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« Reply #30 on: August 26, 2009, 08:28:00 am »
Should be fine. I lost my vallis and crypts because of the clowns in the big tank, the other tanks grow pretty well :D
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    « Reply #31 on: August 27, 2009, 11:16:23 am »
    lovely setup. will look amazing once you get some more plants in there :P
    30G - 3 CPD, 2 Scarlett Badis, 11 Rosy Loach, 2 Bumblebee Gobies, 1 Akysis Vespa, 5 Otocinclus, 2 Celestichthys erythromicron , 4 boraras micros, Lots of Cherry & Wild type shrimp, several Nerite snails.

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    « Reply #32 on: August 27, 2009, 09:21:44 pm »
    thanks ladylouroll.

    THis might seem stupid, but did i once read you can just use play sand from argos?

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    « Reply #33 on: August 28, 2009, 09:18:08 am »
    it is possible yes. you will need to check it first to see if its been scented with perfumes or any other smellys or if there is any chemicals in its. it will need a good clean and rinse before you use it. when i tryed it i found that it compacts more which can hold more gas pockets in and it kind of restricts plant roots from growing correctly/easily.

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    « Reply #34 on: August 28, 2009, 09:22:42 pm »
    nearly done now, good job i chose to do it while the parents are away. Ive made a hell of a mess.

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    « Reply #35 on: August 29, 2009, 12:12:00 am »
    I'm always a bit wary of suggesting play sand, as Terry said it could have added substances, I would be concerned about possible anti-fungal treatments that would be harmless to us but could harm the fish, I only buy aquarium sand, you can also use silica sand, it is better as it doesn't compact like the play sand.  If you do use play sand don't have it too deep.
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    « Reply #36 on: August 29, 2009, 10:37:57 pm »
    Well heres a few pictures, waters was still about cloudy when i took these last night. Will try and get a few good ones tomorrow after ive had a play around with it abit more.

    Current stocking is, 1 opaline gourami, 3 neon tetra, 4 columbian tetra, 2 bristlenose plec.

    Im not sure what else i want to put in there, apart from im deffently going to be having some corys ;)

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    « Reply #37 on: August 29, 2009, 11:17:12 pm »
    looking good so far in pic 3 well done. cant wait to see more pics.

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    « Reply #38 on: August 30, 2009, 05:53:22 pm »
    Looks very interesting :)
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    « Reply #39 on: August 30, 2009, 11:44:33 pm »
    Lookin' good! :)
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    « Reply #40 on: September 01, 2009, 09:32:41 pm »
    Ill have another try later to see if i can get a better one.

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    « Reply #41 on: August 28, 2013, 11:39:53 am »
    Well this is a bump from a long time a go, but thought better to update my old tank log than make a new one.
    I've recently had a switch around adding some more plants and bogwood, also added a couple of bolivian rams as you can see below.

    Got a few questions regarding plant fertilizers which ill make a separate post about, but thought i would take a few snaps and let you have a look while im at it.

    Current stocking is:

    5 Serpae tetra
    6 Cherry barbs
    5 Tiger barbs
    2 Bolivian rams
    1 Adult bristlenose
    2 Juvenile super red bristlenose