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Talking Desolas' 50G Planted Ram & Gudgeon Tank

I set this tank up March, 2005. I had a 20L (thread here) but was fortunate enough to have been given a nice 50G w/ stand.

For lighting I modified a hanging 48" dual bulb fixture to hold two ballasts and overdrove each bulb 4x. I am using a GE plant light (6700K) and a Coralife 10000K bulb.

pH: 6.5, co2 w/ controller. gH: 7, KH: 3, temp 80F dose 25ml of fertilizer mix per week.

Fish: Mated pair of Rams (Mikrogeophagus ramirezi), Mated pair of Peacock Gudgeon (Tateurndina ocellicauda).

Pics for April 2005 ..

Viewing down the right side w/ pic of Gudgeon.


Side view again.


Japonica, glosso, wood.


Rams nesting area.


Pic of the anubias, melon sword, co2 reactor + equipment.


The male Gudgeon.


Female Ram laying eggs. Very blurry.


Whole tank 10 days ago.


10 days later (today) the fern has added a lot of mass.


That's it for now, just the beginning!
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very creative set up! I like it
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I like what you did with the rocks. How deep is the substrate you used for the melon sword and on the other rocks for that matter? Just wondering how this was accomplished. Looking great!
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It looks great =)
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i am trying to do the same thing with my 187 gallon, rams and gudeons. Beautiful setup. Keep the pictures coming
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I like what you did with the rocks. How deep is the substrate you used for the melon sword and on the other rocks for that matter? Just wondering how this was accomplished. Looking great!
The melon swords are in about 3" of substrate - too shallow for now, but I plan on adding another inch or so. They will be fine for awhile, maybe a year until they outgrow the depth and will be replaced.

The rock is a piece of lace rock that was shaped like a bowl. It is about 5" deep at it's center, and towards the outer perimiter of the substrate it's about 2" deep. I just happened to come across the rock, I wanted some kind of elevated platform, but it a terrace or whatever and this came to be.

Aussie_Star, are Gudgeons reasonably easy to come by in Australia (being they are from there I would hope so.) They are nearly impossible to find here in the Northwest USA.
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Aussie_Star, are Gudgeons reasonably easy to come by in Australia (being they are from there I would hope so.) They are nearly impossible to find here in the Northwest USA.[/QUOTE]

well i have never seen them in any LFS that i have been to around the country, ill ask the my LFS about it
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June 2005 .. kinda bad pic.


Everything is growing (yay) lost my Female Gudgeon and Ram (boo) found some Cardinal Tetras for sale marked as Neon's for $0.69/each, added 20 of them (yay.)
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hmmm, you have the same chair as my grandma does..anyways, nice tank i like the rock terrace
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What's the foreground plant, is that marsilea?
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hmmm, you have the same chair as my grandma does..anyways, nice tank i like the rock terrace
LOL. My lights are kind of intense, it makes this tank really hard to photograph from all the glare. You can really see my whole office if you look at the pictures just right. I was asked if I had wood paneling behind the tank; no, that's the reflection of a bookcase on the other side of the room.

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Foreground is Japonica, glosso, and dwarf sag. The stuff to the right is Japonica.
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