Zebra Danio biotope

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Zebra Danio biotope

Postby Ashraf Farid » Thu Aug 18, 2011 7:50 am

Not much - I like it tho.

Full overview
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Left hand side of tank
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Moss seems to be growing well at tank top. Yes its growing outta the water. You can;t see it, but the light is right above it, so I expect it to not die LMAO!
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Another moss shot
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Right hand side of tank
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No idea if you can spot them in the pics, but this tank, has, well, zebra danios, a dozen of them, and nothing else. Might add some shrimp or snails, but I'm in no hurry.

Also trying to see if I can get some orchid to grow on the piece of wood sticking out of may tank (as part of the background). I've lashed some to it using fishiing line. Time will tell.

Hope you all like it. And if you don't, you can kiss my tail fin.
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Postby Aquatic Fanatic » Thu Aug 18, 2011 10:24 am

Looking good, I like :)

What's the full spec on the tank.
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Postby Ashraf Farid » Thu Aug 18, 2011 11:49 am

"Aquatic Fanatic" wrote:Looking good, I like :)

What's the full spec on the tank.


29gal, bout 119l I think, 30x15x15".

50% water change bi-weekly, meaning the nitrates are nearly always below 5 as my tapwater is very clean. I know its a bit overkill as a dozen zebra danios don;t exactly have a tremendous bioload, but better overkill than underkill I say.

pH 8.0, and don't have gH and kH test kits, tho I think judging by the hardwater spots and lines it leaves on my glass the gH levels are relatively high. And as the pH has never varied by much if at all the kH is hihg enough to ensure stability.

The background is a DIY project I embarked upon. Quite pleased with the outcome. I was angling for it to create a mud bank like look.

Inhabitants are just a dozen zebra danios, the plants are just some singapore moss (that I have growing wild in my backyard) and the orchid lashed to the bit of wood.



thats all I think?
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Postby Ashraf Farid » Thu Aug 18, 2011 11:53 am

"MisterB" wrote:nice i like it to, and i can spot some of the fish :) no tail fin kissing for me.

i like your idea of the orchid, my mother mentiond to me the other day that she wanted to use the 14l tank (free with mag subscription) to put a orchid in :p


To be honest this is kind of a shot in the dark. I've got wild orchids growing all over my fruit trees, so figured why the heck not at least just try and see if they can take to my tank? If it grows, great, if it dies, just chuck it out and try some other plants (got loads of other possible contenders :P )

You'll have to keep me updated on the progress of your orchid 14l tank, if you do decide to go down that route.
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Postby markart » Thu Aug 18, 2011 7:10 pm

I really like this tank Ashraf, your background is excellent. I always enjoy tanks with low or no planting.
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Postby Ashraf Farid » Fri Aug 19, 2011 6:32 am

MisterB - May sound like a silly question, but are there no "native" orchids in the UK?

Markart - thanks so much for your comment. The background was a pain to get right.
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Postby Dave Godfrey » Fri Aug 19, 2011 7:32 am

There's quite a few native orchids, but several are extremely rare and protected, They're generally not widely available in garden centres, and unlike many tropical species none are epiphytes, so you'd need to plant them in soil.
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