Aquarium

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  1. Thai macrumors 65816

    Thai

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    After two years of no tank, I bought a small one (10 gallons) to greet people at the door. 2 Oranda goldfish. 1 sucker. 1 snail. Oversized 20 gallon internal filter.

    It is such a joy and breeze to clean this thing. I actually enjoy cleaning it!
     

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  2. Rhonindk macrumors 68040

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  3. Thai thread starter macrumors 65816

    Thai

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    My old tank:

    Water: fresh water

    Tank size: 135 gallons

    Fishes include: cichlids (different colors), 2 arowana, and a sucker (aka fish that gets rid of algae) = 28 fishes

    Filters: Eheim 2262 (external) + Whisper Power Filter 60 (hang-on-back) + Undergravel filters w/ 2 air tubes

    Wood: maple



    It was literally a huge PIA to clean...took me 4-5 hours to do it. I did for years and then got tired.
     
  4. Rhonindk macrumors 68040

    Rhonindk

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    2x65 Acrylic
    Multiple types of African cats in one - mostly syno’s
    Tropheus and Comps in the other.
    Crushed shell sub in both.
    Dark petrified wood in both
    Anubia in Comp tank.
    3 stage filter can for 120 gal on each.

    Has been really simple to keep clean. Changed fish a couple of times. Going on a decade now.
    Found a simple setup that works for me.
    Had a 100 gal that was damaged in an earthquake (leaking seam). :(

    Have stayed away from typical tropical an SA cichlids. Found those to be more work.

    Still, I really enjoy and find they are a great stress relief. ;)
     
  5. Zenithal macrumors 604

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    Three fancy golds in a 20 gal tank. Oh boy. Have fun...
     
  6. Celest1n macrumors newbie

    Celest1n

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    I don't have a fish tank myself but I've always liked the idea of turning an old G3 into one like this:
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  7. Zenithal macrumors 604

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    There are people on this site who'd castrate you if you defaced a Mac in such a manner.
     
  8. crjackson2134 macrumors 601

    crjackson2134

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    I't been a while for me since my last divorce / move. I used to have a 250 Gal Show tank (glass) in my leisure room. Cleaning was seldom needed, and water changes were nearly automatic. I had water on tap plumbed into the tank that went through a 5 gallon carbon filter and entered the main take at exactly 76º, a removal system was plumbed into the house and water removal was just a turn of a valve. That thing was crystal clear all the time and only needed light maintaince every 3 months or so.
     

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