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post #1 of 43 (permalink) Old 03-12-2009, 09:28 PM Thread Starter
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Wild in the room...

Hi, this is my biggest tank. 530L. 160*60*55(cm).
It is low tech and very beautiful in real. It is not so nice in pictures.

Plants : Limnobium laevigatum
Najas guadelupensis
Ceratophyllum demersum
Java moss

Fauna: Pterophyllum altum (F4 generation breeded in Czech)
Paracheirodon axelrodi
Otocinclus affinis
Corydoras panda
Corydoras trilineatus

Water parametres :
No2:0mg/l
No3:15mg/l
Ph:6
GH:6
KH:2
Temperature:28C.

Video: "sunrise" http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=79EDlW8YZq8


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post #2 of 43 (permalink) Old 03-12-2009, 09:33 PM
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Wow, I love this! The leaves are fantastic!
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post #3 of 43 (permalink) Old 03-12-2009, 09:47 PM
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Yes. I've never seen such a substrate. I love it. How does it work for you?

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VERY nice...this is what I'm looking to do myself. Only much smaller. I wish I had the space to do one that size. Again, very nice...I'm envious!
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Excellent!

Does the Atums don't eat those Cardinals?

congratulation again!
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It is low tech and very beautiful in real. It is not so nice in pictures.
Are you kidding? That is very elegant. Sometimes simple is better. I think that is a perfect match for the fauna you selected.

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post #7 of 43 (permalink) Old 03-13-2009, 08:35 AM Thread Starter
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Thank you.

The substrate is Exo-terra river sand and no problem with it.

Altums don't eat cardinals...they even ignore them.
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Wow. Very unique tank. The leaves are a very cool touch. Looks very natural. And those altums are wonderful.
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Sorry - I just had another thought.

Are those leaves real? Do they decompose over time?
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post #10 of 43 (permalink) Old 03-13-2009, 10:00 AM
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They look like Oak leaves or similar. If that's the case they act the same Almond leaves or Katapang, which are used as a natural water softner I think. People use them to create black water conditions and to help with breeding of some types of fish who prefer soft/acidic water conditions.

They will rot over time, but should last a while from what I've read

Great looking tank. I really like the Altums! Gorgeous fish!

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post #11 of 43 (permalink) Old 03-13-2009, 11:49 AM
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Man Your tank is FREAKIN' AWESOME!!!!!

I have always wanted to setup a tank like that, but I could never afford the Altums!

PLEASE keep the Pics coming, so We can drool all over Out Keyboards!!! And WISH the Tank was in Our on Homes!!!

Again Simply AMAZING!!!
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What??? You used Exoterra River Sand for that thing? That must have cost a fortune!
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WOWzers , that is a super tank , I love those fish too , they look like snobs LOL

45G long - Planted- Guppies,cory's,Panda Gara
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wow, very nice! That is something I have thought of doing with my angel..
How many gallons is your tank?
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post #15 of 43 (permalink) Old 03-13-2009, 04:39 PM
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wow, very nice! That is something I have thought of doing with my angel..
How many gallons is your tank?
about 140g
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