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Old 12-30-2011, 09:22 PM   #11
 
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My advice for the anubias was based on first hand experience with the buried/exposed rhizome situation.

My java fern has always been attached to wood, so I honestly don't know how it will do buried, but most resources (including Byron in the profiles here) say to attach it to either a rock or wood, so I would do that.
Agh ok. Well 30% water change today and added some ludwigia, Val spiral, dwarf sag and a plant I forgot. Also was given a large java fern and put it along with another small one I had on a lava rock. Also 6 cherry barbs
I think they gave me all male....

Pics in the next few days! :)
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Old 12-30-2011, 09:36 PM   #12
 
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Anyone know if neons, rasboras, cherry barbs, Corydoras, bettas, gourami, or bolivian rams would like live brine shrimp? Or like which out of those would benefit?
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Old 01-01-2012, 08:10 PM   #13
 
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No pics yet but so far all the plants and fish seem to be doing great. The Cherry Barbs are cute, I love their little whiskers. Super shy :)
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Old 01-05-2012, 09:07 PM   #14
 
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Got my Amazon Frogbit today!! 10 plants from Ebay for 8 bucks =) They look great and I REALLY hope it thrives, my fishies are super interested in them.

Driftwood and Flourish Comprehensive haven't arrived yet, we had to re-order it yesterday because I had my mom check upon their non-existent arrival, and it turns out they hadn't been able to process the order or something.

Kind of thinking about getting four more Cherry Barbs to bring them to 10, but I might just keep the six. They are less shy now than they were previously.

And in a few weeks I will get some Harlequin Rasbora :)

I also noticed the Mosquito Rasbora profile, and I have fallen in love. However I won't get them unless I ever have like a 15-20 gallon tank and want to do a species. I'm pretty sure they'd SOMEHOW get eaten or lost in my 55gal lol
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Old 01-05-2012, 09:33 PM   #15
 
Aww you know you want 12 cherrys and 12 harlequins haha. Those mosquito rasbora are pretty awesome too. But yeah, may get lost in your tank. You know angella.....we are waiting for pics of the new additions......
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Old 01-05-2012, 10:10 PM   #16
 
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Yes, we would love to see some pics!
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Old 01-06-2012, 03:28 PM   #17
 
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Aww you know you want 12 cherrys and 12 harlequins haha. Those mosquito rasbora are pretty awesome too. But yeah, may get lost in your tank. You know angella.....we are waiting for pics of the new additions......
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Gah they would probably like that xD


And I know guys! I will try and get pics..

I am also looking through cory types, even though I won't be adding corys for at least another month, maybe two. I wanna get 3-4 corys of 4-5 different varieties. Think 15 neons, 10 cherry barbs, 12 harlequin rasboras, 1 crowntail betta, and like14 cories would be over stoking on my 55gal? Emporer 280 filter with biowheel plus a pretty good bit of live plants, 30-40% water changes every friday?

I'm pretty sure that the fish I have aren't big waste producers, but I dunno.



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Old 01-12-2012, 05:35 PM   #18
 
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I took pics but they aren't on my mom's camera card :/ She must have put them on her computer and deleted them from the camera or something... anyways, UPDATEE.

I've been soaking two XLarge and one Medium-Large piece of driftwood I got from Dr. Foster and Smith for a week. I stopped in at my pet store yesterday to order some Pygmy Chain Sword, a Val of some kind, and some other plant that I forgot the type of but knew what it was...? Anyways, I also ordered 8-10 Harlequin Rasboras and 2 Cherry barbs, so I'll have 8 lil nippers now :)
My order comes in tomorrow.

From Dr. Foster and Smith I've ordered some food, I'll update when it arrives for opinions on quality!

Anyways when I made my order I got a HUGE and pretty awesome piece of driftwood for $5-10 that I'm paying for with my fish tomorrow ^^ I did my 30% water change a day early and boiled all the wood and it's now in my 55gal =D I ADORE IT. There is a big cave that's about 3 and a half inches tall and goes back about the same amount, and is like almost two feet long across the back of the tank. I think the fish will feel very secure with the MANY new hiding spots. I didn't even have to move my plants, my setup fit perfectly. And the neons/cherry barbs seem to be SUPER enthusiastic, traveling all along the wood and through the many nooks and crannies.

I will take pics tomorrow night or saturday, depending on how the new additions settle :)



I'm also super nervous about this driftwood thing, just because I never have tried it before. So fingers crossed, my fish have been doing great and I don't want to screw this up. My fish are brackish so softer water should be fine (currently 7.0-7.2pH). I just hope it doesn't change fast and stress them.
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Old 01-13-2012, 08:38 AM   #19
 
Cant wait to see the pics of the new guys! Driftwood shouldnt cause any issues. Why do you say your fish are brackish? Neons, cherry barbs and harlequins are freshwater, am I missing fish?
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Old 01-13-2012, 12:20 PM   #20
 
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Cant wait to see the pics of the new guys! Driftwood shouldnt cause any issues. Why do you say your fish are brackish? Neons, cherry barbs and harlequins are freshwater, am I missing fish?
Yeah the Harlequins are in there now :) And I added two more cherry barbs but one has its tail split, I think it's a genetic deformity and it's caused his swimming to be awkward. I'm switching him out tomorrow. And the driftwood has released some tannins but I kinda like them :) It's not much just tints the water. I got more plants, too.



And my bad, I had multiple threads up in other windows and I got my posts mixed up xD I do that sometimes, just throw random stuff out there... haha sorry I think I meant to say they all like tannins in their habitat, or so I've heard.
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