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pagansoul
Jan 29, 2009, 06:50 AM
I figure many of us have some type of Aquarium/Fish Tank in our homes or at work. I have a few friends with little Betta bowls. I just recently set up a 30 Gallon in my bedroom. In it I have about 19 Opaline Gourami (female). When I first got them, all tank mates, I figured I would loose about 1/4 but low and behold they all lived. They tend to be a bit aggressive so nothing else is in the tank. My cat, Hammy, thinks its wonderful. Yes, I watch him. I also have a 10 gallon for 'time-out' or what-ever but have not needed it. I also have a small iMac Aquarium for Betta.

pagansoul
Jan 29, 2009, 06:52 AM
More pictures.

iBlue
Jan 29, 2009, 07:09 AM
I have none now since moving countries but I've had several in the past. The biggest was a 125 gallon with a huge variety of tropical fish. I almost got into saltwater but chickened out. I got the next best thing in a 55 gallon full of African Cichlids. Bright coloured aggressive little things that they are. My favourite fish ever were "parrot cichlids" / "blood parrot cichlids" because they had such personality. Seriously.

How much do you know about aquatics? I don't mean to get preachy here but I'm slightly worried that if you just recently set that up that appears to be way too many fish for that tank. You need to introduce them slowly (like 5 or 6 fish) so that the gravel (which is looks like you got sand, that's going to be difficult, especially to clean) can build up beneficial bacteria to break down the fish waste. I've always heard that once a tank is established, after a couple months, that about 1 inch of fish per gallon of water is about right. Sometimes less sometimes more depending on the fish and their aggressiveness and potential to grow and poop.
Maybe you're aware of all this but I just thought I should say.
Aaaaanyway, it looks good and best of luck. :)

CalmEnvy
Jan 29, 2009, 07:18 AM
Small pond that I made about two summers ago

http://img502.imageshack.us/img502/2615/s6001109ur9.jpg (http://imageshack.us)

Probably increase the size later on.

pinback pro
Jan 29, 2009, 08:30 AM
Fish Video (http://www.vimeo.com/3003757)

i had these cardinals for a long while. they are really great fish. i'm about to get some more. the angels are certainly beautiful too. the guppy's were good fish to. i've got lots of growth now. i made my own canister filter out of some pvc. it works well. its just so tough to force myself to change it all out.

40 gal tank.

pagansoul
Jan 29, 2009, 11:15 AM
How much do you know about aquatics? I don't mean to get preachy here but I'm slightly worried that if you just recently set that up that appears to be way too many fish for that tank. You need to introduce them slowly (like 5 or 6 fish) so that the gravel (which is looks like you got sand, that's going to be difficult, especially to clean) can build up beneficial bacteria to break down the fish waste.

Yes, I asked how many can be in my 30. Since they are all female and were also all tank mates to begin with they are very mellow. If I added a male, all hell would break loose. There is nothing else in the tank but my girls. For now they are fine and as they grow we will see if they need to be split up. I have several tanks at home. I do not like gravel at all and prefer sand. I have a water vac to collect waste as I feel a need. My back screen is actually cork which gives off a soft brown glow. It's been a month so I'm not very worried about my being off on the temp or PH. I have read that they prefer more plants but thats because when you have a bully they like to hide. They use all levels of the tank but breath air off the top like bettas. They are used to living in shallow water and need it to breed but I have no interest in that. I just like looking at them swin.

iBlue
Jan 29, 2009, 11:17 AM
Yes, I asked how many can be in my 30. Since they are all female and were also all tank mates to begin with they are very mellow. If I added a male, all hell would break loose. There is nothing else in the tank but my girls. For now they are fine and as they grow we will see if they need to be split up. I have several tanks at home. I do not like gravel at all and prefer sand. I have a water vac to collect waste as I feel a need. My back screen is actually cork which gives off a soft brown glow. It's been a month so I'm not very worried about my being off on the temp or PH. I have read that they prefer more plants but thats because when you have a bully they like to hide. They use all levels of the tank but breath air off the top like bettas. They are used to living in shallow water and need it to breed but I have no interest in that. I just like looking at them swin.
Excellent, glad to hear all this. :) I've just come across a fair amount of people who get fish tanks and aren't sure what they've gotten into.

