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    My world tank

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    Too quiet here, lately, so I'll waste some web space talking about my 4' tank.

    I was noticing, today, that it had Pygmy Rasboras (Boraras) from SE Asia, Dwarf Neon Rainbows from The New Guinea or Australia area, a lonely dwarf Cory (habrosus) from South America, a reverse trio of Neon Lampeyes from Africa, a reverse trio of Riv. xiphidius from a different region of South America, and about jillion tiny shrimp from SG that were supposed to be Cherry Shrimp but never colored up. The plants in that tank range from Asian Mosses, to lots of Riccia, and North American Bacopa to African bolbitis.
    Floaters are mostly Duckweed and Salvinia with a little Water Lettuce, here and there. The snails are bright red Ramshorns.

    Hey folks! I think I have accidentally created that ultimate biotope tank -- a World Biotope!

    Wright
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    Sounds nice Wright. I've just set up a new tank (1m long) whose design was insprired by reading the description of a biotope in Linke and Staeck's 'Cichlids from West Africa'.

    The plan therefore was a West African Biotope with patches of cobbles, Nymphaea micrantha, Crinum calamistratum and Anubias and some branchy wood. The fish were to be a pair of Pelvicachromis taeniatus 'Bipindi' with a shoal of Norman's Lampeyes.

    However it hasn't quite worked out like that! First I started seeing all these other plants that would look so nice in the tank. So, as well as the African species, I have South American Echinodorus, Hygrophila, Eleocharis and Cabomba; Rotala, mosses, Eleocharis and Hygrophila from Asia and Glosso from New Zealand!

    Then the first fish to be added were Otocinclus to keep any algae in check and then I saw some wonderful Spotted Blue eyes (Pseudomugil gertrudae) and picked up 24 of those instead! The Pelvics have bred in the temporary tank they were in so at the moment there are no West African fish, and precious few WA plants, in my West African inspired tank!

    I like how it's looking though...
    Ed

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    very nice looking tank. Im workin on my tank right now been looking at some of the topics here over the past days to get ideas on what to add to it. The moss looks very interesting and i think that my killies and my other fish would like them too.

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    Re: My world tank

    youve inspired me to plant my 4ft tank,yo.
    nice moss there.

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    nice set up!! great set up that gave me some idea for mine keep it up!!

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    Re: My world tank

    that's amazing

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    Wow. Just like what I want to do to a new two foot. Any tips and or price costs ?

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    Re: My world tank

    Wow, so nice...

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    Re: My world tank

    Transfer the long grasses from left to right and cover the box filter even nicer! Cheers!

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    Re: My world tank

    Absolutely stunning!

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    Re: My world tank

    Beautiful layout and very smoothing to the eyes....

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    Re: My world tank

    Ooh, I just "luv it", the sight of all that green is really soothing. Same effect when I see a fish tank with green water, aka 'pea soup'.



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    Re: My world tank

    Woah! Awesome tank you got there! Planted tanks are really interesting

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    Re: My world tank

    Amazing setup. Love your tank!

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