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THEME (Type of biotope): No theme

TANK START DATE:April 2012, redid in Nov 2012
TANK RETIREMENT DATE:Once 65 gets set up

SETUP:

Tank (dimensions):30" 12" 12"
Tank (gallons):20 Gal Long
Substrate:Fluval Stratum Shrimp
Filtration:Eheim 2213 Inline co2 Atomizer
Filter Media: Seachem purigen, Floss, Sponge, eheim substrat, eheim ehfimech
Lighting: Odyssea 36" 3 bulb t5ho
Hours of Lighting:10 Hour of lighting, 5 hr of 1 bulb, 2 hrs off, 5 hrs of 2 bulbs
Heater: Eheim 75 watt heater
Powerhead: N/A
Controllers/Monitors: Digital thermometer
Air pump/Oxygen Supply: 5 Pound Co2 1 bps

PARAMETERS:

pH: N/A
GH: N/A
KH: N/A
Temp.: 82 F

FAUNA(Fish):

Current residents: Amano Shrimps, Flying Fox, Lyretail guppies, Neon Tetra, Pygmy cories
Former residents: Australian Blue Eyes Rainbows, Forktail Blue Eyes, Cherry Shrimps

FLORA(Plants): N/A

FURNISHINGS: Driftwood with Java fern and anubias attached

ADDITIONAL INFORMATION (if applicable):

Frequency of Water Changes: Once a week
% Water change: 40-50%
Dosing: Excel after WC
Estimated cost of setup (not including livestock): $380 (Co2 Tank)
Estimate weekly maintenance time spent: 30 min
pH from the tap: N/A
"Tank influences/inspirations": N/A
"Special Thanks": Reckon, Bien Lim, Guys from Fantasy
Breeding success stories: Guppies breed like its nothing
Fish purchased from: Fantasy Aquatic, Islandpet
Equipment and supplies purchased from: Kingeds, Islandpets, and Canadian Aquatics
Aquatic plants purchased from: VAHS Nov Auction and Fantasy Aquatics
Type of food you feed your fish: Blood worms
Water test kit used: N/A

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Kinda old, Tank looks like a jungle atm just growing everything out.
 

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THEME (Type of biotope): No theme

TANK START DATE: September 2013
TANK RETIREMENT DATE:

SETUP:

Tank (dimensions): 24" x 12" x 16" (w x d x h)
Tank (gallons): 20g
Substrate: Eco complete
Filtration: Aqua Clear 30
Filter Media: Purigen, Foam, Bio, crushed coral
Lighting: DIY LED
Hours of Lighting: 10 hours
Heater: Aqueon 150W
Powerhead: none
Controllers/Monitors: None
Air pump/Oxygen Supply: None

PARAMETERS:

pH: 7.5
GH: 8dGH
KH: 3dKH
Temp.: 77

FAUNA(Fish):

Current residents: Black Skirt Tetras, neon tetras, Serpae Tetras, dwarf parrotfish, nerite snails
Former residents:

FLORA(Plants): Annubias var. Nana, Annubias barteri var. bateri, Java Fern, Christmas moss, hairgrass, Limnophila sessiliflora, Cryptocoryn cordata, mystery plant

FURNISHINGS: zebra rock, mopani wood, Malaysian driftwood

ADDITIONAL INFORMATION (if applicable):

Frequency of Water Changes: 1 per week
% Water change: 40%
Dosing: 2ml excel daily, 2ml Seachem NPK and comprehensive twice a week
Estimated cost of setup (not including livestock): > $200
Estimate weekly maintenance time spent: Lots of time trimming
pH from the tap: ~7.0
"Tank influences/inspirations":
"Special Thanks": Reckon (general advice), effox (advice on raising KH/GH)
Breeding success stories:
Fish purchased from: Island Pets Unlimited
Equipment and supplies purchased from: King Ed Pet Centre, Island Pets Unlimited, Petsmart
Aquatic plants purchased from: Island Pets Unlimited, King Ed Pet Centre
Type of food you feed your fish: Tropical flake food
Water test kit used: Nutrafin master kit, API water hardness kit.

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THEME Riparium

TANK START DATE: July 4

SETUP:

•Tank (dimensions): 20" L x 11.5" W x 21.5" T (water is only up to 6" height)
• Tank (gallons): Munster Rimless 21.5 Gallon (approx. 8 gal of water only)
•Substrate: ADA Amazonia and White Pool filter Sand
•Filtration: Fluval U1
•Filter Media: Foam
•Lighting: RAPID LED x6 CREE XPG (x2 cool, x2 neutral, x2 warm)
•Hours of Lighting: 8 hours
•Heater: None
•CO2: 5lb aluminum, Rhinox diffuser; 1 bubble per 2 seconds

PARAMETERS:

