Chev (sircheverificus) wrote in tank_talk,
Chev
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Mah list and new pics!

... As well as other details.



To start out with, I got my driftwood in the tank yesterday. I decided
to stop soaking it because the water wasn't really changing colors so I
guess I found a good batch of it. I put it in my tank, put that little
plant on top of it just to sorta add some looks to it and to save some
space, also, the manager, Chris, at my LFS told me that I can start
adding hardy fish after I have it circulating for about 24 hours.
Sweet. So, I added my 3 Pristella Tetras and as soon as 10:00 pm rolled
around, I turned my light on and
got some pictures! Yay! So, here they are!







I got the driftwood right in the middle of the tank since there wasn't really anywhere else to put it! What do you think?















There's my Pristella Tetras!











There's the plant that's in the middle of the driftwood:












Alright, I went over to my LFS again (haha, I love that place) to make
sure that I put my CO2 mechanism together correctly and I did. Sweet.
Anywho, I browsed around their fish and learned some about what they had and it helped me somewhat complete my list.



#..............name........................................................................type

3..............Clown Loaches.........................................................Scavenger/snails

1..............Clown Pleco..............................................................Algae

1..............Farlowella Catfish......................................................Algae

1..............Blue Corral Dwarf Gourami.......................................Swimmer

4..............Zebra Danios- Clear..................................................Swimmer

2..............Zebra Danios- Solid...................................................Swimmer



Alrighty, explanation: I'm going to start out with 3 Clown Loaches
and I may increase it to 5 depending on how they fit in my tank. I
didn't check the plants for snails nor snail eggs so I might find
myself a few unexpected surprises in a few days but that's alright. I
also wanted some bottom feeders so I found that this would be the way
to go about it. The woman I talked to at my LFS told me I should have a
variation of algae eaters because they eat different things and I
loved  how the Clown Plecostomus looked and I thought he was really humble and cute, and he'll only get about 3" or so. The Farlowella Catfish eats algae off plant leaves and off the glass walls, so I thought he'd be a great candidate as well. The Blue Corral Dwarf Gourami
is an addition I have been wanting to add to my tank for a good while
because he will offset the colors of my danios and my other fish and
will add a vibrant look.



Now, you're probably wondering what I mean by clear zebra danios and
solid zebra danios. Most zebra danios that I have seen have the clear,
almost wavy tails, which is what I mean by Zebra Danios- Clear.
My LFS has some beautiful danios that have solid and different-shaped
tails that also have a tint of orange or red on them which is what I
mean by Zebra Danios- Solid.
It's mostly a code for me to remember. I thought having 2 oddballs in
the bunch might make things look interesting and also offset it all.



I don't know yet what else I'm going to add to my aquarium, but I think
it all depends on what it looks like after everything is said and done,
but I'm open to suggestions as to what might look pleasant with that
mixture of fish. Only things I want to avoid are: livebearers and
aggressive fish. I'm looking more for community fish that will school
amongst themselves. So, any recommendations?


Oh yeah, and I probably should add, since I don't know if any of you
know this, but out of my 3 Pristellas, my 3 Zebra Danios, 1 Leopard
Danio, and my 1 Double-spotted Plecostomus, I'm only keeping my Zebra
Danios.
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