Go Back   Aquarium Advice - Aquarium Forum Community > General Aquarium Forums > Show Off/Photography
Click Here to Login

Join Aquarium Advice Today
Reply
 
Thread Tools Search this Thread Display Modes
Please support our sponsors and let them know you heard about them on AquariumAdvice.com
 
Old 06-11-2017, 03:30 PM   #1
Aquarium Advice Regular
 
Join Date: Mar 2010
Location: Lincoln, Nebraska
Posts: 70
Kbuser's Amazon Biotope

Here she is. It's been up for about 3 weeks, now and I'm looking forward to some plant growth, but patience is a virtue, I'm told.

It's a standard 40 gallon breeder with a mix of gravel and some Eco. There's some Jungle Val, Pygmy Chain Sword, Micro Sword, E. piniculatis, Rosette Swords, Red Ludwigia and an Asian Water Fern. I use Florapride and it's worked well for me in the past, but I don't have CO2.

There are also 15 Black Neon Tetras, 6 Glowlight Tetras, 2 Otocinclus cats, 2 Bristlenose plecos, 3 Mystery snails, a Horned Nerite and I think 7 Ghost Shrimp. Instated with 10 and a few have gone...missing. We'll be getting 11 more glowlights Tuesday or Wednesday when our LFS gets their order in.
Attached Thumbnails
Click image for larger version

Name:	20170611_104713.jpg
Views:	70
Size:	239.9 KB
ID:	300359   Click image for larger version

Name:	20170611_121640.jpg
Views:	77
Size:	253.9 KB
ID:	300360  

Click image for larger version

Name:	20170611_104936.jpg
Views:	70
Size:	231.0 KB
ID:	300361   Click image for larger version

Name:	20170603_154500.jpg
Views:	69
Size:	242.6 KB
ID:	300362  

__________________

__________________
kbuser92 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 06-11-2017, 03:32 PM   #2
Aquarium Advice Regular
 
Join Date: Mar 2010
Location: Lincoln, Nebraska
Posts: 70
Here's a couple more.
Attached Thumbnails
Click image for larger version

Name:	20170603_125941.jpg
Views:	66
Size:	239.0 KB
ID:	300363   Click image for larger version

Name:	20170603_130704.jpg
Views:	66
Size:	184.5 KB
ID:	300364  

Click image for larger version

Name:	20170611_133219.jpg
Views:	65
Size:	230.4 KB
ID:	300365  
__________________

__________________
kbuser92 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 06-11-2017, 04:14 PM   #3
Grand Poobah of Fish Poo
 
Barliman's Avatar


 
Join Date: Feb 2016
Location: Los Angeles, 3rd door on the left
Posts: 1,694
Very nice start! I'm willing to bet those shrimp aren't missing, but hiding under the wood or in its crevasses.
__________________
----
Now open: "JJ&J's Seafood Buffet" 20g long planted freshwater.
Barliman is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 06-11-2017, 04:43 PM   #4
Aquarium Advice Regular
 
Join Date: Mar 2010
Location: Lincoln, Nebraska
Posts: 70
Quote:
Originally Posted by Barliman View Post
Very nice start! I'm willing to bet those shrimp aren't missing, but hiding under the wood or in its crevasses.
Thank you. Im looking forward to those plants filling in, but after we pick up the rest of the fish this week, that'll do for stocking. I don't know about those shrimp, though. I've never seen more than 7 at a time and I have cleaned under a couple of those pieces. I did find one stuck to the back of the filter tube one day, poor guy got a little close and stayed there until I found him. Needless to say, he'd expired by then.
__________________
kbuser92 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 07-04-2017, 11:06 PM   #5
Aquarium Advice Regular
 
Join Date: Mar 2010
Location: Lincoln, Nebraska
Posts: 70
I'm bad at updates, but here's a new one. We had 1 casualty, a glowlight, but we picked up 15 or so more so now the school is around 19 in number. I did some plant propagating (if one could call it that) in that I took a couple clippings of ludwigia, one of the sword and one of whatever it is that looks like the ludwigia and tried to fill in a few gaps. The pygmy chain sword has several runners and the ludwigia grows (almost) like a weed. Everything else looks nice and happy for the most part. The fish are all growing and getting fat and there are at least a dozen baby mystery snails crawling about. We just finished a 3 week dose of pimafix for a fungal infection and everything cleared up really nice. Water tests are all spot on and I'm very happy with the progress. Thats that for now!
Attached Thumbnails
Click image for larger version

