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post #9 of (permalink) Old 02-04-2013, 06:07 PM Thread Starter
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Update: Re-did my scaping a bit last night, and got some new plants in there! Will post pics later today or tomorrow. I ended up adding some more planting substrate at the back; finally found out that I have eco-complete in there. Also switched up my lighting. Discovered I had 2 36" Aqua-glo bulbs in there; switched to a combination between Flora-glo (at the back) and Life-glo (at the front). It's a bit different to look at but hopefully I'll get used to it soon.

Fish changes: Let's see... switched out my 2 adult SAEs for a baby one (boy are they cute!!). Added in 6 black neon tetras for some colour contrast.

Got my shrimp!! I was super excited about this... at first. Then one of my gold barbs decided to see how amano tasted... Unfortunately the timing was bad. I was leaving for a 2-night ski trip that night, and had no choice but to leave. When I got back, the most I could count was 5 out of the 10 amanos that I got (mostly the bigger ones are left, but also 1 of the tiny ones). I am left now with a hard decision. I really want to keep amanos.... but I also really love my gold barbs. The only thing I can think of as a compromise would be to switch out my 4 adult gold barbs for 4 tiny ones and hope the shrimp and them will grow up well together.... any other ideas??

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RIP 50 gal... Starting a new 12g Edge; next year comes the 90 gallon!

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