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post #1 of 17 (permalink) Old 01-05-2007, 10:31 PM Thread Starter
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What do you keep in your planted tank

I am curious to see who keeps creatures in their planted tank besides the usual inverts and fish.
Does any one crete planted tanks, biotopes, aquascapes for other creatures suck as amphibians or something else. Just curious. Wouldnt mind seeing pictures either. I am workin on two planted coldwater set ups for axolotl and Patchytrition. I cannot wait until it is time to order more plants. Patchytriton is only 10 gallons so I willbe working on that one first. Axolotl is 55 gallon. I still am thinking on how I should fix it up. Not used to working that large! Use to my 20 gal shrimp land. Seriously at where I work there are several exhibits I would like to redo as biotopes, I am sure they have it schedualed in the future, just a matter of monies.
I have an okay book about aquarium plants and there is 2 pages dedicated to one example of a cold water set up, anyone know where I can get goodinformation and diagrams about seting up plants in a cold water setup? (water is usualy aproximately between 60-72 degrees through the year, majority it sits at 65, only hits in the 70's on super hot days in the summer when the aircon is being difficult)

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pufferfish is about as exotic as I get


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fire eel and 2 peacock eels for me.
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pretty cool because I like those puffers and eels.

If I were to ever do fish again, I think I would go dwarf puffers. Has one when I was a kid. BTW nice Betta you have in your Puffer Playground tank. Nice set up and cute puffers.
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I have an Amazon biotope (or as close as I am able to make of one) with only native amazonian plants, correct rocks, color of substrate save the leaf litter because I don't want to deal with all that, for my apisto cac breeding tank. In another tank my "grow-out/grow-up" tank for plants, I also house some Endler's. In another planted fun tank, I have l. curviceps which I hope will breed in there along with some panda corys and some half banded harlequin rasboras. We have a 72 gal planted with apontogeton b. and crispum, some anubias and java fern low light for some Malawi cichlids. We also have a 55 low-light anubias, java fern, and apontogetons for our grow-out of fry for the Malawi babies. I have a 2.5 with a few plantlets for one betta. The other tanks are bare bottom for some apisto babies I hope to have someday soon :-)
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My yoyo loach did not like my peacock eal for some odd reason and ended up killing him.
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o.O amazon biotopes. They have many of those at work, though I think some could use some work. You have any pictures on this forum of your amazon biotope? I would love to see. I heave great interest in biotope, even though I have not created any yet.
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I know 2 people who keep pirahna in their planted tanks.
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I am planning on turning my 55gallon tube tank into a low light planted piranha tank... I need garbage disposals, man I love piranhas...
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I am planning on turning my 55gallon tube tank into a low light planted piranha tank... I need garbage disposals, man I love piranhas...
What is a tube tank?
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I am in love with puffers. I have dwarves right now. Will be getting a school of south american puffers.

I don't find other fish as exciting.

I am also looking into setting up a hillstream loach tank. Some of those guys look neato.

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some not usual fish&verts I've tried include;
dwarf puffer - didn't last long, was a noobie back when I kept them, will try again when LPS restocks.
glass eel - burrows without disturbing plants, great for nano's, mistaken as live worm in community tanks
peacock eel - nocturnal, refuses to eat anything accept live worms even after Months of trying
vampire shrimp - tough large size filter feeder, female more day active
bamboo shrimp - slightly sensitive large size filter feeder, female more day active
lace shrimp - very sensitive medium size filter feeder, male & female day active
dwarf African frog - easy to keep, digs under foreground carpet plants
blue yabbie crayfish - easy to keep, will dig up most plants, slow fish killer
Thai red claw crab - requires air access, fish&plant safe, escape artist, best in brackish water
trumpet, ramshorn, nerite snails - nerites are not worth their egg&crap mess.


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The tank is cut in two with two tubes running between it.
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what about that guy with the snakes ? i forget who it is but he keeps some kind of aquatic snake its in his sig.

Edit: https://www.plantedtank.net/forums/ph...ghlight=snakes here it is


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I have never heard of anything like that before, water snake being kept like that, pretty neat! Definataly not the usual.

I wonder how common those poisonous coral reef snakes are as "pets"? I would think they would need some special kind of permit being so deadly and all.
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