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We have some great tank journals and photo galleries of members' setups but no centralized thread for all members to quickly glance through other members' tank pictures and the details of their setup. This is a good way to share and learn from each other members' setup(s) as well as providing biotope ideas for new entrants into the hobby on this forum without having to go through each journal thread.

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Let's try to keep the information details standardized and consistent.
  • By using the below standardized content list, cut and paste it into your reply post including a single landscape full tank picture of your setup(if possible and preferred).
  • If you have more information to share, then include it in the "Additional Information" section such as "Special Thanks" to any members or sponsors who've helped out with your setup - I have included suggestive examples of information you may want to include in this section, if it doesn't apply, then just delete that item out from the template.
  • Include links to your forum tank journals, photo/video galleries, youtube channel, or external tank journals.
  • FOR MTS members: If you have MTS, you should be able to post 13 of your tanks (as each post limits 13 pictures), if you have more than 13, then just type out at the bottom of your post "CONTINUED WITH MORE TANKS...."
You can always come back and make revisions and updates to your tank post by editing the post (recommended). Let your hobby buddies on this forum know about this thread so we can get as many members on board; at the end of the day, it'll benefit members and the forum.

I'M HOPING THIS THREAD REMAINS FREE FROM COMMENTS, DISCUSSIONS, AND CHATTER. I HAVE STARTED AN APPENDIX THREAD FOR COMMENTS, FEEDBACKS, OPINIONS, ETC.

PLEASE MAKE YOUR COMMENTS AND DISCUSSIONS IN THE FOLLOWING THREAD LINK:
http://www.bcaquaria.com/forum/memb...howroom-comments-discussion-36406/#post294636I

WOULD REQUEST HELP FROM MODS TO DELETE ANY CHATTER POSTS PER REQUEST OF OP OR MOVE THEM TO THE APPENDIX THREAD. MODS HAVE THE DISCRETION TO ADD, TIDY UP, STANDARDIZE THE INFORMATION, OR MODIFY AS REQUIRED. GREATLY APPRECIATED.


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THEME (Type of biotope):
South American Biotope/Southeast Asia/African Cichlid/Monster fish/No theme/Saltwater/Reefers

TANK START DATE:
TANK RETIREMENT DATE:

SETUP:

  • Tank (dimensions):
  • Tank (gallons):
  • Substrate:
  • Filtration:
  • Filter Media:
  • Lighting:
  • Hours of Lighting:
  • Heater:
  • Powerhead:
  • Controllers/Monitors:
  • Air pump/Oxygen Supply:

PARAMETERS:

  • pH:
  • GH:
  • KH:
  • Temp.:

FAUNA(Fish):

  • Current residents:
  • Former residents:

FLORA(Plants):

FURNISHINGS:

ADDITIONAL INFORMATION (if applicable):

  • Frequency of Water Changes:
  • % Water change:
  • Dosing:
  • Estimated cost of setup (not including livestock):
  • Estimate weekly maintenance time spent:
  • pH from the tap:
  • "Tank influences/inspirations":
  • "Special Thanks":
  • Breeding success stories:
  • Fish purchased from:Equipment and supplies purchased from:
  • Aquatic plants purchased from:
  • Type of food you feed your fish:
  • Water test kit used:

LINKS TO YOUR BCA TANK JOURNAL(S), PHOTO GALLERY(S), YOUTUBE CHANNEL:


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THEME (Type of biotope): South American Biotope

TANK START DATE:
February 16, 2013
TANK RETIREMENT DATE:


CURRENT SETUP
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  • Tank: 75 gallon (48x18x21)
  • Substrate: Caribsea Instant Aquarium Sunset Gold
  • Filtration: Rena Filstar xP4, Large sponge filter
  • Filter Media: Seachem Matrix, Filtration pads. Oyster shell
  • Lighting: Marineland Double Bright LED
  • Heater: Hydor ETH In-Line Heater 200w
  • pH Monitor: American Marine Pinpoint
  • Powerhead: Tunze Turbelle Nanostream Pump - 6025

PARAMETERS:

  • pH = 5.5
  • Temp.: ~30.5°C
  • GH: ~3 dGH (~50ppm)
  • KH: ~1 dKH (~15ppm)


FAUNA:

  • Corydoras Robineae (Mrs. Schwartzi's, Bannertail Corydoras)
  • Brochis Splendens (Emerald Corydoras)
  • Hyphessobrycon pulchripinnis (Lemon Tetra)
  • Hyphessobrycon copelandi (Copeland's Tetra)
  • Hemigrammus rhodostomus (True Rummynose Tetra)
  • L134 Peckoltia Compta (Leopard Frog Pleco)
  • Crenicara punctulata ('Checkerboard' Cichlid var.)
  • Symphysodon aequifaciatus aequifaciatus (Putumayo Royal Spotted Green Discus)
  • Symphysodon Heckel (Nhamunda Blue faced Heckel)

FLORA:

  • Echinodorus Amazonicus (Amazon sword)
  • Vallisneria nana

FURNISHINGS:

  • Manzanita driftwood
  • Natural River Rocks

Additional CO2 Source:

  • Metricide

Dosing:

  • NPK Macro-nutrient mix
  • CSM+B Miconutrient mix
  • DIY Root Capsules
  • Seachem Prime
  • Seachem Equilibrium
  • Epsom Salt
  • Kent's Botonica Humic and Tanic Acid
  • Amy's Ketapang Almond Leaves
  • Almond Catappa Bark
ADDITIONAL INFORMATION
  • Frequency of Water Changes: Twice per week (as at March 1, 2013, will increase in future)
  • % Water change: 50%+
  • Estimated cost of setup (not including livestock): $750+
  • Estimate weekly maintenance time spent: 2 hour
  • pH from the tap: 6.8
  • "Tank influences/inspirations": (South American theme: 2wheels2, tony1928, luke78, josephl, mykiss, charles, killifishkerry) (Tank simplicity: crazy72, bunnyrabbit, davej)
  • Fish purchased from: Fantasy Aquatics, Canadian Aquatics
  • Equipment and supplies purchased from:J&L Aquatics, BCA member, ebay, Ken's
  • Aquatic plants purchased from: Amazon sword from Fraser Aquariums in 2000, Val nana from Fantasy Aquatics
  • Type of food you feed your fish: Earthworm pellets, shrimp pellets, NLS, Freeze-dried blackworms, frozen bloodworms, live bloodworms, red wrigglers, ibunch of other ken's stuff
  • Water test kit used: API master test kit, GH/KH

LINKS TO YOUR BCA TANK JOURNAL(S), PHOTO GALLERY(S), YOUTUBE CHANNEL:
jobberdora's channel - YouTube
http://www.bcaquaria.com/forum/tank...jobbers-33g-long-south-american-biotope-9867/
http://www.bcaquaria.com/forum/tank...allon-jobbers-tank-december-14-2010-end-4548/


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THEME (Type of biotope):
South American Biotope

TANK START DATE: December 19, 2010
TANK RETIREMENT DATE: February 16, 2013

SETUP:

  • Tank (dimensions): 48x12x12
  • Tank (gallons): 33 gallon long
  • Substrate: Estes Ultra Reef Black Sand
  • Filtration: Rena Filstar xP4
  • Filter Media: Seachem Matrix, Filtration pads
  • Lighting: Marineland Double Bright LED
  • Hours of lighting: Variable but about 8 hours/day
  • Heater: Hydor ETH In-Line Heater 200w
  • Controllers/Monitors: American Marine pH Pinpoint
  • Powerhead: Hydro Koralia 525
PARAMETERS:
  • pH: 6.5
  • GH: 10 dH
  • Temp.: 26°C
FAUNA:
Current residents:
Corydora Panda
Corydora Pygmaeus
Lemon Tetra
L134 Peckoltia Compta "Leopard Frog"
L200 Hemiancistrus subviridis
Crenicara punctulata
Bristlenose Ancistrus
Otocinclus

