Anyone have an Aquarium?

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7/20/2019 10:25 AM

I have a couple. Just added some plants to my bare hardwood trees and thought I would share. They are pretty relaxing and easy after you get the perimeters correct.
Our Aquascape:








Lake Tanganyika Cichlid aquarium:






Apolone Ferox aquarium:






And a few of these:



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7/20/2019 10:38 AM

Those are great pics.

I’ve tried them over the years and have always had trouble keeping them in good shape. I’m either buying cheap crap or just stupid enough to mess them up. I’ve decided when I hit the lottery I’ll buy a salt water tank and have it maintained by a guy like Duece Bigelow. I do love looking at a pristine aquarium

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7/20/2019 12:15 PM

That’s pretty wild man! Is that a lot of work to keep clean?

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7/20/2019 12:58 PM

I got a river tank..... I took it down though..always had to razor blade the glass on the inside to get this barnacle stuff off...

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7/20/2019 4:36 PM

One of those things Iv'e always quite fancied but never got round to doing. I am quite fascinated by seeing things in water though (if that makes sense). Pretty sure I'm going to put a small pond or water feature in the garden before the summer's out, try and encourage some frogs long term.

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7/20/2019 6:14 PM
Edited Date/Time: 7/20/2019 6:15 PM

How do you keep cichlids from jacking up the filter bed?
When I had them, if I didn't use really big pebbles, they would dig it all up.
I had to go big pebbles on smaller filtering ones.

Got to be too big of a chore.

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Go for it! Don't let a little thing like fear, or common sense hold you back.

7/20/2019 6:15 PM

You guys should check out BamaBass on YouTube, he built an awesome pond/waterfall in his backyard and has pet bass and turtles, even has a 24/7 webcam on it. The whole build is on his channel and let me tell you, it is mind boggling!, well over $150k invested.

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7/20/2019 6:18 PM

Kelz87 wrote:

That’s pretty wild man! Is that a lot of work to keep clean?

Not to bad these days. The filters are quite a bit better and frequent water changes are pretty easy. If its balanced right it is less maintenance. In the aquascape it does a great job at breaking down waste and recycling with all the snails and shrimp as well as the live plants.

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7/23/2019 12:29 AM

Nice looking aquariums. I dig the design and lighting.

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7/23/2019 5:48 AM

Motocross83 wrote:

One of those things Iv'e always quite fancied but never got round to doing. I am quite fascinated by seeing things in water though (if that makes sense). Pretty sure I'm going to put a small pond or water feature in the garden before the summer's out, try and encourage some frogs long term.

I've got an ex I wouldn't mind seeing in a lot of water.

... sorry ... popped into my head.

Nice fish.

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7/23/2019 7:33 AM

Nice aquariums fellas. I bet it's great to sit and watch the critters.

I don't have one, but I did help my mom install two small ponds in her yard which she filled with gold fish (they survive the winter then the water freezes over). Frogs naturally showed up, which adds an orchestra of noises at night haha.

I'll take some pictures next time I am there to post.

Looking forward to seeing the rest of what everyone else shares.

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7/23/2019 8:30 AM

I've got an aquarium in our bedroom on a side table. It's a 55" inch. We play 4k fish aquarium videos from YouTube on it. My parents thought it was a real fish tank. lol The 4k looks amazing on it. When we get bored of it we just find another fish tank video. Endless 4k fish tank videos on YouTube.

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7/23/2019 11:44 PM
Edited Date/Time: 7/23/2019 11:46 PM

Michelangelo and Raphael. Yeah we’ve had them that long. The shells were about an inch when we got them, the big ones shell is about 7” now and she’s about a foot long all stretched out. We found out they’re both females. Mississippi map turtles, not as aggressive as red eared slider‘s but will still bite the fuck out of you

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7/24/2019 8:49 AM
Edited Date/Time: 7/24/2019 8:52 AM

Awesome. Short nails = females. 👍👍
Yes at around 3 inches males nails start to get crazy long. Check out the front nails on the yellow paradox redear slider front top in my turtle pic and then the female caramels short nails but bigger animals.
Just got some more fancy snails and crabs for the aquascape.

