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    Alright I think I am going to get a monster school of Cardinals... I researched and found some cool tanks with 15+ cardinals schooling in 45 gallon and up tanks.

    Should be able to add them fairly quickly as they have a small bio load...

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    Great choice my favorite fish by far. Just watch your nitrates, they are very sensative to higher than average nitrates.
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    Quote Originally Posted by steeler1
    Great choice my favorite fish by far. Just watch your nitrates, they are very sensative to higher than average nitrates.
    Will do!! I went by the LFS today and picked up a few plants to test out in my tank. I may have jumped the gun a bit, what am I missing to grow these properly. I know I will most likely need to swap my bulbs as they are the factory bulbs that came in the housings. I do have bioactive sand though. Will they stay alive with standard bulbs?

    Ill be doing some extra reading this evening so I can dial this in, the real plants look 100 times better then the fakes in my tank!!!

    Plants bought: Spiral grass, and I think Ludwigia.

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    Is that a neon tetra?
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    Quote Originally Posted by ~firefly~
    Is that a neon tetra?
    Yes it is, I had a few in a tank I made for my dad, I brought them home and put them in my tank. I had expected to buy some yesterday but the store was out... I didn't want to shock the tank by dumping 20 in at once, so I figured I would add 5-7 ever couple of days.

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    An update:

    The plants made it through the night without Azule my crayfish tearing them apart. I just made sure there was enough room for him to walk around them as he likes to run the perimeter of the tank at night. Did some research also looks like I will be buying some higher wattage bulbs too. The bulbs I have are whopping 17 watts each lol.

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    You will lose fish constantly to the crayfish - they do not mix with most smaller fish; neons rest near the bottom at night (they will try but attacks will drive them back to swiming; some will fail in their escape) and the crayfish will hunt at night. Not a good mix.

    AS for bulbs, wattage is not really the whole issue: the color temperature is critical - wrong spectrum bulb will not help plants; others here can help on that issue.
    Last edited by Cermet; 12-29-2012 at 02:46 PM.
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    A 75 gal with eight Discus, fake plants, and a lot of wood also with sand substrate. Clean up crew is down to just two Sterba's Corys. Filters: continuous new water flow; canister w/UV, in-tank algae scrubber!! Finally, junked the nitrate removal unit from hell.

    For Fishless cycling:

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    Thanks Cermet.

    Does anyone else have experience with crayfish and disturbing my tetras? Should I look into a different species for my schooling region of the tank?

    Thanks in advance. Going to a different LFS today to see what they have. Would love to have some suggestions for when I get there!

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    I'm confused. I thought you were getting cardinals?

    I really wouldn't add any more neons until you rehome the crayfish.
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    Are we saying cardinals will be ok and not the neons... Didnt think there was much difference.
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