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post #1 of 6 (permalink) Old 05-22-2008, 10:50 PM Thread Starter
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54 litre mixed livebearer/comunity - Low light

This tank was started about 2 months ago to house some gorgeous red lace snakeskin guppies and it's sort of grown from there.

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Tank is 60x30x30cm making it ~54 litres.
Light is 15w T8.
Substrate is plain silver sand and pea gravel
Fluval 205

This is how it looked at the beginning:



This is how it looks now:



I then added crypts along the front right (wendtii, Parva, undulata and such). I also added some anubias sp. in the nooks of the wood.

I've also added some floating plants - Hydrocotyle verticillata & sibthorpioides and amazon frogbit.


This is the tank as it looked last week:

Sparkling Gouramies:







Red Lace Snakeskin guppies:





Corydora Habrosus:



Hydrocotyle Verticillata floating:



Shot taken from the end of the tank (excuse the diatoms!):

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post #2 of 6 (permalink) Old 05-23-2008, 12:05 AM
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it looks nice, like the guppies, love the gouramis.

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Thanks Unfortunately I think the gouramis are nipping the 2 male guppies as their tails are getting a bit ragged Might have to move the gouramis to another setup which is a shame.
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did you see the gouramis do that? my guppies to that too each other (the ones with nicer fins are preffered by females, so if one doesnt have nice fins, he makes all the others have ugly fins).

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I am assuming to be honest. I've seen one of the gouramis chasing off one of the guppies, but not very aggressively.
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Thought I'd post some updated pics which I took at the weekend

There have been some small changes to this tank. I've added some Coffee bean rasbora, my gouramis spawned and I had about 50 fry, but sadly they have all but dissapeared. I upgraded the lighting a little as well (now 18w DIY luminaire).

I'm hoping to move this setup into a slightly larger tank soon, an 80cm 75 litre I have sitting dorment (needs a clean out). Anyway, to the pics:

Full tank shot:


From the side and top:




Coffee Bean rasbora (Borars Maculata), Snakeskin guppy male :










Finally, Red line rasbora (Rasbora pauciperforata possibly):


One more shot of the side. You can see more of the right corner in this shot (crypts):

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