Planted tanks and

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    yote Ceritfied Mantis Hunter Moderator

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    Saying HOWDY.

    I've not had a whole lotta time for the past few months. Just trying to survive helping at the LFS , my classes, and doing my other odd jobs. You'd think that somebody that is technically unemployed, wouldn't be working 16 and 18 hour days. But it is what it is.

    I still pop in and read through a few threads and try to keep up with whats going on on the site.

    Any way. Figured that since I know at least of few of y'all have a freshwater tank, that I'd show mine off a wee bit.

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    yote Ceritfied Mantis Hunter Moderator

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    Very nice Yote... I'm thinking of setting up a fw tank again.
     
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    yote Ceritfied Mantis Hunter Moderator

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    You should Smitty.

    I honestly didn't thik I'd like a freshwater tank. But I've found that a full self-sustaining tank is even easier to get going and maintain. I mean, all I gotta do top it off.
     
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    Yeah, I'm thinking of a community cichlid tank.
     
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    Nice. Planted tanks are not easy. Good luck with your education.
     
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    Very cool yote! Good to see ya. :)

    I already set up a 4g planted betta tank recently, and now i'm getting ready to do a 12g long at the office.

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    Very nice Dennis.
     
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    Smitty, theres no such thing as a community cichlid tank. The closest thing is rams from South America, but theyre dwarf cichlids. Pm me if you want.
     
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    Oh, and nice tank, Joe. Puts mine to shame.
     
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    yote Ceritfied Mantis Hunter Moderator

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    Thats a sweet little tank Dennis.

    Thanks Kyle. Post some pics. I'm bettin yours is top knotch.
     
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    Nice, Yoters! Makes me think I want one, but then I think that I should just convert my fowlr to reef LOL Closest I'll come is my betta nano. Denise's is awesome.

    Hey D -- what did you use for your substrate? I like the color.
     
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    Who's Denise? :lol:

    I use ADA Amazonia AquaSoil.
     
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    wontonflip I failed Kobayashi Maru

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    Damn. LOL I've been finding myself constantly typing in extra characters. Totally missed that. Couldn't Denise just be like, your sexier alternate ego??

    I gotta find that substrate. I looks great, and no doubt beneficial to a planted tank.
     
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    Dennis, Yote, how do you keep snails from decimating your plants?
     
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    Yote: my bowfront is designed by my wife, no say in that. It needs lots more plants. My mbuna tank finally got set up last weekend, but I do have a very beautiful L. caeruleus. Ill see about some pics. Id like to set up another one and get some F1 L. caeruleus, P. socolofi & v. albino. Know of anyone with pure F1/F2's of each?
     
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    yote Ceritfied Mantis Hunter Moderator

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    I've 3 of these guys in the tank.Somewhere.
    Tropical Fish for Freshwater Aquariums: Angelicus Botia Loach

    I see them dart across the front from time to time, but usually stay back in the plants. Plus on the rare occasion that I see a snail, I pull it out.

    I don't know of anybody right off hand, but I know somebody that might. I'll ask when I see him at the LFS Sunday and let you know. I'll also check with our sales rep at the wholesaler. He might can help get you in touch with somebody closer to you.
     
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    kbuser92 if you dont get "" community "" cichlid tanks , how do you explain large public display tanks made up of chiclids from Africa ?

    i have a friend who used to have a Lake Malawi set up at home , he had 60 cichlids in total , large ones all the way down to the smaller ones.
    all he done was set the tank up in a way that each fish could have its own area if needed , and the smaller species could vanish completely into caves / behind rock work.

    might not have been the usual "" community "" set up , but it was a cichlid community all the same.
    he then sold the lot so he could get a large 10ft long x 7ft front to back x 3ft in hight tank made up so he could keep freshwater stingrays , but had to sell them when he got married so they had a nursery ready .
     
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    I more meant that you cant mix and match as you please. Everything has to be considered, where in a "tropical community", you can usually throw in whatever you want.

    Also, nobody I know refers to mixing species from the same lake a community, its a biotope. There may be a little confusion there, too. But like I said, its all got to be planned from the beginning.
     
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    it all depends on your look of things and where you come from really.

    i know some people who think the usual tropical tank is nothing but alienated , as more often than not its species from all over the world forced to live in same aquarium.

    just like "" community "" means various things to people. like the guy i knew he called it a community because it was busy and they all got on with one an other with the usual fall out now an then.

    no confusion here , i have kept many a tropical set up . and fully planted set up.
    like here Biotope means you keep the water to exact conditions found in that area of the world , where as the guy i knew kept his cichlids in normal tap water so was not a true biotope set up.
    as here in the UK many stores keep fish in normal tap water as in most places it is safe enough to use.
     
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