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250 liter / 66 gal Display tank

This is my first freshwater tank (being an adult)
It's standing in our living room

Diary 250 liter tank 250 liter tank 250 liter tank 250 liter tank
  10-May-98 18-May-98 A few Otocinclus
Affinis eating
A few Kuhlii Loaches
eating
  250 liter 06 Oktober 1999 06 Oktober 1999  
  09-Aug-99 06-Okt-99 06-Okt-99  

This 250 liter / 66 gal tank, is sort of my main tank

Due to some bad advise from a pet shop I choose to rebuilt it in spring 1998

This is how the tank look before it was rebuilt Take a look Here you can see the old diary
If you wanna see how i rebuilt it, Take a look

I use the following equipment for this tank


Around the 1. of May 1998 this tank was rebuilt, follow this link to see how I did it.

In my tank I have had the following plants (some has later been removed)

Picture of the plant I actually bought
The name of the plant
and link to Tropica's homepage
A picture of the plant borrowed
from Tropica's Homepage
Status of the plant
Ludwigia arcuata Ludwigia arcuata Ludwigia arcuata Removed because of to little light
Alternanthera reineckii "Lilacina" Alternanthera reineckii "Lilacina" Alternanthera reineckii Removed because of to little light
Micranthemum umbrosum Micranthemum umbrosum Micranthemum umbrosum Removed because it grow to fast, and I 'forgot' to trim it
Limnophila sessiliflora Limnophila sessiliflora Limnophila sessiliflora Removed because of to little light
Echinodorus tenellus Echinodorus tenellus Echinodorus tenellus Grows very well
Vallisneria natans v. biwaensis Vallisneria natans v. biwaensis Vallisneria natans v. biwaensis Removed because of to little light
Hydrocotyle leucocephala Hydrocotyle leucocephala Hydrocotyle leucocephala Removed because it grow to fast
Hydrocotyle verticillata Hydrocotyle verticillata Hydrocotyle verticillata Moved to 54 liter tank
Lilaeopsis sp. "Mauritius" Lilaeopsis sp. "Mauritius" Lilaeopsis sp. "Mauritius" Grows well
Echinodorus schlueteri Echinodorus schlueteri Echinodorus schlueteri Grows very well, and has made a lot of new plants
Microsorum pteropus 'WindelÝv' Microsorum pteropus 'Windeløv' Microsorum pteropus 'WindelÝv' Moved to 54 liter tank
Not available Anubias Gigantea Not available Growing fine, but a bit to tall
Not available Microsorum pteropus Microsorum pteropus Growing very fast and fine

Plants I reused from my old tank

Anubias barteri v. nana Anubias barteri v. nana' Anubias barteri v. nana' Growing fine
Cryptocoryne willisii Cryptocoryne willisii Cryptocoryne willisii Growing fine
Cryptocoryne beckettii "petchii" Cryptocoryne beckettii "petchii" Cryptocoryne beckettii "petchii" Growing fine

And last but not least I have had the following fish in this tank

10 Otocinclus affinis Otocinclus affinis
20 Paracheirodon axelrodi ( Cardinal Tetra ) Paracheirodon axelrodi
2 Nematobrycon palmeri ( I know it's fat ) Nematobrycon palmeri
4 Botia macracantha ( Clown Loach ) Botia macracantha
7 Acanthophthalmus kuhlii Acanthophthalmus kuhlii
4 Epalzeorhyncus siamesisNew Stuff Epalzeorhyncus siamesis
3 Pantodon buchholzi (Butterfly Fish)

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