Vic and Andrea's setups.

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    First off all I would like to say thank you to ALL the members of APSA for all the advice and ideas over the last few mounths. You guys ROCK!!

    To Prof Dirk a BIG thank you for the parsel of plants he send us! It was like X-mas all over again!

    Well here are the tanks.... Hope you like what you see and if there is any thing you dont... then please say so!

    Tank one:

    Fauna: 10 Guppies, 8 sword tails, 2 dwarf gouramis, 1 pleco, 1 SAE, 1 rainbow shark and 2 black widow tetras.

    Flora: Echiudorus parviforus, Echiudorus cordifolium, Echiudorus bleheri, (one of the swords is in tank two but not sure which one...) pigmy chain sword, chrismas and java moss, cabomba, grass on right hand side has not yet been ID. (haven looked it up yet to be honest)

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    Tank two:

    Fauna: 4 angels, 6 sailfin mollies, 6 blue paradise fish, 1 upside down catfish.

    Flora: 1 big sword, java and crismass moss, cork screw grass, cabomba, some lily's, hygrophila diforms (that got eaten by snails but its doing better now), Hygrophilia longfolia, Echinodorus lolivianus, Anubias Bateri and Java ferns.

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    Here are some pics of the fish in the tanks....

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    Well like I sead I hope you will give positive feedback and if you think I could do better.... Please feel free to give your constructive opinions.

    Kind regards
    Wikus and Andrea
     
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    Looking good, Vic. :thumb:
     
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    :wow, looks very nice Vic....job well done

    Only thing I don't really like is the Black Widow :tongue3: But, don't worry, that's just me...most people like them.
    The tank setup is gr8, make no mistake about that.
     
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    The widow was one of the first fish i got when I started up about year and half ago. I like him cos he gets rid of any insect that happens to land on the water. He is my monster!! :)
     
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    Know what you mean. I had three and gave them all away after a while. Really didn't like them....they are food monsters and now and then, they do tend to harras other fish
     
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    Wow, nice quality pictures Wikus! And the plants also look to be in good condition. Can't wait to see how your tank progresses, well done and all the best of luck!! :thumb:
     
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    Mine never realy harras my fish... They tend to hide away most of the time. When the lights are off they are dark but as soon as I put the lights on they swim around like crazy and go all light.
     
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    Thank you thank you!! Most off the plants have grown a bit since the pics where taken. Aspecialy the cabomba! Have to trim it back every week to alow the moss to get good light.
     
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    Lyk goed boet,

    Don't worry about light with the mosses, they actually need very little light. Everything looks fine and growing well. Congratulations!

    Dirk
     
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    :) One again! Thanks for the parsel and all the advice prof!

    I also forgot to say thanks to ninja penguin for insperation with the secont tank! Needed that!!
     
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    :think That SAE look more like the False Siamese Algea Eater...
    I could be wrong, but the one I know, have a black line going right to the end of the fork of the tail.
    Congrats! your tanks look great!
    Gert
     
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    It is indeed a false siamese algae eater - also called a "false siamensis". Not really a problem as long as they are alone. Does not eat algae.
     
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    looking good, awesome pic of your rainbow shark...
     
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    @ rattail What do you mean by does not eat algae?

    @wearsbunnyslippers Thank you verry mutch!
     
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    Stunning tanks, very nice photos you got of everything!
     
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    Thanks! It helps to have a good camera... And nothing better to do with my time... he he he!
     
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    Hi all. :wow ! Those tanks really look nice. Congrats on that nice pic of your upside down cat fish, I van never get mine to come out.
    I would like to know two things. Do you use CO2, DIY or what? And what did you use for background. It looks nice.
     
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    Thanks toshi for the compliments! My upside down cat is always around! There are loads of spases for him to hide so he likes to swim from one to the other.

    I dont use CO2 in the tanks. I can never get the mix right so it works for a day or two and then nothing! So I gave up on the idea and the plants still grow like crazy. The only hing I add in terms of ferts is Prof Dirks gummy berry juise! Works verry well!!!

    The backround is just your normal 3d backround from LFS. I had mine orderd for me thou. Went and asked for tetra complete substrait and the LFS got all confused! Ha Ha Ha! Told me she will call me when the rep comes and then I could speak direct to him. So when he did show up I sommer orderd all the rest off the stuff I wanted inc backrounds. The substrait never mad it here thou... :(
     
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    Ok, what is your w/L, do you use normal lights? And what is that about the gummy berry juise?
     
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    Hi
    Looks great. I like your set-up, especially the mixture of fish. :)
    I have similar plants, so this gives me some hope of success without CO2. I have started using Profs ferts as well.

    How long have the current set-ups been running?

    Kind Regards
    Ismail
     

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