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post #1 of 13 Old 08-01-2011, 06:16 PM Thread Starter
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Evening everyone,

Just wanted to introduce myself. On terminal leave from the Army and just moved into my new place in the Houston area.

My wife and I just celebrated our 2 year anniversary and she picked me up a 30gal freshwater tank.

Started with 5 blood fin tetras and one passed in the first week. The other 4 are almost right at a month in the tank and they are doing great. (Bright red tails and clear bodies) Today I added 3 Baby Blue Dwarf Gouramis and 1 Hiffin Spotted Pleco. No live plants yet....and you have to excuse the Colosseum lol.

Oh and the dog enjoys watching the tank.
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post #2 of 13 Old 08-01-2011, 07:37 PM
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Welcome to TFK ....your dog sure looks interested !!!
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post #3 of 13 Old 08-02-2011, 03:50 PM
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Smile Hi dhutch...

Welcome to the forum, I hope you enjoy it here!

Congrats. on your anniversary, that is a great gift that you both can enjoy!

UMM..Sorry but there are no excuses for the Colosseum....

That is one cute dog.
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Welcome to the forum, I hope you enjoy it here!

Congrats. on your anniversary, that is a great gift that you both can enjoy!

UMM..Sorry but there are no excuses for the Colosseum....

That is one cute dog.
I'll start looking for something more "natural" to put into the tank instead of the huge colloseum lol....
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post #5 of 13 Old 08-03-2011, 12:06 AM
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Welcome :)

I like the colliseum, more importantly I think your tetras would love it as well. I'm not famliar with that species of pleco, do you know how big they get? I'm wondering because many Plecos get well over a 1' long which is far too big for a 30g, although I know there are a few species that only get 6" or less which would be fine.
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Welcome :)

I like the colliseum, more importantly I think your tetras would love it as well. I'm not famliar with that species of pleco, do you know how big they get? I'm wondering because many Plecos get well over a 1' long which is far too big for a 30g, although I know there are a few species that only get 6" or less which would be fine.
18" is their max size, but by the time he reaches that he'll be in a new home at my dads in a 75gal tank. Unless I go big myself.....
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post #7 of 13 Old 08-03-2011, 03:59 AM
wow you gave a piece of rome to the fishes i was very nice of you.imo i like the colloseum i hink ading tall plants and moss near it will give it an atlantis look

5x2x2 aro,highfin bat,fei feng,ST,albino tinfoil,c.perch
4x1.5x1.5 planted tetras,harlequins,
otto,WMM,2 types of celebes rainbows,rcs,amano, bamboo,red ramhorns,MTS
3.5x2.5x2 flowerhorn,pleco
3x1.5x1.5 russel's lion,blue cleaner,sixline and leopard wrasse,maroon clown pair,green chromis,scorpion,tiger cowrie,turbo,lyretail anthias,jewel,anemone,star polyp,marbled and giant green mushi,zoa
2x1x1 nano sw shrimps
22 May 2012
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wow you gave a piece of rome to the fishes i was very nice of you.imo i like the colloseum i hink ading tall plants and moss near it will give it an atlantis look
I was tossing around the idea of keeping it and just adding some more plants.
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post #9 of 13 Old 08-03-2011, 04:06 AM
great idea totally same as mine sorry for the missing t's my keyboard seems to need a replacement

5x2x2 aro,highfin bat,fei feng,ST,albino tinfoil,c.perch
4x1.5x1.5 planted tetras,harlequins,
otto,WMM,2 types of celebes rainbows,rcs,amano, bamboo,red ramhorns,MTS
3.5x2.5x2 flowerhorn,pleco
3x1.5x1.5 russel's lion,blue cleaner,sixline and leopard wrasse,maroon clown pair,green chromis,scorpion,tiger cowrie,turbo,lyretail anthias,jewel,anemone,star polyp,marbled and giant green mushi,zoa
2x1x1 nano sw shrimps
22 May 2012
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UMM..Sorry but there are no excuses for the Colosseum....
I was only joking!
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