I have to admit, the sand looks awesome.

AppleMatt
Jan 29, 2009, 11:36 AM
Yes, I asked how many can be in my 30. Since they are all female and were also all tank mates to begin with they are very mellow. If I added a male, all hell would break loose. There is nothing else in the tank but my girls. For now they are fine and as they grow we will see if they need to be split up. I have several tanks at home. I do not like gravel at all and prefer sand. I have a water vac to collect waste as I feel a need. My back screen is actually cork which gives off a soft brown glow. It's been a month so I'm not very worried about my being off on the temp or PH. I have read that they prefer more plants but thats because when you have a bully they like to hide. They use all levels of the tank but breath air off the top like bettas. They are used to living in shallow water and need it to breed but I have no interest in that. I just like looking at them swin.

Still a high bioload. See if you can't get some plants in there anyway to absorb the waste, otherwise in a couple of months you'll have a very green tank. How often are they at the surface? Go they gulp or just swim about?

Good choice of rock, that's got a very high surface area so will be breaking down dangerous nitrates. Have you got a filter? I can't see one.

AppleMatt

pagansoul
Jan 29, 2009, 11:56 AM
The sand is bio-reef and starts out with living bacteria, cool stuff. I started with 3x10 gallon tanks with 6 in each. Then moved them group at a time into my 30 gallon. I still have a 10 gallon up and ready if I had to remove any but that didn't happen. They pop when they eat, funny as hell. About 5 are only 1 inch but the others don't rag on the shrimps. They eat anything. I have been told they can live 5 years and grow as much as 5 inches if they are given the space. The biggest I have ever seen a male was 3 inches.

Yes, I have a 30 gallon filter but you can't see it because of the cork backing. They need softly flowing water to be happy. Sometimes the small ones swim sideways or upside down. The larger ones seem to have outgrown this habit. I do like watching them school.

macquariumguy
Jan 31, 2009, 07:42 AM
http://techquarium.com/gallery2z/d/13352-2/DCP03416c.jpg

http://techquarium.com/gallery2z/d/13367-2/P5091616c.jpg

http://techquarium.com/gallery2z/d/13361-2/P5091628.jpg

MattyK
Jan 31, 2009, 03:34 PM
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is that even healthy for the fish :|

doubleohseven
Jan 31, 2009, 07:03 PM
Low maintenance aquarium- All I do is change the water every month or so. I love it! :p

http://farm4.static.flickr.com/3368/3242884124_37120f0f4d.jpg

impreza98
Jan 31, 2009, 09:06 PM
My girlfriend and I are fish fanatics. Admittedly she knows a lot more than I do about the ins and outs of fish keeping, however I consider myself fairly knowledgeable. We have 12 tanks and keep mostly bettas and livebearers. We are huge advocates for improving fish husbandry practices, especially the standards surrounding betta care. Aquatic plants are a huge part of our obsession, too. Here's photos of some our tanks. If you want more info on tank inhabitants or anything shoot me a pm:


20 gallon low-light, low tech. Contains Girardinus metallicus, show guppies, shrimp and a variety of snails:
FTS:
http://i85.photobucket.com/albums/k75/bravecaspian/PICT1417.jpg

Yellow shrimp and clithon corona
http://i85.photobucket.com/albums/k75/bravecaspian/PICT1157.jpg
http://i85.photobucket.com/albums/k75/bravecaspian/PICT1159.jpg

Girardinus metallicus and their fry (These guys have gorgeous blue eyes, unfortunately my crappy camera does them no justice):
http://i85.photobucket.com/albums/k75/bravecaspian/Picture20-1.png

