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Photo Caption: 90 gallon wider that it is tall as it was originally home to 6 axolotls and floor space was more important than water depth. Sand substrate, extreme low light. It is now a planted african river biotope tank. (yeah I know java fern isnt african) All fish are African riverine species including: 1 x Elephant nose, 1 x African Brown Knife Fish, 6 x Featherfin Synodontis Catfish, 2 x Upsidedown Catfish, 2 x Kribensis, 2 x Spotted African Climbing Perch, 19 x Congo Tetras, 2 x African Butterfly Fish. Plants are all low light species: Java Fern, Anubias, Vallis. Tech: LIGHTING:Very low tech, 1 x 40w Hagen Auaglo flourescent and 1 x 24w Actinic blue moon light for night time viewing. Its a miracle that any plants grow hence why I have had to sacrifice a "true" African biotope by using Java Fern as it is one of the only plants to survive such low light conditions. FILTRATION: Fluval 304 external cannister filter and Fluval U4 internal filter. HEATING: 2 x Interpet 350w submersible heaters. Dosing: None, except the addition of black water extract to darken and condition the water during water change.
90 gallons planted tank (mostly live plants and fish) - 90 gallon wider that it is tall as it was originally home to 6 axolotls and floor space was more important than water depth. Sand substrate, extreme low light. It is now a planted african river biotope tank. (yeah I know java fern isnt african) All fish are African riverine species including: 1 x Elephant nose, 1 x African Brown Knife Fish, 6 x Featherfin Synodontis Catfish, 2 x Upsidedown Catfish, 2 x Kribensis, 2 x Spotted African Climbing Perch, 19 x Congo Tetras, 2 x African Butterfly Fish. Plants are all low light species: Java Fern, Anubias, Vallis. Tech: LIGHTING:Very low tech, 1 x 40w Hagen Auaglo flourescent and 1 x 24w Actinic blue moon light for night time viewing. Its a miracle that any plants grow hence why I have had to sacrifice a "true" African biotope by using Java Fern as it is one of the only plants to survive such low light conditions. FILTRATION: Fluval 304 external cannister filter and Fluval U4 internal filter. HEATING: 2 x Interpet 350w submersible heaters. Dosing: None, except the addition of black water extract to darken and condition the water during water change.

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Country: United Kingdom
Description: 90 gallon wider that it is tall as it was originally home to 6 axolotls and floor space was more important than water depth. Sand substrate, extreme low light. It is now a planted african river biotope tank. (yeah I know java fern isnt african) All fish are African riverine species including: 1 x Elephant nose, 1 x African Brown Knife Fish, 6 x Featherfin Synodontis Catfish, 2 x Upsidedown Catfish, 2 x Kribensis, 2 x Spotted African Climbing Perch, 19 x Congo Tetras, 2 x African Butterfly Fish. Plants are all low light species: Java Fern, Anubias, Vallis. Tech: LIGHTING:Very low tech, 1 x 40w Hagen Auaglo flourescent and 1 x 24w Actinic blue moon light for night time viewing. Its a miracle that any plants grow hence why I have had to sacrifice a "true" African biotope by using Java Fern as it is one of the only plants to survive such low light conditions. FILTRATION: Fluval 304 external cannister filter and Fluval U4 internal filter. HEATING: 2 x Interpet 350w submersible heaters. Dosing: None, except the addition of black water extract to darken and condition the water during water change.
Advice: If in doubt leave it out! Research, Research, Research before buying any new fish, ensure that they are 100% compatible with your planned stock. Oh and if you own or are planning on buying a Ropefish/Reedfish, DO NOT underestimate these guys, DO NOT leave any tiny gap in the lid no matter how small, plug up every gap. Master escape artists is an understantement! You have been warned!
Fish Kept: All fish are African riverine species including: 1 x Elephant nose, 1 x African Brown Knife Fish, 6 x Featherfin Synodontis Catfish, 2 x Upsidedown Catfish, 2 x Kribensis, 2 x Spotted African Climbing Perch, 19 x Congo Tetras, 2 x African Butterfly Fish.
Corals/Plants: Plants are all low light species: Java Fern, Anubias, Vallis.
Tank Size: 90 gallons
Quote: Hey, would you like a chocolate covered pretzle?
About Yourself: Started keeping Axolotls, the whole venture evolved into keeping oddball African fish. Gamertag: EdF4ce

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