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  1. #1

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    Hello All!

    I have having a tough time deciding on which fish to stock my 38 gallon tall aquarium that I am getting back up today and this weekend. I will be cycling it, so I am in no rush, but want to see about also having live plants. I also cannot find the hoses for my Rena Filstar or the heater, so I have to go and get that as well.

    I am looking for community fish, but I would like some colorful, more exotic fish. I would rather start with some that are a little less expensive, until the tank is well established, though. Everything that I have seen at the store that looked nice is either an Apisto or another semi-aggressive. I like Blue Emperor Tetras so far. :)

    Water quality is good from the tap, soft. I have a RO and DI filter as well, which I used to mix with my super hard tap before I moved. I am going to take a sample in and let the LFS run their tests and compare with my results.

    Any thoughts would surely be appreciated!

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    I looked up the tetras - they are pretty little fish (kind of like neon tetras but with a different color scheme) - none locally by me which is why I looked them up.

    What I read said they prefer lots of hiding places so a planted tank is a good idea.

    You could get a nice sized group of them (like 10-15) and it would be pretty.

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    Here's an old favorite that's hardy, usualy available, and inexpensive, the Glowlight tetra, a big scholl of them would look great in your tank, IMO.

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    Those are nice. I will add them to the list! Thanks!

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    Quote Originally Posted by steeler1 View Post
    Here's an old favorite that's hardy, usualy available, and inexpensive, the Glowlight tetra, a big scholl of them would look great in your tank, IMO.

    ^hey... I heard my name.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Hardy85 View Post
    ^hey... I heard my name.
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    well last name lol

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    Tall tanks are ideal for less active fish. If you do have soft water, the options are endless. BTW, you should be able to get the numbers for GH (hardness) and pH from your municipal water supply people, likely on their website.

    Assuming soft or very soft water, pencilfish are well suited to taller tanks. Hatchetfish in the genus Carnegiella (but not with the beckfordi pencil, the others are OK). Some vertical chunks of wood and/or branches, with java moss on them, sand substrate. Ember Tetra are colourful. Corys. Some "oddities" like Farlowella vitatta, Rineloricaria parva, as both of these love grazing surfaces vertically. The so-called blue emperor you mentioned, Inpaichthys kerri, might be a bit active here, and prefers length rather than height as it like to swim laps. For reddish-mauve colour, the Rosy Tetra or Roberti Tetra. Cardinal tetra, or the false/green neon tetra.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Hardy85 View Post
    ^hey... I heard my name.
    Lol!

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    All great recommendations from everyone, thank you!

    I did get the aquarium up yesterday, and ordered some new seals and orings for my filter that has been in storage for a bit. It is filtering, you just do not want to move the hoses around much. I am keeping a close eye on it. lol. Cycling has started.

    My list has grown a bit. I did have cardinal tetras on it, but also wanted to include some rasbora tetras, so they made the list. Glowlight tetras, and now pencilfish!

    I am still looking for some good sized driftwood, but everything I am finding locally is way too big, or small. I am running by a few stores this afternoon to see what I can find. My large rocks are all still in storage. :/

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