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    Quote Originally Posted by Slaphppy7 View Post
    Well, I guess so!...they are all gorgeous
    I totaly agree
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    Rainbow fish would work in your set up.

    This guy used Congo tetras in his.

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    Quote Originally Posted by RiversGirl View Post
    Please educate me: Are any of your above photos a hillstream loach?
    Hillstream loach is kind of a catch all for a lot of different types of loaches. All three of the gastromyzons would be considered hillstreams, as well as anything from the psuedogastromyzon and sewellia genera. There are a couple more.
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    Quote Originally Posted by gronlaura View Post
    Don't know if you've read these - a couple of great articles about setting up a river tannk -

    http://www.loaches.com/articles/hill...-the-fast-lane

    http://www.practicalfishkeeping.co.u...t.php?sid=5455

    From the second article -

    "Once your tank has cycled, start stocking with small ‘dither fish’ that will enjoy the fast flow and lower temperature. Some of the smaller danios, rasbora, and barbs make ideal candidates for this role as do the mountain minnows and other coolwater cyprinids such as species of Barilius."


    I will be following your set-up, as I am seriously considering setting up a hillstream tank this winter. I think the loaches are the way to go. It's the only reason I want this type of setup.
    Yes I've read those. Great articles. I gained a lot of knowledge from them. I lucked out and found a not so local fish store that will special order some hillstreams for me. I need to call back and get details on pricing. But it looks like I'll get them after all!! Though maybe not the exact species I want. Beggars can't be choosers. Other than Odessa Barbs, and Denison Barbs, what other ones do ya'll think would work in this tank? I'd love to have some Barilius, but I've read they can be rather aggressive and the hillstreams can't handle that.
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    @Steeler, I didn't think rainbows would be ok in a cold water tank. Or at least, room temperature tank. If that is the case, do you think a 40B would be large enough for say... turquoise rainbows? Or is that pushing it?
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    Ok I want to relist what we've come up with so far.

    Top and mid level swimmers:

    -Rasboras ssp. I'm thinking Scissortail Rasbora not sure what others
    -Danio ssp. Giant, dwarf, and pearl come to mind.
    -Barb ssp. I'm not sure about this one. Rosby, Odessa are the only two I think might work. Denison's are too big.
    -White Clouds for sure.
    -Rainbows ssp. Again, not sure. I thought they preferred warmer water (my tank will be about 70).
    -Any more I'm forgetting?

    Bottom dwellers.
    -Hillstream Loaches. I've got a place that will order them so yes, they are going.
    -Whiptail Catfish. Interesting fish, wonder how they will do with the loaches?
    -Peppered Cories. Really like these and I think they would do well with the loaches. Their diets are different so they shouldn't fight over food that much.
    -Gobies. Not sure what kind I'd get, there are a few out there but I think I'd have to special order them.
    -Bamboo shrimp. They would like the current, what about the temp?
    Increasing your biodiversity increases your stability.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Compass View Post
    For the top of the tank I'm looking at either Giant Danios or White Clouds. Leaning towards the danios. I'll need other bottom fish. I'm thinking two rubber lip plecos and possibly peppered cories.
    I would not go with the giant danios. I'd go with the Denison barbs. My Gdanios hang out middle to bottom.
    During lights out, they move to the top tho. But I'm not satisfied with them, and I think you'd feel the same.
    I'd even go with Congo tetras over the danios. Btw, keep it Asian, and forget about the plecos and corydoras.

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    Hi Compass. You are much more educated in this than I am, so I hope it is not too presumptuous of me to post things I find.

    I came across this article, found it interesting, thought of this project of yours, and wondered if you’d already read it. In case you’ve not: http://www.loaches.com/articles/hill...-the-fast-lane

    The diagram of the manifold (if you can force yourself to scroll beyond the gorgeous fish) was particularly fascinating, but perhaps that sort of thing is elementary to other members here. At any rate, I do hope it is OK for me to post this.
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    Quote Originally Posted by RiversGirl View Post
    Hi Compass. You are much more educated in this than I am, so I hope it is not too presumptuous of me to post things I find.

    I came across this article, found it interesting, thought of this project of yours, and wondered if you’d already read it. In case you’ve not: http://www.loaches.com/articles/hill...-the-fast-lane

    The diagram of the manifold (if you can force yourself to scroll beyond the gorgeous fish) was particularly fascinating, but perhaps that sort of thing is elementary to other members here. At any rate, I do hope it is OK for me to post this.
    Never feel bad about sharing information!! I have indeed read that article and it was one of the ones that spurred me on to make this tank. I really do like the manifold system. Simple, elegant, and terribly effective. It is however rare to see in tanks due to it's specialized purpose. It is just a completely different way to look at a tank. I'm really excited about this and I'm glad other people (such as yourself) are getting exposed to this type of tank.
    Increasing your biodiversity increases your stability.

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    Quote Originally Posted by pRED View Post
    I would not go with the giant danios. I'd go with the Denison barbs. My Gdanios hang out middle to bottom.
    During lights out, they move to the top tho. But I'm not satisfied with them, and I think you'd feel the same.
    I'd even go with Congo tetras over the danios. Btw, keep it Asian, and forget about the plecos and corydoras.
    Thanks pRED, good to know about the Giant Danios. Congo Tetras are pretty cool but I don't know if I'm feeling that. I'll certainly keep them in mind though, because you never know what you'll end up wanting when your ready to go buy the fish.
    Increasing your biodiversity increases your stability.

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