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giga-mike's pics. (56K Warning)

Wasn't too sure if this was the right topic to post in, but oh well...

These are some pics of my brackish puffer tank. I just got 7 new cabomba plants and a new big Java fern, on top of my old 4 old Java ferns.



















And here's one of two of my younger guppies in my overgrown tank.

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are you planning on adding CO2 to this tank? There is alot of surface destuption, how strong is the current?
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looks good... Are thoes snail holes in your java fern?

75 gallon, fillstar xp2 with inline reactor, 12 Lb pressurised co2, 4.2 WPG-corallife 3x96 watt PC-, fluorite/silica-sand substright.
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Yes, I want to get a CO2 system, but am a little low on funds at the moment. And when I have enough ££ for a good system then yes, i will get one.
In both tanks there is a Fluval 3 runnig at full capacity, along with a powerful airpump and stone.
And yes, those are holes in them. But not snail holes, Puffer holes. They like to eat them. very puzzleing I know, but a friend of mine has the same situation. It looks like some crew shot it with an uzi!!
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if your low on money, why not just do a DIY set up? I have three of them now... and they are working great.
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No puffer pics?? Are they not in there yet? I like the look very much
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And yes, those are holes in them. But not snail holes, Puffer holes. They like to eat them. very puzzleing I know, but a friend of mine has the same situation. It looks like some crew shot it with an uzi!!
That would be me!
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Wow, what is creating the twister in in the middle - that is some air-stone/pump you've got there.

I like the layout/look, but that tornado in the middle is distracting.


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Ha Ha that is very funny jhoetzl. I love the tank, but would have to agree with jhoetzl the tornado is distracting. If you add co2 ,even diy co2, the pearling of the plants should give off enough O2 for the fish. Nice look though.
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I have seen giga-mike's tank in his house (not just photo's) and I must say that it looks better in reality. I also have a puffer tank, I had an air pump but removed it because it was causing problems with my puffers, I would have kept it though. I think giga-mike's tank looks great. The air pump does look good in reality.
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That is just a standard airstone. It looks really viscious in the pictures, but in reality, it is just a little bubble strem.
I have re-Aquascaped the tank so when the water clears (Hurry up filter) I will post pics. The airstone is gone, and the tubing has been connected to the filter to aid the areation(?) that way.
Thanks Earnie, and yes, they are in there, the only problem is that they look like a motion blur when I try to take a picture of them.

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That is just a standard airstone. It looks really viscious in the pictures, but in reality, it is just a little bubble strem.
I have re-Aquascaped the tank so when the water clears (Hurry up filter) I will post pics. The airstone is gone, and the tubing has been connected to the filter to aid the areation(?) that way.
Thanks Earnie, and yes, they are in there, the only problem is that they look like a motion blur when I try to take a picture of them.
oooo puffers
what kind are they?
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Figure8 Puffers. I will Edit this post later today to include pictures of the redesign.
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I think the air tornado looks great. First thing that drew my eye and i thought "underwater vents". Looks good.
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For those that liked it, I am sorry to say, the tornado is gone. I re-designed the tank to give the puffers more swimmoing room, and the plants better light, etc. the air is now being pumped into the filter outlet.
Here Are some pics:

Wide shot of full tank:


Left side:


Right side:


Center:


Upwards center:


Kay9


Rover


Tell me what you think on the redesign.

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