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  1. thekoimaiden
    08-01-2012 12:00 PM - permalink
    thekoimaiden
    I figured this wouldn't be a elephant nose tank because you were adding the knifefish. Do you still plan to get an elephant nose one day?

    Ouch. I can imagine the wood would be really expensive. What kind of wood can you scavenge from outside that is aquarium-safe?
  2. thekoimaiden
    07-31-2012 07:25 PM - permalink
    thekoimaiden
    I remember your elephant nose obsession, but I always thought you planned two tanks: an African biotope and a elephant nose tank.

    That's awesome that you tank got bigger. A 90 gallon tank is a force to be reckoned with. I've never looked into African fish as I don't imagine many people have. I had to look up that catfish, and they look really neat. Your tank will be unique for sure!!
  3. thekoimaiden
    07-31-2012 10:38 AM - permalink
    thekoimaiden
    I thought I had read that water sprite was on almost every continent. Good to know. One day I'd like to do a amazon "biotope" with discus as the centerpiece. It's great that I can count on water sprite to be among the floating plants.

    Did you model your tank after something someone else has done? Or is this your own creation?
  4. thekoimaiden
    07-30-2012 06:07 PM - permalink
    thekoimaiden
    Anything floating? I thought water sprite was originally African. If I get around to doing a biotope, I'm gonna be rather lax on the plants. You can only get but so specific or else you are only left with a few choices.
  5. kfryman
    07-30-2012 05:41 PM - permalink
    kfryman
    My girls are pretty peaceful, sometimes they do chase one another out of their little territory or spot, but no real fights. They are pretty relaxed most of the time. Tilda is the most aggressive, but she just chases a bit then stops.
  6. kfryman
    07-30-2012 05:33 PM - permalink
    kfryman
    Yes, I looked up my water, how big do they get?
  7. thekoimaiden
    07-30-2012 05:32 PM - permalink
    thekoimaiden
    I just went to look at the pictures in that thread. Awesome selection of fish! I can't wait to see it when it's done. :)
  8. kfryman
    07-30-2012 05:29 PM - permalink
    kfryman
    Would it be fine in 76 degree water with bettas?

    Sakura may be giving me her rummynose though as she is tearing down a tank, maybe, so I think shrimp might be a better option. I have also heard cherry shrimp will eat hair algae.
  9. thekoimaiden
    07-30-2012 10:11 AM - permalink
    thekoimaiden
    Haha! You called it. I'd put my 3 goldfish in there and add another 2. I actually plan to upgrade my 55 gallon to a 75 when I have the space and money. As for oddball fish I'm really not too sure as a lot of those need large tanks. What about some killifish? Not very common and males are just gorgeous. I've been looking into the loricariid catfishes recently; maybe you could do a river setup with a loricariid catfish in the substrate. Do you have any native fishes small enough to fit in that tank? Sorry it took me so long to get back to you. I was caught in the transit systems of the western world for 24 hours.
  10. kfryman
    07-30-2012 12:25 AM - permalink
    kfryman
    Thats the hard part I like them all! I will see if any of the petstores around me have any blue platies as those are super nice looking. I saw Petco had female cherry barbs so I may get them and a few males.

    I neeed to check if my LFS has any amano shrimp, I dont want to order them online as shipping and almost retail value suck for the wallet. I am gonna see about getting my light hung and put higher so the tank wont be getting huge amounts of light causing alage.

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    Just a small town girl, livin' in a lonely world!
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    Kingston, Ontario
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    Organic Agriculture Student
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