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unissuh
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PostPosted: 2010.11.20(Sat)1:25    Post subject: Reply with quote

Hmm, I'll give it some thought but I still think putting green into this tank will spoil the look I'm trying to achieve. Tried putting in some Hygro and Crypts but didn't like the look. Still trying to decide whether to buy some (brown) crypts to try though.
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Caton
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Location: Washington State, USA

PostPosted: 2010.11.20(Sat)2:20    Post subject: Reply with quote

Bronze wendtii is cool, maybe you would try L. depend, it is kinda brown With a hint of red
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unissuh
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PostPosted: 2010.11.20(Sat)3:53    Post subject: Reply with quote

L. depend? L. repens?

Thinking probably Cryptocoryne beckettii, albida or cordata - not really aiming for a biotope but these seem more like what is found in blackwater environments.
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PostPosted: 2010.11.20(Sat)10:50    Post subject: Reply with quote

unissuh wrote:
L. depend? L. repens?
sorry, I was (am) on a iPhone, yes I meant repens but iPhone has spell check and corrected it. I like every thing you have chosen. Those crypts are cool also I say whatever, everything you do looks nice.
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PostPosted: 2010.11.20(Sat)21:12    Post subject: Reply with quote

That looks good un-planted, but maybe some red plant would look really awesome. If there's nothing red that would work, go with brown.
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PostPosted: 2010.11.24(Wed)6:06    Post subject: Reply with quote

Ordered a few Cryptocoryne cordata var siamensis to go in the tank - some variants of C. cordata come from the same locality as chocs so seemed like a good choice.

Moved in the chocs today, they seem to group together a lot more now the tank is bigger. I think it's really cute how they "hide" under a branch in plain sight & look at you like you can't possibly see them.



Have also figured out I have a female and 3 males, turns out you can probably sex them by the dorsal fin tip like other gourami (not by white outline on fin or spots like most sites quote).

Male, female, male.

Not so good news for the other tank - had a funny lesion develop on an adult Microdevario, subsequently put it down but couldn't find a conclusive cause. Have also been told I probably have Microdevario gatesi, not Microdevario kubotai like I originally thought based on size of fish and body shape.
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PostPosted: 2010.11.24(Wed)11:27    Post subject: Reply with quote

Hahaha... That is cute! "You can't see me! I blend in, kind of!"
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PostPosted: 2010.11.24(Wed)11:32    Post subject: Reply with quote

I am tempted to get choc gouramis now...I can't make up my mind on what fish to have so I will just get them all and fill my room with aquariums... I like african cichlids, I like puffers, I like planted tanks, I like gouramis, I like loaches I like angel fish I don't like blood parrot fish, I like all tetras. I like...the list goes on and on. So...maybe I can keep them in my 15g tank.
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unissuh
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PostPosted: 2010.11.27(Sat)5:17    Post subject: Reply with quote

MTS is the way to go Caton. Twisted Evil They've become quite available here of late, seems to be quite a few people keeping them in regular planted communities.

Got the crypts:



Bit bigger than I had thought, but the chocs like hiding beneath the leaves a lot
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PostPosted: 2010.11.27(Sat)7:45    Post subject: Reply with quote

Wow... That tank is set up perfectly for those chocolate gouramis! I heard they were somewhat difficult to keep. Did you post your parameters/maintenance for the tank?

At some point I want a gourami feature tank but I'm waiting till I have a bigger place to upgrade my main tank.
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