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6 years 6 months ago #1847 by Ted
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Attached is a pic­ture of my tank setup. It is a 20 gal­lon long tank. 30 inches long and 12 inches wide and deep.
I have 2 divider I made lexan, each approx 10 inches wide. This gives 3 tanks of approx 6+ gal­lons each.

From left to right there are the Ampah, Parvu­lus and a pir of Ampah, I hope.

I am going to remove the ugly flower pot caves… too un-​natural.

Each of the tanks has a thin layer of inert black gravel, large clumps of java moss, oak, beech and fig leaves, anu­bias and float­ing Ama­zon frog­bit. There is a small bub­ble fil­ter in each.

I use RO water and add my own ver­sion of Black water. The ph of each is approx 4.6. The TDS max is 24…I pre­fer 510 TDS but it occa­sion­ally drifts up.

There is a heater in each end…that also heats the mid­dle tank.… and the parvu­lus like it!

Sorry for the reflec­tions on the glass!! Just learn­ing tank pho­tog­ra­phy along with Paros… the 2 go good together.
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6 years 6 months ago #1848 by helene
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Did the parvu­lus use the flower pot ?

I used one in one tank, and this is the one in which the fry did not stay after becom­ing freeswim­ming, I think it was too open. They still sur­vived though, just didnt stay the nor­mal period in the cave.

What about the air fil­ter — have you made cer­tain that no fry is going to be ‘sucked’ into it ?

I like your setup, I think its fine.

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6 years 6 months ago #1849 by Ted
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oh mercy no… the Parvu­lus are in the Bam­boo cave which is not vis­able. I thought that was a funny part. There were 2 other caves avail­able.. he imme­di­ately went for the Bam­boo cave.

I will be turn­ing the bub­ble fil­ter way down as soon as I detect wig­glers! I had the same idea. Thank you for the reminder! actu­ally, I am antic­i­pat­ing try to catch the fry as soon as they are free swim­ming, I have a 2 gal­lon tank/​jar on standby.

If the fry still use the cave when free swim­ming, I can put my thumb over the cave and move them all to the other tank. A store near us has won­der­ful 2 gal­lon jars and I think they would be great for fry tanks. The way the parvu­lus gob­ble down Moina, I don’t think any fry will have a chance. When my next tank setup is ready I will move the extra fish out and just leave the pair in the cur­rent tank.

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