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Old 05-01-2012, 08:00 PM   #1
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New fish and re-aquascaping

In my tank at the moment, I have two platy fry (both over 2cms) and 2 kuhli loaches.

I ordered gravel (a fine black quartz gravel) from my LFS which won't be here (due to a supplier delay) until the same day as I get my new fish. The new fish are being delivered and I can't change the day they're coming (I tried)!

I need to change the substrate, plant the new plants, do a water change, test params, refill the tank, add the fish, and I think that's it. The new fish will be in a couple of buckets with heaters in the water but still in the bags, so they'll be floating in temp matched water, the plants will be in their own bucket.

How long will the fish be ok in the bags in the bucket?

The ones coming are two more kuhli loaches and two dwarf gouramis, and 10 glass shrimp. I'm assuming once the tank is planted to put the shrimp in to give them time to hide?

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Old 05-02-2012, 10:36 PM   #2
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Photos!!

Everyone is in and acclimatised & they LOVE the bubble wall. The kuhlis are so much more active now that there's four, so entertaining!!

Anyway, some pictures because I think everyone is awesome!
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You got some awesome kuhlis there. I like the black with yellow stripes, I haven't seen a pattern like that one in the second pic. Nice tank
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Lookin great

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Old 05-03-2012, 09:03 AM   #5
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Looks nice. Can u tell me about your plants and lighting. Thx
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Old 05-03-2012, 09:43 PM   #6
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Sure, I have dwarf pongol, Ambulia, anubias, I think green pennywort, Spathuphyllum (I think) and lilaeopsis.

I've included a picture of the lights but they're just the ones that came built in to the tank hood. I'm not sure if they're special or not but the plants seem to like them!


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