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post #21 of 34 Old 10-25-2006, 06:43 PM
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Andrew, you'd better give Threadfin Rainbows a try. With a lot of dorsal fin displaying, your tank gets even busier aside from the shoaling cardinals, moving shrimps and darting praecox rainbows.

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post #22 of 34 Old 10-27-2006, 08:24 PM Thread Starter
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you know i have thought about buying some but they are just so damn expensive here, like £5 a pair- no thanks lol.
Stick to my dream of cardinals i think- 50-80 at 50peach, i know they will only be babies at this price but its still a bargain.
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post #23 of 34 Old 10-29-2006, 04:57 AM
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Awesome tank you have and greta pics. Welcome to the forum also :D


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post #24 of 34 Old 10-29-2006, 06:47 AM
Shrimps aren't territorial. I keep RCS (Red Cherry shrimp), Amanos, and Bamboo shrimps, including some unknown amano size shrimp. None show any type of territorial dispute. I find the RCS walking going all over the place, without any regards on what shrimp they step on. LOL

I like the tank. Love riccia. I wish I could grown them, but I'm going low tech, so no chance of them surviving.
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post #25 of 34 Old 10-29-2006, 11:26 AM Thread Starter
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Funny- well i read that somewhere- people have different experience dont they- right then the cheapest shrimp i find will be in my tank from now on lol
I have just changed my centre tubes, i have some crypts in my tank so i cant change the tubes all in one go for fear of turning the crypts into mush
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post #26 of 34 Old 11-09-2006, 03:38 PM Thread Starter
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Ok i had an accident at the start of the month, too much co2 went into the tank somehow, dont ask me how it just did, and i cooked all but 3 shrimp.
So i have now bought 9 so i am back on 12 ish again woo! This is a bit of a setback as i had intended to up the number of shrimp as the plant mass grew, i need many hands in there cleaning away. So i have to save and spend twice :(

Anyway i have just done another major water change so the tank is resting after this, and what with the absence of shrimp for a week the tank is not looking its best, there are algae whips here and there- but now the shrimp are back in force hopefully this will be taken care of.

I had also planned this week to buy a dozen ottos, sadly the supply at the LFS was contaminated with white spot- so i shall have to wait patiently once more :(

I really thought i would be getting my shoal of cardinals ready for christmas but it doesnt look like this will happen :( i really want the cleaning troop in there ready first 25 shrimp 15 ottos before introducing fish, o well.

What else have i done, i have changed 2 of my 4 tubes and what a difference this has made, will change the remaining 2 after payday well before christmas definetly, and i have also softened the water now, connuctivity meter reads less than 200 ppm, gh is down to 2. the reason for doing this is that i had too much salt in the tank and it had pushed the plants too far with fert, this had thrown the chemistry off balance and the plants were not growing, so by softening the water i aim to then bring it back up to a gh4 and a 300ppm its hard to make sense in writing, but its working in practice lol :)

Anyway i have taken some pictures, excuse the algae wips

can anyone id this plant for me??

I dont plant my java in the shade, and it seems to like the light in my tank

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post #27 of 34 Old 11-09-2006, 03:58 PM
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Sorry to hear about the shrimps Andrew, but stunning pictures. Looks lovely as always
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post #28 of 34 Old 11-11-2006, 10:37 AM
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A beautifyl tank you've got there. Well done. Very natural, I love the grass stuff at the bottom. :D
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post #29 of 34 Old 11-11-2006, 04:45 PM
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Awesome mate, great aquascaping.

there's a storm a coming........
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post #30 of 34 Old 12-02-2006, 04:23 PM
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Hi and welcome andrew i like the fish you got in there. How long did it take you to put it together?
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