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04 Apr 2016 10:47 #1 by fishmad1234 (Craig Coyle)
Just thought I would share the latest project I have going very exticted about it as I will be keeping one of my favourite little fish.


Tank is a Fluval chi 25lt

Substrate is Ada Amazonia

Decor is some rocks cappata leaves and river pebbles.

Thinking of adding a plant or 2 but want to try keep it as close to the fishs bio type as possible.

Just waiting on seahorse to get me a stand and a remote control for the light unit.

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I plan to stock it with a pair of stiphoden gobys some cherry shrimp and a small shoal of Galaxy rasboras

Really looking forward to getting it going.

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Craig

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04 Apr 2016 12:22 #2 by gunnered72 (Eddy Gunnered)
Galaxy Rasboras are extremely skittish in open tanks Craig...You will definitely see them out and about more if you add some taller plants and create cover (Otherwise they will hide behind the filter or heater)....Amazing fish...Have a few myself...
Also Stiphodon Gobies appreciate flow and good aeration...Beautiful fish too when they grow....As juveniles they look nothing.....There are lots of different Stiphodon colour and species variations as well...But its practically impossible to identify them when they are juvies...

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04 Apr 2016 12:42 #3 by fishmad1234 (Craig Coyle)
Yeah I have been reading that the gobies like a bit of flow I was thinking of adding a mini power head to the tank for that reason. I could get some floating plants and maybe a val or so into the back of the tank.

Yeah I have always loved Galaxy rasboras never kept them before.


Thanks for the tips eddy mate.

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06 Apr 2016 18:00 #4 by helix8008 (Tomas Novak)
Looking forward for updates :)

I have grilled rasboras, which are shy same as galaxy. They are beautifull but overpriced for fish which is hiding 95% of time even if you have good conditions. It took mine to adjust 6 months and needed to change tall plants for medium hight to see them more.
Biggest problem is with feeding and you will experience some losses.

Tom

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06 Apr 2016 21:21 #5 by fishmad1234 (Craig Coyle)

helix8008 wrote: Looking forward for updates :)

I have grilled rasboras, which are shy same as galaxy. They are beautifull but overpriced for fish which is hiding 95% of time even if you have good conditions. It took mine to adjust 6 months and needed to change tall plants for medium hight to see them more.
Biggest problem is with feeding and you will experience some losses.

Tom


I'm really looking forward to getting it going had a break from the hobbie and since I have been back nano fish are my favourite.

Ordering a few bits tonight for it off amazon filter sponges the bamboo back round and the light remote so and waiting on the stand so should be started in a week or so.

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07 Apr 2016 07:33 #6 by LemonJelly (Johnny Cowley)
Grilled rasboras? Do they come with a sauce?

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07 Apr 2016 10:23 #7 by helix8008 (Tomas Novak)
Haha, you wouldnt get much meat out of them :cheer:

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07 Apr 2016 13:17 #8 by Jonlate (Jon Late)
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What sort of filtration will you be running?
What sort of lights?
Need info for my nano tank!!

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07 Apr 2016 13:20 #9 by LemonJelly (Johnny Cowley)

helix8008 wrote: Haha, you wouldnt get much meat out of them :cheer:

You never know! Minnows used to be a delicacy :sick:

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07 Apr 2016 13:26 #10 by fishmad1234 (Craig Coyle)

Jonlate wrote: What sort of filtration will you be running?
What sort of lights?
Need info for my nano tank!!


The chi has a filter box with a built in LED light and a Fluval 150 watt heater.


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07 Apr 2016 22:29 #11 by Fishowner (Gavin fishowner)
Why use a 150watt heater in a 25 litre tank? Surely its a risk if the heater sticks on it would literally boil your tank.would a smaller heater around 25watts not be better suited?
In theory of course the thermostat would control the temp in the tank anyhow but just thought a 150 watt was abit big for a smaller tank,especially if it sticks on.
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07 Apr 2016 22:37 #12 by fishmad1234 (Craig Coyle)

Fishowner wrote: Why use a 150watt heater in a 25 litre tank? Surely its a risk if the heater sticks on it would literally boil your tank.would a smaller heater around 25watts not be better suited?
In theory of course the thermostat would control the temp in the tank anyhow but just thought a 150 watt was abit big for a smaller tank,especially if it sticks on.
Gavin


Well in theory if any heater sticks on it will boil the fish.

But I see your point with it only being a small body of water.

The water should heat quicker and the in turn the heater will be on less and I plan to have it at around 24 degrees.

I didn't purposely go out and get a 150 watt heater it's just the only spare heater I have lying around at the moment.


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