Name:	20170704_205710.jpg
Views:	50
Size:	179.4 KB
ID:	301137  
__________________
kbuser92 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 07-05-2017, 11:57 PM   #6
Grand Poobah of Fish Poo
 
Barliman's Avatar


 
Join Date: Feb 2016
Location: Los Angeles, 3rd door on the left
Posts: 1,694
Sounds great. That school of glowlights should be really pretty.
__________________
----
Now open: "JJ&J's Seafood Buffet" 20g long planted freshwater.
Barliman is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 07-22-2017, 11:20 PM   #7
Aquarium Advice Regular
 
Join Date: Mar 2010
Location: Lincoln, Nebraska
Posts: 70
So I've had a problem with bladder snails recently so I went out and bought a yoyo loach to control them. I wanted a couple assassin snails, but the ttendnt asked if I'd rather a loach and my wife was attached before he as netted. Meet Bob. Also got two good mystery snails because I like them, too. The pictures aren't the greatest, he's gone into hiding, but I hope to get more.
Attached Thumbnails
Click image for larger version

Name:	20170722_210214.jpg
Views:	37
Size:	225.7 KB
ID:	301802   Click image for larger version

Name:	20170722_211320.jpg
Views:	37
Size:	240.0 KB
ID:	301803  

__________________
kbuser92 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 07-23-2017, 08:45 PM   #8
Aquarium Advice Regular
 
Join Date: Mar 2010
Location: Lincoln, Nebraska
Posts: 70
Here's Bob.
Attached Thumbnails
Click image for larger version

Name:	20170723_184338.jpg
Views:	27
Size:	224.5 KB
ID:	301826  
__________________
kbuser92 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 08-04-2017, 07:53 PM   #9
Aquarium Advice Regular
 
Join Date: Mar 2010
Location: Lincoln, Nebraska
Posts: 70
Bob was picking on my mystery snails (killed one) and so he got his own tank. My wife was too attached to return or trade him so she got a birthday present. Hes got a trio of male cobra guppies and theres a couple cryptocoryne and a hygro. corymbosa in as well.

The 40 received a couple of new swords yesterday, as well. Most everything is growing well.
Attached Thumbnails
Click image for larger version

Name:	20170804_173908.jpg
Views:	29
Size:	230.9 KB
ID:	302299   Click image for larger version

Name:	15018870092441152460544.jpg
Views:	28
Size:	255.0 KB
ID:	302300  

__________________
kbuser92 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 08-06-2017, 07:22 AM   #10
AA Member
Community Moderator
 
Delapool's Avatar



POTM Champion
Tank of the Month Award
 
Join Date: Feb 2013
Location: Perth, Australia
Posts: 13,441
Liking the driftwood and yoyo loach! If you have room, the yoyo will enjoy being in pairs (some will suggest more).

Grand news everything is growing well - it looks nice.
__________________

__________________
Delapool is offline   Reply With Quote
Reply

Tags
amazon, amazon biotope, bio, biotope, oto

Please support our sponsors and let them know you heard about them on AquariumAdvice.com

Thread Tools Search this Thread
Search this Thread:

Advanced Search
Display Modes

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are Off
Pingbacks are Off
Refbacks are Off


Similar Threads
Thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
465 Gallon Planted Amazon Biotope Pleco Freshwater & Brackish - Planted Tanks 54 07-17-2008 06:14 PM
Amazon Biotope Dt524 Freshwater & Brackish - General Discussion 23 02-13-2007 12:44 PM
turning up sand in an amazon biotope unfamous Freshwater & Brackish - General Discussion 3 08-11-2005 03:52 PM
amazon biotope unfamous Freshwater & Brackish - General Discussion 3 07-12-2005 03:25 AM
AMAZON BIOTOPE! unfamous Freshwater & Brackish - Getting Started 15 07-11-2005 06:17 PM







» Photo Contest Winners








Copyright 2002- Social Knowledge, LLC All Rights Reserved.

All times are GMT -4. The time now is 05:50 PM.


Powered by vBulletin® Version 3.8.8 Beta 1
Copyright ©2000 - 2017, vBulletin Solutions, Inc.