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12-28-2012, 08:12 PM #21
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...
12-28-2012, 09:07 PM #22
Great choice my favorite fish by far. Just watch your nitrates, they are very sensative to higher than average nitrates.Perfection is not attainable, but if we chase perfection we can catch excellence.
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12-29-2012, 12:50 AM #23
0Originally Posted by steeler1
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.
12-29-2012, 10:29 AM #24
12-29-2012, 01:36 PM #25
0Originally Posted by ~firefly~
12-29-2012, 01:40 PM #26
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.
12-29-2012, 01:43 PM #27
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 01:46 PM.
12-29-2012, 02:11 PM #28
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!
12-29-2012, 05:46 PM #29
12-29-2012, 06:15 PM #30
Are we saying cardinals will be ok and not the neons... Didnt think there was much difference.65 Gallon Tall 4' long Planted aquarium, Eheim 2217
Stock: 6 Roseline's, 6 Peppered Corys, 4 Oto's, 5 Giant Danios, 4 Rosey Barbs, 2 Ruby Rams-Male-Female, 1 F German Ram, 2 Dwarf Gourami, 2 Angle Fish, 3 shrimp.