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post #11 of 20 Old 07-31-2012, 07:35 AM
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blue is a different color. looks nice. what is that in your tank ? a filter?
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post #12 of 20 Old 07-31-2012, 01:27 PM
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haha thanks everyone, umm it was either the blue or a reddish color and my partner and i decided on the blue color! stands out alot doesnt it, very glossy, especially in a dining room with white tiles and creamy colored walls! haha what you mean by rimless?? it has little glass edges so the glass lids sit on?
I mean does it have a trim, like most aquariums have.

55 gallon planted tank, starting over!!!( looking crappy, needs a major rescape)
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blue is a different color. looks nice. what is that in your tank ? a filter?
'you mean the very last photo?? yeah its a 1200L/H internal filter, 2 came with the tank im just going to use them for a while till i get something better, and also a 200w heater behind the ship wreck..
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I mean does it have a trim, like most aquariums have.
sorry jayy i dont think i totally get you?
i think it does?
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yeah i eventually want this planted but dont have an aquarium light and hood at this stage so not worth it? thanks :)
After seeing where the tank is situated, you could maybe peel off the backing and if sunlight comes through the window ?, be able to grow some low light plant's such as crypt's,anubia,water sprite,and maybe some floating pennywort without much need for a light over the top of the tank(just sayin).
Would not let the sunlight hit the tank for more than 6 or 8 hours to start lest algae becomes prevalent.
As for fishes,,lot's if not most of the tetra's that come in a variety of color's, would love the soft water.
Would stay away from livebearer's such as molly's,guppie's,platy's,swordtail's that all prefer/need,hard alkaline water to do well in the long term.

The most important medication in your fish medicine cabinet is.. Clean water.

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After seeing where the tank is situated, you could maybe peel off the backing and if sunlight comes through the window ?, be able to grow some low light plant's such as crypt's,anubia,water sprite,and maybe some floating pennywort without much need for a light over the top of the tank(just sayin).
Would not let the sunlight hit the tank for more than 6 or 8 hours to start lest algae becomes prevalent.
As for fishes,,lot's if not most of the tetra's that come in a variety of color's, would love the soft water.
Would stay away from livebearer's such as molly's,guppie's,platy's,swordtail's that all prefer/need,hard alkaline water to do well in the long term.
yeah it is a light area during the day that could work u know i can give that a go :) ill have a look into the plants u mentioned :) thanks, i have a separate tank for my live bearers, what would you stock ? i have angels what schooling type fish would u stocck with them?
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yeah it is a light area during the day that could work u know i can give that a go :) ill have a look into the plants u mentioned :) thanks, i have a separate tank for my live bearers, what would you stock ? i have angels what schooling type fish would u stocck with them?
Would note temp of water also, if sunlight hit's the tank for too long.
Many of the tetra species,barb's,don't appreciate water much warmer than 78 degrees F.
Larger bodied tetra's would be my choice for Angelfish who can, and sometimes do,,, eat the more streamlined fishes.
I have had success with Lemon tetra's,Bleeding heart tetra's,Emperor tetra's,Pristella tetra's.
Cardinal's and Rummy nose while pretty, and tolerant of warmer temp's,, make very good snacks for adult Angelfish in my expieriences as well as other's.
Larger tetra's such as Congo's ,Columbian,proved to boistrous for the Angelfish, and Serpae,Black phantom's,Black skirt's, were fond of nipping fin's of Young Angelfish but pretty much stayed clear of Adult's.
Check the fish profiles here and you can decide what interst's you.
It's gonna have to be your choice for you are the one who will be looking at it,caring for the fish.

The most important medication in your fish medicine cabinet is.. Clean water.
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Would note temp of water also, if sunlight hit's the tank for too long.
Many of the tetra species,barb's,don't appreciate water much warmer than 78 degrees F.
Larger bodied tetra's would be my choice for Angelfish who can, and sometimes do,,, eat the more streamlined fishes.
I have had success with Lemon tetra's,Bleeding heart tetra's,Emperor tetra's,Pristella tetra's.
Cardinal's and Rummy nose while pretty, and tolerant of warmer temp's,, make very good snacks for adult Angelfish in my expieriences as well as other's.
Larger tetra's such as Congo's ,Columbian,proved to boistrous for the Angelfish, and Serpae,Black phantom's,Black skirt's, were fond of nipping fin's of Young Angelfish but pretty much stayed clear of Adult's.
Check the fish profiles here and you can decide what interst's you.
It's gonna have to be your choice for you are the one who will be looking at it,caring for the fish.

thanks for you help mate, will see if my local stores have them, dont mind the look of all of them haha
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Off to a great start! Good work on the stand :)
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Off to a great start! Good work on the stand :)
thanks chesh :)
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