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Old 03-08-2010, 09:22 AM   #11
 
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1077 It would be for my 45g listed (not quite up to date) in my aquarium log here. It is densely planted; black fine gravel and 2 large DW pieces that hold the Java Ferns and double for hide outs the way they're shaped.
Other tank mates would be: Emporer, Rummy nose, Albino Cory - Do you think that would work together? I am debating if I can have a goup of them and a group of Cardinal on top of the existing stock or only one or the other as last addition.

iamntbatman no kidding, thank god you told me that one; sometimes certain fish are jumpers from which you'd least expect it
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Old 03-08-2010, 09:38 AM   #12
 
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1077 It would be for my 45g listed (not quite up to date) in my aquarium log here. It is densely planted; black fine gravel and 2 large DW pieces that hold the Java Ferns and double for hide outs the way they're shaped.
Other tank mates would be: Emporer, Rummy nose, Albino Cory - Do you think that would work together? I am debating if I can have a goup of them and a group of Cardinal on top of the existing stock or only one or the other as last addition.

iamntbatman no kidding, thank god you told me that one; sometimes certain fish are jumpers from which you'd least expect it
I think they would work well. They are a bit hardier in my view than the cardinals and would prefer cooler temps around 75 to 77 degrees F where rummies and cardinals seem to appreciate a bit warmer waters in my expieriences with them. I tried keeping the Glowlight tetras at 80 degrees and they went pale in color,and also exhibited a bit of gasping at water changes due in part to slightly warmer water rather than cooler being added. I too lost acouple that jumped from the tank despite glass tops. I bought a dozen,,two jumped out ,and one died within a day of purchase but the remaining nine are doing well.
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Old 03-08-2010, 10:53 AM   #13
 
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Hm now what? when I read them up online it suggested 75-82F; my tank is set at 80F for the current stock and I thought that would work for them too - No?

Hmmmm maybe a back up thought for the stock for the 30g then rather because I don't wanna put the fish in harms way or permanently stress them. Ahhh so many pretty fish so very few tanks in my house
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Old 03-08-2010, 11:04 AM   #14
 
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. Ahhh so many pretty fish so very few tanks in my house

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Old 03-08-2010, 11:05 AM   #15
 
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I'm wondering if the glowlight Tetra will just sort of blend in or get lost with my Cardinals since the Cardinal's colors are so bright...
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Old 03-08-2010, 11:23 AM   #16
 
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Hm now what? when I read them up online it suggested 75-82F; my tank is set at 80F for the current stock and I thought that would work for them too - No?

Hmmmm maybe a back up thought for the stock for the 30g then rather because I don't wanna put the fish in harms way or permanently stress them. Ahhh so many pretty fish so very few tanks in my house


My own thoughts on recommended temps for fishes that we find listed ,are that they represent different times of day,different seasons,and or perhaps temps that fishes prefer for spawning and that these temps along with suggested ph ranges are perhaps from a time when many of the fishes we keep were wild caught. I try to keep fishes somewhere in the middle of these ranges rather than at upper or lower extremes.
In the wild,,fishes could move from warmer water to deeper,cooler water or perhaps to areas with current that tend to be cooler. This isn't always so in our aquariums.
Take corydoras for example,many folks keep them at warmer temps but most places dedicated to these fish like www.planetcatfish often list cooler temps than many of the other suggested temps.
I have no scientific evidence to support my beliefs ,only my own expieriences which in large part ,have served me well. Fish seem to do better for me at mid ranges with respect to temperature and pH.
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Old 03-08-2010, 11:48 AM   #17
 
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Medium would be 78 then; I'd have to look up the other guys but I doubt I can go that low with the others.

Now for Cory's (as everybody knows I LOVE them) the breeder I worked with before who had just about any cory spices out there and was breeding them all successfully he actually had no heater in any tank. The Temp's of all tanks was simply the rooms Temps and he sworn by that with the day/night swings a lil in Temp and the winter/summer swings of Temp - And while I am no scientist something has to be about the way the guy was breeding cause he's dang successful and has some of THE most awesome looking cory cats I ever seen and he's been doing this for some 25+yrs now so something has to be true about this IMO.
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Old 03-08-2010, 12:17 PM   #18
 
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Wow! Natalie, does your cory guy ship them out?
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Old 03-08-2010, 08:49 PM   #19
 
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No after I hit this brick wall here in non-fish-in the stix I kept talking to him too about shipping me some here and I'll start breeding & selling in his name here but being from Germany to here they'd be in the box too long and he doesn't wanna risk that/ thinks is no good idea and I can understand that. But I seriously try to convince my Killi connection to mail me some eggs from the different Killi and I'll start them here cause he got stuff in his basement you hadn't even seen anywhere here (not to mention his frogs - Crazy stuff there).
If I could have picked 3 things to take with me from there when we moved it would have been the hobby hardcore breeders there and the kinder chocolate
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Old 03-08-2010, 10:20 PM   #20
 
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Oh I didn't realize it was from when you were in Germany. How did you break down your tanks for the move? I guess you had to give all your fish back to the LFS?
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