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SomeDudeAtHome 01-14-2012 03:38 PM

My 40B Amazon biotope
 
So this is the tank I've been working on the past few weeks and creating threads about. I'm not 100% sure I like the layout I might move some of the plants around more and take out the piece of driftwood in the center. I was trying to get a real natural look and think I achieved it but it seems a little too busy. Any suggestions or comments are really appreciated.

Substrate: Caribsea Super Naturals black sand

Fish:
5x Platinum Pearlscale Angelfish
14x Emperor Tetra
2x Bolivian Ram (M/F pair)
2x Spadetailed Checkerboard Cichlid (M/F pair)
6x Julii Cory (believe they're the false Julii though)
5x Black Widow Tetra (Left over from the 10g I tore down and didn't have the heart to give away)
1x Male Swordtail (same as above)

Plants:
3x Amazon Sword
2x Ruffled Amazon Sword
1x Rose Sword
1x Red Melon Sword
2x Red Melon Pinwheel Sword (new species recently made by Florida aquatics thought I'd give it a try)
6x Wide Leaf Sag
Lots of Pygmy Chain Sword
Lots of Microsword
Few stems of Green Cabomba
3 Anubias nana and one bateri
Water Sprite, Hornwort, and Brazilian Pennywort all floating
And 2 moss balls I'm not sure what to do with

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Byron 01-14-2012 07:37 PM

Nice work, very nice. Well done. Floating plants will finish it.:-) Those angels need cover.;-)

Byron.

SomeDudeAtHome 01-14-2012 09:56 PM

Thanks Byron glad you like it. I do have some floating plants (notice the blob in the top left corner haha). I'm having trouble though with the powerhead I have. Started a thread about it here.

http://www.tropicalfishkeeping.com/f...werhead-90502/

Byron 01-15-2012 01:57 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by SomeDudeAtHome (Post 950822)
Thanks Byron glad you like it. I do have some floating plants (notice the blob in the top left corner haha). I'm having trouble though with the powerhead I have. Started a thread about it here.

http://www.tropicalfishkeeping.com/f...werhead-90502/

There are some good suggestions from members in that thread. Main point is, you want as minimal a current as possible, for the fish primarily, but it will also benefit the plants nutrient-wise.

Jayy 01-20-2012 10:21 PM

Amazing tank!! I have to say I'm jealous I've been working on my for over year and it's still not done :(. But I guess you have to things I don't a job and your own car, lol. Btw, what does that new species look like, can you take a pic?


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