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  1. Default My concerns about cories.


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    I hate to make a thread like this, but while figuring out my 125 gallon, I came into realization that I'm not experienced with corydoras. My strong spot was supposed to be general tropical community fish, but this puts me back. I have 4 arcuatus cories in my 45 gallon that do very well, but I still don't know much about them in general. They were fish that I ended up getting unintentionally that just happened to thrive.

    I'm fixing to start my 125 gallon journal and keeping bronze cories and sterbai cories is on my list. The first thing I realized is that I originally intended to just use Eco complete for my substrate, but after reading that they can damage their barbells, this is seeming very iffy. I don't know if I should cover the substrate with sand, but at the same time I'm not sure if covering the substrate with sand is going to limit bottom plant options. My 125 gallon has to be done correctly, as this will be largest indoor tank I have kept so far.

    I really would appreciate some input and suggestions on this, since I plan to put in the substrate pretty soon.

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    Covering the eco complete with a sand cap is a great idea. Good for corys. Also i have seen many tanks heavily planted this way. What plants are you wanting bottom cover. If you are not in a rush to fill tank and cycle. You can dry start bottom plants. Put your eco complete and sand cap in and bottom cover plants in. Let them grow a month and then fill tank and cycle. Search on here for dry start plants or PM triton.
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    Theres more to erosion than just substrate - I've seen accounts of erosion occurring with sand. Albeit rare.
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    Quote Originally Posted by jaysee View Post
    Theres more to erosion than just substrate - I've seen accounts of erosion occurring with sand. Albeit rare.
    Your talking about water quality issues and the barrels right?
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    Default My concerns about cories.


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    No, water quality was reported to be good in the accounts I've seen. But yes, water quality probably plays a role. I wonder if it might not be some sort of infection in some cases.

    There are plenty of people who keep Corys with gravel without any issues, so it's not like it's a necessity for healthy fish. I don't know about the substrate you are talking about though.
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    Eco complete is a good substrate for plants as for sand pool filter sand of good quality sand from lfs works good. And from the journal faded has on here it looks like he does a great job. I agree with you in his case water quality would not really be a problem.
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    Quote Originally Posted by jaysee View Post
    There are plenty of people who keep Corys with gravel without any issues, so it's not like it's a necessity for healthy fish. I don't know about the substrate you are talking about though.
    I'm pretty sure it's not smooth, but not rough either. I looked around the web and saw some reports of it giving them problems and some being fine.

    And a plant I wanted to keep was dwarf baby tears. I'm using a very strong LED light and I'm leaning towards co2

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    There aren't many things in this hobby that will be unanimous :-)
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    Alot of people will tell you that sand is the only substate to keep Cory's over, but I have kept mine for years over Flourite® :http://www.google.com/url?sa=t&rct=j...73231344,d.cGU, with no ill effects on the Corys or their barbels.
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    Agreed with Steeler. My cories have beautiful barbels and they're also kept on flourite. All cases of barbel erosion I've seen have occurred thanks to poor diet or poor water.
    The only thing with rougher substrates is that food pellets small enough to fit into the cories' mouths might slip into the cracks and become inaccessible. I personally just use a reptile food dish to eliminate this issue.

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