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  1. #1

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    Have another tetras for the new tank - steeler58 Have another tetra, you need more fish anyway :) - steeler58 Good advice on the Flame tetra, I can't rep you any more, so have a "cherry barb" - steeler58 Now you have 15! - Slaphppy7 T.G.I.F.! - Slaphppy7 
    Have a Cory!! - steeler58 Good Luck - pRED Sorry about the betta - Slaphppy7 to your next Betta - Fishhook Bottoms up! - Slaphppy7 
    Chin-up - Cliff sorry for your loss. - cm12setx T.G.I.F.! - Slaphppy7 Enjoy the 4th my friend! - Taurus Sharring my winnings - steeler58 
    Thanks for the rep :) - rebecca_finny for giving a catfish its first taste of human. - cm12setx pizza for all.  I finished my book today!!! - fishmommie For being MOTM - steeler58 looking forward to more rapid river videos - showmebutterfly 

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    Alright everyone, starting my first journal here. I've posted in a few places concerning a river tank with manifold system and I'm about ready to start her up.

    First thing I have to do is build the stand. I should be getting the lumber either today or tomorrow.

    This will be in a 40 gallon breeder and I'll be running two Aquaclear 50s in the system. I'm going to try and do something different with the manifold system. Everything I've read indicates that most people who build this type of system add an additional filter to increase filtration and bio media since most manifold systems rely on just two or more sponge filters. I don't want to do this. So I've come up with a design I'm going to post when I get the chance. Basically the intake area will not have the typical sponges around the intake pipes. I'm going to lay the pipes on the bottom and cover with a layer of bio media, and two filter pads and put a barrier between this and the rest of the substrate to keep the sand out. It'll make more sense once you see my plans. If you think you can shoot holes in my idea, please do, I want to do this correct the first time. I will do a little RnD before getting it fish ready.

    Now onto fish.

    Going to go with traditional hillstream loaches, though not sure what kinds. Depends on what this new LFS can get me.

    I posted in fish compatibility on what kind of upper level fish would work and there were quite a lot of suggestions. This was tough because I was hoping to break the norm and stay away from White Clouds. I like them, I just wanted to do something different. My difficulty is getting a fish that liked a fast current and temperate water. I think I'm going to shoot for 70 degrees so not entirely a cold tank. Rainbows, congo tetras, rasboras ssp, denison barbs, odessa barbs, ruby barbs were suggested. Just to name a few. Right now I'm eyeing the Scissortail Rasboras. Thoughts? Suggestions?
    Increasing your biodiversity increases your stability.

    You know what this tank needs? ........................ Crypts.

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    have a cyber-miller for 9,000 posts! - steeler58 it has been a rough work week and it's 5'o clock somewhere - cm12setx Because bunnies are good in threes. - KevinVA Oh Oh... they're multiplying!!! - fishmommie Back atcha! - KevinVA 
    Back at you,  good sir! - Compass I'm glad somebody's keeping this "old tradition" alive :) - steeler58 Here's to the 4th and nose hair fiascos! - Taurus got otos - cm12setx otos -- yay - RiversGirl 
    Oto - SeaLady Heres to getting the fish we like and the 4th of July wich was nice enough to be on a friday! - steeler58 Using some of my winnings on friends and you probably could use some coffee :) - steeler58 So very sorry :( - steeler58 TGIF! May the good Lord be with you and your family Matt. - Taurus 
    Have a cyber-miller and forget about "trolls" first person I saw that did not like you, LOL!! - steeler58 pizza for all.  I finished my book today!!! - fishmommie welcome back from vacation - showmebutterfly Congrats on 10,000 brother! - KevinVA Have another for reaching 10,000 posts!! - steeler58 
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    This will be fun to watch, I'm subscribed!
    10 Gallon Beginner Tank... Journal

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    Why thank-you - Cliff The grammar crab has you in its grasp! D: - Trillianne Thanks for the clarification - Mith A few clown for the fellow SW clowns. :D - ILuvMyGoldBarb sorry about your angelfish - smaug 
    Many cultures donw through the ages have known that Ice cream is the perfect band-aid for all occasions. ~  Sorry for your loss. - 850R Here's some Christmass Cheer, Happy Holidays Sheamurai - Cliff merry xmas, keep good care of him - genocidex Beer! The perfect gift for any occasion - Merry Chrismas! - 850R I'm glad your here and a active forum member - Cliff 
    penguin for a friend XD - genocidex Thanks for the help with that spammer !!! - Cliff Thank you for the kind words - Cliff Merry Christmas - Cliff To help you re-stock the tank - Cliff 
    Discus and Beer! - Sandz To Discus Days!!! - JudiJetson For very clear advice! - houdini56 Happy Holidays! - Rue Happy Easter! - Slaphppy7 

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    No suggestions for you but I'll be watching this journal too - I've always liked hillstreams but didn't keep them due to the tank setup they'd be most happy with...it will be great to see a tank built around them.
    20gal long planted community

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    Have another tetras for the new tank - steeler58 Have another tetra, you need more fish anyway :) - steeler58 Good advice on the Flame tetra, I can't rep you any more, so have a "cherry barb" - steeler58 Now you have 15! - Slaphppy7 T.G.I.F.! - Slaphppy7 
    Have a Cory!! - steeler58 Good Luck - pRED Sorry about the betta - Slaphppy7 to your next Betta - Fishhook Bottoms up! - Slaphppy7 
    Chin-up - Cliff sorry for your loss. - cm12setx T.G.I.F.! - Slaphppy7 Enjoy the 4th my friend! - Taurus Sharring my winnings - steeler58 
    Thanks for the rep :) - rebecca_finny for giving a catfish its first taste of human. - cm12setx pizza for all.  I finished my book today!!! - fishmommie For being MOTM - steeler58 looking forward to more rapid river videos - showmebutterfly 

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    Ok, here is my idea. Depending on how it pulls water through all that media, I hope to be able to put a few rocks on top to break it up and make it less visible.