20 gallon high-light, high tech. Contains some female bettas and guppy fry. This is my favorite tank. My girlfriend wants to preface by saying the aquascaping is far from completed. We plan to eventually stock this with pygmy cories, and some kind of microrasboras:
http://i85.photobucket.com/albums/k75/bravecaspian/PICT1409.jpg

Rack with 5 gallon tanks for various male and female bettas, most of which were rescued from their walmart death sentence:
http://i85.photobucket.com/albums/k75/bravecaspian/PICT0936.jpg

All contain plants and driftwood, and look similar to this:
http://i85.photobucket.com/albums/k75/bravecaspian/PICT0953.jpg

Some of the fish
http://i85.photobucket.com/albums/k75/bravecaspian/PICT1335.jpg
http://i85.photobucket.com/albums/k75/bravecaspian/PICT1063.jpg
http://i85.photobucket.com/albums/k75/bravecaspian/PICT0950.jpg
http://i85.photobucket.com/albums/k75/bravecaspian/PICT1162.jpg


And last but not least our favorite fish, Wall-e! We found this guy in a spits worth of water covered in ich. You can see his videos too:
http://i85.photobucket.com/albums/k75/bravecaspian/PICT1186.jpg
http://i85.photobucket.com/albums/k75/bravecaspian/PICT1185.jpg
Bare with me, his tank needs some 'scaping....
http://i85.photobucket.com/albums/k75/bravecaspian/PICT1052.jpg
10 days after we got him:
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=3szAr0SNFdM
Couple months ago (look at those gorgeous fins!!):
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Lrs0gUg3cIQ

impreza98
Jan 31, 2009, 09:14 PM
Yes, I have a 30 gallon filter but you can't see it because of the cork backing. They need softly flowing water to be happy. Sometimes the small ones swim sideways or upside down. The larger ones seem to have outgrown this habit. I do like watching them school.


Your fishtank made my girlfriend cry. I can barely fathom the pain and suffering those fish are going through. The funny swimming patterns you just described are textbook symptoms of ammonia and nitrite poisoning. For the love of god buy a liquid comprehensive freshwater test kit and start doing daily water changes. Next time you walk into a big box pet store never listen to an employee, they have duped you. You would thoroughly research before you bought technology, why did you not do proper research before buying a living creature?

Sorry if that sounded harsh, but I am honestly disgusted.

jonbravo77
Jan 31, 2009, 09:33 PM
This is a 55 gallon show tank. Have had it for over a year and half. It is my first tank I have ever set up and it has had it's fair share of unfortunate deaths. I have a about 19 fish including 6-loaches, a Bala Shark, and the chocolate placastimus (image top left) and my south american dragon gobi (image top right) who is a lot smaller in this image. He was supposed to only be 12", last measured he was 18". And yes, it is tin foil as the background. Sorry for the blurry pics.

pagansoul
Feb 3, 2009, 07:46 AM
Your fishtank made my girlfriend cry. I can barely fathom the pain and suffering those fish are going through. The funny swimming patterns you just described are textbook symptoms of ammonia and nitrite poisoning. For the love of god buy a liquid comprehensive freshwater test kit and start doing daily water changes. Next time you walk into a big box pet store never listen to an employee, they have duped you. You would thoroughly research before you bought technology, why did you not do proper research before buying a living creature?

Sorry if that sounded harsh, but I am honestly disgusted.

I have removed half into 2 other tanks so there are only about 10 in the 30 gallon tank. The smaller fish are in their own tank and 4 are in my brothers 30 gallon tank. I do test the water weekly but I have read that they need salt in the water so added some in their mix. I was told daily water changes is very bad but removal of a few gallons replaced with fresh water is better. Do you actually change your water daily? I read weekly so it happens when I clean the sand on the weekends and replace that water which is about 20-30% of the tank.

