akeifa89
akeifa89 posted on akeifa89/odins-home
2012-04-12 15:05:05 -0700

This tank was an upgrade from a 3 gallon halfmoon tank I had for my first betta Odin. He is a beautiful blue male betta that is now in a 5 gallon tank with silk plants and sand.

Banakeen
Banakeen
Banakeen created aquarium Natural
2012-04-12 15:04:08 -0700
Banakeen
Banakeen posted on banakeen/natural
2012-04-12 15:04:08 -0700

A natural tetra based aquarium with a couple grow out fish, angels and a sun catfish

Banakeen
Banakeen
Banakeen created aquarium I got the Blues
2012-04-12 14:35:49 -0700
Banakeen
Banakeen posted on banakeen/i-got-the-blues
2012-04-12 14:35:49 -0700

My 55 was my first real fish tank. Kind of wish I went with a darker substrate now but the blue really does bring out the color of the dempseys

akeifa89
akeifa89 added Kuhli Loach and Black Phantom Tetra on akeifa89/my-first-tank
2012-04-12 14:25:59 -0700
akeifa89
akeifa89 created aquarium My First Tank
2012-04-12 13:41:43 -0700
akeifa89
akeifa89 posted on akeifa89/my-first-tank
2012-04-12 13:41:43 -0700

This is my first aquarium that has been up and running since January 2012. Currently it has two black phantom tetras and two kuhli loaches. This tank started out with blue gravel and various plastic plants. I have since changed out the gravel to sand and added a couple live plants including anubis and an amazon sword.

kla
kla removed Mosquito Rasbora on clay/planted-community
2012-04-10 21:09:06 -0700
kla
kla added Harlequin Rasbora on clay/planted-community
2012-04-10 21:09:00 -0700
kla
kla removed Painted Turtle on clay/planted-community
2012-04-10 20:52:31 -0700
kla
kla added Painted Turtle on clay/planted-community
2012-04-10 20:52:13 -0700
clay
clay removed Acara Cichlid on clay/planted-community
2012-04-10 20:05:42 -0700
kla
clay
clay posted Multiple Filtration Strategy on kla/55-reef-tank
2012-04-09 09:57:28 -0700

I find myself discussing with fellow hobbyists how they filter their fish tanks. Everyone has a different strategy that they swear by but each ultimately isn't perfect. The idea overall is pretty simple, you want to export waste and debris out of the tank that you're introducing in through by feeding your fish. When the design for the reef tank started, there were a few discussions on how it will be filtered. The guys at the local saltwater store swore by a protein skimmer and canister as all you need. The refugium is another common filtration system. There is the deep sand bed, and even chemical products like seachem purigen. The entire stand needed to be designed, plumbing installed, and lifestock planned out and filtration is a semi-permanent choice for the aquarium. I found myself looking at all these different options whilst at the same time watching various marine programs on NOVA, Animal Planet, and other cable programs to really get a good glimpse of the natural habitat.

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nawell_78
nawell_78 added Adonis Pleco on nawell_78/nina
2012-03-29 12:32:30 -0700
nawell_78
nawell_78 created aquarium NINA
2012-03-29 12:29:41 -0700
kla
kla
kla posted on pieee/25ft-planted-neon
2012-03-27 16:02:39 -0700

Looks great!

clay
clay posted Low Phosphate Fish Food on kla/55-reef-tank
2012-03-27 11:29:54 -0700

I am on my second reef tank after my recently retired nano and I'm still learning a lot about the ecosystem. I welcome all information on all things aquatics to help build my understanding of the system. I came across a post, Aquarium Chemistry: Phosphate And Math: Yes You Need To Understand Both today which offered a really in depth look at the nutrients and phosphates going into the aquarium. The information was thoroughly researched with a lot of supporting data behind it.

Some aquarists are under the misconception that eaten foods do not
contribute to the free phosphate in the water. Many aquarists are told
the mantra of feeding only as much as is eaten, and they confound this
idea with the assumption that when doing so, one minimizes the phosphate
release. That idea is simply untrue.

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pieee
pieee created aquarium 24cm Shrimp Tank
2012-03-27 06:28:25 -0700
pieee
pieee posted on pieee/24cm-shrimp-tank
2012-03-27 06:28:25 -0700

This small 24cm shrimp tank is a mixture of Cherry shrimp and Ghost shrimp. It is kept at room temperature so that both species may survive. On hot days ice cubes are added to keep it cool. Its filtration is a simple air pump with bubble + wool filtration.

pieee
pieee added Guppy, Neon Tetra and Bristlenose Catfish on pieee/25ft-planted-neon
2012-03-27 05:20:21 -0700