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post #11 of 124 Old 07-18-2011, 09:11 AM
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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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post #12 of 124 Old 07-18-2011, 09:18 AM Thread Starter
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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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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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post #14 of 124 Old 07-19-2011, 05:12 AM
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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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post #15 of 124 Old 07-22-2011, 05:30 PM Thread Starter
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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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post #16 of 124 Old 07-27-2011, 09:59 PM
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Very nice I wish I could find those at my petsmart.

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post #17 of 124 Old 07-28-2011, 08:35 AM
cue fishes and nice tank

5x2x2 aro,highfin bat,fei feng,ST,albino tinfoil,c.perch
4x1.5x1.5 planted tetras,harlequins,
otto,WMM,2 types of celebes rainbows,rcs,amano, bamboo,red ramhorns,MTS
3.5x2.5x2 flowerhorn,pleco
3x1.5x1.5 russel's lion,blue cleaner,sixline and leopard wrasse,maroon clown pair,green chromis,scorpion,tiger cowrie,turbo,lyretail anthias,jewel,anemone,star polyp,marbled and giant green mushi,zoa
2x1x1 nano sw shrimps
22 May 2012
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post #18 of 124 Old 07-29-2011, 06:42 PM Thread Starter
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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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post #19 of 124 Old 07-29-2011, 06:46 PM Thread Starter
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I just realized how much my anacharis has grown in just one week. WOW!!
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post #20 of 124 Old 07-29-2011, 09:41 PM
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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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Amanda

Keeping fish its not a hobby it is a passion!

55 gallon, 44 gallon, one 20 gallon tank, three 10 gallon tanks, and a 2.5 gallon all with real plants.

I have MTS and there is no cure.

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