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Old 01-14-2010, 02:41 PM   #21
 
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I love my planted tanks, would never give them up. And I mean let's face it I had brought the mess upon myself with the fish I gotten, then decided on a overall stock AFTER the fact and then realized THAT mix wouldn't gonna cut it long run in the tank - My fault so I had to 'pay' for it with the work.
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Old 01-14-2010, 03:08 PM   #22
 
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I love my planted tanks, would never give them up. And I mean let's face it I had brought the mess upon myself with the fish I gotten, then decided on a overall stock AFTER the fact and then realized THAT mix wouldn't gonna cut it long run in the tank - My fault so I had to 'pay' for it with the work.

Duh, now why did I not think of that. I learned all the abbreviations on the candle board but still have some to learn here. LOL

Did you take some fish to the LFS to replace the kind of fish later on or did you just need to lesson the stock? I need to reread your post again. :)
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Old 01-14-2010, 03:11 PM   #23
 
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P.S. What are CAE's?
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Old 01-14-2010, 04:20 PM   #24
 
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I really have no stock to speak of in the 45 & 55g right now.
No I brought back the serpae tetra - they didn't play well with the Rummy's and my Rummy's are a must stay (and stock up). The CAE is Chinese Algae eaters, which have been doing OK but I was worried over long term behavior there and while I brought the others back I just pack them up too.
On the 45g I wanna get more Rummy's, Cardinals, Emporer and Hachetfish (and I got y Albion Cory).
The 55g currently got 2 Kissing Gourami and will get Cherry Barbs....how many I donno yet and what else I donno yet neither
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Old 01-14-2010, 05:03 PM   #25
 
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I really have no stock to speak of in the 45 & 55g right now.
No I brought back the serpae tetra - they didn't play well with the Rummy's and my Rummy's are a must stay (and stock up). The CAE is Chinese Algae eaters, which have been doing OK but I was worried over long term behavior there and while I brought the others back I just pack them up too.
On the 45g I wanna get more Rummy's, Cardinals, Emporer and Hachetfish (and I got y Albion Cory).
The 55g currently got 2 Kissing Gourami and will get Cherry Barbs....how many I donno yet and what else I donno yet neither
That's the kind of algae eaters I had when I was a kid.......Chinese Algae eaters! How could I forget that! Right when I read it, it triggered my memory.

I have never had a Rummy Nose but have seen them and they are nice looking. Are they some of your favorites? Sounds like fun stocking! I can't wait to stock. I already have a vision of another tank down the road but not sure how I will break that to my husband.
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Old 01-14-2010, 07:31 PM   #26
 
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Oh I love the rummy's. I wasn't too sure at first cause they looked pretty blah in the stores I seen them, but sure enough I got to 1 store, all they had was 4, so I got all 4 and with some good homey Angel's diet and water, took them a week if not less to REALLY pop in coloration and perk up. If you look in my Aquarium log under New 45g - The 4th picture is the gang - I love them and now I gotta try find more to make a nice & large group.
I donno it would be tough to make a decision between Rummys, Cardinals and Emperor ...they're all pretty cute on their own.

Oh don't worry Hun, I started with one 10g from a divorce case many yrs ago from friends.....I'm not even gonna post how many set up's followed after that....My luck is, hubby loves fish, loves looking at them, loves picking them out at the store (well he's more of the 1 of this 1 of this....so he's not really allowed to buy) but he don't wanna get involved in the "complicated chemistry & cleaning" as he puts it.
He doesn't necessarily share the hobby, but enjoys it and tolerates it - And he has his lat. names for every one like "Sucky" (aka Plecos) and "Agents" (aka Shrimp)....you get the picture
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Old 01-14-2010, 10:36 PM   #27
 
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That is a nice looking tank. I saw a lot of Rummy's at Petsmart and I liked their look. I can see why you are partial to them. I like the Emperor's a lot as well. Never had one but really like the look of them.

That is great that your husband is behind you on your fish addiction. I think my husband likes fish tanks the most when they are new. He said after awhile you don't notice it anymore. I laughed when he said that. That is because he does not have the same interest as me and does not spend time on it or create it or stands there and gazes at it. I even drive me kids nuts when I stare into my daugher's tank that does not even have fish in it now. LOL They think I am weird.



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Oh I love the rummy's. I wasn't too sure at first cause they looked pretty blah in the stores I seen them, but sure enough I got to 1 store, all they had was 4, so I got all 4 and with some good homey Angel's diet and water, took them a week if not less to REALLY pop in coloration and perk up. If you look in my Aquarium log under New 45g - The 4th picture is the gang - I love them and now I gotta try find more to make a nice & large group.
I donno it would be tough to make a decision between Rummys, Cardinals and Emperor ...they're all pretty cute on their own.

Oh don't worry Hun, I started with one 10g from a divorce case many yrs ago from friends.....I'm not even gonna post how many set up's followed after that....My luck is, hubby loves fish, loves looking at them, loves picking them out at the store (well he's more of the 1 of this 1 of this....so he's not really allowed to buy) but he don't wanna get involved in the "complicated chemistry & cleaning" as he puts it.
He doesn't necessarily share the hobby, but enjoys it and tolerates it - And he has his lat. names for every one like "Sucky" (aka Plecos) and "Agents" (aka Shrimp)....you get the picture
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Old 01-15-2010, 08:26 AM   #28
 
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Hey just be glad he's not against it...I know people that are addicted would die to set up another tank and the significant other just right out prohibits it, don't want any fish - That's a living nightmare right there
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Old 01-15-2010, 11:10 AM   #29
 
Ha, I am also lucky in that my boyfriend loves the fish and will happily come with me to numerous pet stores just to look at them! He doesn't get involved in the 'chemistry and cleaning' either but he listens to my fish babble enough to know a bit about them and when there was a fishy emergency a couple weeks back whilst I was at work he even proved that he listens by managing to get them all into the other tanks with compatible tank mates and separating the male betta from the other fish in a breeding box etc, I was very impressed lol!
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Old 01-15-2010, 04:56 PM   #30
 
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I'm only allowed to dream and drool at S/W tanks....I know next to nothing about them and will not have the room for one until we buy a house!

on a brighter side, I found some cheap driftwood and it's on it's way!!!

I'm updating my plant build as we speak...
How cheap is the driftwood? I found some online for about $6 for a 12"-18" piece.
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