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Re: thoughts and inputs appreciated

The fish selection sounds good but I agree with subbing in top dwellers for
some of the phantoms. Pencilfish or bloodfin tetras would be good and
aren't jumpers in my experience.

Also, two cohorts started heavily planted tanks 2 years ago with RO/DI
lightly buffered water, and BOTH had them crash within a year. The pattern
was the same, the plants and fish thrived for a few months, the Java moss
went nuts, then they had heavy plant die off and some fish deaths. They
were conscientious about water changes and are still mystified by this. One
is now doing well with a similar system using a plant nutrient supplement,
the other went CO2.

- -Doug Brown