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Old 10-23-2006, 06:10 PM   #11
 
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Awesome find! And incredible save!
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Old 10-25-2006, 12:02 AM   #12
 
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Added a few things to the tank, but unable to upload any pics, maybe it's just my computer, hopefully I'll be able to add them soon so I can get some feedback from you guys.
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Old 10-26-2006, 10:53 PM   #13
 
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Finally able to upload some pics of the tank.

Here's a pic during a water change, added some rocks, a little wood, and some plants. The water is a little bubbly.



Here's a pic of my bigger Pleco, I think it's a common.


Here's the smaller one that was left in the tank, best pic I could get for now. Can you tell what type it is?


Still have a few more plans for the tank, would like to get more plants in there, and maybe more driftwood as well. More pics of the fish to come.
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Old 10-26-2006, 11:10 PM   #14
 
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Looks like a common plec to me (but I'm no expert). The aquarium is gorgeous and will be very amazing once you are finished with it. A background would look nice, and I love what you have done with the rocks so far. Before you add your goldfish to it you might want to consider what other fish you may want to keep. Goldfish are cold water fish and the rest of the tropicals will require heat. Don't let the goldfish get too comfy in the new tank if you are planning to get other fish such as cichlids or angels, etc, otherwise you will be limited as to what you can keep.

RE: cycling with danios as someone suggested, yes they are hardy fish but I work in a pet store selling fish and I hear from many customers that after the tank is cycled they don't care for their danios much, as they will greedily eat all of the food and can be fin nippers.

Have fun decorating and stocking your new tank, that is the fun part!
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Old 10-26-2006, 11:15 PM   #15
 
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'Tis a common plec.:)
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RE: cycling with danios as someone suggested, yes they are hardy fish but I work in a pet store selling fish and I hear from many customers that after the tank is cycled they don't care for their danios much, as they will greedily eat all of the food and can be fin nippers.
Which is why it is common to see people replacing danios with the fish they like.
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Old 10-26-2006, 11:23 PM   #16
 
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I'm pretty sure that's where my Goldfish are staying. I'm only stocking that tank with Fish that do well in cold water. My only slight concern is with the Plecos. I've read many different temperature preferences for them, some saying they do well as low as 66-68ºF, not quite sure how accurate that is. My tank is around 69 or 70ºF right now.

I do have plans to add more fish to the tank, but only ones that have similar preferences as Goldfish; like a few Corys, or some White Cloud Minnows.
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Old 10-27-2006, 12:01 AM   #17
 
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Different view. I'll have to take some better pics soon, this one came out blurry.

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Old 10-27-2006, 09:53 AM   #18
 
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Looking good mate, nice deal with the tank as well a real bargain by the sounds of things!

If you are looking for a pleco that will do well in slightly colder temperatures i would suggest looking at the Chaetostoma sp. of plecos, they are used to slightly cooler temperatures around 68-73 but will need a strong current and well oxygenated water to be happy. They are sold under the common name of Bulldog or Rubbernose pleco, happy hunting!!

the pleco second from the right in my sig is one of those if that helps!
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Old 10-27-2006, 10:11 PM   #19
 
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Thanks for the info xingu.

I think my next addition to my tank will be maybe 2 or 3 Weather Loaches. Been reading up on these guys and they seem real neat, and also prefer cold water.

And for the longest time I've been wanting to get a school of White Clouds, just a little nervous about keeping them with my growing goldies; wouldn't want them to be dinner for them!
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Old 10-28-2006, 05:15 AM   #20
 
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Thanks for the info xingu
No problemo dude, i forgot these but also commonly available is the Chinese hillstream loach or butterfly plec as its sometimes called here is a pic, these guys have the added advantage of being like a budgie..... CHEEP! hth


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