•pH: ~6.0
•GH: 3
•KH:2
•Temp.: 75F

FAUNA(Fish):
•Current residents: Apistogramma Panduro, Otos

FLORA(Plants): Cryptocornes, Dwarf Cyperus, Peace Lily, Pilea, Orange Sedge, Echinodorus 'Marble Queen', Red Root Floaters, Golden Creeping Jenny, Hygrophilia Pinnatifida

FURNISHINGS: Black background, Twisted Rosewood, Slate, Riparium Supply Hanging Planter and Nano Trellis Rafts

•Frequency of Water Changes: x1 per 2 weeks
•% Water change: 50%
•Dosing: 1/2 EI
•Estimated cost of setup (not including livestock): ~$400
•Estimate weekly maintenance time spent: 1 hour every 2 weeks
•pH from the tap: 7.0
•"Tank influences/inspirations": Riparium Supply
•"Special Thanks": My wife, my grandmother-in-law, Riparium Supply, Youmakemesohappy, Island Pets Unlimited, Ebi-Ken, gklaw, Canadian Aquatics, TomC, adobeotocat

 

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THEME (Type of biotope): Always changing...

SETUP:

•Tank (dimensions):96"x"30"24"
• Tank (gallons): 300
•Substrate: Seachem Onyx Sand
•Filtration: Home made trickle filter
•Filter Media: Sechem Pond Matrix, dollar store scrubbies, jap mat, and filter floss
•Lighting: Clamp on work lights from Walmart - Screw in CFL's (6000k) 35w x 3
•Hours of Lighting: 10
•Heater:Eheim Ebo Jager 300w x2
•Powerhead: Koralia 1200gph x2
•Controllers/Monitors: none
•Air pump/Oxygen Supply: none

PARAMETERS:

•pH: 6.4-6.6
•GH: 2
•KH: 2
•Temp.: 76f

FAUNA(Fish):
•Current residents:

Cardinal Tetras
Rummy Nose Tetras
Bleeding Heart Tetras
Head and Tail light Tetras
Red tail Hemiodis
Praecox Rainbows
Barilius bakerii

•Former residents:

Too many to name

FLORA(Plants):

Nothing special a few crypts and some wisteria. Will be adding some more floating plants soon.

Furnishings:

Manzanita branches and stumps

ADDITIONAL INFORMATION (if applicable):

•Frequency of Water Changes: Once a week

•% Water change: 50%

•Dosing: GH and KH buffer

•Estimated cost of setup (not including livestock): $2800 - including tank, lumber for homemade stand, filter media and parts, pumps, heaters, lighting and construction (tank is in-wall)

•Estimate weekly maintenance time spent: 2 hours

•Fish purchased from:

Current livestock from Canadian Aquatics, Fantasy Aquatic

•Equipment and supplies purchased from:

Tank was special ordered from Tru-Vu in California, shipped to Seattle and brought up for me by King Eds.

Filter was home made with a tote purchased from Ikea and baskets from Daiso.

Pumps and heaters from J&L Aquatics

Lighting from Walmart

•Type of food you feed your fish:

Ken's Tropical flake
Freeze dried blackworms
Frozen Mysis
Frozen bloodworms

Here's a few pictures of some of it's previous inhabitants:



















 

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NAME: Reck's Red50
THEME (Type of biotope): Planted tank - Dutchish

TANK START DATE: March, 2013 - Currently 1 year and going strong

SETUP:

•Tank (dimensions): 36x18x18
•Tank (gallons): 50
•Substrate: 90% ADA Amazonia, bottom 10% Eco Complete
•Filtration: Eheim 2028 Pro II
•Filter Media: Eheim Substrat Pro
•Lighting: 36" Sunlight Supply Tek 4 bulb fixture
•Hours of Lighting: 2 bulbs for 4hours, 4 bulbs for 4 hours - total 8 hours of illumination
•Heater: Eheim Jager 75W
•Water pump: Supreme Model 2 Pump w/Venturi & Fractionating Impeller - 250 GPH
•CO2 Injection: 10lb aluminum, Milwaukee Regulator/Solenoid/Bubble Counter - 3 bubbles/sec
•Controllers/Monitors: Milwaukee SMS122 pH Controller

PARAMETERS:

•pH: Evening 5.8; Morning 6.7
•GH: 5
•KH: 2
•Temp.: 27C

FAUNA(Fish):
•Current residents: Apistos, Otos, Crosso Reticulatus, Rummy Noses, Various Corydoras, Silvertip Plecos

