67g substrate change, before and after. FOR AUNT KYMMIE! - Page 2 - Tropical Fish Keeping - Aquarium fish care and resources
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post #11 of 24 Old 01-13-2011, 03:10 PM Thread Starter
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That tan sand is pool filter sand? Whats the name of the brand?

Yep. The brand name is Target.
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post #12 of 24 Old 01-13-2011, 08:37 PM
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Wow I really like it! I liked it before but it looks even better now. I also want to place my vote for corys as your bottom feeder they are my favorite because the are cute and active and do not bother anybody else. LOL

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post #13 of 24 Old 01-13-2011, 10:50 PM
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I have Angelicus loaches and Burmese loaches in my 125g, 6 foot long (haha had to throw that part in for Kym) tank. I aslo have a pair of breeding Angels in this same tank. You do see the loaches swim up to the Angels every once in a while (mostly at feeding time), but I have never seen them fin nip and my Angels fins are not damaged. That being said, these tw obreeds of loaches DO punch holes in my Amazon Swords which drives me INSANE. I'm not sure if yoyo loaches will do the same, but wanted to warn you nonetheless.
LOL, very funny Lisa. What I wouldn't give to have an extra foot of space!

I vote for loaches. I have four different species and I love them all. Unlike Lisa, my Burmese and Dwarf Chain loaches leave my swords untouched. But, my yoyos and clowns punch holes in all my swords, or any broad leaved plant.
I keep yoyos with my Discus and have absolutely no problem with that combo. Not sure how like/unlike Angelfish versus Discus but Discus are sedate slow cruisers and my yoyos never bother them at all.
Were it me, I'd have no problem making a decision to keep Angels and Yoyos together. Also, I do not have one snail in any of my tanks where loaches are. They snap them up, suck them out and then play soccer with the empty shells.

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post #14 of 24 Old 01-14-2011, 12:48 AM Thread Starter
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Hmm. So, one vote cories, one vote yoyos. I guess I've got some time to agonize over the decision, since I want to make sure I give the new substrate time to establish some bacteria... I will spend that time researching, and waiting for more votes!

edit: I will count Lisa as 1/2 a vote for yoyos.
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Hmm. So, one vote cories, one vote yoyos. I guess I've got some time to agonize over the decision, since I want to make sure I give the new substrate time to establish some bacteria... I will spend that time researching, and waiting for more votes!

edit: I will count Lisa as 1/2 a vote for yoyos.

I vote cories!!! :) Peppered cories are my favorite!

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post #16 of 24 Old 01-14-2011, 09:19 AM
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Hmmm, this is tough. Keep in mind what Kym and I both said about he punching of the leaves in the plants though. It is very noticable. That being said, loaches are much more active than corys. I know my corys only become super active at feeding time, most other times you can find them hanging out together in a group (farthest away from the outake of the filter) just resting in a group together. Loaches will bring much more activity to the tank. And I wouldn't be concerned with the Angels.

I suppose I didn't make this decision any easier. This is nothing new for me.

Kym, perhaps it's just my Angelicus loaches punching the holes. I have a total of 15 loaches in the tank, so it's hard to say who the culprit is.
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post #17 of 24 Old 01-16-2011, 09:09 AM
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wow what a difference,it's beautiful.

when you set up a new tank,hide an extra
sponge or two behind some decor,that way you have
something seeded for you next filter.
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post #18 of 24 Old 01-16-2011, 09:44 AM
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It's amazing what a simple change in substrate can do. Fantastic looking tank.
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post #19 of 24 Old 01-16-2011, 10:03 AM
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I liked the way your tank looked to begin with, could not figure out why you wanted to change it. Now that I see the after pics, I have to say that the difference is amazing. It DOES look bigger, and a whole lot better. Great job!

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post #20 of 24 Old 01-22-2011, 05:26 AM
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That looks amazing! I've been considering changing out my substrate to sand as well. Glad to know I won't have to go through restarting the tank in order to do so.
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