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so a local fish store is closing and i got a good deal on a set up :cool:
currently the tank is housing a pair of apistogrammoides and (temporarily) a pair of nannacara anomala. i will keep the apistogrammoides.
i plan on getting some shrimp eventually. once the tank is more established i want to try orange eye blue tigers if i can get a good deal on them.
what plants do you think would look cool in here? now i have some crypt wendtii bronze a guy gave me..
what fish would you add here, i want some tetra or danio that is little and swims in groups.
how about my lay out? does it look good to your eyes? (except the cave in the back, i will hide it later)
thanks!

oh and the thing on the front with a straw like thing is called a "mate". we argentinians like to drink herbs and natural stuff in that lol :hungry:
 

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a friend who sells fish has the following nano fish for sale, any experience/preference/input appreciated:

Gold ring danio

Danio margaritatus
 

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Danio margaritatus
That's the famous celestial pearl danio (aka. galaxy rasbora)



I've been keeping them for about two years now. Incredibly gorgeous fishes with great personalities. They can be shy at first, but they'll bolden up after a while. They're also extremely hardy and easy to care for. I've kept them in two tanks, one with hard water/pH 8.4 and one with very soft water/pH 6.2.

Here's a video of mine.


Pictures can be found in my tank journal (link in signature).
 

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very cool, and they look really pretty in full color! expensive though...

anyone has any experience with the other nano fish?
 

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oh and the thing on the front with a straw like thing is called a "mate". we argentinians like to drink herbs and natural stuff in that lol :hungry:
Yumm. Your not the only ones(although certainly the first, I think...). Yerba mate is gaining popularity here in the states(although still fairly obscure, especially on the east coast). I drink Yerba mate at least once a day out of my gourd mate and my alpaca bombilla. Sorry to distract from the original purpose of this thread. I just got excited seeing a mate reference, and on an aquarium forum of all places.

Nice start to your tank by the way. It has a nice natural look to it. Can't wait to see it with some denser plant growth.
 

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thats awesome! yeah! mine is calabaza and got it on my trip to arg, earlier in the year. is good to hear it is becoming popular!! =D
 

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thats awesome! yeah! mine is calabaza and got it on my trip to arg, earlier in the year. is good to hear it is becoming popular!! =D
I'm not sure what type of gourd mine is. Here's a pic...



What are you using for a light? Did it come as part of the package?

What size is the tank?
 

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your mate looks like calabaza as well:D

my tank is 7.6 gallon and the light is compact flourescent, came with the tank. if you google flubal ebi you can see the set up online. fluval has been releasing pretty neat stuff lately:D
 

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planted! Crypt. wendtii "bronze", didiplis diandra, peacock moss, purple bamboo, ludwigia brevipes, mini micro sword, hydrocotyle sibthorpioides.
 

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Really like your tank. The mixed substrate kinda gets in the way of the overall look. My eye keeps tracking back to the red bits. Otherwise, it's really nice.
 

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i gotta say, my shrimpless tank is looking allright but stem plants are not doing so well. the original stems died (rotted from the stem up) and i put something else -ludwigia arcuata- that seemed easier to grow and nothing. so i guess it is safe to say that the light that comes with the set up is crap for nicer/somewhat more demanding plants.
the crypts and moss are doing great! the mini micro is established with roots and all but no much spreading... should i add co2? is such a little tank.. comments?

pictures coming soon! :D
 

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Re: Fluval Shrimp tank- Mid September update

please ignore the few floating things lol, i am getting some more plants soon and i been making room/reorganizing.

so does anyone else think that the potassium levels are probably on the safe side now? i want to add some shrimp..:confused:
 

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here is my mid oct. update:
added a trio of Dario Juntia Hills (from Rachel), 2 L270 from amazon basement (growout only, not a permanent home).
changed the filter, get a lot more water movement now and so far so good! thanks to a gwapa friend
changed the light. Got me a mini twin compact flourecent from Chris Todd. hopefully the stem plants will not die now!! =O
i rescaped today, added back the Ludwigia Arcuata and added some Crypt Cordata KR01. i trimmed back the java moss mess and surpriceeee! its attached to the wood and growing, nicee!


i get a lot of crap like diatoms, especially on the mini micro sword (front, small green plant) any clues how can i get rid of it? it is a lot better now with the new filter!
so enjoy =)
 

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long long due reply

up until about two weeks ago i was going to get rid of this tank to make room for a fry tank, but then i was like "ah heck, one more wont hurt".
so after being neglected for the longessst time here it is. just redid about a week ago:

fish: one fry silver tip tetra, one ancistrus sp pucallpa, one otto (plan on trying shrimp again)

plants: cryps albida, crytp affinis dwarf (or somethign like that..have collection info somewhere), crypt parva (plan on adding more), echinodorus vesuvius, a lovely unknown plant that got into my tank somehow, id ? some java fern (red supposely, never saw any red), some anubia coffefolia..

sooooooo, i know it looks empty right now, hope it fills up soon [smilie=n:
 

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