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I find myself enjoying the more basic, natural, low tech aquariums more and more. So i've decided to convert the nano into a Poecilia Wingei biotope.
I already have most of the hardscape ( apart from a few thin branches ) and nearly all of the current flora is a perfect fit.

Equipment
24" x 8" x 8" Aquarium
50w Eheim heater
Hydor Prime 10 Filter - DIY filter pipes
DIY Lighting with Sunrise - Sunset control

Hardscape
Twigs - mainly birch, a few manzanita branches that i've cut up to use as the thicker fallen litter
Rounded rocks - only a couple as a base layer
River sand

Leaf Litter
Nano Cappata
Small Oak
Alder cones

Flora
Sagittaria Subula ( If i can locate it under all the crypts in the other tank! )
Vallisneria ( maybe, depends on how it looks )

Fauna
Poecilia Wingei

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Sounds interesting :)
Im sure it will look awesome, you have a knack for scaping :D

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I'm looking forward to some pics of this. Looks like it's going to.be different from what I've seen about.
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I suppose its sounds more impressive than an Endlers tank ;o)

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haha! nope, but you gotta try and keep people engaged :D

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mikeyw64 wrote: Thu Feb 06, 2020 14:25 pm I suppose its sounds more impressive than an Endlers tank ;o)

Did you used to be an estate agent?
Whats not impressive about endlers? :D

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I agree, I agree, I agree! I'm up to around 20 fry from the original 6 males and 2 females ( lost 2 females early on )

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Will you stop doing this!

I keep looking at the empty Juwel 60 litre upstairs, thinking maybe I should keep the last Endlers I have after all, then say to myself ...NO. :mad:


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Do it!!!!

Here is the selection of chunky wood! Some broken up to form slimmer, broken branches and some left whole.
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Martinspuddle wrote: Thu Feb 06, 2020 17:28 pm Will you stop doing this!

I keep looking at the empty Juwel 60 litre upstairs, thinking maybe I should keep the last Endlers I have after all, then say to myself ...NO. :mad:


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Doooo iiitttt…..you know you want to.....and you know you will, in the end, so might as well give in and do it now :D :D :D

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