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DvanK 12-21-2011 03:48 PM

DVANK’S 125, 40B1 and 40B2
 
I have three tanks, well maybe four if you count the quarantine tank. I have two 40 breeders and one 125G tank. All of my tanks have pressurized co2, mineralized soil and are hooked up to automatic water changer. I also dose tanks with fertilizers based on my own dosing regime.

I have been keeping this journal alive on NJAGC but I figured if I post it here I will get more exposure and maybe different ideas from the fine folks here on this forum.

So without further ado here they are:

DVANK’S 125

08152010
http://img528.imageshack.us/img528/6673/1251img0102.jpg

09032010
http://img831.imageshack.us/img831/7981/1252img0102.jpg

10142010
http://img338.imageshack.us/img338/7595/1253img0102.jpg

12202010
http://img220.imageshack.us/img220/9028/1254img0102.jpg

Tank went down hill from here. Fish were breeding like crazy I had about 150+ electric yellows and firefish cichlids. My young cichlids reached adulthood fairly quickly causing more and more damage the bigger they got. With so many aggressive fish around plants couldn’t take the beating any longer. Soon after they fell to the BBA outbreak and fish developed some kind fungal infection which caused massive losses.

125 REBORN

09212011 New layout #1
http://img248.imageshack.us/img248/7389/1255img0102.jpg

10062011 New layout #2
http://img694.imageshack.us/img694/6766/1256img0102.jpg

11162011
http://img407.imageshack.us/img407/6196/1257img0102.jpg


Thanks for looking.

DvanK 12-21-2011 03:52 PM

Dvank’s 40b2
 
DVANK’S 40B2

08072011
http://img708.imageshack.us/img708/7450/40b1img4569.jpg



08212011
http://img546.imageshack.us/img546/179/40b2img4933.jpg



09212011
http://img860.imageshack.us/img860/1032/40b3img5592.jpg



11162011
http://img12.imageshack.us/img12/1321/40b4img5592.jpg

DvanK 12-21-2011 04:03 PM

Dvank’s 40b1
 
DVANK’S 40B1


08152010
http://img38.imageshack.us/img38/221/1img0097.jpg



09042010
http://img171.imageshack.us/img171/8794/2img0040.jpg



10142010
http://img856.imageshack.us/img856/6717/3img0186.jpg



12092010
http://img502.imageshack.us/img502/210/4img2096.jpg


01302011
http://img97.imageshack.us/img97/5820/5img2593.jpg


03272011
http://img43.imageshack.us/img43/4844/6img2951.jpg

04272011
http://img859.imageshack.us/img859/2611/7img3180.jpg

05232011 - Got a new camera
http://img814.imageshack.us/img814/48/8img3354.jpg

06232011 - Messed up white balance settings or something else

http://img822.imageshack.us/img822/919/9img3983.jpg

08072011 – Got a new light fixture
http://img707.imageshack.us/img707/1277/10img4567.jpg

08212011
http://img43.imageshack.us/img43/6355/11img4932.jpg

09212011
http://img860.imageshack.us/img860/2783/12img5595.jpg

10242011 2pics before and after trim pics

http://img171.imageshack.us/img171/8181/13img5683e.jpg


http://img13.imageshack.us/img13/3696/13img5791m.jpg

Thanks

dewalltheway 12-21-2011 04:17 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by DvanK (Post 1644086)

Love the look of the tank here. I am so wanting a 125 gal! Did you just collect your rocks locally? They look really nice. Great job!

dewalltheway 12-21-2011 04:19 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by DvanK (Post 1644099)

WOW! That Blyxa looks amazing! What lights are you running?

DvanK 12-21-2011 04:52 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by dewalltheway (Post 1644118)
WOW! That Blyxa looks amazing! What lights are you running?

Thanks

I'm using Wave Point T5 HO 4X39W and it stays on for 7hrs/day. I bought it used here on tpt. The original blue bulbs were replaced with plant friendly ones but i don't know the exact kelvin rating.

DvanK 12-21-2011 04:59 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by dewalltheway (Post 1644114)
Love the look of the tank here. I am so wanting a 125 gal! Did you just collect your rocks locally? They look really nice. Great job!

I tried collecting rocks but I just couldn't find what i was looking for plus they were pretty heavy so to carry them even a short distance would be a problem.

I bought them from a stone yard for 10c per pound. I think I paid 20$ total.

They called them moss rocks but I think its just a limestone.

DvanK 01-04-2012 05:44 AM

UPDATE 01032012

125

Layout #3

I'm not too crazy about this layout.

http://img853.imageshack.us/img853/5...320123of12.jpg

40B1

This one is in desperate need of trimming.
http://img207.imageshack.us/img207/7...320127of12.jpg


40B2

I need to get rid of the chian swords on the left and replant the reds.
http://img88.imageshack.us/img88/3630/010320128of12.jpg

Thanks

DvanK 05-04-2012 03:44 AM

125G tank May 3rd 2012.

http://img29.imageshack.us/img29/9426/125may1of1.jpg

Some pics of my fish.

http://img37.imageshack.us/img37/9318/125may2of7.jpg


http://img171.imageshack.us/img171/631/125may3of7.jpg

http://img535.imageshack.us/img535/4927/125may4of7.jpg

Thanks for looking.

vincenz 05-04-2012 03:54 AM

Fantastic looking tanks. Really like the way the rocks look on the sand substrate.

GMYukonon24s 05-04-2012 04:34 AM

Them are some beautiful fish. Also great looking timeline of your tank.

DvanK 05-05-2012 02:51 PM

Thanks guys I guess my tank is turning around for the better. :)

2in10 05-05-2012 03:58 PM

Tanks look great, love the dwarf cichlids and Blue Tetras in the big tank.

DvanK 05-30-2012 03:27 AM

40B1 May 29 2012 update.

http://img684.imageshack.us/img684/5194/top40b1of1.jpg

LEFT SIDE
http://img689.imageshack.us/img689/1539/top40b2of6.jpg

RIGHT SIDE
http://img440.imageshack.us/img440/4184/top40b3of6.jpg

TWIG CATFISH eating dead algae
http://img232.imageshack.us/img232/8253/top40b6of6.jpg


I run out of ferts and my ludwigia glandulosa is showing signs of deficiencies. I need to make a new batch of ferts to hopefully combat the twisting and curling of new leaves.
http://img585.imageshack.us/img585/1931/top40b1of6.jpg

Here is something weird. Instead of straight leaves staurogyne repens is growing "branchy" leaves, kind of like Java Fern Trident. I dont know if its a virus or some kind of mutation or maybe my light level is too high or maybe I have totally different plant.
http://img593.imageshack.us/img593/2996/top40b4of6.jpg

http://img195.imageshack.us/img195/5985/top40b5of6.jpg

Anyway thanks for looking.

stevenjohn21 05-30-2012 03:34 AM

Tanks look great ! Whats the plants attached to the wood on 12092010
that makes them look "tree like" ?


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