FLORA(Plants):
•Staurogynes, Ludwigias, Persicarias, Rotalas, Alternantheras

FURNISHINGS:
•'Spiderwood' from IPU

•Frequency of Water Changes: 1x/week
•% Water change: 50%-60%
•Dosing: 1/2 tsp KNO3, 1/8 tsp K2SO4, 1/8 tsp KH2PO4, 1/8 tsp CSM+B - 3x per week
•Estimated cost of setup (not including livestock): ~$850
•Estimate weekly maintenance time spent: 2-3 hours
•pH from the tap: 7.0
•"Tank influences/inspirations": Tom Barr, Red
•"Special Thanks": Algaebeater, Jiinx, Bien Lim, Jobbler, Nicole, IPU, Canadian Aquatics, Sameer, Ultracrazy, Blurry, CRS Fan, Kerry @ Fantasy Aquatics, DaveJ, Jimbo, Youmakemesohappy, Gklaw, rwong2k10, TomC, Rybka, Immus21, and lots more
•Breeding success stories: Breeding from Apistos
•Fish purchased from: Canadian Aquatics, Fantasy Aquatics
•Equipment and supplies purchased from: J&L Aquatics, IPU, 123ponds, everything else from the amazing hobbyists on BCA!
•Aquatic plants purchased from: hobbyists!
•Type of food you feed your fish: New Life Spectrum, frozen brine shrimp, frozen daphnia, algae wafers
•Water test kit used: API Freshwater Master Test Kit, API GH/KH, API Phosphate.

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Journal: http://www.bcaquaria.com/forum/tank-journals-16/recks-journey-into-planted-tanks-red50-green30-update-feb-27-2014-a-30994/index11.html





 
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THEME (Type of biotope): FOWLR sort of

TANK START DATE: Feb 23 2014
TANK RETIREMENT DATE: Hopefully a long time away

SETUP:

Tank (dimensions):36" 12" 18"
Tank (gallons):33 gallon.
Substrate: 40lbs Natures Ocean live sand, 2 grades fine and course.
Filtration: Rena XP1, about 20lbs live rock.
Filter Media: 30 micron sponge, 10 micron sponge, polishing pad.
Lighting: some sort of led light bar 16" long has both white blue.
Hours of Lighting: Whenever i get home from work in the morning, till some time before i leave for work.
Heater: 100 watt Marineland Visitherm.
Powerhead: Hydor Koralia 600 gph 1 Koralia 250 gph.
Controllers/Monitors: Tunze Osmolator automatic top off 3152.
Air pump/Oxygen Supply: none.

PARAMETERS:
Salinity: 1.027
pH: 8.3
GH:180 ppm.
KH:140 ppm.
Temp.: 75 degrees Fahrenheit.

FAUNA ( Fish)
Current residents: One Peacock Mantis Shrimp affectionately called Gonzo..
Former residents: to many to list here, you don't have the time.

FLORA(Plants): red macro algae coming soon.

FURNISHINGS: Black abs pipe buried with live rock

ADDITIONAL INFORMATION (if applicable):

Frequency of Water Changes: One per week
% Water change: 10%
Dosing: Seachem reef complete
Estimated cost of setup (not including livestock): $350
Estimate weekly maintenance time spent: about 1 hour
pH from the tap: never tested
"Tank influences/inspirations": Gonzo himself
"Special Thanks":
Breeding success stories:
Fish purchased from:Equipment and supplies purchased from: gonzo from Shallow Water tropical fish out here in Chilliwack all equipment and sand came from Animal House here in Chilliwack
Aquatic plants purchased from:
Type of food you feed your fish: frozen silversides, shrimp, squid, fresh oysters and hermit crabs.
Water test kit used: API all 5 in 1



 

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THEME: Discus

TANK START DATE: around Christmas 2013
TANK RETIREMENT DATE: on going

SETUP:

•Tank (dimensions): 4 foot tank
• Tank (gallons): 55
•Substrate: no substrate
•Filtration: no filtration
•Filter Media: no filter media
•Lighting: standard light that came with the tank, 15W t8 x 2.
•Hours of Lighting: 24/7
•Heater: Eheim heaters x 2
•Powerhead: N/A
•Controllers/Monitors: N/A
•Air pump/Oxygen Supply: yes, 1 air pump with 3 air stones

PARAMETERS:

•pH: 6.8-7
•GH: 6
•KH: 0
•Temp.: 30-32

FAUNA(Fish):
•Current residents: 11 juvie discus
•Former residents: Torpedo barbs, bleeding heart tetra, various cories, hatchets, whiptail pleco

FLORA(Plants): N/A

FURNISHINGS: 3 airstones + 2 heaters + 1 therometer

ADDITIONAL INFORMATION (if applicable):

•Frequency of Water Changes: twice daily
•% Water change: 100%
•Dosing: N/A
•Estimated cost of setup (not including livestock): $100 on tank with light and canopy, about $60 on heater, $6 on air stone, $10 on used airpump, $2 on therometer
•Estimate weekly maintenance time spent: 14 hours
•pH from the tap: 6.8-7
•"Tank influences/inspirations": Show discus from other experienced discus breeders
•"Special Thanks": Rick for teaching me how to look after discus, and for showing me in person how to change water; Mello for answering my rookie questions patiently and for telling me not to be afraid of discus; Pat for always helping me out and giving me great service and great prices; Charles for telling me to keep things simple (which I only listen sometimes LOL)
•Breeding success stories: N/A
•Fish purchased from: Canadian Aqua Farm
•Aquatic plants purchased from: N/A
•Type of food you feed your fish: Home made beefheart mix with Australian freeze dried blackworm
•Water test kit used: API

