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post #1 of 9 (permalink) Old 08-23-2015, 03:46 PM Thread Starter
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Local river bio type

This is my 49 bow front with planted HOB filters. It's a cold water, Cahaba river bio type with sculpins, some sort of darter, a pickerel (I think), and chubs. Still a work in progress.
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post #2 of 9 (permalink) Old 08-23-2015, 05:26 PM
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REALLY NICE! The Etheostoma(darters) look great! It does look like that shiner in the first pic has a pretty nasty lesion.. do a lot of large water changes and, it should clear up pretty quickly.

Stock lightly and carry a big filter. - I don't have aquariums. I have ecosystems in a glass box. - Hygrophilaholic and hoarder of Anubias.
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Would love to see a picture of the pickerel (say that 3x fast)
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I'm pretty sure it's not a pickerel, maybe another species of darter I'm not sure. It doesn't behave like the others. It just glides around the tank occasionally resting on the bottom. The others pretty much stay on the bottom. Anyone have an idea of what this fish might be?
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A couple of the shiners got stuck under a rock and damaged their heads but they seem to be ok. They are eating like crazy but are really shy. They"ll come out and play in the current but when you walk up to the tank, they hide behind the drift wood.
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post #6 of 9 (permalink) Old 08-24-2015, 05:22 PM
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im 1000% sure its not

i would say its ether in the chub family or the dace. This site shows you whats in your water shed. http://fishmap.org/watershed.html?huc=03160112
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+1 I'm thinking blacknose dace
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Awesome tank!
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post #9 of 9 (permalink) Old 08-29-2015, 12:19 AM
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This is gorgeous! I love these types of tanks. Can I assume the substrate is locally collected as well? You've done a really nice job of making it look like an underwater snapshot. It's not as easy as one thinks.
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