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Old 11-04-2018, 09:04 PM   #46
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I ish amateur. Small tank. Just started 1 month ago

start small first, then slowly upgrade once you get the hang of it.

only one tiger barb?
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Old 11-04-2018, 09:04 PM   #47
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To each his own bah. I find them beautiful. The bigger plecos don't really hide.

L46 good money! Did you sell the offspring?
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sell already.

easy to breed. but I use bare tank with caves for easy maintenance and breeding.

the tank looks fugly tbh.
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Old 11-04-2018, 09:07 PM   #48
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Used to keep a 4ft planted tank, but that was more than 10 years ago.

Stopped because no time to maintain, and the tank was starting to leak and the cabinet was starting to fall apart. That's the problem when you buy from those local shops that DIY their own tanks. And it was very expensive, paid $1,200 for the tank.

Used a metal halide lamp and Amano CO2 system I bought in Japan. Really loved to see my plants grow and bubble and my fish all happily swimming around. Even managed to breed the Cichlids.
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Old 11-04-2018, 09:08 PM   #49
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I ish amateur. Small tank. Just started 1 month ago

Actually a small tank is harder to keep than a big tank. The small volume of water is very hard to maintain a balance.
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Old 11-04-2018, 09:10 PM   #50
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i tried my hands at a planted shrimp tank, but it failed. plants did not spread sideways but spread upwards despite trimming and the shrimps just keep dying instead of breeding. did proper cycling and washing of equipment already but still fail
Your problem is not enough lighting.
Got algae doesn't mean got enough lighting. Algae could be because of excess nitrates (or is it nitrites? I can never remember)
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Old 11-04-2018, 09:11 PM   #51
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I rear goldfishes, but on a very beginner basis, can i join you guys and learn more?
Currently having 3 ranchus and 3 orandas
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Old 11-04-2018, 09:14 PM   #52
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Grew up doing planted tanks with my dad. But the maintanence is really shag.

But watching streams of bubbles coming out of well nourished plant is really heavenly. Real sense of satisfaction.
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Old 11-04-2018, 09:14 PM   #53
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2ft planted tank. 4 panda cory, 3 guppies, 1 oto, 1 fighting fish.
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Old 11-04-2018, 09:15 PM   #54
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I got 5 Adult Tropical Angel Fish, a dozen of guppies (a mixture of babies and newly matured ones) and 3 Fighting Fish
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Old 11-04-2018, 09:23 PM   #55
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2ft planted tank. 4 panda cory, 3 guppies, 1 oto, 1 fighting fish.
the fighting fish won't attack the guppies ah?
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Old 11-04-2018, 09:25 PM   #57
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the fighting fish won't attack the guppies ah?
maybe it's female fighting fish
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Old 11-04-2018, 09:25 PM   #58
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i know my light is strong because algea starts to form, but the CO2 maybe not enough because i using yeast+sugar only. shrimps wise I am still not sure. will probaby try a new planted betta tank if I can find a better tank solution and a nice betta
never use yeast+sugar for CO2 as you cannot control the input.
you will up with frustration only.
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Old 11-04-2018, 09:28 PM   #59
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I ish amateur. Small tank. Just started 1 month ago

tiger barb must keep in school. cannot keep only one. it will feel very stress one.
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Old 11-04-2018, 09:31 PM   #60
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bookmarked. come back another time/day.
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