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post #1 of 10 (permalink) Old 09-17-2005, 11:30 PM Thread Starter
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Nice peice of wood...

It looks to me that your heater is sticking too far out of the water. Hope it doesnt crack in the colder months soon to come. I also don't see a thermometer. I'm betting that your heater's temperature dial won't match the temperature of your water. Half of the heater is sencing room temperature, and the other half is sencing thr water temperature.

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Same observations as above plus a suggestion to save some aggrevation later on...
About the wood...All you need for tying your moss is common thread which is what I use , many people also use 2 or 4lb fishing line (clear)
If you retie that moss with some brown or black thread you will hardly see it and be that much more ahead of the game. That heavy white you used will show for a long, long time on the bottoms of your wood since there is no moss tied in there to grow it over..

Thats a neat piece of wood
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Hello chinaboy,

Your tank looks like it will be very nice once the moss grows all over the wood and the glosso covers the ground. If i where you i would leave it just like that, maybe a few Val's, a little bit of anubias nana but thats me. Looks like your off to a good start.


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Definately a good start. I have a couple questions though. Is that how 2.5 gallons are sold in CA or did you modify yours? And what fish do you have in that tank?
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thanks all for hte comments. good point about the heater. i have my thermometer sticking out of my Aquaclear mini filter. the temperature is stable, but i will submerge the heater a bit more to be safe.


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If i where you i would leave it just like that
hey you read my mind. thats exactly how i want it to look. the middle base part of the driftwood is a bit bare, and anbuias nana would look great htere.

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Is that how 2.5 gallons are sold in CA or did you modify yours? And what fish do you have in that tank?
the trimless tank is made by hagen (why the hell didnt they use clear silicone??). i wanted a ADA cube initially, the only source i know of has them for 65$ + $200 shipping. ummmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmm no thanks.

i looked on the USA hagen website and its not listed on there, so im not sure if they are sold in the states or not.

i have 7 "furcata rainbows" (not sure if the name is correct), but i plan to add some bottom feeders (preferbably cherry shrimp but amanos are cool too).

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Awesome rainbows! I have been trying to decide on livestock for my 2.5 gallon and have been thinking of a school of some tiny rasboras IE: Boraras micros. But I have always wanted to keep some rainbows..... Time to go dig up some info on that sp. As for the silicone, it is very odd they didn't use clear. It almost defeats the purpose of having a tank without the plastic top and base, but still looks nice.
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I think the black silicon is great- I think if they use the clear- which looks white, it would be too distracting.

nice little tank!


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That is a cute picture of the ranbow with his mouth open. Brought a smile to my face.

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That's a good point Marc, it wouldn't look nearly as nice with normal silicone. Are the rainbows all permanent or will you be moving some later? They look small enough but isn't that pushing overstocked? I used to keep and breed killifish in 2.5Gs in trios, but 7 fish? Not trying to say it's wrong or anything.... I'm just interested if it works in the long run as I wouldn't mind a bunch of those rainbows in my 2.5. Any fighting yet? Keep us updated!
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