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This is my girlfriend's 100 liter angelfish tank. (MAY 98) More Images

Dimensions(cm): 80x30x40
Type: All glass w/ wooden stand & hood.
Lighting: 3x20 W fluorescent.
Filtration: Millennium 2000 + AquaClear 200.
Temperature: 28-32C
pH: 7.0
Hardness: 4 dH
Population: ~70 cm of fish.

Plants:
Vallisneria spiralis, Hygrophila polysperma, Sagittaria subulata, Nomaphila stricta, Cabomba caroliniana, Alternanthera reineckii, Hygrophila difformis

Inhabitants:
6 Assorted Angels (Pterophyllum scalare var.)
7 Cardinal Tetras (Paracheirodon axelrodi)
4 Black Neon Tetras (Hyphessobrycon herbertaxelrodi)
3 Cory Cats (Corydoras sp.)
2 Oto's (Otocinclus affinis)
1 Small Pleco (Hypostomus sp.)

This is my girlfriend's second tank, and the aquascaping was done almost entirely by herself. Most of the rocks and driftwood used here were collected by us in a nearby river. We used this tank to experiment with plant growth. It has relatively strong lighting and the gravel was enriched with soil during setup. Indeed, the plants grew at an astonishing rate in the beginning, but the soil ended up bringing problems later. Every time the gravel was messed with (removal os plants and rocks, cleaning, etc.) a little bit of soil would leak into the water and this ended up filling the filters with mud very often. There was a serious hair algae bloom, which even today hasn't been completely solved, and some of the angels ended up dying mysteriously, possibly because of the soil too. So we finally decided to remove the soil-rich gravel and introduced some new gravel with only Tetra Initial D. The results were much better this way. My girlfriend is restless and is constantly changing something in the tank. She adds new fish and plants, removes old ones, redoes the aquascaping, and everything else that a new and enthusiastic hobbyist does. I won't even try to keep this page up to date :-)