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post #1 of 4 Old 06-29-2013, 07:41 PM Thread Starter
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Someone gets a mention as does the forum in this vid!

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post #2 of 4 Old 06-29-2013, 08:04 PM
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Byron got kudos (and rightly so) for his tanks, but he was slightly misrepresented as I believe he does not advocate soil based substrates but prefers pure play sand.

(Note that I'm not saying that a mineralized top soil and sand mix is bad as some have had success, but I think just maybe it works better for plants than for fish).

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post #3 of 4 Old 06-30-2013, 11:17 AM
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I am certainly grateful for the kind words from "Dave" in the video. I like the aquascape very much, but do have one problem to point out, and that is the flow from the two filters.

You can see the rasbora are struggling against the current, and this will burn these fish out. Remember that this water movement is continual, day and night (unless he shuts the filters off at night). This fish needs a quiet tank with minimal water movement. As do the gourami. It would be better also to not have two filters, or two directions to the flow which is what I am really after. A single slower flow down the tank would provide a more natural "stream" for these fish. With such species as those here, a flow that causes plants throughout the tank to "sway" is too excessive. Plasnts should never move due to the current from the filter, except in the area closest to the filter return, unless there are species in the tank that need this.

He is correct on the rainbows; the two left may be male/female, not sure, but they should be in a group.


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Something we all need to remember: The fish you've acquired was quite happy not being owned by you, minding its own business. If you’re going to take it under your wing then you’re responsible for it. Every aspect of its life is under your control, from water quality and temperature to swimming space. [Nathan Hill in PFK]

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post #4 of 4 Old 06-30-2013, 02:32 PM
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Way to go Byron on the "mention"!!

I have 7 Boesemani... those are both males. The Females have 2 pale vertical lines on their sides and are not 2 tone... I have 5 Females to my 2 boys and they spawn actively. I do see this behavior between my 2 boys and sometimes 2 girls will do it too.

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