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Old 01-12-2016, 01:30 PM   #21
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I would up the rummynose number to 20, I started with 10 and it was just too empty. A 40 breeder will also allow enough space for 2 pairs of Apistos or a nice group of Dicrossus.

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Old 01-12-2016, 01:40 PM   #22
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Okay so 20 tummy nose.
Pair of the cockatoo apistos
Pair of the steel blue apistos
Checkerboard cichlid
Pair of farlowella

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+ two Otos
And 5 pencil fish


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Old 01-12-2016, 01:57 PM   #24
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Up the otos to 6

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😂that's so many Otos . I'm not used to having so many but I completely understand with the amount of algae I might have.


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Look on Craigslist for a CO2 tank. I picked mine up for $35 from someone trying to get rid of their kegerator. Then you can take it to the welding supply shop and just swap it out.

FYI, don't buy food grade CO2... Way more expensive than welding grade. The Airgas store near me only does food grade in 5# ($29) and 10# tanks. I found another welding supply that sells 5# for $13.50. Guess where I'm going next lol.


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Thanks so much for the advice redmax. Would sports authority refill a co2 tank for a reasonable price?


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Thanks so much for the advice redmax. Would sports authority refill a co2 tank for a reasonable price?


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The Dicks Sporting Goods near me does refills up to 24oz...depending on what size tank you get(reccomend a #5 tank for the 40 at least) a welding shop or a gas supplier would be your best bet...
I go to Airgas for my #5 tank($10 +/-) & to Dicks for the 24oz tank($5 +/-)refills..

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Okay so 20 tummy nose.
Pair of the cockatoo apistos
Pair of the steel blue apistos
Checkerboard cichlid
Pair of farlowella

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Up the otos and if you're going with 2 apisto species then leave the checkerboards out.

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😂that's so many Otos . I'm not used to having so many but I completely understand with the amount of algae I might have.


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It's because the otos are very social fish and do much better in schools

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