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post #11 of 56 Old 01-25-2010, 10:59 PM Thread Starter
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I use this in fine grade: QUIKRETEŽ - Sand - Commercial Grade

Twenty-Eight:
1 Otos, 6 Guyana Leaf Fish, 2 Malayan Leaf Fish, 1 Orange Head Tapajos, 4 Bronze Cories, 3 Peppered Cories, 2 Panda Cories, 1 Skunk Cory

Seventy-Five:
3 Thread-finned Acara, 1 Jurupari, 1 Spiny Eel, 1 Bristlenose Pleco, 1 Festivum, 1 Spotted Raphael


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post #12 of 56 Old 01-25-2010, 11:01 PM
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I'm gonna have to see if they have that here too; thanks Kelso!

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post #13 of 56 Old 01-26-2010, 01:08 PM Thread Starter
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Well after I pretty much just made myself feel like an idiot, I thought to myself...I have three tanks running with plenty of stuff I can use to seed my tank...so thus starts the addition of the sole survivor from whom the tank I bought from owned - The Silver Dollar, Survivor. He was in this tank for 6 years...5 of which he was totally alone. I seeded some material from my one filter and put it in the AC 500 I got. I figure there should be plenty of bacteria to handle this one fish in a 75. I also got my Filstar XP2 and it is quiet and beautiful!works without any problems whatsoever. It's a process. Next on the list: Plants!





Don't worry guys...this is TOTALLY temporary. I know silver dollars are a schooling fish...I will figure something out to make him comfortable. Unfortunately, I didnt have a choice. If I wanted the tank, he came with it. I don't like silver dollars =/

Twenty-Eight:
1 Otos, 6 Guyana Leaf Fish, 2 Malayan Leaf Fish, 1 Orange Head Tapajos, 4 Bronze Cories, 3 Peppered Cories, 2 Panda Cories, 1 Skunk Cory

Seventy-Five:
3 Thread-finned Acara, 1 Jurupari, 1 Spiny Eel, 1 Bristlenose Pleco, 1 Festivum, 1 Spotted Raphael



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Seeding will work just fine, that's how I set up all my tanks (expect for the initial first one) and then start stocking slowly. Just keep an eye on yur parameters *just in case* and all will be cool.
Donno if its just the pic looking this way, but one of your hoses coming of the canister (the 1 to the right rear in the pic) looks kinked, not ideal if that's the case (and not just the pic fooling me).

If you don't like Silver Dollar....why not take him to the LFS for exchange of XYZ other fish???

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post #15 of 56 Old 01-26-2010, 01:52 PM Thread Starter
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That's what I was considering. None of my LFS offer trade/discount when giving them a fish. I mean it's better than me having the one. But at the same time, I almost wanna keep him cuz like I said, he's a survivor. But he compromises what I wanna do...Plant the tank. Gah...I just hafta make the decision. Most likely I will trade him in, or give him to the fish store. I went and double checked the canister, it's all good. ;) It was "slightly bent" but I just turned the hose a little. Didn't do anything bad!

Twenty-Eight:
1 Otos, 6 Guyana Leaf Fish, 2 Malayan Leaf Fish, 1 Orange Head Tapajos, 4 Bronze Cories, 3 Peppered Cories, 2 Panda Cories, 1 Skunk Cory

Seventy-Five:
3 Thread-finned Acara, 1 Jurupari, 1 Spiny Eel, 1 Bristlenose Pleco, 1 Festivum, 1 Spotted Raphael


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post #16 of 56 Old 01-26-2010, 02:40 PM
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Yea that's a tough one...your tank, you need to know for yourself where its supposed to go in the future and if he'll fit in there or not

Alight glad to hear, hate hoses that sneak up and kink on you w/out saying anything

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post #17 of 56 Old 02-03-2010, 03:46 PM Thread Starter
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Update


Photo is a little blurry and the water hasn't fully settled. Those are my plants that I have ordered...just gotta make it a little more presentable!

Twenty-Eight:
1 Otos, 6 Guyana Leaf Fish, 2 Malayan Leaf Fish, 1 Orange Head Tapajos, 4 Bronze Cories, 3 Peppered Cories, 2 Panda Cories, 1 Skunk Cory

Seventy-Five:
3 Thread-finned Acara, 1 Jurupari, 1 Spiny Eel, 1 Bristlenose Pleco, 1 Festivum, 1 Spotted Raphael


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post #18 of 56 Old 02-03-2010, 04:46 PM
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Love, love, love it!! What is the reddish looking plant? I'm working on my plant list too so I can place my order with Mary
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post #19 of 56 Old 02-03-2010, 07:11 PM
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Ohhh that Pennywort is so gonna fill that back out nicely. Once it reaches the top/ or height you like, just pinch it off & stick it back in the ground that'll speed up filling it in for ya

What all else did you get, its a lil hard to see?

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post #20 of 56 Old 02-03-2010, 08:26 PM
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Yeah, every time I see pennywort it catches my eye right away. I can't wait to see the growth in this tank! Job well done, Kelso!
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