 

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THEME (Type of biotope): planted

TANK START DATE: march 2013
TANK RETIREMENT DATE: unknown

SETUP:

Tank (dimensions): 36x12x16
Tank (gallons): 29
Substrate: playsand
Filtration: Fluval c3 , Aquaclear mini
Filter Media: foam , mini bioballs/ceramic media
Lighting: single tube 30" powerglow
Hours of Lighting: 6
Heater: Fluval M-100
Powerhead: N/A
Controllers/Monitors: N/A
Air pump/Oxygen Supply: N/A

PARAMETERS:

pH: 6.5-7
Temp.: 22-23 c

FAUNA(Fish):
Current residents: corydoras, oto cats, cherry shrimp, assassin snails, mts
Former residents: same as above + crs

FLORA(Plants): swords, few types of anubias , java ferns, christmas moss, java moss, a lone moss ball

FURNISHINGS: rock cave, various types of wood

ADDITIONAL INFORMATION (if applicable):

Frequency of Water Changes: 1x week
% Water change: 30%
Dosing: N/A
Estimated cost of setup (not including livestock): $300-350
Estimate weekly maintenance time spent: 1hr
pH from the tap: 6.5-7
"Tank influences/inspirations": any nice planted tank ive ever seen
"Special Thanks": Patt from Canadian Aquatics , and anyone on this forum that has ever helped me.
Breeding success stories: 1 failed oto spawn
Fish purchased from: Patt from Canadian Aquatics
Equipment and supplies purchased from: Petsmart (tank) , Petcetera (wood/rock cave) , filter media (Ebay) , food (Patt from Canadian Aquatics/Aquariumsupplies.com)
Plants purchased from: Patt from Canadian Aquatics/Ebay
Type of food you feed your fish: bloodworms, algae wafers, standard pellets, barley pellets
Water test kit used: API freshwater master kit

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THEME (Type of biotope): African Cichlid

TANK START DATE: 01/10/14
TANK RETIREMENT DATE: Currently running

SETUP:

Tank (dimensions): 72"x18"x24"
Tank (gallons): 135 Gallon
Substrate: Pool filter sand
Filtration: Fx5, Sunsun stage 5
Filter Media: Eheim substrate pro, Bio-matrix, ceramic rings
Lighting: 36" Marineland double bright
Hours of Lighting: 4 hours in the evening, natural sunlight throughout the day
Heater: Ebo jager 300 watt
Powerhead: 2 x Koralia 1150 gph

PARAMETERS:

pH: 8.2
GH: 18
KH: 15
Temp.: 80

FAUNA(Fish): Blue dolphin 2m/2f, Phenochilus Tanzania 6/unsexed, Saulosi 2m/5f, Venustus 2/m, White calvus 1/m, Bicolor500 2/m, Eureka red 1/m, Fire blue red empress 1/m, VC10 1/m, Livinstonii 1/m. Sulfur head 1/m, Lwanda hybrid 1/m, Maleri hybrid 1/m, Strawberry 1/m, Borleyi 1/m, Acei 1/m, Ice blue zebra 2/m, OB peacock 1/m, Red zebra 2m/1f, Red cap lethrinops 1m/1f, Hongi 1/m, Red shoulder 1/m, Rhino pleco 1/unsexed

Former residents: A good dozen+ of the above fish will either be moved to another 135 gallon or sold

FURNISHINGS:Texas holey rock, Mexican bowl rock

ADDITIONAL INFORMATION:

Frequency of Water Changes: Weekly
% Water change: 60%
Dosing: Currently use Seachem products until I run out, then switching to homemade buffer recipe
Estimated cost of setup (not including livestock): Less then $1000
Estimate weekly maintenance time spent: 1 Hour
"Special Thanks": All the BCA members for the awesome deals on livestock and equipment
Breeding success stories: Not trying to breed but the saulosi are always holding
Fish purchased from: BCA members, Petland(Poco store/spencer jacks)
Equipment and supplies purchased from: BCA classifieds, Bigalsonline.com, J&L aquatics
Type of food you feed your fish: Daily (NLS super red, NLS thera-A), Supplemented until I run out (xtreme aquatics, Dainichi spirulina/krill, NLS cichlid formula)
Water test kit used: API

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135 Gallon all male African

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THEME (Type of biotope): Axolotl tank

TANK START DATE: 2012
TANK RETIREMENT DATE: Currently running but the plants have been removed due to breeding

