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Old 09-30-2013, 12:24 PM
 
Location: North Western NJ
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I wouldn't do khulis, too big for your tank and they are schoolers...if you like the loaches try yo-yos instead more ctive than plecos, and 2 in a 20 would do fine (no more than that though, unlike khulis, yo-yos are territorial)
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Old 10-19-2013, 08:14 AM
 
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I used to have a planted aquarium. Those were fun! Just remember, add liquid fertilizer to your tank, otherwise your plants will die. Oh, and don't forget to anchor those puppies too!
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Old 10-25-2013, 10:30 AM
 
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Just remember, add liquid fertilizer to your tank, otherwise your plants will die. Oh, and don't forget to anchor those puppies too!
It all depends on the plants, they have varying requirements. Java ferns and java moss don't require fertilizing, mine thrive and I don't fertilize. And some plants do fine free-floating, some should never be planted....
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Old 11-24-2013, 04:55 PM
 
Location: In The South
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Well, I have ended up with 2 tanks. A 20 gallon high, and a 5 gallon. My 5 gal has 3 glowlight tetras and an attitudianal Betta, Gorgeous George. He's a double tail, mostly red, but in pictures he looks blue. He's just....well, gorgeous! This is not the best picture, he is way too busy primping and posing and flaring to stay still for pictures.


My other, main, tank has a dwarf neon blue gourami (again, much prettier in person), a school of several (11 total) zebra danios and white clouds, 5 raspboras of some type, and 2 bristle nose plecos.

Oh, and George also had a very nice bamboo shrimp for company. He shed the other day and is just so pretty!
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Old 11-30-2013, 12:40 PM
 
Location: North Western NJ
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looks very nice!
if all the rasbora look like the one on the left they are harlequins (and one of my absolute favorite tropical )
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Old 11-30-2013, 02:30 PM
 
Location: In The South
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looks very nice!
if all the rasbora look like the one on the left they are harlequins (and one of my absolute favorite tropical )
Yes, that's exactly what they are, Harlequin Raspboras. I just couldn't get that to the front of my brain when I posted the picture.

And thanks!
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Old 12-03-2013, 11:41 AM
 
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Very nice! Just keep an eye on the water parameters, I'm not sure how you cycled the tank, and you are fully stocked. And the bn plecos will need some food of their own too, there isn't sufficient algae for them. In fact, they don't really even eat much algae after they are several months old. I promise I'm not nagging, but not everyone knows these things. Is that a piece of driftwood in the center? It's very unique, I like it. The plecos must love it.
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Old 12-03-2013, 12:29 PM
 
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Very nice! Just keep an eye on the water parameters, I'm not sure how you cycled the tank, and you are fully stocked. And the bn plecos will need some food of their own too, there isn't sufficient algae for them. In fact, they don't really even eat much algae after they are several months old. I promise I'm not nagging, but not everyone knows these things. Is that a piece of driftwood in the center? It's very unique, I like it. The plecos must love it.
Thanks for the advice!

Yes, it's a cypress knee that's been hanging around forever. I boiled the heck out of it and anchored it to a rock with aquarium cement. The plecos do love it, they are all over it frequently.
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