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THEME (Type of biotope): Goldfish

TANK START DATE: November 2014

SETUP:

Tank (dimensions): 72"x18"x25"
Tank (gallons): 140
Substrate: Seachem Flourite Sand
Filtration: API Filstar XP XL, Fluval FX6, Marineland Emporer 400, Fluval C4 (motor stopped working today, gonna replace with Aquaclear 110), and two prefilter sponges (rated for 1500g and 200g).
Filter Media: Bioballs, Zerocarb, Sponge, and Pot Scrubbers.
Lighting: Two 34" Power Glo T8s. Will be setting up a 300w metal halide fixture soon.
Hours of Lighting: 14ish
Heater: Eheim 300W.
Powerhead: No name 100gph.

PARAMETERS:

pH: 7
GH: 75
KH: 40
Temp.: 24
Nitrate: 20s-30s

FAUNA(Fish):
Current residents: One 1'2" Shubunkin, one 10" Comet, two 8" Hibuna, one 7" Comet, one 5" Sarassa, one 5" Comet, one 4" Bristol Shubunkin, one 4" Comet, two 4" Shubunkin, one 4" Hibuna, one 3" Comet, one 1" Iridescent Catfish, one 6" Common Pleco, two 2" Bala Sharks, three Hillstream Loaches, and one Petricola Catifsh.

Former residents: One 1'3" Common Pleco and one 5" Flagtail Prochilodus.

FLORA(Plants): Banana Tree, Lucky Bamboo, and Pothos Vine.

FURNISHINGS: Driftwood, Live Rock, Pebbles, Terra Cotta Pots, River Rocks, and a Crocodile Skull Ornament.

ADDITIONAL INFORMATION (if applicable):

Frequency of Water Changes: Every 3 days.
% Water change: 35%
Dosing: None.
Estimated cost of setup (not including livestock): ~$1500.
Estimate weekly maintenance time spent: 1 hour 30 minutes.
pH from the tap: 6.7.
Breeding success stories: Goldfish spawned then petricola and loaches had a feast.
Fish purchased from: Online, Island Pets, and Pet Culture.
Equipment and supplies purchased from: Online, Island Pets, Pet Culture, Dollar Store, and King Eds.
Aquatic plants purchased from: Corner Store.
Type of food you feed your fish: Hikari Koi Pellets, Frozen Prawns, Peas, and Zucchini.
Water test kit used: Various.

MOST RECENT PICTURE OF TANK SETUP
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THEME (Type of biotope): Unkept Planted

TANK START DATE: September 2012

SETUP:

Tank (dimensions): 32
Tank (gallons): 32"x13"x18"
Substrate: Black Gravel
Filtration: Aquaclear 70 and Aqueon Quietflow 30.
Filter Media: Bioballs and Sponges.
Lighting: Current Satellite LED+ V.1.0.
Hours of Lighting: 14ish
Heater: Eheim 150W.

PARAMETERS:

pH: 6.6
GH: 50
KH: 30
Temp.: 26
Nitrate: 15-20

FAUNA(Fish):
Current residents: Koi Angelfish, Gold Gourami, Silver Flying Fox, Siamese Algae Eater, Krib, 4 Red Line Torpedo Barbs, 3 Odessa Barbs, Garra sp., Leopard Frog Pleco, and 2" Shubunkin.

FLORA(Plants): Lucky Bamboo, Pothos Vine, Crypts, Anubias sp., Java Fern, Sword sp., Valls, Marimo Moss Balls, Java Moss, and Palor Palm.

FURNISHINGS: Driftwood, Pebbles, and Granite.

Frequency of Water Changes: Biweekly.
% Water change: 30%
Dosing: Seachem Flourish and Equilibrium.
Estimated cost of setup (not including livestock): ~$400.
Estimate weekly maintenance time spent: 20 minutes.
pH from the tap: 6.7.
Breeding success stories: Had Marbled Crayfish breeding uncontrollably until I got Leopard Frog Pleco, she ate them all.
Fish purchased from: Online, Island Pets, King Eds, and PetSmart.
Equipment and supplies purchased from: Online and Island Pets.
Aquatic plants purchased from: Island Pets, PetSmart, Pet Culture, and Online.
Type of food you feed your fish: Frozen Bloodworms, Frozen Brineshrimp, Frozen Daphnia, New Life Spec. Ultra Red, and Algae Wafers.
Water test kit used: Various.

MOST RECENT PICTURE OF TANK SETUP
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THEME (Type of biotope): Betta tank for mom

TANK START DATE: December 1st, 2015.

SETUP:

Tank (dimensions): 2.6
Tank (gallons): 8.7" x 10.8" x 11.8"
Substrate: Fluval Strarum.
Filtration: Fluval Spec iii.
Filter Media: Sponges.
Lighting: LED.
Hours of Lighting: 12ish
Heater: Marina 2.7W.

