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    Thatís pretty nifty to complement a nifty scape.


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    Yesterday I went to nautilus tropical fish and I picked up these espei rasboras! I was thinking about what type of fish you guys mentioned to me and these really stuck w me. Their color is so bright and well they just look so nice lol. My favorite fish so far are harlequin rasboras, Iíve had 3-4 out of 10 for about almost a year now! I wanted some for my fluval but they get big so when I saw these in the recommendations I just had to get them. I got 4 for now, I might get another 2-3 if I ever come across them again


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    A school of seven would be just right for that tank. (I'm fond of kubotais, too.) What is the other fish with them?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Barliman View Post
    A school of seven would be just right for that tank. (I'm fond of kubotais, too.) What is the other fish with them?
    Heading to CK today, might get more not sure. Thereís 5 galaxy rasboras and about 8-10 micro euro rasboras and these 4 beauties


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    Update : Iíve been seeing some greenspot algae on the leaves of some rotalas and bacopa, what can I do to get rid of it? I think I posted a separate thread which states to get some snails (I might get some today at CK)
    Anyways hereís some close ups. On my IG you can see full videos of this tank @aa.aquascaping
    Fish are healthy and so are shrimp, but Iíve noticed shrimp havenít really been breeding... I want to supply them with some nice shrimp food, maybe even some cucumbers? Let me know what I should get.


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    I really have to get some Galaxy rasboras. So beautiful.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Barliman View Post
    I really have to get some Galaxy rasboras. So beautiful.
    I got a few more from Peter at CK fish today bc of their sale


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    I picked up a new 10 gallon tank and ADA Amazonia Light soil at Nature Aquarium today. Iím planning on moving everything from my fluval spec to that new tank, including filter media, water, and all the plants and fish. I have one question, will it leach a lot of ammonia?


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    The new substrate will leach ammonia, the question is whether or not you will have enough cycled filter media to turn it into nitrates before it harms any livestock. Now if you take into account that your going from a 5 gallon tank to a 10 gallon tank and doubling the water volume, the cycled material is still set up to handle a 5 gallon bioload, I can almost guarentee some ammonia spikes in the first week.
    What I would suggest, though I dont know if its possible on a spec V because of the rim on the top, would be to run your new filter on the older tank for a week or two. Then when you set up the new tank that filter is already fully cycled, and take the filter media from the spec V and put it in a pantyhose and put inside the new tank for about a week to help the rest of the tank cycle.
    Its a little bit more preparation when dealing with an active substrate and upgrading to a bigger tank, but if you take your time with the cycle you shouldnt have any problems.

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