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Rio 400 journal

Postby David » Sat Jun 16, 2007 2:13 pm

Hi all,

As many know i had my weather loach in a 30" tank and really needed to get a bigger tank.
So i got a rio 400, 5'x20"x2' from members of TTF Clare and Karl.
I got the fish in last weekend (09 June 2007) with consisted of 1 male geophagus brasiliensis (Henry), 1 weather loach and 1 leopard danio (used to be a shoal of 7).

The tank will be moderately planted with mainly plants that attach to bogwood to stop the loaches and Henry dig them up.
It's so hard deciding what to stock with but here are some idea i have of fish(not all of them)...

The ones with - - before the names are certain
The ones with # # before are ones i am real keen on getting.
The ones with # - before the names are ones i'm quite certain on getting but not 100%

## crimsonspotted rainbowfish - Melanotaenia duboulayi – 4â€
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Postby Apistogramma » Sat Jun 16, 2007 4:05 pm

If you'd like some platies you're welcome to some of mine... :D Could do a kayaking session at the same time...assuming they wouldn't get eaten by any of your other stock!
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Postby David » Sun Jun 17, 2007 4:31 am

There's a good chance you have xiphophorus maculatus which are less comfortable in cooler waters. I'm looking for xiphophorus variatus. :?

Thanks for the offer though!
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Postby Apistogramma » Sun Jun 17, 2007 6:43 am

Are they also known as swordfish? :oops:
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Postby David » Sun Jun 17, 2007 12:21 pm

Nope.

Here are some pics, not looking great but...

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Postby Angel Fish » Sun Jun 17, 2007 12:27 pm

Do you ever have any problems with the kitten trying to get at the fish? :wink: :D
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Postby David » Sun Jun 17, 2007 12:32 pm

Angel Fish wrote:Do you ever have any problems with the kitten trying to get at the fish? :wink: :D


All the time! :twisted:
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Postby krekra » Sun Jun 17, 2007 12:49 pm

What do you mean not looking great??? Its a new tank and I think it looks pretty cool!! lots of swimming room at the top and lots of hidey holes at the bottom. What more could a fish want. Your tank is a work in progress. If it looked spectacular from the statr we wouldnt have anything to look forward to!
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Postby David » Sun Jun 17, 2007 1:55 pm

krekra wrote:What do you mean not looking great??? Its a new tank and I think it looks pretty cool!! lots of swimming room at the top and lots of hidey holes at the bottom. What more could a fish want. Your tank is a work in progress. If it looked spectacular from the statr we wouldnt have anything to look forward to!


Thank you.

And very true about looking forward to.

I just know i can make it better. :)
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Postby Apistogramma » Sun Jun 17, 2007 2:29 pm

I love the background! It looks much better than my tank!!
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Postby David » Sun Jun 17, 2007 2:36 pm

Apistogramma wrote:I love the background! It looks much better than my tank!!


I'm sure your tanks look great!!!

The background i actually got from TTF member Sue(Diademhill)!
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Postby Apistogramma » Sun Jun 17, 2007 2:50 pm

Sue is fantastic...I remember talking to her when I was first looking to buy a tank...is she still around on the other forum?
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Postby JBC223456 » Sun Jun 17, 2007 2:56 pm

Sue's out and about on the other board. :D

Lovely looking tank David. I've been going around trying to find more river rocks, but can't seem to find them. :roll:
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Postby David » Sun Jun 17, 2007 3:01 pm

JBC223456 wrote:Sue's out and about on the other board. :D

Lovely looking tank David. I've been going around trying to find more river rocks, but can't seem to find them. :roll:


Got to your local gardening store!

I also got Henry from Sue!
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Postby Apistogramma » Sun Jun 17, 2007 3:03 pm

Anyone got a discus or two going spare? :wink: hehe
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