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post #1 of 29 Old 12-05-2011, 11:23 AM Thread Starter
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Talking Tank is Set Up!

Hey guys,

Just got all the fish and live plants in the tank. So happy. I mean sure, it cost me a total of 70 but worth it!! :D (my LFS is a bit steep). Got 8 harlequin Rasboras who are all playing with the force from the filter at the moment and schooling nicely. The sucker fish (whiptail catfish) is happy, has already started cleaning (what it looks like he's doing anyway). The new plants are looking good (by the way Byron if you're reading I got the liquid fertiliser as you suggested), just hoping to go through a week with them still alive, then I'll be comfortable as this is my first time with live plants, I mean artificial look good, but real ones look so much better! I'll upload a pic later on, hot homework now but was dying to do the tank today :D

Edit: made a mistake, they had no whiptail catfish but they did have a bristlenose pleco, and after looking at the fish profiles it seems my 10 gallon is the right amount of space for one! Thankfully I only got one, would've been horrible to separate the one I'd keep from the other

"Don't leave something good, to find something better, once you know you had the best, the best has found better" -Drake

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10 Gallon Planted Freshwater Tank:

- 7 Harlequin Rasbora
- 1 Bristlenose Pleco

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post #2 of 29 Old 12-06-2011, 09:54 AM
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We need pictures. LOL

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55 gallon, 44 gallon, one 20 gallon tank, three 10 gallon tanks, and a 2.5 gallon all with real plants.

I have MTS and there is no cure.

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post #3 of 29 Old 12-06-2011, 10:25 AM Thread Starter
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Just took the plants out their pots so the water is slightly dirty looking because of gravel disturbance, get a pic when it all clears up and is back to normal. (About half an hour to 45 mins usually).

"Don't leave something good, to find something better, once you know you had the best, the best has found better" -Drake

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10 Gallon Planted Freshwater Tank:

- 7 Harlequin Rasbora
- 1 Bristlenose Pleco
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post #4 of 29 Old 12-06-2011, 10:29 AM
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Ok as long as its on its way I can wait for it. LOL ; )

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Amanda

Keeping fish its not a hobby it is a passion!

55 gallon, 44 gallon, one 20 gallon tank, three 10 gallon tanks, and a 2.5 gallon all with real plants.

I have MTS and there is no cure.

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post #5 of 29 Old 12-06-2011, 10:52 AM Thread Starter
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Btw I'm slightly concerned about the bristlenose pleco, he is always on the walls and rarely on the surface of the tank, I've got him shrinking foods but he doesn't notice them. Had him almost two days now and he hasn't eaten apart from whatever things he might have got from the sides of the tank. Do you think the piece of driftwood I'm getting him tomorrow will lure him down to the bottom for longer so he may be able to actually see the food falling when I pass it to him?

"Don't leave something good, to find something better, once you know you had the best, the best has found better" -Drake

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10 Gallon Planted Freshwater Tank:

- 7 Harlequin Rasbora
- 1 Bristlenose Pleco
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post #6 of 29 Old 12-06-2011, 10:56 AM
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I would not worry about him when he runs out of stuff to eat on the glass he will venture down to the lower levels in search of food and the driftwood will also entice him as well.

Kindest Regards,
Amanda

Keeping fish its not a hobby it is a passion!

55 gallon, 44 gallon, one 20 gallon tank, three 10 gallon tanks, and a 2.5 gallon all with real plants.

I have MTS and there is no cure.

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post #7 of 29 Old 12-06-2011, 11:00 AM Thread Starter
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Will he eat the driftwood and be happy with that? As of he doesn't notice the pellets when I for them him at least he will have a source of food

"Don't leave something good, to find something better, once you know you had the best, the best has found better" -Drake

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10 Gallon Planted Freshwater Tank:

- 7 Harlequin Rasbora
- 1 Bristlenose Pleco
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post #8 of 29 Old 12-06-2011, 11:11 AM
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He will still need the algae wafers it is my understanding that the driftwood aids in digestion but is not actually considered food.

Kindest Regards,
Amanda

Keeping fish its not a hobby it is a passion!

55 gallon, 44 gallon, one 20 gallon tank, three 10 gallon tanks, and a 2.5 gallon all with real plants.

I have MTS and there is no cure.

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post #9 of 29 Old 12-06-2011, 11:12 AM Thread Starter
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Good news! He went to the bottom to search for food, so I put a pellet in. He was so close to it and I wished he would notice it (he was right next to it) then he sniffed it and I've never seen him move so fast, it was gone within seconds haha. I'll still get driftwood though, he'll be better off with it I imagine

"Don't leave something good, to find something better, once you know you had the best, the best has found better" -Drake

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10 Gallon Planted Freshwater Tank:

- 7 Harlequin Rasbora
- 1 Bristlenose Pleco
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post #10 of 29 Old 12-06-2011, 11:14 AM Thread Starter
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Do you want a picture later on tonight or one tomorrow with the driftwood in?

"Don't leave something good, to find something better, once you know you had the best, the best has found better" -Drake

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- 7 Harlequin Rasbora
- 1 Bristlenose Pleco
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