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Ridge95
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PostPosted: 2009.01.05(Mon)19:42    Post subject: 29 Gallon Journal #1 Reply with quote

I got 29 gallon, Contents
Top Fish:7 neons,6 Serpae Tetra, 1 Blue Gourami, And 1 Bala Shark
Bottom Feeders:1 Yoyo loach, 2 Cories, 1 Pleco, And 1 Striped Raphael Catfish
Inverts:1 Blue wood Shrimp
Plants: 1 Large Java Fern, Some Hornwort (rooted), 3 Stems of Lugwigia, 1 Moss Ball, And 1 Anubia, And I don't know one







Wood Shrimp



They are friends

Bala Shark and Yoyo


My Gourami. He is very shy




Some Plants

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Bubbles13
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PostPosted: 2009.01.05(Mon)19:52    Post subject: Reply with quote

What species of Cory do you have? You need to up the number in those. Also, gravel is not adequate substrate for their delicate barbels, nor for the loach.

Your gourami would probably be happier with a mate of it's opposite gender.

What species of pleco do you have? If it's a common pleco, you're going to want to get it out of there ASAP.

Oh, and your bala shark is going to be MUCH too large for your tank size as it grows to 36 cm/14 in.

It's looking good! Just up some of those numbers and you'll be good to go! Keep updating!
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Ridge95
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PostPosted: 2009.01.05(Mon)20:05    Post subject: Reply with quote

The Species of cory are Bronze and Leopard-I know I need to up the numbers and another gourami, I am saving my money

What kind substrate would you recommend but I have had him for a while and he never seems to care

It's a common pleco, would kind should I get
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Heather R
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PostPosted: 2009.01.05(Mon)20:19    Post subject: Reply with quote

OK, as everyone may have guessed that Botia almorhae caught my loach crazy eye! Nice specimen, just a note that they are rather boisterous and do better in groups of at least 5 or more. If you ever move up to a 55G or larger, I'd suggest getting a few more. Wink

They can be a bit nippy so watch for aggression.
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Shai
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PostPosted: 2009.01.05(Mon)20:21    Post subject: Reply with quote

Sand for the cories and the loach would be best. You can use playsand which is available at hardware stores.

A bristlenose pleco would probably work better for you, as they stay small. It'll still be a poop machine though!

If your "mystery" plant is the one in the last photo, it's probably Dwarf Ambulia, or possibly cabomba.

I would add a background to your tank--you'd be surprised at how it focuses the attention on the contents of the tank rather than on the cords hanging down the back and the wall behind those. ; )

I also suggest you put the heater lower down. Warmer water will be near the top of the tank while the cooler water will be near the bottom, so having your heater so high runs the risk of your bottomfeeders being left out in the cold because the heater's thermostat will always be reading the warmer water that sits higher up. If you position the heater below the output of the filter it will help ensure the freshly heated water is better circulated.
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Bubbles13
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PostPosted: 2009.01.05(Mon)20:39    Post subject: Reply with quote

Laughing Looks like everyone else has covered it all for me, Ridge95. Their advice is the same that I was going to give. It may be wise to heed it.
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Ridge95
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PostPosted: 2009.01.05(Mon)20:42    Post subject: Reply with quote

OK thanks does any one have other suggestions about, fish, arrangement, etc.
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PostPosted: 2009.01.05(Mon)21:05    Post subject: Reply with quote

I, personally, would add another plant to either side of the tank, behind the driftwood pieces. I think that would look nice. Smile

Also, maybe some sort of a carpet plant at least a little bit in the foreground.

Once you up those numbers, I think you'll be pretty well stocked! Very Happy
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