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Old 12-14-2014, 03:16 PM   #1 
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South American Biotope

After thinking it over, I decided that my failed sorority tank is going to be either a guppy or South American tank.
I'm mostly leaning toward a guppy tank but the idea of having say a South American biotope seems really fun. I know I kinda want to keep it blackwater and intend to get some (a lot) more driftwood.

I want to scape it mostly in driftwood, and fill in the rest with plants.

This tank isn't likely to be restocked until January, since the sorority crashed due to columnaris.

Plant list:
Amazon Swords
Bacopa
Alternantheras
Myriophyllum mattogrosense
Vals(maybe)
Cabomba (maybe)
Micro swords (maybe)
Riccia (maybe)

Possible fish list (not all will be used, asterisks indicate interest):
Guppies*
Corydoras*
Rummynose Tetra*
Red eye Tetra
Silver dollar*
Black Skirt Tetra
Pristella/X-ray Tetra*
Beckford's Pencilfish*
Penguin Tetra
Neon Tetra
Cardinal Tetra
Green Fire Tetra*
Glowlight Tetra*
Head-and-Taillight Tetra*
Flame Tetra
Colombian Tetra*
Black or Red Phantom Tetra*
Bloodfin Tetra
Black Neon Tetra
Platy

I could very well get away with having the following and still be over filtrated.
6 bronze cories
6 guppies
6 pencilfish
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Old 12-14-2014, 03:25 PM   #2 
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Tank size? filtration?
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Old 12-14-2014, 04:51 PM   #3 
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What size is your tank?
20 g long
What temperature is your tank?
80 degrees F
Does your tank have a filter?
Yes, two. One Aqueon Quietflow 10 HOB and the other is a Topfin internal multistage 40.
Does your tank have an air stone or other type of aeration?
No
Is your tank heated?
Yes, Marineland adjustable heater

I'm going off of Aqadvisor's levels on that stock level which may change depending on what survives this columnaris outbreak.

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Old 12-14-2014, 06:23 PM   #4 
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Hope the pencil fish make it they are cool fish, I wish I could get some around here :/
I've read from a lot of rummynose owners that they do bets in 4ft tank minimum but longer is better, they apparently need a LOT of room.
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Old 12-14-2014, 07:03 PM   #5 
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I'm going to have to search around to find a source of pencilfish, but I really want to get them over a tetra species, even if I have to order them only. Rummynose tetras are pretty, but I like the look of pencilfish. Guppies for color mostly, cories for cute, pencilfish cause they look cool.
Right now there's 13 cories, 5 guppies and 2 females (they'll be seperated after I finish the Kanaplex rounds and the tank settles. Neither are overly aggressive to each other, so for now I'm keeping them in that tank to avoid contaminating any other tanks)

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