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post #41 of 64 Old 09-17-2006, 01:23 PM Thread Starter
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hmmm that was a little confusing. I dont haev money right now or a ride to my LFS to get more so I just want to know how i would position them right now with what I have.

55 Gallon:1 Baby Bristlienose,1 Swordtail, 1 Bala Shark, 2 Common Pleco, 2 Clown Loaches, 2 angel fish,3 (look a like) rasbora Tetra's, 4 Black Skirt Tetra's, 4 Long-finned Gold Zebra Danios, 4 Cardinal Jumbo Tetra's,6 Red Eye Tetra's, 7 neon tetra's
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post #42 of 64 Old 09-17-2006, 01:29 PM
The plants just need time to fill in. :)
You don't need fancy rocks or anything, you could use items from your own yard as decorations in your tank.
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post #43 of 64 Old 09-17-2006, 01:36 PM Thread Starter
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They are on there way of filling in a little bit now but I dont want them to get really good roots just in time for me to pull them up and re-position them. I would rather do it now than than. Thats why I'm asking everyone for there advice on where I should position them knowing that I have pic's of my tank in this thread. So...with what I have know what does everyone think? What would make my tank look better/deeper/bigger?

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55 Gallon:1 Baby Bristlienose,1 Swordtail, 1 Bala Shark, 2 Common Pleco, 2 Clown Loaches, 2 angel fish,3 (look a like) rasbora Tetra's, 4 Black Skirt Tetra's, 4 Long-finned Gold Zebra Danios, 4 Cardinal Jumbo Tetra's,6 Red Eye Tetra's, 7 neon tetra's
10 Gallon Nano Reef:1 Chocolate Starfish, many snails...Work is in progress...err
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post #44 of 64 Old 09-17-2006, 04:34 PM
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hi
i understand the problem you are having,
at the moment,it is looking a little empty.(but still nice)
what about if you put a couple of the smaller plants in the front
corners,but not too close to the front.
can you split the big plant maybe in to two ?
make a rock formation in the middle and if you can split the big plant
then maybe put the two either side of the rock cave.
hope i'm not confusing you. :)
have you got e-bay over there,as there are usually some
really good bargins to be had,especially when you are on a budget.
Brie had a good idea about rocks from your yard,(although you should test them first)
how about coconut huts,plant pots. ?

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 #45 of 64 Old 09-17-2006, 04:56 PM Thread Starter
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Thanks for the reply...
Yes I know it is looking a little empty. Especially the Middle and Right side..Your not confusing me to much. So what you are saying is the big plant I have, split it in two and than find some sort of rock formation somewhere around the house or something ( That will be hard I am really going to for the natural look ) and than put one half of the big plant on one side of the rock formation and the other half on the other side. The only problem I have with putting the little plants in front corners is that I dont want to decrease the view into the tank, because they will get bigger...It is going to be hard to find a good decoration for the middle of the tank. Ive been on the lookout for a nice piece of driftwood for the middle....
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55 Gallon:1 Baby Bristlienose,1 Swordtail, 1 Bala Shark, 2 Common Pleco, 2 Clown Loaches, 2 angel fish,3 (look a like) rasbora Tetra's, 4 Black Skirt Tetra's, 4 Long-finned Gold Zebra Danios, 4 Cardinal Jumbo Tetra's,6 Red Eye Tetra's, 7 neon tetra's
10 Gallon Nano Reef:1 Chocolate Starfish, many snails...Work is in progress...err
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post #46 of 64 Old 09-21-2006, 06:42 PM Thread Starter
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Okay so I just want to let everyone know that I'm getting a school of 10 or so cardinal tetra's and a fancy pleco and than I'm done adding to the tank. What does everyone think?

55 Gallon:1 Baby Bristlienose,1 Swordtail, 1 Bala Shark, 2 Common Pleco, 2 Clown Loaches, 2 angel fish,3 (look a like) rasbora Tetra's, 4 Black Skirt Tetra's, 4 Long-finned Gold Zebra Danios, 4 Cardinal Jumbo Tetra's,6 Red Eye Tetra's, 7 neon tetra's
10 Gallon Nano Reef:1 Chocolate Starfish, many snails...Work is in progress...err
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post #47 of 64 Old 09-21-2006, 07:01 PM
Make sure the cardinals are large enough that your angels won't eat them. :D
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post #48 of 64 Old 09-21-2006, 07:06 PM Thread Starter
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well, if my angels ever get any ideas on eating any fish it will be the neons, since they are smaller than cardinals. Thats why I'm going with cardinals is they are bigger....
Hmmmmm Now what fancy pleco shall I get?

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55 Gallon:1 Baby Bristlienose,1 Swordtail, 1 Bala Shark, 2 Common Pleco, 2 Clown Loaches, 2 angel fish,3 (look a like) rasbora Tetra's, 4 Black Skirt Tetra's, 4 Long-finned Gold Zebra Danios, 4 Cardinal Jumbo Tetra's,6 Red Eye Tetra's, 7 neon tetra's
10 Gallon Nano Reef:1 Chocolate Starfish, many snails...Work is in progress...err
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post #49 of 64 Old 09-21-2006, 07:21 PM
Oh yes, I forgot you have neons. :)
Now, if you're going to get a pleco, it must be a zebra pleco. Otherwise there's no point in getting one
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Oh yes, I forgot you have neons. :)
Now, if you're going to get a pleco, it must be a zebra pleco. Otherwise there's no point in getting one
Why zebra plec? To wipe out his bundle of cash? To at least prevent him from buying more fish.

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