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post #41 of 49 Old 01-26-2012, 09:02 AM
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Wow, it's better than anything I was able to imagine that's for sure! I absolutely love it. I don't know about the vals. I've had them die off in set ups where I (assumed) everything was perfect from the lighting to the ferts. Everything else is looking good. Love the anubias, ludwigia and whatever that is at the very top right of the tank.
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post #42 of 49 Old 01-26-2012, 12:03 PM
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That is a lovely aquascape, nice work indeed.

To answer your questions on the plants: I don't see anything I have not seen on my plants, so let them settle. Plants introduced into a new environment often take time to adjust and establish, and when that new environment is also a new tank and not a biologically-established one, even more so. It is a bit early to ascertain any specific nutrient issues, if they exist. After 3-4 weeks it will tell us more.

A very nice aquarium.

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post #43 of 49 Old 01-26-2012, 04:30 PM Thread Starter
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wow great pictures,thanks for sharing.
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Wow, it's better than anything I was able to imagine that's for sure! I absolutely love it. I don't know about the vals. I've had them die off in set ups where I (assumed) everything was perfect from the lighting to the ferts. Everything else is looking good. Love the anubias, ludwigia and whatever that is at the very top right of the tank.
Haha why thank you! And ahh hopefully they survive. My pH might be too low for them, idk. It is probably around 6.5 now. Maybe a little lower.. If they die I might get more of the curly plant in the corner right next to it if they do die off.
And thanks again, that stuff is great


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That is a lovely aquascape, nice work indeed.

To answer your questions on the plants: I don't see anything I have not seen on my plants, so let them settle. Plants introduced into a new environment often take time to adjust and establish, and when that new environment is also a new tank and not a biologically-established one, even more so. It is a bit early to ascertain any specific nutrient issues, if they exist. After 3-4 weeks it will tell us more.

A very nice aquarium.

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Thanks so much
And ahh ok. Good to know that they still have a chance. I guess about the end of February I will know.
I appreciate it, Hopefully the plants will spread out and grow more in the next few months ^^

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A few corydoras

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post #44 of 49 Old 01-26-2012, 04:32 PM
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Very nice aquascape!! I love your driftwood!

55 gallon planted tank, starting over!!!( looking crappy, needs a major rescape)
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post #45 of 49 Old 01-26-2012, 09:48 PM
Looks great angella!! You are gonna love the corys. I have 4 Melanistius and 2 Paleatus myself and they are great!

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2 Bolivian Rams (1M/1F)
4 Corydoras Melanistius
2 Peppered Cory
1 Sunburst Platy (M)
1 Guppy (M)
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post #46 of 49 Old 01-29-2012, 09:51 PM Thread Starter
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Very nice aquascape!! I love your driftwood!
Thanks Jayy! And yes I am loving the driftwood too, the fish adore it, and it's tannins. My shrimp are always crawling on it somewhere haha.

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Looks great angella!! You are gonna love the corys. I have 4 Melanistius and 2 Paleatus myself and they are great!
Thanks ^^
And yes I just got four panda cories last friday! I've been thinking and I'm just going to get three more;the Paleatus. I think four small groups would be less attractive than three, and I ADORE the smudge spot so if they were ever available to me I would want to have the option of adding 3-4.

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10 Harlequin Rasboras
14+ Cherry Barbs (Breeding a Lot!)
A few corydoras

Learning more every day

NEW 27 Gal Hex! :D
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post #47 of 49 Old 01-29-2012, 09:57 PM Thread Starter
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Update 1/30/12

So Saturday (1/28/12) I picked up four Panda Cories; these guys are TINY!!! Glad to say they are doing well.

I also picked up a Gold Snail, which I have now determined to be a Gold Mystery Snail. I was informed that it did not eat live plants and so far my store seems to have been correct. I'm going to start feeding Cucumber and spinich as it will probably really need the calcium due to my soft water...?
I also got this "algae eating snail" that's much smaller and has a brown snail. I have been watching him very close but none of my plants appear to be damaged and I've only ever seen him on the glass. He cleared a streak in a spot of algae at the back of my tank; I can see his trail

So hoping the Pandas do well, and also that my Cherry Barbs don't eat the Golden Mystery Snail (my fish store said this is a possability)


And I also want to just make a not about how awesome my fish store is... I guess it's because I'm in there all the time, but I got my four panda cories ($6 each) and the two snails (GMS was $3) for $5. Yes. $5 for them all!!!
She refused when I offered $15. haha great people to do buisiness with

55 Gallon Lon Planted
10 Harlequin Rasboras
14+ Cherry Barbs (Breeding a Lot!)
A few corydoras

Learning more every day

NEW 27 Gal Hex! :D
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post #48 of 49 Old 01-30-2012, 01:11 PM
That is awesome! All that for less than the normal price of the Pandas? Sweet!

30 gallon:
6 Harlequin Rasbora
2 Bolivian Rams (1M/1F)
4 Corydoras Melanistius
2 Peppered Cory
1 Sunburst Platy (M)
1 Guppy (M)
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post #49 of 49 Old 01-30-2012, 08:39 PM
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WOW!! What a great deal!

55 gallon planted tank, starting over!!!( looking crappy, needs a major rescape)
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