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  1. #21

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    I have always really loved Black Rubies...just one of those fish Ive always meant to keep but never got around to doing so. I am afraid they would get lost in the reds/browns of my crypt garden. The pentazonas would really appeal to my SOs love of Tiger barbs and they may stand out a bit more in the scape. As they only grow to 2" I would have a large group of them of course. I would also be willing to have some floating plants to shade the tank and I am sure my stems will frequently get out of hand before a trim so they will have some shade from the lighting.

    Working around say 18 Pentazonas what would you all suggest for the rest. I do want a bottom dwelling species and a "star" fish.

    Thanks for the awesome input it is really helping
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  2. #22

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    What will the bottom be like? Sand or not? Any un planted space? Are you letting go of tge idea of unusual species.?

  3. #23

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    Quote Originally Posted by MCHRKiller View Post
    I have always really loved Black Rubies...just one of those fish Ive always meant to keep but never got around to doing so. I am afraid they would get lost in the reds/browns of my crypt garden. The pentazonas would really appeal to my SOs love of Tiger barbs and they may stand out a bit more in the scape. As they only grow to 2" I would have a large group of them of course. I would also be willing to have some floating plants to shade the tank and I am sure my stems will frequently get out of hand before a trim so they will have some shade from the lighting.

    Working around say 18 Pentazonas what would you all suggest for the rest. I do want a bottom dwelling species and a "star" fish.

    Thanks for the awesome input it is really helping
    I was going to say; with the way you can plant a tank, lighting would not be a problem with any species.
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  4. #24

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    Still open to unusual species or atleast those not seen everyday at say petsmart or other large box pet shops.

    There will be some areas unplanted, probably not a ton of unplanted landscape though. I have also considered leaf litter but am not 100% on the idea yet. The substrate will be about an inch of organic soil topped with a 2" mix of pool filter sand and small gravel.
    20G High-Tech Planted|50G High-Tech Planted|50G Goldfish Tank|56G Column Low-Tech Planted

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  5. #25

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    Well, for midwater I'm sticking to http://www.aquaticcommunity.com/aqua...2814&p=1159697 which I think is pretty original.

    For the bottom, can you get hara? Some lovely bottomw dwellers in that family.

  6. #26

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    Everyone always does corys or plecos... go for some loaches. =]
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  7. #27

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    Just a couple of more smaller peaceful barbs to suggest, Puntius rhomboocellatus and Pethia bandula.
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    Once you learn to quit, it becomes a habit.
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  8. #28

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    Thank you everyone for the wonderful suggestions! You have given me much insight and inspired a lot of thought. Here is what I am planning for right now:
    2 Paradise fish(M/F pair)
    18 Pentazona Barbs
    12 Zebra Loaches
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  9. #29

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    Heck yeah, that's going to be awesome! =]

    I've always wanted a Paradise fish and the others are going to be a ton of fun. Can't wait to see.
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    When in doubt, ask yourself... W.W.L.S (What would Lee Say)?

  10. #30

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    I agree...Paradise fish really do need to make a comeback especially the standard colored ones, the males are just stunning. I hope it winds up being a very active and stunning setup
    20G High-Tech Planted|50G High-Tech Planted|50G Goldfish Tank|56G Column Low-Tech Planted

    4x75Gs coming soon

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