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7/24/2019 9:56 AM

SEEMEFIRST wrote:

How do you keep cichlids from jacking up the filter bed?
When I had them, if I didn't use really big pebbles, they would dig it all up.
I had to go big pebbles on smaller filtering ones.

Got to be too big of a chore.

Some cichlids are earth movers or shell dwellers. These lake Tanganyika fish dont do it too much.

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7/24/2019 10:25 AM








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7/24/2019 12:57 PM

When we clean their tank (all the time now that they're big) we let them walk around on the lawn. The dog barks at them but won't get within 2-3 feet from them, the cat got curious and was taking little half assed cheap shots at the bigger more aggressive one, got too cocky, turned his back all cool like and it clomped onto his back leg. Now when we let them out the dog stills gets semi close and barks, I have no idea where the cat goes, as soon as the lid comes off their tank he's gone daddy gone

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7/24/2019 4:46 PM






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7/26/2019 1:08 PM
Edited Date/Time: 7/26/2019 3:50 PM

Check out these Celestial pearl danio that finally came. They look exactly like baby brown trout. I also got a few more red cheeks.



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7/29/2019 9:47 PM

90 gallon African cichlid tank.

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7/31/2019 8:11 PM

Check out the Avatar/kong island aquascape we did with the left over material. Boiled the pumice stone to make it sink and kept in aquarium until I was ready to hang. I think I will put the velvet blue shrimp in to look like little Avatar Navi characters. Ha And some endlers like the crazy multicolored fish at the top of the thread.

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8/2/2019 8:36 PM

Cool looking tanks. I've never done a planted tank. Went salt about 15 years ago with a 55 gallon tank. Got good at the maintenance but ultimately lost everything buying a piece of live rock. Had a spec or red slime algae that took over the entire tank in about 4 days. I thought it was coraline algae when I first saw the spec
Lost a bunch of LPS and soft corals. Went back to African cichlids. Use Texas holey rock. Minimal maintenance and no crazy slime wiping out my tank.

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8/3/2019 7:37 AM

Added a gold nugget pleco and some Banshi looking endlers and tetra to the Avatar/Kong island tank.



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8/4/2019 12:07 PM

Nice pleco. Just saw today my mbuna (zebra) is holding eggs this morning. Gonna be interesting as she a orange albino and the male she spawned with is the white variety. I can only hope she holds them full term as she ate them the last time she was holding.

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8/4/2019 4:59 PM
Edited Date/Time: 8/4/2019 5:01 PM

Chance1216 wrote:

Nice pleco. Just saw today my mbuna (zebra) is holding eggs this morning. Gonna be interesting as she a orange albino and the male she spawned with is the white variety. I can only hope she holds them full term as she ate them the last time she was holding.

Very cool, i hope so. Offspring would be amazing. Actually that is the only pic that i didnt take of the pleco. Mine is identical but my pics didnt come out and he has been hiding for awhile. That was the pic from where I bought him. He is really a brilliant yellow exactly like that picture.

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8/6/2019 4:08 PM

Just put 6.16 Duboisi, the best algae eating fish there is and 6.7 electric blue babs in my big pond.



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8/6/2019 9:10 PM

FLmxer wrote:

Just put 6.16 Duboisi, the best algae eating fish there is and 6.7 electric blue babs in my big pond.



Those blue ahlis are nice. They get fairly large to. The duboisi I've held off. Always been afraid they'd chomp on my other fish. I watched a tank at the local shop dwindle down quickly as the dominant fish took out most the sub dominant. I'm waiting for an albino compressiceps to pop up. Those are pretty cool to.

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8/6/2019 10:24 PM

Chance1216 wrote:

Those blue ahlis are nice. They get fairly large to. The duboisi I've held off. Always been afraid they'd chomp on my other fish. I watched a tank at the local shop dwindle down quickly as the dominant fish took out most the sub dominant. I'm waiting for an albino compressiceps to pop up. Those are pretty cool to.

I love the grumpy face on the compressiceps. Have never seen an albino one.

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8/7/2019 3:17 PM

There a couple different albino variations. White and yellow. Pretty cool

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8/7/2019 4:57 PM

You guys have some real nice aquariums. These are my two. Nothin special, hard to get anything cool around here without ordering it.


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