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Will it be too many fish in my tank?
Old 11-23-2010, 02:17 PM   #11
 
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Thanks for all your help, it's been a tough time figuring all this out, I'll get 6 black neons, 2 honey or dwarf gouramis(can't decide yet), 3 otos, and 6 corydoras. If their is still room I might consider more fish. Quick question, will it matter for instance I see one healthy red male dwarf gourami and one healthy blue female dwarf gourami? Or is it only okay if the dwarfs are the same color variation?
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Old 11-23-2010, 02:39 PM   #12
 
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Thanks for all your help, it's been a tough time figuring all this out, I'll get 6 black neons, 2 honey or dwarf gouramis(can't decide yet), 3 otos, and 6 corydoras. If their is still room I might consider more fish. Quick question, will it matter for instance I see one healthy red male dwarf gourami and one healthy blue female dwarf gourami? Or is it only okay if the dwarfs are the same color variation?
The various morphs of the Dwarf Gourami are all the same species, so nothing will matter. If they should spawn, I've no idea what may result.

Sounds good. On the corys, you can have 3 of one species and 3 of another, that makes it more interesting, as some of them are quite "comical."
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Old 11-23-2010, 02:45 PM   #13
 
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Yeah, that would be cool if they do I might post a picture on here. I might consider the 3 of each corydoras idea. Thanks for all your help. Quick question, which are hardier and better starting of a tank black neon tetras or lemon tetras.
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Yeah, that would be cool if they do I might post a picture on here. I might consider the 3 of each corydoras idea. Thanks for all your help. Quick question, which are hardier and better starting of a tank black neon tetras or lemon tetras.
If its planted, won't matter which.
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Old 11-23-2010, 03:02 PM   #15
 
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Yes, it is planted, do black neons need subdued lighting. Just wondering.
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Yes, it is planted, do black neons need subdued lighting. Just wondering.
Yes, which is to say not brighter than necessary for the plants; plus some floating plants helps. All tetra with few exceptions come from quiet dimly-lit streams and flooded forest.
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Old 11-23-2010, 03:52 PM   #17
 
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would a piece of tinfoil under the lights provide sufficent subdued lighting

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Old 11-23-2010, 05:15 PM   #18
 
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would a piece of tinfoil under the lights provide sufficent subdued lighting
With the right sort of tube/bulb it won't be that bright. Light has to get through for the plants; you just don't want it m,ore than necessary for that purpose. Floating plants, which can be specific floating plant species or stem plants allowed to float, are ideal; fish see more relaxed when they have floating cover.
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Old 11-23-2010, 07:35 PM   #19
 
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I put the piece of tinfoil around the center of the light since there aren't many plants there. Well actually none, the sides get light as that is where the most plants are. But, if not, what are good floating plants that are cheap. My friend has recommended bannanaplant. But, I think thats not a floating plant. I'm thinking water sprite. If I do get that, how many should I get?
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Old 11-23-2010, 07:41 PM   #20
 
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I put the piece of tinfoil around the center of the light since there aren't many plants there. Well actually none, the sides get light as that is where the most plants are. But, if not, what are good floating plants that are cheap. My friend has recommended bannanaplant. But, I think thats not a floating plant. I'm thinking water sprite. If I do get that, how many should I get?
Banana plant will (if it lives) send leaves to the surface, but this plant is not easy and while some have luck with it many others do not; it also from what I've read from experts rarely lasts beyond a year.

Water Sprite is incredible. One plant is all you'll need. Once established, it produces numerous daughter plants on several of the leaves, and these can be removed as new plants. I toss out plants almost every week from my Asian tanks where I have this floating, and the original plant I bought some 12 years ago and have had plants ever since.

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