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I've been snowed in for two days, so I threw together a synopsis of three of my tanks.

Biotope: Suriname River
Stock: 6 S. leucosticta, pair of Geophagus brokopondo, 24 Hemigrammus erythrozonus, and 10 Pristella maxillaris.

I'm a huge fan of single species tetra shoals, but I decided to try a lopsided two species group. They segregate themselves fairly strongly by species, which makes it kind of cool to watch.

Full tank shot (before adding the tetra)


My camera does terrible full tank shots, so here's a video that shows it a lot better...
http://s191.photobucket.com/albums/z3/e ... V07593.mp4

S. leucosticta



video of pair with fry
http://s191.photobucket.com/albums/z3/e ... V07593.mp4

Geophagus brokopondo




Biotope: Rio Uruguay
Stock: pair of Gymnogeophagus balzanii and 10 fry (well not anymore)

This one is basically being used to grow out the fry that I left in there. I'll probably keep 2 pairs of them and move the rest. I'm hoping to add some tetra or livebearers eventually, just haven't settled on what type.

Full tank shot (the tank had pikes in it before, I wouldn't normally scape it like this for G. balzanii, I just liked it so I left it)



Video
http://s191.photobucket.com/albums/z3/e ... V07213.mp4

some fry that I removed


Biotope: Rio Cuareim
Stock: 3 Crenicichla celdiochilus, 2 Crenicichla minuano, 1 Sorubim lima

This is tank is for breeding C. celidochilus. The C. minuano are basically dithers and before the "cool-period" is over, I'm going to remove the catfish.

Video
http://s191.photobucket.com/albums/z3/e ... V07215.mp4

Crenicichla celidochilus




Crenicichla minuano



Thanks for looking. Any comments are welcome.

Ed
 

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Hi edburress,

Thank you for sharing. The tanks look great. Your Crenicichla celidochilus are amazing; are they wild?

I too like the scape of the "Biotope: Rio Uruguay" tank.

Thanks,
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Thanks guys!

All the driftwood is Manzanita from California. I got it from a friend.

All the fish are wild (except maybe the tetra). I caught the celidochilus, minuano, balzanii and S. lima last year.

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Very nice tanks Ed.

How deep is the snow?

I don't know if it's been on the news over there, but my home state and city is currently under flood. 75% of the state is now a disaster area, and the Brisbane river peaked at 4.5 metres (15 feet) this morning. To put it in scale, the area affected by floods here is 40 times the area that was affected by Cyclone Katrina in the States.
 

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Thanks clkag!

Peter... Thanks! Only 22cm of snow, but enough to make my driveway impassable. Yes, the flooding has been on the news here a lot. I hope all is well with you! Have you been affected?

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We're on pretty high ground, so we're safe, but a few of the best LFS are under water or out of power. But that's niether here nor there when peoples lives are on the line.

Now back to this thread. Have you got some photos of your past Orange Head tank? C'mon Ed, do a proper photo thread mate. :thumb:
 

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Glad to hear you have elevation on your side!

I rescaped the OH tank a few days ago. I'll see if I can get a decent pic. The light is so crappy though and the driftwood is random pieces that didn't make the cut for other tanks, so I don't think it will be much to look at :lol:

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Very nice tanks! You should post in my Non-planted show tanks thread.

What size tanks are those?
 
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