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Old 11-05-2010, 03:12 PM   #196
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I really like your tanks alot, JoeDizzle.

You must be a piranha fan!
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Old 11-05-2010, 05:36 PM   #197
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I love the third one. Would like to see it with some tall plants across the back, like vals or something..
I would actually love to see some vals in there too, because I did put some in there... the fish that's in there apparently didn't like them and decided to mow them down with his teeth. Over the course of a week they went from about 12" tall to nothing. It's a pretty stubborn fish, anything that is tall or broad-leafed doesn't last long, so I'm hoping the dwarf sag can slowly creep up to cover more of the back without him noticing.
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Old 11-05-2010, 05:42 PM   #198
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I really like your tanks alot, JoeDizzle.

You must be a piranha fan!
Thank you, I am definitely a piranha fan, I used to have quite a collection before I downsized last year before my son was born, but some of them I could never get rid of. The community tank in the pictures is actually my first non-piranha tank that I have set up in many years, it's really nice to be able to get some of the fish that I've always wanted but would have been food in my other tanks. My friends, family, and some of the members on a piranha forum that I moderate still can't believe I have a tank with tetras and discus in my house
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Old 11-07-2010, 03:50 PM   #199
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Hi all,

I read this forum sometimes and I enjoy reading this thread. Just want to share with you my low tech, experimental tank with turface and clay mix substrate. The 10g aquarium setup is approximately 5 months old, with 2x10w CF bulbs. I named it Tropicalia. The faunas include 1 betta, 4 guppies, 2 otos and 4 amano shrimp. Floras: lily, various species of lugwigia, val, star grass, Klein Bar swords, rotala, microswords, golden Llyoydiella. I recently trimmed down the lily stalks to give more light to other plants.

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Old 11-08-2010, 12:10 AM   #200
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Looks good Goldier. How did you get the betta to flair like that in the middle of the tank?
Also any ferts or carbon source?
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Old 11-08-2010, 05:28 PM   #201
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Thank you Pinoboy. The betta usually flares at the guppies but in this case I pointed a stick to him and he was aggressive enough to flare. I then quickly removed the stick and snapped a shot. Not a full 100% flaring though.

As for fert/carbon sources: osmocot in the substrate, light feed of NPK solution in the water column, sodium bicarbonate (a carbon source), dissolved organic carbon (DOC) from fish meal extract liquid, and dry carbon source from alfalfa pellets are added in small quantities. At this point, water change is done approximately once a month.
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Old 11-10-2010, 04:37 AM   #202
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I might as well post pics of my tank.

36G Bowfront, 17w T8....

In its prime


comin back
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Old 11-10-2010, 06:44 PM   #203
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I might as well post pics of my tank.

36G Bowfront, 17w T8....

In its prime


comin back
I don't see any pics...
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Old 11-10-2010, 07:43 PM   #204
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yeah what the heck. they were there when i first posted it. im at school so ill post when i get home.
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Old 11-10-2010, 08:58 PM   #205
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yeah what the heck. they were there when i first posted it. im at school so ill post when i get home.
Did you copy the photo location from the website it is in?
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Old 11-11-2010, 09:06 PM   #206
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Just found this thread, Interesting. Bump
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Old 11-12-2010, 04:09 AM   #207
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theyre showing up for me now. i dont get it.
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Old 11-12-2010, 05:36 AM   #208
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I'm currently suffering from "collector-itis" ... on that note:



Fauna:
40ish Red Cherry Shrimps
10x Cardinal Tetras
like 100s of Endler Guppies originating from 1 breeding pair
2x Otocinclus Dwarf Catfish
20+ Malysian Trumpet Snails
100s of Tadpole Snails
1x Red Wiggler Worm (for the lols)
12x Celestial Pearl Danios
10x (5 are temporary until my friend claims them)Siamese Algae Eaters
dozens of Blackworms

hopeful:
Golden Clam to filter the water column

Flora:
brazillian pennywort
Ceratophyllum demersum - coontail
Hemianthus callitrichoides - Dwarf Baby Tears
Micranthemum umbrosum - Baby Tears
Brazilian Elodea - Anachris
Anubias minima
Hydrocotyle leucocephala - Brazilian Pennywort
Bacopa monnieri - Water Hyssop
Ceratopteris thalictroides - Water Sprite, Indian Fern
Hygrophila difformis - Water Wisteria
Lemna minor - Lesser Duckweed kept getting stuck to my arm hairs...
Vesicularia dubyana - Java Moss
Dwarf Hairgrass

(new bulk addition of plants added yesterday from sewingalot)

Clinopodium cf. brownei (a ton of this)
Bacopa salzmannii
Bacopa carolina (I am not sure of the id)
Lindernia sp. varigated
Lindernia sp india
Heteranthera zosterifolia
Lysimachia nummularia (aka creeping jenny - my friend michelle and I decided that this would be the WORST stripper name ever!)
Hygrophilia sp. bold (or tiger, I am not sure which)
Rotala rotundfolia (ratty looking stems due to lean micronutrients)
Blyxa Japonica
Ludwigia repens x arcuata
Ludwigia brevipes
Pellia
Flame moss
Unknown moss (not java)
Emersed crypt lutea (still has dirt on it, so rinse it well and expect a total melt down.)
Various crypt babies (submersed)
Limnophilia sp. wavy

Equipment:
Eheim 2217 Canister Filter
55g Aquarium Glass Tank
2x 40w T12 - 4 foot fluorescent bulbs in modified hood/ballast from Home Depot... by modified I mean I epoxied a piece of sheet aluminum so that I can sit the hood on the tank... ghetto tech is probably a more appropriate term
submersible Heater (not sure how many watts bc it's old)
Thinking about making a homemade CO2 generator using yeast and sugar combined with a makeshift reactor... not sure yet

Food:
Tetra red chunky dried food that i crush for the bc the brine shrimp haven't yet hatched
Hikari Tropical fish micro pellets
Hikari wheat germ - medium pellet crushed with fingers

Chemicals:
Seachem Fluorish

30 pounds of river rock underneath 25 pounds of cheap painted (quality wise estees ) black gravel... lol sometimes I can see white under the black coating on the gravel
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Old 11-12-2010, 02:32 PM   #209
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Very nice, OoglyBoogly! I'd skip the clam, though- it will disappear down into your substrate and starve to death and possibly pollute your tank.

WeedCali- your pics have never shown up for me.
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Old 11-12-2010, 04:06 PM   #210
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1x Red Wiggler Worm (for the lols)
dozens of Blackworms
Worms are thriving and producing in the tank?
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Seachem Fluorish
No Seachem Excell?

So amazed at the growth especially since you are using T12 bulbs.
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