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post #11 of 13 Old 10-25-2011, 10:04 PM
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This may have been answered but I have too much rum in me to read everything. If water flow is the reason you want a lesser filter why not just turn the part where the water comes out towards the glass? I did this on my 75 and it works pretty good.
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post #12 of 13 Old 10-26-2011, 06:30 AM
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Originally Posted by bigfish93 View Post
Thanks for all the help Byron! Your tanks are always an ispiration for me and I wish I knew how you did it. I did some research online and felll in love with the Scalare Angelfish. If I am not mistaken, a 75 gallon is large enough for a group of these angelfish. Now I am in the process of finding some suitable tankmates for these guys. Because this is going to be a large tank and a rather big expense, I want to take my time and get almost everything right the first time. I think a large group of cardinal tetra would be cool, but from what I read, they are food for the angelfish. So far my stocking list looks like this: 3 or 5 Scalare Angelfish, 3 whiptale catfish, and now I am looking for a large school of some kind of tetra (possibly rummynose tetra, but I am not sure if they are to active for the angelfish.) I hope they are compatible because, after watching videos of them shoaling, they are awesome!
I dont think rummynose are too active. I have a shoal of them in my 29g and you are right, they are awesome! But they are not nearly as active as the blue tetra I have in my second tank. The rummys mostly just stay in a group and swim around peacefully. They really are awesome little fish.
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post #13 of 13 Old 10-26-2011, 11:12 AM
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I think rummys would work with angels. Of the three rummy species, the best might be Petitella georgiae as these are a bit larger. Harder to come by though, unless you have a local importer.

Any of the smaller "torpedo" shaped tetra like neons and cardinals are usually not good with angels. As the angels grow, the tetra become more like food. The best characins for angelfish are some of the disk-shaped species, such as the Rosy clade in Hyphessobrycon; H. rosaceus, H. bentosi, H. sweglesi, H. megalopterus (these are all in our profiles). Also H. flammeus, H. pulchripinnis, and if you can find them H. metae. Also Hemigrammus pulcher, H. ocellifer. Trigonostigma heteromorpha works unless you want to be strictly SA.

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The aquarist is one who must learn the ways of the biologist, the chemist, and the veterinarian. [unknown source]

Something we all need to remember: The fish you've acquired was quite happy not being owned by you, minding its own business. If you’re going to take it under your wing then you’re responsible for it. Every aspect of its life is under your control, from water quality and temperature to swimming space. [Nathan Hill in PFK]
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