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  • #353771

    Matt
    Keymaster

    Amazing and should look even better with the new inhabitants!

    #353785

    BigTom
    Participant

    @barb Man said:
    Can’t wait to see man I love your set up. Did you make it yourself? I want to make one like that but a little taller

    Thanks Barb Man! The tank and cabinet were very kindly given to me by a friend on the UKAPS forum. The stand was homemade (I just reassembled it and painted it white), the tank was custom made by ND Aquatics I think.

     

    @matt said:
    Amazing and should look even better with the new inhabitants!

    Cheers Matt. Slight delay on the new guys but hopefully next week.

    #353792

    oaken
    Participant

    Those Guianacaras look really good in there. And the tank is looking fantastic as well :)

    #353837

    BigTom
    Participant
    Had a bit of a re-arrange, plus my Iguanadectes spilurus arrived this afternoon! They’re lovely fish but I’ll be interested to see how big they get – some sources say 5-6cm, others 10cm. Better pics once they’ve settled in.

     

     

    Guianacara juvies will be rehomed soon, they’re growing on nicely now –

     

    #353839

    Barb Man
    Participant

    Because the juvies look like Mikrogeophagus I wonder if over time you could breed them to be quite small. However I think that the grown specimens look nice as well but would be cool to have them stay that big for life. Pictures for comparison. I think this could work but would only work over a very extended amount of time and with a much bigger population. Though of this becasue just last week I read about how some cyprinids are just smaller versions of other species and some have no differences from their larger counterparts besides size.

     

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    #353840

    BigTom
    Participant

    Heh yeah, I have had a few people ask if they’re Mikrogeophagus juvies.

    Turns out that Iguanadectes are not easy to photograph without flash! AF wasn’t cutting it because they wouldn’t sit still long enough, but weirdly just using room lights gave better contrast and allowed faster locks, so a couple of keepers. White balance all over the place!

     

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    I also beefed up the pencilfish shoal :)
     
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    #353948

    BigTom
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    Pencilfish patrol (avec arty lens flare) –

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    #353981

    BigTom
    Participant
    New video! Think I need to do some hoovering as the hairgrass is collecting a lot of detritus.

     

    #354001

    oaken
    Participant

    Absolutely beautiful. Bravo!

    #353990

    Matt
    Keymaster

    Awesome!Laugh What plants are growing exposed Tom?

    #354028

    BigTom
    Participant

    Cheers chaps.

    Matt, the riparians are palm grass (Setaria palmifolia) – that’s the monster – and a couple of ferns (Pteris cretica and Blechnum chilense). There’s also a second grass of some sort that I got from a pond supplier and promptly forgot the name of. And some ‘weeds’.

    #354205

    BigTom
    Participant

    Monthly update!

    Bumped the green neon shoal up to 50. Added 5 Biotodoma wavrini and 4 Apistogramma hoignei (also have an extra pair in a breeding tank). Also upgraded the filtration and bodged a little more light.

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    #354206

    JK91
    Participant

    This looks amazing Tom. Your tank is a real inspiration for others (especially for me). 

    What kind of filter do you use? And what kind of soil? I assume the plants don’t grow in a soil consisting out of just sand.

    #354209

    BigTom
    Participant

    @jk91 said:
    This looks amazing Tom. Your tank is a real inspiration for others (especially for me). 
    What kind of filter do you use? And what kind of soil? I assume the plants don’t grow in a soil consisting out of just sand.

    Thanks JK. I just upgraded the filtration to a Aquamanta EFX600 (max 2200lph), mainly for more flow because the hairgrass had gone into decline and was attracting a lot of debris. Previously I’d just been running an Eheim 2324 (700lph), which was barely providing 1x turnover.

    I didn’t use any soil this time because I was aware I might end up adding larger fish that might dig (like the Guinacara), so it is just pure sand, but I dose a small amount of all-in-one liquid fertiliser daily. I have also just started dosing home-made liquid carbon (gluteraldehyde solution) as a bit of an experiment as I;ve never used it before and it’s very cheap.

    #354211

    JK91
    Participant

    Thanks for the quick reply. That’s quite an upgrade in terms of filtration. Do you think it would help the hairgrass to recover, though? You could use some clay to stick in the sand to help them grow, perhaps? Nothing too much, so it doesn’t get murky when a fish digs it up.

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