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post #1 of 27 (permalink) Old 12-22-2012, 09:08 PM Thread Starter
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so, i think it's about time i break down and start sharing my aquariums progress with everyone.. i went around and snapped a pic of all of my running tanks, no hiding anything or pre-shot maintenance.
55 gallon malawi cichlids, pair of convicts, a pair of pictus cats, 3 cae and a blue gourami



65 gallons, community of mollies, guppies, 5bn plecos an array of cory cats and a few others. a personal favourite tank



de-rimmed... half filled 55.. holding a momma bumblebee with her mouth full of eggs.. she was getting picked on in the other 55 so i had to move her after a week of her holding eggs.. should be any day that she let's them out.. i hope i catch her in time =]



72 bow 4 angels, guppies, platys, 1m/2f bn plecos, zebra loach and rainbow shark...oh! and the banjo cat i adopted who never comes out.. ill catch him burrowing in the middle of the night sometimes though... crazy little guy..



29 gallon, cherry shrimp, ottos and bn pleco fry. could those little plecos kick up any more dust? probly..


10 gallon 2 virile crays + 6? shiners, 2 cae and a platy that was too small to see when i rehomed everyone else a few months ago




2 gallon lemonade dispenser thing.. =] male betta
this is a terrible picture and ill replace it soon.


10 gallon dirted with miracle grow cactus mix. white clouds.




and lastly for today, 29 gallon guppy, otto and cory tank with my girlfriends ten gallon leopard gecko tank
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That is a lot of aquariums. I have two and I'm thinking of reducing that to just one haha. I dont know what it is exactly, but I like the dirted aquarium most. Something about how natural and wild it looks.
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Really like the 65. The mass of that sword shouldn't work smack dab in the center--but it does!. Very nice.
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Really like the 65. The mass of that sword shouldn't work smack dab in the center--but it does!. Very nice.
thank you, it's really awkward finding the right place for a plant like that, but when it flowers, it looks amazing in the tank, a huge network of baby plants. there's a radican that almost always flowers at the same time of the amazon and it looks that much more awesome.

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That is a lot of aquariums. I have two and I'm thinking of reducing that to just one haha. I dont know what it is exactly, but I like the dirted aquarium most. Something about how natural and wild it looks.
it's right at the foot of my bed on a coffee table next to the tv.. i think it goes without saying, but i'm usually watching the tank and listening to the tv.

and yes, it does get overwhelming at times, different batches of eggs and fry here and there all the time, the filter cleanings and water changes. but then you sit down and appreciate, when all the work is done. it's so worth it.
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Got a 40b and 20l today.. pics as the scapes start to emerge.
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And I stripped the momma crabro today.
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Nice tanks. De rimmed 55g is that safe?
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Nice tanks. De rimmed 55g is that safe?
Not likely, its only about half full, about 1-2mm of bow. I got the tank for cheap and the trim was already cracked in several places including the cross bar. After the cichlids are moved out, ill likely just use it for plants. Who knows, maybe ill just euro brace it.
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betta dispenser

the 29 bn's and shrimp

ten gallon -1 cray... he came for me in the night...

the other 29, guppy + leopard gecko

ten gallon, white clouds +1 yello betta "Banana" and an albino bn

72 bow, recently given a big trim...

rack in the works.. the rack doesn't stand very rigidly, shelves droop... i contacted the manufacturer, I'm waiting for their support beam package still...

55 with bumblebee fry, hybrids on the way



the 65 got attacked by the trimming bug... whoops...

and the other 55 cichlid tank, lots of floating plants today...


i have no life.
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That's a serious case of MTS you got there!
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That's a serious case of MTS you got there!

Hah, yeah..
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