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DUDE!!!!! Mad jealous you got yours up man before mine. Your tank is exactly what I have in mind. Whats the background?
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CinBos: I only cycled the tank for about a day because I had water/substrate/filter media from an existing established 55G. In the end it was pretty much like performing a big water change. The back ground is not 3D, just taped to the back! As for substrate I used a dark rock I found in bags at the local landscaper’s. RINSED THE CRAP out it!! The lights I am not 100% sure, I bought some from PetSmart but not happy with them…. 1077; Didn’t know I could put any kind of cats with these guys? Someone told me clown loaches…. I do like how the lighting is not super bright, it brings out the color of all the fish, but there are only two 24” bulbs so there are a lot of dark spots one on each side and in the middle. Tazman: The pairs I have that I can tell; Strawberry’s 1F 1M OB Peacocks can’t tell yet Electric blues not sure but maybe 2 M Venustus looks like 1F 1M
Just keep a close eye on the fish, you might need to up the numbers of males - females once you know the sexes for sure.
Are you aiming for an all male tank or mixed? Mixed you will almost certainly have to add either males or females to get 1 male to 4 female. None of the fish you have are overly aggressive but can be if there is just one male to a single female.
Those venustus have a long way to go before they color up, but trust me the wait is worth it.