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post #1 of 91 (permalink) Old 04-23-2011, 11:04 PM Thread Starter
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Ugliest Tank Thread

I see everyone's beautiful tanks. Let's see something different and funnier. Lily Pipes and Iwagumi need not apply.

Let's see some pics of your tanks when you first started. The Ugly, noobish, I can't believe I bought that treasure chest from Petco tanks...Kid's tanks...plastic stuff...hot pink things encouraged. Tell us a little history too about your tank.

And please the point of this thread is to make some fun of ourselves so don't hate...participate...so dig up some old pics and let us see...

I'll start:

Before:

What happens when your kids win some feeders from the fair. Rocking the yellow and orange glass marble with matching plant. Give me credit, I did print a Hubble Telescope jpg from the internet as the background. Fish in space was what I was going for.



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After If you have pics:

turned into tank for all my trimmings

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i can see how that first tank would draw kids lol.

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blue gravel sooo sexy...lol...hey at least you had a discus in there....is that the same discus I see on your avatar/icon?
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I'll play along (and yes, that is a hamster cage tube):

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I see your floor is nice and level too...ha
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I see your floor is nice and level too...ha
wow lol that is a nice tilt.


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I think I may have you all beat.

This is my brackish tank. The water is crystal clear. The fish are well fed. You just can't see either.



I took this pic 5mins ago.

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My "special" tank is messy, but I like it for some reason so I refuse to change it.




I think I deserve to win the ugliest tank for this. And taking the picture with a camera phone doesn't help it out at all...

Edit: I think I've been beat. o.O
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I think I may have you all beat.

This is my brackish tank. The water is crystal clear. The fish are well fed. You just can't see either.



I took this pic 5mins ago.
That made me lol.

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AUGH i wish I knew about this thread when I first started last year in November. I think I would have stolen the title of Ugliest Tank Evar. The water was cloudy and stale urine brown for the longest time (because I had no idea what cycling was), the gravel was pea stones I bought from home depot, and the plants were those so called "aquatic" plants they sell at petsmart/petco that are actually terrarium plants. Livestock included feeder fish and a single and very very depressed pepper cory
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I think I may have you all beat.

This is my brackish tank. The water is crystal clear. The fish are well fed. You just can't see either.



I took this pic 5mins ago.
OMG...that's nasty...
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wow lol that is a nice tilt.
I am ashamed to admit it is still like this. It's a good 1/8" off level. No wonder my silicone seems are starting to pull apart. Oldpunk, I do believe you may very well be the winner.

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I am ashamed to admit it is still like this. It's a good 1/8" off level. No wonder my silicone seems are starting to pull apart. Oldpunk, I do believe you may very well be the winner.
Whats the cause just curious? The stand?


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I was trying for more hair algae than plants with this tank apparently...




Then I let it overgrow itself to death (look at the size of the crypts!!)...




No clown puke gravel tanks in my past, but I certainly let a few tanks go.

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