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This is a discussion on pics of new tank within the Beginner Planted Aquarium forums, part of the Beginner Freshwater Aquarium category; --> Originally Posted by Boredomb LoL! I didn't really pay attention to the "lattice like thing". Well okay it is actually lattice it is there ...

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Old 03-31-2011, 10:10 PM   #11
 
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LoL! I didn't really pay attention to the "lattice like thing". Well okay it is actually lattice it is there for a temp fix to my stairwell. It is covering up the huge holes on my stair railing. The railing was not made for infinites. My Daughter is 2 now and for the most part stays away from the stairs but the lattice is there soo she doesn't fall through the railing down the steps. It work greats and it comes right off with no damage to the railing. Attached with zip ties LoL
Sorry, I can't spell worth a flip LoL! That was supposed to say "infants" not infinites. LoL
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Old 04-01-2011, 12:49 AM   #12
 
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Could someone please tell me if it would be better to float the cabombas I have in my tank or have them planted as I do right now? I know they can grow either way but which is preferred by the plant?
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Old 04-01-2011, 08:44 PM   #13
 
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[quote=aunt kymmie;635385 If you were to put up a black background on this tank it would make the greenery of your plants pop, your fish too.[/quote]

Okay I thought about this suggestion and I went out anf bought a couple solid black background today and it will does make the fish and plants pop! Thanks for the idea!!!
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Old 04-02-2011, 01:16 AM   #14
 
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Yeah am thinking that angelfish r out of the question now so u said that your columbians are in a community tank.What other fish do u have in there?
On your Cabomba question: I always plant mine as mine never do well floated, plus I don't like too many floating plants as it blocks the light my other plants need. Something else I noticed on the planting position of your Cabomba. You might want to spread out the stems a little bit more, instead of having them bunched. Cabomba likes alot of light and the bottom areas of the stems that aren't getting enough light will drop leaves and turn brown if they don't get enough light.

In my 75 with the Columbians I also have: Denison Barbs, a handful of dwarf cichlids, a herd of sidi muthunkis, a herd of botia histrionicas, a handful of otos, a Whiptail catfish, and an ABN. It works well as far as swimming behaviors of the individual species. The Columbians inhabit the upper water strata, the Denisons are middle water strata and everyone else is in the lower third. The apisto cacatuoides stay to the far right of the tank and the Discrosss filamentosus stay to the left. The loaches all hang together under the huge piece of driftwood that sits in the middle of the tank, when they aren't spending time exporing the entire tank. This tank is very heavily planted, with a very peaceful cohesive grouping of fish. I'm really happy with how it turned out.
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Old 04-02-2011, 01:31 AM   #15
 
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On your Cabomba question: I always plant mine as mine never do well floated, plus I don't like too many floating plants as it blocks the light my other plants need. Something else I noticed on the planting position of your Cabomba. You might want to spread out the stems a little bit more, instead of having them bunched. Cabomba likes alot of light and the bottom areas of the stems that aren't getting enough light will drop leaves and turn brown if they don't get enough light.
Umm Okay sure soo how would you do that? I know I planted them they were clustered like umm seems like there individual stems. So the cluster isn't one plant but a cluster of them? Sorry I know this might seem like a dumb question but never done this anything like this all new to me. If I take the the individual stems and just move them apart alittle would work? Or is there better way? and also how do u keep them down in the substrate like that? they seem to want to float very easily.
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Old 04-02-2011, 01:40 AM   #16
 
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There are no dumb questions! Yes, they are individual stems. Exactly, just move them a little further away from each other so light can penetrate the length of the stem. I know they like to start "floating" sometimes. I'm lucky as I have sand substrate that is deep, approx. 2", to 3" in some places. It's really easy for me to get them buried since I can go deep. Just get them shoved down as deep as you can with your fingers and them push up some substrate around the stem to help hold them down until they can take root.
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Old 04-02-2011, 01:45 AM   #17
 
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There are no dumb questions! Yes, they are individual stems. Exactly, just move them a little further away from each other so light can penetrate the length of the stem. I know they like to start "floating" sometimes. I'm lucky as I have sand substrate that is deep, approx. 2", to 3" in some places. It's really easy for me to get them buried since I can go deep. Just get them shoved down as deep as you can with your fingers and them push up some substrate around the stem to help hold them down until they can take root.
Okay Thank you Aunt Kymmie will do that in the morning being its almost 2am here LoL thanks for the heads up on that definitely don't want my plants dieing because I planted them wrong!
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Old 04-02-2011, 12:27 PM   #18
 
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Nothing new to add to what Kymmie said on everything, as I concur. I would not put angels with Columbian, same reasons.

And you mentioned Black Widow Tetra, they are worse as they will likely fin nip sedate fish like angels. Research carefully before adding any fish; even among "tetra" there are some that work together and several that do not. We have fish profiles here, second tab from the left in the blue bar across the top, and I think all of the readily-available tetra species are included. Click on the shaded name in posts takes you to that fish's profile too, example Colombian Tetra. Have a read of its compatibility, and other info on care. You will note it mentions not being kept with angels due to activity and nipping fins, and it mentions aggressive feeding habits.

And, lovely aquascape. Very nice tank.

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Nothing new to add to what Kymmie said on everything, as I concur. I would not put angels with Columbian, same reasons.

And you mentioned Black Widow Tetra, they are worse as they will likely fin nip sedate fish like angels. Research carefully before adding any fish; even among "tetra" there are some that work together and several that do not. We have fish profiles here, second tab from the left in the blue bar across the top, and I think all of the readily-available tetra species are included. Click on the shaded name in posts takes you to that fish's profile too, example Colombian Tetra. Have a read of its compatibility, and other info on care. You will note it mentions not being kept with angels due to activity and nipping fins, and it mentions aggressive feeding habits.

And, lovely aquascape. Very nice tank.

Byron.
Thank you Byron, When I got the colombian tetra the LFS told me they were okay with angels after getting the fish and reading and asking found out that wasn't soo. Well next time around getting a fish I will read read and read some more to make sure what is compatibale instead of trusting the LFS! Newbie mistake on my part won't make that mistake again will do my resource next time before getting another fish.
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Old 04-02-2011, 01:12 PM   #20
 
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Thank you Byron, When I got the colombian tetra the LFS told me they were okay with angels after getting the fish and reading and asking found out that wasn't soo. Well next time around getting a fish I will read read and read some more to make sure what is compatibale instead of trusting the LFS! Newbie mistake on my part won't make that mistake again will do my resource next time before getting another fish.
We have all learned this. For myself, I never, and I mean never, acquire any fish I do not know well. Trusting store staff is hit and miss; even in very good hobbyist-owned fish speciality stores, one shouldn't expect all the staff to know all about every species. And in other stores, they are there to sell the fish. Some stores have reference books, and I use them. Of course, many of the newer fish available today are not in the books, so one has to use the internet. If I see something that looks interesting, I get the scientific name from the store (most have this on their shipping invoices or somewhere) and do my research. I have saved myself grief more than once by doing this. And I've done it ever since a time when I didn't and lived to regret it.
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