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Postby 4eye » Thu Jun 23, 2011 7:59 pm

Already did my hellos a lil while back....but as ive just bought some new fish i thought id start my own tread for my tank.

i recently rehomed 28 platy so thought a new stock type was jn order

in my tank is....1xcommon plec(11 1/2"),4 glowlites , 5 neons,4 guppys,2 loachs...the new editions are 6 red phantoms and two corys....an albino and a pepper.

will post pics as soon as the new members settle in.

i think i'll just be getting tetra types from now on....i just like them and they do differ a lot so think my next stock will be 5-6rummynoses and may get one more cory for a trio..also want 1or2 female neons gor the lads in my tank.

thanks for reading
Flame head tetra
Silvertip tetra
Glow light tetra
Neon tetra
Red phantom tetra
Albino corydoras
Chinese algy eater

1 White Cloud Mountain minnow stowaway from store


4ft of ich ....bloody typical!
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Postby 4eye » Thu Jun 23, 2011 10:40 pm

here it is.....sorry for the quality...cant seem to get it right...
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Flame head tetra
Silvertip tetra
Glow light tetra
Neon tetra
Red phantom tetra
Albino corydoras
Chinese algy eater

1 White Cloud Mountain minnow stowaway from store


4ft of ich ....bloody typical!
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Postby Carylnz » Thu Jun 23, 2011 11:15 pm

I am surprised you manage to keep plants in there as those plecs often uproot them as they rummage about, or just rip them out when they flick their tail!
I suggest you eventually add more glowlights or more phantoms :wink:
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Postby 4eye » Fri Jun 24, 2011 7:54 am

ive never had to reposition plant because hes popped one out....and ive had it for nearly 10years.a friend gave him to me pretty much the size he is now...so not sure exactly how old it is....at a guess i'd say 15ish.

im hoping that the glowlights icrease their own numbers but i will get more if this dosnt happen in a couple of months as i stolck up and lower the ph :mrgreen:
Flame head tetra
Silvertip tetra
Glow light tetra
Neon tetra
Red phantom tetra
Albino corydoras
Chinese algy eater

1 White Cloud Mountain minnow stowaway from store


4ft of ich ....bloody typical!
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Postby shazadh » Fri Jun 24, 2011 5:38 pm

Nice tank, but are you sure its 190 ltrs, looks far more then that. Looks huge from the pic :mrgreen:
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fluval 190 venezia
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Postby 4eye » Fri Jun 24, 2011 8:09 pm

Thanks shazadh....yeah its a 190(ish).... :lol: camera trickory at its best :P
Flame head tetra
Silvertip tetra
Glow light tetra
Neon tetra
Red phantom tetra
Albino corydoras
Chinese algy eater

1 White Cloud Mountain minnow stowaway from store


4ft of ich ....bloody typical!
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Postby 4eye » Sat Jun 25, 2011 8:49 am

looking at the tank this morning the new editions have settled in nicley.....but the neons behaviour have changed to being a tad shy...hiding in the wood and plants....im thinkin of upping their numbers if they arnt happy. the glowlights seem happy enough to swim with the phantoms and likewise.....so may hold off getting the rummys this week to sort these lil guys out,and maybe get some taller thin leaf plants

any other ideas....please fire away....!
Flame head tetra
Silvertip tetra
Glow light tetra
Neon tetra
Red phantom tetra
Albino corydoras
Chinese algy eater

1 White Cloud Mountain minnow stowaway from store


4ft of ich ....bloody typical!
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Postby saph.st24 » Sun Jun 26, 2011 2:08 am

my neons where fine while younger they didnt mind the slower flow and circulation then as they matured to adults they started to hide,i wanted some guppies in my small tank so popped a few of the neons in the 3 foot tank well what a difference they came to life, loved the flow and circulation so popped the rest of the tetras and cardinals in the big tank and they are great they love it never hide
great plec ,my plec never digs or dislodges the plants either
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Postby 4eye » Thu Jun 30, 2011 8:22 pm

well i went to my lfs and bought some of the last stock till i make changes.....i bought 2 more neons and glowlights.....and 6 rummynose.

