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Some of my aquarium photos.
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My Prehistoric Tank.
My prehistoric tank by day Photo: Dave C. © S C and C.My prehistoric tank by day Photo: Dave C. © S C and C.Reed fish Photo: Dave C. © S C and C. 1
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This is my prehistoric tank.
It has a Dennerle substrate heating cable.
The substrate is a mix of silver sand, laterite, fine gravel, and medium gravel. To give a natural looking substrate that is good for plant growth.
It is filtered by a biolife 55 wet/dry filter.
I only use re-mineralised R.O. water for this tank, not only does it allow me to set the pH and alkalinity for the inhabitants, it also has less than 5% of the pollution found in tap water. This also helps the plants, as well as reducing the amount of maintenance needed.
It is lit by a LifeGlo (high intensity white light) and a Trocal plant light. They are set on separate timers to give a long dawn, then full light for 8 hours, then a 2 hour dusk. This is when the fish are most active, as they prefer the dimmer light.
I also make good use of plant root tablets and liquid plant foods, also essential for the plant growth. If the plants grow well they also use up a lot of the waste from the aquarium water.

There is a pair of P. dalhezi, and a pair of reed fish (hence prehistoric). Also a pair of Nigerian red Kribensis. There is also a variety of catfish, including H. thoracatum, the bubble nest catfish, some Corydoras sp. and a couple of Sturisoma sp.

My main tank at dusk Photo: Dave C. © S C and C.Reed fish Photo: Dave C. © S C and C. 1
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Male Nannacara Photo: Dave C. © S C and C.Female Nannacara Photo: Dave C. © S C and C.Nannacara Pair Photo: Dave C. © S C and C.Male Nannocara Photo: Dave C. © S C and C. 1
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Polypterus dalhezi Photo: Dave C. © S C and C.Polypterus dalhezi Photo: Dave C. © S C and C.Polypterus dalhezi Photo: Dave C. © S C and C. 1
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Male Kribensis Photo: Dave C. © S C and C.Kribensis Pair Photo: Dave C. © S C and C.Female Kribensis Photo: Dave C. © S C and C. 1
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Gold Panchax Photo: Dave C. © S C and C.Whiptail Photo: Dave C. © S C and C.Snowball pleco Photo: Dave C. © S C and C. 1
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Corydoras Julii Photo: Dave C. © S C and C.Cory Arcuatus Photo: Dave C. © S C and C.Hoplo cat Photo: Dave C. © S C and C. 1
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Higher quality photos (larger files)
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Hoplosternum Thoracatum High Quality 44k Photo: Dave C. © S C and C.Sturisoma Napoensis High Quality 30k Photo: Dave C. © S C and C.
Polypterus Dalhezi High Quality 58k Photo: Dave C. © S C and C.
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Pelvicachromis Taeniatus cf 'Nigeria-Red' High Quality 40k Photo: Dave C. © S C and C.Baryancistrus sp. LDA33 High Quality 38k Photo: Dave C. © S C and C.
   
     
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