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Discussion in 'Fish Keeping Chat' started by Fishnewbie, Feb 14, 2020.


  1. Fishnewbie

    Fishnewbie PetForums Member

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    4EA8A0AC-314A-4807-879F-ADEFE05B9083.jpeg 16148AD6-53BE-4151-9BC3-EA5A9943ADB5.jpeg 60BFDDD3-1F7C-47BD-88B6-6F4C1AC6732B.jpeg BCE68F52-A6D0-4104-B89B-C35BB3AA756F.jpeg Hi guys!,

    I thought it would be fun to have a tank update!! Everyone post there pictures of there tanks :)!

    Il kick it off with my 240L and 60L.

    not in the best of condition as it’s water change and pruning day tomorrow!!
     
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    NovaLevent PetForums Newbie

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    Very nice tanks.....love the 240. Looking great! Keep up the great work.
     
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    Fishnewbie PetForums Member

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    Thanks Nova! A little underwhelmed with the reaction to this post! haha!
     
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    magpie PetForums VIP

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    Your tanks look lovely!

    I've done similar threads in the past and had not much response either ;) I think often people don't tend to take lots of pictures of their tanks unless they're looking particularly good! I only have the one tank now and it's typically quite barren as the goldfish tend to kill off most plants I attempt to grow. The fish themselves are doing great though, no doubt enjoying chomping on all the lovely vegetation I stupidly keep providing for them :rolleyes::D I would kill for plants like yours!
     
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    NaomiM Love my furry, feathered and finned family

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    Looking great :) Sorry I missed this thread, been busy with work the lat few days! My tanks are in no condition to be photographed right now ;) The 70L needs a complete overhaul and new substrate as the current sand layer is too thin to anchor any plants in; the 135L has a bit of hornwort but the barbs are doing their best to destroy it :rolleyes:
     
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    Thanks Magpie, much appreciated :) , i guess that must be the case! Was worth a try! I have never kept goldfish but i have heard they are little lawn mowers!
     
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    Thanks Naomi! Thats a shame that there not in photo condition but sounds exciting to have a project of building them back up again! Good luck! What barbs do you have? I absolutely love my golds so full of character!
     
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    NaomiM Love my furry, feathered and finned family

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    I also have gold barbs at the moment. I did have them in with odessa barbs, who were stunning fish but very hard to find tankmates for as they harried and outcompeted everything else - the golds were the only other fish I successfully managed to keep with them! The odessas have all succumbed to old age now, though, so the golds currently share the tank with a mixed school of zebra and leopard danios.

    What do you have in with your barbs - looks like swordtails and something else?
     
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    I have always been interested in other barbs but have stayed away as i have heard of their boisterous nature! Not that i would mind that but for the sake of my other fish! The swordtail was actually mis sold to me as a male platy... it wasnt until he grew that impressive spike that i realised but a bit of a bonus because he is a beautiful fish, i always heard they were quite fragile so never really had any interest. As for the other tank mates there is quite a collection in the 240! All south american species apart from the barbs and garra ruffas (i believe these are the fish that used to be used to clean feet...):

    3 Platys
    1 Bristle-nose
    2 Keyhole Cihclids
    2 Kribensis
    2 electric blue rams
    6 red eye tetras
    6 gold barbs
    2 garra ruffas
    1 hillstream loach
    3 bo rainbows
    and a whole host of snails!!
     
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    I have deffo left some out here ... hmmmm :Banghead
     
  11. NaomiM

    NaomiM Love my furry, feathered and finned family

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    Nice collection there! I'm thinking of getting a few hillstream loaches to go with my barbs and danios (135L tank), but I'm not sure as I hear they can be sensitive to nitrate and mine is 40ppm straight from the tap :( Also, I guess I'd need to add an extra powerhead to increase flow at the bottom of the tank - do you have one for yours?
     
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    Yes and I am sure I am missing a few!! They are great little fish and excellent cleaners! Obviously I still feed him wafers and cucumber , I have no extra flow, I did read that they prefer faster flowing water but did some research through YouTube videos (mainly aquarium coop check him out) and spoke to my local Madien head guys who I trust very much! And found it not to be an issue , my filter it’s quite powerful and I have two air pumps and a sponge filter so there is lots of movement for him, see a picture attached :)! What’s in your smaller tank at the moment then?
     

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    NaomiM Love my furry, feathered and finned family

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    Thanks :) Lovely fish. I will look into it more.

    My 70L at the moment is home to 4 bronze corys, 7 neon tetra, 6 espei rasboras and 6 galaxy rasboras, so pretty much fully stocked. Just need to do something about the plants and substrate!
     
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    4 bronze corys!!! have them in my 240 lol! nice set of fish though! :) , look forward to seeing when the plant and substrate is in :)
     
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    Not so much a picture of the tank as a picture of Dotty the goldfish whose human I am
     

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    Haha! Very much so! They've had a tidy up today so you can see what I mean about barren :D

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    Still very beautiful!! Is that bamboo? I like the lowered light is that set like that? And amazing looking fish!
     
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    Thank you! Yes, it's lucky bamboo, it's one of the few things the fish can't eat as the leaves are above the waterline! :D

    The lights are just basic led bars that sit on the rim, they only have the one setting. I wanted to get rid of my hood as it was very heavy & bulky and the florescent lights were a bit iffy, so I now have it with an open top and I love it. The lights I pushed close together in the middle to keep the edges darker as I have some anubias there and it doesn't like being under the lights.
     
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    Successfully moved into my new house!!!
     

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  20. George Duke-Cohan

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    Looks amazing. I hope to get to that level soon, I think I best get my own place first though. :D
    When you have pruned the plants can we see updated pics?
     
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