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post #41 of 99 Old 01-11-2013, 09:21 AM
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excellent!
whats your first group?!?
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post #42 of 99 Old 01-11-2013, 11:16 AM Thread Starter
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excellent!
whats your first group?!?
Picked up 9 ~1in. Harlequin Rasbora from my LFS. Spent about 15 minutes watching them in the store looking for illness and what not, they actually seem very healthy. They were pretty dull colored in the store, but as soon as they were done acclimating and got into the tank with the plants they brightened up a bit almost immediately. Didn't take them very long at all to relax and start exploring the tank. They seem to enjoy swimming through the dangling roots. For a back of a better term they simply looked happy in their new temp. home. Its amazing what proper conditions will do ^,^ Can't wait to see them with the lights on later!


My QT is only 10 gallons, Didn't want to get too many for the first time having fish in it. The tank is planted though not as heavily as my main tank. I wanted to be able to keep a better eye on the fish in there(Frogtbit, Watersprite, Wisteria, Pennywort, Java Moss).
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post #43 of 99 Old 01-11-2013, 05:04 PM Thread Starter
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Been in the tank less than 24hrs and they're spawning ^,^ I guess that means they like it?
On a related note.. Only looks like I have two females, Think I may need to hunt a couple more down.
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stunning looking aquarium!! i think the fitting word would be sublime

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stunning looking aquarium!! i think the fitting word would be sublime
Thanks a bunch! =D Kind of shocked I was able to pull off what I wanted to.
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Thanks a bunch! =D Kind of shocked I was able to pull off what I wanted to.

I'm not.

I know you could do it all along.

maintain Fw and marine system with a strong emphasis on balanced, stabilized system that as much as possible are self substaning.

have maintained FW systems for up to 9 years with descendants from original fish and marine aquariums for up to 8 years.

With no water changes, untreated tap water, inexpensive lighting by first starting the tank with live plants (FW) or macro algae( marine)

see: http://www.tropicalfishkeeping.com/a...-build-295530/
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post #48 of 99 Old 01-14-2013, 12:42 PM Thread Starter
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Just a link to a video of the new Harlequins after their first night in QT =)
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New Harlequin Rasboras in QT - YouTube

Just a link to a video of the new Harlequins after their first night in QT =)
Lovely. They are still "exploring" and will settle down in time. And what an ideal environment for them, couldn't be better, an underwater jungle. Well done.

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Something we all need to remember: The fish you've acquired was quite happy not being owned by you, minding its own business. If youíre going to take it under your wing then youíre 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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post #50 of 99 Old 01-20-2013, 08:44 AM
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Aaaaah, they look so HAPPY in there! Makes me grin just looking at them! I love your tank, it's really growing in so well - I must have come UN-subscribed from this thread or something, but what fun going back and looking at all the pictures - it grew right before my eyes! Congrats on the new babies, can't wait to see what comes next!
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