On my way to getting my dream aquarium... - Page 15 - Tropical Fish Keeping - Aquarium fish care and resources
View Poll Results: If I had a 220 Gallon Aquarium, I would stock....
Cichlids. Duh. 34 30.36%
It would be Saltwater. That's how I roll. 11 9.82%
Bala Sharks 14 12.50%
Tinfoil Barbs 6 5.36%
1 Male Betta 6 5.36%
100 Neon Tetras 23 20.54%
Rainbowfish 13 11.61%
Goldfish 4 3.57%
Other - Please elaborate in a comment in the thread. 22 19.64%
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post #141 of 1118 Old 09-28-2012, 04:18 PM
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Looks like playtime!!!
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post #142 of 1118 Old 09-28-2012, 04:25 PM Thread Starter
Once we shim the stand we'll get started. It'll give us something to do over the weekend.

Here is a short video of the new Leopard Ctenopoma (Leopard Bushfish) that we got today. Quick shot of my Hillstream Loach at the end of the video.



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post #143 of 1118 Old 09-28-2012, 07:16 PM
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i forgot to mention i used aquatic peat under my gravel to keep ph down and aid plants
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post #144 of 1118 Old 09-28-2012, 08:21 PM
does your new fish have a name yet?
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post #145 of 1118 Old 09-28-2012, 08:24 PM Thread Starter
Nope, that's my wife's job. She has named all of our 70+ fish. But in groups, like if we have 7 of one kind, they could be the 7 dwarves. We're not fanatics, we don't know which is which if they're all, say, serpaes or platies.

The peacock eel is Allie McEel
The Hillsteam Loach is Darth Vader, 'cause he's my boy's favorite.


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post #146 of 1118 Old 09-29-2012, 03:35 PM Thread Starter
My landlord just brought over some shims, and leveled the tank/stand for me. Which is awesome, because I'm about as handy as a screen door on a submarine.

Time to start setting up this sucker...
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post #147 of 1118 Old 09-29-2012, 09:51 PM
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My landlord just brought over some shims, and leveled the tank/stand for me. Which is awesome, because I'm about as handy as a screen door on a submarine.

Time to start setting up this sucker...
PARTY time at your house then when you have filled it

Can we have a collective view on your plans for the tank like what substrate fertilizer tank mates for your balla's etc.......

and the things i didn't read in the many pages like internal or external filter etc or have you been mega brave like me and gone for a sump system ? mainly to save others having to reads page upon page but also because i am lazy and only read first few and last few before i got involved

but good luck
have fun i know i would im so jealous lol

will you be breeding breeder fish like mollies or platies for you bigger fish
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post #148 of 1118 Old 09-29-2012, 10:10 PM Thread Starter
So far for filters I have a Rena Filstar XP4-XL and an Aquaclear 110.

I'll probably add a second Aquaclear, or maybe an eheim 2217 classic in a couple of months.

For heaters I have 2 x Jager TruTemp 300W

I also picked up a tetra whisper 100 air pump and a couple of 12" airstones.

The substrate is just regular black gravel.

As far as breeding goes, I don't put any effort into it, but the platies in my 20 gallon are always making babies and sometimes the fry survive on their own. There's 2 in that tank right now that have survived by living around the driftwood and I think they'll actually make it to maturity.


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post #149 of 1118 Old 09-30-2012, 10:33 AM Thread Starter
Crap! I just rinsed four bags of gravel and added them to my tank. Now I am taking a break. The problem??

My arms are TOO SHORT to reach the bottom of the tank!! ARGH.

Guess I'll need something like this, lol:

Aquarium Tongs - 24"

This wouldn't have been a problem with the 125...


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post #150 of 1118 Old 09-30-2012, 11:52 AM
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Oh, to have such problems!
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