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Berto's Microcosm

by Alberto Farinas from rochester / USA
In the hobby since September 2007.

Description

  • Category: Lake Malawi
  • Tank size: 0x0x0 inches = 0 gallons
  • Tank size: 0x0x0 cm = 0 liters


Decoration

  • Gravel: Cichlid sand
  • Plants:

    Assorted corals

Technics

  • Light:
  • Light-Duration:
  • Filtration: 2 20 gallon filters


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Mark & Kathy Lindamood » posted 2007/11/13 06:17 am
Don C » posted 2007/11/15 11:30 pm  
What? How do you do your water?Africans high ph oscars south am.low ph?
karrie edwards » posted 2007/11/19 03:18 pm

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i have 9 cichlids in this tank

by karen hernandez from wichita falls / USA
In the hobby since 2006.

Description

  • Category: Lake Malawi
  • Tank size: 0x0x0 inches = 0 gallons
  • Tank size: 0x0x0 cm = 0 liters

    55 gal

Decoration

  • Gravel: coral
  • Plants: fake plants


Technics

  • Light:
  • Light-Duration:
  • Filtration:


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Mark & Kathy Lindamood » posted 2007/11/13 06:19 am

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Mixed Cichlid.......all natural

by Paul Laps from / CAN
In the hobby since 3 yrs.

Description

  • Category: African
  • Tank size: 60x18x24 inches = 112 gallons
  • Tank size: 152x45x60 cm = 423 liters

    2 Jack Dempseys (1 male 1 female)
    5 Hap. Sp 44 (2 males 3 females)
    1 venutus
    3 fryeri (2 males 1 female)
    2 sulphur crested peacocks (1 male 1 female)
    2 plecos
    5 monos
    1 discostitch

Decoration

  • Gravel:
  • Plants:


Technics

  • Light: 6 flourescent 4ft (3 blue 3 wide spectrum)
  • Light-Duration: 6 hours
  • Filtration: 1 rena XP 3


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Tang O' (m) » posted 2007/11/12 09:45 am  
not a fan of the mix you have here. Too many fish from too many different areas in the world.
BlueBerry Wizard » posted 2007/11/12 11:25 am
What do you mean all natural? These fish wouldn't even live in the habitat and the gravel is salt and pepper coloured...
karrie edwards » posted 2007/11/13 02:33 am
Mark & Kathy Lindamood » posted 2007/11/13 06:19 am
Looks good Paul

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Six feet of entertainment

by jason byrd from houston / USA
In the hobby since 1980.

Description

  • Category: African
  • Tank size: 74x18x24 inches = 138 gallons
  • Tank size: 187x45x60 cm = 522 liters

    135 oceanic with tall oak stand

Decoration

  • Gravel: natural
  • Plants: plastic fox tails red

    very large holy rock, two small pieces of drift wood

Technics

  • Light: standard daylight bulbs
  • Light-Duration: 8 hours
  • Filtration: 2X whisper #5 xl's


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Mark & Kathy Lindamood » posted 2007/11/11 10:03 am
CESAR MERCADO » posted 2007/11/11 09:11 pm
Lori Kaspar » posted 2007/11/12 11:51 am
Very nice setup!
karrie edwards » posted 2007/11/13 02:33 am
karrie edwards » posted 2007/11/22 12:14 am

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My Tang Tank! Updated 10/27/07

by Chris Miller from Springfield, Missouri / USA
In the hobby since 1987.

Description

  • Category: Lake Tanganyika
  • Tank size: 48x18x20 inches = 74 gallons
  • Tank size: 121x45x50 cm = 280 liters

    This is my Lake Tang tank. I have a variety of fish who love my naturally hard water and limestone. I can never decide which is my favorite fish.

    Fish list-
    Frontosa
    1- Cyphotilapia frontosa

    Cyprichromis
    7- Cyprichromis leptosoma (Utinta)

    Tanganyika Featherfins
    2- Ophthalmotilapia ventralis (Kambwimba) "Orange Cap"

    Tropheus
    3-Tropheus sp. "Black" (Siyeswe), Cherry Spot, Kirschfleck, Bulu Point

    1-Tropheus sp. "Ikola" (Ikola), Kaiser

    2-Tropheus moorii (Molwe)

    1-Tropheus duboisi (Kabogo), Maswa, Wide Yellow Band

    Shell Dwellers
    2-'Lamprologus' brevis (Ikola), Sunspot Brevis-Coupled pair

    9-'Lamprologus' brevis (Ikola), Sunspot Brevis-Fry

    Tanganyika Lamprologines
    1-Neolamprologus splendens, Sunflower

    1-Neolamprologus pulcher (Kantalamba), Daffodil

    1-'Lamprologus' caudopunctatus (Kapampa), Caudopunk

    Altolamprologus
    1-Altolamprologus calvus (Black), Black Calvus

    1-Altolamprologus compressiceps (Gold Head)



    Sept 09, 07
    New plants added.