Former residents:
L129 Hypancistrus Colombian Zebra
L201 Hypancistrus Inspector
L333 Hypancistrus sp. "Yellow King Tiger"
Apistogramma agassizii
Gold Balloon Ram
Black neon tetra
Cardinal tetra
Rummynose tetra
Skunk Corydoras
Corydoras Habrosus


FLORA:
Echinodorus Amazonicus
Hydrocotyle leucocephala "Brazilian Pennywort"
Vallisnera americana
Needleleaf Java Fern
Marimo Moss
Sagittaria subulata

FURNISHINGS:
Manzanita driftwood
Natural River Rocks

ADDITIONAL INFORMATION:
  • Frequency of Water Changes: 2~3 weekly; sometimes more
  • % Water change: 25%
  • Estimated cost of setup (not including livestock): at least $700
  • Estimate weekly maintenance time spent: varies
  • pH from the tap: 6.8 (Vancouver East)
  • "Tank influences/inspirations": 2wheels2, tony1928, luke78, josephl, mykiss, charles, killifishkerry, eternity50, crs_fan, crazy72, bunnyrabbit, davej, scholz
  • Breeding success stories: Spawned black neon tetra, pygmaeus corydoras, panda corydoras
  • Fish purchased from: Canadian Aquatics, Fantasy Aquatics, Fairdeals, USA breeder, Rogers Aquatic
  • Equipment and supplies purchased from: BCA classifieds, J&L, online, April's,
  • Aquatic plants purchased from: BCA members, Fantasy Aquatics, Canadian Aquatics, Rogers
  • Type of food you feed your fish: Earthworm pellets, NLS, Freeze Dried Bloodworms, Freeze dried Blackworms, Live blackworms, mosquitoes that I kill around the house
Dosing:

  • NPK Macro-nutrient mix,
  • CSM+B Miconutrient mix,
  • Jobe's Spikes
  • DIY Root Capsules
  • Seachem Prime
  • Seachem Equilibrium
  • Epsom Salt
  • Kent's Botonica Humic and Tanic Acid
  • Amy's Ketapang Almond Leaves
  • Almond Catappa Bark
  • Metricide as Additional CO2 Source
LINKS TO YOUR BCA TANK JOURNAL(S), PHOTO GALLERY(S), YOUTUBE CHANNEL:
jobberdora's channel - YouTube
http://www.bcaquaria.com/forum/tank...jobbers-33g-long-south-american-biotope-9867/
http://www.bcaquaria.com/forum/tank...allon-jobbers-tank-december-14-2010-end-4548/

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THEME: South American
TANK START DATE: February 2012

SETUP:
Tank (dimensions):h24w20d16
Substrate: Black estes
Filtration: Eheim Professional 3e
Filter Media: matrix, substrat pro, 6 tbls coral sand, Purigen
Lighting: Vertex Aquaristik Dolce Bianco
Hours of Lighting: 12
Heater: Aqua medic 300 w
pH Monitor: pinpoint
Controller:Digital Aquatics Reefkeeper lite

PARAMETERS:
pH: 6.4
GH:2
KH:2
Temp.: 84

FAUNA(Fish):
Current residents: Two Adult Discus: Snakeskin, 6 Microgeophagus Ramirez, 6 Corydora Pulchar, 2 L-129, 6 Otocinclus, 6 hyphessobrycon columbianus, 30 Hemigrammus rodwayi

FLORA(Plants):
Vallisneria Americana? Gigantea?

FURNISHINGS: Manzanita wood and basalt rocks

ADDITIONAL INFORMATION:
Frequency of Water Changes: 3 times a week
% Water change: 80%
Estimate weekly maintenance time spent: 4 hrs
Type of food you feed your fish: freeze dried Blackworms, frozen bloodworms, live blackworms, newlife spectum pellets.

Dosing: 1/2 teaspoon Equilibriium at each water change.

LINKS TO YOUR BCA TANK JOURNAL(S), PHOTO GALLERY(S), YOUTUBE CHANNEL:

http://www.bcaquaria.com/forum/member-photo-video-gallery-17/new-friends-34891/

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THEME (Type of biotope): South American Biotope Cichlid tank converted to mainly a South American pleco tank

TANK START DATE: January 2006

SETUP:
Tank (dimensions): 72"x 18" x 22"
Substrate: Estes river gravel
Filtration:FX5, XP3, Eheim 2028
Filter Media: Sponges, potscrubbers (only in FX5), Ehfisubtrat pro, crushed coral, Ehfimech in XP3 and 2028
Lighting: Aquaray Grobeam 500 twin strip, 3x Panorama FW modules (8000K)
Hours of Lighting: 10 hours (9 on each bank but staggered by 1 hour total)
Heater: 2x 300 Eheim Jager
pH Monitor: None
Powerhead: MJ400 with Sureflow mode, HK3, MJ400 driving Purigen reactor (TLF Phosban reactor)

PARAMETERS:
pH: 6.0 - 6.5
GH: 2 (TDS = 120 ppm after water change)
Temp.: 80 F

FAUNA(Fish):
Current residents:
L014,L024, L025, L052, L075, L091,L128, L129, L137, L147, L160, L190, L201, L241, L253, L264, L368, 1 unID'd whiptail (sold as Royal Farlowella), wild caught and domestic BNP's. Lemon tetras, 1 Red Hump Geo

Former residents:
L200, L200a, L191, L152, L090, L273, L114, L255, Chocolate cichlids, Texas cichlid, JD, EBJD, Oscar, Silver Dollar, Sailfin pleco (P. gibbiceps), L239, L177, L47, Blue Eye Pleco (P. Cochlidon).

FLORA(Plants): Java Fern, moss, Anubias

FURNISHINGS: Manzanita, pleco caves, Rock piles

ADDITIONAL INFORMATION:
Frequency of Water Changes: 2x per week
% Water change: 80%

Dosing: Modified EI (CO2 injected), only dosing K2HPO4, K2SO4. CSM+B, occasional metricide for algae control

LINKS TO YOUR BCA TANK JOURNAL(S), PHOTO GALLERY(S), YOUTUBE CHANNEL:

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THEME (Type of biotope): South American setting (not any biotope, since I planted a discus tank)

TANK START DATE: November 2010

SETUP:
Tank (dimensions): 30" x 30" x 24" Custom tank from J&L
Substrate: Estes white sand
Filtration:Eheim 2078
Filter Media: Sponges, potscrubbers (only in FX5), Ehfisubtrat pro, crushed coral, Ehfimech in XP3 and 2028
Lighting: 2 2x24w T5HO Hagen GLO DIY kit with Giesemann daylight and Aquaflora bulbs. 2x 3/4w Ecoplus moonlights and 2x white DA lunar module LED's
Hours of Lighting: 8 hours total (6 hours each, overlapped by 4 hours)
Heater: 300w Hydor ETH
pH Monitor: None, but the whole works controlled by a DA RKL controller
Powerhead: Tunze 6045, HK1

PARAMETERS:
pH: 5.5 - 6.2 (rarely measure)
GH: 1 (TDS = ~70 ppm after water change)
Temp.: 28.5 C

FAUNA(Fish):
Current residents:
L134, L333, L066, L340, Domestic BNP, Sterbai cories, Apistogramma agassizi (I think), Wild blue rams, rummy nose tetras, black neons, green fire tetras, 8 wild discus (2 Heckels, 5 Vermelho reds, 1 Maracana) and 2 Cuipera Wild X's.

Former residents:
L014, Tefe discus Emperor tetras

FLORA(Plants): Anubias nana petite, Xmas moss, Ludwigia repens, one sprig of stargrass, Crypt. wendtii, Melon sword, Amazon sword

FURNISHINGS: Manzanita stumps and sticks, flat rocks and river stones, various sized pleco caves.

ADDITIONAL INFORMATION:
Frequency of Water Changes: 3 - 4x a week
% Water change: 80%

Dosing: Modified EI at about 25% of recommended amount of KH2PO4, KNO3, and buffered by Seachem Equilibrium and Epsom salts. Metricide when I remember after a wc.

