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PostPosted: Thu Nov 21, 2013 12:59 pm Post subject: Re: MY 8 FEET TANK JOURNAL Reply with quote

                                                   
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Hi  Doc,
 
 You  are  welcome.
 
 But  I  think  the  mid  section  of  the  tank(previous  layout)  was  better  than  current  layout.  It's
 just  my  personal  view.                

 
 +  1  Thumb Up  
 
 I'll  shift  the  big  Echinodorus  rubin  to  the  right  corner  ans  wait  for  the  plants  to  grow.
 All  plants  at  the  back  can  potentially  get  to  the  same  2  foot  height.
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 E.rubin  moved  to  the  corner
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
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PostPosted: Sun Nov 24, 2013 11:57 am Post subject: Re: MY 8 FEET TANK JOURNAL Reply with quote

 Hey
 Can  u  guyz  suggest  me  what  other  fish  to  add  ?
 
 Another  big  school?  
 30-40  of   P.denisonii
 Or  upto  200  rummynose  /  other  small  schooling  fish
 A  few  freshwater  crayfish?  Compatible?  
 
 Wanted  to  add  big  peaceful  fish  like  discus  or  angels  but  can't  risk  them  eating  my  cardinals  Sad  
 
 I  planned  to  keep  geophagus  before  I  turned  to  planted.   will  the  geophagus  uproot  the  plants  now?  Any  compatible  species?     No  biotope  restrictions


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PostPosted: Sun Nov 24, 2013 12:31 pm Post subject: Re: MY 8 FEET TANK JOURNAL Reply with quote

                                                   
doc_siddhu  wrote  (View  Post):                
Hey
 Can  u  guyz  suggest  me  what  other  fish  to  add  ?
 
 Another  big  school?  
 30-40  of   P.denisonii
 Or  upto  200  rummynose  /  other  small  schooling  fish
 A  few  freshwater  crayfish?  Compatible?  
 
 Wanted  to  add  big  peaceful  fish  like  discus  or  angels  but  can't  risk  them  eating  my  cardinals  Sad  
 
 I  planned  to  keep  geophagus  altifrons  and  uaru  before  I  turned  to  planted.   Are  these  compatible  now?  will  the  geophagus  uproot  the  plants  now?  Will  uaru  eat  Plants?
 No  biotope  restrictions                

 
 Dear  Sir,  
 
 If  you  don't  mind,  I  would  like  to  suggest  some  fish.  I  saw  these  cherry  barbs  that  were  kept  in  planted  aquarium.  I  have  also  had  them  previously  and  they  are  very  good  when  kept  in  large  numbers.  Also,  their  colour  looks  very  good  in  planted  aquarium,  specially  big  one  like  yours.  Rummynose  also  would  be  appropriate.  The  geophagus  altifrons  is  going  to  be  a  hinderance  in  planted  aquariums  for  sure.  
 
 The  issue  with  cichlids  (most  of  them)  that  i  see  in  a  huge  aquarium  like  you  have  here,  is  that  they  prefer  feeding  off  the  bottom.  They  might  disturb  your  plants  and  if  not  housed  in  a  small  "pot",  they  are  surely  going  to  uproot  it  (personal  experience  Sad  )
 
 I  hope  my  comment  was  useful  to  you.  
 
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 Also,  hope  this  link  might  give  you  a  ready  reference  for  various  fish.
 
 Wikipedia  list  of  freshwater  aquarium  fish
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Also,  hope  this  link  might  give  you  a  ready  reference  for  various  fish.
 
 Wikipedia  list  of  freshwater  aquarium  fish                

 
 Thx  KarthickC
 Will  check  them  out  Thumb Up
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Also,  hope  this  link  might  give  you  a  ready  reference  for  various  fish.
 
 Wikipedia  list  of  freshwater  aquarium  fish                

 
 Thx  KarthickC
 Will  check  them  out  Thumb Up
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PostPosted: Sun Nov 24, 2013 6:57 pm Post subject: Re: MY 8 FEET TANK JOURNAL Reply with quote

 Beautiful  tank,  something  to  dream  of  for  my  future  :)
 
 Some  remarks:
 If  I  remember  correctly  u  got  soft  water  in  your  tank.  So  you  should  remove  those  rainbowfish  as  they  are  hard  water  fish.
 
