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Some other changes to the tank aswell, removed the plastic strip from around the top of the tank, looks more bigger and open plus an extra 1" of viewing space at the top, got rid of the smaller 4ft led light felt it was just too bright, I am now just using the 6ft light. Trimmed a lot of the plants down and replanted the top which are growing well.

I'll be adding some darker sand and plant substrate as well this weekend.
72x24x18 South American. 8 Geophagus Tapajos. 6 Nannostomus eques(Hockeystick Pencilfish). 1 Rineloricaria lanceolata(Chocolate Whiptail Catfish). 2 Apistogramma agassizii Fire Red. 2 Mikrogeophagus altispinosus(Bolivian Ram). 2 Platydoras armatulus. 2 Ancistrus Cirrhosus, 1 Apistogramma cacatuoides :swim2:

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It would be nice to get some baby whiptails. ;) :D
Males may get a bit squabbly for territory, but your tank is 6' isn't it - not much of a space problem there.

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Added a bag of Seachem Flourite black sand got another 3 on order. Off to get some fish soon.

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72x24x18 South American. 8 Geophagus Tapajos. 6 Nannostomus eques(Hockeystick Pencilfish). 1 Rineloricaria lanceolata(Chocolate Whiptail Catfish). 2 Apistogramma agassizii Fire Red. 2 Mikrogeophagus altispinosus(Bolivian Ram). 2 Platydoras armatulus. 2 Ancistrus Cirrhosus, 1 Apistogramma cacatuoides :swim2:

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I like the flourite black sand Ste.

Will keep an eye out for the fish you buy.
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Thanks Andy, just picked up a group of 8 Diamond tetras, nice looking fish. Not going to stock too heavy plan to get a couple of other groups of small fish, trying to avoid any more cichlids as the Bolivians are settled into there own little turf and the small female aggazzi runs the whole tank.
72x24x18 South American. 8 Geophagus Tapajos. 6 Nannostomus eques(Hockeystick Pencilfish). 1 Rineloricaria lanceolata(Chocolate Whiptail Catfish). 2 Apistogramma agassizii Fire Red. 2 Mikrogeophagus altispinosus(Bolivian Ram). 2 Platydoras armatulus. 2 Ancistrus Cirrhosus, 1 Apistogramma cacatuoides :swim2:

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Hi everyone little update for you, tanks been running well got a few new inhabitants, pair of honey gouramis, a male agazzi and had to rescue a male platty from my sons tank. Diamond tetras are doing very well grew real big too lovely colours.
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72x24x18 South American. 8 Geophagus Tapajos. 6 Nannostomus eques(Hockeystick Pencilfish). 1 Rineloricaria lanceolata(Chocolate Whiptail Catfish). 2 Apistogramma agassizii Fire Red. 2 Mikrogeophagus altispinosus(Bolivian Ram). 2 Platydoras armatulus. 2 Ancistrus Cirrhosus, 1 Apistogramma cacatuoides :swim2:

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Hello Ste mate.

Nice to see the tank again. That apisto is handsome.
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He is handsome, hes also a cacatuoide (cockatoo) not aggassizi ;)
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Gingerlove05 wrote: Fri Jan 29, 2021 17:54 pm He is handsome, hes also a cacatuoide (cockatoo) not aggassizi ;)
You are very correct my friend :) my mistake :)
72x24x18 South American. 8 Geophagus Tapajos. 6 Nannostomus eques(Hockeystick Pencilfish). 1 Rineloricaria lanceolata(Chocolate Whiptail Catfish). 2 Apistogramma agassizii Fire Red. 2 Mikrogeophagus altispinosus(Bolivian Ram). 2 Platydoras armatulus. 2 Ancistrus Cirrhosus, 1 Apistogramma cacatuoides :swim2:

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Few pics after a good clean and rescape also added 10 Colombian red fin tetras.

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72x24x18 South American. 8 Geophagus Tapajos. 6 Nannostomus eques(Hockeystick Pencilfish). 1 Rineloricaria lanceolata(Chocolate Whiptail Catfish). 2 Apistogramma agassizii Fire Red. 2 Mikrogeophagus altispinosus(Bolivian Ram). 2 Platydoras armatulus. 2 Ancistrus Cirrhosus, 1 Apistogramma cacatuoides :swim2:

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