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    Post pictures of your ACF tanks.
    Please make sure to state what size tank and the full stocking so we can get a better visual of your set up!
    Disclaimer - I have changed the substrate to sand and no longer house them on gravel
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    72 Gallon Bow - ACF and GF tank.
    26 Gallon Bow - ACF tank.

    20 Gallon Long - ACF tank.


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    Here is my current set up, it's changed a lot since I recently moved and had to break it down and set it back up. I had to take these quickly with my cell phone before work and I can't find my camera right now. If I can find where I packed the thing I will try to take some pictures this weekend.

    There are three african clawed frogs in here, still a bit young at 9-12 months old. One albino (huge!), one olive green, and one dark green wild type. They live off a diet of reptomin, earthworms, and crickets and are fat gluttonous things.. There is also a small crew of ghost shrimp in the tank as well diligently eating whatever the frogs happen to leave behind. The frogs amazingly ignore them for the most part.

    The tank is a 40B (roughly 45 US gallons) 36"x18"x17", I painted the back of the tank black. I'm using an Eheim 2217 for filtration, the lighting is a Finnex 36" LED DS light (dual 7000k/7000k), I have a plastic screen mesh under it to keep it from blinding the poor frogs.. but it still works well for plants. I have a small Marineland LED singlebright on there too for additional light on the front of my tank and for moonlights. Water is kept at a constant 70F and the substrate is Caribsea Moonlight Sand. I change out 25% of the water weekly and use Prime & Stress Coat to condition the water. No fertilzers or CO2 or any of that jazz.

    There's mopani and maylasian driftwood in there along with several rocks I've collected from a creek in a state park near here, Xmas moss is growing on most of the driftwood now and looks pretty cool.
    Other plants are:
    vallisneria
    water sprite
    crypt wendtii
    amazon frogbit
    duckweed (ugh)
    anubias
    java fern
    pennywort

    I have another piece of mopani with java fern and anubias growing out of it currently 'cooking' in a small critter carrier and I will be adding it soon.

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    (just changed out the water on it, dissolved gases in the tap made it bubbly, o well)


    I've been trying to replant/grow my water sprite. I don't know what happened but it went from awesome to.. meh. I think since my water is harder, and more alkaline now it has suffered. I am hoping it grows back or I may have to wind up replacing it with something that grows better in higher pH (currently pH is 7.4).

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    My ACF tank is roughly 42 gallons long with 1.3 ACFs. Itīs filtered with a huge sponge filter plus a canister filter (JBL e701). Unfortunately, the frogs have destroyed almost all Echinodorus plants that can be seen in the pictures, but the floating plants and anubias are doing fine so far

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    My ACF tank is roughly 42 gallons long with 1.3 ACFs. Itīs filtered with a huge sponge filter plus a canister filter (JBL e701). Unfortunately, the frogs have destroyed almost all Echinodorus plants that can be seen in the pictures, but the floating plants and anubias are doing fine so far
    hi, what is the ferny looking plants in there called?
    Thank you,
    carole

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    Hi,

    do you mean the dark green plant on the root? Itīs Bolbitis heudelotii. Slow-growing, but easy to care for. If you mean the light green floating plant: this is the emerse form of Hygrophila difformis; itīs from my ADF tank were it grew out of the water. Being underwater again, it will build new submersed-form leaves.

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    My tank.
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    I also do not fill the tank to the top. I have a good cover on it but there are a couple of inches buy the filter that I was afraid they might get through. So the water is about two inches from the top of the tank.

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    Randy, those frogs and that dragon goby are glorious!

    Here's my 20 gallon setup. 2 males, 1 albino, 1 normal.


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