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    Increasing your biodiversity increases your stability.

    You know what this tank needs? ........................ Crypts.

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    Interesting. Always wanted to do one of these.

    Hmm.. have you considered rubberlip aka Chaetostoma pleco? That's a riverine species that's hardly ever done in a river setup. PErhaps add Buenos Aires Tetra?

    If you want to stay in Asia try to find Rasbora rasbora for the upper levels?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Compass View Post
    Ok, here is my idea. Depending on how it pulls water through all that media, I hope to be able to put a few rocks on top to break it up and make it less visible.


    Aquarium filter.jpg

    I doubt that one. The intakes in the gravel will be prone to blocking and it will be a weird flow for the bottom dwellers. I'd stick with a more traditional approach. http://www.practicalfishkeeping.co.u...t.php?sid=4922 for example

  7. #7

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    Have another tetras for the new tank - steeler58 Have another tetra, you need more fish anyway :) - steeler58 Good advice on the Flame tetra, I can't rep you any more, so have a "cherry barb" - steeler58 Now you have 15! - Slaphppy7 T.G.I.F.! - Slaphppy7 
    Have a Cory!! - steeler58 Good Luck - pRED Sorry about the betta - Slaphppy7 to your next Betta - Fishhook Bottoms up! - Slaphppy7 
    Chin-up - Cliff sorry for your loss. - cm12setx T.G.I.F.! - Slaphppy7 Enjoy the 4th my friend! - Taurus Sharring my winnings - steeler58 
    Thanks for the rep :) - rebecca_finny for giving a catfish its first taste of human. - cm12setx pizza for all.  I finished my book today!!! - fishmommie For being MOTM - steeler58 looking forward to more rapid river videos - showmebutterfly 

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    I have considered the rubber lip as I rather like that pleco. I might very well add him to the list as I'm not terribly concerned with keeping this in Asia, so to speak. Do you think there would be any aggression from the rubber lip? I know plecos can get that way with each other and since the hillstream loaches look very much like plecos maybe he'd go after them? There will be plenty of hiding spots and caves and what not. I should be able to produce enough algae for bot types of fish to at least be fed properly.
    Increasing your biodiversity increases your stability.

    You know what this tank needs? ........................ Crypts.

  8. #8

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    Have another tetras for the new tank - steeler58 Have another tetra, you need more fish anyway :) - steeler58 Good advice on the Flame tetra, I can't rep you any more, so have a "cherry barb" - steeler58 Now you have 15! - Slaphppy7 T.G.I.F.! - Slaphppy7 
    Have a Cory!! - steeler58 Good Luck - pRED Sorry about the betta - Slaphppy7 to your next Betta - Fishhook Bottoms up! - Slaphppy7 
    Chin-up - Cliff sorry for your loss. - cm12setx T.G.I.F.! - Slaphppy7 Enjoy the 4th my friend! - Taurus Sharring my winnings - steeler58 
    Thanks for the rep :) - rebecca_finny for giving a catfish its first taste of human. - cm12setx pizza for all.  I finished my book today!!! - fishmommie For being MOTM - steeler58 looking forward to more rapid river videos - showmebutterfly 

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    Quote Originally Posted by talldutchie View Post
    I doubt that one. The intakes in the gravel will be prone to blocking and it will be a weird flow for the bottom dwellers. I'd stick with a more traditional approach. http://www.practicalfishkeeping.co.u...t.php?sid=4922 for example

    Hmmmm I see your point. I'll probably still run a test before gluing all the pipe together just to sate my curiosity, but I didn't think about it changing to flow that much.
    Increasing your biodiversity increases your stability.

    You know what this tank needs? ........................ Crypts.

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    There will be aggression since these fish are territorial. However their territories are quite small and if you provide plenty of shelter and boundaries it should not be a problem.

    Might be one tank where you need to break the rule of not keeping the lights on too long.

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    Have another tetras for the new tank - steeler58 Have another tetra, you need more fish anyway :) - steeler58 Good advice on the Flame tetra, I can't rep you any more, so have a "cherry barb" - steeler58 Now you have 15! - Slaphppy7 T.G.I.F.! - Slaphppy7 
    Have a Cory!! - steeler58 Good Luck - pRED Sorry about the betta - Slaphppy7 to your next Betta - Fishhook Bottoms up! - Slaphppy7 
    Chin-up - Cliff sorry for your loss. - cm12setx T.G.I.F.! - Slaphppy7 Enjoy the 4th my friend! - Taurus Sharring my winnings - steeler58 
    Thanks for the rep :) - rebecca_finny for giving a catfish its first taste of human. - cm12setx pizza for all.  I finished my book today!!! - fishmommie For being MOTM - steeler58 looking forward to more rapid river videos - showmebutterfly 

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    Haha, oh yeah. It'll be in a sun room so I'm not worried about low algae levels. I get the best of both worlds. Lots of algae growth, but the room is north facing so it isn't going to heat up as much. I've done some test and it stays cool enough.
    Increasing your biodiversity increases your stability.

    You know what this tank needs? ........................ Crypts.

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