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post #121 of 124 Old 11-14-2011, 07:13 PM
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Wow it looks really good!

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Keeping fish its not a hobby it is a passion!

55 gallon, 44 gallon, one 20 gallon tank, three 10 gallon tanks, and a 2.5 gallon all with real plants.

I have MTS and there is no cure.

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post #122 of 124 Old 02-05-2012, 05:47 PM Thread Starter
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So I bought a new house and for a house warming gift i got a 55g tank! I havent bought a stand for it yet and it wont be set up for another month or 2.

So... I consolidated my two 29g in order to save room and time. I took about 20 tetra back to the LFS in order to make room. (so sad!) I just couldn't justify moving and setting up 2 tanks for a month.

Anyways, Heres what my tank looks like now.. Keep in mind it has the DW from TWO tanks in it.. a lot with a lot of plants.

I was planning on floating the plants while the water settled so I could see what i was doing. Same with the DW.. i just kinda chunked it in there so I could get my fish back in the water. BUT, I ended up liking the way it turned out. I just planted the rooted plants and left everything else floating for now.

Also, a few pics of my male apistogramma cacatuoides.

Sorry for the bad pictures, my camera stopped working this week. :( Also, keep in mind this is temporary!!
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post #123 of 124 Old 02-05-2012, 06:58 PM
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I like that. But then I like natural "thrown-together" aquascapes because they...well, look natural.

Youmight want to move the centre wood a bit to get it off-centre, but aside from that, I think this is quite a lovely tank. And ideal for Apistogramma, you really could not be closer.


Byron Hosking, BMus, MA
Vancouver, BC, Canada

The aquarist is one who must learn the ways of the biologist, the chemist, and the veterinarian. [unknown source]

Something we all need to remember: The fish you've acquired was quite happy not being owned by you, minding its own business. If you’re going to take it under your wing then you’re responsible for it. Every aspect of its life is under your control, from water quality and temperature to swimming space. [Nathan Hill in PFK]
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post #124 of 124 Old 02-06-2012, 04:44 PM Thread Starter
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Thanks Bryon!!

btw, that front piece is actually 2 pieces of wood. There isnt a whole lot of space left in the tank for moving things though. Hopefully I'll get my new 55 set up here shortly!
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