 The  best  site  concerning  fish  keeping  is  [url]seriouslyfish.com[/url].  They  have  really  detailed  profiles,  only  the  recommended  tank  size  or  group  number  is  sometimes  too  small,  but  this  should  be  no  issue  with  your  tank  :D
 
 In  general  I  would  stick  to  rather  larger  groups  of  a  single  species  than  multiple  smaller  groups.  First  it  is  more  natural  for  the  fish  and  second  it  looks  much  better  Wink  Imho  opinion  I  would  not  be  adding  many  more  fish  or  the  tank  just  turns  into  a  fish  soup  Wink  So  I  would  remove  those  rainbowfish.  Add  one  schoal  of  peaceful  larger  fish  (sorry  cannot  recommend  any  my  tanks  have  been  smaller  so  far).  The  rummynose  are  for  my  taste  too  similar  in  size  to  the  cardinals.  If  you  like  the  angels.  I  would  go  for  a  group  of  about  10  juveniles.  If  they  grow  up  with  the  cardinals  chances  are  high  they  will  not  bother  them.
 
 I  got  no  overview  what  is  going  on  at  the  bottom  of  your  tank?
 
 Personally  I  would  add  some  small  cichlids.  But  think  carefully.  You  will  most  likely  not  be  able  too  remove  them  again  once  added.  It  should  be  a  species  which  is  strong  enough  to  live  together  with  your  larger  botia,  but  should  not  breed  too  succesfully.  Otherwise  you  will  be  overrun  by  them  ;)
 
 Last  I  would  add  something  like  Striped  panchax  (Aplocheilus  lineatus),  which  are  strictly  bound  to  the  surface  of  your  tank.
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 I  must  agree,  its  a  pretty  impressive  undertaking,  the  tank  size  in  itself  has  a  GREAT  potential  for  a  biotope  themed  setup,  i  cant  tell  what  your  future  plans  are  but  please  don't  waste  such  prime  real  estate  with  random  experiments....  but  hats  off  for  such  a  large  tank...i  am  glad  that  the  fish  scene  in  India  is  growing  exponentially...  Thumb Up  
 
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 +1  hobby.
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 which  fish  u  will  keep  in  it
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 planning  to  keep  ellioti  cichlids  as  the  center  piece  fish.  if  i  can  get  them.  10  of  them
 grow  to  6  inch.  big  enough  to  intimidate  the  cardinals  to  school  i  guess
 compatible  with  heavy  planted  setups  and  dont  eat  small  tetras.
 
 and  then  maybe  20  denisonii
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 Do  you  hate  G.balzani?  if  so  a  pack  of  them  should  do  the  trick  as  well.  And  atleast  avaibale  in  India  AFAIK.
 http://www.cichlidae.com/forum/viewtopic.php?f=5&t=6188
 
 Even  H.multispinosa  will  be  peaceful  and  little  more  colourful.
 
 
 Not  sure  if  your  trial  to  intimidate  might  turn  out  costly  in  long  run.
 Still,  any  day  had  it  not  been  for  cardinals,  this  TALL  tank  looks  apt  for  a  shoal  of  true  P.altums
 
 
 
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 Hi  Doc,
 
 Is  there  any  update  !!
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Hi  Doc,
 
 Is  there  any  update  !!                

 Hey  abhis9   Smile  
 
 Started  adding  micro  and  macro  fertilizers  a  week  ago.  Bought  from  a  guy  who  prepares  the  dry  ferts.  A  solution  of  them  was  made.  No  idea  on  the  exact  concentrations  of  the  ingredients.  His  recommended  dosing  was  1  ml  to  40  litres  of  water  per  week(about  60  ml  for  my  tank)  with  weekly  water  changes.  Micro  and  macro  to  be  added  on  different  days.  Similar  to  EI  I  guess.  I'll  prepare  my  own  dry  ferts  after  this.
 
 But  my  tank  is  not  heavily  planted  and  low  tech  with  monthly  water  changes.  So  I'll  be  adding  about  1/3rd  dosage  (20ml)  per  week.  
 
 Since  a  week  there  has  beem  some  noticeable  change  in  the  plants.  The  plants  appear  greener  and  brighter  i  think.
 
 2  days  ago  50  %  water  change  was  done  and  the  entire  Sump  was  cleaned  (first  time  in  4  months)
 
 Regarding  the  fish,  all  the  cardinals  have  doubled  up  in  size  and  all  doing  good.  
 
 Thinking  to  add  about  12  juvenile  altum  angels  soon  Very Happy
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