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Dispute the week's best efforts, made it to Friday!
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Beer and porch (deck) sitting for a bit, then a big wc in the qt tank.
 
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Alright, bowfront ideas. It will probably be fresh water as another reef (even saltwater FOWLER) is likely out of the budget. So at present the frontrunners are Blue neon cichlids, johanni, jewels, julidochromis, and red zebras. anyone have experience or advice?
 

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Alright, bowfront ideas. It will probably be fresh water as another reef (even saltwater FOWLER) is likely out of the budget. So at present the frontrunners are Blue neon cichlids, johanni, jewels, julidochromis, and red zebras. anyone have experience or advice?
Red Zebras are great! Get a male and like 4 females. Even better than Red are the Ice Blue Zebras or Snowflake/White Zombie Cichlids IMO. My favorite are always the Electric Blue Johannis or the Mainganos (the female's and makes are both electric blue!). Lots of help?
 
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Red Zebras are great! Get a male and like 4 females. Even better than Red are the Ice Blue Zebras or Snowflake/White Zombie Cichlids IMO. My favorite are always the Electric Blue Johannis or the Mainganos (the female's and makes are both electric blue!). Lots of help?
Better than nothing. The johanni are on the list at your rec. I like them over the mainganos, from my research, because of the color variety between males and females. The zebras get a little left which of then lower on the list too.
 

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Better than nothing. The johanni are on the list at your rec. I like them over the mainganos, from my research, because of the color variety between males and females. The zebras get a little left which of then lower on the list too.
You want bright colors, there's always Yellow Labs but they're one of the more agressive breeds typically. I had some Demasoni... Gorgeous!
 
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You want bright colors, there's always Yellow Labs but they're one of the more agressive breeds typically. I had some Demasoni... Gorgeous!
If I had the 75 do do again, I'd probably go with ob parrots, but it's angels and jungle val. Want any val?
 
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Four bags to the store. We'll see what I come back with. 5-6 bunches of jungle val, 1 corkscrew val, dragons breath, and my biggest hermit.
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I was going to take the emerald too but...
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He either molted or became food, or both. But I can only find the claws.
 
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$45 in credit. Came home with a feather duster, 10 dwarf cerith snails, copper treatment, Tigger pods (holy cow they are expensive!) And phytoplankton.
The following I did not buy but did want with a bigger tank:
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And these super cute but tiny urchins.
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