40B setup

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40B setup

Post by jczz1232 » Sat Nov 20, 2010 7:35 am

Here is some pictures of my setup taken with my iphone.
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Re: 40B setup

Post by Jacqueline » Sat Nov 20, 2010 2:24 pm

Looks very nice 8)
Lots of caves and hiding places for your fish. I think they will thank you for that!
How many fish have you got in there?

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Re: 40B setup

Post by vanillarum » Sat Nov 20, 2010 4:23 pm

Very nice set up. I have my group in a 40b also. Good luck with them.
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Post by John » Sat Nov 20, 2010 5:40 pm

Nice setup, looking good :)
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Re: 40B setup

Post by Line » Mon Nov 22, 2010 8:53 am

Hello

Is looking good :)

A little tip.. push the caves a little backwards. They love when its a little dark around the entrance.

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Re: 40B setup

Post by Joby » Mon Nov 22, 2010 12:01 pm

Very nice, good to see lots of caves and hiding places :)

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Re: 40B setup

Post by jczz1232 » Wed Nov 24, 2010 9:56 am

Thanks all. Hey vanillarum are your guys breeding yet :)?

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Re: 40B setup

Post by vanillarum » Thu Nov 25, 2010 2:04 am

Nope, no breeding yet. They are still wagging their tails and laughing at me !!
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Post by John » Thu Nov 25, 2010 1:27 pm

Line wrote:A little tip.. push the caves a little backwards. They love when its a little dark around the entrance.
Good point :aok:
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Re: 40B setup

Post by jczz1232 » Thu Nov 25, 2010 4:26 pm

I going to move some stuff around soon, so I will keep that in my mind thanks.

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Re: 40B setup

Post by paronaram » Mon Dec 20, 2010 3:38 am

Hello All!

jczz1232 tank looks good !
But I have a question regarding setup, why you don't have gravel ?

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Re: 40B setup

Post by I_Need_Zebras » Mon Dec 20, 2010 11:12 am

Lots of people here use bare bottomed tanks, helps with cleaning and maintenance issues.
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Re: 40B setup

Post by vanillarum » Tue Dec 21, 2010 12:15 pm

Got to agree with the above statement. I have bare bottoms on all my pleco breeding tanks (4). My community tank has gravel, but the bare bottoms are so much easier to keep clean. I started my breeders with bare bottoms, didn't like the way they looked (I was a noob, and an old school noob at that !), so I switched them to gravel bottoms. After 3 or 4 months I went back to bare bottoms, just because they ARE so much easier to maintain. Good luck and have a great day !
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Re: 40B setup

Post by paronaram » Tue Dec 21, 2010 3:39 pm

The reason I ask is because I had other bottom feeders bred in the similar conditions, but fry felt much better after I added ½" of river sand.
I had case of some kind of fungus on there belly. It was clear over night.
But then again I just start reading about this fish …

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Re: 40B setup

Post by vanillarum » Tue Dec 21, 2010 4:25 pm

I know some breeders who like to put down a thin layer of sand to protect against just what you mentioned. Sometimes a "film" develops on the bottom. Currently, I have 0 breeding going on, so it is not yet an issue for me. And I know just as many breeders, if not more, that have never had a problem with the BB. I guess it mostly comes down to what you are comfortable with. Good luck.
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