My First "proper" Aquarium

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So, months after getting the tank I have fish! (some plants I ordered a week ago only got dispatched today so will go in later but we wont talk about that
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The little blighters have already pulled every loose flake off the wood and every nutrient ball out of the sand below the plants and have the tank in a state already but I love them 
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They scared the life out of me earlier! I got them first thing this morning,  added them gradually to the tank then ran to work asap.   I got back at 8pm, turned the light on and every single one of them was sitting on the bottom of the tank motionless I thought id killed them all in one day!   Thankfully they were sleeping and all is well now (the fighter is a tad iffy but improving.
 
I will get proper pictures when they arent so stressed (bumpy car trip!) and the rest of the plants are in, but meet the gang....
 
 
This guys been a bit off so far but is looking better now.  Beautiful fish!
 
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The Ember tetras have behaved best of all, swimming around very happily (colour could do with some work).  I have never kept these before and had meant to get neons, but I just took a notion for these in the shop
 
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And of course the Stars of the show and the fish I have always wanted....  (large school).  These guys basically huddled together in the middle of the tank all day, but seem to be out and about now... well most of them!
 
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Oh yea and I got one of these.... I just can't resist them.  The fish store guy (best ive ever met) said he will be fine with shrimp... I am highly spectical but we shall see.  I just love these derpy guys, took one look at the tank of them and had to have one.
 
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Well thats the gang, probably all that will ever be in the tank, it could take more but im happy with it.   I might end up with a few tetras or something I suppose,  just glad not to look at an empty tank anymore! It has been cycled for over a month lol
 
 
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So, 24 hours later and everyone looks much better
 
 
 
thankfully these guys come to the front a lot because they are so tiny you never see them otherwise 
 
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these guys are looking much more colourful
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and the fighter is behaving much more normally
 
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So, I got the plants in.  its not properly scaped, I try but I just can't get tanks to look the way on here, but hey I think the fish will like it and that's what matters right?
 
I just got everyone calmed down yesterday and now I have some uber stressed fish again 
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  but hey its done now (some adjustment is obviously needed)   I didn't want to mess around too much, it was already the worst day of their lives.  I would have liked to have got this sorted before adding them, but the plants came a lot later than I expected, then they had to be cleaned etc,
 
Oh and I lifted the front left wood up a bit and got it to balance, the fish seem to link going under it as well as through it.
 
But anyway, here is my very modest tank,
 
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(some petrified Pygmy's)
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To be fair ive been watching them while writing this and they actually schooled for the first time after these plants went in... previously they just ran around the bottom on their own.
 
 
 
So yea, it will get tidied up when the fish calm down, but this is pretty much how the tank will stay, its a humble attempt at a tank and certainly wont be winning totm I like it
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and hey when I bought it on gumtree it looked like this and hopefully ive improved it somewhat
 
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Oh and I have one Pygmy that is utterly convinced that it is an ember tetra, it never goes anywhere near the other pygmy's and is constantly following the tetras everywhere... this really amuses me for some reason 
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I think you've done a great job, tank looks super. Never kept ember tetras before either, but these look really nice.
 
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Munroco said:
I think you've done a great job, tank looks super. Never kept ember tetras before either, but these look really nice.
thanks very much!I am quite fond of them :)

A new day, a new issue. I noticed one tetra has a mild case of white spot, so I grabbed some treatment today and hope to get that under control before it spreads much.

I also got some bloodworm, so that should cheer them up
 

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