Also, since adding the sea salt the strange side-way swimming has stopped. But since this was only done by the smaller fish and they are in their own tank it may also be the change in the tank. It's only been a few days so I will have to see over time.

impreza98
Feb 3, 2009, 03:15 PM
I have removed half into 2 other tanks so there are only about 10 in the 30 gallon tank. The smaller fish are in their own tank and 4 are in my brothers 30 gallon tank. I do test the water weekly but I have read that they need salt in the water so added some in their mix. I was told daily water changes is very bad but removal of a few gallons replaced with fresh water is better. Do you actually change your water daily? I read weekly so it happens when I clean the sand on the weekends and replace that water which is about 20-30% of the tank.

Also, since adding the sea salt the strange side-way swimming has stopped. But since this was only done by the smaller fish and they are in their own tank it may also be the change in the tank. It's only been a few days so I will have to see over time.

Read up about the nitrogen cycle and fish tanks. Essentially, fish produce harmful waste products, and beneficial bacteria converts the harmful substances into less harmful substances. The big three parameters important to the nitrogen cycle in tanks are ammonia, nitrite and nitrate. Ammonia and nitrite are very poisonous to fish. They cause those funny swimming problems, death, and other permanent harm. I would venture to guess your gouramis' lifespans have been drastically shortened by the conditions you have exposed them too.

Nitrate is not as harmful as ammonia and nitrites, however it can cause problems in high levels. You need to get a liquid test kit to check all these parameters. Those strips they sell are inaccurate and therefore useless. Since your tank has very little beneficial bacteria as it is newly set up, ammonia and nitrite are going to build up. I suggest daily 50% water changes as you need to keep the ammonia and nitrite levels under .25 ppm. Given your ridiculously high bioload I would not be surprised if you had to do more than one water change a day.

Contrary to the myth floating around, frequent water changes absolutely do not harm your beneficial bacteria colonies. The bacteria grow on surfaces, and do NOT live in the water column! Frequent water changes will slow the cycling process in aquariums, however. The higher the ammonia levels (within reason), the faster the bacteria can grow. Since you are in the middle of a cycle involving fish, you must do the water changes to spare their lives. You can see how ugly this is--as you are prolonging your cycle in order to save your fish. And a longer cycle=even more stress on the fish. A lesson to learn is never ever do another fish-in cycle again! Cycling a tank without fish is much faster, as you can keep high ammonia levels without subjecting living creatures to poison.

You mentioned you had friends with aquariums. If your friend has a healthy tank devoid of parasites or other nasties, you should borrow some of their filter media and put it in your filter. The media will have the bacteria you and your fish need. (Don't take all of his media, or then his tank might plunge into a cycle. Never ever throw out your filter media without first seeding new media) Go over to his house with a plastic baggie, scoop up some of his tank water and a put a portion of his media in the baggie. The idea is to keep the media wet in tank water until you can get it home. (dry media=dead bacteria, tap water=chlorine=dead bacteria)

Since you have removed a number of the fish from the aquarium, you risk a lot of harm returning them all at once to your aquarium. The bacteria colonies only grow to the bioload you have, so a sudden large increase in bioload will result in more tank cycling. In other words you will return to step one and your tank will be a filthy cloudy mess. I don't mean to be blunt, but you ought to take the majority of your gouramis back to the fish store. They grow fairly large and even females can fight amongst each other.

Read some articles on proper tank stocking. And I don't mean go to yahoo answers or the first page google returns. I hope I've made it evident that there is a lot of wrong information circulating about fish care. Consider joining a fish forum, or lurk on some to glean knowledge. What ever sources you are using for information now seem to be very misinformed. (Take for example your addition of salt. You mentioned you read salt can help. While it might temporarily relieve the painful symptoms of nitrite poisoning (i.e. funny swimming), it will not get to the root of the problem. Water changes are the correct solution)

If you have any more questions please don't hesitate to shoot me a pm.

iBlue
Feb 4, 2009, 03:08 AM
^ A very helpful post, impreza98. I didn't stick to my hunch on my first post but I'm glad someone has lent a hand there.
That is a really good idea about getting someone else's filter media. (but only "some") I did the same when I first started.

