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  1. Mark.A

    Godswood - my personal paradise.

    I never said that my experience disproved anything and if you look you’ll see I took note of the recommendations and made some changes. I didn’t change things entirely to what was recommended because I don’t totally agree with the recommendations, which is my prerogative. I appreciate any...
  2. Mark.A

    Godswood - my personal paradise.

    No, I understand what you were saying. My point is that what we consider thriving is really our own personal perspective. I can only go off my experiences watching the fish and judge by their behaviour whether I think they are thriving or not. I have had a lot of past experience keeping fish, I...
  3. Mark.A

    Godswood - my personal paradise.

    Agreed. I’ve seen them swimming free in rivers, even those 3 meter zoo tanks are nothing compared to hundreds of miles of rivers. If we were to consider them swimming free thriving then we shouldn’t keep them in aquariums at all. It’s all a matter of perspective and definition.
  4. Mark.A

    Godswood - my personal paradise.

    Indeed there is. My 20 tetras would be thriving though, so it’s not really relevant to the discussion.
  5. Mark.A

    Godswood - my personal paradise.

    I’ll be posting some pics of the hardscape later this week! :D
  6. Mark.A

    Godswood - my personal paradise.

    After some discussion in this thread I just ordered the majority of the plants! :D They should be with me either next Friday or Saturday. Can't wait to get planting!
  7. Mark.A

    Godswood - my personal paradise.

    So annoyed right now. The place that was due to deliver the tank tomorrow has just rang to say the tank was cracked when they went to get it to ship. It was the last one they had so they offered to order one in for next week for me, which I accepted. They rang back shortly after to say they...
  8. Mark.A

    Godswood - my personal paradise.

    The tank is 32.5 gallon. It’s 32.5” x 15.75” x 15.35”. True, if the tank is lightly stocked with fish as most tanks are nowadays. With a heavier fish load the biological filtration is still important. I have seen multiple low tech/low light tanks that are growing these fine. I do a lot of...
  9. Mark.A

    Godswood - my personal paradise.

    I appreciate the feedback but I disagree. I have had over 400 fish in a 5 foot tank without issue, never mind 80. Whether they are okay or not depends on which fish and the maintenance employed.
  10. Mark.A

    Godswood - my personal paradise.

    48 of those fish are Cardinal tetras, smaller fish don’t impact the bioload as much as larger fish. I’m fairly confident the tank will be fine with this stocking level. Manacapuru Angelfish are indeed a proper breed, see below.
  11. Mark.A

    Godswood - my personal paradise.

    After planning a large 4x2x2 planted tank with sump system I have now had a change of mind. I’m going to have multiple smaller planted tanks instead! :D This has also meant that I can setup the first one straight away. I have already started ordering everything with a couple of things arriving...
  12. Mark.A

    Taking a sump. Back in five minutes...

    Impressive growth there Geoffrey! :wideyed:
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