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post #1 of 7 (permalink) Old 11-25-2003, 08:36 PM Thread Starter
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Iam for the first time setting up a planted aquarium with an amazon theme, it is 33gallons. It will be mediumly planted and have a large piece of driftwood followed by some small rock caves. The lighting is going to be 92 watts of cf's. The substrate is going to be a mixture of ecocomplete and sand (will this work?) Now for the fun part the fishies.

- 6 corys
- 2 otos
- 2 rams
- 4 hatchetfish
- 6 neons

Think this will all work well, any sudgestions? Thanks
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post #2 of 7 (permalink) Old 11-25-2003, 08:45 PM
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I have eco-complete mixed with tahitian (sp?) moon sand and it works great (thanks to Buck's advice). Your fish look good. Make sure to completly cover the top of the tank because the hatchet fish like to jump. I would also add a few more neons and a few more otos. Are you using CO2? With that amount of light it might be nessisary to have CO2.

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Unless you are trying to achieve some sort of "look", I don't see the need to mix the Eco-Complete with sand.


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I heard that the sand will eventually sink it's way through the sand after a while. Plus, you should only use sand if your going to expose the foreground...
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More otos, more hatchets, more neons--they look better in larger numbers. Your tank could easily accomodate two to four more of each.
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do otos needed to me in a group?
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post #7 of 7 (permalink) Old 11-26-2003, 02:21 AM
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They are schooling fish, and do best in a group. If you don't want that many ottos, a bristle nosed pleco would also do the job.
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