LINKS TO YOUR BCA TANK JOURNAL(S), PHOTO GALLERY(S), YOUTUBE CHANNEL:
http://www.bcaquaria.com/forum/tank-journals-16/100-gallon-square-tank-4338/

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THEME (Type of biotope): None/quarantine/growout

TANK START DATE: Some time in 2006, then converted to planted high tech in 2007 and then to quarantine/growout in 2011
TANK RETIREMENT DATE:

SETUP:

Tank (dimensions): standard 20 gallon - 24" x 12" x 18"
Substrate: Florabase left over from planted tank
Filtration: Eheim 2213
Filter Media: Ehfimech, coarse foam pad, crushed coral, Ehfisubstrat pro, fine filter pad, bagged Purigen
Lighting: Beamswork 3 w FW LED
Hours of Lighting: 5.5 hours
Heater: Fluval E 100w
Powerhead: MJ400 with venturi and foam prefilter
Controllers/Monitors: Just a Noma digital timer for the lights for now

PARAMETERS:

pH: Haven't measured in ages, but buffered by Florabase, so probably mid 6
GH: 2 (around 100 - 120 ppm TDS measured with a Milwaukee pen)
Temp.: 81 F

FAUNA(Fish):

Current residents: 3x L10a, pair of breeding LF Calico BNP, baby L600, a number of Hypan (L066, L333, L340) fry and BNP fry in a fry saver), innumerable Cherry shrimp
Former residents: Rainbow fish, neons, rummies, emperors, all kinds of different fish, including various plecos

FLORA(Plants): Anubias nana petite, Subwassertang, Cryptocoryne parva

FURNISHINGS: Manzanita and Mopani wood, pleco caves and shrimp tubes

ADDITIONAL INFORMATION (if applicable):

Frequency of Water Changes: 3 - 4x a week
% Water change: 50%
Dosing: GH Booster and Plaster of Paris to maintain GH after wc, Metricide when I remember
Estimated cost of setup (not including livestock): Tank was free, stand cost me $15 in lumber, probably $200 for all equipment
Estimate weekly maintenance time spent: 1 hour maybe
pH from the tap:
"Tank influences/inspirations":
"Special Thanks": jobber, thanks for getting rid of most of my Cherries for me and hinting that I should keep the tank running, Davej for the BNP's and my very first original Cherry shrimp, and of course all that Subwassertang
Breeding success stories: BNPs, L10a, and thousands of Cherry shrimp
Fish purchased from:Equipment and supplies purchased from: J&L, BigAll's online, Canadian Aquatics
Aquatic plants purchased from: Almost all free from friends on BCA

LINKS TO YOUR BCA TANK JOURNAL(S), PHOTO GALLERY(S), YOUTUBE CHANNEL:
No thread, just my pleco thread

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Decided to do a quick and dirty. Sorry for the water marks. Since this tank is in the laundry room and no one sees it but me, it's not as clean as my other tanks as my hands are always in there cleaning.



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THEME (Type of biotope): South American Biotope

TANK START DATE: 03-29-2011

SETUP: 70 Gallons
Tank (dimensions): 48"x18"x18"
Substrate: Playsand
Filtration: Penguin Biowheel (small one), small sponge filter, Aquanova 1200
Filter Media: Ceramic rings, filter floss, sponges, crushed coral.
Lighting: Shoplight, 48 watts.
Hours of Lighting: 4pm-midnight.
Heater: Aqueon Stealth Pro
pH Monitor: n/a
Powerhead: n/a

PARAMETERS:
pH: 7.4
GH: 14
Temp.: 82

FAUNA(Fish):
Current residents:
-1 A. Heckelii
-48 Lemon Tetras
-1 L66 King Tiger Pleco
-1 191 Royal Panaque
-2 Bristlenose Plecos

Former residents:
-3 Adult Geophagus Altifrons
-3 Juvenile Geophagus Altifrons
-Neon Tetras
-Keri's Blue Emperor Tetra
-Common Pleco
-Leporinus
-Zebra and Black Angelfish

FLORA(Plants):
-Echinodorus Major
-Hornwort
-Duckweed
-Anubias petite nana
-Java Moss
-Hygrophilia

FURNISHINGS:n/a?

ADDITIONAL INFORMATION:
Frequency of Water Changes: Weekly
% Water change: 30-50%

Dosing:
Prime- Half a cap every water change
Aquarium Salt- 3 Spoons bi weekly
Flourish- One cap every month

http://www.bcaquaria.com/forum/memb...-american-heckelii-lemon-tetras-plecos-30344/
 

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THEME (Type of biotope): South American Biotope/Southeast Asia/African Cichlid/Monster fish/No theme/Saltwater
No specific theme

TANK START DATE: Approx. Nov.2009

SETUP: 72 Gal. Fluval Osaka
Tank (dimensions): 42" l X 18" w X 24" h
Substrate: Quartz-based white silica PFS
Filtration: 2 X AC 110 HOB's
Filter Media: Sponges, filter floss, ceramic bios- purigen w/pre-filters
Lighting: 2 X 39W T5 HO
Hours of Lighting: 6/day
Heater: Eheim Jaeger 300 w
Powerhead: Hydor Koralia circ. pump

PARAMETERS:
pH: 6.0
GH: low - not recently tested
Temp.: 84 F

FAUNA(Fish):
Current residents: Discus & Corydoras

Former residents: Discus, Cories, Cardinals, Rummy-Noses

FLORA(Plants): Limnophila, Echinodorus, Hygrophila, Nymphaea, Anubias, Crypts

FURNISHINGS: Driftwood

ADDITIONAL INFORMATION:
Frequency of Water Changes: 3 X week
% Water change: 60% - 70%

Dosing: Root tab ferts, weekly dosing with Seachem liquid ferts.

LINKS TO YOUR BCA TANK JOURNAL(S), PHOTO GALLERY(S), YOUTUBE CHANNEL:

3 sets of pics - first set - late 2010; 2nd set - Sept.2011; 3rd set - mid 2012

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No recent pics - see album sets in above order:

1st set : 3RedSnakeSkins Photos by discuspaul | Photobucket
2nd set: Sept2011 Photos by discuspaul | Photobucket
3rd set: Lolliblues Photos by discuspaul | Photobucket
 

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THEME (Type of biotope): South American/African Cichlid Biotope

TANK START DATE: Nov 2011

SETUP:

Tank (dimensions):72"x18"x24" 135 gallon
Substrate:crushed coral/sand
Filtration: 2xeheim 2075+ 33 gallon sump
Filter Media: Floss/pot scrubbers/purigen
Lighting:marineland 36-48" LED doublebright
Hours of Lighting: 4.5 hours in the morning, 4.5 hours in the evening
Heater:Via Aqua 250w titanium in the sump
Powerhead: 2x Tunze-6025, Koralia 750 in the sump

PARAMETERS:

pH:7.8
GH:7-9
KH:7-9
TDS: 225-250
Temp.:24C

FAUNA(Fish):5 african peacocks, 6 clown loaches, 6 petricola synodontis, 4 Calvus, Clown pleco, L75, L91, L128, L134, L177, L190, L201, L226, L239, L244, L263, L368, L600

FLORA(Plants): Anubias (floating), Java moss in sump

FURNISHINGS:

ADDITIONAL INFORMATION (if applicable):

Frequency of Water Changes:every 5-7 days
% Water change:25-35%
Dosing:seachem Equilibrium/Alkaline/Lake malawi cichlid salt
Estimated cost of setup (not including livestock):Less than $1000
Estimate weekly maintenance time spent:2 hours
pH from the tap:6.8
"Tank influences/inspirations":[email protected] Aquatics, 2wheelsx2
"Special Thanks":[email protected] Aquatics, [email protected] Aquatics, BCAQUARIA
Fish purchased from:Most plecos from Canadian Aquatics, Most Africans from Fairdeals

