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post #21 of 52 Old 10-17-2012, 06:13 AM
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You tank is beautiful! Great job on the plants. They look very healthy! I have had Rosy Barbs before and my 75 Gallon was just enough at 4 foot long for them to really swim. they loved it! They would race from end to end. Sadly that 10 gallon is way too small for those fish. They require minimum 36 inches. Please review the profiles for Rosy Barb. You can already see the aggression between 2 of them in the video, spinning around each other. Mine did this in the 75 gallon. In a 10 Gallon there is NO place to hide or get away. Please reconsider this fish and re-home them.
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post #22 of 52 Old 11-03-2012, 09:07 PM Thread Starter
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I moved the barbs to the ref ponds, they are not as big as 75 gallons though. But they are more or less 50 gallons, so they will have bigger space to swim.
I am keeping 5 guppies here now. HPK. :D
Upadetd Tank Specs:
Plants:
Crptocoryne x willissi
[IMG]cryptocoryne x willissi[/IMG]
pearlweed
Vals
Lighting: 6 hrs - CFL 23 watts
1 hr- sunlight
filtration: HOB 300 lph
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new update: 4 months and still rocking :D


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post #24 of 52 Old 01-04-2013, 05:14 AM
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really great looking tank
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post #25 of 52 Old 01-04-2013, 06:48 AM
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Wow ! Great job !

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post #26 of 52 Old 01-04-2013, 08:49 AM
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Nice, I am planning on setting up a ten gallon for platy fry. It has a hood for 2 cfl's. Do they work well? Planning on having tons of plants in it. Can we see pics of yours???

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I highly recommend the common inexpensive 6500K spiral "pig tail" cfls from you local wall mart. In fact I go outts my way to find "beginner" setups with just a 10g tank and an incandescent hood.

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maintain Fw and marine system with a strong emphasis on balanced, stabilized system that as much as possible are self substaning.

have maintained FW systems for up to 9 years with descendants from original fish and marine aquariums for up to 8 years.

With no water changes, untreated tap water, inexpensive lighting by first starting the tank with live plants (FW) or macro algae( marine)

see: http://www.tropicalfishkeeping.com/a...-build-295530/
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post #27 of 52 Old 01-04-2013, 08:50 AM
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oh yea.

Just saw the tank and it does look very good.

maintain Fw and marine system with a strong emphasis on balanced, stabilized system that as much as possible are self substaning.

have maintained FW systems for up to 9 years with descendants from original fish and marine aquariums for up to 8 years.

With no water changes, untreated tap water, inexpensive lighting by first starting the tank with live plants (FW) or macro algae( marine)

see: http://www.tropicalfishkeeping.com/a...-build-295530/
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post #28 of 52 Old 01-04-2013, 12:54 PM
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Can I just be a guppy so I can live in your tank? It's gorgeous.
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post #29 of 52 Old 01-04-2013, 01:02 PM
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Bautiful indeed.

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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 youíre going to take it under your wing then youíre 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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I moved the barbs to the ref ponds, they are not as big as 75 gallons though. But they are more or less 50 gallons, so they will have bigger space to swim.
I am keeping 5 guppies here now. HPK. :D
Upadetd Tank Specs:
Plants:
Crptocoryne x willissi
[IMG]cryptocoryne x willissi[/IMG]
pearlweed
Vals
Lighting: 6 hrs - CFL 23 watts
1 hr- sunlight
filtration: HOB 300 lph
photo:
What is that mid ground plant that sort of looks like Ludwigia?


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