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Old 04-08-2014, 06:47 PM   #41
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First official inhabitants. Bought those ready packed batches at C328. I am expecting numbers to dwindle in the next few days as some looks pretty old judging from scales and face.

MC growing pretty well. UG is doing fine too.

Havent dosed any ferts except for EXCEL and Seachem Fluorish direct via syringe to UG & Mini Pelia
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Old 04-08-2014, 07:01 PM   #42
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Nice looking tank once the plants mature, im sure it will look solid! though i prefer less cardinals, too many looks too crowded :/
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Old 05-08-2014, 02:56 AM   #43
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Nice looking tank once the plants mature, im sure it will look solid! though i prefer less cardinals, too many looks too crowded :/
I'm waiting for the..... U know ? Dwindling process ? Haha. sounds bad but never once bought an entire bag and have them all surviving regardless of what water parameters they are.

Thinking about adding another filtration. Maybe a Fluval C4 HOB, what do you guys think ?
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Old 05-08-2014, 12:15 PM   #44
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Thanks bro for the Suggestiob. What plant would you suggest ? I am looking around for something.

Also reconsidering the middle stone to change to a bogwood/driftwood. hmmm


Sandsifters are loaches ? I am getting fire red shrimps thou. Dont know what else to get
I would think small plants like elatine triandra, hairgrass, marsilea hirsuta.

I think he meant bottom feeders like cory.
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Old 05-08-2014, 04:49 PM   #45
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I would think small plants like elatine triandra, hairgrass, marsilea hirsuta.

I think he meant bottom feeders like cory.
Thank you ! I have been looking around for small plants like you have mentioned but I guess I also wanna wait for the UG to grow before deciding. I do tend to agree that the Nana's don't fit in well but between the rocks, I thought it was the best alternative. Unless I stick Mosses within
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Old 05-08-2014, 04:53 PM   #46
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bro,

where did you get your UG? are they from tropica ?
planting them in the decorative sand looks bad... thought you want a sandy beach look thats y put the sand bed? now you are planting on it looks a bit weird..
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Old 06-08-2014, 04:01 AM   #47
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bro,

where did you get your UG? are they from tropica ?
planting them in the decorative sand looks bad... thought you want a sandy beach look thats y put the sand bed? now you are planting on it looks a bit weird..
Initially I wanted a sandy look but after much thought and having seen examples online, I planted this UG against the ADA colorado sand to imitate that look. Nah, it's not the Tropica ones. Its by GC =) Haha

Thanks bro for the concern, i am keeping fingers crossed for it to imitate the look I saw online
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Old 10-08-2014, 02:11 AM   #48
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A mini update

MC us creeping well. Just a little more to cover the soil properly.



Weeping Mosses passed the browning period & finally new shoots are growing



UG also starting to spread out more. Glad it isn't growing tall. Lighting seems fine



I added 2 of these Giant Red Albino Swordtails & the cardinals started to school. A good solution for the need of a Predator like a Discus / Angel




And finally some little reds to clear bottom food and algae

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Old 11-08-2014, 03:09 AM   #49
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4 new Oto(s) to join clean up crew

My new Fav. Paraotocinclus sp (Peru/Enana/Tiger)


Zebra Oto (Yarapa River Variation)


Orange Oto (AKA Tiger Oto)


And the Vampire Oto



I am gonna watch & Monitor the tank for awhile more before deciding to get a pair for them. Meanwhile lets hope stock stays at the store
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Old 11-08-2014, 11:11 AM   #50
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looks like your tank is over stocked...
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