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#1 stina

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Posted 05 January 2005 - 03:29 PM

Well, i am interested, what tank setup do U use for breeding corys??
I have tryed bare bottom and with 1-2cm of fine river sand(1-3mm), and i must say, i dislike bare bottom...
It just isn't right.
My cory's look more natural in a substrate tank, and also i don't see that snail crap everywhere so it dosen't hurt my eyes...
My new setups are made from fine river sand, 1 piece of bogwood cover with java moss and 1 corner filter... i also put small powerhead in a pot so i can make nice current when i do big water change.
BTW, now i breed c.rabauti, i have 1 female and 4 males...
...tryed with them for a month or two maybe, but with no succes, and then i realized that i have all males...
I took a picture of them, and ask for other ppl opinions, and they confirmed...
Well, lucky me that Vedran is near so i have taken his female, and started all over again!
Since there is no more c.Rabauti in CRO, only 8 of them(3 are at Vedran's fish house), i hope we will raise the Rabauti population over here
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Posted 05 January 2005 - 03:32 PM

I use the river sand method Vedran, with the java moss and either a bubble up filter or a sponge filter. The good thing about sponge filters is if there are fry in the tank that you haven't noticed, they will feed of the sponge and get all the nutrition that they need.

Funny enough I always find that fry that are left in with the parents always grow faster than their compatriots in their own growing on tank.
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Posted 05 January 2005 - 03:34 PM

I am not satisfyed with sponge filters...their filtration is ufff.... i have this corner bubble up filters, cheap and effective - just the way i love them!
Also, if i have lots of java moss, there is no need for sponge filter - right?
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Posted 05 January 2005 - 03:35 PM

The good bacteria won't stick to the java moss so it doesn't really matter so it won't be a substitute for it, but bubble up filters are still good as well as you can treat your water with them as I sometimes put coral gravel in them as my water is very very soft and it helps to keep the p.h.up.
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Posted 05 January 2005 - 03:36 PM

coral gravel!?
Where can i find something like that?
Are you sure it lovers GH & KH, but stabilizes pH???
This would be somekind of cure for my tap water...GH >20, KH=20...

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Posted 04 October 2005 - 05:51 PM

coral gravel!?
Where can i find something like that?
Are you sure it lovers GH & KH, but stabilizes pH???
This would be somekind of cure for my tap water...GH >20, KH=20...

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coral gravel is the gravel you use in a marine tank because the water needs to have a ph of 8.3




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