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  1. Animus

    More To The Point ... 33 Gallon Long Aqueon Build

    I don't mind your insights at all! in fact they are welcomed. I'm fairly new to scaping and am having a ball doing it but information like this really helps me learn and think about things from someone else perspective which in my opinion is never a bad thing, so thank you for that. The three...
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    More To The Point ... 33 Gallon Long Aqueon Build

    Update: It's been over a week now and all 5 of my Rainbow Sharks as well as two Guppy's are in the tank. The tank is located next to my bed (Small apartment, don't ask, lol) where I lay and watch them for hours on end. I'm happy to report that so far they're all getting along much better than...
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    More To The Point ... 33 Gallon Long Aqueon Build

    P.S. I'm looking at the picture and realizing that the water looks really cloudy. Thats my poor photography skills with an iPhone, not the water. That's actually pretty clear.
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    More To The Point ... 33 Gallon Long Aqueon Build

    So I'm waiting on a bunch of plants, and It would be nice if the drift wood would hurry up and get water logged so I could remove the rocks that are weighing it down but this is the 33 so far. My parameters are looking good for the most part. pH is my big concern because its reading between...
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    About Large Decor And Cleaning The Aquarium

    I am not in the hobby long enough to offer advice of any real repute but I would think that if you got in and around the driftwood fairly closely on your regular cleaning cycles then it would only require removing the driftwood on occasions when you were doing a deep clean. If this is going in...
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    More To The Point ... 33 Gallon Long Aqueon Build

    I’m hoping this will blend to look more natural over time. But either way it’s something different.
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    More To The Point ... 33 Gallon Long Aqueon Build

    I’ve decided to continue with the build as planned, the rainbows can all enjoy it while they are young and while I figure out how to separate them. I will probably have to regime some of them but I’m sure I can place a few of them in other tanks with some mud and top level dwellers. Here’s a...
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    Substrate ... Grr ...

    Thanks, I've been trying to get underway on this build for weeks and keep running into challenges. It's been an exercise in patience to say the least lol.
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    Substrate ... Grr ...

    So I'm working on the substrate layer of my 33 gallon build and as I'm about to open the bag of gravel to cover my enriched base, I see that the stone has a polymer coating. What the heck is that for! Did I just spend good money on a lousy product? I've never seen this on any of my other...
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    Carpeting Plants ...

    That is much needed information. I've found it very difficult to discern what types of fertilizers will help and which ones I'm wasting good money on! Thank You I think I'm going to do just that, I need a few days to a week because my Rainbow sharks are currently occupying my quarantine tank...
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    A Work In Progress ....

    Thanks, Kind of you to say It's tough starting out in this hobby because we get so excited at the prospects and part of the fun is learning new things, which I do everyday and I'm sure I will continue to for years to come. The hard part is remembering that we are taking responsibility for...
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    More To The Point ... 33 Gallon Long Aqueon Build

    I guess I will start looking at other options. I'm also thinking of doing a build for Cichlids in my 5o which is currently unused, any chance one of them would coexist there?
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    Carpeting Plants ...

    Using a Finnex Planted Plus 24/7 SE CC, Substrate is a mix of basic National Geographic black gravel and Carib Sea Enriched (I think it was called FloraMax or something like that) I use API Leaf Zone, Root Tabs and CO2 Booster. No actual CO2 as of yet. I know I should have it for carpeting but...
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    65 Gallon Stocking Ideas

    Thanks for the info
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    Shrimp Bragging

    If you feed them do you remove the wafers after a period of time to prevent excess or do you feed them something else instead? That was more a question about the place than the shrimp, I recently rescued a pleco that was in a small tank so dirty you couldn't see the fish in four inches of...
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    Carpeting Plants ...

    Not a bad idea, maybe if I get it started in some narrow spaces it will get underway enough to survive their onslaught? I'll give it a go. Thanks.
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    Shrimp Bragging

    I'm curious about amano shrimp myself but if they are doing such a great job of cleaning the tank how do you maintain the shrimp when they are done? I would love to have some custodians in my larger tanks but it seems like Pleco solve the problem but then you have to feed wafers which just jump...
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    65 Gallon Stocking Ideas

    I'm sorry, I don't have the experience to offer suggestions for your tank, but could I ask what you are using for stone in your hardscape? It all looks pretty smooth and I wonder if it might work well for my rainbow sharks. Your tank is beautiful by the way.
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    More To The Point ... 33 Gallon Long Aqueon Build

    So despite several words of caution (which I AM taking under advisement by the way), I have to do something with my 5 rainbow sharks (was told at purchase they coexist well, lesson learned). So I am proceeding with my 33 gal. build. I plan to make it as stream like as possible to imitate...
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    Carpeting Plants ...

    I've been trying for a few months to root some dwarf hair grass in my 60 gallon tank. I have approximately only 15 fish in the tank all 2" or smaller in size class (mostly tetras of various genus) and a few corey cats. I know it takes a long time and a lot of patience to get a carpet...




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