SETUP:

Tank (dimensions): 20"
Tank (gallons): 25 Gallon
Substrate: Pool filter sand
Filtration: XP1, eheim ecco 2314
Filter Media: Eheim substrate pro, Bio-matrix, ceramic rings, sponges, purigen
Lighting: Dollarama CFL bulb x 2
Hours of Lighting: 4-6 hours daily
Heater: n/a
Powerhead: n/a

PARAMETERS:

pH: 7.8
GH: 6
KH: 3
Temp.: 20 degree celcius

FAUNA(Fish): One albino axolotl

FURNISHINGS: Driftwood/plants

ADDITIONAL INFORMATION:

Frequency of Water Changes: Weekly
% Water change: 50%
Dosing: equilibrium
Estimated cost of setup (not including livestock): Less then $100
Estimate weekly maintenance time spent: 30-45 miniutes
Breeding success stories: spawned and eggs hatched. Larve are being grown out now.
Fish purchased from: Canadian Aquatic
Equipment and supplies purchased from: bcaquaria member
Type of food you feed your fish: Earth worm, meal worm, high protein salmon pellets
Water test kit used: API




 

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THEME (Type of biotope): CO2 planted tank

TANK START DATE: beginning of 2012
TANK RETIREMENT DATE: end of 2012

SETUP:

Tank (dimensions): 36" long
Tank (gallons): 33 gallon long
Substrate: ADA Amozania + ADA powersand + pool filter sand mixed with silica sand
Filtration: Eheim Pro 2
Filter Media: foam , ceramic media, purigen
Lighting: Odessay t5 with night light with timer fixture
Hours of Lighting: 8 hours of t5 then LED night light on at night
Heater: Hydor inline
Powerhead: yes
Controllers/Monitors: CO2 checker
Air pump/Oxygen Supply: airstone on at night

PARAMETERS:

pH: 6-7
Temp.: 27-29 c

FAUNA(Fish):
Current residents: cardinal, oto, cories, pencil

FLORA(Plants): Too many to list (I am sorry I forgot most of the names)

FURNISHINGS: Dragon stones + drift wood

ADDITIONAL INFORMATION (if applicable):

Frequency of Water Changes: 1x week
% Water change: 50%
Dosing: EI
CO2 pressurized 10lb tank, 3 bubbles per seconds, on during day, off at night.
Estimated cost of setup (not including livestock): $300-350
Estimate weekly maintenance time spent: 1-3hr
pH from the tap: 6.5-7
"Tank influences/inspirations": amano
"Special Thanks": Pat from Canadian Aquatics , VAHS.
Breeding success stories: Oto
Fish purchased from: Pat and Charles from Canadian Aquatics, Howard from PJ Pets
Equipment and supplies purchased from: members here
Rocks purchased from: Fiona of IPU
Plants purchased from: aquaflora from Pat, Howard of PJ Pets, members here,
Type of food you feed your fish: bloodworms, algae wafers, flakes
Water test kit used: API freshwater master kit

 

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THEME (Type of biotope): Beginner tank (AEAP: "As Easy As Possible"). No real theme.

TANK START DATE: March 7 2014
TANK RETIREMENT DATE: Hopefully not for a long time

SETUP:

Tank (dimensions): 16"Length x 7.5"Width x 14.5"Height
Tank (gallons): 6
Substrate: Eco-Complete gravel, black
Filtration: Activated carbon + a "bio-wheel"
Filter Media: I'm not sure?
Lighting: Fluorescent bulb
Hours of Lighting: Approx. 8 h/day
Heater: Some old thing from the 80's
Powerhead: Not sure
Controllers/Monitors: None?
Air pump/Oxygen Supply: None?

PARAMETERS (still cycling):

pH: 7
GH: 30
KH: 80
Temp.: 24

FAUNA(Fish):

Current residents: 5 Ember tetras, 1 Amano shrimp (Sir Shrimpsalot)
Former residents: N/A

FLORA(Plants): 2 java ferns, 1 unknown plant

FURNISHINGS: a piece of driftwood

ADDITIONAL INFORMATION (if applicable):

Frequency of Water Changes: Still cycling now, but planning 1x/week when steady
% Water change: 20
Dosing: ?
Estimated cost of setup (not including livestock): Starter kit was about $150 many, many years ago
Estimate weekly maintenance time spent: Let's just say right now I spend a lot of time on this forum learning how to do this. :)
pH from the tap: 6.5-7
"Tank influences/inspirations": Various pictures on this forum!
"Special Thanks": The many amazing, knowledgeable, friendly folks here on this forum who have answered my many questions. Special shout out to Fish rookie whose patience for my newbie trials and tribulations seems endless. :)
Breeding success stories: None, thank goodness.
Fish purchased from: Aquariums West
Equipment and supplies purchased from: Aquariums West a long time ago, Noah's Pet Ark for the little things missing here and there.
Aquatic plants purchased from: Aquariums West
Type of food you feed your fish: Nutrafin Max Colour Enhancing Flakes (but I don't think they like it)
Water test kit used: A mix: Sera (NH4), Nutrafin (NO3, NO2), API (pH, KH, GH)

LINKS TO YOUR BCA TANK JOURNAL(S), PHOTO GALLERY(S), YOUTUBE CHANNEL: None yet but you just wait.

