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F3l1ss wrote: Thu Jun 23, 2022 19:32 pmEEEEEEEEEEELS!
Stop screaming :P
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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Stephen wrote: Fri Jun 10, 2022 17:42 pm Stephen's future aquarium plans.

Stephen's future aquarium plans.

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.

Watch this space. ;]
I am leaning towards the Rio Orinoco in Colombia. The Rio Orinoco forms a large part of the border between Colombia and Venezuela.
My favourite LFS imports from Colombia so I have a better chance of getting stock.
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My three main fish species usually come from the groups, Cichlids, Tetras and Corydoras plus possibly a pleco species (so possibly four groups).

Shorts lists:-
Cichlids
Saddle Cichlid (Aequidens tetramerus)
Redstripe dwarf cichlid (Apistogramma hongsloi)
Macmaster’s dwarf cichlid (Apistogramma macmasteri)
Red Edge Apisto (Apistogramma viejita)
Orinoco Eartheater (Biotodoma wavrini) (very similar to the Cupid cichlid) **
Ram (Mikrogeophagus ramirezi)
Fine Spotted Eartheater (Satanoperca mapiritensis) **
Tetras
Bentos Tetra (Hyphessobrycon bentosi)
Purple Tetra (Hyphessobrycon metae) **
Green Neon Tetra (Paracheirodon simulans)
Cardinal Tetra (Paracheirodon axelrodi)
Red Phantom Tetra (Hyphessobrycon sweglesi)
Poptella longipinnis **
Corydoras
Axelrod's Cory (Corydoras axelrodi)
False Blochi Corydoras (Corydoras delphax) **
Slant Bar cory (Corydoras loxozonus)
Northern Longnose Cory (Corydoras septentrionalis) **
Pleco/Catfish
Striped Bulldog Pleco (Chaetostoma formosae)
Twig Catfish (Farlowella vittata)

My initial preference are starred (**) but subject to change depending on availability.
I am also researching the Rio Guaviare.
Sadly Corydoras Concolor may not feature in my final decision but you never know. ;]
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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Hi Stephen, sounds like your plans are fairly well advanced, you must have done a good amount of research already, I did consider lots of options for my 350 tank for after the barbs move out, but think at least for now just to run it as a quiet tank as opposed to the active barb tank,
I did think for some time to make it an Orinoco theme as I already have the Loxozonus and longnose Cory you mention, but I also have some fish I would like to keep that don't feature like Gourami for example, the Loxozonus are a good size smaller at the moment think I will need to get more to notice them as the markings don't stand out, the longnose with the bigger size and green sheen are lovely but more sensitive to change I think, as a side note a while ago when I visited Pier Aquatics they had a group of Orinoco eartheaters in they looked amazing, so I hope you find some if that's what you decide :)
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@Staffylover

A lot of my research was already done, I just need some more intense research.
I am happy with the selection that I have mentioned above.
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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This will be interesting to see when set up. :)

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plankton wrote: Mon Jul 04, 2022 8:13 am This will be interesting to see when set up. :)
It's hard to believe but the 6 foot (550L) aquarium will be 6 years old in 2 months (5th Sept 2016).
Where has the time gone ?
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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Today I very gently put the idea to the wife.
She didn't object but I have to justify changing the 6 foot aquarium (and the cost :( )
I have some thinking to do although I did say that I'll be using the existing 2 x Eheim Pro 600s and that LED lighting will be less expensive.
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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You only live once?

I need to keep them before they go extinct?
I don't keep fish, I keep water. Water keeps fish.

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Just caught up on this a bit. Be a little careful with A.Viejita. they have a touch of the "C.Julii's" about them where they're always Macmasteri. The best place to find the real deal is Apisto Aquatics, but they'd be wild most likely.
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