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6 of my tanks

Keep in mind I'm not a photographer (I keep practicing though) but here are some of my tanks.

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im jealous you have wild discus. they look woinderful. only thing i can say for the pictures is turn the flash off the camera and turn all the lights off in the room expect for the fish tanks.

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Your 20G long is inspirational. I have a 20 long that is in the planning stages and I'll be working on it over the next couple of weeks.

I would love to see the technical specs on the tank.

All of them look very nice!
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They look great DD! What kind of snail is that in the discus tank next to the Cory? I've been waiting to see your tanks. Very nice!





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I have Discus envy.

Re: photography, imagine a horizontal line extending out from dead center front of your tank and shoot from there.
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Fantastic wilds! (got some myself though I just went back to bb)

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Oh, boy, you got a really bad case of MTS going there. How much time a week do you spend on maintenance (WC, pruning etc)?
Anyway your tanks are vibrant and healthy, and photography isn't so bad!
Good to see you are keeping Farlowellas, I love those fish.
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Your 110g is awesome. I really like your angels to.

Oh yeah, your farlowella are nice. I love them things.
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im jealous you have wild discus. they look woinderful. only thing i can say for the pictures is turn the flash off the camera and turn all the lights off in the room expect for the fish tanks.
Thanks for looking and the feedback. I had all the lights in the room off, good tip keeping the flash off though, I will try that next time. I love my wilds, you need to get some. I will be setting up another wild discus tank this summer/fall, definitely the best to observe natural discus behavior.
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Your 20G long is inspirational. I have a 20 long that is in the planning stages and I'll be working on it over the next couple of weeks.

I would love to see the technical specs on the tank.

All of them look very nice!
Thanks, here are the specs of the 20 gallon:

Lighting: three 15 watt CFs, 2 came with the eclipse hood and I added another from the local home improvement store.

CO2: yeast mix with a Hagen ladder

Substrate: Onyx sand

Filtration: two small sponge filters, I disassembled the eclipse hood filter since it is a shrimp tank to keep the babies from being sucked up.

Plants: Java ferns and java moss on driftwood, peace lillies, anacharis, wendtii.

Critters: Cherry red shrimp, one small cory hitchhiker, hitchhiker guppies (soon to be food for the clown knifes), and a bunch of mystery snails (Pomacea Bridgesii).
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They look great DD! What kind of snail is that in the discus tank next to the Cory? I've been waiting to see your tanks. Very nice!
Thanks, I have Pomacea Bridgesii in that tank, pretty cool snails. I will post more pics when I get better with the camera.
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Re: photography, imagine a horizontal line extending out from dead center front of your tank and shoot from there.
Don' have discus envy, get some, they are not as difficult to keep as people make them out to be. Thanks for the photography tip. Do you need to shoot down into the tank to keep the tank lighting from washing out the pic? What is the best way to do closeups, I have a sony cybershot 4.1 and all my closeups are blurry?
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Oh, boy, you got a really bad case of MTS going there. How much time a week do you spend on maintenance (WC, pruning etc)?
Anyway your tanks are vibrant and healthy, and photography isn't so bad!
Good to see you are keeping Farlowellas, I love those fish.
What is MTS? I spend 8-10 hours a week doing maintenance on 9 tanks, half of that time is doing water changes. I am gathering up the equipment to make the water changes easier and quicker, i.e, dedicated RO unit with more storage and pressurized fill/drain system. Pruning is not that time consuming, snip and replant mostly, every once in a while I rip everything out and rescape when the mood hits me. I PMDD dose daily at feeding time (my 110 is autodosed, thinking about a way to autodosing some of the others) and add excel and tmg after water changes. I do not test often, maybe once a month, unless a problem erupts. 3 of the tanks are on pressurized/monitored CO2, rest are yeast which takes some time refilling the containers (5 of them). I am in the thinking/planning stages of automating as much of the maintenance as possible, am planning on adding two 150 gallon tanks this summer/fall.
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Your 110g is awesome. I really like your angels to.

Oh yeah, your farlowella are nice. I love them things.
Thanks, the angels are at my wifes insistence along with some rainbows, clown knifes, and redline torpedo barbs. What are you gonna do? I guess she puts up with tanks all over the house, I am partial to bottom dwellers (love the farlowellas too), discus, altums, and apistos.
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