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post #1 of 5 Old 05-17-2011, 10:58 AM Thread Starter
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Getting a free 20 gallon... Anyone wanna help?

I'm thinking, sand substrate, and well-planted (of course!)

I'll move my black neons and cories to that tank. (and away from the vicious panda tetras. They're going in their own tank!)

Probably add a few more of both, to bring the total up to 5-6 green cory, 8 black neons, and add a pair of blue rams.

Not sure what light fixture comes with the tank, but I might just stick with low-light plants.. Add a lot of driftwood and moss, with some E. Blehirae compacta, klienar prinz, and hardy stem plants like bacopa monnerei...

Any ideas/suggestions/improvements?

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I'm thinking, sand substrate, and well-planted (of course!)

I'll move my black neons and cories to that tank. (and away from the vicious panda tetras. They're going in their own tank!)

Probably add a few more of both, to bring the total up to 5-6 green cory, 8 black neons, and add a pair of blue rams.

Not sure what light fixture comes with the tank, but I might just stick with low-light plants.. Add a lot of driftwood and moss, with some E. Blehirae compacta, klienar prinz, and hardy stem plants like bacopa monnerei...

Any ideas/suggestions/improvements?
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post #3 of 5 Old 05-17-2011, 12:28 PM Thread Starter
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I Love rotala wallichi.. I wish I could get it to grow like in The Green Way (first video)

I'll come back and look at those when I have more time. thanks.

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I'll move my black neons and cories to that tank. (and away from the vicious panda tetras. They're going in their own tank!)
I have been meaning to ask you how the Aphyocharax paraguayensis were getting along; I did warn you about them.

Back then I realized the species was not in our profile, so I added it. I knew from first hand experience (twice, many years apart) what they were like, but in doing my research for the profile you wouldn't believe how many sites I came across with descriptions of total tank destruction by a group of these small fish. A pretty little fish but one that should have its own species tank.

These traits are shared by all species in the genus, even the common Bloodfin can frequently be quite nippy.

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The aquarist is one who must learn the ways of the biologist, the chemist, and the veterinarian. [unknown source]

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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Yep, well (perhaps luckily?) I didn't make the gravel cap deep enough, and so soil leaked into the water turning it extremely murky.

I can't even see the fish most of the time, but amazingly some of the plants are still alive. (crypts, dwarf sag, and one pitiful little stem of Potamogeton Gayi).

I see the fish sometimes, but I never see the two species at the same time.. I assume they avoid each other.
To be honest, I don't even know how many fish I have in that tank.

(I tried everything- more filtration, filter floss in the filter, felt, water polishers, potassium pomegranate at half dose, and even turning the filter off for several weeks- and gave up. Fish are healthy, some plants are surviving.. Probably looks more like their native habitat than our crystal-clear setups anyways.)

Anything wrong with black neon tetras, rams, and cories together?

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