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Project: Forest creek near Barcelos, Rio Negro tributaries in Brazil

Wazaaaa

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Hey all.

Description of equipment:

Aquarium Optiwhite 120x50x50
2x Kessil A160 Tuna sun (soon)
1 external filter Eheim pro 4+ 350T (soon)

Decorations:

Sapucaia pod, Coconut Spathe, Igarapé wood, Magnolia leaves, birch stems, Cariniana Pod, Milkoji Oronico like sand.

Fish list:

Apistogramma mendezi, Nannostomus unifasciatus, Hemigrammus bleheri
 

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Wazaaaa

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Cela semble intéressant. Je vous souhaite plus de chance que la plupart si vous espérez élever A. mendezi avec H. bleheri (Negro Rummy-nose Tetra) dans le même réservoir. Ils sont aussi bons prédateurs d’alevins que les tétras cardinaux.
I don't intend to breed, just a biotope tank but I still hope to have survivors
 

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Wazaaaa

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Sounds interesting. I wish you better luck than most if you hope to breed A. mendezi with H. bleheri (Negro Rummy-nose Tetra) in the same tank. They are as good a fry predator as Cardinal Tetras.
There are no worries for the fry with Nannostomus unifasciatus ?
 

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Nicely done! But...
You are aware that this will be completely different once you fill in water? Stuff will float up.
 

Wazaaaa

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Nicely done! But...
You are aware that this will be completely different once you fill in water? Stuff will float up.
Thank you Macz :) yes I'm going to boil the lightest, the woods etc... everything is glued
 

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It's your first rodeo with stuff that decomposes, I suppose. I wouldn't treat botanical tanks like aquascapes. When biofilms and decomposition do their things, this might all fall apart. It's a dynamic environment that "works" and changes all the time.
 

Wazaaaa

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It's your first rodeo with stuff that decomposes, I suppose. I wouldn't treat botanical tanks like aquascapes. When biofilms and decomposition do their things, this might all fall apart. It's a dynamic environment that "works" and changes all the time.
only the thin branches that are likely to come up are glued, the larger wood is stacked on top of each other, there is no danger
 

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Allright. When the surfaces the glue is attached to, start to decompose as well it may happen the glue comes off as a lump, while the waterlogged wood drops to the bottom (which isn't bad per se). Just make sure the glue doesn't soak too much into the wood.
 

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Allright. When the surfaces the glue is attached to, start to decompose as well it may happen the glue comes off as a lump, while the waterlogged wood drops to the bottom (which isn't bad per se). Just make sure the glue doesn't soak too much into the wood.
No problem, I used a paper towel to put the glue on it
 

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What worries me is the nannostomus unifasciatus, I'm afraid they will jump out of the tank, that's why a friend of mine advised me to leave a minimum of 12 cm of surface margin for floating plants
 

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I’ve heard N. unifaciatus can jump, but mine never did. I did have floating plants covering about 2/3 of the surface. I also had a cover, but I kept it propped open to avoid condensation on the floaters.
 

Wazaaaa

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I’ve heard N. unifaciatus can jump, but mine never did. I did have floating plants covering about 2/3 of the surface. I also had a cover, but I kept it propped open to avoid condensation on the floaters.
Thanks for your feedback Ben Rhau
 

MacZ

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No problem, I used a paper towel to put the glue on it
I still have my reservations. I hope your knick for scaping won't bite you back later on.

What worries me is the nannostomus unifasciatus, I'm afraid they will jump out of the tank, that's why a friend of mine advised me to leave a minimum of 12 cm of surface margin for floating plants
I have the closely related Nannostomus eques. Floating plants, emersed plants and a lowered waterline are very helpful. Mine haven't even tried jumping. Well... as far as I can tell at least.
 

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