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THEME (Type of biotope): African Cichlid

TANK START DATE: March 2014
TANK RETIREMENT DATE: N/A

SETUP:

Tank (dimensions): 72x24x24
Tank (gallons): 180
Substrate: Pool Filter Sand
Filtration: Eheim 2080, Eheim 2075, AC110 (x2)
Filter Media: Seachem Matrix, Eheim mech, Eheim substrat, pads/floss
Lighting: Current USA Freshwater+ LED (36" x 2), Current USA Lunar LED's
Hours of Lighting: Will be 8-10 hours per day
Heater: Eheim Ebo-Jager 300w (x2)
Powerhead: Hydor Koralia 1500 gph (x2)
Controllers/Monitors: Current USA Dual ramp timer/controller for lighting
Air pump/Oxygen Supply: N/A

PARAMETERS:

pH: Not established
GH: Not established
KH: Not established
Temp.: Not established

FAUNA(Fish):
Current residents: Nimbochromis venustus, Nimbochromis fuscotaeniatus, Cyrtocara moorii, Copadichromis borleyi, Placidochromis electra, Aulonocara maulana (Bi-color 500), Aulonocara sp. "Lwanda", Aulonocara sp. "Stuartgranti Maleri", Dragon's blood peacock, Frontosa, Metriaclima sp. "Dolphin Manda",Pseudotropheus sp. "Acei" (Ngara) x 4, Pseudotropheus socolofi (Albino) x 4, Labidochromis caeruleus x 4, Synodontis petricola x 8, Pictus Catfish x 3, Bristlenose pleco x2
Former residents: N/A

FLORA(Plants): anubias, crypt, jungle val, hygro

FURNISHINGS: Basalt rock, manzanita wood

ADDITIONAL INFORMATION (if applicable):

Frequency of Water Changes: Once per week
% Water change: 50%
Dosing: Flourish, Excel (or Metricide)
Estimated cost of setup (not including livestock): $2,500
Estimate weekly maintenance time spent: 60-120 mins
pH from the tap: Untested
"Tank influences/inspirations": jbyoung00008, cichlid-forums, addiction
"Special Thanks": jbyoung00008
Breeding success stories: None
Fish purchased from: Mostly from Fairdeals (Harold) and Wet Spot Tropical Fish (Portland, OR)
Equipment and supplies purchased from: Rogers Aquatics, Kens Fish, J&L Aquatics, American Aquarium products
Aquatic plants purchased from: Pet superstore and jbyoung0008
Type of food you feed your fish: NLS Cichlid formula and NLS Large fish formula
Water test kit used: API

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THEME (Type of biotope): Monster fish
TANK START DATE: Feb 2014
TANK RETIREMENT DATE:

SETUP:

•Tank (dimensions): 72" x 24" x 25"
• Tank (gallons): 180 gallon
•Substrate:
•Filtration: 2 x XP3
•Filter Media: Porcelain Rings
•Lighting: Beamworks LED
•Hours of Lighting: 10 hours per day
•Heater: 2 x 300W
•Powerhead: Kordalia 1500
•Controllers/Monitors:
•Air pump/Oxygen Supply:

PARAMETERS:

•pH:
•GH:
•KH:
•Temp.:

FAUNA(Fish):
•Current residents: RTG Arowana, Red Severum, Gold Severum and Flagtail
•Former residents:

FLORA(Plants): Asst Clippings from Small Tanks

FURNISHINGS: Driftwood from IPU

ADDITIONAL INFORMATION (if applicable):

•Frequency of Water Changes: Auto-Drip
•% 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: Deepred, Hondas3000 and King Ed
Equipment and supplies purchased from:
•Aquatic plants purchased from: Reckon, Algae Beater and Rwong2k10
•Type of food you feed your fish: NLS pellets, Hikari Massivore. Tilapia and Superworms
•Water test kit used:

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THEME (Type of biotope): Reef

TANK START DATE: October 3, 2013
TANK RETIREMENT DATE: Till my wife tells me to shut it down :D

SETUP:

Tank (dimensions): 36"x18"x20.5"
Tank (gallons): 57G
Substrate: Fiji Pink
Filtration: AC70, 50lb live rock
Filter Media:
Lighting: Sunlight TEK 4x39W T5HO
Hours of Lighting: 10 hrs
Heater: 150W Eheim Jager
Powerhead: MaxiJet 600 x 2
Controllers/Monitors: Pinpoint PH Monitor
Air pump/Oxygen Supply:

