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  1. #1

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    3 Not allowed!
    A couple weeks ago I got something that would make the perfect stand for a 40 breeder in my room. My original intentions were to do a reef, but I'm trying to keep my budget for the "finished" tank around $400 instead of $1400. I've never done a strictly Asian biotope before, so that's what I've decided for this tank. Going to try to get a large piece of Malaysian driftwood as a centerpiece and have a few smaller ones also in the tank.

    Equipment:
    40 gallon breeder
    36"-48" Current USA Freshwater LED Plus fixture
    150W Heater
    Canister filter (whatever I can get for a good price on eBay)

    Fish:
    3 Pearl gouramis
    15 harlequin rasboras
    7 zebra danios
    5 angelicus botia loaches

    Plants (some of them):
    Crinum sp. thaianum
    Ceratopteris
    Hygrophila
    Cryptocoryne
    Rotala
    Aponogeton

    Substrate:
    Small gravel or large sand
    Peat and/or laterite under primary substrate

    And the lovely first picture of the tank
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    I like your stocking plan ...... but the loach's might get a little big for a 40g, your right there but....

    You can never go wrong with Harleys though
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    I like the fish and plants you have picked out! I love pearls, and I just recently got some aponos from a member here. Very cool plants.

    What kind of hygros were you looking at? I have the angustifolia and four or five of them have turned into a huge forest for my fishies :) Here's a shot of my hygros; they grow like weeds and really fill out nicely.

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    Quote Originally Posted by steeler58 View Post
    but the loach's might get a little big for a 40g, your right there but....
    They're gonna be a tight squeeze! I might just do three, but I'd like to do five since they do shoal.

    Quote Originally Posted by BluewaterBoof View Post

    What kind of hygros were you looking at?
    I don't have anything specific in mind. It will come down to what is readily available at the LFS. Your plants look great!

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    Instead of Zebra danios, I would like to suggest; glowlight danio's; one of the newer species of danio and very neat looking, if you can find them I would get 10 ;-)

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  6. #6

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    The glowlights are definitely cool. If I can find some and they're a reasonable price, I might do them instead.

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    No glowlight danios at the LFS, and to have them ordered will probably end up costing me like $4-$6 a pop. I am also going to have to source my plants from somewhere else, as their selection is pretty slim as far as Asian plants go.

    I think I'm going to revise my stock a little bit to add a bit more color to the tank, and reduce the number of large fish.

    3 Pearl gouramis
    12 harlequin rasboras
    7 zebra danios
    5 cherry barbs
    3 angelicus botia loaches

    I also posted some stuff for sale on ebay tonight in hopes of coming up with a little more funding for the tank. I'm currently not working, so it is a slow-go at this point.
    Last edited by AABatteries; 09-18-2015 at 11:25 PM.

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    I like it but please get 8-10 Cherry barbs, they will be happier and their bio-load is not that great ;-)
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    Quote Originally Posted by steeler58 View Post
    I like it but please get 8-10 Cherry barbs, they will be happier and their bio-load is not that great ;-)
    Alright, you've convinced me!

    In other news, my bigger ticket item on ebay sold. So, time to go find a filter or light and heater!

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    I think you'll be quite happy with your choices...

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