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my babies!!

by dave p from / GBR
In the hobby since 1990 ish.

Description

  • Category: American
  • Tank size: 50x19x19 inches = 83 gallons
  • Tank size: 127x50x50 cm = 317.5 liters

    bow fronted tank. 85 US Gallons approx.
    1 x GT
    1 x Gold Severum
    1 x Firemouth
    4 x Clown Loaches
    4 x Banded Rainbow fish
    1 x 1" long unknown catfish. came in the rainbows bag. he/she is eating well and growing fine.

Decoration

  • Gravel: silver sand
  • Plants: anubias (2 types), an unknown but cheap, fast food for my sev and java fern.
    tried java moss but the fish didnt like it sitting in one place.

    a resin root ornament. lots of wood.

Technics

  • Light: 2 x 4ft T8 tubes
  • Light-Duration: about 12hrs
  • Filtration: 2 x 1200 ltr/h. total 2400 l/h.

    250w visitherm heater, tank set to 25 degrees C.

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Brett Brandie » posted 2007/11/19 06:10 pm
karrie edwards » posted 2007/11/22 12:13 am

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90 gallon display

Description

  • Category: Lake Malawi
  • Tank size: 48x18x24 inches = 89 gallons
  • Tank size: 121x45x60 cm = 336 liters

    A mixed display tank in my living room

Decoration

  • Gravel: Natural, collected from a lake in cottage country
  • Plants: Valisneria "gigantea", Crypt balansae, Limnophila sessiflora.

    Natural rocks from cottage country.

Technics

  • Light: 4 bulbs 1X 10,000k , 1X actinic, 1X Life-Glo 1X power-glo
  • Light-Duration: 12hrs timed.
  • Filtration: 2026 eheim professional, plus 1 400gph powehead with quickfilter cartridge.

    Lots and Lots of water changes. The majority of the fish in the tank are wild, and are touchy about water quality. I know plants and mbuna aren't supposed to mix, but I actually defray some costs for the hobby by harvesting the limonphilla and selling it back to the store. probably harvest 1/2 a shopping bag a month. It grows about a foot a week. Iuse a Iron supplement once a week to keep the plants green

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Mark & Kathy Lindamood » posted 2007/11/17 07:10 pm
Really nice James
Roger Hopper (m) » posted 2007/11/17 07:25 pm
Hey, Mark whats up today..
Martin Verduzco » posted 2007/11/17 07:28 pm
very nice setup James
enjoy the plant because those mbunas are going to love them as they grow
James Martin » posted 2007/11/18 08:32 am  
To Martin V. The tank has been fully planted for over two years. I actually got fed up with the limnophila choking the tank out every month. So I ripped it all out a few months ago and am now cultivating a V. gigantea strain from florida which loves the hard water and is tough enogh to withstand occaisional grazing. It still grows about 8-9 inches a week, but is much easier to manage. :) I will post a new pic of the tank soon.
karrie edwards » posted 2007/11/19 03:17 pm
Brett Brandie » posted 2007/11/19 06:12 pm
Good job

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55gallon misc. cichlids

Description

  • Category: Lake Tanganyika
  • Tank size: 12x20x48 inches = 49 gallons
  • Tank size: 30x50x121 cm = 185 liters

    fish include:

    12in. pleco
    4in. male yellow lab
    2in. female acei
    2in. female electric blue
    2in. female yellow peacock
    2in. female lemon jake
    2in. female green terror

    ON SMALLER SIDE OF DIVIDER:

    4in. male pearl flowerhorn
    3in. gold algae eater

    YELLOW LAB AND FLOWERHORN FIGHT SO I HAD TO SEPARATE THEM.

Decoration

  • Gravel: 50lbs. of small brown, black, white rocks
  • Plants: all fake, but i bought the most natural looking ones.

    coloseum, rocks from my yard, tree stump, bubbler

Technics

  • Light:
  • Light-Duration: 13-14 hours
  • Filtration: double power whisper


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Mark & Kathy Lindamood » posted 2007/11/16 04:30 pm

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my tank

by mike lively from upstate ny / USA
In the hobby since 2005.

Description

  • Category: African
  • Tank size: 48x18x21 inches = 78 gallons
  • Tank size: 121x45x53 cm = 295 liters


Decoration

  • Gravel: medium sized stones
  • Plants: misc. fake

    fake coral

Technics

  • Light:
  • Light-Duration:
  • Filtration:


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CESAR MERCADO » posted 2007/11/15 07:35 pm
NICE
Mark & Kathy Lindamood » posted 2007/11/16 07:29 am

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140 gallon central american

by roman back from somerset, kentucky / USA
In the hobby since 1995.

Description

  • Category: American
  • Tank size: 73x24x24 inches = 182 gallons
  • Tank size: 185x60x60 cm = 688 liters

    140 gallon tank. has tahitian moon sand, fluaval fx5 filter. one large 60lb white marble rock. assorted plants. houses 2 jack dempseys, 2 firemouths, convict, green terror, asian needlenose gar, 2 cory cats, royal pleco and 2 red crabs.

