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Postby convictkid » Tue May 20, 2008 8:35 pm

Did the sand look dark to you when it was in the package, cause I like the color of your sand but when I picked up a bag of poolfilter sand it was dark.
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Postby tediumsdream » Wed May 21, 2008 9:12 am

No mine actually looks the same now as it did in the packaging.

I'm sure there are different brands of pool filter sand - Mine was from Leslie's pool supplies.

Do you have any of these where you're from?
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Postby Ormarr » Wed May 21, 2008 10:39 am

What kind of fake plants are you using (where did you buy them)?
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Postby tediumsdream » Wed May 21, 2008 11:26 am

I'm actually not sure what type they are (hopefully I still have some price tags - I'll check later) but I got them at Michael's arts and crafts store
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Postby Ormarr » Wed May 21, 2008 11:33 am

That should be enough. There is a Michael's near where I live. I'll check them out. Been looking for some nicer fake plants to accentuate my SA tank.
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Postby ArcticCatRider » Wed May 21, 2008 6:35 pm

Most natural freaking lookin' tank!I love it alot!
It is pretty sweet.and the tank itself looks good.
What kind of fish you gonna keep?
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Postby tediumsdream » Wed May 21, 2008 7:51 pm

Thanks very much Arctic!!

I gotta tell ya when I was setting this tank up I didn't think I had much of a shot and it looking natural - I guess that shows my decorating inexperience :lol:

I still have no idea what I want to keep in this tank - I've considered everything from Festae or Midas to Geophagus.

Also maybe a zonatus? Here I go again... :?


Please make some suggestions!
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Postby convictkid » Wed May 21, 2008 8:15 pm

Green terrors would accent nicley in there. With Geophagus.
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10 gallon-planted holding tank for new fish.
30 gallon- few young Jack Dempseys, looking for a pair
75 gallon- CA/SA- 7 tiger barbs, 3 clown loaches, 2 fire mouths, 1 green terror, 1 common plec
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Postby dwarfpike » Thu May 22, 2008 1:56 pm

I think your orginal idea would be perfect ... a single pearsei/borcouti (sp.?)/or argentea mixed in with a pair of spilurus and a single robertsoni would give you a lot of color and movement. Could even add in another single central as well for a differant color, or even like a pair of firemouths for some red.

You could also go with a group of geophagus altifrons and some smaller south americans with them, they would love the sand of course. Stay away from satanoperca species if adding chocolates or green terrors though.
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Postby tediumsdream » Fri May 23, 2008 8:37 am

Do you think I could replace the bocourti/pearsei with a Zonatus or would it be too agressive for the others?

How about bifasciatus?
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Postby dwarfpike » Fri May 23, 2008 12:44 pm

Alas, I know bocourti and pearsei are very mellow for their size, but most viejas are rough though they are usually rough towards members of their own family. Never had a tank big enough for them ... yet. :oops:

Might want to ask over in the Central area though. :thumb: Not everyone checks every area here.
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