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200L Jungle tank

Hi everyone, this is my first post on here, I have been lurking and learning for a while though! Thought I'd post a pic of my first proper planted tank (ie one where I have done some research first and not killed every plant I have put in!).
Its been up and running for about 6 months now and I just let the plants grow mainly where they do best, just a bit of moving around so they don't fill the whole tank, and I need to allow my cories some sand to bulldoze . I inject CO2 and run a vaguely EI dosing regime, although I add less that I should I think, it seems to work for me though. Any comments/suggestions very welcome

The pics show the early planting to what it looks like now, and some of the inhabitants (sorry for the blur!)
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Welcome to the forum. I lurked around here myself for a long time before actually joining and posting...lol

Love the tank, great work.


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Hi oatfish, I am from the UK too.
You seem to have quite a few fish in your nice looking tank.
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Great looking tank, love the wood and mix of plants and fish. Nice Apisto!


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That is a great tank. I love the driftwood that you have in there.

Whats this green fuzzy stuff thats growing in my tank.
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Yeah I am a bit overstocked! Good to see someone else from the UK here too
I am moving the apito pair to another tank to breed (fingers crossed) and also a trio of the C121 cories to try to get them to breed too! When I bought the apisto he was young and quite dull, I almost mistook him for a female, he colouration has really come out since though.
Thanks for your comments
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Sweet! I really like it. Good job on the arrangement. it should only get better as time goes on.


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Great tank, where did you get the driftwood btw? I NEED driftwood like that ;O
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Oooh...I like the driftwood too and how the moss is growing on it!
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keeping the space empty in the center is a great idea. i also love the wood's curves there.


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Hey ValorG, I got the wood from an LFS over here in the UK, it was a bit on the expensive side and took ages to get the *&^%&* stuff to sink but is ok now!

I will try and get some better pics up, but at the moment I am leaving it for a week as we are going away, fingers crossed I don't come back to an algae mess....
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