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|05-16-2012 09:32 PM|
|CorrinaCorrina||Any updates here? How have your plants grown in?|
|02-20-2012 07:38 AM|
I can send you some hygro Siamesis for shipping cost if you want.
Tank looks awesome btw
|01-15-2012 01:19 AM|
Forgot to show my female apisto
|01-15-2012 12:38 AM|
|01-15-2012 12:35 AM|
Originally Posted by CorrinaCorrina View Post
|01-14-2012 10:39 PM|
Originally Posted by bmwguy525 View Post
Good question - I'll update the main post as well. but here it is below as well.
80 gallon Bowfront from Marineland 26HX48X18(widest point)
Jager 125 - I highly recommend this brand of heater I believe it is and Eheim product.
Coralife Freshwater Aqualight 4X65w power compacts. I use two colormax bulbs and 2 6700k bulbs.
I have the fixture hung approximately 8 inches off the top of the tank.
I have the 2 color max bulbs on 8 hours a day and I give a 3 hour burst by turning on all 4 bulbs for 3 hours midday.
1 Eheim 2217
1 Eheim 2215
The fish and plants both love the flow from the dual filtration and I love the water clarity from the over filtration. I also personally think that the extra flow helps to prevent some algae types from getting rooted on my plant leaves.
Inert black sand and inert gravel. I originally used root tabs through out the tank for the first 6 - 8 months. This is not necessary anymore as fish poop provides all the ferts I need.
occasionally API plant zone
occasionally flourish excel for algae control..
|01-14-2012 09:00 PM|
|bmwguy525||That is a great looking tank. What equipment are you using? Filter/lighting/ferts/etc?|
|01-14-2012 06:01 PM|
|CorrinaCorrina||Your apistos are gorgeous! Thanks for pointing me to your journal! So they are ok in pairs? I found a site that only sells pairs of them. I am a bit concerned since I have never kept cichlids before and they say they are finicky eaters and odd inhabitants of the community tank. I do kind of want a nice centerpiece fish. How long have you been keeping them and can you explain some of the finer points of maintaining a good life for them?|
|01-13-2012 08:53 PM|
Originally Posted by The Gipper View Post
Thanks - Gipper,
I got it from www.gillsnfins.ca a guy named Patrick runs a store in Edmonton or that area and he's very helpful. Their site has plenty of details on the finer installation points that I didn't include here.
I just ordered a second background the Malawi rock formations for my next project which will be up in the next few weeks once I complete it.
If you are in the states I also know a site that sells them which I tried to buy from but they were difficult to deal with and not good at answering and responding to emails in a timely way.
|01-13-2012 07:18 PM|
where did you get the background?
tank looks great
|01-13-2012 04:10 PM|
Most recent pics
Here are the most recent pics of my tank that I took just yesterday.
Recently added apisto pair
Full tank shot - again really miss the hygro bush.
A tank Native - bron in tank a cross between a yellow rainbow female and Bosemani Male.
|01-13-2012 04:04 PM|
Here are some photos of about 2 years ago leading up to 1 year ago when my Rams arrived. I no longer have the beautiful hygro bush pictured here and I miss it dearly.. it feel victim to some bba and was never the same after the trim back. I plan to get some more really soon if I can find it.
First inhabitants Tetras playing.
Hygro Bush has really taken off in this one.. I miss it so much.
My prized bosemani
A Ram I named "Pretty Boy"
Rainows breeding and Rams eating the eggs as they fall.
|01-13-2012 03:14 PM|
Originally Posted by ibmikmaq View Post
|01-13-2012 03:05 PM|
|ibmikmaq||I love the back ground wish I could afford one of those at the time I put together my tank!|
|01-13-2012 02:58 PM|
|LetThereBeFish||Wow that backround is incredible!|
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