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    A very good start
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    The tank looks great!
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    Started seeing a little hair algae develop the last couple of days, which I've been able to easily remove. I think it may have been encouraged by the additional root tabs I added. A couple of the crypt parva started to melt but most of them are hanging on pretty well. I've ordered some more parva to fill in more of the left front corner and I added another piece of driftwood on the right from a 10g tank I've taken down (I'm finally guppy-free, except for 2 virgin females in other tanks).

    I've also ordered some more anubia nana petite which will either be planted on the new driftwood or on the larger piece on the left, along with some alternanthera reinickii roseafolia and some hygrophilia pinnatifida. These I'll fit in the back somehow. Also want to try a bucephalandra but have to decide which one I want and can get. This will go on whichever piece of wood does not get the anubias.

    For stocking, I'm now considering adding Vietnamese White Cloud Mountain Minnows along with the Dwarf Pencilfish for the upper levels. I think I can run the tank at around 74-75 degrees and keep everyone happy. It's currently running at 76 F with no inhabitants. Thoughts?
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    I really like Vietnamese White Cloud Mountain Minnows and their new to the trade, and you won't go wrong with Dwarf pencilfish ;-)

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    I think it looks great. Looks like a much larger tank :o)
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    Agreed, looks great, Sue

    Are the Vietnamese WCMM different from the regular ones?...I thought they all came from Vietnam

    Regardless, I really like the WCCM, and would LOVE to have some, but could never keep the tank that cool in the summertime

    Pencilfish are awesome, too
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    Your tank is coming along nicely but I sure wouldn't be putting 28 cory's in there. Cory's also stick to their own kind so I would pick out one kind you like the best and get perhaps 8-10 of one species. 28 was be far too many and too much competing for food.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Lady Hobbs View Post
    Your tank is coming along nicely but I sure wouldn't be putting 28 cory's in there. Cory's also stick to their own kind so I would pick out one kind you like the best and get perhaps 8-10 of one species. 28 was be far too many and too much competing for food.
    Well, the adolfoi for sure won't be going in here; it's just too small for them and their size won't mesh with the dwarfs. Originally this was going to be dwarf cories only - good sized schools of 3 species. But then I knew I would be looking for a little something for the top so the dwarf pencilfish caught my attention. I think the tank could handle that as all of these fish are so small.

    BUT, then I saw the Vietnamese WCMM, and now I really like them! So I may back off on one of the cory species to add them instead. What will be for sure (maybe?) are habrosus cories, dwarf pencilfish, and Vietnamese WCMM (assuming I can get these; I know one person who currently has them). I still think I could add one more dwarf cory but we'll see. I have 5 hastatus in another tank and would really like to get more of these, but they are hard to find. Pygmaeus would be the other option.

    This is why I have 7 tanks! Too many things I like. This was originally being considered as a shellie tank. But the possibilities of too much breeding, if successful, was what turned me away from that.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Slaphppy7 View Post
    Agreed, looks great, Sue

    Are the Vietnamese WCMM different from the regular ones?...I thought they all came from Vietnam

    Regardless, I really like the WCCM, and would LOVE to have some, but could never keep the tank that cool in the summertime

    Pencilfish are awesome, too
    The original white clouds came from China and were thought for a long time that they were the only fish of their species untill two species were discovered in Vietnam. This fish that Sue's talking about is a little smaller than the the original and can take higher temps. Here's a good video of them with Green neons.



    And a good picture of T. micagemmae

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    Here are the Vietnamese WCMM

    http://www.seriouslyfish.com/species...ys-micagemmae/

    And the regular

    http://www.seriouslyfish.com/species...hys-albonubes/

    72F is at the high end for the regular WCMM and that would be the low end for the dwarf pencilfish. I think 74-75F range is more what I would want the tank to be at.

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