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brianD
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PostPosted: 2005.03.27(Sun)23:45    Post subject: aulonocara and plants Reply with quote






the third pic you can see 3 of my fish, there are also 4 otos
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Trill the man
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Location: Daventry, Northants, England

PostPosted: 2005.03.28(Mon)4:34    Post subject: Reply with quote

That's certainly an interesting looking setup. Should look great when it's all grown and matured. I like the soft lighting, adds a natural look Smile .

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Jimbob
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Joined: 27 Feb 2004
Location: London, England

PostPosted: 2005.03.28(Mon)6:55    Post subject: Reply with quote

The aulonocara is stunning! I have been researching this breed as a potential addition to my tank. Would the water parameters and present occupiers be suitable and would it decimate my plants?

I have a medium/heavy planted 480Ltr tank with sand substrate and plenty of rock cover. Present occupiers are:

5 Otos, 5 Platies, 4 Bala sharks, 1 Synodontis Ornatapinus, 1 Banjo Catfish, 2 Shwartz Corres and 6 Columbian Tetras.

pH 7.6
Nitrate <5
Nitrite, Amonia 0
Temp 76f
KH 6
Gh 11
Po4 0.25
Fe 0

Are there are any potential conflicts/problems here or would I be providing it an Al a Carte menu?

Thanks.
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Destany
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Location: Missouri

PostPosted: 2005.03.28(Mon)8:48    Post subject: Reply with quote

I love that driftwood you have in there! It looks great with the plants and the white substrate.
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brianD
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PostPosted: 2005.03.28(Mon)15:52    Post subject: Reply with quote

thanks for the comments. the lighting is actually not as soft as the picture looks. I had to speed up the camera so the fish wasnt blurry, doing that let less light in. I have over 60 watts on the tank.
jim the fish eats anything it can get in its mouth, I had to take him out of my malawi tank as he was being harrassed. after putting him in the smaller tank my 8 neons slowly disappeard. its not a really aggressive fish and leaves even the otos alone. he does dig a little around the wood to make small holes he can hide in, but most of the time he is cruising around the tank
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PostPosted: 2005.03.29(Tue)14:28    Post subject: Reply with quote

great looking Aulonocara! Usisya, correct?

Very nice!
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brennus
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Location: Arizona

PostPosted: 2005.03.30(Wed)22:52    Post subject: Reply with quote

Trill the man wrote:
That's certainly an interesting looking setup. Should look great when it's all grown and matured. I like the soft lighting, adds a natural look Smile .

Phil Wink


I agree! Smile
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brianD
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PostPosted: 2005.04.03(Sun)0:14    Post subject: Reply with quote

Verse914 wrote:
great looking Aulonocara! Usisya, correct?

Very nice!

I thought it was a usisya. the store had it marked as a sunshine though. recently I was poking around some websites and on cichlid-forum I found a page with some variations. well it looks more like the hongi than a usisya. there is more black than other us' I have seen. either fish are just from oposite sides of the lake, according to the page, so there probly isnt too much difference.
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