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Author Topic: Natural Decor and Tannins  (Read 3903 times)

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Re: Natural Decor and Tannins
« Reply #15 on: May 13, 2017, 12:10:13 pm »
All but six of my pods have now sunk. The two biggest ones are still floating low in the water, as are four of the Savu pods.
The water in the bucket has gone very brown and I'll use it for water-changes in my tannin-rich tanks.
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Catfish: Ancistrus 'Rio Paraguay'; Panaqolus sp. L397; Pseudolithoxus dumus; Farlowella vittata; Corydoras melini, burgessi, oiapoquensis
Loaches: Pangio myersi
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    Re: Natural Decor and Tannins
    « Reply #16 on: May 13, 2017, 08:07:56 pm »
    My half-mini-coconuts are operational!

    They're obviously a hit with local residents, so I may well get some more in due course.

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    Re: Natural Decor and Tannins
    « Reply #17 on: May 13, 2017, 08:31:52 pm »
    Excellent. Are they the Palmae pods?

    My Sapucaja and Brazil nut pods are still just floating, but all the others have been sunk.

    I've evicted most of the residents of one of my 90L tanks and added some branches to soak and hopefully sink eventually. I'll probably do the rescape and move some Dicrossus and hatchets in next week.
    9 tropical tanks, 1 marine

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    Cichlids: Dicrossus filamentosus; Pelvicachromis subocellatus 'Moanda'; Biotodoma cupido
    Catfish: Ancistrus 'Rio Paraguay'; Panaqolus sp. L397; Pseudolithoxus dumus; Farlowella vittata; Corydoras melini, burgessi, oiapoquensis
    Loaches: Pangio myersi
    Tetras: Moenkhausia sanctaefilomenae; Copella meinkeni

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    Re: Natural Decor and Tannins
    « Reply #18 on: May 24, 2017, 10:31:25 am »
    The seed pods are proving popular. Here's a pic of a juvenile dicrossus with a Savu pod, and one of a twiglet munching biofilm off a Sino xicara pod (aka bell cup).
    9 tropical tanks, 1 marine

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    Catfish: Ancistrus 'Rio Paraguay'; Panaqolus sp. L397; Pseudolithoxus dumus; Farlowella vittata; Corydoras melini, burgessi, oiapoquensis
    Loaches: Pangio myersi
    Tetras: Moenkhausia sanctaefilomenae; Copella meinkeni

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    Re: Natural Decor and Tannins
    « Reply #19 on: May 24, 2017, 07:32:12 pm »
    Lovely pics. I still haven't got round to ordering anything yet. Need to get myself organised!
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    Re: Natural Decor and Tannins
    « Reply #20 on: May 29, 2017, 07:15:48 pm »
    pollywog is a well known site for a lot of keepers with dart frogs, never thought about using them for aquarium as well, there is another site they use its called dart frog

    http://www.dartfrog.co.uk/equipment/landscape.html


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    Re: Natural Decor and Tannins
    « Reply #21 on: August 08, 2017, 11:58:09 am »
    Hey guys, sorry to resurrect this thread but i want to go for a very natural looking rain forest floor on my new Apisto macmasteri breeding tank.

    Any feedback on what worked well, what didn't, if you still use these sites etc?

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    Re: Natural Decor and Tannins
    « Reply #22 on: August 08, 2017, 12:12:28 pm »
    This ones fairly recent bbroom, only a couple on months old, so the links should be valid :)


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    Re: Natural Decor and Tannins
    « Reply #23 on: August 08, 2017, 12:21:56 pm »
    Everything I bought has worked well for me. Some of them are starting to decompose a little, others are still pretty solid.
    9 tropical tanks, 1 marine

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    Cichlids: Dicrossus filamentosus; Pelvicachromis subocellatus 'Moanda'; Biotodoma cupido
    Catfish: Ancistrus 'Rio Paraguay'; Panaqolus sp. L397; Pseudolithoxus dumus; Farlowella vittata; Corydoras melini, burgessi, oiapoquensis
    Loaches: Pangio myersi
    Tetras: Moenkhausia sanctaefilomenae; Copella meinkeni

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    Re: Natural Decor and Tannins
    « Reply #24 on: August 08, 2017, 01:05:03 pm »
    For some reason i thought it said 2016!

    Thanks Mol! Trying to work out if everything is safe on the site, as you say not much is listed for fish but some of them are.

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    Re: Natural Decor and Tannins
    « Reply #25 on: August 08, 2017, 01:13:40 pm »
    i have been waiting for the magnolia leaves to be in stock as they don't change the ph like the oak leaves might. waiting till autumn  so i can go leaf picking so i can add them to the bottom of my tanks rather than buying them

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    Re: Natural Decor and Tannins
    « Reply #26 on: August 08, 2017, 01:29:54 pm »
    I live opposite a relatively big wood full of leaves i know will be ok like nettle, berry bush and trees. Trouble is i'm not so good at identifying!

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    Re: Natural Decor and Tannins
    « Reply #27 on: August 08, 2017, 01:55:41 pm »
    yeah me neither but i will just take a picture of the leaf i am looking for and compare them, failing that i will post in one of the reptile forums where they go get leaves them selves and ask if they can get me some while they are at it lol

    my ph is 7 so i don't really need to drop it but i do want to make the bottom of the tanks look more natural, need to get some small oak branches as well i think to add moss to

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    Re: Natural Decor and Tannins
    « Reply #28 on: August 08, 2017, 02:16:02 pm »
    Yeah that will look nice.

    I have never done the littered floor of the tank before so excited by this!

    The benefits of the leaves and the antiseptic qualities should be really beneficial as well.

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    Re: Natural Decor and Tannins
    « Reply #29 on: October 04, 2017, 10:27:20 am »
    My half-mini-coconuts are operational!

    They're obviously a hit with local residents, so I may well get some more in due course.

    Andy,
    Which of the pod types have you found most suitable for the licorice gouramies, and have they used any of them as spawning sites? I'm wondering whether to transfer some pods from my Dicrossus tank to my Paro tank, or am I better off with film canisters?
    Cheers!
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    9 tropical tanks, 1 marine

    Bred:
    Cichlids: Dicrossus filamentosus; Pelvicachromis subocellatus 'Moanda'; Biotodoma cupido
    Catfish: Ancistrus 'Rio Paraguay'; Panaqolus sp. L397; Pseudolithoxus dumus; Farlowella vittata; Corydoras melini, burgessi, oiapoquensis
    Loaches: Pangio myersi
    Tetras: Moenkhausia sanctaefilomenae; Copella meinkeni