My First AquaScape Project

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    Is what safe?
     
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    the polystyrene and egg crate? i presume it doesn't give off any toxins over time?
     
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    Eggcrate is plastic (sold as lighting diffuser at Voltex)

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    AHHHH thanks. that makes more sense. very interesting info thanks man.

    on a completely different topic.. the nano fish/killi(i think its called) fish.. do you get "smart species"?
    for example i guppie is a stupid fish, convicts are smart, haha.
     
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    Convicts are convicted criminals, not smart coz they got caught, right? :S
     
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    Please do explain...
     
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    You referring to Thai or Taiwanese? Know the difference? ;)
     
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    guppies (to me) are stupid fish just swimming around and has no personality.... if i take an puffer fish for example, they have personality, they explore, they notice you and follow you and you can clearly see that there's a personality involved. does that make sense?
     
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    I actually disagree. Have you noticed that guppies also does the same. If you have a crap load of guppies, it will be hard to see each individual personality. I don't think there are "stupid" fish as per say, but rather less intelligent / slow... i.e. Ottos vs SAE. for an Otto it takes them like a month to finally realize that there are algae wafers in the tank, but once they figured that out, they always go they actively seek it out. But with SAE, they take less than a day, and they will find the algae wafer... :p
     
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    i see your point, so are their killis (is that the right name?) that has personality trades?

    and what would you suggest as an "shrimp safe" algae eater? since i ant seem to find otto's anywhere :BangHead:
    something that stays small also perhaps...
     
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    Yeah bar forgetting these oscars, they're like owning a pet dog... only better, they can't follow you into the bathroom ;)
     
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    Ancistrus is "shrimp safe"...I just wouldn't advise in getting them if you have a dense carpet or planning to breed fish
     
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    what do you know about the whiptail catfich?
     
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    It is an omnivore (and not the world's best algae cleaner to begin with) so I'm not sure how it would react with shrimps...

    What algae is an issue for you?
     
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    its not really an issue for me at the moment,(lights are off most of the time, but green algae id say will be the biggest hassle when i add more light, friend of mine has brown brad algae but it seems he's got snails that eat those. id like some otto's in the shrimp tank as something to live with the shrimp and that can also maintain the algae if needed. i have a coolie loach that lives with the shrimp but he's soooo shy, haha
     
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    They do better in shoals...add another 6 of them and they'll play non stop...specially while there's a bit of ambient light, but your tank lights are still off.

    Like I said...bristlenose ancistrus will be fine...but they notorious egg eaters, so you wont be able to breed fish in their tank
     
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    the bastard childs, haha
     
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    but shrimp keep the eggs until they hatch so wont that be safe? still sounds risky
     
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    They fine in shrimp tanks...

    Only when you breeding something that physically lay clutches of eggs (like rams, apistos, angels, etc) could they be eaten. Not saying they will...sometimes the parents are great at keeping potential predators at bay...even at night (which is why it's always advised to keep a weak light on somewhere in the fishroom when you have a tank with a breeding pair as well as other fish)
     
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    so snails might suffer, good info once again thanks
     

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