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    Hi guys,

    I've been lurking for a while and its time for an intro.

    Name is Marcel, stay on the West Rand, work in Centurion.

    Kept fish in the 90's and started again at the beginning of the year.

    I have a low tech planted Rio 180 community tank and my son has a 35 litre tank with Nothos.

    Nice to be here :)
     
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    Welcome to APSA Marcel...hope you have a great time on here ;)

    Please share specs of your setup (equipment, fish, plants, etc) ... with photos will be great!! (Yes...we are VERY nosey on here :p )
     
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    Welcome to APSA Marcel! Post some pics of the setups. We just love pictures.
     
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    Hi and welcome
     
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    Great to have you some very knowledgeable folk around here.
     
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    Greetings and Salutations :wave:
     
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    Thanks for the welcome guys.

    Here are some pictures:

    First my son's 35 litre, just some vallis, moss and a shipwreck :). Fish are Notobranchius Guentheri.

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    My Rio 180. Anubias, Java fern, Vallis and moss. Fish are 2x Pearl Gouramis, 10x Harlequin Rasbora, 8x Corydoras Melini (hiding), 3x Aphyosemion Australe, 5x Epiplatys Dagetti and 2x Nothobranchius Guentheri (temporarily).

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    I am thinking of taking out the vallis on the left, as I don't like the way it gets bunched up in the corner by the water flow. The fish enjoy the cover though.

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    All comments welcome.

    Marcel
     
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    Your tank looks very nice.Is there no way that you could redirect the flow to avoid the bunching up problem.
     
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    Thanks. No, there is not much I can do about the flow. The water goes around anti-clockwise in the standard Rio 180. I feel like a change anyway. Will see what it looks like without the vallis.
     
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    Welcome, very nice start!
     
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    Welcome to the forum.
     
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    Welcome dude. Tanks look awesome man...
     
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    Thanks all!
     
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    Welcome! I had the exact same shipwreck in my first tank. ^_^
     
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    :) It took a lot of gentle persuasion to steer my son away from the fake coral.
     
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    Throw in 4 or 5 shrimps in there and it will look like a small "ocean scape" with the shipwreck ;)
     
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    That is a cool idea, but nothos will chow them. When they go to the big fish tank in the sky I will get something more compatible.
     
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