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    Suggestions For 4X2X2

     The bath tub isn't used, and I washed it previously with boiling water. Anything with bleach in it will deactivate in hot water, So I should be pretty safe with that I think. 
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    Suggestions For 4X2X2

    Thanks Byron.   I found the wood out in the country, it's as dead as a door nail. It's just shy of 4ft long and has quite a large end to it. We cut into the thickest part and it's completely dry. It was about 5kg and it floats in the bath tub haha. It's absorbed quite a lot of water now. I...
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    Suggestions For 4X2X2

    So what would people recommend housing with Angels then? Aside from larger dither fish.   Got a question about wood too! What wood can/can't you put in a tank. Apart from silly things like treated pine :p I found a really nice piece out on a property, it's completely dry as a bone, but no idea...
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    Suggestions For 4X2X2

    Thanks for all the info on the sand. I had a look for that ceramaquartz but didn't have any luck. I think I'll just stick to the moon sand. My Panda Corys seem to love it in my other tank. I did look at the ADA Amazonian Soil, but read that it doesn't last a long time and turns to a clay/mud - I...
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    Suggestions For 4X2X2

    Haha sorry Rob. I will put Discus in it eventually, just not right now. I'm having trouble at the moment finding substrate I like. Does any one know of nice black sand other than Moon Sand?
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    Suggestions For 4X2X2

    Thanks Byron, that is some really good information. I have decided to put off the discus for the time being as there are a lot of fish I would like to keep (some new and some again) and I have more options going this way.   I 100% would like a pair of rams, and as mentioned previously by another...
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    Suggestions For 4X2X2

     Thanks! I originally wanted Sterbais, I love them, but my partner likes the Julii better so I thought I'd be nice and let him have a say. But looks like I'm sticking with the Sterbai ;)
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    Suggestions For 4X2X2

    Ahh okay. If I decided not to go down the discus road and wanted to keep Pearl Gouramis, how many would be recommended to keep together?
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    Suggestions For 4X2X2

    I've just done some reading about the temps. There's a variety of information on the net. I've seen max temps of between 27 - 30C (82 - 86 F)
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    Suggestions For 4X2X2

    Thanks Wills, I'll definitely get 3 Apistos then. Ive been getting so much mixed info about the gouramis, I'll keep researching nevertheless.
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    Suggestions For 4X2X2

    Thank you. Do you know how to tell the difference between male and female in the angels?   EDIT: Nevermind, just did some research :)
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    Suggestions For 4X2X2

    So I think I've made a decision as to what to put in there after speaking to some other fishy people like ourselves to get opinions.   5-6 x Discus 2-3 x Angels 1 x 3 Spot Gourami 1x Pearl Gourami Pair x GBR Pair x Apistogramma (not sure which one yet) 10-12 Corydora (more than likely Julii)...
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    Suggestions For 4X2X2

    Thanks free runner. I've been around to some stores and fishy people just asking their opinions on the electric blue acaras. I think I'm gonna go down the discus route. Are you meaning a pair of angels or a pair of discus? I have far more options in tank mates with the discus than I do with the...
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    Suggestions For 4X2X2

    Thanks for all the replies. I, myself hadn't read anything so far about plants suffering with young discus, but there's no end to the internet is there! As for trimming and maintenance with plants, I am choosing plants such as swords, fern, tiger lotus <i>maybe<i> a ground cover, so there won't...
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    Suggestions For 4X2X2

    Hey everyone,    I recently purchased a 4x2x2ft tank (got it for a steal!), and I'm struggling to make up my mind as to what to put in it, Or rather, what combinations to put in.    I will be running an Aqua One Nautilus 2700 canister and will be putting in lots of drift wood and plants.    I'm...
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