I know Most people don't like videos, but its much easier then trying to sort out the pictures by date
Warning, This tank has been set up since last July and I'm not good at going backward, so things will be pretty patchy. I will keep better update from here on. May remember some tid bits and fill in.
Tank started here
A 55 gallon high tech, totally over grown. Had hardly any problems with it, generally looked great and I had to switch it all out. The new tank has given me a few head aches.
The 55 gallon went on to a 125 gallon 6 foot which I couldn't pass up it was such a great deal.
Here's a good photo of the stand me and my dad (my dad) built. I did paint it though
tank went through the whole green faze (wish I had of kept some for daphnia)
I set the tank up very quickly, Play sand (from the 55) things went very well, but I decided I wanted to do it differently after seeing all the great tanks on here so...
The reason patience is such a good idea, but I lost 0 fish in the change over and everything turned out okay. Still an all day job, dirting an established 125 gallon. Capped with playsand
This tank has gone through many many changes, if you watched the video you know
Lots of plants in and out, but I am finally deciding on a much simpler tank.
Tank inhabitants are
Bumble bee gobies (would not recommend these guys for a community tank. I love them, but have a hard time making sure they get enough to eat. They may get their own tank soon.
Peppered corydora, most bred by me
Bristle nose plecs. Long finned and short finned albinos and regular short finned. I have 9 in total (it's a long story)
Cherry Barbs again most bred by me
Otocinclus (my babies)
Siamese Algae Eaters
Kuhli Loaches (again possibly not suited for community life but doing okay!)
One female Betta, Ice
And...... To fill out the tank, baby congos!!!!!!!!!! Bred them myself, waiting for them to grow out. Its taking forever.
This tank was started as Co2 injected, 20 lbs tank, regulator, inline diffuser the whole shebang, then I changed my mind. I want the tank to be as self sufficient as possible so the C02 has been gone for about a month. Everything is doing okay so far, thanks to the dirt!
Here it is before the latest rescape, the wood and rock work has been removed.
Here is the current look, and some of the inhabitants.
Elvis, biggest Bolivian Ram
Bad pic of ice. She's an awesome little fish. Excuse all the bba
Plecs enjoying watermelon.
Fat little plec
A Bee in comparison to a small plec. Bees are very small
Beautiful Female congos with the blandest male congo (he's doing okay with the ladies though)
The congos, a while back when they were younger
A bee. These guys have actually spawned in the community tank! Gonna take them out and bred them later so I can save the babies.
Please watch this video for my best male Congos!! (Babies are gonna be even better!!)
And tank as of a few nights ago.
Hope you enjoy