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Old 08-16-2019, 05:06 AM
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Hola fellas,

Here are a few shots of the upper half of an exhibit highlighting, “Project Piaba.” (projectpiaba.org — organization aimed to sustain and support the ornamental fish trade industry and rainforest conservation). The tank itself measures 6ftx2x5 and houses Discus, Cardinal Tetras, Corydoras, and Hatchetfish — all from the Rio Negro tributary.
The plant wall measures 6ftx3ft and consists of various philodendron and pothos, but is dominated by Nephthytis. I love the nepthytis for this exhibit in particular because the roots will continue to grow (some 5ft+!) and provide great cover for the Discus fish. There are also plenty of varieties which provide some nice color contrasts. It is actually ridiculous how adaptable that plant is. In the ‘left side’ photo, the nephthytis growing near the front of the exhibit is submerged some 2ft. below the water. Along the top of the exhibit is also pothos and some nymphaea lillies. I dose the exhibit with various trace minerals, K+, Fe, and CO2; nitrates and phosphates come from fish wastes and food. Let me know what you think!

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I’m having to trim lily pads like crazy. There are currently 9 I’m letting grow, but they continually shoot them to the surface from 4ft below.
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Old 08-16-2019, 09:07 AM
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What do I think? Uhm.... Wow?! That's absolutely incredible!

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Beautiful. Can you give us a full tank shot?
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Old 08-18-2019, 02:33 PM
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Very nice. Where is this exhibit located?
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