Slow introduction is always key with aquariums. Sudden changes are asking for problems. Follow The Dude mentality, "take it easy". :) On my tanks with big poo-happy and larger fish I had more filtration power than I needed from my back filter (Emperor) and changed the water once per week, as needed, about 40-50% of the water. My other tanks only required about 30-40% every other week. I used a "python" syphon, it was brilliant.

Live plants are helpful too. My favourite was Anacharis because it's easy and grows like a weed. Even the cuttings (which you will have because of how fast it grows) will root. (they don't root deep so if you have fish that like to rearrange things in the tank, such as my parrot cichlids, it will be a floating plant. haha) A small cluster will eventually give you a big cluster and so forth. I gave so much of that stuff away to fellow aquatics people. Its sale is sometimes banned because it's really not funny if it were released into the wild, but if you can get your hands on it, it's an easy one so long as you have growth spectrum lights. The plants will help the bioload and oxygenate the water to some degree, and they look nice.

Anyway, best of luck and hope this helps.

schizoidwoman
Feb 4, 2009, 03:42 AM
That is a very interested looking cat in Pagansoul's second photo... :)

pagansoul
Feb 4, 2009, 06:15 AM
I have returned most of the remaining fish and kept the 5 smaller ones. I'm glad I started this thread. The fish I had previously the most contact with were my fathers guppies and I had some tetras a few years ago. My brothers has a large tank with Tetras, Mollies and a few others that I have no idea of. When I went into the shop I thought they were more like the tetras (they had tetras in the tank with them) but after reading up on them they are more like bettas and less is better. Also my tank was new but had two weeks with nothing in it before I ever put any fish in it. I always thought that 2 weeks was enough time to introduce fish. I also never used salt in fresh water tank before. I thought something like that would kill a fresh water fish, not keep it healthy. Live and learn.

Pili
Feb 4, 2009, 09:29 AM
Dont get to see it all the time, at school most of the year but here's the reef my brother and I have at home.

http://farm4.static.flickr.com/3214/3150949799_e069b62535_b.jpg

edit: only about 7 months old, and just added a Ca reactor finally so hopefully the little frags will start to take off and grow in soon.

jonbravo77
Feb 4, 2009, 05:04 PM
Dont get to see it all the time, at school most of the year but here's the reef my brother and I have at home.

http://farm4.static.flickr.com/3214/3150949799_e069b62535_b.jpg

edit: only about 7 months old, and just added a Ca reactor finally so hopefully the little frags will start to take off and grow in soon.

That's nice. I eventually want to turn my 55 gallon into a saltwater tank. Well, once we win the lottery and all the freshwater fish naturally die... :D

Rockatteer
Feb 4, 2009, 09:36 PM
Here's mine

http://rockatteer.files.wordpress.com/2008/09/dsc01243.jpg

jonbravo77
Feb 4, 2009, 09:52 PM
I have returned most of the remaining fish and kept the 5 smaller ones. I'm glad I started this thread. The fish I had previously the most contact with were my fathers guppies and I had some tetras a few years ago. My brothers has a large tank with Tetras, Mollies and a few others that I have no idea of. When I went into the shop I thought they were more like the tetras (they had tetras in the tank with them) but after reading up on them they are more like bettas and less is better. Also my tank was new but had two weeks with nothing in it before I ever put any fish in it. I always thought that 2 weeks was enough time to introduce fish. I also never used salt in fresh water tank before. I thought something like that would kill a fresh water fish, not keep it healthy. Live and learn.

It's a huge learning curve when starting up your first tank. The pics I posted is my first tank I have ever set up and I did a lot of things wrong. I guess I just got real lucky with it. I don't do anything to that tank and all the chemical levels are absolutely perfect.

