Here is a pictorial of my infection and how I got to my current state
This is the first fish I got 5 years ago now- we call him Sir Eldridge Wu (disclaimer: hes biggest and only named fish i have) this is the third tank he's in and will need one more upgrade- I have managed to make it planted with penny wort ball and pothos in the filter
This is a 90 gallon African cichlid tank - they allow for slightly more plants but only jungle val and a few crypts have done relatively well in there and a couple swords are limping along - I was still way more into fish when I started this tank several years ago but had started wanting plants as well. It has a diy pvc overflow and a sump as well as one big sponge filter. It has a singl fugeray planted led. This tank was sand only substrate with plants in glass cups inside of the tank until I set up #3; after which I converted the 90 to dirt (the mbuna have of course undone a fair amount of that since- am considering divesting myself of African cichlids in favor of more plants and smaller fishes)
This is my first dirted tank - it has no heater and an aquaclear 70 for circulation - I currently have one led bulb over it but natural sunlight from north window powers this tank. There are a handful of platys, danios, ottos, a swordtail, a few rainbowfish fry and one goofy fantail goldfish in it.
Another dirted heavily planted 55 gallon tank. There are 7 gbrs in here including two pairs - can't catch either one of the pairs or the three extra females yet - will persevere some day. There's are also some cardinal tetras, glowlight tetras some guppies and one burterfly fish. I use a green element led , a magnum hang on tank canister and a power head on this tank.
This is a cherry shrimp and Otto tank also currently housing two hill stream loaches and some amano shrimp. Its mostly java moss with some Christmas moss, an anubias plant and some guppy grass. No heater, a sponge filter and marineland hidden led on this 20 long. It has safe t sorb substrate - no dirt.
Here is the biggest tank - 125 dirted rainbowfish community been up for a year. I use a diy sump with two overflows. Also have an ac 110, a magnum hang on tank canister and a power head. There are rainbows, angelfish, various plecos, otos, corys , kribensis, Bolivian rams, killifish, denisons barbs and some inverts. I have two 36 inch current USA satellite plus and one 48 inch.
Dirted 8 gallon nano installation- lots of crypts, a little bit of moss, an anubias and some guppygrass. There are a few endlers, cpds, a peacock gudgeon and some cherry shrimp. It has a single 9 watt led, a heater and the stock filtration planted with pothos.
The latest is a dirted Mr aqua 12 gallon long. It has a 36 inch current usa satellite plus light , no heater and no filter. There is a small group of threadfin rainbows and some cherry shrimp. Crypts, pennywort, anubias, java ferns, pogostomon, alternantha, dwarf sag, red lotus, rotala and Christmas moss are the plants.
These are all low tech to varying degrees - no pressurized co2 but occasional excel. Please comment and/or share your affliction too!
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