My 50g, oh boy! (big pictures?) - Page 3 - Tropical Fish Keeping - Aquarium fish care and resources
LinkBack Thread Tools
post #21 of 27 Old 05-22-2010, 03:37 AM
iamntbatman's Avatar
That second picture especially is stunning. Is the black framing on the shot a photographic effect, or did you add that in a photo editing program? Either way, it looks really nice.

4 8 15 16 23 42
iamntbatman is offline  
Sponsored Links
post #22 of 27 Old 05-22-2010, 03:42 AM Thread Starter
New Member
Thank you!
No special effects, just unique method of lighting and a macro lens.
mordalphus is offline  
post #23 of 27 Old 05-22-2010, 07:25 AM
bones14's Avatar
Tank looks amazing.Great job.I'm looking to get some Bolivian Rams myself once my 50g is ready.
bones14 is offline  
post #24 of 27 Old 05-22-2010, 09:33 AM
xrayjeeper83's Avatar
Love the tank, and Im stealing your idea with the gravel and sand. Ive got sand now and dont really like it anymore so I was going to switch to gravel but I really like the looks of both

5 gallon
3 MTS(sure to be mean more soon)

55 gallon
Bloat who is a Fahaka puffer
xrayjeeper83 is offline  
post #25 of 27 Old 05-22-2010, 01:10 PM Thread Starter
New Member
Yeah, xrayjeeper, it's nice having the sand and gravel both... Especially if you are having a planted tank. Most plants do not like sand unless you have a base layer of fluorite or something nutritious, or unless you use a flourite sand itself. And then some plants do not like gravel because it is hard for them to anchor themselves. I also needed to have sand for my bolivian rams to mate, and also for the corydoras to sift. However, whenever you use sand it's important to get some malaysian trumpet snails, otherwise harmful gas and debris form under the surface.

I was also going for a yin/yang look. When I was first doing the layout, if you looked down on the tank, there was black side, white side, the dividing line was S shaped, and there was the white rocks on the black side for the eye, and black rocks on the white side for the eye. Looked pretty cool, but don't really notice anymore unless you are looking down at it through the plants.
Good luck though, glad I could inspire something.

Bones14: I recommend bolivian rams very strongly. They are probably one of the most unique and personable fish I've seen. I recommend nabbing 4 if you have a 50 gallon tank, they each require about 1 foot of tank length until they pair up. If 2 pair off, they defend only 1 foot of tank length, so you can then get another ram to try to pair one of the other 2... If you're lucky, the 4 will make 2 pairs, and you can watch their little dramas.

Lots of websites say they are more aggressive during the breeding cycle, and that's definitely the case, ESPECIALLY against other rams, but they will not injure another fish, they will only chase it off and mouth it... I have yet to see one bite another fish. It's actually kind of interesting watching a female bolivian ram herd up 6 corydoras and push them off to the middle of the aquarium.

mordalphus is offline  
post #26 of 27 Old 05-22-2010, 01:15 PM
teddyzaper's Avatar
beautiful, absolutly stunning. that is exactly what i strive for (the first pic is my fav!)

Subject: Larry LaPrise dead at 93

With all the sadness and trauma going on in the world at the moment, it is worth reflecting on the death of a very important person, which almost went unnoticed last week.

Larry LaPrise, the man that wrote "The Hokey Pokey" died peacefully at the age of 93. The most traumatic part for his family was getting him into the coffin. They put his left leg in. And then the trouble started.
teddyzaper is offline  
post #27 of 27 Old 05-22-2010, 01:29 PM Thread Starter
New Member
Well, I was going to take pictures of the wigglers this morning when the lights came on... But last night the rams moved their babies to a new pit, so I've gotta wait and hope they make their next pit by the glass. Keep your fingers crossed! Haha.

And thanks for the compliment teddyzapper!
mordalphus is offline  

Thread Tools
Show Printable Version Show Printable Version
Email this Page Email this Page

Similar Threads
Thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
Evil Dropsy Pictures (Pictures of my dying betta) Polina Tropical Fish Diseases 3 03-21-2011 08:48 AM
Second 10g set up - Pictures Angel079 Beginner Freshwater Aquarium 7 12-21-2009 09:33 AM
Some new Pictures! serpaekeeper45 Freshwater Journals 17 02-14-2009 06:18 AM

Posting Rules  
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are On
Pingbacks are On
Refbacks are On

For the best viewing experience please update your browser to Google Chrome