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Old 11-06-2011, 02:57 PM   #101
 
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I haven't updated you guys about my tank in a while, so I thought I would let you know that everything is going well. All my plants are growing, slowly, but they are deffinitely getting taller. I just put some more root tabs in my sand to help them out. I have not lost a fish (knock on wood) and the hitchhiker snails are getting quite large. I was feeding my fish a slice of cucumber every monday, but I decided to pick up some frozen bloodworms instead. I will see how much the tetras enjoy them tomorrow. If you would like to follow along on youtube, click on the link. MrBigfish93's Channel - YouTube Feel free to like, rate, and subscribe as I will be posting more video updates about this tank on youtube.
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Old 11-06-2011, 04:38 PM   #102
 
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I just viewed your video and the older one. That is really a nice tank, well done. The fish are looking very healthy and colourful (Lemons can be so washed out in stores, many don't realize how beautiful they can be in the right environment). And to see in that older video, the tetra just gently cruising around--that is exactly what characins should be doing. And your aquascape--with minimal water movement, low light and those two groups of floating plants (cabomba)--creates the perfect habitat.

This is a relaxing tank to view. Good work indeed.

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Old 11-06-2011, 07:52 PM   #103
 
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I just viewed your video and the older one. That is really a nice tank, well done. The fish are looking very healthy and colourful (Lemons can be so washed out in stores, many don't realize how beautiful they can be in the right environment). And to see in that older video, the tetra just gently cruising around--that is exactly what characins should be doing. And your aquascape--with minimal water movement, low light and those two groups of floating plants (cabomba)--creates the perfect habitat.

This is a relaxing tank to view. Good work indeed.

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Thanks Byron. This tank is still a work in progress, but I think it is coming along nicely. Still waiting for the plants to grow in and I can't decide if I want to add 7 ember tetra or 2 more Lemon Tetra. I don't want the tank to be crowded, but when I went to my LFS and saw how tiny the embers are, I think I am gonna go with 7 of them to add some variety. You are right about the tank being relaxing. I often get distracted by it when I am doing my homework. I would never get anything done if I had as many tanks as you

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Old 11-07-2011, 11:36 AM   #104
 
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I would add the Ember Tetra. They would provide a nice spot of red which would be nice with the Lemons. The Lemon shoal looks fine to me.
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Old 12-05-2011, 01:40 PM   #105
 
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It has been a while since I have been on the forums and updated you guys about my tank. I have been caught up with my final exams and a winter project in our backyard. We are putting up an ice rink in our yard this year and that has been very time consuming. However, everything is going great with the tank. All of the Lemon Tetra are still alive and I have recently added a Striped Raphael Catfish. The plants are growing like crazy now and the vals have reached the surface of the water. They have also sent out a lot of runners, which is great because I plan on upgrading to a 40b over the summer. All of the runners will help fill in the larger tank and I won't have to buy more plants. I would like to get one more kind of fish once i get the 40 gallon and I am leaning towards the rummynose tetra. I will have pictures up later, so that everyone can see the current state of my tank.
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Old 12-05-2011, 05:33 PM   #106
 
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It has been a while since I have been on the forums and updated you guys about my tank. I have been caught up with my final exams and a winter project in our backyard. We are putting up an ice rink in our yard this year and that has been very time consuming. However, everything is going great with the tank. All of the Lemon Tetra are still alive and I have recently added a Striped Raphael Catfish. The plants are growing like crazy now and the vals have reached the surface of the water. They have also sent out a lot of runners, which is great because I plan on upgrading to a 40b over the summer. All of the runners will help fill in the larger tank and I won't have to buy more plants. I would like to get one more kind of fish once i get the 40 gallon and I am leaning towards the rummynose tetra. I will have pictures up later, so that everyone can see the current state of my tank.
Careful on the Raphael. They attain 6 inches and will attempt to eat small fish...and at 6 inches any tetra will seem small to the Raphael.
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Old 01-04-2012, 02:07 PM   #107
 
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As some of you may have heard, this tank will be upgraded to a 40 gallon in a couple months. A new thread will be started for it and I will let you know when that happens. Anyway, here are the pictures as promised. Better late than never, right?
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Old 01-04-2012, 04:05 PM   #108
 
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Also, remember to subscribe to my youtube channel, MrBigfish93, for video updates of my tank and a How-To series on setting up an aquarium.
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Old 03-05-2012, 05:10 PM   #109
 
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I have been bitten by the saltwater bug and I am currently setting up a 40 gallon reef tank. I can only afford to keep one tank running, so this entire set up, including the fish is now for sale in the Classifides. It's a deal that can't be beat.
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Old 03-07-2012, 01:11 PM   #110
 
You closed your you tube account ?? I wanted to ask advice as just started a new tank, I have never done this before, I hope your ok ?
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