LINKS TO YOUR BCA TANK JOURNAL(S), PHOTO GALLERY(S), YOUTUBE CHANNEL:

http://www.bcaquaria.com/forum/tank-journals-16/african-pleco-adventure-21703/

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THEME : No Theme

TANK START DATE: August 11, 2012
TANK RETIREMENT DATE: When the right time comes :)

SETUP:

Tank (dimensions): 48" x 18.5" x 24"
Substrate: ADA Aquasoil Amazonia II
Filtration: Eheim 2217 Classic, Rena XP 2
Filter Media: Eheim, Bio Balls
Lighting: Sunlight Tek Elite
Hours of Lighting: 10 hrs.
Heater: 350 W Hydor Inline
Powerhead:
Controllers/Monitors: American Marine Inc. Pinpoint

PARAMETERS:

pH: 6.2
GH:
Temp.: 82

FAUNA(Fish):
Current residents: Stendker Discus Pair, Cardinal Tetras, Red Cherry Shrimps
Former residents: Bosemani Rainbows

FLORA(Plants):
Foreground: Hemianthus Cuba
Mid: Blyxa Japonica
Background: Pogostemon Stellata, Alternathera Reineckii, Rotala Macandra

FURNISHINGS: Rocks

ADDITIONAL INFORMATION (if applicable):

Frequency of Water Changes: once a week
% Water change: 50%
Dosing: EI Method
Estimated cost of setup (not including livestock): $$$$
Estimate weekly maintenance time spent: 2 hours
pH from the tap: 6.8
"Tank influences/inspirations": Jannima's Discus Planted Tank, Bien Lim's planted tanks, Oliver Knott
"Special Thanks": Pareng Bennedict a.k.a. pieces71, Rommel a.k.a. MELLO, Bien Lim, Pat a.k.a. MyKiss
Breeding success stories:
Fish purchased from: MELLO, MyKiss
Equipment and supplies purchased from: MyKiss, J&L Aquatics, King Ed, PetSmart Bellingham, PetCo Bellingham
Aquatic plants purchased from: Bien Lim, MyKiss

LINKS TO YOUR BCA TANK JOURNAL(S), PHOTO GALLERY(S), YOUTUBE CHANNEL:

90G CO2 Injected Planted Tank

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THEME (Type of biotope): No theme

TANK START DATE: August 29, 2012
TANK RETIREMENT DATE: February 8, 2013

SETUP:

•Tank (dimensions): 36" x 12" x 12" (22gal long)
•Substrate: Eco Complete
•Filtration: Eheim Ecco 2236
•Filter Media: Filter Floss, Eheim Substrat
•Lighting: Odyssea 3x 3T5HO9watt bulbs
•Hours of Lighting: 2 hours 1 bulb, 6 hours 2 bulbs
•Heater: Eheim Jager 75watt
•Powerhead:
•Controllers/Monitors: Milwaukee pH controller & monitor mc122

PARAMETERS:

•pH: 7.1
•GH: 4
•Temp.: 77

FAUNA(Fish):
•Current residents: Dwarf Neon Rainbows, Gertrudae Rainbows, Signifer Rainbows, Threadfin Rainbows, Affinis and Zebra Otos, Crosso Reticulatus, , Rummy Noses, Ramshorn Snails

FLORA(Plants): Pogostemon stellatus, Nesaea Crassicaulis, Hemianthus callitrichoides 'Cuba', Bacopa Caroliniana, Taiwan Moss, Limnophila aromatica, Pogostemon erectus, Pogostemon helferi - Downoi, Ranunculus inundatas, Staurogyne repens, Ludwigia inclinata, Ludwigia inclinata var verticillata "cuba", Lindernia rotundifolia 'variegated', Ludwigia Glandulosa, Riccia fluitans, Rotala wallichi, Rotala macranda, Echinodorus tenellus, Hydrocotyle verticillata, Myriophyllum sp. 'red stem', Hydrophila pinnatifida, Cabomba piauhyensis

FURNISHINGS: 2x pieces of drift wood, 2x flat stones

ADDITIONAL INFORMATION (if applicable):

•Frequency of Water Changes: 1x/wk
•% Water change: 50%
•Dosing: 10ppm KSO4; 9ppm KNO3; 1ppm KPO4
•Estimated cost of setup (not including livestock): $450
•Estimate weekly maintenance time spent: LOTS, lots of trimming since stem plants kept outgrowing the tank
•pH from the tap: 7.2
•"Tank influences/inspirations": collectoritis
•"Special Thanks": Airbaggedmazda, Algae Beater, April, Bien Lim, Blurry, Crimper, CRS Fan, gouedi, Rastapus
•Fish purchased from: April, Fantasy Aquatics, Canadian Aquatics Equipment and supplies purchased from: Canadian Aquatics, Craigslist, Blurry, Bien Lim, J&L Aquatics
•Aquatic plants purchased from: Algae Beater, Fantasy Aquatics, Roger's Aquatics, Blurry, Bien Lim

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THEME (Type of biotope): South American Biotope/No theme

TANK START DATE: October 7, 2012
TANK RETIREMENT DATE: As soon as I have enough funds to rip down the house and rebuild with half basement fish room!

SETUP:
  • Tank (dimensions): 180g (6'x2'x2')
  • Substrate: Eco-complete Black
  • Filtration: Marineland Sump model 4
  • Filter Media: Filter floss, Purigen, Biochem Stars/Pot scrubbers, Bio-wheels
  • Lighting: 156w Giesemann Pure Actinic, 234w Giessmann Aquaflora 156w 6400k Daylight
  • Hours of Lighting: 11:30am - 1pm Pure Actinic, 12:30-7pm Giessmann Aquaflora, 2pm-4pm Daylight, 6:30pm - 11pm Pure Actinic
  • Heater: 2x Aqueon 250w
  • Powerhead: Return pumps 2x Rio+ 2500
  • Controllers/Monitors: Digital Aquatics Reef Keeper Lite

PARAMETERS:
  • pH: 7.8
  • GH: 7
  • KH: 6
  • Temp.: 79.5F

FAUNA(Fish):
  • Current residents:
    • 40 Rummynose Tetra
    • 3 Glowlight Tetra
    • 3 Cardinal Tetra
    • 1 Male Blue Superdelta Betta
    • 1 Male Black/White Halfmoon Betta
    • 1 Male Red Veil Tail Betta
    • 3 Female Betta
    • 10 Oto
    • 2 Male Silvertip BNP
    • 1 Female Silvertip BNP
    • 1 Female Long Fin Pleco
    • 1 Female Long Fin Albino Pleco
    • 1 "L144", I know its not actually that, but that is what it was sold to me as...
    • 1 Calico Pleco
    • 50+ 1/4" BNP fry, father is Silvertip, mother is most likely Long Fin or Long Fin Albino
  • Former residents:
    • 2 Female Betta
    • 1 female Silvertip BNP

FLORA(Plants):
  • Ludwigia repens 'Rubin'
  • Echinodorus Red Flame
  • Echinodorus Ozelot
  • Hygrophila difformis
  • Alternanthera reineckii 'Purple' (lilacina)
  • Dwarf Hair Grass
  • Java Fern

FURNISHINGS:
  • 2 pieces of drift wood
  • Lots of Dragon Stone
  • 2 Texas Holey Rock

ADDITIONAL INFORMATION (if applicable):
  • Frequency of Water Changes: Every 2 weeks
  • % Water change: 20%
  • Dosing: EI fert dosing, plus GH, KH buffering and Prime on Water change
  • Estimated cost of setup (not including livestock): Can't make that public knowledge otherwise wife will kill me! =)
  • Estimate weekly maintenance time spent: 2 hours
  • pH from the tap: 7.2
  • Breeding success stories: Just had some of my pleco's spawn
  • Fish purchased from: Canadian Aquatics, Fantasy Aquatics, IPU, Canadian Aqua Farms
  • Aquatic plants purchased from: Aquaflora through King Ed

