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  1. #11

    Join Date
    May 2010
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    Happy Christmas - MuckyFish thanks for advising on vegetables for my kribs! so here is a discus - ScottishFish You help a lot - PhillipOrigami For the bank account, and thx for the rep - Cliff beautiful discus! - Crispy 
    I know this doesn't help but it's all I can do! - chrisfraser05 for all the wise advice you've given me - fishmommie Congrats on 2000th post! - andreahp Merry Christmas! - fishmommie Merry Christmas - Cliff 
    Thanks for the rep :-) - ~firefly~ appreciate it. - fishmommie Thanks for the birthday wishes - mommy1 ٩(̾●̮̮̃̾•̃̾)۶ - korith For all the good advice you give. - ~firefly~ 
    Thanks for the rep the other day - Cliff thanks for the rep points.  appreciate it - fishmommie happy friday! - mojosodope Merry Christmas! - ~firefly~ Thanks for the rep! - steeler1 

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    Looks great and with plants, would be smashing!

    I, of course, vote for discus and that would be perfect for ten (young ones are not very expensive and if well feed, will get very large!) With a lot of plants and extra filtering, water changes would not be all that bad; once a week should be fine (amount depends on nitrates levels you measure.)

    A very large school of cardinals would work great with discus. Ditto with Sterba's Corys - both these fish will thieve with the 84 - 88 F that is required for discus. Remember, soft water is only required for breeding; discus adjust to hard and basic water.

    That said, can't argue with angels - just don't mix angels and discus.

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    Thanks for all the ideas! I was wary to add discus at first because of my water hardness but as long as I'm not breeding I should be ok it seems.

    I added all of my seed tank and harvested the lighting and rock material. I planted the Java fern, the banana plant and some micro swords. There are 6 neons in there right now but depending on the species I pick for the final I may have to find them a new home.

    Still need the other LED to cover the left corner.


    Micro Swords on the right side along the border of sand.


    I want this thing to become covered on top by the Java


    My centerpiece.

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    So new wood, rocks and plants.

    I decided to take in some dwarf gouramis from a bad home. So for now this will be a little sanctuary. I've also got 5 snails keeping the algae under control.

    Just waiting for the plants to grow in.



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    WOW. i love it:) honestly, one of my favorite tanks ive seen in a long while.
    Coastie-to-be... hopefully.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Northerly
    WOW. i love it:) honestly, one of my favorite tanks ive seen in a long while.
    Thank you for the awesome compliment! Even I am surprised how well everything has come together. I'm really looking forward to the plants growing in and hopefully some centerpiece fish to go along with it. I'll make sure to update when I've got something worth seeing.

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    The bulb on my UV went out so the water is a bit tinted but after a week or so I'm starting to like it. Might run without it for a while and see what happens.


    So the tank continues to grow and thrive. My crew of trapdoor mystery snails have quadrupled in size and laid two clutches of eggs. This time I supposed I can wait to clean the glass for a while.


    Also my ghost shrimp have gone wild. They starting taking on some coloration a week or two ago and I just noticed this pregnant female in the tank. I think there is a second smaller shrimp carrying eggs but it is hard to tell.


    The plants are also making more progress. My banana has put off multiple lily pad's and I've successfully planted one. The best part is the algae on the driftwood. It has grown in enough that it ripples under the current.

    The only problem is my Java Fern. A few leaves are growing but it is not rooting to the new wood. I know it grows slow so I can wait a bit but I'd really like it to fill in the wood more. I guess time will tell.

    Thanks for looking!

    If anyone's got any suggestions or comments, let me know!

  8. #18

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    Ypsilanti, Michigan
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    A lovely red rose for you to enjoy ... - mermaidwannabe for the help - smaug Happy Father's Day! - Aminax awesome tank in TOTM - Lady Hobbs Good guess! - Lab_Rat 
    To match your Super speed LOL - 850R Cool contest! - Wild Turkey Great shrimp advice - Wild Turkey You have the patience of a rock - Aeonflame Happy 5th Anniversary - Aminax 
    Thanks! - Scrup hmm i dont this its the right species... but merry xmas XD - genocidex Merry Christmas! I blub you! - Aminax I love following your informative and well designed threads. I hope these loaches get huge for you! - Sandz Happy 30th birthday! - Aminax 
    Merry Christmas - Cliff Thanks for you help! Cheers! - koaladarshana Happy Birthday Bud. Cheers! - Strider199 Merry Xmas! Ill drink to that! - Sandz Happy New Year! - jeffs99dime 
    Cancer - Epilepsy - Foster Care - Gynecological Cancer - Rett Syndrome - Brhino 

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    tank is looking great!

    Give the java fern some time. I started with one sickly plant that took forever to put out even a single new leaf, but now it's a massive plant with giant footlong leaves.
    300 gallon mega tank: build in progress
    75 gallon community tank: tetras, danios, corys, platies, otos, pearl gouramis, bristlenose pleco, assassin snails, red cherry shrimp, bamboo shrimp
    70 gallon growout tank: clown loaches, sailfin pleco
    60 gallon goldfish tank: fancy goldfish
    29 gallon frog tank: 1 bullfrog
    10 gallon and 5.5 gallon betta tanks: 1 male betta each, sometimes snails

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    Tank looks Awesome, I vote for Discus allso

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    So I finally made the plunge and got Discus. Two Red Pidgeons, two Turquoise and one Snake Skin. I also got a smaller guy for free a bit dull but very playful.

    This is today after a 30g water change.


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