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Stephen's future aquarium plans

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Stephen's future aquarium plans.

I have been thinking for quite a while; maybe just dreaming but quite seriously thinking.

6 foot (600L) aquarium custom made (maybe 700L or 800L).
LED lighting that is customisable (dimming, adjustable colouration, etc.. that type of lighting)
2 x Eheim Pro 600 external filters (already have these) maybe add a third Eheim Pro 600.
2 x Hydor external (in-line) heaters (already have these) (maybe add a third or possible UV filter)
RO water to remove all the impurities but remineralised. Held in 2 x 200L water butts. I need to reduce the amount of phosphates in the tap water and my own RO system will do this.

Sell the 120L aquarium and 550L aquarium.
Re-home all fish (even if only temporary) but probably new/different stock.
Unsure whether to go planted or just rocks, sand and branches (possible biotope) maybe a mix of plants, rocks, sand and branches.
Stocking ?
I have researched many river systems so likely a theme based on one of those river systems.
I am leaning towards stocking based around Corydoras Concolor and Corydoras Delphax (Rio Orinoco basin in Colombia or Venezuela) but more intense research needed.

Corydoras Concolor
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Corydoras Delphax
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My serious thoughts usually take around 12 months to come to fruition.
I have already decommissioned my 120L aquarium, Otos (5) removed and put in 550L aquarium, plants removed (binned) and big clean up tomorrow including the Eheim Pro4 250.

Watch this space. ;]
6 foot (550L) - Rio Negro themed

5 foot (Juwel Rio 450L) - potential future aquarium
6 x Biotodoma wavrini, 12 x Corydoras delphax, 12 x Corydoras concolor, 20 x Hyphessobrycon sweglesi, 20 x Hyphessobrycon metae, 2 x Hemiancistrus subviridis L200.

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Do you plan on having a larger feature fish?

When I had Concolor they were incredibly shy.
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BigBen wrote: Fri Jun 10, 2022 18:11 pm Do you plan on having a larger feature fish?

When I had Concolor they were incredibly shy.
I was considering some bigger cichlids fish such as Uaru fernandezyepezi, Heros efasciatus, Aequidens tetramerus, etc.. but more in depth research would be required.
I do have approx 12 months before anything comes to fruition.
It's all down to research, sourcing fish, planning, preparation and paying for everything, (I'll start saving now).
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6 foot (550L) - Rio Negro themed

5 foot (Juwel Rio 450L) - potential future aquarium
6 x Biotodoma wavrini, 12 x Corydoras delphax, 12 x Corydoras concolor, 20 x Hyphessobrycon sweglesi, 20 x Hyphessobrycon metae, 2 x Hemiancistrus subviridis L200.

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My concolors were quite active, I think it depends what "dithers" there are as to whether corys are seen or not.
My gossei used to hide until I got the emperors.

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Looking forward too seeing this come to fruition Stephen.

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Love Uaru. Looked at them last time I was at Trop Co.
Really interesting fish.

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Bit disappointed your not considering Piranha. :[
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Martinspuddle wrote: Wed Jun 22, 2022 7:33 am Bit disappointed your not considering Piranha. :[
I actually did consider Piranha but they wife said "No!". ;]
6 foot (550L) - Rio Negro themed

5 foot (Juwel Rio 450L) - potential future aquarium
6 x Biotodoma wavrini, 12 x Corydoras delphax, 12 x Corydoras concolor, 20 x Hyphessobrycon sweglesi, 20 x Hyphessobrycon metae, 2 x Hemiancistrus subviridis L200.

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there just large tetras.

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fr499y wrote: Wed Jun 22, 2022 15:53 pm there just large tetras.
Goldfish family actually. :grin:
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