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Country: South Africa
Description: DIY CO2 with 60W of CF lighting, 20W Arctinic & DIY LED Moonlights, 2x Bio Sponge Filter
Advice: Do your homework! Never buy on impulse and never trust the info given to you by the salesman - always cross check!
Fish Kept: Pearl Gouramis, Whitecloud Minnows, Guppies, Mollys, Platys, Kuhli Loaches, YoYo Loaches, Plecos, Upside down cat, CAE, SAE, Bumblebee Gobies, Green Spotted Puffers, Figure 8 Puffers, Bettas, Atlantic Mudskippers, Yellow Labs, Red Zebras, Auratus, Kenyi, Rock Kribensis
Corals/Plants: Amazon Swords, Sagitaria, Anubia, Java Moss, Java Fern, Moneywort
Tank Size: 30 gallons
Quote: Fish r frendz not food!
About Yourself: Wife got me started about a year ago with a tiny little guppy tank... I developed MTS (Multiple Tank Syndrome) and now have 15 of them! lol


wow that backdrop looks amazing! fish avatar
awesome tank bro, nice to see other south africans on this site. new to the fish tanks game.great job.do you know where to get the ground cover/ grass (?) that you see in some of the tanks on this site?. i'm from PMB.also keen to know where you get your shrimp from as i'd like to breed neons.local is lekker! fish avatar
Thanks Carlos & ThisFish88! :) The grade of cement I use is certified safe for ponds and drinking water storage. I submersed it in a strong vinegar and water solution for a week to blance out the alkalinity and harden the exterior. There is a slight ph change between weekly water changes but it's never gone higher than 8.0. I feed a homemade mixture of shrimp with various vegetables, supplement with koi pellets and bloodworm. The upside down cat likes the whole chunks of cucumber i feed them every 3 to 4 days and also snaps up the bloodworm that makes it to his corner of the tank. fish avatar
very cool tanks , you obviously have a knack for tank design , i always thought that the chemicals in cement were harmfull like lime or whatever it is, i might have ago myself, expanding foam is good for making tree roots. carl fish avatar
AWESOME aquarium!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! I also have an upside down cat in my Malawi tank.I was curious if yours had problems adjusting to the ph? mine didnt, but they are s americans also what do you feed yours to allow it to compete with the cichlids? my cichlids are such aggressive eaters, so much that the cat only comes out for frozen bloodworms. fish avatar


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