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Old 01-14-2010, 02:33 PM   #11
 
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I'm not in CO any more, but I PM'ed another member who is, maybe his tank is ready and he likes these kinda fish ~fingers crossed~

Really ANY plants is better then non; and you can pack it full whenever you find / order more plants; I had some tanks I had to plant step by step simply due to the lack of resources here now (TN).

If you wanna see the Rotala in action, click here under my name Angel on the tap that say's "Aquariums" under my pictures of the "New 45g" that whole back is FULL by now with it. I love it cause of the fine leaf's and its red-green coloration. Such a shame I'm not in CO any more, I'd give you a bunch of mine, its growing like weed, I'll soon need to start giving it away on here
Hairgrass I just planted (again) in my new 10g set up for shrimp and its KICKING in the sand, there's already several new sprouts coming up and its only been in 2 weeks now; this def does do a LOT better in sand then in fine gravel.
I'd pers get the dwarf Hairgrass, it stay's to about 1.5" and works well in sand.


From experience I doubt the Bronze and Pepper Cory's will school together, but you can try. What I highly recommend if you wanna get Serpae Tetras get at least 8! They're fin nippers, but this behavior sorta subsides when kept in larger groups. I had some but it totally didn't work at all with the Rummy Nose so I had to return them. So really either get a bigger group or something else.
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Old 01-14-2010, 11:38 PM   #12
 
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I'm not in CO any more, but I PM'ed another member who is, maybe his tank is ready and he likes these kinda fish ~fingers crossed~

Really ANY plants is better then non; and you can pack it full whenever you find / order more plants; I had some tanks I had to plant step by step simply due to the lack of resources here now (TN).

If you wanna see the Rotala in action, click here under my name Angel on the tap that say's "Aquariums" under my pictures of the "New 45g" that whole back is FULL by now with it. I love it cause of the fine leaf's and its red-green coloration. Such a shame I'm not in CO any more, I'd give you a bunch of mine, its growing like weed, I'll soon need to start giving it away on here
Hairgrass I just planted (again) in my new 10g set up for shrimp and its KICKING in the sand, there's already several new sprouts coming up and its only been in 2 weeks now; this def does do a LOT better in sand then in fine gravel.
I'd pers get the dwarf Hairgrass, it stay's to about 1.5" and works well in sand.


From experience I doubt the Bronze and Pepper Cory's will school together, but you can try. What I highly recommend if you wanna get Serpae Tetras get at least 8! They're fin nippers, but this behavior sorta subsides when kept in larger groups. I had some but it totally didn't work at all with the Rummy Nose so I had to return them. So really either get a bigger group or something else.
Very nice tanks! Def like the rotala indica. The "Shrimp Farm" is a gas. Looks just like little rows of crops waiting to be harvested. And your 55g is just breathtaking. I'll be very happy if/when any of my aquaria fill in like that.

That would be wonderful if your friend has room for the SD. There are a couple LFS around here that I'd semi-trust to find him a good home, but I think we'd feel better knowing that the fish were going to an experienced keeper with the proper set-up.

Also thanks for the pointers about not using chems to adjust the pH. Good explanation about pH swings when doing WC, and why it is not a good idea.

Saw a really good thread with a DIY for retrofitting CFL's into a Perfecto fixture. Probably give that a go and plant some grass this weekend.
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Old 01-15-2010, 08:23 AM   #13
 
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I'm glad you like my tank
I really think a set up with Rotala & Hairgrass will look very nice.

Yea LOL we all love our DIY lights around here, CFLs, florescent tubes, plenty of good ideas....What I just really pers dislike you go to the fish store and get bulb/tube XYZ for your hood that's good for the plant and pay $20-25; you get the exact same size, wattage, kelvin, the same thing at the home store for $3-5....That's why I converted many yrs ago
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Old 01-15-2010, 11:22 AM   #14
 
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A little update

The Silver Dollar has pretty well chomped its way through the hornwort I stuck in with it. Didn't go after the swords quite as hard, but there are bite marks in most of the leaves and a couple that have been nibbled down to the stalk. Pretty much what I guessed would happen as the fish was probably underfed by previous keepers. Definitely something to keep in mind aif your friend has a planted aquarium.

We're obviously going to have to find another home for the fish before we can plant. The fish seems very excited to finally have some greens to nibble but that was an expensive little salad. :P
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Old 01-15-2010, 04:20 PM   #15
 
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Only thing I could think of, is call around various stores locally, see if you can trade him in, or post on craigslist or aqaubid.
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