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post #11 of 21 Old 11-23-2008, 02:09 PM Thread Starter
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You guys all talked me into the black background. It looks great! I'll post a picture as soon as I get one. Thanks all!
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post #12 of 21 Old 11-23-2008, 02:11 PM
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Looking forward to the pic!!

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post #13 of 21 Old 11-23-2008, 02:24 PM
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You guys all talked me into the black background. It looks great! I'll post a picture as soon as I get one. Thanks all!
glad you liked the idea and it worked for you. :)

when you set up a new tank,hide an extra
sponge or two behind some decor,that way you have
something seeded for you next filter.
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post #14 of 21 Old 11-27-2008, 11:54 AM Thread Starter
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Here are a couple pictures of the tank with the black background, a definite improvement! Thanks for the tip.
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post #15 of 21 Old 11-27-2008, 11:57 AM
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It looks very nice!
What do you plan on stocking it with??

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post #16 of 21 Old 11-28-2008, 01:01 AM Thread Starter
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I'm planning on 6 danios (hopefully they all survive the cycle), 6 tetras (I'm thinking Lemon Tetra but can't make up my mind quite yet), and then some Panda Cory Cats on the bottom. I can't wait to get the thing cycled! I was really planning on the phantom tetras but I think with those and the Cory Cats I'd be lacking a lot of color. We'll see though.
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post #17 of 21 Old 11-28-2008, 06:00 PM
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You could do a fishless cycle and then you wouldn't need to include the danios in the final stocking plan if you didn't want to. If you want color you could go with neon tetras, bleeding heart tetras, or even some rasboras (not exactly tetras but close relatives).

I am loving the tank with the black background! Great job decorating :)

20 gallon long: 3 adult Neolamprologus similis + about 11 fry of various ages; low light planted tank
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post #18 of 21 Old 11-29-2008, 12:31 AM
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The tank looks great! I can't wait to see it full of fish.

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post #19 of 21 Old 12-05-2008, 01:41 AM Thread Starter
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You could do a fishless cycle and then you wouldn't need to include the danios in the final stocking plan if you didn't want to. If you want color you could go with neon tetras, bleeding heart tetras, or even some rasboras (not exactly tetras but close relatives).

I am loving the tank with the black background! Great job decorating :)
Thanks! The bleeding heart tetra was one of my first choices. I'm a bit worried about how large they get. I'd like to have at least six and I'm not sure if my 20g tall would suit them well. I just saw some harlequin rasboras today and really liked them! Now I don't know WHAT I'll get!
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post #20 of 21 Old 12-07-2008, 10:08 PM
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Tank looks great! I agree, a black background would look great!

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