PARAMETERS:

pH: 8.2
GH:
KH:
Temp.: 78 deg Celsius

FAUNA(Fish):
Current residents: Black Ocellaris pair, Azure Damsel
Former residents: Hippo Tang, Diamond Spotted Goby

INVERTS: Clown Anemone, Frogspawn, Branching Hammer, Green Star Polyp, Zoas, Hairy Mushroom

FLORA(Plants): Chaeto

FURNISHINGS:

ADDITIONAL INFORMATION (if applicable):

Frequency of Water Changes: once a week
% Water change: 10%
Dosing: None
Estimated cost of setup (not including livestock): $700
Estimate weekly maintenance time spent: 1 hr
pH from the tap: 6.8
"Tank influences/inspirations": MELLO's nano reef, Marchelo's nano reef, Reef In The Sky, Sally Jo's Reef (GARF)
"Special Thanks": MELLO, pieces71, Sea Horse Fanatic, Reef Pilot, Scott Tang
Breeding success stories:
Fish purchased from: King Ed, J&L Aquatics
Equipment and supplies purchased from: King Ed, J&L Aquatics
Aquatic plants purchased from: Anthony (Sea Horse Fanatic)
Type of food you feed your fish: Life Spectrum Marine pellets, Mysis Shrimps, Prime Reef Flakes
Water test kit used: Elos Calcium, Salifert Alkalinity, Salifert Magnesium

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THEME (Type of biotope): African Cichlid

TANK START DATE: July 2013
TANK RETIREMENT DATE: Running

SETUP:

• Tank (dimensions): 18" x 24" x 60"
• Tank (gallons): 108
• Substrate: Pool filter sand
• Filtration: Fluval 404
• Filter Media: N/A
• Lighting: Power Glow 18000
• Hours of Lighting:12
• Heater: Eheim 250W
• Powerhead: N/A
• Controllers/Monitors: N/A
• Air pump/Oxygen Supply: Fushion 500

PARAMETERS:

• pH: 7.8
• Temp.: 80 deg

FAUNA(Fish):

• Current residents: Red Zebra, Exasperatus, Electric Yellow Lab, Albino Red Zebra, Blue Neon Peacock, Red Shoulder Peacock, Apache Peacock, Dragonblood Peacock, OB Peacock
• Former residents: Red and Tiger Oscar, Rainbow Shark, Blood Parrot

FLORA(Plants):

FURNISHINGS: Driftwood, rocks

ADDITIONAL INFORMATION (if applicable):

• Frequency of Water Changes: Weekly
• % Water change:35
• Dosing:
• Estimated cost of setup (not including livestock):$600
• Estimate weekly maintenance time spent:1 - 2 hrs
• pH from the tap:
• "Tank influences/inspirations":
• "Special Thanks":
• Breeding success stories: Red Zebra, Exasperatus, Yellow lab, Dragonblood
• Fish purchased from: IPU, craigslist, BCA
• Equipment and supplies purchased from: IPU, craigslist, BCA
• Aquatic plants purchased from:
• Type of food you feed your fish: Cichlid pellets/flakes
• Water test kit used: API

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

https://www.youtube.com/channel/UClWvYzhYalvJmuunjiqORjw

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THEME (Type of biotope): African Cichlid Grow-out Tank

TANK START DATE: August 2013
TANK RETIREMENT DATE: Running

SETUP:

• Tank (dimensions): 30" x 18" x 12"
• Tank (gallons): 29
• Substrate: Coral Sand
• Filtration: Aqueon 30
• Filter Media: Unknown
• Lighting: Unknown
• Hours of Lighting:12
• Heater: Eheim 100W
• Powerhead: N/A
• Controllers/Monitors: N/A
• Air pump/Oxygen Supply: Fushion 300

PARAMETERS:

• pH: 8.0
• Temp.: 82 deg

FAUNA(Fish):

• Current residents: Red Zebra Juveniles, Jewel Juveniles, Dragonblood Female
• Former residents: Pearl Cichlids

FLORA(Plants):

FURNISHINGS: Driftwood, Shells

ADDITIONAL INFORMATION (if applicable):

• Frequency of Water Changes: Weekly
• % Water change: 30
• Dosing:
• Estimated cost of setup (not including livestock):$200
• Estimate weekly maintenance time spent: 30 min
• pH from the tap: Unknown
• "Tank influences/inspirations":
• "Special Thanks":
• Breeding success stories:
• Fish purchased from:
• Equipment and supplies purchased from: IPU, craigslist, BCA
• Aquatic plants purchased from:
• Type of food you feed your fish: Cichlid pellets/flakes
• Water test kit used: API

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

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THEME (Type of biotope): African Cichlid Grow-out Tank

