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African river

Discussion in 'African Biotope Aquariums' started by halmiris, Feb 27, 2014.

  1. halmiris

    halmiris Member

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    Africa river
    A new aquarium for P. njcholsi.

    A brief description:
    Eheim Aquarium - 200l - aquatic ;
    filtration - Eheim 2224 external filter + a noname of 100l / h internal powerhead serves more than ;
    - Light - That's like it's just natural light, in this setup I want to see how the plants grow only in natural light ;
    -heater -Resun , 200W ;
    -substrate - sand of Baumax ;
    - hardscape - African Mopani , a willow branch torsional, river stones ;
    - flora - Anubias petite, cofefolia Anubias , Anubias aureus, Bolbitis heudelotii ;
    - fauna - 1M/10F Pseudocrenilabrus Nichols 1M/1F

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    This configuration I want to be as close to natural habitat P. Nicholsi. Do you have any examples?
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    I dont have examples of these fishes biotope, but that is a beautiful tank, and very nice little fish!
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    Pisces 56 Member

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    Very pretty tank. Prettier than mine - I've way way more plants. Like how you used the African wood *and* plants to be as authentic as possible. I did the same. Nice artistic ability you have.
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    Bolbitis takes forever, no? All mine is covered in algae. I don't think it's gonna make it.

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    dw1305 Well-Known Member 5 Year Member

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    Hi all,
    They are fine once they have settled in. They like some flow, and can make do with very little light. I just tuck little bits down among the plants and forget about them.

    This has grown from three or four fronds in ~five years, and I've probably taken off about twice as much as is present in the photo. This tank is rain-water and low nutrient, no CO2.

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    cheers Darrel
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