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Joined: 04 May 2007
Location: England

PostPosted: 2012.05.17(Thu)9:48    Post subject: Freshwater/Faux Reef Aquarium Reply with quote


I've been looking at setting up a reef aquarium but quickly realised that I don't have the time or money to maintain such a thing. Therefore, I've been looking at freshwater alternatives.

I would like to recreate the stack of rocks, brightly coloured fish and fast flow of a reef.

To that end, I have a few questions;
-Can freshwater fish tolerate a marine spectrum fluorescent tube?
-Would freshwater fish look more colourful under such lights?
-Do any plants grow under that spectrum of lights?
-Would any freshwater fish appreciate/tolerate a high directed flow from several power heads positioned around the tank as you would find a reef?

I'm not sure what the exact dimensions of the tank would be, so any suggestions welcome.

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Joined: 25 Jan 2012
Location: South Africa

PostPosted: 2012.05.19(Sat)11:53    Post subject: Reply with quote

Halo Grunty Very Happy

1 Yes.
2. Maybe.
3.Yes, most will do well in that light.
4What is the flow rate of the power heads?
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Joined: 07 Nov 2006
Location: Sydney, Australia

PostPosted: 2012.05.20(Sun)0:15    Post subject: Reply with quote

The most obvious choice for me would be African Cichlids. Have a look into some Lake Malawi setups. They should pretty much cover what you want I'd say. There's been a few really nice ones in the 'Tank of the Month' section (have a look at the "Your Tanks" tab on the left) for setup ideas, general info, aquascaping etc. Also there's a few folk on here who are quite good with them!
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