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Old 11-05-2005, 09:56 AM   #11 (permalink)
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I am awaiting a response from freshwateraquariumplants.com to see wht will be included in their 55-75 gallon package. You have to e-mail them with your tank setup and they match the plants for you. We will see what they say.
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I got my first plant order from Don and everything arrived in good shape. The pacakge was tailored to my light setup and CO2 usage. He even sent me some Rotala macrandra and Pogostemon stellatus and they grew well. That type of customer service is pretty scarce these days. Maybe some more retailers should give it a shot.
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Here's a few more pics of the tank. Sorry about the bad pics, but it's the best I can do with a camcorder

Initial setup with aqbout 120w of light:


Today, with 192w of T-8 lighting (3 x $8 Home Depot Shoplights with Nutrigrow lamps).


I added some trimmings to the tank to help with the break in period. So far no algae other than a bit of diatoms and the 6 Otos I added last night have cleaned most of it up already .

Here are a few pics of the new fauna also:

"Powder Blue" Gourami:


I can't remember tha name of this Gourami:


So far, I like these guys a lot but they are a little skittish. Maybe due to the bright lights. They seem to congregate under the anachris canopy that is forming already. Anyone need some anachris
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Matt,

Your tank looks great, thanks for setting this all up!

Also, thanks to Jim who brought the tank out to me this afternoon. I got the lights above it, filter set up, substraigh down and plants. So far so good, however...I NEED MORE PLANTS! Anyone willing to bring some to me next weekend i would really appreciate it. Let me know ahead of time and I will bring money to donate to the club.
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I will have plenty of plants by the time the meeting rolls around. Definately have some Anachris and Water Sprite, probably some H. difformis and some Blyxa aubertii also. Hopefully some of the others with some Hygro species will be able to lend a hand.

We had agreed at the last meeting on bagging up the plants for the meeting and pricing them at either $1 or $2 depending on the amount or type of plant. Those will of course be donations to the club

I will start a thread for plants for the November meeting later in the week so everyone can list what they will be bringing.
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That would be a Dwarf gourami, Colisa lalia. A male to be specific. The powder blue is a color variation of said dwarf gourami. The females are of course much drabber in comparison.
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Nice pics of the fish by the way.
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That would be a Dwarf gourami, Colisa lalia. A male to be specific. The powder blue is a color variation of said dwarf gourami. The females are of course much drabber in comparison.
Were the blues ones labeled as Powder Blues or Neon Blues? I can't remember now.

I was a bit worried that they may fight with each other but so far so good. I think the tank is large enough that they can all have their own territory. If the do start going after each other, I can always move three of the males to the 75g upstairs and get some more females for that tank

I can take good closeups with the camcorder but the total tank shots look horrible. I definately need a better camera!
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Pretty sure they were powder blues.
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My understanding is dwarfs are not as aggressive.
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