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Old 07-26-2011, 07:23 PM   #11
 
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Sorry I still have a bunch of questions on this matter.

Since it will have to be silconed to the bottom of the tank. That means the tank would have to be completely empty. I only have two other tanks both are 10 gallons. One is cycled and has my snails in it the other is completely empty. I have 12 fish total 7 colombian blues, 3 otos, and 2 GBRs. Will those along with the plants be okay to put in the 2 tens for a couple of days to let the silcone dry?

I do have a 29 gallon tank that has 4 dwarf puffers though i wouldn't put the fish in them but I could put some plants in them also

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Old 07-26-2011, 07:27 PM   #12
 
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Sorry I am still have a bunch of questions on this matter.

Since it will have to be silconed to the bottom of the tank. That means the tank would have to be completely empty. I only have two other tanks both are 10 gallons. One is cycled and has my snails in it the other is completely empty. I have 12 fish total 7 colombian blues, 3 otos, and 2 GBRs. Will those along with the plants be okay to put in the 2 tens for a couple of days to let the silcone dry?
Yes. Divide the plants, move in wood or decor if you can, should be OK. This is a case where I would get a small bottle of Stability or SafeStart, or Dr. Tim's "One and Only" bacterial supplement..
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Old 07-26-2011, 07:28 PM   #13
 
what are the fish fro the 55 galllon, how are you gbrs
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Old 07-26-2011, 07:32 PM   #14
 
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The tetras otos and the GBRs are the fish in my 55 gallon. The ten gallon just has snails for my puffers. the other empty. They rams are doing great! Though the tetras I am thinking are about to find a new home. The tend to be a bit nippy at times and very food aggressive. Its hard to get food to rams due to them.
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Old 07-26-2011, 07:33 PM   #15
 
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I might rehome them before I start a project like this less fish I have to worry about dividing between tanks.
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Old 07-26-2011, 07:40 PM   #16
 
did the same thing, are yours breeding, mine are at their forth time. greet colors
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Old 07-26-2011, 07:42 PM   #17
 
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Well I was told they were both males. Though I can't really tell. They are the long finned version of the rams and I have no clue how to tell the difference LoL.
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Old 07-26-2011, 08:25 PM   #18
 
if one has a pink belly it is a femlae, or if it has extra blue spots around it's large black spot
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Old 07-26-2011, 08:50 PM   #19
 
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Thanks Christople! Will look tomorrow and see if I can tell what they are.
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Old 07-26-2011, 09:14 PM   #20
 
Can to share the reasoning behind using the dual substrate (Byron and Boreomb)? What was the disappointment for the Fourite Byron.

I'm trying to figure out the substrate for my 55G. At first I was on the Playsand. Then changed my mind to gravel. BUt now I think the gravel is too big and am looking for 1-2MM, of which I can only find the Seachem peace river.

I did see the new Sand at Petco and was thinking this might work out, but I didn't get a chance to look at the grain size.

I'm mostly worried about the 12 Corys I have and then the plants. I want them to be able to grow well, and I see that Seachem lists their sand as not plant friendly.

I'm no closer then I was before I started my search.
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