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THEME (Type of biotope): Invert only Tank

TANK START DATE: April 1st/2012
TANK RETIREMENT DATE: June 14th/2012 - Upgraded to 10G Tank, switched focus to CPO breeding

SETUP:
Tank: Hagen Elite 5G - 17-3/4"x7-1/8"x9-7/8"
Substrate: Crushed Coral
Filtration: Single Air Driven Sponge Filter
Filter Media: Foam, Substrate, Plants
Lighting: Hagen 9W Stock Light
Hours of Lighting: Varied from 10-12 hours at first, eventually adjusted to 9 hours a day - 7 days a week.
Heater: Marina 10W
Air pump: Fusion 100

PARAMETERS:
pH:7.5
Temp:75F

FAUNA(Inverts):
All Prior Residents:
Micro Crabs (Limnopilos Naiyanetri)
Crystal White Shrimp (Caridina Cantonensis)
Blueberry Shrimp (Neocaridina Heteropoda or Caridina Babaulti)
Red-Nosed Shrimp (Caridina Gracilirostris)
Hitchhiker Pond Snail

FLORA(Plants):
Ludwigia Ovalus
Java Fern
Java Moss
Moss Ball
Duckweed

FURNISHINGS:
Driftwood, Limestone

ADDITIONAL INFORMATION:
First "Dive" back into "fish"keeping.
Frequency of Water Changes: 20% once per week
Dosing: Flourish Comprehensive
Estimated cost of setup (not including livestock): Under $60
Estimate weekly maintenance time spent: 2 hours
"Tank influences/inspirations": Dwarf Shrimps - didn't know they existed, once I did, started a small tank... Then saw Micro Crabs...
Breeding success stories: Blueberry Shrimps - I started with One female - Now I have them in multiple tanks.
Red-Nosed shrimps - Not exactly successful at breeding, though was able to raise a couple fry to 7 days, unfortunately with no brackish tank setup they couldn't develop through the final stages.
Inverts purchased from: Pet Boutique
Equipment and supplies purchased from: Pet Boutique
Type of food you fed your inverts: Fluval Shrimp Pellets, Hikari Algae Wafers & Frozen Bloodworms
Water test kit used: API Test Strips

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THEME (Type of biotope): Mixed Species Planted Community - No Theme

ORIGINAL TANK (15g) START DATE: April 28th 2012
UPGRADE TANK (33g) START DATE: December 16th 2012
TANK RETIREMENT DATE: We Shall See....

SETUP:
Tank;
Original: 15G (24"x12.5"x12")
Current: 33G (36"x12"x17.5")
Substrate: SeaChem Black Flourite
Filtration;
Custom: Fluval Nano Canister w/ Spray Bar - Modified w/ Elite Air Driven Dual Sponge Filter
(5 "T" Junctions - 6 Foam Sponges) - x1
Hydor Koralia Nano (240gph) wrapped with Bio-Sponge (Large-Short) - x2
Filter Media: 6 Small Sponges, 2 Bio-Sponges, Substrate, Plants
Lighting: 36" Odyssea T5HO Fixture (39Wx2), Hagen Glo T5HO Bulbs (1x6700k LifeGlo, 1x18000k PowerGlo)
Hours of Lighting: 1 bulb 10 Hours (8-6) 3 bulbs 5 Hours (10:18-3:18), 7 Days a Week
Heater: 150W Eheim Jager Heater (76F)
Air Supply: Fusion Quiet Power 700 feeding 6 air stones via 2 - 4-way gang valves
Powerhead: See Filtration
Controllers/Monitors: Timer for Light

PARAMETERS:
pH: 7.0
GH: 5.6
KH: 2.8
Temp: 76F

FAUNA (Fish and Shrimp):
Current residents:
?2? Worm (Phylum Annelida: Oligochaeta)
1 Male Guppy (Poecilia Reticulata)
1 Banded Dwarf Loach (Yunnanilus Cruciatus)
?1? Blue Pearl Shrimp Fry (Neocaridina Zhangjiajiensis)
2 Lampeye Killies (Aplocheilichthys Normani)
2 Clown Killies (Pseudepiplatys Annulatus)
2 Vampire Shrimp (Atyopsis Gabonensis)
2 Panda Loach (Protomyzon Pachychilus)
3 Gold Lined Loach (Sewellia Lineolata)
3 Flower Shrimp (Atyopsis Moluccensis)
4 Orange Sunkist Shrimp (Caridina Propinqua)
5 Orange Eye Blue Tiger Shrimp (Caridina Cantonensis)
5 Anchor Catfish (Hara Jerdoni)
9 Blackwing Hatchetfish (Carnegiella Marthae)
9 Marble Hatchetfish (Carnegiella Strigata)

Former residents:
"Mini" - Lampeye Killi (Aplocheilichthys Normani)
3 Blue Shrimp (Neocaridina?)
1 Orange Eye Blue Tiger Shrimp (Caridina Cantonensis)
8 Blue Pearl Shrimp (Neocaridina Zhangjiajiensis)

FLORA (Plants):
Floating Pcs of Riccia, Pearl Weed, Pygmy Chain Sword, Fissidens Moss, Java Moss
1 Coffee Anubias (Anubias Barteri "Coffeefolia")
1 Patch Fissidens Moss (Fissidens Fontanus)
1 Small Java Fern (Microsorum Pteropus)
1 Riccia Rock (Riccia Fluitans)
2 Moss Balls (Chladophora Aegagropila)
2 Giant Hygro (Hygrophila Corymbosa)
3 Echinodorus Vesuvius (Echinodorus Angustifolia)
3 Echinodorus Aflame
4 bunches Pygmy Chain Sword (Echinodorus Tenellus)

FURNISHINGS:
Slate, River Rock, Driftwood

ADDITIONAL INFORMATION:
Frequency of Water Changes: Currently Adjusting, Average Once a Week
% Water change: 25% Average
Dosing: Flourish Comprehensive (10mL each WC, 3mL Daily in between), Nutrafin KH Booster & African Cichlid Conditioner (to bring wc water to pH7.0), Almond Leaves
Types of foods used: Hikari Algae Wafers, FD & Frozen Bloodworms, Guppy Pellets. Nutrafin Livebearer flake & Tropical Flake. Canadian Aqua Farm Freeze-Dried Blackworms, FD BW w/ Spinach, FD Brine Shrimp. Live Wingless Fruit Flies
Estimated cost of setup (not including livestock): Under $600...
Estimate weekly maintenance time spent: 6 Hours +/- could spend less
pH from the tap: Varies from below 5.0 to 5.5
Water test kit used: Generic TDS Meter, Nutrafin Liquid tests; pH, NH3, No2, No3, GH, KH

"Tank influences/inspirations": Originally Inspired to start up a new tank by 2 Old Pets - One Hybrid Cornsnake (Red/Albino Cross) Named "Viper", and an Albino Killifish (Trying very hard to remember which species) named "Killi". The 15G I started with was "Viper's" Tank, the 33G is similar dimensions to the tank "Killi" was in (would eat other fish larger than himself - I'm still trying to figure that one out)
I had never tried a "Community" tank before, and since I got back into "aquarium-ing" via dwarf shrimps, I figured I would try a mixed fish/shrimp planted tank, with some mid-high light plants and no co2. Went well in the 15G till the fish I added grew up, then moved to the 33G. Much better size for them.
Scape design is a culmination of various tanks I saw while surfing over the months before set-up, and what I thought would work best for creating different flow zones with minimal equipment in the tank.
So far so good :)

"Special Thanks": Jasonator for the tank/stand/heater/glass, kacairns for the light/driftwood, Fish Rookie for the 1st Hydor Koralia, Emily for the plant trimmings, Reckon for the Riccia Rock, waynet for the OEBT's, Frank at Ebi-Ken for the OEBT's and Panda Loaches, Charles & Pat at Canadian Aquatics for the Blackwing Hatchets/TDS Meter/Almond Leaves, Canadian Aqua Farm for the Freeze Dried foods, fxbillie for the driftwood, Pet Boutique for the livestock/plants/equipment/supplies/help, and of course BCA and Members for all the help/support/advice since I've joined. :)