Decoration

  • Gravel: tahitan moon sand
  • Plants: assorted

    60lb slab of white marble, 10-20 small smooth creek rocks.

Technics

  • Light: 2 36" strips.. 1 attinic bulb in each
  • Light-Duration:
  • Filtration: fluaval fx5

    GET RED CRABS.. THEY WILL KEEP THE TANK BOTTOM CLEAN!!!

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Mark & Kathy Lindamood » posted 2007/11/15 11:09 am
Lori Kaspar » posted 2007/11/15 09:52 pm
What size of red crabs? I'm afraid my convicts would eat anything small.
Davis Snedeker » posted 2007/11/22 03:14 pm
would the crabs go with Mbuna's?

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Oscar with his friends

by jill fig from Nor cal / USA
In the hobby since 06.

Description

  • Category: American
  • Tank size: 48x14x20 inches = 58 gallons
  • Tank size: 121x35x50 cm = 219 liters


Decoration

  • Gravel: Pebbles
  • Plants: artificial because the damn convicts kept uprooting the live ones


Technics

  • Light:
  • Light-Duration:
  • Filtration: 300gph

    Only been a cichlid hobbyist for a year. any advice helps.

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Mark & Kathy Lindamood » posted 2007/11/15 11:09 am
Mick Karry » posted 2007/11/17 12:40 am

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main tank.(for now)

by martin odea from melbourne / AUS
In the hobby since 1978.

Description

  • Category: American
  • Tank size: 96x24x24 inches = 239 gallons
  • Tank size: 243x60x60 cm = 904 liters

    10mm with a 12mm base, heavily braced with 12mm. pine cabinet and hood. made by me.

Decoration

  • Gravel: 3&4mm gravel and 40-60mm ornimental stone
  • Plants: nil. it is a wast of time and money, and impossable to maintain living plant. plastic plant for orniment ok, live plant for food only.


Technics

  • Light:
  • Light-Duration:
  • Filtration:


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Mark & Kathy Lindamood » posted 2007/11/15 11:10 am

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20 gallon high

by devon dimitri from cadillac,michigan / USA
In the hobby since may of 07.

Description

  • Category: African
  • Tank size: 12x24x21 inches = 26 gallons
  • Tank size: 30x60x53 cm = 98 liters


Decoration

  • Gravel:
  • Plants:


Technics

  • Light:
  • Light-Duration:
  • Filtration:


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Mark & Kathy Lindamood » posted 2007/11/15 11:11 am
karrie edwards » posted 2007/11/22 12:13 am

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main tank. 4 x oscars 2 x geo's 1 x silver shark

by martin odea from melbourne / AUS
In the hobby since 1978.

Description

  • Category: American
  • Tank size: 96x24x24 inches = 239 gallons
  • Tank size: 243x60x60 cm = 904 liters

    10mm with a 12mm base, heavily braced with 12mm. pine cabinet and hood. made by me.

Decoration

  • Gravel: 3&4mm gravel and 40-60mm ornamental stone
  • Plants: nil. it is a wast of time and money, and impossible to maintain living plant. plastic plant for ornament ok, live plant for food only.

    the occasional pot or slate and feeder fish.

Technics

  • Light: 2x4ft aqua grow fluro, 1x4ft uv fluro built into hood.
  • Light-Duration: 4.30pm-10.30pm-7 days.
  • Filtration: fluval fx5.
    1500 ltr/hr pool filter to polish, once a week after gravity vacume and 25% water change.
    1200 ltr/hr otto power head for circulation, aeration and to break surface tension.

    1x 300 watt aqua one heater

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Chris Miller » posted 2007/11/14 07:41 am
Mark & Kathy Lindamood » posted 2007/11/14 08:25 am
CESAR MERCADO » posted 2007/11/14 09:51 pm
Joe & Christie » posted 2007/11/17 01:58 pm
ziggi tapp » posted 2007/11/18 08:50 am
such a nice tank but boring as hell
James Martin » posted 2007/11/18 08:58 am
I agree with ziggi you need to do some "aquascaping" the hard ware is really nice. Take some time and setup the inside as nicely as you have done outside :)

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2 60 gal malawi tanks

by devon dimitri from cadillac,michigan / USA
In the hobby since may of 07.

Description

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

    48"x22"x12"

Decoration

  • Gravel:
  • Plants: fake

    slate

Technics

  • Light:
  • Light-Duration:
  • Filtration: sponge and power filters


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Mark & Kathy Lindamood » posted 2007/11/15 11:11 am
karrie edwards » posted 2007/11/22 12:14 am

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Latest comments:
J C
19:13

No peacocks, already have a healthy productive group of masoni. Not interes
Tang O'
12:26

why is it so blue?
Curtis Kurokawa
02:31

Great contrast in pic....Black background makes your Electric Yellow Stunni
Curtis Kurokawa
02:28

Nice, love that eye in the background....Hahaha....
Curtis Kurokawa
02:25

Wow, your getting quite a good collection of Africans there....Nice...
Curtis Kurokawa
22:10

Great looker...
tim blevins
22:02

Wow!