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post #1 of 3 Old 04-22-2010, 07:42 PM Thread Starter
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Kirca`s AQ

Hi, Guys

I have a 150litres aquarium dimensions 100x50x30cm with resun 308ae filter, 150w heater and 2x30w t5 lights1xgrolux 1xdaylight

I want to restart my aquarium and make it amazon biotop, probably with scalares.. I hope u can help me with my choise since i do not have enough experience with this staff.. Kere are some pics from current stage ofmy aquarium.. I am waiting for advices..thx :)
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post #2 of 3 Old 04-25-2010, 09:32 AM
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hello and welcome.
i'm sure somone will be along soon to help you.
your tank looks very nice,

when you set up a new tank,hide an extra
sponge or two behind some decor,that way you have
something seeded for you next filter.
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post #3 of 3 Old 05-01-2010, 03:27 PM
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Hello, and welcome to Tropical Fish Keeping.

"Amazon" has a lot of possibilities. Do you want an authentic biotope of a particular river, or a more general "Amazon" geographic setup? A true biotope means that everything in the aquarium is specific to one particular river or stream, so all the fish and plants would be those that are found in that stream, along with the appropriate substrate (sand, "mud" which we replicate with brown/black gravel, rocks). A geographic is more general to the geographic region, along the lines of my 115g Amazonian riverscape and 90g flooded Amazon forest [photos are under "Aquariums" below my name on the left]; all the fish and plants come from the Amazon basin, but the aquascape is not intended to represent any single specific stream or area. This latter approach allows more freedom, with more types of plants and fish together than would occur in any single stream.

You mentioned scalare, which I assume are angelfish [Pterophyllum scalare]. These fish occur in groups and a 150 litre (40g) tank does not provide much room for a fish that attains 6 inches in length. You could however have a lovely Amazonian aquarium with other cichlids (Apistogramma and related dwarf species), characins, catfish, etc.

I hope these suggestions may give you more ideas to start.


Byron Hosking, BMus, MA
Vancouver, BC, Canada

The aquarist is one who must learn the ways of the biologist, the chemist, and the veterinarian. [unknown source]

Something we all need to remember: The fish you've acquired was quite happy not being owned by you, minding its own business. If you’re going to take it under your wing then you’re responsible for it. Every aspect of its life is under your control, from water quality and temperature to swimming space. [Nathan Hill in PFK]
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