Thank you George for your kind words. I guess I follow the rule, which I learned when I was keeping discus- look after the quality of the water and the fish will look after themselves. Seeing them breed and the offspring doing so well is both nice and humbling.George Farmer said:What a great set-up! And breeding sterbei too - kudos.
Thank you foxfishfoxfish said:Very nice set up - full credit to you my friend
Sentral said:I've only just come across this. Wow! It's the type of community aquarium most people wish to have. Lots of interest and very healthy fish and plants. Must be happy with it!
Thank you so much Sentral and Calzone!Calzone said:And barely any visible flow! (Unless you turned it down for the vid?).
On the face of it the combination of lighting, flow, co2 , planting etc is really complex - one man's beautiful tank (like this one!) is another man's algae factory!
I think it is Java moss. I don't know for sure as I didn't buy it. It found its way in my tank probably as a single strand with some other plants years ago. As for it growing above the gravel and tenellus growing so nicely on top of it- the moss found its way there by itself. At the beginning I tried to pull it all out but soon gave up and I'm glad I did! Crypt parva has been outcompeted by the tenellus and crypt wendtii by the way. Probably some of it is still there but I can’t see it any more.faizal said:Fandango,....I am so sorry for the endless questions,...I know that you have e.tenellus, crypt parva & moss for that wonderful foreground cover. What kind of moss did you use & how did you initailly manage to keep the moss tied down before it became a part of the foreground carpet? Did you tie down to stones or flat rocks,..etc?
Thanks so much Robert.really nice setup. stuning! so natural! IMO you can improve it by replacing the anubias with more crypts and microsorum....... and.... it looks much better in the wild stage, let it grow !! lovely fish selection too
Thanks so much Geraltas.Amazing tank and really nice growth.
Just found FB link.
Thanks for sharing.
Thank you very much. The tank is virtually the same as it was 2 years ago. I only moved some anubias var. nana in front of the Java ferns on the left side of the tank. Also, as the numbers of trigonostigma hengeli have dwindled down over the years I got 40 red phantom tetras and 10 black phantom tetras. The very kind people at the Aquatic Design Centre (a fantastic shop right in the heart of London) exchanged them for a largish proportion of my ever growing corydoras sterbai population.Congrats! any FTS? Epic tank and setup!!
Thanks again. That light is produced by three R16 warm light led spotlights. They are evening lights and come on after the main lights go out.Wow thanks for taking the time to upload a video. That side lighting is superb and gives it a really natural feel. Is it just window light?