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07-17-2013, 09:57 PM #1Junior Member Guppy
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Hello From a New Member
Long time lurker; there is a treasure trove of information in these forums!
A bit about my tank:
30 gallon cycled tank
extremely hard water (off the charts of test strip)
79 degrees F
56 watts of T5
some visible algae
heavy vegetation (all sorts of stuff I don't know the name of. Mostly stem plants, a few rooted ones).
deep gravel substrate
no airstone; raised top-mounted filter for 9" deep splash
weekly 10-20% water changes + liquid plant fert
In the tank 1 year:
6 cardinal tetras; super bright, have gotten so much bigger over the last year
3 neon tetras; school with cardinals
5 espei rasboras; awesome for cycling
3 german blue rams; 2 males who always spar for the attention of the female
2 assassin snails
2 guppies that make babies all the time.
2 cherry shrimp; seeing them go from small and translucent to big and blood red has been awesome
3 otocinclus catfish; maybe not the wisest purchase (see RIP)
2 peppered cory cats
2 neon blue dwarf gouramis; i've never seen them fight, look great with the cardinals
1 grown loricaria catfish
1 grown siamese algae eater
RIP (in chronological order)
1 pleco; got stuck in an ornament, which has since been removed. this one me hit hard.
1 neon tetra; cause unknown.
2 otocinclus catfish; within days of purchase. see my first post if interested.
The SAE and Catfish were impulse buys by my 12 year old sister while I was at university. I am hoping to trade them for 1-2 more cory cats and gouramis in the near future, as they feel a bit large for the tank (esp the SAE).
Last edited by uqarni; 07-17-2013 at 10:07 PM.
07-17-2013, 11:06 PM #2
Welcome to the AC uqarni.
Sorry to read your RIP section, researching what you want will greatly assist in your future selections.Warning; Bulldog Pleco guarding my Sons tank now..
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07-17-2013, 11:23 PM #3
welcome to AC!
Last edited by sheamurai; 07-17-2013 at 11:26 PM.
07-18-2013, 12:32 AM #4
Welcome Aboard the AC.Perfection is not attainable, but if we chase perfection we can catch excellence.
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07-18-2013, 09:13 AM #5
Welcome to the AC....
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07-18-2013, 12:37 PM #6
Welcome to the forum!46 gal fw tank with black skirt tetras, neon tetras, spotted corys, cherry barbs, otoclinus, snails & 4 amano shrimp - plastic & live plants
5 gal QT
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07-18-2013, 12:59 PM #7Junior Member Guppy
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