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    Hi, This is my first post on the forum after many months of following various threads and establishing (and subsequently upgrading) a planted tank. My current tank has been running for a couple of months now, and it was started using a lot of water from the last tank and by squeezing the...
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    This tank has been in the planning stages for almost a year. I have been slowly acquiring the necessary items and think I've finally got what I need. The biggest thing that has changed is the tank size. All of my planning has been for a 40 gallon breeder, but yesterday got the opportunity to...
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    I'd like to add Coral Red Pencilfish (Nannostomus mortenthaleri ) to my tank of 13(isn) GreenFire Tetras (Aphyocharax rathbuni). The Green Fire (aka Redflank Bloodfin) enjoy the bottom 1/3rd of the tank, rarely moving into the middle and almost never into the top layer of the tank. This gives...
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    I have a 65 gallon tank, soon to be heavily planted. I'm working on the stocking, and I'm going for the 'whole-dang-lot-of-small-fish' look. My current stock is: 5-6 Beckford's pencilfish (never see them all, so I can't tell if I have all 6) Two dwarf pencils that school with the others. One...
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    I was lucky enough to get a 65 gallon aquarium for Christmas, thanks to some wonderful parents, and it was up by January. Wanting a planted tank, I gave it a dirt substrate... Which was a mistake. Just recently, the tank suddenly started smelling like a cesspool and most of my small fish were...
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    So I have a couple of Texas Orange Throated Darters in my 65g. One is about an inch and a quarter, probably female, and the other is a 3" male, a very nice one. Now, this darter has never been at all aggressive. I've watched him sit still while pygmy cories clambered all over him like kids on a...
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    As you may or may not know, I recieved a 65 gallon aquarium for Christmas. My plans for it are a school of 8 or so pygmy cories, 5 or so slight larger cories like Julii cories, 5 or so zebra danios, 12 or more smallish pencilfish, something like 3-5 otocinclus, and a twig (farowella) catfish. I...
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    I GOT A 65 GAL FOR CHRISTMAS, WOOT! :icon_surp Okay, squealing aside, I have some questions. If I stock the tank mostly with tiny fish such as small cories, pencilfish, and small danios, about how many can I keep? It's going to be pretty heavily planted. Can anyone reccommend some decently...
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    In the event that I get a larger tank for Christmas, I would like to add pencilfish to my fish selection. I currently have 5 small zebra and blue danios, 6 1" cories, a couple of assassain snails, possibly a pest snail or two, a pygmy cory who will be rehomed soon, 3-5 (two may have been eaten)...
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