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post #11 of 66 Old 05-15-2011, 09:06 PM Thread Starter
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I'm terribly impatient, haha. If needed, can I gross the moss in like a betray bowl or something if it's not enough?
I do have a small bonsai tree too, I guess I should start with a little bit for that tree and see how it comes out. :) I'm excited to try it. I figured I should probably pop all the leaves off. It leaves little brown "twigs" all over for me to tie the moss too. Hopefully it'll grow in nicely!

And Yepp, they call it Florida sunset.. if it is from FL, it probably helps that I live in South Carolina. I'm glad I found the place, it's just down the road from work and now I'm not limited to petco and petsmart. And they have German Blue Rams, which I'm hoping to work up to putting in my tank. :)
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post #12 of 66 Old 05-15-2011, 10:27 PM
Baby tears wouldn't work and angels wouldn't work either

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post #13 of 66 Old 05-16-2011, 01:12 AM Thread Starter
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An angelfish wouldn't fit in a 28 gallon tank?
And I, like I said, don't know much of anything about plants. Not sure why or why not baby tears would work, but I wasn't planning on getting those since they're hard to grow.
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Angels need a taller tank I believe, since they can get quite large.

Baby's tears just need high-light and a sandy substrate is all.

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post #15 of 66 Old 05-16-2011, 09:22 PM
yeah plus angels like groups of five to spread the agression

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12 Hemmigrammus Bleheri
2 Botia Lohachata
1 Botia Straita
1 Ancistrus Sp.
6 Poecilia Reticulata




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ADA: Do!aqua Iwagumi 10 gallon size!
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7 Ghost shrimp
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post #16 of 66 Old 05-16-2011, 09:35 PM Thread Starter
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You can keep one angelfish or a pair of angelfish and there is no aggression. And the minimum tank height for the typical angelfish is 18", my tank is 19". The guys at my lfs said my tank is large enough for one with some tank buddies, or two by themselves. I was going to get just one as a "focal point" and some schooling fish to add a little "flair", or possibly work my way up to some blue rams, but I know I'll probably need to add another cave-like structure to the tank.
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Thank you, redchigh for the suggestions! I'm working on finding a new home for my bamboo I guess, although it has been growing steadily. I like they way it looks, I wish there was a good looking fake version of lucky bamboo.

I went to a local aquarium supply place but they said they were low on plants at the time. I was able to grab some crypt wendtii, but only the green and sunset colors. I grabbed some though, and another kind of crypt that looks like a grass. I rearranged things a bit and it's starting to look like a jungle. I also found some nerite snails. :)

I love the idea for moss on the bonsai tree. The leaves even pop off So I could probably just replace them with moss. Do you have any guess on how much moss it might tank to do that? I can only find it online, and with shipping, I'd like to get a sufficient amount so I don't have to pay for shipping more than once.
I still want my mosimo balls, then I think I may be done. At least for now.

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post #18 of 66 Old 05-17-2011, 02:28 AM Thread Starter
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Thank you! :)
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post #19 of 66 Old 05-17-2011, 08:16 PM
blue rams IMO don't work with angels and have learned from experience

38 gallon :
Pelvicachromis Taeniatus Nigerian Red not yet breeding pair
4 Pangio Kuhli
12 Hemmigrammus Bleheri
2 Botia Lohachata
1 Botia Straita
1 Ancistrus Sp.
6 Poecilia Reticulata




The Wet Spot Portland Oregon!!!!!!

ADA: Do!aqua Iwagumi 10 gallon size!
7 Clown Killies
7 Ghost shrimp
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post #20 of 66 Old 05-17-2011, 08:22 PM Thread Starter
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Oh. I'd read peoples suggestions and that was one of them. Do you have any suggestions? Right now I've got 5 harlequin rasboras (if that's how it's spelled). And two African dwarf frogs, and three nerite snails.

I know you said an angel wouldn't work, should I go for the blue rams and something else instead? Or just blue rams with schooling fish? I thought they'd do best as a pair. Or, if I can get an angelfish, what would be a good fish in addition to that and my rasboras? Should I just have an angel and some schooling fish and keep it at that?


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