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post #31 of 59 Old 08-26-2012, 05:34 AM
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By the way, plants prefer ammonia, then nitrate, and least of all nitrite so I'm not sure how long it will take for your nitrites to go down. In any case when the nitrites are gone, you will surely have enough of a bacterial colony to back up your plant growth to make it safe to add fish.
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post #32 of 59 Old 08-27-2012, 06:49 PM Thread Starter
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Thanks again Eug.


Found some water sprite! It's currently floating in my tank. Unfortunately it isn't the healthiest of plants and I pretty much had to trim them down to nothing.

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Thanks again Eug.


Found some water sprite! It's currently floating in my tank. Unfortunately it isn't the healthiest of plants and I pretty much had to trim them down to nothing.
Give it time; WS often dislikes a new environment, but after a few weeks it will be fine. During that time it may look like its dying, but it isn't. Needs liquid fert of course, twice weekly.

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Tested no ammonia, no nitrites and very little nitrate today. I think it's about fish time. Right now I'm definitely leaning towards the 3 sparkling gourami, 5-6 pygmy corydoras idea. I just hope I'm able to find atleast one of the 2 groups in the LFS. Once I get the fish stocking settle I'll hopefully be able to put some shrimp/snails in there.
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post #35 of 59 Old 08-29-2012, 01:01 AM Thread Starter
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I really hope I'm able to find dwarf cory's and sparkling gouramis in a pet store. I'll make some calls tomorrow. Idk if I'm willing too spend $30+ shipping on a purchases thats probably going to be around $20. And thats if I get them all at the same time, which I wouldn't. I'm starting to think of some new ideas just in case.
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Good luck with the lil guys!
I am a sucker for gourami's and fighting fish! can we see a pic of the entire tank? Just really curious!

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If the plants are growing, especially something like floating Water Sprite, you can add all these fish at one go with no issues. On the pygmy corys, get a larger group; this species is much better with more, I had 9 in my 10g and they were fine.

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Good luck with the lil guys!
I am a sucker for gourami's and fighting fish! can we see a pic of the entire tank? Just really curious!




Still needs a lot of work lol. I think it'll look much better when the water sprite starts to grow in nicely.


byron- If that many cory's is appropriate then I will gladly get 7-9 of them depending on whats available. The more the merrier.

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post #39 of 59 Old 08-30-2012, 12:05 AM Thread Starter
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Also feel free to critique my aquarium. I know it needs more, this is my first time taking this seriously. I greatly appreciate all the help I've gotten so far.
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