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post #21 of 46 Old 08-28-2009, 01:33 PM
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Arunas, What kind of substrate are you using?
Eventually, I would like to change out the green/white gravel that came with my used tank.
I really like the look of what you are using.
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Arunas, What kind of substrate are you using?
Eventually, I would like to change out the green/white gravel that came with my used tank.
I really like the look of what you are using.
My tank is with dark surroundings (black gravel, background). It really helps fishes to be more colourful and bolder. Still I have an idea to make some changing of the interior Maybe even the next month..
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Ok, thanks.
In the picture it appeared to have more of a "rock shape", then aquarium gravel.
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post #24 of 46 Old 08-28-2009, 05:48 PM
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My tank is with dark surroundings (black gravel, background). It really helps fishes to be more colourful and bolder. Still I have an idea to make some changing of the interior Maybe even the next month..
Dark substrates will effect the colouration of many fish; when I recently moved the fish from my 70g to my 90g I changed gravel and the 90g is darker in overall shade than what was in the 70g. The change in colouration of some of the fish is very noticeable. The panda and similis corydoras darkened, as if to blend in more with the darker substrate. And the Hyphessobrycon metae darkened quite a bit, and are more out in the open now at the same time rather than spending more time hidden behind plants and bogwood. To me, this only supports what various authors have written, that these fish prefer a darker substrate to feel more protected--back to nature as it were.

Your photos are of two different tanks I think, one with black gravel and one with gray gravel? I think they are very beautiful, arunas. A very nice job indeed.

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post #25 of 46 Old 08-29-2009, 03:53 AM Thread Starter
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fish prefer a darker substrate to feel more protected--back to nature as it were.
Yes, I think so.

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Your photos are of two different tanks I think, one with black gravel and one with gray gravel?
Nea, I have just the one tank. I think the difference of gravels in my pictures is getting because of different light quality. My aquarium gravel is really black.
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post #26 of 46 Old 08-29-2009, 04:03 AM Thread Starter
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post #27 of 46 Old 08-29-2009, 05:20 PM
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You take beautiful photographs arunas, your fish are very clear with good detail and your plants look very healthy indeed. Fantastic thread, thanks for sharing your pictures!

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post #28 of 46 Old 08-29-2009, 05:31 PM
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Yes, great clear pictures. Keep them coming
What species of bristle do you have? I've never seen one with spots before.

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post #29 of 46 Old 08-30-2009, 08:52 PM
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Just so i know.
What is the list of the animals in your tank?
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post #30 of 46 Old 09-03-2009, 11:38 AM
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Very pretty tank awsome pictures.
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