    Updated 10/13/07- My plants are growing and even adding their own new starts branching everywhere. My Sunspot Brevis have had one set of Fry and now have pushed them out of the shell and(I suspect)have a new group on the way. My Tropheus mixed colony is starting to act like a complete colony and have established a hierachy between them.
    I have done some rearranging with my rocks and created more height in structure and that has made my groups travel higher in the water column. Please give your comments or suggestions. (I am now dreaming a big tank up with the Amazon in mind that will include Discuss and Freshwater Stingrays. Ahhh if I could only set up tanks all the time.)

    Updated 10/27/2007
    I have updated my fish list and I am to the point that after last nights add of 2 more schoolers, I think I have completed my Tanganyika collection. I have added a new rock, it may be adjusted or removed, but beside minor adjustments my biosphere is getting close to complete. Findin all 31 fish is like a "Wheres Waldo?" sometimes but a lot of fun. I am really proud of it.

    Let me know what you think, and I am very welcome to biosphere suggestions.
    And thank you all for your really nice past comments, they are much appreciated.

    -Chris

Decoration

  • Gravel: Please see my past tank lists.
  • Plants:


Technics

  • Light:
  • Light-Duration:
  • Filtration:


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Byron G » posted 2007/10/13 03:53 pm
Lori Kaspar » posted 2007/10/13 05:17 pm
I'd love to see some pix of your fish.
Mark & Kathy Lindamood » posted 2007/10/25 07:18 am
Donna M » posted 2007/10/25 10:27 am
Excellent Chris! I love your choice of tankmates. I clicked on the pic for a close-up.....The plants, shells, rock and wood are nicely placed!! My only suggestion would be a background to hide the cereal boxes! lol

I would love to see you set this group up in 125! I would have to steal it!!

I look forward to seeing another tank...Discus would be awesome!
Chris Miller » posted 2007/10/25 10:38 am
Thanks Donna M! If I put a back on I cant see the tank from the other side of the counter. I like to look through the tank. My next biospere is a 125g Amazon with Discus and Freshwater Stingrays, it just takes time and money and I am trying to save for a down payment on a house so it has to wait until we get that. BOOOOOO!
Chris Miller » posted 2007/10/25 10:43 am
Hey Donna how is your cat?
Donna M » posted 2007/10/25 10:45 am
....buy a money tree :)
Donna M » posted 2007/10/25 10:49 am  
He's doing ok.....the lump seems to be getting bigger but I really don't think I could put him through the amputation without a guarantee of perfect health afterward. I will just give him lots of lovin' :( Thank you for asking Chris
Chris Miller » posted 2007/10/25 10:50 am
Well we are thinking of him, give a big hug for us. And you know where to get seeds for that tree? hahaha!
Nathan Sederholm » posted 2007/10/25 12:50 pm
karrie edwards » posted 2007/10/27 01:31 pm
Chris the tank looks great!
Tang O' (m) » posted 2007/10/28 04:39 pm
I like the tank but I do not understand your choice of fish. Fronts eat Cyps for breakfast lunch and dinner, so why would you keep them together? I would reccommend removing the front and it would be a definate 6 smiley tank.
karrie edwards » posted 2007/11/04 01:30 am
Chris Miller » posted 2007/11/06 04:03 pm
I know what your saying TangO' but my one Frontosa is a brand new juvenile. The Cyps are 3 times his size. When he gets bigger I will move him. My tank is balanced very carefully and I will eventually have a new tank with a Frontosa colony. Then all will be ok.
Roger Hopper (m) » posted 2007/11/06 04:16 pm
Beautiful Chris!!!!!
BlueBerry Wizard » posted 2007/11/11 02:00 pm
Beautiful *_*. Eh, how do you get all those valls and sword plants to grow? I know you hate me because of my tank pictures, past comments and all but I'd still really like to know how you get anything to grow in hard water (At least, I don't remember too well, I think your the one who luvs to hate me)! I have some plants (java ferns and cryptocerns), they don't die but there growth is just a slow as my 2 cactuses. Anyways this long and boring half-rant/half-idk what, may not get anywhere, (agh I am so sleepy... as usual) so comes about the end of pointless typing. Good Night.
sam lodge » posted 2007/11/12 03:07 am
very very nice tang tank!
great selection of fish!
Martin Verduzco » posted 2007/11/12 03:45 am

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Oscar tank

by Nasseerudin coowar from / MUS
In the hobby since 3yrs.

Description

  • Category: American
  • Tank size: 48x18x18 inches = 68 gallons
  • Tank size: 122x46x46 cm = 258.152 liters


Decoration

  • Gravel: Thin sand
  • Plants: Oscar = no plants

    anchor and natural ceramic rock

Technics

  • Light:
  • Light-Duration:
  • Filtration: did air pump

    converted fountain pump with carbon
    u.v filter

User comments

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Mark & Kathy Lindamood » posted 2007/11/10 08:18 pm

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Dwarf Cichlid Tank

by Jerry Goebert from pittsburgh / USA
In the hobby since off/on 20 yr.

