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post #151 of 341 (permalink) Old 03-06-2014, 06:29 PM
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Where did you get the large smooth rounded rocks in you riparium on the rack?
Btw love your tanks awesome variety of scapes!

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Nice rack! Must have some time on your hands. Is that a scarlet badis I see?
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Where did you get the large smooth rounded rocks in you riparium on the rack?
Btw love your tanks awesome variety of scapes!
Thanks and you could probably find it at any rockyard. Just your typical river rocks.

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Nice rack! Must have some time on your hands. Is that a scarlet badis I see?
Haha I wish. Barely have time during the weekdays to feed the fish and yes that s baddi! My second favorite fish, only beat out by my dwarf puffer
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post #154 of 341 (permalink) Old 03-06-2014, 07:40 PM
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all ur tanks are amazin ! I just bought the same rack at home depot. Did u have to replace the original planks? I changed them for plywood to hold 40gallon tanks cuz didnt thrust the original pieces of "wood" lol.
Excatly what I did with the same rack. Used 3/8" plywood and yoga mate type foam.
Then "skinned" the rack with thin plywood as to make a cabinet.
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Not exactly a "tank" but just something else that I think is just as awesome!







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its literally a plastic box I found somewhere (dont remember, it was probably just laying around somewhere) The fissidens are attached to rocks that sit atop the box. Im going to cut the sides of the box so that the rocks will sit at the bottom panel so it will be harder to see the box.



Will do! Hopefully I dont get too lazy this weekend

How's your Cardinals? Mine are coming next week. Do you have fissiden join their tank?

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Were did your discus go?
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Were did your discus go?
Discus??? Ive never had discus? Are you talking about the Angels? They are still in my 55g...was planning on taking pictures of that tank/fish sometime soon.

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How's your Cardinals? Mine are coming next week. Do you have fissiden join their tank?

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Thanks, the cardinals are fine and no fissidens are not in that tank, I ended up tearing down the tank with fissidens and giving it away. Im just experimenting to see what I can feed them at the moment. Curious what are you planning on feeding yours?
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I have a few different foods. Some of low keys, frenzy, growth and a few others. He's had them on cuisine and some veggies. Haven't settled exactly want to see how they react with different kinds.

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I thought I saw discus in your pics. Maybe another thread I was looking at. Can't wait to get my cardinals

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I thought I saw discus in your pics. Maybe another thread I was looking at. Can't wait to get my cardinals

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Yea someday ill get discus but not at this point. Maybe if I decide to give away by odessa barbs, denison barbs and my rainbow shark dies then maybe id have room for some as long as they get along with the angels. Dont want to give away the rainbow shark as it was my first fish and is really really old and I love the angels but am afraid they would harrass the discus.

Mini update, saw the cardinals swimming around the tank last night kinda like other shrimps when females are ready to have babies so im hoping to see/find a berried female sometime soon...fingers crossed.
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I just got my, cardinals got 23! Tiny babies. Hope they do I have a berried,one I'm hoping she has them and didn't lose them to shipment

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Was finally able to take some photos of my cardinals!



Great picture of one of my cherries


Also found a lot of baby tiger shrimp in the new tank that I moved them into, fuzzy pic of em. They are tiny
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New equipment update!

Cant believe I already went out and bought a new tank when I just got so many new ones but just had to have a 12g in my collection also...lol SFBAAPS member who I bought it from gave me the lights for free will probably be using it until I save up more money to buy an led fixture.


Need to wipie it down (those arent scratches but dried dirt I believe)


Took advantage of the petsmart giftcard my gfs mom gave me for my birthday and petsmart sale that is going on right now on stands and got a new stand for my ADA 120P!!! Still probably wont be setting it up anytime soon though as I need to tear down/sell my 55g. Im leaning towards wanting until the next time I move as my lease at my apartment is almost up and its pretty much up to the gf/rent if we move or stay.


Lastly a 20lb CO2 tank! With the 6 manifold CO2 regulator my 5lb probably ownt last too long and I hate having to refill em.
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Some pics I was able to take of my tanks after some maintanance/waterchange yesterday

Hanvt taken a pic of the 55 in a while...I dont really do much to it besides weekly waterchanges but yea looking at the tank/pic it needs a good cleaning. Its a great low maintanence tank though, havnt had to prune/clean the tank since I set it up a few months ago besides the waterchanges.


Really love the Angels in here.


Heres the tank that I threw together with the extra driftwood/equipment/plants I had laying around. I think it turned out pretty good even though I didnt put much thought into it.


This tanks maturing nicely, Im hopping the hygrophila pinnatifida in the back grows a bit taller and fills in the back more though as I like the look of the plants but they are too low to see at the moment.


Heres whats left of the 20gallon, plants are still recovering after a long battle with hair algae that I can happily say is now defeated. Added more CO2, flow and dimmed the lights a bit and havnt seen any of the algae come back. Will eventually recape this tank and turn it into a better dutch themed tank.


No matter how I adjust the lighting on this tank the pictures always turn out super "yellow?" Thinking of changing the background to the blue side maybe. The DHG really took off in this tank, and the Tiger shrimp love thier bigger tank and I allready count a lot of new juvies.


This tanks also real easy to maintain as I actually dont do anything either with this tank other then to do weekly waterchanges. Not looking forward to when I have to trim the plants in there as I can allready tell it will get messy/I might have to rescape it.


Lastly found a few black and white shrimp/bumblebee shrimp in the tank that they were in when I was doind water changes. Really didnt think I would find any as they havnt breed for me in the many months I had em.

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