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Tank 7: 64 gal Polypterus and Knifefish tank

This tank houses 2 species of Polypterus and a Knifefish (Notopterus notopterus).

Tank Size (LxWxH) 48x24x18" (122x61x46cm)
Volume 64 imp gallons/77 US gallons/290 litres
Filtration Eheim Pro-II 2028 external canister filter and Hagen Trio 2000 internal filter.
Heating Heated room
Lighting Low - fluorescent room lighting only.
Substrate Thin layer of aquarium sand
Decor Bogwood, artificial 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 2 Polypterus buettikoferi (approx 9")
4 Polypterus senegalus (approx 7-9")
1 Asian knifefish (Notopterus notopterus) (8")


Tank 1
(Leiarius pictus)
Tank 2
(Siamese Tigers)
Tank 3
Tank 4
Tank 5
(Wolf Cichlid)
Tank 6
Tank 7
Tank 8
Tank 9
Tank 10
Tank 11
Tank 12
Tank 13
(Wolf Fish)
Tank 14
(Planted Tank)
Tank 15
(W. African)
Tank 16
Tank 17
Tank 18
(Wolf Fish)
Tank 19
Tank 20
(Nano Reef)
Tank 21
Tank 22-26
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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