Marina Vue 87L Tank Log

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Marina Vue 87L Tank Log

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Being new to the Forum, I thought I'd start a Tank Log for my Marina Vue 87L.
It is my first Aquarium, having never kept fish before.
I wanted a small tank in which to keep smaller fish species and have real plants and some hardscaping.

I started off with the hardscaping which includes rocks, pebbles and wood based on black substrate and gravel.

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I wanted a mixture of stem and small plants that would be easy to grow without CO2,
So I have Anubias Nana, Cryptocoryne (Walkeri, Spiralis and Petchii), Hygrophila Rosae Australis, Amazon Sword, Java Fern and Hair Grass.

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Marina Vue 87L - 4 Harelquin Rasbora, 2 Honey Gourami, 9 Panda Cory, 6 Cherry Barb, 4 Amano Shrimp
Filtration Fluval 207

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The tank a few days after filling with water

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Marina Vue 87L - 4 Harelquin Rasbora, 2 Honey Gourami, 9 Panda Cory, 6 Cherry Barb, 4 Amano Shrimp
Filtration Fluval 207

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The first fish were 5 Rasbora Hets.

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Followed by 5 Panda Corydoras.

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Marina Vue 87L - 4 Harelquin Rasbora, 2 Honey Gourami, 9 Panda Cory, 6 Cherry Barb, 4 Amano Shrimp
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Next I added 4 Amano Shrimp.

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Finally I added 2 Lemon Honey Gouramis.

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I think that is the tank fully stocked, for now.
Although I have recently swapped the internal Marina filter for a Fluval 207, so I may be able to add a few more fish in the near future.
Marina Vue 87L - 4 Harelquin Rasbora, 2 Honey Gourami, 9 Panda Cory, 6 Cherry Barb, 4 Amano Shrimp
Filtration Fluval 207

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Great looking tank, interesting place for the fish and shrimp to explore !

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Thanks Annie.

Yes i wanted to provide places for the inhabitants to explore and hide if necessary.
Only it seems to be working too well as i hardly see the shrimp and the Gouramis seem a bit shy and hang out in the Hygrophila now that it has grown.

I have some more recent pictures and will update this when I get the chance.
Marina Vue 87L - 4 Harelquin Rasbora, 2 Honey Gourami, 9 Panda Cory, 6 Cherry Barb, 4 Amano Shrimp
Filtration Fluval 207

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Nice looking tank and a gentle peaceful set-up.

Perhaps I'm just a little paranoid but just make sure your heater is ok to stick out at the top. I always make sure mine are completely immersed; its my nightmare scenario that the water level may have dropped for whatever reason and the heater glass shatters...as I said, might just be me :mad:

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Thanks for the heads up Ric.
I assumed that the controller at the top of the heater needed to be out of the water.
I'll check and submerge if necessary.
Marina Vue 87L - 4 Harelquin Rasbora, 2 Honey Gourami, 9 Panda Cory, 6 Cherry Barb, 4 Amano Shrimp
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RedLee wrote:
Wed Dec 04, 2019 7:39 am
Thanks Annie.

Yes i wanted to provide places for the inhabitants to explore and hide if necessary.
Only it seems to be working too well as i hardly see the shrimp and the Gouramis seem a bit shy and hang out in the Hygrophila now that it has grown.

I have some more recent pictures and will update this when I get the chance.
Isn’t that the case, provide a nice interesting home for them and the critters can’t even show up for you :D
Looking forward to more pics, we love pics here !

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Annie wrote:
Thu Dec 05, 2019 13:06 pm
Isn’t that the case, provide a nice interesting home for them and the critters can’t even show up for you :D
Looking forward to more pics, we love pics here !
Yes, typical. :D
I seem to have crammed a lot into the space so my own fault i guess.
When I look at other tanks there seems to be more space between hardscape and plants.
Up to now, all is well with the fish but who knows how I'll get them out if i ever need to. :)
Marina Vue 87L - 4 Harelquin Rasbora, 2 Honey Gourami, 9 Panda Cory, 6 Cherry Barb, 4 Amano Shrimp
Filtration Fluval 207

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