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Geo tanks

Post by shelly » Tue Sep 07, 2010 8:01 pm

I'm trying to get ideas on how to set up my tank for some Geophagu surinamensis. If anyone has some pics of theirs can you post them to give me some ideas?

Thanks!

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Re: Geo tanks

Post by Nikola » Fri Sep 10, 2010 1:22 pm

This is a picture of mine South American tank.I like it natural/biotope :)
Maybe a little bit more open sand areas than in this tank would be fine for Geophagus.
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Re: Geo tanks

Post by shelly » Sun Sep 12, 2010 7:58 pm

Wow! Really nice set up, I would love to do something very similar. What kind of sand did you use?

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Re: Geo tanks

Post by shelly » Sun Sep 12, 2010 7:58 pm

What size is it by the way?

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Re: Geo tanks

Post by Nikola » Mon Sep 13, 2010 11:20 am

tank is 150x60x50 cm or 450 liters
I used fine river sand <1 mm,but it will be replaced soon with quartz sand <0,6 mm because it should be neutral for water parameters
I am planing to setup new tank for Geophagus next month so there should be pictures from that tank to :wink:
Good luck with your tank :)

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Re: Geo tanks

Post by shelly » Mon Sep 13, 2010 9:56 pm

Thanks. I'm looking forward to getting started on my tank and I'd love to see pics of your new one. Sadly I lost one of the tiny geo. surinamesis that I was growing out. Not sure what happened. The others are all fine.

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Re: Geo tanks

Post by Tommi » Thu Jan 13, 2011 6:14 am

This is my altum, Geophagus and Satanoperca tank with dozen plecos and 30 Anostomus ternezi's.

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Re: Geo tanks

Post by Daniel Smith » Thu Jan 13, 2011 1:22 pm

Very nice natural looking setup . Love the acuticeps i will get around to keeping these 1 day at the moment they are very rare over here and carry a large price tag
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Re: Geo tanks

Post by DRE » Thu Jan 13, 2011 3:50 pm

My 936 Liters 160x90 cm and 65 cm high containing 9 Tapajos Oranhe head and of those there are 4 couples, lucky pick. I'll reduce to 2 pairs and 4 individuals. Possibly add 2-4 Geophagus Pellegrini

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=1chQJx-XyqM
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Tp7XjVCouDI
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=odfZQqdGoh0
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Re: Geo tanks

Post by Piotr Koba » Sat Jan 15, 2011 5:05 pm

Many of you have seen my tank I think, but I'll post it again:
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Fish are G. sp. aff. altifrons/Tapajos II, and Hyphessobrycon pulchripinnis. :)

DRE, nice looking tank! Mine lacks some additional wood and maybe greenery. I'll change the "scape" a little bit, sooner or later.
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Re: Geo tanks

Post by ASR » Fri Jan 21, 2011 1:25 pm

Its my tank Altifrons & Tapajos
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Re: Geo tanks

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Re: Geo tanks

Post by ASR » Tue Jan 25, 2011 2:59 pm

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Re: Geo tanks

Post by DRE » Thu Jan 27, 2011 11:44 am

Great looking fish!!
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Re: Geo tanks

Post by Tommi » Sun Jan 30, 2011 1:21 pm

Link to video from my eartheater/plecotank.

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Re: Geo tanks

Post by DRE » Mon Jan 31, 2011 2:56 pm

Awesome tank! :shock:
Not too shabby loricariidaes either, good size on all of them. :)
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Re: Geo tanks

Post by Klaus Steinhaus » Tue Feb 01, 2011 12:10 pm

Here are some more excamples.


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Re: Geo tanks

Post by Jacinto Salgueiro » Sun Feb 13, 2011 11:30 am

Bellow, you can see my eartheaters tank (180cm TL)

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Re: Geo tanks

Post by shelly » Wed Mar 09, 2011 8:24 pm

Sorry for the late reply. I'm still in the process of getting mine how I want it and have decided to go with Geo. sp tapajos red head instead because they stay a bit smaller. Klaus are those real plants and if so what kind? I'm guessing anubias but I'm not a plant expert!

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Re: Geo tanks

Post by Klaus Steinhaus » Thu Mar 10, 2011 9:14 am

shelly wrote:Klaus are those real plants and if so what kind? I'm guessing anubias but I'm not a plant expert!
Yes Shelly, they are real. Anubias barteri and Anubias nana.

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