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Tank 10: 45 gal Polypterus

Picture to follow soon

This tank houses Polypterus polli (also known as Polypterus palmas polli).

Tank Size 48x18x15" / 122x46x38cm (LxWxH)
Volume Nominal: 41 imp gallons/50 US gallons/190 litres
Actual: 32 imp gallons/38 US gallons/144 litres.
Filtration Fluval 304 canister (broken pump) run by Rio1100 powerhead.
Heating Heated room
Lighting Low - fluorescent room lighting only.
Substrate Thin layer of aquarium sand.
Decor Bogwood, plants.
Background 3-D effect artificial background
Water parameters Temp=26oC ; pH=6.8-7.2 ; GH=4 ; KH=3
25% water change every week.
Fish stock 5 Polypterus polli, Marbled bichirs (approx 8")

This tank houses a group of just one species of bichir, and is wider (front-to-back) than it is high - like several of my tanks. This is because the floor space area is more important and useful to bottom dwellers like Polypterus, catfish, etc.
This tank has a Fluval 304 filter on which the pump failed, so now I make use of the canister by forcing water through it with a powerhead in the tank. The powerhead has a prefilter cartridge, so the canister hardly ever needs opening to clean.

 

Tank 1
(Leiarius pictus)
Tank 2
(Siamese Tigers)
Tank 3
(Polypterus)
Tank 4
(African)
Tank 5
(Wolf Cichlid)
Tank 6
(Brackish)
Tank 7
(Polypterus)
Tank 8
(Puffers)
Tank 9
(Mudskippers)
Tank 10
(Polypterus)
Tank 11
(Newts)
Tank 12
(Polypterus)
Tank 13
(Wolf Fish)
Tank 14
(Planted Tank)
Tank 15
(W. African)
Tank 16
(Turtle)
Tank 17
(Empty)
Tank 18
(Wolf Fish)
Tank 19
(Mudskippers)
Tank 20
(Nano Reef)
Tank 21
(Turtle)
Tank 22-26
(Shrimp)
Tank 27
(Nano Planted)
Fish House
(Setting up)
Previous Tank Setups and Fish:
Southeast Asian Planted Tank Malawi Mbuna Tank
Tanganyika Tank Malawi 'Haps' Tank

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