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Flame Angel
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PostPosted: 2011.06.08(Wed)1:49    Post subject: Reply with quote

That's gotta be frustrating...well yes then I would definitely get some treatment ASAP.

Perhaps drop the temperature to 24C or so to slow the life cycle...although it won't really do much if you get the treatment in the morning (in which case, raise the temperature, but not more than 1 or 2 degrees per day).
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silent_rock_faery
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PostPosted: 2011.07.13(Wed)0:00    Post subject: Reply with quote

just wanted to post a little update.

I'm on uni placement at the moment, so my partner is looking after the tank while I'm away.

The filter in the front is being seeded for my 20g which will be started in just over a week.

sorry about the bad photo!

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Flame Angel
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PostPosted: 2011.07.13(Wed)0:17    Post subject: Reply with quote

The tank's looking good! Smile Everything seems to be growing really well

So you got over the whitespot OK then? No massive disaster?
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PostPosted: 2011.07.13(Wed)10:55    Post subject: Pictures Reply with quote

I cannot advise much on content, but the layout of pictures and comments on this post, makes for a neat and simple step by step on a good looking substrate and planting setup. Very cool. Cool

When I upgrade my tank, I will remember this process Very Happy in your pics.
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silent_rock_faery
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PostPosted: 2011.07.14(Thu)5:53    Post subject: Reply with quote

Flame Angel wrote:
The tank's looking good! Smile Everything seems to be growing really well

So you got over the whitespot OK then? No massive disaster?


Thankfully no massive disaster! We did lose a balloon molly and a peppered cory though sadly Sad

Everyone is doing really well and we are having just so much growth!

Flame Angel, I am starting up my 20g tank soon, do you have any suggestions for that? It is being transferred from my parents place, and starting with new substrate etc.
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Flame Angel
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PostPosted: 2011.07.14(Thu)5:59    Post subject: Reply with quote

Oh okay, well definitely could have been worse then!

Good news Smile

Suggestions, as in stocking ideas? Starting from scratch pretty much then?
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PostPosted: 2011.07.15(Fri)13:12    Post subject: Reply with quote

Flame Angel, I am starting up my 20g tank soon, do you have any suggestions for that? It is being transferred from my parents place, and starting with new substrate etc.[/quote]

Hope ya don't mind the small thread hi-jack, but I got some ideas on a 20 gallon.

A Small Oto Cat School, Red Wag Sword tails, and Fan Tailed Guppies. Cool
That'll give some complementary and contrasting colors. Planting, I defer to you Smile




Maybe even 1 or 2 of this variety:


or this Red wag Swordtail Hi fin:


Also, since the Red Wags are basically fancy Platy, you cold put in some run of the mills (Platy) to have some breeding action.
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Flame Angel
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PostPosted: 2011.07.15(Fri)19:40    Post subject: Reply with quote

I would tend to lead towards tetras rather than live bearers (more personal preference than anything I guess).

Depends what sort of tank you want really...were you planning on planting it? A nicely planted tank with some rummy-nose would look good, or some harlequin rasboras are usually pretty hard to beat in terms of schooling, and overall effect. Black neons could be worth a look at too. You could chuck in a dwarf cichlid (or two) if you wanted as well. Blue rams or some small apistogramma's would look nice. If you wanted something else for the bottom, kuhli loaches are very interesting I find. However you might not see them much, and of course the problems they will cause whenever you need to add chemicals to the water (mostly meds). Corys could be good also.

If you wanted something a little less common, you could try something like rosy neon tetras and/or hikari danios. At work we had some hikari danios, rummy-nose and giant scissortails all schooling together - looked awesome (mind you, the tank was a lot bigger than 75 litres)

So yeah personally I would work around having a small shoal of fish like rummy-nose or harlequins, and then adding a couple to your liking, such as the dwarf cichlid, clean-up crew, etc.
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silent_rock_faery
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PostPosted: 2011.07.17(Sun)1:33    Post subject: Reply with quote

Thanks to you both for the suggestions!

I will be starting with new substrate, and the filter is already running in this 3ft tank, so that will give it a boost for cycling.

Currently in there are 9 neon tetras, and 1 german blue ram.

I was wondering on suggestions for aqua scaping. the dimensions are: 51W x 34D x 56H cm

Thanks Smile

(oh, it's an aqua one 510 tank Smile )
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Flame Angel
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PostPosted: 2011.07.17(Sun)3:00    Post subject: Reply with quote

Oh OK, so are you keeping the neons and ram in there?

I guess aqua scaping will depend on the fish, but if you do keep the neons and the ram I suppose you will want it somewhat planted. I think a centre-piece driftwood would look nice. Has the tank got lighting already, or are/aren't you planning on getting lighting for it?
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