PARAMETERS:

pH: 6.6
GH: 30
KH: 20
Temp.: 24
Nitrate: 10

FAUNA(Fish):
Current residents: Halfmoon Double Tail Betta.

FLORA(Plants): Crypts, Anubias var. nana, and scarlet temple(questionable).

FURNISHINGS: Driftwood and Crocodile Skull Ornament.

Frequency of Water Changes: Monthly, weekly top ups.
% Water change: 20%
Dosing: None.
Estimated cost of setup (not including livestock): ~$200.
Estimate weekly maintenance time spent: 5 minutes.
pH from the tap: 6.7.
Fish purchased from: Pet Culture.
Equipment and supplies purchased from: Pet Culture.
Aquatic plants purchased from Pet Culture and Online.
Type of food you feed your fish: Hikari Betta Pellets.
Water test kit used: Various.

MOST RECENT PICTURE OF TANK SETUP
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THEME (Type of biotope): Low Tech Planted

TANK START DATE: November 2014

SETUP:

Tank (dimensions): 24"x12"x16"
Tank (gallons): 20
Substrate: Seachem Flourite
Filtration: Aquaclear 20.
Filter Media: Bioballs and Sponge.
Lighting: 4 high output T5s.
Hours of Lighting: 10ish
Heater: Hagen 175W.

PARAMETERS:

pH: 6.8
GH: 75
KH: 50
Temp.: 26
Nitrate: 5-10

FAUNA(Fish):
Current residents: Marble Angelfish, Pearl Gourami, two Neon Dwarf Rainbowfish, Cherry Barb, ? Kuhli Loaches, and Gypsy King Tiger Pleco.

Former residents: Green Neon Tetras.

FLORA(Plants): Sword Plant, Java Ferns, Anubias var. nana, Marimo Moss Ball, Crypts, and Dwarf Lilly.

FURNISHINGS: Driftwood and Petrified Wood .

ADDITIONAL INFORMATION (if applicable):

Frequency of Water Changes: Every week.
% Water change: 30%
Dosing: Nutrafin tropical extracts.
Estimated cost of setup (not including livestock): ~$400.
Estimate weekly maintenance time spent: 30 minutes.
pH from the tap: 6.7.
Fish purchased from: Island Pets and PetSmart.
Equipment and supplies purchased from: Online and Island Pets.
Aquatic plants purchased from: Island Pets, Pet Culture, and Online.
Type of food you feed your fish: TetraColour, Frozen Bloodworms, Frozen Brineshrimp, Frozen Daphnia, and New Life Spec. Ultrared.
Water test kit used: Various.

MOST RECENT PICTURE OF TANK SETUP
 

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THEME: Hi Tech planted Community Tank

TANK START DATE: March 2015, Rescaped April 2016

SETUP:

Tank (dimensions): 24" wide x 14" deep x 20" tall
Tank (gallons): 26 gallons Bowfront (98L)
Substrate: Eco-complete (30lbs)
Filtration: Fluval 206 Canister + Aquaclear 50 HOB
Filter Media:Fluval Biomax, Seachem Matrix, Sponge x4, Seachem Purigen
Lighting: 24" Finnex FugeRay Planted+
Hours of Lighting: 7 hours (3pm - 10pm)
Heater: Aqueon Pro 100w
Powerhead: Hydor Koralia Nano 425
CO2: Paintball Pressurized CO2 Setup (Aquatek Mini Regulator + 20oz paintball tanks)

PARAMETERS:

pH: 6.2
GH:
KH:
Temp.: 24 degree

FAUNA(Fish):

Current residents: 8x Cardinal Tetra, 2x Electric Blue Ram, 5x Julii Cories, 4x Otocinclus, 3x Nerite Snails, 1x SAE, 4x Amano Shrimp[/B]
Former residents: 2x Honey Gourami, 4x Panda Cories

FLORA(Plants):Staurogyne repens, Anubias Nana 'Petite', Weeping Moss, Alternanthera reineckii 'mini', Ludwigia Super Red, Proserpinaca Palustris (mermaid weed), Cryptocoryne Wendtii, Dwarf Hairgrass

FURNISHINGS: Spiderwood, Ryuoh Stones

ADDITIONAL INFORMATION (if applicable):

Frequency of Water Changes: Weekly
% Water change: 40%
Dosing: Daily EI Dry dosing
Estimate weekly maintenance time spent: 1 hour
Fish purchased from: Petsmart, Aprils Aquarium, King Eds Pets, IPU
Equipment purchased from: Pet Culture, Petsmart, Aprils Aquarium, King Eds Pets, IPU, Forum members
Aquatic plants purchased from:Aprils Aquarium, IPU, Forum members
Food you feed your fish: NLS pellets, Austrian Black worms, Algae Wafers, Sinking shrimp pellets
Water test kit used: API Freshwater Test kit

OLD setup picture below. NEW setup on the right.
 

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