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    Two Peacocks In A Frontosa Tank?

    Wow, I thought this would be an easy one....
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    Two Peacocks In A Frontosa Tank?

    I had to move the surviving 2 fish in my 70 gal tank after my heater died.  The water was quite cold and killed everything in my tank except two peacocks which must be extremely tough.  The only other tank that I had to put them in is my 120 gallon frontosa tank.  For the past 3 years it has...
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    Orange Blotch Marmalade Peacock?

    I have the same concerns.  So far it seems that the peacocks stay near the bottom of the tank, and the angles are more mid to upper tank.  I can always move the tetras...I'm not sure if I should be concerned that the peacocks are bullying the angles...or the other way around.
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    Orange Blotch Marmalade Peacock?

    Thank you.  Like everything on line there are so many variations.  I put them in a 75 gal tank with two angel fish (and a few tetra).  Not a planned combo, (or a great one) but so far everyone seems to be getting along. 
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    Orange Blotch Marmalade Peacock?

    I just bought two fish marked orange blotch marmalade peacock.  When I googled the name, I came up with a bunch of variations.  I'm looking for any specific info on them.  I found this pic on line (not my fish but looks just like it).  Any help appreciated.  
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    Medium Size, Colorful Fish For Community Tank?

    I really like both the rainbow fish and the Serverum.  My tank is a 75 gal.  It has a small school of tetras and two bolivian rams.  I don't think I've ever seen either of these fish in pet stores (which are lacking in my area).  Where do you usually find them?
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    Glass Ghost Catfish?

    Ok, this is a definite possibility.  There are currently only a school of small tetras and 2 bolivian rams in the 75 gal tank.  I need some java fern!
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    Glass Ghost Catfish?

    I find these fish fascinating, but I have no experience with them.  I've read everything from "they are a great beginner fish" to "they usually don't survive the trip home from the pet store."   I'd like as much info as possible before I consider them for my 75 gal, under-stocked  community tank.
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    Medium Size, Colorful Fish For Community Tank?

    Thank you for the suggestion. Mollies, platys and swordtails don't really appeal to me...I'm not sure why, I've just never been fond of them.  Also, I think they are too small.
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    Medium Size, Colorful Fish For Community Tank?

    Well, my angle fish did not survive (actually I still have one)...neither did the blue rams.  My water is way too hard.  So, my choices are either buy a reverse osmosis filter, or find fish that can live in my water.  In this particular tank I still have 2 bolivian rams, the one angle, and 8...
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    Fish Selection Not Working Out...(Or I Poisoned The Water)

    OK, thanks!  The angle I mentioned is definitely dying...at least I got to witness it's behavior.  It was swimming rapidly in "circles"..turning on it's side, lunging at the top of the water.  It almost looked like seizure activity.  Any thoughts?
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    Fish Selection Not Working Out...(Or I Poisoned The Water)

    Honestly, I've always had pretty hardy fish...I've always filled it straight from the tap, I stand there with my hand at the outlet to make sure it doesn't get to warm or cool.  The bucket method is much more accurate....and I'd like to say I'd try it but I know that I'll never have the time to...
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    Fish Selection Not Working Out...(Or I Poisoned The Water)

    My water temp is about 79-80 which I know is pretty warm, but I think that the angles can tolerate it...I have it that warm because of the blue rams (one left that's going strong).   I have not tried a large water change.  Sounds like a good idea.  My concern with doing changes that large, is...
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    Fish Selection Not Working Out...(Or I Poisoned The Water)

    The metal was not treated with anything.  I see your point about boiling the wood, but I got that advice from multiple sites (including this one) about preparing driftwood for use in aquariums.  It seems to be holding up pretty well.  My PH is 7.4. Wills- I changed everything in the tank...
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    Fish Selection Not Working Out...(Or I Poisoned The Water)

    I'll have to check the PH again when I get home. Can't remember. It's a 75 gal tank and the angles are approx 1.5". I have not sprayed anything near the tank and my heaters working fine. My biggest concern is the metal I mentioned.
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    Fish Selection Not Working Out...(Or I Poisoned The Water)

    My fish are dropping like crazy...I redid my old mbuana tank several weeks ago and bought 6 angles, 2 bolivian rams, 4 blue rams (very young ones) and 8 tetra.  So far I've lost 3 angles and 3 blue rams.  My amonia and nitrite levels are 0.  Very little nitrate (not sure of the # as I don't have...
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    Need Help With Lighting

     Funny, I even googled the correct spelling.  Darn auto correct.  By the way, I'm assuming the tank in the pic is yours.  It's absolutely beautiful.  How can you have a tank like that and not know the difference between a T5 and a T8 bulb?  LOL.  I thought that knowing "all there is to know"...
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    Need Help With Lighting

    I don't have pics because it's not much to look at yet.  I used to have mbuna ciclids in the tank and I had it decorated with lava rocks and kind of a dark background...not to mention the black/white sand.  There were no plants because they eat them.  To me, the tank was so dreary looking. ...
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    Need Help With Lighting

    Lisa, thanks for all of your help, it's really appreciated.  No, I didn't use play sand.  I used some very expensive black and white sand that was "made" spicifically for ciclids...it's been a while now so I don't remember if it was supposed to increase the Ph, or something else.  Anyway, it was...
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    Need Help With Lighting

    I agree that part of the brightness problem could be caused by the fact that there are currently no plants (I have driftwood, but it's still soaking).  There are some rocks, but they are white.  Still, if it's that bright at 40 watts...and I have to double it?  I had the sand for several years...
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