Bucephalandra Hideaway (a.k.a. Cave of Death)

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    Tank: Standard black silicone 2ft (615 x 325 x 325)
    Lighting: 2 x 15W T8's (6500L + 4000K)
    Heating: ViaAqua 100W heater
    Filtration: 1 x Eheim 2211
    Substrate: ADA Amazonia Aquasoil
    Hardscape: Spiderwood and Centurion Rock
    Ferts: None - will dose deficiencies as I see them, so far the Buce's are doing well....shooting constant flowers (starting to think this isn't a plant for high techs...personal opinion)
    CO2: Lowtech - 2 squirts Scape Carbon per day

    Flora: Bucephalandra CF. motleyana "Melawi", Bucephalandra sp "Cherish", Hygrophila Pinnatifida, Ludwigia Repens, Micranthemum sp. "Montecarlo"

    Fauna:
    1 x Apistogramma Agassizii Rio 'TEFE' PAIR, 2 x Otocinclus Catfish
     
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    Call this tank...the "tank/cave of death" because I cannot add shrimp to this tank...at all!!

    The male is ok...but even at barely 4cm, the Rio Tefe female is a shrimp killing MACHINE!! No idea how I'm gonna keep the Montecarlo clean. Added 20 adult cherries on Tuesday...as of last night before lights out, I could only count 3 :eek:

     
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    Nice rescape dude!
     
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    Very nicely done! I like the dark and eerie look...
    How long has the tank been running for ?
     
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    About 2 months...the Montecarlo is just taking its time :BangHead:
     
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    Looks lekker. Those Centurion rocks are sweet.
     
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    Thanx...wanted to try and create a natural "cave" for the apistos, wanna see if they attempt to breed or at least spawn in the cavity created by the wood. The quantity of wood I used (and arrangement) is blocking out a lot of the light...which the apistos love, they constantly swimming through the little gaps.

    Yeah, even though they dont have as much detail as dragon rock for instance...they look more natural to me. In the sense that you more likely to find them in a stream than dragon rock for example. Plus they FREE...so that's a huge plus for me...lol
     
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    Looks great JAX :) Probably be quicker to grow the montecarlo emersed then plant it when you have a thick carpet :D
     
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    Lovely Jax! love the scape, plants and fish! :thumb:
     
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    Prolly, but I forgot my emersed setup outside during the heatwave (for a few hours). Note to all...Montecarlo does not like direct sunlight when it's 40degrees outside. Plus, I wanted to experiment and see if Montecarlo can indeed be grown in lowtech tanks...

    Thanx, would've looked even better with Inkas, but alas...my breeder contact is slower to breed them than Oscar Pistorius in a potato sack race :confused2:
     
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    hehe.. i would cull my not so nice shrimp. Live food and culling.. win win :p
     
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    Ouchies :(
     
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    Cave of Death? Dude, you managed to keep the tigers and a stray / mystery CRS going in that tank for how long?:D:D:D

    Anyway, if you don't gooi salt in there it will all be ok... looks great by the way... all your scaping is making me lus for the same...
     
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    Wow ..that is really nice!
     
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    DO IT!! :p

    Yeah bud...kept them alive for a while...but that was before the apistos came to town...

    Wanna see people lose it completely...what you think will happen if I say I feed them tiger shrimp...lol
     
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    I killllll youuuu!!!
     
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    Dont worry buddy...will only feed them the defected (blue) tigers...not the normal ones :p
     
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    nice layout :thumb:
     
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    Looks like you guys are starting to rub off on me :p
     
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