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pieee posted on pieee/24cm-shrimp-tank
2012-03-27 09:28:25 -0400

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 08:20:21 -0400
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pieee created aquarium 2.5Ft Planted Neon
2012-03-27 08:11:08 -0400
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pieee posted on pieee/25ft-planted-neon
2012-03-27 08:11:08 -0400

This tanks contents all originally came from a larger 4Ft aquarium which was laid out as a Planted Discus aquaria. The hassle of keeping high maintenance Discus was too much for me so I downgraded to the 2.5Ft which is an odd length but matched with a 2Ft depth gave it the same water volume as the 4Ft tank.

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kla
kla added Peppermint Shrimp on kla/55-reef-tank
2012-03-25 19:47:15 -0400
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clay posted Discus Guide for Beginners on clay
2012-03-23 15:35:28 -0400

Discus

Discus Fish are large cichlids from the Amazon River, its tributaries and flood plains, in South America. First described in 1840 by Dr. Heckel as Symphysodon discus, this name is now in use for the Heckel discus variant. The three "original" color types got their own name, the green Discus Symphysodon aequifasciata aequifasciata, the brown discus Symphysodon aequifasciata axelrodi, and the blue variant Symphysodon aequifasciata haraldi. Discus are social fish and live in large groups in their native waters, and have a very advanced social behavior; they are one of the few real schooling cichlids. Remember always keep this in mind when starting care for discus; always purchase a group of animals. They need the social interaction to develop their character to its fullest.


Discus Fish have a large amount of intelligence and personality. They often rush to the aquarium surface and greet. When your Discus Fish are acclimated to you and their new home they will feed right from your hands, and over time they will come to recognize you and approach the aquarium front when there are owners or family members present...

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clay posted on kla/55-reef-tank
2012-03-22 15:21:43 -0400

Digging the aquascaping!

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clay created aquarium Planted Community
2012-03-18 14:29:39 -0400
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clay posted on clay/planted-community
2012-03-18 14:29:39 -0400

A tank deticated to pacu's and cichilds with a freshwater sump. Unfortunately it had to be done using fake plants in the display since the pacus nom nom nom nom everything.

kla
kla created aquarium 55 Reef Tank
2012-03-02 18:09:40 -0500
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kla posted on kla/55-reef-tank
2012-03-02 18:09:40 -0500

My first saltwater tank I built with my roommate. He previously had a 10g nano which we upgraded to this 55g.

Since this was going to be placed in the living room, noise was a huge consideration for me. After much research I decided on attempting to build a beananimal overflow. The results turned out pretty good. It's absolutely silent and couldn't be happier with it. The overflow box was made out of a few pieces of glass siliconed together and then siliconed onto the tank.

For the return pump we first tried a Quiet One but unfortunately it was not as quiet as the name implied. The actual noise it produced was not that much but it vibrated alot. Putting some foam under it helped to dampen the vibrations a bit but that still left the vibrations in the hose causing noise. Next I tried an Eheim Compact+ 2000. This one was great and just has a very low hum but really only noticeable when you are close to it.

The stand was an old one I bought off craigslist. After buying it we decided we didn't like how it looked so I thought I'd try and renovate it.

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