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post #11 of 308 Old 01-06-2013, 11:09 PM Thread Starter
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Ok, so 1 male and 2 females then

food? i was going to gift them flakes and algae wafers.

haha, no i've looked into the complexity of their eating and how fussy some/all of them are! I know it is very likely to be all live foods, but i'll still be hoping i can convince for frozen too
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post #12 of 308 Old 01-06-2013, 11:29 PM
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LoL ok then you already know that you might need live foods. Good.
Blackworms or white worms are accepted by most and so are snails.
I have mine on Frozen bloodworms now but live blackworms were needed at first and I got them to switch over after some work. As before getting live foods in my area was next to impossible.

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I know, you even had to beg the local lfs guy for some of his personal supply he was using to feed his/shops fish!

Shop i'm getting them from has a decent supply of live food tbh, cant remember them all but am SURE there is blackworms there. There actually a major chain of fish shops BUT aren't like walmart etc, they are really quite good tbh. Called maidenhead and out of the local lfs's probably the best - plus i know a guy who works there and i HAMMER him for info
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LoL guessing you have read some.of my post I take it.
I have since gotten some Blackworms and started my own culture. Will never run out again as long as I can keep it going. Other worms you can look for are Whiteworms and Grindal worms. They might even eat Microworms,Banana worms, or Walter worms if they have them.
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Well i have NO idea what them last 3 are but i'll look them up.

And yes, ive read through your post And looked at your aquarium. Which confuses me, both you and byron say heavily planted, but i wouldnt class your tank as such, seems to be a lot of open space there?
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I only have one puffer in my tank. The smaller the tank and the more puffers you put in there is the issue. What thread of mine have you looked though? This one http://www.tropicalfishkeeping.com/a...1/#post1380805 There are more plants in there then you would think. I have about 6 anubias that you can't see from the pics that are in the middle and in the back of the tank. Though I can see where you are coming from. Its not as planted as I would like it and I need more.

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post #17 of 308 Old 01-07-2013, 03:29 AM Thread Starter
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Oh god, I wasn't being critical etc, just wondered what people's idea of heavily planted was really.

LESs for tank not quite done yet. Having the saw through and file flat sections in the lid, in the centre from front to bottom of lid there is a thin strip of plastic if you know what I mean. And don't want the light having to go up and over, want them flush to the lid! Very annoying though!
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Oh god, I wasn't being critical etc, just wondered what people's idea of heavily planted was really.
I didn't tank offense to the comment soo alls good.
No, I wouldn't consider mine to be a heavily planted tank.
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Right with these LEDs I've got, and the fact that they literally plug into each other and are flexible, I could quite literally cover my hood in lights, aka grow what I want. I'd like to have something that doesn't look the same as tom, dick and Harry's tank so is there any suggestions of plants more rare/less used etc. Maybe even with some colour thrown in, though I do like all green still.
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Right with these LEDs I've got, and the fact that they literally plug into each other and are flexible, I could quite literally cover my hood in lights, aka grow what I want. I'd like to have something that doesn't look the same as tom, dick and Harry's tank so is there any suggestions of plants more rare/less used etc. Maybe even with some colour thrown in, though I do like all green still.
I am not the best at picking out plants soo I will let other suggest some. I also have no experience with LEDS.
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