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75 liter A. baenschi biotope

Discussion in 'South American Biotope Aquariums' started by rasmusW, Aug 5, 2018.

  1. rasmusW

    rasmusW Active Member

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    hey all!

    i thought i show a few pics of my new 75 liter tank.
    it's the new home for my baenschi pair and the remaining 3 copella callolepis.

    specs:

    aquael turbo 500 sponge filter
    aquael leddy smart 6w, 8000k led.
    100w heater

    i used beech banches and a few redmoore roots.
    there is also a lot of coconut fibers, ketapang and other types of leafs.

    as for plants i used limnobium laevigatum, guppy grass (not sure of the latin name), foxtail/horntail (don't know what the english word is for that one).

    -i'm not sure if it qualifies as a biotope tank, probally don't because of the plants.

    well, looking forward to hear what you think.
    IMG_4869_2.jpg IMG_4870_2.jpg IMG_4871_2.jpg

    -r
  2. Dean Castle

    Dean Castle New Member

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    Looks lovely! Plenty of dark places to hide away!
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    dw1305 Well-Known Member 5 Year Member

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    Hi all,
    Looks good.

    Limnobium laevigatum is "Amazon Frogbit" in the UK, the scientific name of "Guppy grass" is Najas guadalupensis and "Fox-tail or Hornwort" is the name for Ceratophyllum demersum.

    cheers Darrel
  4. rasmusW

    rasmusW Active Member

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    thanks a lot dean. ye! i have been thinking if it's enough light or if i should get another light, but so far i kinda like it. -just hope the plants will do okay.

    hey darrel!
    thanks for helping out with the plant names.
    it's a great forum.. there is always someone with a useful answer.

    and now on to fixing the 110 liters:)

    -r
  5. rasmusW

    rasmusW Active Member

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    Thought it was time for a small update. The baenschis had their first spawn in this tank and the mother have been giving the kids a nice tour around the tank. -but Tonight i noticed she had lost her breeding dress and i can only spot one fry (hopefully there is more hiding somewhere). So i sadly suspect that one or both parents have been taking a late night snack on their own kids.

    Ha!!! As i’m writing all this sadness a bunch of the fry appeared. There where atleast five or six.

    What a cliffhanger...

    To be continued...

    -r
  6. rasmusW

    rasmusW Active Member

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    5DF58146-F312-4CDE-9DF5-3D0119D19A2A.jpeg 59940187-71D5-4843-BF48-586225FCB1D4.jpeg 3C0BF08A-5725-4A9C-B90D-747DB668C7B2.jpeg Whoops! Forgot the pictures. None of the inhabitants felt for a photoshoot..

    -r
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  7. rasmusW

    rasmusW Active Member

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    Hi all!

    Here's a little holiday update.
    I got around 12 kids still going strong and the female just brought out a new batch of free swimming wigglers... -what a present:)
    Earlier this month i bought another lamp. Now i can see the whole tank:)

    I haven't been able to get any pics of the mother and her new batch. -But i did get some of the proud father. IMG_5004_2.jpg IMG_5016_2.jpg IMG_5014_2.jpg IMG_5006_2.jpg IMG_5005_2.jpg IMG_5017_2.jpg

    -r
  8. rasmusW

    rasmusW Active Member

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    my good ol' couple here, brought out yet another batch of small fishes.. they are now just about 1--3mm. large and roaming through the entire tank.

    -r
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    Quite a mohawk on that male! Wild pair?
  10. rasmusW

    rasmusW Active Member

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    No, actually not. They are kids of my first baenschi pair. I got my lfs to bring them home from ruinemanns in Holland. They usually label their Wild caughts. These where not...

    Long way around for just saying “no, they are not”... :)

    -r
  11. rasmusW

    rasmusW Active Member

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    hey again!

    another batch of cool kids have seen bright LED tank light.
    i have also added a few bonus pics of the ol' daddy and the older siblings.
    IMG_5139_2.jpg IMG_5137_2.jpg IMG_5138_2.jpg IMG_5142_2.jpg

    -r