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Tiptop Tanks | 5 Fishboxes of Fun

Hi there folks! I hope to use this thread as a catch-all for all of my tank updates, but first, a little introduction:

I've been keeping aquariums since I was a lil' kid. Now, as a big ol' college kid, I find I've entrenched myself in the wonderful realm that is planted aquaria. I pride myself on naturalistic displays that look(maybe to me) as though they are cut right from streams and ponds of nature itself, but that's for you to judge! I just stop 'scaping when I feel like I've hit the sweet spot. I'm always trying something new with my aquaria and I never do the same thing twice(and I tend to shy away from high-tech because of cost/upkeep).

Onto the tanks!

Up first is six long gallons of unplanted, unheated water.
White Cloud Creek:
6 x Tanichthys albonubes



Next is the precariously planted, derimmed 10gal riparium.
Lampeye Landing:
8 x Aplocheilichthys macropthalmus

You can easily see their "lamps" from across the room!



The following tanks are works in progress, but all planned out.

My long-running 35gal biotope-y riparium.
Slice of Sri Lanka:
2 x Pseudosphromenus Cupanus
2 x Puntius titteya
8 x Laubuca dadiburjori
Before 2 month vacation, cryptocoryne and duckweed forest-

Tank was looking pretty thrashed after summer, it's time for a re-do!
Fish are hanging out in a bucket for now.



18gal tall, formerly known as the Riparium w/ lampeyes:

Soon to be a very mossy aquarium with a group of Dario dario or Trichopsis pumila.
Planning for Crypts all over the bottom.



And finally, the most ambitious of them all, the native 46gal bowfront.
Planning on creating a riparium with fauna and flora found here in Santa Cruz.
It'll be a fun challenge for the year, after which I plan to reintroduce my collected specimens. Or not. We'll see!

Check out this BEAST of a stump! All the hardscape I need, in one stump!



Alrighty, I hope that gives you a good look at where my tanks are at right now. For the incomplete tanks, I will probably make separate threads as to their progress, but the completed tanks will have their updates posted here.

'til next time!
~Tiptop
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