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alphonsebelly
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PostPosted: 2010.07.19(Mon)19:24    Post subject: Reply with quote

I used to have a huge and has never attacked any other fish. Usual guilt was the shark and red tail gourami. blonde gourami died of UAN untimeley as he tried to swallow a very large woman GuppY. while he was stuck, and both expired. Unfortunately pleccie also expired when toddlers Sun has decided to clean an aquarium by adding the best part of a bottle of bubble bath.
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katienaha
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PostPosted: 2010.07.20(Tue)1:36    Post subject: Reply with quote

Nova. where's your tank located in your home? I have my 55g in my bright living room, and I have bright blue poster board as my background and it looks fantastic.

Can't wait to see what you do with this empty shell!
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Nova_C
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PostPosted: 2010.07.20(Tue)6:35    Post subject: Reply with quote

It's in my living room, against a white wall.

So far so good with the barbs. No stress signs after several days and the water parameters are all normal. I don't know why, but I'm stressing about this restart a hell of a lot more than I ever did about the original startup.
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Ciklido
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PostPosted: 2010.07.21(Wed)16:14    Post subject: Reply with quote

NO the background is fine! what you need is plants wood and rocks, its funy you say distracting as if that was the purpose of a tank, what is suposed to be distracting is the fish lol but thers yet to be sowhatayya want
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Nova_C
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PostPosted: 2010.07.24(Sat)12:01    Post subject: Reply with quote

So everything is stable it seems. My 'canaries' are all doing really well, so I think whatever it was that killed those catfish is resolved. I added a tiny little pleco a few days ago and it's been munching heartily on the fungus that was growing on my driftwood. When I saw they had 2" plecos for sale I asked for the smallest one he could catch.



He's been good, my parameters stable so I finally added the angelfish that I had been planning on getting as the main inhabitants of the tank:



Man, I should have gotten cichlids a long time ago. They've shown absolutely no shyness whatsoever. I have never seen a fish respond so positively to being added to a tank. Fearless, active and already pushing each other around. Smile
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PostPosted: 2010.07.26(Mon)13:41    Post subject: Reply with quote

Yeah just don't go for the africans, they are wild and primitive and will hunt each other down if food is scarce Laughing
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PostPosted: 2010.07.27(Tue)8:14    Post subject: Reply with quote

Beautiful angelfish.
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katienaha
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PostPosted: 2010.07.27(Tue)9:45    Post subject: Reply with quote

I wonder if this should be moved to photo album??
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Nova_C
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PostPosted: 2010.08.01(Sun)5:40    Post subject: Reply with quote

Sure, if the mods like. I just started it in the aqua lounge because I didn't really have a plan for this thread. Was just talking about my restart.

I have the final stocking in place. 4 Angelfish, 1 Common Pleco, 3 Kuhli Loaches and the original 5 Cherry Barbs that served as my canaries. The barbs have been keeping as a small school for the most part since I put in the angels, but I can't see any signs that they're being harassed. The angels like to nip at each other though.

One of the Kuhli loaches:


And a half decent shot of the pleco. He's just a little guy!


I bought a 5 gallon aquarium today. Gonna let it age a week, then I'm going to add cycled media from my existing tank and put a betta and one or two snails in it. It's a neat little aquarium. I'll have photos once I decorate it. Smile
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PostPosted: 2010.08.01(Sun)7:26    Post subject: Reply with quote

I really like the black/red substrate. Did you buy it together, or is it a mixture of a couple different things?

Plecos are kinda cute when they're that little, aren't they? Please tell me you realize how enormous he will eventually get, though... He may eventually want/need a larger tank.
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