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knuggs 12-05-2011 12:35 AM

Knuggs Main Tank Journal. Currently Natural and Dutch Mix (Lots of Pics and Vids)
My main tank has had many faces throughout the year the good, the bad, and the ugly. I figured it was about time I made a journal to better document my progression. So here is a old time line of my old tanks. Not the best pics but this is what I have been able to scavenge up. The 29g tank had pressurized co2 around the end besides the last 2 pics.

This was my first main tank that I started in 2007 it is a 29g. For more specs you can check out this journal: Journal of My First Tank 29g

No CO2 and tap water 2007

No Co2 and Tap Water 2007

Pressurized Co2 and RO water 2008

No Co2 and Tap water 2009

This is my current main tank that I set up in 2009. It is a 40g breeder.

No Co2 and Tap water 2009

No Co2 and Tap water 2010

This is what it currently looks like: Running pressurized Co2
I got a new cam :)

Videos of tank in action (HD)

My Main 40 Gal. Breeder Community Tank

Golden Wonder and SAE Spawning Together!

Im planning on redesigning it completely. I have some more colorful plants growing out in my fish room right now. Still not sure what Im gonna do with it. But it will be from scratch, still not sure what Im gonna do with all the crypts.

knuggs 12-06-2011 04:25 AM


Tank type: 40g Breeder

Water: Tap water ph low 7's

Lighting: Aquatic Life 36in T5 HO

Filtration: JBJ Reaction 4 stage canister filter with UV and Aquaclear 30 powerhead

Substrate: Eco-Complete

CO2: Pressurized

Fertilization: 4.6g of K2SO4, 0.2g of KH2PO4, and 2g of Plantex CSM+B once a week. Dose excel during water changes once to twice a week. Pimafix a few times a week smaller than regular doses.


Giant Hair Grass (Eleocharis montevidensis)
Crypt Wendtii
Lysimachia nummularia 'Aurea'


Lots of Cherry Shrimp
1 Golden Wonder Killie (Aplocheilus Lineatus)
2 Florida Flag Fish (Jordanella floridae)
2 SAE'S (Crossocheilus siamensis)
2 Glowlight Danio (Danio choprae)
2 Clown Loaches (Chromobotia macracanthus)
2 Kuhli Loaches (Pangio kuhlii)
2 Panda Garras (Garra flavatra)
2 Rainbowfish (Melanotaenia splendida inornata)
2 Espei Rasboras (Trigonostigma espei)
3 Pristella Tetras (Pristella maxillaris)
4 Bloodfin Tetras (Aphyocharax anisitsi)
4 Black Phantom Tetras (Megalamphodus megalopterus)
4 Glowlight Tetras (Hemigrammus erythrozonus)
4 Redeye Tetras (Moenkhausia sanctaefilomenae)
4 Gold Tetras (Hemigrammus rodwayi)
5 Blue Tetras (Knodus borki)
5 Ottos (Otocinclus affinis)
5 Dwarf Corydoras (Corydoras pygmaeus)

knuggs 12-12-2011 03:11 AM

Some fish pics....and new video: Click Here for Video

zachary908 12-12-2011 03:30 AM

Nice fish shot, man! Where'd you get the pandas? :proud:

knuggs 12-12-2011 04:06 AM

Thanks! I got them at The Reef. Any news on the peacocks and gertrudes?

zachary908 12-12-2011 04:24 AM


Originally Posted by knuggs (Post 1631545)
Thanks! I got them at The Reef. Any news on the peacocks and gertrudes?

Checked and it appears we are pretty much out of the Gudgeons. Still haven't done a nautillus order, but when we go I will order both and let you know. :)

knuggs 12-13-2011 02:50 AM

Cool, any idea when? That way I can plan and budget accordingly. Prolly gonna pick up some Espei Rasboras as well. Kinda excited to take a trip down there its been awhile, itll have to be on the weekend.

knuggs 12-30-2011 09:36 PM

Anybody gonna need some Large Wendtii Crypts 12+ inches, I have smaller ones as well. Hit me up cause Im so ready to rescape it. Very healthy plants and strong roots. Hope this message doesnt violate any swap and shop rules? Which I will post later just have other stuff to get rid of as well. Winter cleaning.

xjasminex 01-24-2012 03:17 AM

I like your tank, its got a jungle feel to it!

I want that someday in my goldfish tank but im going to have a much bigger tank too like 100 gallons or something, that way there is plenty of room for the fish and the plants!

knuggs 01-25-2012 10:53 AM

Thanks :) it looks a lot different now that I have been ripping all those crypts out. I will prolly post some pics later tonight. I wish I had a 100g or even better 200+ :) one day...

knuggs 01-27-2012 03:17 AM

I had some time with the cam the other night. I have stripped out most the crypts and now the reconstruction progress can slowly commence :)

Heres a vid of what it looks like now

Im trying to fig out how to put the vid on here so you can just click and watch without be redirected....anyone know how this is done?

xjasminex 01-27-2012 04:04 AM

Nice, i still think that i should have bought another crypt but oh well, i home it grows in fast!

knuggs 01-27-2012 08:30 PM

Thanks, Im still have some to get rid of, but over time yours will grow plentiful. There not real fast growers, unfortunately. The big one wil grow alot faster though. The more you have the more you can grow kinda thing.

knuggs 03-17-2012 04:27 AM

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Here's a couple of new update pics of the new design. Iphone special :P

knuggs 04-01-2012 12:39 AM

So heres some new pics, I have been evolving the tank a lil by lil and here is where I was and where Im at now until the crypt willisii comes in from Wasserpest:

Also here is a HD Vid:
Shot at 2012-03-19
Shot at 2012-03-31
Shot at 2012-03-31

Where Im at now:
Shot at 2012-03-31
Shot at 2012-03-31
Shot at 2012-03-31
Shot at 2012-03-31
A couple of the Ornates I have raised from eggs.
Shot at 2012-03-31
Shot at 2012-03-31

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