Make no mistake, with adding salt you need to research any fish you plan on getting. Some fresh water fish do like a bit of a briny tank (adding salt) but some do not. If you go to say Petsmart (which, look very carefully at the condition of the fish in the tanks before buying) some of the labels will actually tell you if the fish likes a bit of salt or not. You are better off going to an actual fish store but even they don't always know. I found that out the hard way.

Pili
Feb 5, 2009, 01:16 PM
2 Pieces of advice for new comers, no matter what style of tank, size, etc.

1. Research, Research, and when you think you've got it down, its always going to be trial and error. Nobody ever gets everything right first time around(even if you've been doing it for years, you screw up and it costs you more money :mad: )

2. Take your time, especially in the first 6-8 months. Even if your initial nitrogen cycle looks good (the "cycle"), it takes many months for every parameter to settle down. Add fish slowly and build the bioload gradually, don't use those insta-cycle type products that promise you a happy, healthy tank in a week.

It can be a very consuming hobby once you get into it but you will get a lot of enjoyment and pride from it (frustration too).

edit: More pictures of my 156 if you care...pictures (http://flickr.com/photos/pili4444/sets/72157605697248783/).

JG271
Feb 5, 2009, 02:19 PM
is that even healthy for the fish :|

Yeah, a lot of chemicals in those old CRTs/motherboards...

macquariumguy
Feb 5, 2009, 03:47 PM
Yeah, a lot of chemicals in those old CRTs/motherboards...

LOL! The motherboard is not in the water, it's behind the tank on a perch I built for the purpose.

I imagined the person you quoted was more concerned about the big fat goldfish in the little 3 gallon Macquarium.

Free Food
Feb 7, 2009, 10:06 AM
http://farm4.static.flickr.com/3522/3259790485_1b629f1fe4_o.jpg

http://farm4.static.flickr.com/3439/3259790129_30165a3848_o.jpg

nplima
Feb 7, 2009, 01:46 PM
http://farm4.static.flickr.com/3522/3259790485_1b629f1fe4_o.jpg


the mark of a seasoned fishkeeper: more plants than fish. all fish of the same kind.:)

kudos :)

.Andy
Feb 7, 2009, 01:52 PM
the mark of a seasoned fishkeeper: more plants than fish. all fish of the same kind.:)
So true! Or it ends up being all exotic plants :D!.

This thread is making me jealous. I've got two 3 footers, and a 2 foot amphibian tank (for tree frogs) that are just languishing in the garage. No where to set them up currently :(.

TSE
Feb 7, 2009, 02:24 PM
Hey guys, I'm 15 and have been taking care of aquariums for about 4 years now. My first couple fish were both bettas in those 2 gallon hexagon aquariums because my dad though I should practice on easier and more basic stuff before going into new stuff. After the bettas, I got a 10 gallon aquarium with the basic gravel and a basic lightbulb and fake plants. At first, it was headed towards disaster because I forgot to clean the aquarium one time for 4 weeks and the PH and ammonia level was extremely high, not to mention I put my aquarium right by the window which I didn't know you were supposed to do so there was a bunch of algae. That aquarium mostly consisted of guppies and neon tetras. So I gave my fish to my friends and started over. The second time around I had some sword tails and dwarf gouramis and I took care of them very well, I learned my lesson.

After those fish died, my dad thought I should step up to the next level so this summer he made me keep my 10 gallon aquarium, he bought me a very nice flourescent light hood, and let me put in real plants, still with the basic gravel but with added plant clay, and he let me put in whatever fish I wanted. I first put in some flying foxes because they are very very pretty fish and can eat some of the algae that grows on the plants, after that about a month later I added in 4 rasboras (sp?), which are very pretty tetras, and about a month later I added an albino plechastomas (sp?) and now I might add in a gourami or two. I've had the aquarium since this summer and it still looks brand new. After I show my dad I can take care of this aquarium, he is going to buy me a 55 gallon! :D :D :D :D

I will add some pictures tonight.

