Entry #64: 38L Biotope Aquascape: What's a Nubian?
Phil Edwards, Charlotte NC USA | E-mail: pedwards8 at carolina.rr.com
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Aquascape Details

Tank Size 51 x 25 x 30 cm (20 x 9.8 x 12 in)
Volume 38L (10 gallons)
Background Matte Black Rust-O-Leum
Lighting 2x 13watt PC Fluorescent 7100K
Filtration Whisper Mini with Polyester Pillow Filling.
This aquascape started out as a place to house some fish and anubias I didn't want to get rid of after a move. Once the fish were back in their intended home I needed to figure out what to do with a 10g tank full of anubias. I wasn't sure exactly what I wanted to do with it at first. One day I was looking through a guide to West African Cichlids and the thought just popped into my head. I went home that night and scrounged around in some boxes and found all the parts I needed for this little piece of Africa. All the plants are either the original immigrants from my old tanks or are cuttings/off shoots of the same. The only thing I didn't already have was the leaf litter, which has been generously provided by the trees in my yard.
Title What's a Nubian?
Plants Anubias barteri v. nana
Fish/Animals None. I may add a pair of Nanochromis transvestitus or Pelvichachromis pulchur in the future, but right now I'm enjoying having a plant only aquarium inhabited by the odd snail and water bug.
Mopani wood, sand/gravel mix, river rocks, leaf litter