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Old 09-18-2011, 03:11 PM   #1
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29 gallon so far

So here is my 29 gallon so far. The substrate is sand, I have a decent size piece of driftwood, I am using an old HOB filter I had, but I ordered an aquaclear 50. I got some java fern and a few amazon swords from the local fish store, although I ordered some hardy lowlight plants from aquariumplants.com including anubis, crypts, dwarf sag, and more java fern. I have two aqua-glo full sprectrum flourescent light strips and my fish stocked so far are as follows:

8 Cherry Barbs
6 cory's
4 oto's
1 apple snail

I want to add, when the tank gets a little more established,
1 bristlenose pleco
2 bolivian rams

I still have more supplies on their way in the mail including fertilizer and root tabs. And my kids are loving it. They have been staring at the tank non-stop, not to mention constantly playing with the mag-floats

I also really want to get some trumpet snails for the sand, but the local fish store didn't have any to speak of. I am debating weather to buy a plastic plain black background or weather to paint the back of the tank black. To help hide the cords ....

I would appreciate any feedback or input on this tank and my current stocking. I would like to also mention that I bought the Tahitian gold sand with active bacteria as well as two seeded filter sponges. I will be checking water parameters daily, but so far ammonia and nitrItes are at zero and I just had my first positive nitrates when I tested last night. I have another bag of sand ordered, waiting for it to arrive, I know that substrate is a little shallow.
I've attached a few quick snapshots from my cell phone. Also, the cory's were labeled "spotted cory's"
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Old 09-18-2011, 03:14 PM   #2
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Looks great!!! You could put a gourami which would look cool with those bards
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Lookin pretty sweet! I love those cories! I love the look of bolivians as well! Great tank though
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Also, arent germans a little stronger? Iv heard bolivians are better looking, but much more sensative. Might want to look into that just in case
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Gboy u have it backwards lol js its gbr that are sencitive nd pretty but bolvians are stronger js
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Old 09-18-2011, 03:28 PM   #6
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Also, arent germans a little stronger? Iv heard bolivians are better looking, but much more sensative. Might want to look into that just in case
you have your rams reversed I have attempted to keep GBR's in the past with poor outcomes. I can't seem to find bolivian rams anywhere locally though, My LFS does carry German's but I am going to wait until my tank is more established before I add either.
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Ahhhhh jeeeez sorry hahahaha maybe thats why when i had a german it died in a day..? Hahah sorry all!
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