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PIMPALA 03-31-2010 11:10 PM

My 48 gallon Vertical tank... a 2 year work in progress.
 
Just signed up, thought I'd give a rundown of my FW Tank.



Got it used. tank/stand/filter/heater/bubble wand. Knew what I wanted it to end up like, but things change over time. a LOT. lol


anyway... so I set it up with a nice piece of driftwood, and lots of plants. Had an Angel, a Pleco, and a small spotted catfish at first, thats it.


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then added a small school of fan tail guppies (stayed at the top mostly)




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Then I added this little guy:




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and he completely mowed down every plant in the tank. every damn one.




and he did all that with only one claw




http://sphotos.ak.fbcdn.net/photos-a...24_6232513.jpg







heres the sucker:



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a rare shot of the catfish. probably the only time he was EVER out when the lights were on




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some of my guppies:


http://sphotos.ak.fbcdn.net/photos-a...28_5355150.jpg








ok... thats what it used to look like and contain. next post will have current pics and list of what all is in there.

PIMPALA 03-31-2010 11:37 PM

So here is what is in there now (overstocked? or ok?)


1 electric blue crayfish
2 African dwarf frogs
2 Golden apple snails
2 fiddler crabs
1 Pleco
1 Iridescent shark (just babysitting him for a few weeks for a friend)
5 guppies
1 calico fantail
1 orange fantail
2 Red cap Orandas
1 Orange/white Oranda (who also has a "Hitler" mustache, so we named him Adolf)
1 calico shubunkin




Here are a few current pics (about to do a water change, its kinda cloudy/green right now)



http://i43.tinypic.com/15dw84p.jpg

http://i42.tinypic.com/1z69u21.jpg

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http://i39.tinypic.com/2r5byw9.jpg



hate the fake plants, but with the little blue lawn mower, cant keep anything in there other than the 2 moss balls.

PIMPALA 03-31-2010 11:39 PM

oh, and here is a good shot of "Adolf" lol



http://photos-b.ak.fbcdn.net/hphotos...5_941917_n.jpg

britnyjackson 03-31-2010 11:47 PM

Haha!! Adolf is hilarious!!

Austin 04-01-2010 03:52 AM

Well, yes, I think it is overstocked. You might be able to manage it, though. I thought goldfish ate snails too so idk about that.

Either way, nice tanks! :) And I love adolf.

karjean 04-07-2010 07:54 PM

Nice tank.

jhammons 04-07-2010 08:11 PM

Good looking tank, I love the picture of "Adolf" ! Also that face shot of the "sucker" is just amazing !


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