Description

  • Category: American
  • Tank size: 36x12x18 inches = 33 gallons
  • Tank size: 91x30x45 cm = 124 liters

    33 Gallon Hex

Decoration

  • Gravel: Crushed coral
  • Plants: Fake plants

    driftwood

Technics

  • Light: 24 inch full spectrum
  • Light-Duration: 8 hr/day
  • Filtration: Penquin 300, 2 X Marineland Penguin 550 Powerheads running a Undergravel Filter

    300 watt heater, thermometer

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Nathan Sederholm » posted 2007/11/05 12:23 pm
very nice.
Nathan Sederholm » posted 2007/11/05 12:23 pm  
Why coral though?
Mark & Kathy Lindamood » posted 2007/11/05 01:41 pm
Jerry Goebert » posted 2007/11/10 07:19 pm  
Nathan...the substrate was stolen from my 220 for the bacteria. The driftwood should offset any PH rise due to the crushed coral.
Clayton sexy » posted 2007/11/11 12:33 pm
this tank is foolish
jason byrd » posted 2007/11/11 04:18 pm
great idea, simple and clean i like it
romano CRUZ » posted 2007/11/13 08:28 pm
Nathan Sederholm » posted 2007/11/14 06:09 pm  
Cool. I guess Colton or Nate was rating your tank huh? Foolish? LOL.
Nathan Sederholm » posted 2007/11/14 06:11 pm
Give you a couple more smily's to offset the stupids! :o)
Jerry Goebert » posted 2007/11/14 06:20 pm  
TY Nathan. I added Java Moss and Black Water Expert by Kent today. BWE is a peat moss extract. It simulates decaying plant matter and turns the water a bit brownish. Its a good brownish though, more natural for the fish. Not the same as brown caused by decaying food.
Nathan Sederholm » posted 2007/11/14 06:29 pm  
That's good. Was your wood leached out for the most part?
Roger Hopper (m) » posted 2007/11/14 06:30 pm
Here's some more. I hate these that don't have the courage to say who they are. I showed it to Patty, and commented on a very nice smaller tank..
Roger Hopper (m) » posted 2007/11/14 06:31 pm
OH! Why black water? Is it just for looks.
Nathan Sederholm » posted 2007/11/14 06:36 pm  
It's good for the fish Roger. Makes water soft and low PH. For rams it's great because they are picky about water conditions.
Roger Hopper (m) » posted 2007/11/14 06:44 pm
TY Nathan, I am thinking of getting 4 to put in 29 gal tank..
Jerry Goebert » posted 2007/11/14 06:46 pm  
Roger ... www.kentmarine.com/freshwater/plants/black-water-expert.htm
Nathan Sederholm » posted 2007/11/14 06:59 pm  
Guess it doesn't effect PH actually to much. Says you may still need PH adjustment.
Jerry Goebert » posted 2007/11/14 07:04 pm  
Decaying wood lowers PH...like diftwood. I would also assume BWE would help.
Nathan Sederholm » posted 2007/11/14 07:09 pm  
Well you are doing the Peat Moss too though so that should be good.
Aaron B » posted 2007/11/14 07:15 pm
Roger Hopper (m) » posted 2007/11/14 07:20 pm
Thanks Jerry, I will find some if I get this tank setup..
aaron blank » posted 2008/04/03 01:08 pm

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Zebra tank

by Nasseerudin coowar from / MUS
In the hobby since 3yrs.

Description

  • Category: American
  • Tank size: 46x33x23 inches = 155 gallons
  • Tank size: 117x84x60 cm = 589.68 liters

    Triangular i n form

Decoration

  • Gravel: small gravels
  • Plants: not yet

    marine coral(disinfected about 3weeks ago)

Technics

  • Light: simple light for now
  • Light-Duration:
  • Filtration: using an atlas f2000 and air pumps


User comments

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Lori Kaspar » posted 2007/11/10 05:01 pm
I've never seen a triangular tank. What an intersting shape!
Mark & Kathy Lindamood » posted 2007/11/10 08:19 pm
jason byrd » posted 2007/11/11 04:16 pm

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look at me

by chris fontecchio from redding / USA
In the hobby since 3 years.

Description

  • Category: African
  • Tank size: 24x12x21 inches = 26 gallons
  • Tank size: 60x30x53 cm = 98 liters

    tell me what u think

Decoration

  • Gravel: small
  • Plants: fake


Technics

  • Light: 2
  • Light-Duration: 12
  • Filtration: canster


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karrie edwards » posted 2007/11/11 02:15 am

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the hex

by chris fontecchio from redding / USA
In the hobby since 3 years.

Description

  • Category: African
  • Tank size: 0x0x0 inches = 0 gallons
  • Tank size: 0x0x0 cm = 0 liters

    hey tell me what u think

Decoration

  • Gravel:
  • Plants:


Technics

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chris fontecchio » posted 2007/11/09 11:06 pm
Mark & Kathy Lindamood » posted 2007/11/10 08:20 pm

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Latest comments:
Cameron Gillman
16:19

Hes around 12-13in. He's a great fish
J C
15:04

Picture perfect
J C
00:03

Btw killer tank!
J C
00:03

I don't have an upside down but I have a lace synocat that has outgrown his
Devin Gullett
23:49

this is how healthy tank should look!
Andre Golson
22:04

Wow, he turned into beast!, he's awesome
Vince Cooper
22:02

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