TANK START DATE: August 2013
TANK RETIREMENT DATE: Running

SETUP:

• Tank (dimensions): 30" x 18" x 12"
• Tank (gallons): 29
• Substrate: Coral Sand
• Filtration: Aqueon 30
• Filter Media: Unknown
• Lighting: Unknown
• Hours of Lighting:12
• Heater: Eheim 100W
• Powerhead: N/A
• Controllers/Monitors: N/A
• Air pump/Oxygen Supply: Fushion 300

PARAMETERS:

• pH: 8.0
• Temp.: 82 deg

FAUNA(Fish):

• Current residents: Red Zebra Juveniles, Jewel Juveniles, Dragonblood Female
• Former residents: Pearl Cichlids

FLORA(Plants):

FURNISHINGS: Driftwood, Shells

ADDITIONAL INFORMATION (if applicable):

• Frequency of Water Changes: Weekly
• % Water change: 30
• Dosing:
• Estimated cost of setup (not including livestock):$200
• Estimate weekly maintenance time spent: 30 min
• pH from the tap: Unknown
• "Tank influences/inspirations":
• "Special Thanks":
• Breeding success stories:
• Fish purchased from:
• Equipment and supplies purchased from: IPU, craigslist, BCA
• Aquatic plants purchased from:
• Type of food you feed your fish: Cichlid pellets/flakes
• Water test kit used: API

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THEME (Type of biotope): South American

TANK START DATE: July 1, 2013
TANK RETIREMENT DATE: N/A

SETUP:

Tank (dimensions): 51"x 15"x 26"
Tank (gallons): ~90G
Substrate: regular gravel
Filtration: One sponge filter and 1 canister filter
Filter Media: sponges and biomax
Lighting: LED
Hours of Lighting: 6 hours/day
Heater: eheim 250W
Powerhead: n/a
Controllers/Monitors: n/a
Air pump/Oxygen Supply: n/a

PARAMETERS:

pH: 6.8
GH: 5
KH: 2
Temp.: 80F

FAUNA(Fish):
Current residents: GBR, bolivian ram, electric blue ram, apisto panduros, apsito agassizii, apisto sp. steel blue, apisto macmastery, nanacara tenia, neon tetras, yellow phantom tetra, guppy, BNP, L144, panda cories, sterbei cories,
Former residents: golden ram

FLORA(Plants): java fern, water sprite, moneywort, vals,

FURNISHINGS: rocks, flower pots, pvc pipes

ADDITIONAL INFORMATION (if applicable):

Frequency of Water Changes: once a week
% Water change: 25-50%
Dosing: no dosing
Estimated cost of setup (not including livestock): $300
Estimate weekly maintenance time spent: 30 mins
pH from the tap: 6.8
"Tank influences/inspirations": apistogramma
"Special Thanks": BCA members
Breeding success stories: BNP
Fish purchased from:Equipment and supplies purchased from: pet superstore, fantasy, canadian aquatic, aquarium west, paul's aquatic, rogers aquatics
Aquatic plants purchased from: BCA members
Type of food you feed your fish: sinking pallet and flakes
Water test kit used: API

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THEME (Type of biotope): South American (apisto)

TANK START DATE: October 21, 2013
TANK RETIREMENT DATE: N/A

SETUP:

Tank (dimensions): 30"x13"x13"
Tank (gallons): 20G long
Substrate: sand
Filtration: AC50
Filter Media: sponges and biomax
Lighting: corallife T5
Hours of Lighting: 6 hours/day
Heater: eheim 50W
Powerhead: n/a
Controllers/Monitors: n/a
Air pump/Oxygen Supply: n/a

PARAMETERS:

pH: 6.4
GH: 5
KH: 2
Temp.: 79F

FAUNA(Fish):
Current residents: 1 female apisto cacatuoides T red, pencilfish, Oto, endler
Former residents: breeding pair of apisto aggie double red (still hurt :( ), apisto cacatuoides male

FLORA(Plants): java fern, water sprite,

FURNISHINGS: rocks, flower pots, driftwood

ADDITIONAL INFORMATION (if applicable):

Frequency of Water Changes: once a week
% Water change: 25%
Dosing: no dosing
Estimated cost of setup (not including livestock): $150
Estimate weekly maintenance time spent: 30 mins
pH from the tap: 6.8
"Tank influences/inspirations": apistogramma
"Special Thanks": BCA members
Breeding success stories: aggie D red spawned many times but no fry, lost them while I tried to lower PH
Fish purchased from:Equipment and supplies purchased from: fantasy,canadian aquatic, clark's feed and seed
Aquatic plants purchased from: BCA members
Type of food you feed your fish: sinking pallet and bloodworm
Water test kit used: API

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

http://www.bcaquaria.com/forum/tank-journals-16/chantals-apisto-tank-20g-long-64201/

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