My planted cube

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  1. Hendre

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    They aren't really, 12 kuhlis munch 2cm thick cucumber slices in a few days..
     
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    - khulis low bioload, should be fine and they’re great
    - ottos: do 3 rather than 1 as they are social creatures
    - pearl gourami is a favourite of mine but a) they get large b) would actually do better with 1 male to 2-3 females so here you might run into trouble especially as your 10 guppies might soon be 100 :lol: the pearl gouramis would also appreciate a densely planted tank with cover from above eg floating plants, and a hood as they are labarynth fish who don’t do well gulping cold and dry air
     
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    I already have 8 guppy fry that I need to try catch and transfer to my 3ft tank .

    I do have a piece of plexi glass that i still need to cut to size .

    I always thought you could only keep 2 gouramis per 100l ?
     
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    @eco - tech I wouldnt bother with the fry I found in my own personal experience everytime i moved them I lost some or all eventually. If you lots of place for them to hide like guppy grass and java moss then just leave them.

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    Yes I don’t think you have the space for pearl gourami on top of the other livestock. There are other smaller gouramis eg honey or dwarf that might work better?
     
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    My lfs here on the south coast have minimal fish stock.
    So for now I bought the kuhlis.

    They never heard of ottos before
     
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    Oh my goodness :lol:
     
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    I must say they had some nice bettas
     
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    20190914_100812.jpg how do I get the hydro to carpet? They all growing up towards the light
     
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    Looks good
     
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    Apparently by pushing the loose runners into the substrate

     
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    Hopefully some new additions soon
     
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    Hi @eco - tech
    I saw your thread a couple of days ago. Well done on the scape. It look real good.
    Frequent cutting, CO2 and high light will make the Hygro grow more like a carpet. I know you not using CO2 so it might take a little longer to grow. All I can suggest is to maybe get a bit of a stronger light. The cube shape makes it easy for a clip on light. You get pretty strong ones for a good price. Note your anubias and java fern might burn with a stronger light if it's to close to the light but your tank is pretty deep so it shouldn't be a problem. Here's mine and I cut them about two to three days but I am using pressurised CO2 and I am not making a carpet with them but instead bushes.
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    Nice scape @TetraJacques .
    I can still increase my light , I have it with more pink/red than white.
     
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    Thank you, do you have increased red light over white light for esthetics reasons as red brings out more a natural look in an aquarium ? I have never used red, green on blue light so I was just wondering why you doing it like that.

    Red light helps plants grow taller but also algae uses red light to conduct photosynthesis. I would personally reduce red and increase white. Your hydro might do a bit better then.

    This is just a suggestion, I'm no expert in this and you must do what you feel comfortable with and what makes you happy.
     
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    I was told to add more red for the plants.
    I've taken your advice and only have my white son at almost full. Will increase gradually, as I don't want to freak the fish out.
    The khuli are going crazy since I adjusted the lights
     
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    I think its looking stunning @eco - tech

    Well done
     
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    They will do that as they nocturnal fish. What tank is that? I quite like it.

    You can dim the light a bit if you want and if you scared it might stress the fish. Most of the plants you have are low light plants except for hydro which prefers medium to high light.
     
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    I built the tank
     
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