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Old 03-07-2012, 05:08 PM   #21
 
Lot's of replies, and I am way the newbie here...

Given that keep it simple.

Make the bed and they will lay in it. I would say stay away from big tetras like congos. whiptail cat I think is okay.Tetras maybe rummynose or even red eye's.

If you overthink it, they will know.
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Old 03-18-2012, 06:42 PM   #22
 
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Bought a 48" dual T8 fixture, technically a shop light but housed similar to aquarium fixtures (lights won't sit on glass).

Think this will be enough? It would leave a foot on each end without a direct light overhead. Not sure if enough would spill over to keep the ends growing. They had a couple 24" fixtures, but they have to be hanging, no reflectors to keep the tubes off the glass. I'm going to keep looking though.
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Old 03-20-2012, 07:48 AM   #23
 
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I've also decided to drop the Khuli Loach, and in their place have 12 cory catfish, a second bristlenose (hopefully 1 male 1 female), and possibly a whiptail catfish.
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Old 03-23-2012, 01:03 PM   #24
 
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Anyone have any comments on the 48" dual T8 fixture?

I also want to confirm that Harlequin Rasbora are okay with Angels? I saw them in a fish store and rather liked them. They look so small though, but that might just be because they're juveniles. I should think they are not too small to be considered food, profile says they get to be up to 2 inches.

I haven't been able to find Diamond Tetras anywhere locally.
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Old 03-23-2012, 01:33 PM   #25
 
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Cherry Barb was another consideration, I'm not sure if they would nip fins.
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Old 03-24-2012, 10:31 AM   #26
 
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On the light, that will be plenty.

On the rasbora, yes, this genus is mentioned in the angelfish profile as suitable.

On the barb, I wouldn't.
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Old 03-24-2012, 11:20 AM   #27
 
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for something a bit more geographically authentic, something like Rosy Tetra would be nice, there are several similar species that would work, but not your Serpae
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Old 03-26-2012, 09:15 AM   #28
 
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On the light, that will be plenty.

On the rasbora, yes, this genus is mentioned in the angelfish profile as suitable.

On the barb, I wouldn't.
Thanks. What is it about the Cherry Barb that wouldn't work? I know Tiger Barb are nippers.

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for something a bit more geographically authentic, something like Rosy Tetra would be nice, there are several similar species that would work, but not your Serpae
No way will I have Serpae Tetra in this tank. I have them in a 20g.




I'm pretty sure I'll go with the Diamond's for sure. It's always the devil in the details and I kept adjusting what I want. So many options... I need more tanks! I've also considered just doubling the Diamonds school to 20, and not having another mid-level swimmer to go with the Angels. I haven't seen tanks with larger than normal (in the aquarium) schools to know if they look good and have interesting behavior versus two schools of 10.
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I'm pretty sure I'll go with the Diamond's for sure. It's always the devil in the details and I kept adjusting what I want. So many options... I need more tanks! I've also considered just doubling the Diamonds school to 20, and not having another mid-level swimmer to go with the Angels. I haven't seen tanks with larger than normal (in the aquarium) schools to know if they look good and have interesting behavior versus two schools of 10.
Just my personal taste, but I would stay with characins as a match with angels. And I woudl have two groups which wold make a nice contrasting display. The Roberts Tetra or Rosy Tetra would work well, adding some colour. Plus the diamonds of course.
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