Free Food
Feb 8, 2009, 11:34 AM
the mark of a seasoned fishkeeper: more plants than fish. all fish of the same kind.:)

kudos :)

haha yeah, this is my first planted tank, but have had fish forever.

the specs of the tank are:
20 gallon standard
aquaclear 50
diy c02
65w coralife cfl with diy lunar lights
stock:
4 harlequin rasboras
4 oto catfish

within the next month:
i will up the stock of the rasboras
ehiem 2215 canister filter
pressurized c02

r1ch4rd
Apr 1, 2009, 01:29 PM
Also my tank was new but had two weeks with nothing in it before I ever put any fish in it. I always thought that 2 weeks was enough time to introduce fish.

Did you cycle the tank for those two weeks (adding ammonia and checking the levels) or just leave it alone? There is no benefit to just leaving the water standing, no bacteria will grow and any you have will die without the source of ammonia.

Anyway, I have found this site and forum to be most useful if you need any more information on anything at all -- http://www.practicalfishkeeping.co.uk/

ib4walrus
Apr 4, 2009, 09:12 PM
Getting new plants soon and waiting for the ones I have to grow out.
Disregard the water marks, I've been lazy about cleaning the outside recently.

jodelli
Apr 4, 2009, 10:31 PM
Here's the goldfish in the first tank. Some neon tetras and a couple of cats in the next two pictures of a second tank and finally a betta.

spencers
Dec 23, 2009, 12:27 PM
Bump!

Here's my little 12 gallon CADlights all-in-one.

http://sixpop.com/files/351/LEDs-3.jpg
It's cycling with live rock for a couple more weeks.

rhythmac
Dec 23, 2009, 02:21 PM
WOW....who knew? I never thought having a fish tank was so interesting! I may get one....after the required research has been done. This thread has been an eye-opener for me. :eek:

rhythmac
Dec 23, 2009, 02:34 PM
http://techquarium.com/gallery2z/d/13352-2/DCP03416c.jpg



nice, very realistic screen saver ;)

AngryApple
Dec 23, 2009, 04:43 PM
My tank is a cylinder. Has 2 fancy tail guppies and one GloFish (http://glofish.com) (not gold fish). I have an LED mood light thing that has several different colors.
http://hphotos-snc3.fbcdn.net/hs115.snc3/16236_1052937861145_1756758483_102813_2626915_n.jpg
http://photos-h.ak.fbcdn.net/hphotos-ak-snc3/hs115.snc3/16236_1052937781143_1756758483_102811_2479828_n.jpg
http://photos-f.ak.fbcdn.net/hphotos-ak-snc3/hs115.snc3/16236_1052937821144_1756758483_102812_7536680_n.jpg

The redish one and one of the yellow guppies ate the other yellow one few weeks ago. Poor guy. He was my favorite. Had some redness and yellow in him.

There is also a sucker fish in there. The GloFish has surprisingly survived a while (since the middle of May). I had two others but they died in a few months.

I love my tank. <3

SchneiderMan
Dec 23, 2009, 07:04 PM
nice, very realistic screen saver ;)

Yeah realistically ugly.

GoCubsGo
Dec 23, 2009, 07:16 PM
Yeah realistically ugly.
How is that ugly?

SchneiderMan
Dec 23, 2009, 07:49 PM
How is that ugly?

Look how big the poor fish is in that small tank with all those electronics and unhealthy chemical boards mixed into the water, that fish is not treated well at all.
Not to mention it does not have any water plants or sand.

TuffLuffJimmy
Dec 23, 2009, 07:50 PM
Look how big the poor fish is in that small tank with all those electronics and unhealthy chemical boards mixed into the water, that fish is not treated well at all.

The electronics aren't in the water.

idesign245
Dec 24, 2009, 07:41 PM
72 gallon bow front, housing south american cichlids (1 severum, 2 heckelii and 2 bolivian rams)

http://farm5.static.flickr.com/4048/4212347738_4a06907fac_o.jpg

Only other tank I'm running right now is for my betta, Herb. Had 4 tanks running about a year ago (the 72, a 29gallon with shell dwellers, a 10 gallon with shellies and the betta bowl) but cut down to just the big one.

fireshot91
Dec 24, 2009, 09:01 PM
Just got this for Christmas with two frogs.

