|02-01-2013, 08:29 PM||#1|
40 breeder- a tentative peace
I know all the rules about African Clawed Frogs. I know, trust me. But my wife can be very persuasive. So now, along with my 3 1 year old ACF's lives a lovely female Red Cap Oranda (Her name is Kenny Powers, due to her lovely mane).
She's been with us for about 2 months now and they seem to be one big happy family. I've noticed no aggression on either side.
With that said, here's the specs:
Filter: Fluval 206, DIY Bio-filter, 2 Hydro 5 sponge filters (w/powerheads)
Flow: 2 Maxi-jet 1200's, Hydor Pico 240
Lighting: Marineland Reef Capable LED
Substrate: Mix of Floramax and sand, also there's crushed coral spread through out.
Rotala Macandra "green"
Various Crypts whose names escape me (all growing well though, they've tripled in quantity since I put them in)
Some mystery stems which I received free with a package
1 Female Albino ACF (5")
1 Male Reticulated Albino ACF (4")
1 Male Wild type ACF (4")
1 Red cap Oranda (~4")
Probably 1000's of MTS
No dosing of ferts other than Flourish tabs. I add Indian Almond leaves for the tannins and ph lowering properties to balance out the crushed coral I used to keep my PH above 5.5.
Most of the plants in the front need to grow out a bit, there was at least twice as many plants in this tank before I did a trim a few days ago. I'd been waiting till I could afford a hardscape to redo the entire thing but it was sooo messy I just couldn't wait any longer. It's still messy, but at least I can recognize where one plant ends and another begins!