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Impressive company for sure Gregg. Internet pat on the back for you and Joe.
Interesting article - certainly taught me a few things


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Looks like my planted tank life is finally complete!!

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Congrats man!
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That's awesome! And your tank definitely belongs among those.
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That is awesome, Greggz!

Still about 800 posts to read, about a year's worth.
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Still about 800 posts to read, about a year's worth.
Oh man you have got a lot of stamina!!

Remember this thread comes with a disclaimer.

Whatever I said I believed to be true at the time I was saying it.

And should probably add a couple more.....Your mileage may vary, and try this at your own risk!!


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Oh man you have got a lot of stamina!!

Remember this thread comes with a disclaimer.

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And should probably add a couple more.....Your mileage may vary, and try this at your own risk!!
I am enjoying every bit of it. The pictures are great, and the experiments are great.

And now I want rainbows, too... but I need more tank. How small of a tank could one keep young bows in, and for how long?
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I am enjoying every bit of it. The pictures are great, and the experiments are great.

And now I want rainbows, too... but I need more tank. How small of a tank could one keep young bows in, and for how long?
Well that depends on how small a tank you are talking about.

If you are buying very small (under 2") you've got at least six months that they would be fine in a smaller tank. Rainbows in general are slow growers that require patience. But they are an active fish, and I would always recommend at least a 4' tank once they get some size.

There are also several "dwarf" species (like Praecox) that would be at home in a 3' tank.

Looking forward to hearing more about your plans, as it's always good to see another Rainbow tank on the board.
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Well that depends on how small a tank you are talking about.

If you are buying very small (under 2") you've got at least six months that they would be fine in a smaller tank. Rainbows in general are slow growers that require patience. But they are an active fish, and I would always recommend at least a 4' tank once they get some size.

There are also several "dwarf" species (like Praecox) that would be at home in a 3' tank.

Looking forward to hearing more about your plans, as it's always good to see another Rainbow tank on the board.
Don't forget about threadfins! Not the type of bows you guys are talking about but they still have a lot of the bow personality and are beautiful in their own right. You can easily keep threads in a 20 long.
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Well that depends on how small a tank you are talking about.

If you are buying very small (under 2") you've got at least six months that they would be fine in a smaller tank. Rainbows in general are slow growers that require patience. But they are an active fish, and I would always recommend at least a 4' tank once they get some size.

There are also several "dwarf" species (like Praecox) that would be at home in a 3' tank.

Looking forward to hearing more about your plans, as it's always good to see another Rainbow tank on the board.
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Don't forget about threadfins! Not the type of bows you guys are talking about but they still have a lot of the bow personality and are beautiful in their own right. You can easily keep threads in a 20 long.
Thanks for the answers. I don't have any plans along these lines... yet. Only ideas and daydreams at this point.
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Happy Memorial Day to all my planted tank friends out there.

I hope it's a good one surrounded by family and friends (well, as much as it can be this year!).



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Well, I made it. There are a few unexpected twists and turns along the way. I was terribly sorry to read about The Oil Spill of Summer 2019. I was touched by the father-daughter anecdote.

After 3370 posts, though, I can confirm inception of rainbow tank ideas...

But a lot needs to happen before I can go this route. Like, I need new floors first. And I need to finish my master bathroom remodel... Lots.

For now I will stick with my 10g + 20L + 36BF. Hopefully I can get there before my largest clown loach outgrows the 36.
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They're the slowest growing fish I might have ever kept. But they get there!
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They're the slowest growing fish I might have ever kept. But they get there!
My "big" one is about 3 inches now. I've had it over 4 years. It and my "big" oto are the lone survivors of the cyano plague that somehow lasted 2+ years.
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Well, I made it. There are a few unexpected twists and turns along the way. I was terribly sorry to read about The Oil Spill of Summer 2019. I was touched by the father-daughter anecdote.

After 3370 posts, though, I can confirm inception of rainbow tank ideas...
Well I hope it was interesting and entertaining. We've had some of the good, the bad, and the ugly over the years.

The oil spill may have been the worse. Lost a lot of mature Bows, and it hammered everything in the tank hard.

When you decide to get going with the Rainbows, feel free to reach out anytime. I'd be happy to share my thoughts and contacts with you.




Added another pic. The Cabomba Furcata has a neat look when it starts closing up for the night right before lights off.



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Someone looks happy. Any differences for the furcata pre/post Landen?
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