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PostSubject: Rainbow Tank   Thu Sep 29, 2011 11:38 pm

I'm getting ready to set up a 60G primarily for rainbows. I'm thinking boesmani, turquoise, and praecox. Any advice on whether I'm missing a really cool species?. Also, I'd appreciate any advice on other species that I could add in to make it a more healthy environment. Do I need a couple cories, plecos, etc...? Thanks!
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PostSubject: Re: Rainbow Tank   Fri Sep 30, 2011 12:13 am

I love cory cats. Lasers, sterbis, aneus, paleatus, pygmy etc.. I also love roseline sharks, reticulated hillstream loaches, even otocinclus have their place. There is another kind of rainbow, i think its called australian, that looks like a spawning salmon. They are cool. I am soooo setting up somemore freshwater tanks!
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PostSubject: Re: Rainbow Tank   Fri Sep 30, 2011 2:37 am

sounds like its gonna be sweet.a 60 rainbow tank.you have seen higher thinkings tank?.he has alot of the forementioned fishes and it works out great.and just to throw out there that there are some really nice smaller rainbows as well as the precox wont get to big.threadfins and furcata rainbows come to mind.
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PostSubject: praecox   Tue Oct 11, 2011 4:10 am

I have two female praecox that I am willing to give up, they deserve better than being chased by yabbie all day Smile
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PostSubject: Re: Rainbow Tank   Wed Oct 12, 2011 12:31 am

Thanks! I'll gladly give them a good home. Still have plenty of room. PM to figure out what you would like in trade.
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PostSubject: Re: Rainbow Tank   Wed Oct 12, 2011 12:32 am

PS - Welcome back. Glad you're recovered!
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PostSubject: Re: Rainbow Tank   Tue Oct 18, 2011 1:36 am

so last i heard you had some pretty cool rainbows going on.can i see?i have been thinking about maybe trying one or two but am unsure.you might give me the little push to add some to my hex.
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PostSubject: Re: Rainbow Tank   Mon Oct 31, 2011 8:22 pm

Still trying to get the rainbow tank in shape. Making some progress.
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PostSubject: Re: Rainbow Tank   Mon Oct 31, 2011 9:27 pm

WOW!... Shocked ....everything looks so perfect like it was just out of a magazine.and those lights look pretty heavy duty.what are they T5s?i want some of that calimastratum bad but i am wanting some feedback from people prior to grabing some.i havent had much luck with the crinum bulbs.those are some sweet cryptocorens in the back (unless i am wrong and they are swords wich are still sweet.)and the windolov.nice taste in plants.and what kind of rainbows are darting around in the pic.
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PostSubject: Re: Rainbow Tank   Tue Nov 01, 2011 1:06 am

The fish in the pic are 4 turquoise, 2 boesmani, (and 2 corys, 1 albino bristlenose pleco not shown). I need to add a few more species. The crinum calamistratum (right in front of the rock) is struggling. I have lost several leaves. It could be too much light right there. Could also be shock from the transplantation. I'll keep you posted. I have some brazilian sword, amazon sword, lace java fern, cryptos, and jungle val. I'd really like to get some of that corkscrew jungle val and vesuvius sword.
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PostSubject: Re: Rainbow Tank   Wed Nov 02, 2011 1:06 am

I have a feeling its transplant shock...they love high light..and are slow growing...they often drop all their leaves and regrow under new conditions...just make sure the bulb doesnt rot and it should last forever.
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PostSubject: Re: Rainbow Tank   Sat Nov 05, 2011 7:46 pm

im with badx on this, thats a seriously impressive tank, mad props to you good sir...
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