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Old 11-25-2012, 07:03 PM   #856
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it is low-tech. I use a wide spectrum fluorescent light. My two filters are a penguin 150 biowheel and a aqueon 20 quiet-flow. I fert with florin multi planted supplement using 3 drops a day.
Stock:
1 Flame Gourami
2 serpae tetras
3 lemon tetras
3 cardinal tetras
2 bleeding heart tetras
1 BN pleco
2 cory cats
4 amano shrimp
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1 Cyprus plant
1 moneywort
2 anachris
2 pennywort
It is a work in progress and still have a lot to do aquascaping
this is my first tank hope you like it. Suggestions are welcome
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1:Anacharis to the back.
2:return either the lemons or the serapes (I'd return the serpaes, they're kinda mean IMO)
2a:boost your Lemon school up to 6-8ish
3: I wouldn't keep both cardinals and bleeding hearts. Return the bleeding hearts and boost the cardinals to 6-8ish
4: figure out what type of Cory cats you have and boost their colony to 5-6.

Every fish you have multiples of is a schooling / shoaling fish. If you keep them mismatched they'll never show you their true colors.



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Old 11-25-2012, 07:14 PM   #857
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I thought about it but the tetras all school together it is a weird phenomenon.
The cory's stay together but look lonely so ill boost them and take out the bleeding heart's.
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Old 11-25-2012, 07:16 PM   #858
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I know the aqua-scaping sucks it is just my first time.
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Old 11-25-2012, 07:18 PM   #859
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There has never been any aggression in my tank though it even seems that the bleeding hearts like the cardinals
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Old 11-25-2012, 09:29 PM   #860
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There has never been any aggression in my tank
So the serpae tetras. lemon tetras, and cardinals school together. That is unique. I too found that the serpae were a bit aggressive. Those Tetra aren't know to school tight, thus since you have tetras schooling I would keep them.

Wish you make a video of it.
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Old 11-25-2012, 10:46 PM   #861
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Anything can happen, man, but I'll tell you something I've learned. It may seem like something is a certain way in the short run, but in the long run, it typically isn't.

I only say what I've seen myself. I was stubborn about having a betta, mollies tetras and cories together. I said it was fine, because for a few weeks everything was fine. Obviously it blew up a few weeks later.


At least yours are all tetras, and you're probably not stubborn like I was lol. My only point is it is good to go with what works historically. If you do try something unorthodox, make sure you document it all!

After all, a common phrase here is "Pics or it didn't happen!"

Best of luck and good choice on the cories


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Lol case in point

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Old 11-25-2012, 11:20 PM   #863
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Old 11-26-2012, 12:02 AM   #864
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Just WOW on the first tank+scape


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Old 11-26-2012, 10:25 PM   #865
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Lovely!! How did you make the slope? What rocks did you use?
rocks i used were a combination of seiryu and some striated rocks i got from a local supplier. the slope was created by setting up the rocks to keep the aquatic soil from falling over. careful positioning of rocks will allow the creation of the cave/overhang.
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Old 11-26-2012, 10:32 PM   #866
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That is my ex low tech project.

The tank is 63L.
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Old 11-27-2012, 05:49 AM   #867
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cant go wrong with anubias. very nice composition!
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Old 11-29-2012, 05:05 AM   #868
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Goldie Haven.... Click on photos for higher res. versions.

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Old 11-29-2012, 05:31 AM   #869
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Beautiful! What type of anubias are the large ones?
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Old 11-29-2012, 05:59 AM   #870
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Beautiful! What type of anubias are the large ones?
Not sure which large ones you're looking at, but the big varieties are either Coffeefolia, Caladifolia, Nana or Barteri =)
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