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#1 Scars

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Posted 20 April 2015 - 02:25 PM

So I've had a bunch of threads starring this glass before, but here's where it's at and where it's going for now.

 

40 breeder (36"x18")

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Hydor 1400gph

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Eco Complete black substrate

 

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(forgive the water spots and such :rolleyes:)

 

 

Sanchezi is shipping now, and will be here tomorrow morning.  Manzanita driftwood has shipped and will be here Saturday (snail mail, holy f*ck).  The plan is to have a very lush green grassy feeling to the tank.  Lots of flow for a happy piranha, lots of green for me.

 

I've still got my full CO2 rig and pH controller, and plan to add the system to this tank once I get the plants I want.


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Posted 20 April 2015 - 04:06 PM

1400 not moving the gravel?

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Posted 20 April 2015 - 04:52 PM

Nice tank. Good choice on the sanchezi, they are fairly common but i loved mine. Tons of personality, still wish i didnt have to give him up. 


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Posted 20 April 2015 - 05:05 PM

No gravel moving that I can see, but still has a lot of flow.  It'll be really nice with the plants grown in.

 

I really started liking sanchezi when I got a bunch of dead ones for the lab.  They really are gorgeous fish.



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Posted 20 April 2015 - 05:10 PM

Looking good so far. Can't wait to see the end result once you get your Sanch and get some good plant growth going.
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Posted 20 April 2015 - 06:06 PM

No gravel moving that I can see, but still has a lot of flow.  It'll be really nice with the plants grown in.

 

I really started liking sanchezi when I got a bunch of dead ones for the lab.  They really are gorgeous fish.

 Me and Dude have always agreed that Sanchezi are the under appreciated  species in the hobby, glad to see more people considering them.


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Posted 20 April 2015 - 06:10 PM

excited for this, especially since im missing my sanch 


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Posted 20 April 2015 - 06:10 PM

Nice, should look awesome upon completion. Good luck with everything



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Posted 20 April 2015 - 06:35 PM

Always liked spreading the gravel that way.
Can't wait to see the new fish and his planted tank. Especially with your picture taking skills
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Posted 20 April 2015 - 09:10 PM

Thanks guys, I'm hoping to bring lots of high quality photos to the internet of this snachezi.  Hoping the tank is up to snuff 



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Posted 21 April 2015 - 12:09 AM

Nice set up!....I sure the Sanch will be very happy. :) I realy don't understand why the Sanchezi is the underappreciated species......Is it because they are the smallest Serra?



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Posted 21 April 2015 - 12:21 AM

Nice set up!....I sure the Sanch will be very happy. :) I realy don't understand why the Sanchezi is the underappreciated species......Is it because they are the smallest Serra?


It is readily available and relatively cheap in the U.S. We have one and totally agree with you. Ours might be a total pussy, but as beautiful as can be.
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Posted 21 April 2015 - 01:40 AM

Oooh...I am from Holland, and over here all Serras are pretty scarce. Especially Mannies........If I lived over there, I would go nuts.



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Posted 21 April 2015 - 09:21 AM

Sanchezi is in the tank and unwinding from her flight.  I've decided to refer to it as a her and named her Mormo.  Lights are dim for the next few days, will get some pics when she settles.  I'm very happy with her shape and red already.  



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Posted 21 April 2015 - 09:40 AM

Congrats on the new addition - look forward to seeing her



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Posted 21 April 2015 - 11:03 AM

Oooh...I am from Holland, and over here all Serras are pretty scarce. Especially Mannies........If I lived over there, I would go nuts.

 

Check out Glasier in Germany.


Sanchezi is in the tank and unwinding from her flight.  I've decided to refer to it as a her and named her Mormo.  Lights are dim for the next few days, will get some pics when she settles.  I'm very happy with her shape and red already.  

 

What a nice description. I can imagine it now. :)


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Posted 21 April 2015 - 11:25 AM

Haha its a sanchezi, you know what it looks like fresh after shipping.



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Posted 21 April 2015 - 02:01 PM

Speaking of "snail mail". They are on the way.

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Posted 22 April 2015 - 12:42 AM

Good to hear everything went well....looking forward to see a nice picture of Mormo in his new home.  :thumbsup:



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Posted 24 April 2015 - 07:54 AM

She ate today.  No interest in shrimp so far, but went after flounder fillet very quickly.  Still very shy, but isn't very afraid.  If I approach slowly she stays put and will follow me around the tank, but then retreats back to her spot behind some plants.  I've got high hopes for Mormo to come out of her shell and be an awesome fish.

 

Prazipro treatment will start today, I do feel it is good practice to treat a fresh-out-of-the-wild fish for parasites and such.  Fins are about done melting away after the shipment, so those should start growing back real soon.  Red color is still very rich orange, but hopefully after getting more comfortable in the tank, and NLS pellets in the feeding schedule will help bring that color back up.


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