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Old 07-18-2011, 09:11 AM   #11
 
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Yes, they are Boehlkea fredcochui. They are playful, active fish. Should be fine with Glowlights, and a nice contrast in colouration. I would not add any sedate fish though, like gourami. Some substrate fish will be fine.
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Old 07-18-2011, 09:18 AM   #12
 
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I was thinking about doing the glowlights next weekend and then possibly a whiptail catfish the week after that as you had suggested. Will this still be okay? Maybe corys down the road but not for a while.
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Old 07-18-2011, 10:01 AM   #13
 
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I was thinking about doing the glowlights next weekend and then possibly a whiptail catfish the week after that as you had suggested. Will this still be okay? Maybe corys down the road but not for a while.
Sounds fine.
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Old 07-19-2011, 05:12 AM   #14
 
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That is looking good so far....wish I could have figured out rock formations before I planted my tank :(
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Old 07-22-2011, 05:30 PM   #15
 
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Thanks for all the comments!!

So this week Ive seen some more growth, especially in my Wisteria. I added 2 anacharis to give my tetra some more places to hide. I also uprooted one of my (what I believe to be) water spirte and allowed to to float for some cover.

My new inhabitants are:

7 Cochu's blue tetra added last weekend
8 Glowlight tetra added yesterday

So far everyone is doing well.. the colors of these 2 fish are absolutely gorgeous against each other and I cant wait til my water sprite covers more of the surface for some subdued lighting and really helps the colors pop!

I tried to take a few pictures of the fish but its really hard to catch them without a flash on my digital camera.

Anyways! Heres my 2 week picture update. Looking back at my first picture it is crazy how much growth there has been in such a short time!
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Old 07-27-2011, 09:59 PM   #16
 
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Very nice I wish I could find those at my petsmart.
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Old 07-28-2011, 08:35 AM   #17
 
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cue fishes and nice tank
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Old 07-29-2011, 06:42 PM   #18
 
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Thanks all!

So this week, I let one of my anacharis float for some more surface cover.

I bought a mystery snail.

I got 3 otos. They were all eating cucumber and then 2 just disappeared overnight. I looked under all my wood and rocks.. Im still baffled as to where they went. I had one of my powerheads turned off. Im starting to think they might have swam into it.. its the only place I cant check. If I dont see them by tomorrow I may just get 2 more.

Anyways.. All my tetra are doing great and I bought a few plants off of aquabid that should ship monday! Very excited since my LFS doesnt have TOO much variety. I'll post new pics when I get the plants.

Here are my pictures for this week. My wisteria is growing SO FAST! Its so beautiful though. Sorry for the dirty glass, I just did a water change and I need to get out the windex it seems!

OH! I also got a new light. I changed from the 50/50 55w 10k light to a 6700 65w light. I can already see a huge decrease in my previous algae problems..All i have left is the remnants of some string algae I'm still trying to get cleaned out..but no new growth. Its great!
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Old 07-29-2011, 06:46 PM   #19
 
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I just realized how much my anacharis has grown in just one week. WOW!!
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Old 07-29-2011, 09:41 PM   #20
 
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Very nice! I really like the way the driftwood seems to make a cave by leaning on the rocks.
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