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Old 12-02-2012, 07:04 PM   #21
 
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I'm not a big fan of zebra danios either. It's the zebra loaches I'm always pimping.
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Old 12-02-2012, 07:16 PM   #22
 
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Now i get to pick tank mates for the boese :) I'm thinking of starting off with possibly some cherry barbs and adding in some.
Here's a list of what i've found thats compatible:

Bala Shark, Cherry Barb, Chinese High Fin, Clown Loach, Croaking Gourami, Dwarf Gourami, Dwarf Neon Rainbow, Giant Gourami, GloFish(see end), Kissing Gourami, Kuhli Loach, Molly, Peppermint Pleco L030, Platy, Pleco (Common), Rainbow Shark, Red Tailed Shark, Rosy Barb, Silver Dollar, Sparkling Gourami, Swordtail, Tiger Barb(too aggressive????), Tinfoil Barb, Zebra Danio.
I'm curious, did you actually see these fish named as suitable with Boeseman Rainbows? Or did you compile it solely from some criteria?

Some of these fish should never be together. And for those that could, obviously tank size enters into the equation, and the proposed 4-foot tank is insufficient for a few of them.

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Old 12-02-2012, 11:01 PM   #23
 
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Yes these fish were named as suitable to house with the boese. Obviously not all together etc and I have taken to rooting out the ones I think might be suitable for myself, now just need to research little further into required phs etc etc and see how it actually pans out.
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Old 12-03-2012, 11:04 AM   #24
 
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Yes these fish were named as suitable to house with the boese. Obviously not all together etc and I have taken to rooting out the ones I think might be suitable for myself, now just need to research little further into required phs etc etc and see how it actually pans out.
You know about our profiles? All this data is included for each species. When you get the list weeded out, post and we can comment if we see issues.

Wherever that initial compilation came from, I wouldn't trust them. There are some major issues with that combo. Not everyone knows all the aspects of compatibility that factor into a successful community aquarium.

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Old 12-04-2012, 11:06 PM   #25
 
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ok, so monday 1800 i introduce my first fish into the tank. I got 6 rosy tetras. schooled nicely straight away, very happy :)

Part of this is used bio cycling kick start majiga in and 7 days later wanted to help it along, impatience....

checked levels today 24 hrs after, they havent eaten yet, they read

Am: 0.50
Nitrite: 0.4
Nitrate: around 3-5 ppm

So i immediately make the decision to do a water change to lower the trites.
Change around 80 ltrs from a 180 litre tank. so around 45%.

take readings immediately afterwards;

nitrites down to 0.2

Know ill be up late, new BF3 dl :) so decide to give it 6 hours and then est agin at 4am :(

do so, full readings;

Am: 0.25
Nitrites: 0.01
Nitrates: Around 4. Not east to read with markers,at 1 and 5.....

So, this is good, over 6 hours Nitrites lowered themselvesfrom 0.2 to 0.01

In that time lights went and stayed off, minus blue LED spotlight. I have plants in there, 2 Anubias attached to moala wood. (think thats right-meh) and 4 plants unknown that will be planted between ''branches'' when wood ready!. LOOKing them up now..... they are green cabomba's. Did the plants steal the trites? OR cycle going right? -Not sure as nitrates still so low...is this bad?

Sorry all over the place post, was running test as typing, and filling in my book
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Old 12-05-2012, 10:57 AM   #26
 
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ok, so monday 1800 i introduce my first fish into the tank. I got 6 rosy tetras. schooled nicely straight away, very happy :)

Part of this is used bio cycling kick start majiga in and 7 days later wanted to help it along, impatience....

checked levels today 24 hrs after, they havent eaten yet, they read

Am: 0.50
Nitrite: 0.4
Nitrate: around 3-5 ppm

So i immediately make the decision to do a water change to lower the trites.
Change around 80 ltrs from a 180 litre tank. so around 45%.

take readings immediately afterwards;

nitrites down to 0.2

Know ill be up late, new BF3 dl :) so decide to give it 6 hours and then est agin at 4am :(

do so, full readings;

Am: 0.25
Nitrites: 0.01
Nitrates: Around 4. Not east to read with markers,at 1 and 5.....

So, this is good, over 6 hours Nitrites lowered themselvesfrom 0.2 to 0.01

In that time lights went and stayed off, minus blue LED spotlight. I have plants in there, 2 Anubias attached to moala wood. (think thats right-meh) and 4 plants unknown that will be planted between ''branches'' when wood ready!. LOOKing them up now..... they are green cabomba's. Did the plants steal the trites? OR cycle going right? -Not sure as nitrates still so low...is this bad?

Sorry all over the place post, was running test as typing, and filling in my book
Nitrates are not as important here as keeping ammonia and nitrite at zero. And the fast growing plants should achieve this. Nitrates should remain low too.
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Old 12-05-2012, 11:27 AM   #27
 
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Thanks

So are the current levels ok? I know I really want Am and nitrates at 0, but hoping they will drop further as tank still new
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Old 12-05-2012, 07:10 PM   #28
 
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So are the current levels ok? I know I really want Am and nitrates at 0, but hoping they will drop further as tank still new
Well, as you said, you need the ammonia and nitrites to be zero. Don't be afraid to add more plants...substrate planted and especially fast growing stem / floating plants. Needless to say, keep up water changes and do more often if you see ammonia rise. The addition of the plants should really help with that.
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Old 12-07-2012, 09:40 PM   #29
 
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