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Didnt realise you had rams as well as the apisto, how do they get on?
Considering the size of the tank I guess they’re ok?
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Gingerlove05 wrote: Wed Feb 17, 2021 16:55 pm Didnt realise you had rams as well as the apisto, how do they get on?
Considering the size of the tank I guess they’re ok?
Not bothering each other being honest, each has there own little spot but mostly move around fine.
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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Took a trip to Aqualife Leyland on Monday, picked up a nice L190 Royal plec, last week also added 2 Platydoras armatulus (Striped Raphael Catfish) as well, will be moving on the honey gouramis and platty's soon as not intended to stay permanently, tanks only just over 50% stocked now, will maybe see in a few weeks what other Catfish are available.
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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stechappo wrote: Wed Mar 03, 2021 11:19 am Took a trip to Aqualife Leyland on Monday, picked up a nice L190 Royal plec, last week also added 2 Platydoras armatulus (Striped Raphael Catfish) as well, will be moving on the honey gouramis and platty's soon as not intended to stay permanently, tanks only just over 50% stocked now, will maybe see in a few weeks what other Catfish are available.
All sounds good and exciting ;)
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Managed to get a picture of the king of the tank the L190 Royal Plec

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Still small at 2" or do but already has the edge on the much bigger whiptail. He is also a poo factory at this size, my electric tank vac is getting plenty of use. ::thumbu::
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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Lovely Ste mate. How big will he get?
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Andys temperate tank wrote: Mon Mar 15, 2021 20:28 pm Lovely Ste mate. How big will he get?
Up to 20" if right conditions and diet :) from what I have read they can grow up to 2" per year. :woo:
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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Very nice pleco Steve. ::thumbu::
stechappo wrote: Mon Mar 15, 2021 19:54 pm He is also a poo factory at this size, my electric tank vac is getting plenty of use. ::thumbu::
My Panaque plecos (Panaqolus albivermis aka Flash pleco L204) are also poo factories.
They love the wood as part of their diet.
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9 x juvenile Biotodoma Cupido, 70 x Hyphessobrycon amandae, 15 x Corydoras agassizii (other fish will be added in the near future)

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Few pics for the log

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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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Tanks not the cleanest or as well planted as I would like at the moment, not been very well for months so not been able to spend as much time working on it.

Some may remember last September I had a mini stroke, well I had a large lump on my cheek in my Parotid saliva gland, after months of biopses and scans in January I got diagnosed with Cancer, Nodular lymphocyte-predominant Hodgkin lymphoma, I'm stage 1AE which is good, its a very slow growing and rare cancer and only spread to a few lymph nodes in my neck.

3 weeks ago I started radiotherapy and have 2 sessions left so near the end and hopefully when tested in about a month I will come back as cured.

Face and neck are quite red and sore and will get worse for 2-3 more weeks, the effects could last longer but happy to go through this, feeling 100% better already after this treatment so far all the symptoms are going away.

Thanks for reading and hopefully I will be more active from now on . :)
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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