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    What Is Happening With My Neon Tail?

    Thanks! I’ll have to order those plants. I have the C. wendettii green cultivar. I love the medium leaves on the Hygro. My rotala is thin leaves so this will give a nice texture difference. I’ve had neons in my 75 for several months and they have been the hardiest fish for me! We had something...
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    Suddenly Froze My Glowlights

    I’m just glad I’ve moved 7 of them out of there over the last two weeks and only had 5 left.
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    Neons Are My Hardiest Fish

    I actually really like the Petco on my end of town (there’s two in our metro area). I know the dedicated fish employees by name. They grill me every time I go to buy a number of fish that wouldn’t be appropriate for a 10 Gallon Tank. I bought 12 glowlight tetras a month ago and she wasn’t going...
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    Neons Are My Hardiest Fish

    The only other place to get fish other than Petco/mart is a fish store an hour and fifteen minutes away. I rarely drive into the city. Oddly, all of my fish are from the big box stores so far. Crazy, huh? The cherry shrimp I got from them several months ago were also super high quality. I’ve...
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    Suddenly Froze My Glowlights

    I had gotten the water temp just perfect (78 degrees) and was using my python to fill my 10 Gallon QT tank. I look over and suddenly 2 then 3 of my previously healthy glowlight tetras are swimming wobbly then belly up on the bottom! It took me a few seconds to realize the water must be super...
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    Neons Are My Hardiest Fish

    In the year I’ve had my tanks up and running, I don’t think I’ve lost a single neon (other than maybe one or two within 24 hours of bringing them home from the store despite drip acclimation). In the past 3 months we’ve had some trials with our tank and have lost some or most of every kind...
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    What Is Happening With My Neon Tail?

    That is a gorgeous tank. What are the green Plants on the middle and left and what is the brownish plant at the bottom right? (my screen color is off so I may not be identifying it correctly) I’ve decided I just want a tank of mostly neons. They look so nice in my 75 g planted.
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    Replace Amazon Sword With What?

    I wouldn’t mind tall and spreading. The rotala needs pruning and digging out. The sword is just one giant plant that I can’t really make smaller or narrower whereas stem plants I could thin out.
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    Replace Amazon Sword With What?

    Rotala. I have a pinkish one and a green one. Tons of them.
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    Replace Amazon Sword With What?

    I’d also be interested in trading someone for some vals. I can’t find any local and I’ve been too cheap to ship. I’d be willing to trade for anything in my tank. Just basic crypts, rotala, pennywort, rosette sword, water wisteria, and alternathera.
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    Replace Amazon Sword With What?

    I could ship it. But currently we’re having 20 degree temps. Haha! It’s about a year old. I finally put in root tabs 2 weeks ago and suddenly I have two shoots of plantlets! How much would someone pay for something like this? And how much would shipping cost for a plant like this?
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    Replace Amazon Sword With What?

    This Amazon sword is getting too big and I’d like to replace it with another somewhat tall focus plant that doesn’t take up as much space. Any ideas? And yes, the rotala needs to be trimmed and there is algae from a light imbalance. I had pneumonia so things got a little neglected for a month.
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    Bba And Now Blue/green Algae From Co2

    I ended up pulling all the cabomba and water wisteria and lots of the rotala. I saved a couple of the cleaner stems and bleach dipped them. Then I bleach dipped and scrubbed the hardware (spray bar and sponge filter). Finally I switched the light to the 24/7 mode and have it running from 5am...
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    Going From 55 To 75

    Not great. After trying DIY CO2 I had an outbreak of BBA. So tonight I just pulled all the cabomba out. But thanks for resurrecting this thread so I could see that my tank actually looks good moderately/lightly planted. The cabomba just took over. I need to learn about some medium to slow...




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