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Good Evening All,

Some (With very very good memories) may recognize my username from TFF. Having left the hobby after some disheartening results and job/life/child/house changes I have recently found the bug again.

So 6-8 weeks ago i got a "beginner setup" 60l tank and figured, nice and simple, some nice looking fake plants a centerpiece cave rock/log and fish wise some Tetra and maybe a couple of Gourami and some Cory.

So as we sit today that tank is planned to get some low-effort plants and maybe some shrimp big enough for the inhabitants to not eat, inhabitants now being Rasbora (6 Harly and 5 Purple) 3 Peppered Cory and a Super Delta Betta Male. Pictures for evidence ;)

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However, as what happens with the bug i today ordered a new Juwel Rio 240L to be delivered Wednesday! :woo:

So currently I am now planning the setup, again it will really be some easy grow plants, dark substrate on both sides with a light riverbed silica gravel style situation running through the middle and down one side of the front. A slightly rocky side of the river and a slightly woody side. This is all well and good but as for stocking i am struggling slighty! I have got an idea of what i want in terms of breakdown (With a fish to give an idea);

10 x smaller cory (Panda, sterbei etc)
4 x bigger cory (Emerald) to create a nice little contrast of cory size
25+ shoaling fish (Cherry Barb, tetra etc) want to avoid Rasboras as i have them in the other tank
1 x Bristlenose pleco (Request from the other half)
And then some centrepeice fish

Now the struggle is finding that balance of centrepiece fish, i have thought about Angels, Rainbow fish (My lfs have some milleniums which are stunning) Killifish, Gourami, Kribensis, Rams and more. Also some of these potentially together.

So hoping you can all enjoy this journey with me and if you have any suggestions on fish please do throw them out. Also good to see some familiar names from our previous life :D
60L - Super Delta Betta Male, 6 Harlequin Rasbora, 5 Purple Rasbora, 3 Peppered Cory
240L - To be continued!

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Welcome to the forum mate.
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60L betta tank: 1 Delta betta (Stan), 6 sterbai cory.
5ft 425L: 48 rummie nose tetra, 1 longfin BN plec, breeding pair of platinum angelfish, 14 corydoras duplicareas, 1 blue ram.
55L cube 1: 1 blue ram
55l cube 2: platinum half moon betta (Thor).

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Andys temperate tank wrote: Mon Apr 05, 2021 21:33 pm Welcome to the forum mate.
Thanks Andy!

On page 82 of your tank log after blitzing it this evening, it definitely is a delight!
60L - Super Delta Betta Male, 6 Harlequin Rasbora, 5 Purple Rasbora, 3 Peppered Cory
240L - To be continued!

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Hello and welcome to AF-UK :)
I recognise you from TFF, nice to see your settled (sort of) and back in the hobby :)
How hard or soft is your water? This will determine stocking long term :)
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Welcome 👍

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Gingerlove05 wrote: Mon Apr 05, 2021 21:58 pm Hello and welcome to AF-UK :)
I recognise you from TFF, nice to see your settled (sort of) and back in the hobby :)
How hard or soft is your water? This will determine stocking long term :)
Thanks GL!

As settled as can be i think is the best way of putting it and as you say remember you from TFF :)

My water is harder than Rocky Balboa out of the tap but not adverse to working with it if needed!

435 mg/l (or parts per million) :Calcium Carbonate
174 mg/l (or parts per million) :Calcium
30.276 °C :Degrees Clark
43.5 °F :Degrees French
24.708 °dH :Degrees German
4.35 mmol/l :Millimoles
60L - Super Delta Betta Male, 6 Harlequin Rasbora, 5 Purple Rasbora, 3 Peppered Cory
240L - To be continued!

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fr499y wrote: Mon Apr 05, 2021 22:05 pmWelcome 👍
Thanks Fr499y!
60L - Super Delta Betta Male, 6 Harlequin Rasbora, 5 Purple Rasbora, 3 Peppered Cory
240L - To be continued!

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Hi and welcome to the forum :)
6 foot (550L) - Rio Ucayali themed
9 x juvenile Biotodoma Cupido, 54 x Paracheirodon innesi, 21 x Thayeria boehlkei, 29 x Gold Laser Cory (CW010), 2 x Flash pleco (L204) named George & Mildred

2 foot (120L) - Breeding tank (temporary stocked)
15 x Paracheirodon innesi, 9 x Three-lined Cory (Corydoras trilineatus)

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bbroom89 wrote: Mon Apr 05, 2021 21:56 pm
Andys temperate tank wrote: Mon Apr 05, 2021 21:33 pm Welcome to the forum mate.
Thanks Andy!

On page 82 of your tank log after blitzing it this evening, it definitely is a delight!
Thanks Broom. I'll probably do a new video when I'm shot of the bba I've got at the minute.
64L temperate community.
60L betta tank: 1 Delta betta (Stan), 6 sterbai cory.
5ft 425L: 48 rummie nose tetra, 1 longfin BN plec, breeding pair of platinum angelfish, 14 corydoras duplicareas, 1 blue ram.
55L cube 1: 1 blue ram
55l cube 2: platinum half moon betta (Thor).

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Greetings :] & welcome to AF-UK
Arrivals information: --- Aqua Oak Aquarium --- Delays :[

...pesky carpet fitters are not coming till the 17th of May now. :mad:
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