=HC
Mid=glosso, C. parva
Backround= Left: Ranunculus inundatus, Tonina sp. Belem, Middle: Tenellus sp. red, Right: Blyxa japonica, True Rotala indica also know as Ammania sp 'bonsai'

(I asked guppy. =) )
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Old 11-17-2006, 11:53 AM   #44
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That is a beautiful tank epicfish. The HC carpet is a stunning effect. Enjoy your C. habrosus. I kept a small school of C. Pygmaeus a while back, which are very similar, just smaller. Delightful little fish. I wish I could find them again, as they would make a charming addition to my 2.5g low-tech nano.

Keep us updated and great job!

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Old 11-17-2006, 02:25 PM   #45
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I have 4 of the little pygmies. How fun they are. Very active and playful!
I love this nano and what I aspire to create. Will keep you posted.
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