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Old 11-13-2012, 05:45 AM
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Default SA Biotope Update

I posted a while back about setting up a South American biotope tank and I just thought I would share some updates for anyone who may have been interested. The tank is doing really well and all the inhabitants are displaying lots of interesting behaviour. However, in the next two weeks I will be acquiring a handful of new fish, some of which will be additions to existing populations and some of which will be brand new, which is exciting. The remaining non-SA fish (the tiger barbs) are heading to their new home which is currently mid cycle, so I am expecting them to be gone in the next two weeks. While I am sad to see them go because they have been entertaining and nice to watch school together, in a couple months I will be receiving a new schooling fish that is gorgeous (and way too expensive, ugh my wallet hates me) and more unusual. I will talk more about that when the date gets closer though

Anyway, on the interesting part:

Tiger barbs playing hide and seek in the jungle vals.



Juvenile cupid cichlid sifting through the sand.



Dominant one of the juvenile cupid cichlid showing off.



Otos taking it upon themselves to do some cleaning... What I like to see lol.



The blue rams picking through the gravel for food. The colourful one is the dominant of the group.



*more*
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Old 11-13-2012, 05:55 AM
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Another cupid shot.



Photobombing tiger barb... *sigh*



Cupid being cute.



Again, here you can clearly see the top cupid in the group, the one on the right.



Pretty trio of cupids.



Queen of the tank, the single mature cupid.



Cupid on the left is the dominant one.



Clown pleco.



The red tiger lotus (the plant) is coming in beautifully after initially wasting away and dying when I planted it.



About to argue over a piece of food...



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Old 11-13-2012, 05:59 AM
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Pictus catfish showing off his whiskers...



More whiskers.



Two rams meeting over a piece of food... It's about to go down.



Subordinate ram attempts to grab the food quickly because he knows he will lose.



Didn't work, we are now at a Mexican stand-off.



Butting heads... As expected, right after this shot the dominant ram on the right won.



And a few tank shots:









Sorry to drown you in pictures (hehe, pun intended), hope you enjoy!
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Old 11-30-2012, 10:58 AM
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I just saw this! OMG sooooo beautiful!
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OMG! I LOVE it!!!!

I was planning on resetting up my 55 gallon soon but just got a 75 gallon so am doing that one first. Your tank is giving me ideas....

and blue rams, those are one of my favorite fish <3
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Old 11-30-2012, 11:58 AM
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Beautiful tank...

I love clown plecos...they are adorable
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God, there's fish people here, too? This forum is a dream come true.

Gorgeous tank.
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JEALOUS OF YOUR TANK

What did you use for the back wall?
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Sara, I think it's one of these 3D backgrounds:

http://m.instructables.com/id/3D-Aquarium-Background/

correct me if I'm wrong!

I loooove them and have always wanted to make/buy one!
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That's GORGEOUS. What a really cool idea for a tank.
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