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post #11 of 27 Old 03-18-2007, 10:01 PM
anyway lets just stop and go back on topic of welcoming our new member
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post #12 of 27 Old 03-18-2007, 10:09 PM
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agreed

good luck establishing your new tank. if youve got a digital camera, post some pics, would be nice to see it
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post #13 of 27 Old 03-18-2007, 10:21 PM Thread Starter
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I'll try to get some pics tomorrow night or so. The lighting in the room isn't the best unless I have sunlight.

As for cycling, my LFS said the main thing to consider is what the bio load is on the tank. I'm starting really small (8 fish/6 shrimp in 90 gallons) and will be monitoring the ammonia/... levels.
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post #14 of 27 Old 03-18-2007, 10:45 PM
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yes thats true. if the bio load is very small then the fish are likely to be fine. and youre right, thats not a lot at all for a 90g tank :)

look forward to seeing the pics
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post #15 of 27 Old 03-19-2007, 04:32 PM Thread Starter
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Here are the pics.

This rock is where the cories generally like hanging out. I did manage to get one of the shimp in the picture.



Here is a picture looking down the tank long ways from the cories rock. Anyone who knows what the grass like plant, I'd be interested to know what it is.



Here's another picture of the grass. The shrimp generally like to hang out on this.



And a frontal view. The cories are visible in the background by the grass. They weren't nearly this active at the store. :)

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post #16 of 27 Old 03-19-2007, 05:44 PM
nice, how many watts of light are you pushing into the tank, if you get more light and add a pressurized CO2 unit along with dosing ferts, you can get those plants to grow faster so the tank will look more deep and more colorful, but im sure your getting there :)
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post #17 of 27 Old 03-19-2007, 06:08 PM
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nice tank. plenty of swimming space for your fishies.
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post #18 of 27 Old 03-19-2007, 07:03 PM Thread Starter
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I made sure to use low light tolerant plants. The light is 40 watts, but the room has a west facing view and the cats keep opening the curtains. :p The Norwegian Forest likes to use the main front window to watch over "his" front yard. :p
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post #19 of 27 Old 03-19-2007, 07:37 PM
ok well just make sure that the tank doesnt get direct sunlight, indirect is ok to an extent but direct is no good


Welcome to the forum and nice tank.
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post #20 of 27 Old 03-19-2007, 10:14 PM Thread Starter
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Only direct sunlight is during "sunset" when the sun sinks below the Rockies. Mostly that is just slivers of light and only briefly. The room is 20' long easily. Though currently the sun is still in the southern hemisphere. :p

Unfortunately one of the cherry barbs has died. She was mostly sluggish the first day I got her and today, she didn't improve on that. The Ammonia, Nitrite, and Nitrate levels are all 0ppm and the rest of the fish are still quite active which she never was. I think she was sick when I got her. :( She did die below her favorite hornwort.
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