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post #311 of 481 Old 04-02-2013, 08:06 PM Thread Starter
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Maybe :D I'd really like some but...I'm so nervous about feeding them! It's really hard for me to get a good supply of live/frozen food :(

Also just found out that Petco sells Mosquito Rasbora...THEY ARE SO CUTE AND TINY SQUEEEEE~ And I could have SO MANY of them in the 20gal.

Each - was a different option, just to be clear o.o I wouldn't put all of those guys together in a 20, haha.
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Also just found out that Petco sells Mosquito Rasbora...THEY ARE SO CUTE AND TINY SQUEEEEE~ And I could have SO MANY of them in the 20gal.

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Those were one of the first fish that I wanted to keep, same reason, lots of them. Weren't for my water though.

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Total years fish keeping experience: 7 months, can't start counting in years for a while yet.

The shotgun approach to a planted tank with an LED fixture

Small scale nitrogen cycle with a jar, water and fish food; no substrate, filter etc
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What about the office tank? Isn't the city water softer?

They are SO gorgeous, and perfect for a blackwater set-up, which is what I've been dying to create.
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post #314 of 481 Old 04-02-2013, 08:58 PM
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I haven't tested the town source yet, I've been concentrating on getting the nitrates back down and just forget... I don't bring the test kit in, just bring the water home.

So far the tank is down to 10dGH.....

HEY! Whose thread is this anyway?

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The shotgun approach to a planted tank with an LED fixture

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Not bad! You could even soften it further if you wanted with leaves, cones, wood, etc. but I doubt the people in the office would appreciate tannin stained water xD Poor fish, I'm glad you're taking them under your wing!

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Oh, and for Ches/Byron, and anyone else.

Probably can't tell much from the pic, as I suck at photography.
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Not bad! You could even soften it further if you wanted with leaves, cones, wood, etc. but I doubt the people in the office would appreciate tannin stained water xD Poor fish, I'm glad you're taking them under your wing!

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Oh, OK, in that case....

I've been working on that in my main tank and my jug experiment. I can get 23dGH down to 15 with plants... I just have to really overstock the plants and under stock the fish. Regular 1/3 fish stock levels Would be the max. I feel I still need to have fish that can handle the source water at it hardest in case of large changes down the road although long term they rarely should be needed very often.

Nice lilies BTW. Flowering and all.

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The shotgun approach to a planted tank with an LED fixture

Small scale nitrogen cycle with a jar, water and fish food; no substrate, filter etc
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They are super gorgeous! I'm not sure if the flower is enough to get an ID on them, but that won't stop me from trying!!! STILL hoping mine does half as well for me, so sweet of you to share. <3
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Do you think your driftwood has an impact on the hardness? I've always wondered a bit. I think you've picked beautiful fish for your water, I've always thought cherry barbs were so cute.

I wish my brain was as mathematical as yours. I'm still at a bit of a loss as how to get dGH and such, I wish I could keep better tack of my water hardness but it's all a bit 'over my head' haha. I have the API GH/KH test kit but it's a bit confusing. Feels like chemistry class all over o.o

Also, I think the rasboras in QT are feeling a bit more at home...they've been spawning all day. I'm actually a bit curious if I'll get some fry, without kuhli loaches to eat the eggs...hrm. They may end up eating their own fry though.

Their colors are still SO pale compared to my four, it makes me sad :( Mine have such vibrant reds and blacks and oranges, and they're just...pale and whitish looking.
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They'll come along, dear. They will! Remember that aside from being new, they're still YOUNG, and so may not have fully grown into their coloration. :)

I often find myself wishing for a scientific mind, too - but it's okay. You have taddies and lillies on your back porch, and dodge crocodiles while tripping through a pond in search of fish and fun new plants to catch. And that's pretty darn cool, too. :D Have you read Byron's article? I found it very helpful :)
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