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State: Florida
Country: United States
Description: The local water supply has high nitrates so I can't get them lower than 20 ppm without using RO water. In the upper right corner that ugly piece of sponge is to prevent curious fish from swimming into the overflow. The trickle filter has 5 gallons of bioballs and the sump is a standard 10 gallon tank. I haven't had any problems with aggression, but it is hard to get food down to the Bichir because the Cichlids gobble it all up so quickly. My Syno rarely comes out from hiding, even during feeding time, I'm hoping he will become less shy as he gets more used to his new home. General Information Filtration - Emperor 400 w/ Biowheels & Trickle Filter Air Pump - Powerhead w/ Venturi in sump Heater - 250w Submersible in sump Lighting - 3 ft. 20w fluorescent Substrate - Black Gravel 10 lbs. Rocks - Tufa stone & Chocolate Slate Background - Blue Holographic Plastic Plants - Fake Plants Feeding - Once daily mix of Spirunila, Brine Shrimp, & Cichlid Pellets Other - Random Coral tidbits for buffer
Advice: Cycle your tank before stocking it.
Fish Kept: 2 Pseudotropheus socolofi 2 Pseudotropheus lombardoi 2 Melanochromis johanni 2 Pseudotropheus estherae 1 Melanochromis chipokae 1 Labidochromis caeruleus 1 Synodontis eupterus 1 Polypterus senegalus
Corals/Plants: Fake Plants
Tank Size: 47 gallons
Quote: "Quaere Verum"
About Yourself: I've been keeping fish for a while, and I've also worked at pet stores.

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