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Hi, this is my quite uncommon tank. I just want to share with you.
The first photo is little bit older then others. Because now I have no better photo from the front.
It is 530 L.

It is mainly for the Pterophyllum altum. They are F4 generation breeded in Czech. F1 fish were from Horst Linke.

The last picture is the newest. It was taken with flash for better details. The water has brown tee color because roots, leaves and added humins. There is not much light so I couldn't take better photo :(


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Awesome tank! It really does look like a cut in the creek bank! Some bolbitis placed behind the driftwood and allowed to hang over the top of the wood would look nice, but then again I like this tank just how it is! I like the dark shadows, and your fish look like they are very happy with plenty of hiding places!:cool:
 

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What is the dimension of the aquarium in centimeters?

Look really natural and the Altums are gorgeous as usual.
 

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Thank you! I'm glad you like it.

The tank is 160x60x55(long,wide,hight)cm. I khow it is not too big but I would like to do 2000L in the future...maybe in 2-3 years.
 

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Great tank! Where did you get your ideas and inspirations for an Orinoco Biotope? I'm looking to set up something similar with a 125 gallon (480 l) tank. Do you have any good wild pictures?
 

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Hi Jeffrey,

I was inspired when I was watching some documentary film about Amazon forest. Then I decided to do something like this. I was searching for some inspiration in document BBC Amazon Abyss, mongabay.com and google :)
 

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Update

UPDATE:
I bought new HQI 150W light.

Here are new videos.

Please, choose a high quality video on the right bottom side of the video

Feeding time.

You can see some small fish there. If you feed altums well, they are too lazy to hunting them.

Photos.


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How about growing some large sword plants? Where you are there should be an abundance of Echinodorus varieites. If you want to keep it natural you could grow some huge E. bleheri or E. uruguayensis swords. If you get them large enough they would probably even breach the surface and grow out of water.
 

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Your tank is fantastic! It looks as if it could be a perfect bio-type. I bet the altums couldn't be happier.
 

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Love the tank and love the angle. Did you get your altum on the net???? If so can you give me the adress these are realy hard to find her i live or are way to expensive. Thanks in advance.
 
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