the neons like i said was to help them feel more secure so hopfully by morning things will seem better for them,. i waasnt going to but i bought two very near full grown glowlights(thought no one would want them as all seem to eant babies and they are huge!)females,in fact they are larger than the ones i have in my tank already :P ....but they are super happy now and have been scholing for the past half hour.

as for the rummys....i think they have added the icing to a very nice cake! :wink:

oh and i have a stowawy,,,a lil extra from the lfs....not sure what it is but its swimming away in the tank.....hope to find out soon as if its a problem i would like to return it...but it looks harmless....in fact its tiny.

the changes i was refering to was possibly finding a sutible home for the plec and (the smaller of the 2)a sucking loach....but think i may end up keeping them.

enough talk....hears a couple of pics
the stowaway... :P
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and the rummys.... :mrgreen:
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Flame head tetra
Silvertip tetra
Glow light tetra
Neon tetra
Red phantom tetra
Albino corydoras
Chinese algy eater

1 White Cloud Mountain minnow stowaway from store


4ft of ich ....bloody typical!
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Postby saph.st24 » Fri Jul 01, 2011 1:43 am

its not a clear pic so at first glance i thought it may have been a 5 bar cichlid fry but not sure the more i look at it

i sure someone can give you a definate answer tho soon
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Postby 4eye » Mon Jul 04, 2011 7:28 am

I took the lil feller back to the lfs turns out its a rocket panchax. :mrgreen:
Flame head tetra
Silvertip tetra
Glow light tetra
Neon tetra
Red phantom tetra
Albino corydoras
Chinese algy eater

1 White Cloud Mountain minnow stowaway from store


4ft of ich ....bloody typical!
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Re: Your substrate

Postby 4eye » Mon Jul 04, 2011 1:29 pm

NativeKeeper wrote:Beautiful tank, and setup. I like the look of the substrate but it seems that large size would be a bear to keep clean as much debris would easily get down between the large gravel. :?


hi and thankyou......as easy as it settles below it comes up just the same :mrgreen: because the pebbles aren't compact the suction draws quite well :P

have had no problems in the 5 years of this setup(bar some bad stock from pets at home :angry: )
Flame head tetra
Silvertip tetra
Glow light tetra
Neon tetra
Red phantom tetra
Albino corydoras
Chinese algy eater

1 White Cloud Mountain minnow stowaway from store


4ft of ich ....bloody typical!
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Postby 4eye » Mon Jul 04, 2011 11:24 pm

Well i've been window shopping for some real plants for my tank...though best buys i can find are on.ebay.....going for some java fern,anubias,java moss when i get some spare cash.

also been looking for some more bogwood as I've moved the tank around slightly and the tetra seem so much happier having a bit more security. :mrgreen:
Flame head tetra
Silvertip tetra
Glow light tetra
Neon tetra
Red phantom tetra
Albino corydoras
Chinese algy eater

1 White Cloud Mountain minnow stowaway from store


4ft of ich ....bloody typical!
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Postby 4eye » Tue Jul 05, 2011 11:26 pm

well i said the tetra are happy which they still are...infact all the fish are bar one....the plec got its head right up its arse(the old guy really don't like change! :?).

the time i keep everything happy I'll never move anything again :roll: :P
Flame head tetra
Silvertip tetra
Glow light tetra
Neon tetra
Red phantom tetra
Albino corydoras
Chinese algy eater

1 White Cloud Mountain minnow stowaway from store


4ft of ich ....bloody typical!
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Postby saph.st24 » Thu Jul 07, 2011 1:47 am

my plec dont mind change as long a i dont touch his log :lol:
i had to lift his log up about a fortnight ago, i just raised it up slightly because he was knocking himself on it and placed it back in exactly the same place just a little higher, well what a hissy fit he threw stropped around the tank, then shoved the clowns from under his log when he eventually moved back in a few hours later
he then spent the next hour flicking the gravel out that had got shoved back in when i bedded the rocks in to lift his log up
hes worse then a teenager :roll:
it did take him a few more days to settle down proberly tho
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