Breeding success stories: Lampeye Killifish - During summer they were as prolific as the guppies!, unfortunately I didn't have an empty tank to transfer eggs to and raise fry, although 1 survived in the tank ("L.O"), and I found 4 in a bucket with plant trimmings! (was sitting at room temp w/ no wc's for 3 weeks - 1G bucket), 3 survived and are doing well.
Most recently I was able to artificially hatch some Blue Pearl Shrimp eggs.
Fish and Shrimp purchased from: Pet Boutique, Mr Pets, Canadian Aquatics, Ebi-Ken, waynet
Equipment and supplies purchased from: Pet Boutique, Mr Pets, Jasonator, kacairns, fish rookie
Aquatic plants purchased from: Pet Boutique, Canadian Aquatics

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THEME (Type of biotope): No theme

TANK START DATE: 08/2009
TANK RETIREMENT DATE: 11/2011

SETUP:

•Tank (dimensions):48"x16"x24"
•Substrate:Eco-complete
•Filtration:Eheim 2026
•Filter Media:Eheim stock media
•Lighting:GLO dual 48" 54w T5
•Hours of Lighting:timer 8hrs
•Heater:200w
•Powerhead:nil
•Controllers/Monitors:8 hrs pressurized CO2, 1.5 bps

PARAMETERS:

•pH:6.8
•GH:?
•Temp.:75F

FAUNA(Fish):
•Current residents:20 rummynoses, dozens red cherry shrimps
•Former residents:

FLORA(Plants): HC,blyxa japonica,cryptocoryne wendtii,ludwigia arcuata,rotala macrandra,rotala macradra 'narrow leaf',subwassertang,hygrophila polysperma

FURNISHINGS:7 pieces driftwoods

ADDITIONAL INFORMATION (if applicable):

•Frequency of Water Changes:every 2weeks
•% Water change:40%
•Dosing:3 times every week alternating macros and micros every other day, no dosing on 7th day.
•Estimated cost of setup (not including livestock):
•Estimate weekly maintenance time spent:1 hour (once plants filled in and parameters stabled)
•"Special Thanks":
•Breeding success stories:
•Fish purchased from:Equipment and supplies purchased from:
•Aquatic plants purchased from:BCA members

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THEME (Type of biotope): Planted Community

TANK START DATE: 1 year ago
TANK RETIREMENT DATE: as soon as the rest of the fish sell!

SETUP:

Tank (dimensions): 125 gallon 6 footer
Substrate: silica sand (formerly silica and eco complete)
Filtration: Eheim 2080
Filter Media: Ehiem media + purigen
Lighting: twin Odysea 36" T5HOx 3
Hours of Lighting: 10 total, 2 on for 6 hours, all three on for 4 hours (on both light fixutres)
Heater: AquaHeat 300w
Powerhead: Hydor
Controllers/Monitors: Eyes and Ears, and nose and mouth i suppose
Air pump/Oxygen Supply: - Does CO2 fit here???

PARAMETERS:

pH: 7.2
GH: never tested on this tank though equilibrium was dosed with each water change
Temp.: 77

FAUNA(Fish):

Current residents:
Former residents: Angels, Rams, Clown Loaches, Geos, Black Spot Tetras, Pearl Danios, Rainbows, bn plecos, clown plecos, tiger panaque, royal pleco, kribs,

FLORA(Plants): First setup: Java Fern, Dwarf Sag, Vals, Pogostemon, Amazon Sword,
Second setup: Java Fern, Vals, Pogostemon

FURNISHINGS: Lots of driftwood

ADDITIONAL INFORMATION (if applicable):

Frequency of Water Changes: Weekly
% Water change: 50
Dosing: Prime, Equilibrium and very rarely Flourish Comprehensive
Estimated cost of setup (not including livestock): $1000
Estimate weekly maintenance time spent: 2 hours
pH from the tap: don't know
"Tank influences/inspirations": BCA's Planted section
"Special Thanks": Mferko for the great deal, Cowis for some awesome photos, and everyone who posts in the planted section for all the advice and information.
Breeding success stories: Angel Fish 67 fry grown out and sold
Fish purchased from:Equipment and supplies purchased from: Mostly IPU + Canadian Aquatics + private sales
Aquatic plants purchased from: IPU, neoh, CRS Fan

LINKS TO YOUR BCA TANK JOURNAL(S), PHOTO GALLERY(S), YOUTUBE CHANNEL:
First Incarnation: http://www.bcaquaria.com/forum/tank-journals-16/125g-angel-planted-update-23874/
Second Incarnation: http://www.bcaquaria.com/forum/tank-journals-16/125-gallon-angel-tank-half-sold-rescape-34481/

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THEME (Type of biotope):Mixed Reef Tank
TANK START DATE: December 13, 2012

SETUP:

•Tank: ADA 60P
•Substrate: Carib Sea Live Sand (20lbs)
•Filtration: Cadlights pipeless protein skimmer, Cadlights nano bio reactor, Eheim compact 1000 return pump.
•Filter Media: vertex bio pellets
•Lighting: PHAROS 90W LED from aQled
•Hours of lighting: 12 hours/day with controller (sunset/sunrise)
•Heater: Visitherm Heater 150W
•Controllers/Monitors: None
•Powerhead: vortech mp 10 es

PARAMETERS:

•pH: 8.0
•Alkalinity: 1.023
•KH: 200ppm
•Calcium: 450
•Temp.: 26°C

FAUNA:
Current residents:
2 x False Percula Clown Fish
Potters Angel
Mystery Wrasse
Yellow Watchman Goby

Former residents:
Neon wrasse
Tiger Pistol Shrimp

CORALS:
Blue tipped elegance coral
Frogspawn
Pulsating Xenia
Flower Pot Coral
Torch Coral
Green Leather Coral
Green Magician Paly
Galaxea
Purple Mushroom
Orange Zoanthids
Meteor Shower Cyphastrea
Red Hard Coral (Need ID)

FURNISHINGS:
Bali (Indonesian) Live Rock
ADDITIONAL INFORMATION:

•Frequency of Water Changes: 1 weekly
•% Water change: 10%
•Estimated cost of setup (not including livestock): at least $1300
•Estimate weekly maintenance time spent: varies
•pH from the tap through RO/DI: 5.0 (Burnaby South)
•"Tank influences/inspirations": Seahorse_Fanatic
•Breeding success stories: None
•Fish purchased from: JL Aquatics, King Ed Pets
•Equipment and supplies purchased from: BCA classifieds, J&L, King Ed Pets, Aquariums West, Cadlights, aQled.
•Corals Purchased from: BCA members, Rogers Aquatics, King Ed Pets.
•Type of food you feed your fish/corals: Blood worms, frozen brine shrimp, tetra color tropical granules, hikari seaweed extreme, KENT phytoplex.
Dosing:
•Dry dosing of CaCl2 and MgSO4
•ZEOvit Nano-Power Reef Additives
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THEME (Type of biotope):Saltwater/Reefers

TANK START DATE: Jan 18th 2013
TANK RETIREMENT DATE: hopefully a long time from now

SETUP:

Tank (dimensions): standard 20 gallon
Substrate: Marine sand (unknown brand or origin)
Filtration: AC 30 with only carbon and a Remora Nano Skimmer
Filter Media: Carbon sheets
Lighting: aQ.LED Pro 24"
Hours of Lighting: 12 hour with full sunrise/sunset cycle
Heater: Fluval
Powerhead: Hydor K4
Controllers/Monitors: none
Air pump/Oxygen Supply: none

PARAMETERS:

pH: 8.2
Temp.: 77
S.G.: 1.025

FAUNA(Fish):

