My new 45 gallon

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  1. Roxane1232

    Roxane1232 Bolivian ram Well-known Member

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    Got it home just letting the sand settle overnight. 20181011_203625.jpg
     
  2. Protim Sarkar

    Protim Sarkar German blue ram Moderator Fish guru

    Very nice !:)
     
  3. Anders247

    Anders247 Bolivian ram Administrator Moderator Well-known Member

    Nice! What are you going to do with it?
     
  4. Roxane1232

    Roxane1232 Bolivian ram Well-known Member

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    My thought is a pair of bolivian rams, dwarf neon rainbows, a pearl gourami or angel fish, with my panda and albino cories. Do any of you have any other ideas? My sand is salt and pepper colored.
     
  5. Roxane1232

    Roxane1232 Bolivian ram Well-known Member

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    Here it is filled up, Just waiting for the sand to clear up. Hopefully in a few days it will settle. I also plan on adding some ludwiga plants, swords, rotala, hornwort, bamboo and Anarchis, just have a fern until I get some iron in there or root tabs. Also going to get some cholla drift wood on amazon and will take the log and shark out and replace them with those.
     

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  6. Anders247

    Anders247 Bolivian ram Administrator Moderator Well-known Member

    There's some temp incompatibilities there, I'd do a blue/gold gourami instead of a pearl or an angelfish, which would want warmer water than the panda cories and bolivian rams.
     
  7. Roxane1232

    Roxane1232 Bolivian ram Well-known Member

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    Okay so couldn't wait to add a few more plants and a lava rock. 20181013_151846.jpg
    Thanks for the suggestion, will definitely check both out. I'm mostly anxious to work with another gourami, blue gouramis are gorgeous.
     
  8. CarpCharacin

    CarpCharacin Cyprinus carpio Administrator Fish mentor

    It looks good! What kind of sand are you using?
     
  9. Roxane1232

    Roxane1232 Bolivian ram Well-known Member

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    Black and white mixed with filtered sand. Saw it in a tank at Fish 4 U and fell in love with it. Here's a better picture of it now that the cloudiness has gone down. 20181014_110145.jpg 20181014_110145.jpg
     

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  10. Roxane1232

    Roxane1232 Bolivian ram Well-known Member

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    Might need to add a bigger cave for the rams eventually in place of the shark.
     
  11. CarpCharacin

    CarpCharacin Cyprinus carpio Administrator Fish mentor

    You could use a Terra Cotta pot, that's what I use for hiding places for my fish.
     
  12. Roxane1232

    Roxane1232 Bolivian ram Well-known Member

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    That's a good idea. Probably set it up in a far corner so the rams have space away from the cories. I might need 2 seeing as my pandas and albinos I'm adding hide in my triceratops quite a bit.
     
  13. CarpCharacin

    CarpCharacin Cyprinus carpio Administrator Fish mentor

    Just make sure that you sand down any sharp edges on the terra cotta pot, sometimes they have sharp edges around the drainage hole.
     
  14. Roxane1232

    Roxane1232 Bolivian ram Well-known Member

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    Roxane1232 Bolivian ram Well-known Member

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    Added some black skirt tetras to help keep the beneficial bacteria going. Haven't been able to turn the light on, tried for a minute but they got skittish, so going to try again in the mourning.
     
  16. CarpCharacin

    CarpCharacin Cyprinus carpio Administrator Fish mentor

    Don't completley submerge the lucky bamboo, or it will rot.
     

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