Gonzo3333
Dec 27, 2009, 03:25 PM
Here's my tank, it has been set up for about 4 1/2 years. I almost wish that I didn't ever get it because it eats up about 10 hours of my time every week with maintenance. It is 75 gallons, heavily planted with a pressurized co2 system for the plants. The orange fish is a Blood Parrot Cichlid, it is a hybrid (not found in nature) his name is Terrance. If a fish ever had a personality this one sure does, when I get home from work he seems excited to see me kind of like a dog but not. I have a school of about 15 Cherry Barbs about 20 Ottos and about 15-20 Rummy Nose Tetras.

Pili
Dec 27, 2009, 08:52 PM
nice planted tanks!

Here's an update of our 156g reef, tank is really rockin now:

http://farm3.static.flickr.com/2786/4216676471_f754394bd8_o.jpg

spencers
Dec 28, 2009, 09:29 AM
72 gallon bow front, housing south american cichlids (1 severum, 2 heckelii and 2 bolivian rams)


I'd love to see some larger pictures!

As for mine, I'm venturing into the hobby with a CADlights 12G salt-water tank powered by some very bright LEDs. Recently added a few snails, hermits, and a shrimp (not pictured). Next up, fish!
http://sixpop.com/files/351/fts122309noflash.jpg

idesign245
Dec 28, 2009, 11:56 AM
I'd love to see some larger pictures!

I'll have to get some new shots, I haven't taken any in a while, but here's one I had posted on cichlid-forum...

http://farm3.static.flickr.com/2636/4222180325_3d161f771e_o.jpg

AngryApple
Dec 28, 2009, 03:16 PM
nice planted tanks!

Here's an update of our 156g reef, tank is really rockin now:

http://farm3.static.flickr.com/2786/4216676471_f754394bd8_o.jpg

That is soo pretty! The church I go to has one like that and I love staring at them.

jakebrake3202
Dec 30, 2009, 11:37 PM
Mr. Betta and Mr. Snail have been hanging out in my iMacquarium for over 2 years now. I'm not sure how old Mr. Betta was when I got him but he must be rather old now as far as Betta's go.

http://i258.photobucket.com/albums/hh245/iMacaquarium/combinedpic.jpg

http://i258.photobucket.com/albums/hh245/iMacaquarium/IMG_5581-1.jpg

http://i258.photobucket.com/albums/hh245/iMacaquarium/IMG_5586.jpg

Gonzo3333
Dec 31, 2009, 12:44 AM
More pictures.

You should try some live plants, the gourami's would love them. I too must say that as much of a pain in the rear sand is to have as the substrate, it looks really great. Also if you have plants it makes it so much easier to plant them in. Until the roots get all tangled up in each other, then it makes it hard to move 'em.

Jakebrake those iMacquariums look pretty sweet. How do you get into them to change the water?

What kind of lights is everybody using? My tank has a 4x65w power compact fluorescent on for about 9 hours a day give or take, depending on algae and other factors. Anybody ever try using Mysis Shrimp for fish food? My fish love them with the occasional live black worm feast.

gan6660
Dec 31, 2009, 08:05 AM
I love everyones aquariums! I just got a new one for christmas and it has beens cycling the last week. I added some snails and clams yesterday and Ill get the fish this weekend. Will post pictures them!

Elixer
Jan 2, 2010, 01:07 PM
Here is a photo of my 50 gallon tank. The plants are Java Fern and the yellow fish you see are lemon tetras.

TwinCities Dan
Feb 10, 2012, 12:22 PM
Please join us in the new thread "Post Your Aquarium (http://forums.macrumors.com/showthread.php?t=1321884)" :)

obey908
Feb 10, 2012, 12:30 PM
No one has even posted here in over 2 years lol