Current residents: 2 Clown Fish, 1 firefish Goby, 4 hermit crabs, 1 scooter blenny, 2 cleaner shrimp

CORAL: Colt Coral, Electric Green Candycane, Hammer Coral, Zoas, Green Button Polyps, Leather coral, Flowerpot, Zenia, unknown other

ADDITIONAL INFORMATION (if applicable):

Frequency of Water Changes: Weekly
% Water change: 10%
Dosing: Reef Buffer
Estimated cost of setup (not including livestock): $500
Estimate weekly maintenance time spent: varies
pH from the tap: untested
"Tank influences/inspirations": Frank from aQ. LED's fantastic cube display tank, J&L's front door display, Tommy - Ultreef's amazing 90gallon
"Special Thanks": Harp - Purple Monkey, Frank from aQ.LED, John - Dizturbd1, Tommy - Ultreef
Breeding success stories: not yet
Fish purchased from:Equipment and supplies purchased from:IPU, J&L and private sales
Aquatic plants purchased from:
Type of food you feed your fish: Mysis shrimp, bloodworms, sinking pellets

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Predatory Community - Monster Fish

Built - October 2011
Currently Running

Setup:
Tank (dimensions): Custom designed 315 gallon acrylic tank. 7 Feet Long, 3 Wide, 2 High
Filtration: Custom Sump Filtration (150 Gallon)
Filter Media: Bacteria house media, japanese mat, k1 moving bed technology, ceramic rings, crush coral
Lighting: x2 3 feet Compact Flo. lighting units
Hours of Lighting: 1 hour a week?
Heater: 1000w Jehmco Heater & Controller
Powerhead: Hydor Koralia Magnum 6 & Koralia 4
UV: Coralife turbo twist 36w
Controllers/Monitors: PH Pinpoint Monitor
Air pump/Oxygen Supply: Hiblow 20 air pump, Azoo auto power on back up air pump, APC backup power model 1500

Parameters
PH: 7.2
Temp: 82F

Residents:
Current: 24 inch red tail golden arowana, 18-19 inch widebar datnoid, 12 inch clown loach, x3 18 inch spinibarbus hollandi, x3 8 inch super red severums
Former: F2 black diamond leopoldi stingrays, captive bred kelberi bahia peacock bass

Maintenance:
Frequency of Water Changes: Once a week
% Water change: 40% straight from tap
Dosing: Anti chlorine, aquarium salt, baking soda to buffer PH
Estimated cost of setup (not including livestock): Too much.
Estimate weekly maintenance time spent: 1 hour
PH from the tap: 6.5
Fish purchased from:Equipment and supplies purchased from: Tank from Titan Aquatics, Phoenix Arizona. Furniture stand, locally custom made.
Type of food you feed your fish: Hikari Pellets, Smelt, Prawn

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Website: www.exoticaquaria.ca
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THEME (Type of biotope): No theme

TANK START DATE: February 2013

SETUP:

Tank (dimensions): 12.5"L x 7"D x 8 1/4"H
Tank (gallons): 3.5 gallons
Substrate: CaribSea Aragonite
Filtration: Fluval 1+ Internal Filter
Filter Media: Sponge
Lighting: Atman Clip-on Light (I'm unsure of the wattage)
Hours of Lighting: 8-11 hours
Heater: Aqueon Mini Heater (10 watt)

PARAMETERS:

pH: 7.8
Temp.: 24 celsius

FAUNA(Fish):
Current residents: Golden Apple Snail

FLORA(Plants): Windelov Fern

FURNISHINGS: Locally Collected Sticks & River Stones. Ferns tied to black lava rock.

ADDITIONAL INFORMATION (if applicable):

Frequency of Water Changes: once a week or so
% Water change: 30%
Dosing: pinch of Equilibrium
Estimated cost of setup (not including livestock): about $65
Estimate weekly maintenance time spent: 5 minutes
pH from the tap: 6.0
Fish purchased from: snail was given to me
Equipment and supplies purchased from: North America Pet Store, J & L Aquatics, King Ed's
Aquatic plants purchased from: came from another tank of mine
Type of food you feed your fish: Hikari Algae Wafers & Hikari Carnivore Pellets

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THEME (Type of biotope): No theme

TANK START DATE: August(?) 2013
TANK RETIREMENT DATE: soon

SETUP:

Tank (dimensions): 20"L x 7"D x 11 3/4"H
Tank (gallons): 5 gallons
Substrate: Estes Black Sand
Filtration: Fluval Spec Stock Filtration System
Filter Media: Sponge & Bio Balls
Lighting: Fluval Spec Stock LED
Hours of Lighting: 10 hours
Heater: Aqueon Mini Heater (10 watt)
Powerhead: Fluval Spec Stock Powerhead/Pump

PARAMETERS:

pH: 6.0
Temp.: 24 celsius

FAUNA(Fish):
Current residents: 1.1 Betta albimarginata & 1 Sparkling Pygmy Gourami
Former residents: 4 Sparkling Pygmy Gouramis

FLORA(Plants): Windelov Fern & Java Fern

FURNISHINGS: Shrimp Tube & ? Root. Ferns tied to black lava rocks.

ADDITIONAL INFORMATION (if applicable):

Frequency of Water Changes: once a week
% Water change: 30-40%
Dosing: couple drops of Flourish once a month
Estimated cost of setup (not including livestock): $145
Estimate weekly maintenance time spent: 10 minutes
pH from the tap: 6.0
Fish purchased from: BCAquaria Auction & Fantasy Aquatic
Equipment and supplies purchased from: Petsmart, J & L Aquatics, The Wet Spot (Oregon)
Aquatic plants purchased from: came from another tank of mine
Type of food you feed your fish: Whiteworms, Grindal Worms, Live Brine Shrimp, Omega One Flakes

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THEME (Type of biotope): Free style

TANK START DATE:
TANK RETIREMENT DATE:

SETUP:

Tank (dimensions): 8ft x 7ft x 3.5ft
Tank (gallons): 1200 gallon
Substrate: None
Filtration: 180 gallon Sump and pool sand filter
Filter Media: k1 media, pot scrubber, ceramic ring
Lighting: 2 x 4 ft shop light
Hours of Lighting: 10 hours
Heater: 1500W
Powerhead: 2 hydor koralia 8
Controllers/Monitors: still saving up for it
Air pump/Oxygen Supply: HiBlow HP 80 Air Pump

PARAMETERS:

pH: 7.1
GH: n/a
KH: n/a
Temp.: 27 Celsius

FAUNA(Fish):

Current residents: Asian arowana, stingray and some cichlids
Former residents: Too many to list :)

FLORA(Plants): n/a

FURNISHINGS:

ADDITIONAL INFORMATION (if applicable):

Frequency of Water Changes: drip system about 6Gallon an hour
% Water change: 25% every 2 weeks.
Dosing: none
Estimated cost of setup (not including livestock): $5000
Estimate weekly maintenance time spent: 2 hours
pH from the tap: 7.0
"Tank influences/inspirations": Monster fish keepers
"Special Thanks": My Wife
Breeding success stories: cichlids and stingray
Fish purchased from:Equipment and supplies purchased from: Canadian Aquatics, Mike exotic, BCaquaria
Aquatic plants purchased from: n/a
Type of food you feed your fish: Sole fish, prawn and grand sumo

LINKS TO YOUR BCA TANK JOURNAL(S), PHOTO GALLERY(S), YOUTUBE CHANNEL:

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setup:
tank: 230 acrylic tank with rounded corners dual overflow and bottom bulkheads.
substrate: pool filter sand
filtration:fx5 full of media, 60 gal sump with 15 gal bioballs ceramic media and sponges 1200gph return pump
heater: titanium all metal
light: oddysea three bulb t5

parameters
6.7 ph
others ill test tonight
temp 80 f

current fish
black arow tbar and geos

feed: smelt,bloodworm, pellet, shrimp


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THEME: Rockscape turned SA biotope'ish

