A New Day's 65l

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    And now it’s dimmed itself

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    That's so cool, thanks for sharing the light cycles. I was wondering what it would look like.
     
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    Looks amazing! That 65l is looking amazing. What are your stocking plans for it without the neons?
     
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    Thanks @nealos6! I’ll keep the ember tetra. I also have some white clouds growing out in there, may keep some in the 65L. I’m thinking harlequin rasboras. But only for next year once my QT tank has been freed up and once I’ve given away some of the white clouds (I’ve pulled around 110 in total from the pond now, scattered across my tanks).

    Interesting is that the white cloud juvies make good dither fish for the embers!
     
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    I think a Betta as a centre piece and the embers would look superb. Other cool smaller fish to consider would be Pseudemugil furcatus or commonly known as fork tail rainbow. Beautiful and fascinating little guys. When the white clouds become available, please let me know! Also wanting to start an outdoor pond as a 2020 project :)

    I didn't know that about the white clouds making good dither fish but that's really cool!
     
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    I can give you minnow juvies even now, if you have a tank with peaceful small fish to grow them out in. They’re absolutely fine with the corys, neons, embers etc at this size, but I’m hesitant to put them in with the large platys for example. Take a look when you come fetch the other things, look at their size and make a call. Else you can call dibbs on x number of them and I’ll grow them out more.

    Have you looked at my pond thread? https://www.tropicalaquarium.co.za/threads/a-new-day’s-pond.33221/
     
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    Dimmed itself some more

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    Almost 2 months after I made the susswassertang wall, it’s the big waiting game- sloooooow to grow out but I reckon it’ll be worth it. This is 4mm mesh, perhaps one could go up to 10mm mesh for susswassertang?

    PS @Hendre those are your future white clouds. Some of the larger females are carrying eggs already and males are displaying :)

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    Not sure how long 10mm will take to fill over, I would say the smaller size will give a faster growout and a more condensed finished look:)

    Looks awesome so far though!
     
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    It's going to make for a lovely display! Luckily all the plants should eat the nitrates :D

    The Suss will get there!
     
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    Looks great @A new day

    Once that mesh is covered it will look stunning
     
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    Happily in their new home! Thanks!! :D
     
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    Pleasure! They already look nice in your tank and will continue to grow and colour up :thumbup:
     
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    This is going to look amazing. I honestly think that White Cloud Minnows are the most underrated fish around. Very cool
     
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    Totally. They’re peaceful, outgoing, colourful yet subtle, hardy. Love them :)
     
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    Made a Taiwan moss pillar for the shrimp to play in, that also hides the heater nicely. Quite happy about it :)
    Thanks again for the moss @Hendre and for the idea @J’den !

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    Got a group of pygmy cory juvies today. Oh my goodness I’m absolutely infatuated with them, they are adorable :) They spend quite a lot of time in the midwater, schooling with the minnow juvies, and are playful and active.

    They share the tank with ember tetras, juvie white clouds, and lots of cherry shrimp. So a real nano tank.

    The susswassertang wall is 3 months old. Two months since I got the new light (Zetlight Lancia 2). I’ve noticed that it grows the reds and pinks quite well.

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    I really like white clouds but I've never tried keeping them because I read that they like cooler water, like 20 deg. What is your average temp? How would they do in a 24-25 deg tank?
     
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    Those new additions look fantastic @A new day and @JimmyHD I have my white clouds in a range of tanks they seem really really happy in all of them especially the ones I’m growing out and the temp ranges are from 21-24 peaking at 25ish on the hot summer days but a consistent 23 pretty much.
     
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    @JimmyHD I breed the white clouds in my pond (lower temp) but have grown them out in tanks 24C and one is 25C. Perfectly happy and nicely coloured up at those temps. Life expectancy may be shorter, I’ve read.
    I have a group of them in my display tank between 24 and 25C, all good. In fact I think they show better colour at 24-25 than in my 24C tanks, go figure. Had fantastic colour in my 25C cory tank. Just saying what I’ve observed, I know they’re supposed to be cooler temp fish.
     
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