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Ste's Tank
About 5 months ago decided to dip back into the hobby after a 3 year break (new baby interuptions Tongue  ) as we have been in our new house for nearly 12months now and have a lot more space for a tank, spotted a 4ft bare tank on Gumtree for £50 and bought it.  Slowly (over 2 weeks ) bought new equip to run in it filter, light, heater, and got a really rubbish metal too cabinet as a stand.[Image: LRJYFSnl.jpg][Image: 12xzmhhl.jpg]

Instantly decided that Cichlids where to be stocked as they have always been my passion.  Over the last few months the stock has changed then around 8 weeks ago seen an add on Gumtree again for my current tank[Image: 8jv9qDol.jpg] this came with the lid, lights, and stand with slight water dmg for £50. 

As I said stocks changed a bit trying to balance aggression and stocking levels and currently houses 15 Neons 3 Albino Corries and a breeding pair of Dwarf Cockatoo cichlids( Apistogramma Cacatuoides orange), bought these 3 weeks ago and day after introducing to tank the spawned, eggs hatched had over 20 babies but the male slowly over a few days hunted them down and ate them Sad .  Well today just found they have spawned again and looks a lot more eggs then the first attempt.  This is the male [Image: ggarhnBl.jpg] and this is the tank as it looks now. [Image: edDSTtcl.jpg]

Will keep this updated as things progress.
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Tank looks great.
Fingers crossed for the apisto fry. Smile
6 foot (600L) South America Rio Guaporé theme.

7 x Biotodoma cupido, 4 x Laetacara dorsigera, 2 x Apistogramma trifasciata (wild), 20 x Gymnocorymbus ternetzi, 18 x Hyphessobrycon eques, 30 x Hyphessobrycon herbertaxelrodi, 18 x Corydoras Sterbai, 12 x Corydoras caudimaculatus, 9 x Otocinclus sp.

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Lovely big tank. Bargain too. Hopefully dad will leave the babies alone this time!
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Very nice Smile
I hope the apistos do better this time, its great to watch mum herd the fry around (dad might help) once they get it right Wink
I look forward to the progress Smile
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What a bargain ! Fingers crossed papa behaves himself Big Grin
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Great looking tank indeed. Good luck with the fry.
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Fry have hatched and the female has moved them into the plantpot at the front as she did last time, I will get some pics as soon as she starts bringing them out.
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Fingers crossed this time. Smile
If at first you don't succeed....
...get someone else to do it! Big Grin

Enjoy your fish, shrimps and snails!

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Females brought the fry out now, lot more then first batch.
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Tha tank looks fantastic! Exciting about the Apistos too Smile

...and thank you for the reminder to check on gumtree for a bargain Wink
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