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27 Aug 2015 14:51 #31 by Eric
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Huge shoal of Congo tetras would look class

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28 Aug 2015 20:26 #32 by murph
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The SA tank would be my ideal.
50 or so ottos.
50 or so smallish corys (Pandas etc (Orange/green lazers even?)). A few pairs farlowella/sturisoma type cats. 20 or so checkerboards to stir things up down under. Something bank-dwelling like zebras could be nice in one spot?
200 or so embers. 100 or so neons. 100 or so glowlights.
50 mini hatchets. 20 marble hatchets. 10 leaf fish.
While Altums are nice, plants tend not to get on with their water requirements. 10-20 wild/f1 sacalare would work in this tank(provided enough vegetation is provided for the smaller fish to escape to. Something like close cropped hedge branches work quite well to keep the angels at bay).
To finish off the dark corners, 50 weitzmanni tetras (note: whitespot meds KILL them) and 10 appistos.

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29 Aug 2015 09:14 #33 by igmillichip
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murph wrote: The SA tank would be my ideal.
50 or so ottos.
50 or so smallish corys (Pandas etc (Orange/green lazers even?)). A few pairs farlowella/sturisoma type cats. 20 or so checkerboards to stir things up down under. Something bank-dwelling like zebras could be nice in one spot?
200 or so embers. 100 or so neons. 100 or so glowlights.
50 mini hatchets. 20 marble hatchets. 10 leaf fish.
While Altums are nice, plants tend not to get on with their water requirements. 10-20 wild/f1 sacalare would work in this tank(provided enough vegetation is provided for the smaller fish to escape to. Something like close cropped hedge branches work quite well to keep the angels at bay).
To finish off the dark corners, 50 weitzmanni tetras (note: whitespot meds KILL them) and 10 appistos.



One of my long time hopes would be seeing a shop keeping 50 Weitmanni tetras alive long enough to be netted (alive) and in decent enough condition to be able to have the option of buying 50 ;)

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29 Aug 2015 12:28 #34 by LemonJelly
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Never heard of them before. I just looked them up. Nowthat sounds like a great project :cool:

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29 Aug 2015 14:25 #35 by Eric
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I think JoeMc had a post up about these a while back. Smashing looking fish

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29 Aug 2015 19:05 #36 by murph
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I have a feeling that acquiring 50 is a bit optomistic for the weitzmannis, but over time, who knows The time I got them, they were fairly new in to the shop. 6 of the 10 I got survived and took flake (don't believe everything you read). However, a stupid introduction a few months later brought whitespot to the tank. They don't like the meds at all, and died within a couple of hours (I wouldn't mind, i only used a half dose....).
If anyone does get them, they like embers and especially glowlights for friends. Without the confidince these give, they never venture out from under their favourite leaf. (They absolutely hate bright light. Even in a darkish tank, they still need plant cover to feel safe. They are also as skittish about sudden light changes as hatchets. Think gradual light build-up for them).
Despite their issues, when they get over their fright stage and get confident, their colouring is amazing. Well worth the effort.



Oh, they only eat pink/red/orange flake. Make sure there is something else in the tank to eat the rest...

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06 Sep 2015 10:18 #37 by paulv
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Wow mossy, what a tank and what a mind boggling choice you can have. For me I'd go rainbow fish and Congo tetra, with crayfish onthe bottom, african butterfly fish on the surface, go wild on the planting and roots.

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19 Oct 2015 18:35 #38 by dubdero
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Group of caribe pirhanias

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