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post #1 of 23 (permalink) Old 04-28-2012, 01:45 AM Thread Starter
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A bunch of photos from my 3 main tanks

I sort of did this on accident but now that I have im glad it worked out this way. My three main aquarium sort of represent the three main freshwater waterways in aquaria. The Amazon, Lake Tanganyika, and Lake Malawi. The only one that's a strict biotope is the Amazon tank, the Africans have slight cheating in the form of BN Plecos, and the Malawi has some yoyo loaches.

Anyway here are the photo's, all takes with my D200 and either a 35mm 1.8 or 55mm Ai Macro. Not all magazine quality by any means, these are more about the tanks that the photography. Ill post a photo of each tank followed by most of the fish in it. Let me know what you think!

29g Amazon Blackwater







29g Lake Tanganyika








45g Lake Malawi, all Mbuna except for one Lake Victoria cheat









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Sweet tanks and really great photos.

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Are those regular 29 gallon tanks that you de-rimmed yourself?
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Love the fish! Julis and lulpis, right? Exuse me spelling.
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Are those regular 29 gallon tanks that you de-rimmed yourself?
Yep, I de-rim all my tanks now. That's why I chose 29g, its the biggest standard size without a center brace. You can safely de-rim anything as long as it doesn't have a center brace.

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Love the fish! Julis and lulpis, right? Exuse me spelling.
Thanks! Correct on both.
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Great photos! I love the cichlids! I'd love to start up a Lake Tanganyika tank. Those fish are very cool!

Your scapes are awesome too! Nice work!


This one is my favorite!
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Lovely! What's the fish in your amazon tank, three photos down?
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Beautiful fish! Some type of ram? What species is that?

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OMGosh I love the 2nd tank! I know nothing about cichlids - I'm assuming you have shell dwellers in there? Those little white fish with the yellow dorsals are beautiful. I keep columbian too, aren't they fantastic fish? I keep mine with tiger barbs and they get on great. I just love how eager they are at feeding time : )

Please excuse my spelling and lack of paragraphs - its my phone's fault! 80gal low light planted tiger barb/columbian tetra/BN plec tank 29gal just changing to heavily planted low tech, lots of bogwood causing "natural" terraces, pebbles, sand, pair of GBRs, ember tetras and otocinclus. Eek! Can't wait til its finished!
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Awesome fish
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Love all your tanks and great shots also! Is that a leleupi in your tang tank?

The leleupi will get very nasty with the shell dwellers especially the occies. Keep an eye out between them. The leleupi are known to drag the females out from the shells and snatch up the fry inside, seen it first hand.

Your punks and calvus looks awesome.

Are those gold or yellow fin occies?

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Nice collection!

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Lovely! What's the fish in your amazon tank, three photos down?
Apistogramma cacatuoides 'Triple Red' I think.
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awesome tank collection.. love the first tank
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you have some beautiful fish!
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Great photos, your fish and tanks look clean and healthy.

What do you use for lighting? (photography)
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