TANK START DATE: Apr '12
TANK RETIREMENT DATE: N/A

SETUP:

Tank (dimensions): 75x45x45cm
Tank (gallons): 38g/171l
Substrate: ADA additives, Powersand S, Aquasoil Amazonia reg. and powder
Filtration: Eheim 2217, Cal 13/17mm filter pipes
Filter Media: Eheim macaroni and cocoa puff, standard filter pad x 2, no carbon pad
Lighting: DIY LED w/ sunrise sunset controller. 8 x 3w XML cool white, 4 x 3w XML warm
Hours of Lighting: 11hr total, 6 hour on full
Heater: Hydor Inline 200w
Powerhead: nothing originally, added a small 125gph recently
Controllers/Monitors: DIM4 light controller. Drop checkers
Air pump/Oxygen Supply: none, just surface agitation, occasionally lots when h20 level low via Lily pipe. CO2 was pressurized via GLA reg and 10lb bottle, currently running DIY w champagne yeast

PARAMETERS:

pH: 6.2-6.4 last i looked
GH: never tested
KH: 5
Temp.: currently runnning 79f

FAUNA(Fish):
Current residents: 5x Lemon tetra, 5x Rummynose Tetra, 6x Adult Dicrossus mac's (2 fry in breeder), 2x Oto's, 2 CRS, 1 PFR, 3 2yr old Amano's
Former residents: Lots of lemons, a few CPD's

FLORA(Plants): Crypt parva, C. lucens, C. becktii 'petchi', C. nurii, Hygro polysperma 'ceylon', Rotala nanjenshan, Ludwigia arcuata, Downoi, Neasae crassicalus Tonia belem (none left :( ). newer additions include: A. reineckii, Cyrpt balansae, Aflame sword. mind my spelling on some of these

FURNISHINGS: Ryouh stone, recently added arbutus

ADDITIONAL INFORMATION (if applicable):

Frequency of Water Changes: once a week for the first 4-5 months, recently once every 10 days or so
% Water change: 20-30%
Dosing: EI dry dosing, recently very little
Estimated cost of setup (not including livestock): lost track once over $2000, but somewhere around there....
Estimate weekly maintenance time spent:1/2-1hr
pH from the tap: 7
"Tank influences/inspirations": aquascaping and planted tanks in general, natural landscapes, IALPC, and of course everyones beautiful tanks out there and of course here at BCA

"Special Thanks": all the awesome members and sponsers here. especially Miyabi Aqua (and Aquariums west) for making ADA available to us all. And a huge thanks to Charles and Patrick for all every shipment of amazing livestock! and my LFS of course

Breeding success stories: 21 Lemon tetra fry, were left in the tank until adults and moved to my 55g. Currently have 2 dicrossus fry in a breeder, had about 7 spawns total, but no successful care yet shown by the mother, she will eat the eggs before 60 hrs

Fish purchased from: Canadian Aquatics, Island Pet Zone

Equipment and supplies purchased from: all over the continent

Aquatic plants purchased from: Aquaflora via Canadian Aquatics

Type of food you feed your fish: frozen bloodworms, frozen mysis, frozen mixed blend, tropical flake, veggie cichlid pellets -baby sinking, kens cichlid pellets, repashy veg and comm., blanched zucchini once in a blue moon

Water test kit used: outdated master test kit, kH kit, drop cheker

LINKS TO YOUR BCA TANK JOURNAL(S), PHOTO GALLERY(S), YOUTUBE CHANNEL:

http://www.bcaquaria.com/forum/tank-journals-16/ada-75-p-dicrossus-fry-27762/

MOST RECENT PICTURE OF TANK SETUP - old pic for now.....will update



current pic mar 2013



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THEME (Type of biotope): No theme

TANK START DATE: Apr 2011
TANK RETIREMENT DATE: possibly soon

SETUP:

Tank (dimensions): 23"l x 13"h x 9-11"d
Tank (gallons): 13g bowfront
Substrate: Fluval stratum
Filtration: Eheim 2213, cal lily pipes
Filter Media: standard Eheim no carbon pad
Lighting: GLO T5H0 24w, geissman midday
Hours of Lighting: 12
Heater: Fluval m 100w
Powerhead: none
Controllers/Monitors: none
Air pump/Oxygen Supply: none, surface agitation. DIY Co2 champagne yeast

PARAMETERS:

pH: 6.7
GH: dont know
KH: 5
Temp.: 76f

FAUNA(Fish):
Current residents: 7 pink danios, many small snails
Former residents: rummynose, CPD's, CRS mixed grades, PFR's, Amano's,

FLORA(Plants): HC, Dwarf hairgrass, unknown rotala, Blyxa j., A. reineckii, java moss, xmass moss, lilaeopsis m., something else....

FURNISHINGS: Natural rocks, currently some driftwood

ADDITIONAL INFORMATION (if applicable):

Frequency of Water Changes: when it needs it, once a month-ish
% Water change: 30%
Dosing: none, tried EI dry dosing but stopped due to algae
Estimated cost of setup (not including livestock): cant recall, roughly $400-500
Estimate weekly maintenance time spent: 1hr when it was in its prime, now maybe 5 mins
pH from the tap: 7
"Tank influences/inspirations": first planted tank, no real influence other than discovering the hobby
"Special Thanks": Mykiss for the CRS last year
Breeding success stories: had a few CRS shrimplets that "disappeared" thanks to some CPD's
Fish purchased from: Island petzone. Can Aquatics, Aquar Central.
Equipment and supplies purchased from: All over
Aquatic plants purchased from: LFS's
Type of food you feed your fish: mixed bag of shrimp food and mainly the same as what goes in the tank above
Water test kit used: master test kit, KH kit, drop checker

LINKS TO YOUR BCA TANK JOURNAL(S), PHOTO GALLERY(S), YOUTUBE CHANNEL:

http://www.bcaquaria.com/forum/member-photo-video-gallery-17/13g-rimless-bow-pics-pic-heavy-26881/

MOST RECENT PICTURE OF TANK SETUP - also an old pic, will update soon



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THEME (Type of biotope): none

TANK START DATE: 2009-2010 dont recall
TANK RETIREMENT DATE: going to a new home soon

SETUP:

Tank (dimensions): 48x21x12
Tank (gallons):55g
Substrate: gravel topped with fluval stratum
Filtration: one Fluval U3
Filter Media: U3 stock pads
Lighting: GLO T5HO 48"
Hours of Lighting: 12
Heater: 150w in tank
Powerhead: Sicce voyager 2
Controllers/Monitors: none
Air pump/Oxygen Supply: none, powerhead

PARAMETERS:

pH:7 last time i checked which was a long time ago
GH:?
KH:?
Temp.: 76f

FAUNA(Fish):
Current residents: lemon tetras, angelfish, 1 gourami, a few 5+yr old black skirt tetras
Former residents: neons, clown loach, danios, cories

FLORA(Plants): giant vals, crypr wendtii red, crypt parva, c. lutea, java fern, java moss, windelov java fern, xmass moss, few clippings and floaters

FURNISHINGS: driftwood

ADDITIONAL INFORMATION (if applicable):

Frequency of Water Changes: 3-4 a year
% Water change: 40%
Dosing: none
Estimated cost of setup (not including livestock): maybe 200-300
Estimate weekly maintenance time spent: 1-2 hour a year
pH from the tap: 7
"Tank influences/inspirations": none first tank
"Special Thanks": my buddy for selling me the tank and fish and getting me into the hobby.
Breeding success stories: none
Fish purchased from: came with tank, few from LFS, IsalndPetZone
Equipment and supplies purchased from: dont remember exactly
Aquatic plants purchased from: LFS
Type of food you feed your fish: flake and pellets, once or twice a week frozen bloodworms
Water test kit used: none

LINKS TO YOUR BCA TANK JOURNAL(S), PHOTO GALLERY(S), YOUTUBE CHANNEL:

N/A

MOST RECENT PICTURE OF TANK SETUP

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