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dobknobby 09-15-2010 06:22 PM

Newb Alert!!
 
Hi All,

Im Rob from Hampshire, England. Saw your forum today and thought id register and say hi!

Enough about me, now for the fish...

I own 3 tanks, My main on is a Jewel Vision 450 Litre.

Im this tank, the fish consist of:
  • 3 Opaline Gourami, (2x 2-3" and 1x 6")
  • 2 Pearl Gourami (both 2-3")
  • 2 peppered corys (Both 2-3")
  • 2 Angel Fish (Both 4-5", not sure what breed, maybe someone can identify)
  • 10 to 12 Mickey mouse Platys (All growing babies, now about half an inch)
  • 8-10 Convict Chichlids (Growing Babies about 1-2" Very unexpectdly peaceful!)
  • 4 Unknown Tetras (Maybe someone can identify)
  • 3 Normal Loaches (2 about 3" and the other about 1.5")
  • 1 Golden Loach (About 2")
  • 8-10 Mollies (2 Adults about 1.5" and 6 growing babys about 3cm's, these are orange with black fins)
  • 2 Fire Eel's (1 is about 6" and the other is a baby about 3", hand fed with bloodworm and vegetables, very peaceful and tamed)
  • 1 blue Crayfish (Very peaceful towards all other fish, about 6")
  • 3 Blue Tetra
  • 1 Adult Female Guppy (Back in from giving birth (See Second Tank))
  • 2 Spotted Plecos (about 3-5" for both)
Thats all the fish in this tank, i have a few live plants and fake ones too, some rocks for my eels, chichlids and cray fish to hide in, some bogwood (also with plants growing on) and bamboo tubes. Also have a Skull and Ship just to take some space LOL.

This tank also has 2x 150 watt heaters (1 Each End) a Wave Maker (Power Head, fish love swimming against it) and a Fluval 405 external fiter. I have 4x 120cm t8 bulbs, which are, aqua glo, power glo, plant glo, and sun glo. This has a normal laminate juwel backing at the moment too...

I run this temperature in between 26 and 28 degrees centigrade. My most recent watertest results are: PH level: 8.0
NO2 (Nitrite): 0.1
NO3 (Nitrate): 5
NH3 NH4 (Ammonia): 0

My plans for this tank are...

  • 3d Background
  • Loads and Loads more live plants, losing fake plants in process
  • Co2 input for plants
  • Changing my Gravel for Plant substrate and Sand
  • Lots more bogwood and driftwood and rocks
Basically, im trying to make my tank as similar to the amazon as i can get.

My Second tank is a 50 ltr breeding tank.

Nothing Special... 1 Loach, 16 Baby Guppies (Adult in main tank) Gravel, plant and rocks. Fluval 1 Plus filter with spraybar, and heater.

My Third Tank is a Empty, 3 compartment breeding tank approx 80 ltr. Will be breeding, Bristlenose Plecos, more chichlids and angelfish. Once guppies as gone also going to be breeding gouramis.

This sums my tnks up... sorry its alot to read, but i dont like to miss bits out.

Pictures:

http://i57.photobucket.com/albums/g2...y/IMAG0291.jpg
http://i57.photobucket.com/albums/g2...y/IMAG0289.jpg
http://i57.photobucket.com/albums/g2...y/IMAG0288.jpg
http://i57.photobucket.com/albums/g2...y/IMAG0285.jpg
http://i57.photobucket.com/albums/g2...y/IMAG0284.jpg
http://i57.photobucket.com/albums/g2...y/IMAG0282.jpg
http://i57.photobucket.com/albums/g2...y/IMAG0281.jpg
http://i57.photobucket.com/albums/g2...y/IMAG0280.jpg
http://i57.photobucket.com/albums/g2...y/IMAG0279.jpg
http://i57.photobucket.com/albums/g2...y/IMAG0278.jpg
http://i57.photobucket.com/albums/g2...y/IMAG0274.jpg
http://i57.photobucket.com/albums/g2...y/IMAG0273.jpg
http://i57.photobucket.com/albums/g2...y/IMAG0272.jpg
http://i57.photobucket.com/albums/g2...y/IMAG0270.jpg
http://i57.photobucket.com/albums/g2...y/IMAG0269.jpg
http://i57.photobucket.com/albums/g2...y/IMAG0268.jpg
http://i57.photobucket.com/albums/g2...y/IMAG0266.jpg
http://i57.photobucket.com/albums/g2...y/IMAG0265.jpg
http://i57.photobucket.com/albums/g2...y/IMAG0259.jpg
http://i57.photobucket.com/albums/g2...y/IMAG0253.jpg
http://i57.photobucket.com/albums/g2...y/IMAG0252.jpg
http://i57.photobucket.com/albums/g2...y/IMAG0250.jpg

Romad 09-15-2010 07:58 PM

Hi Rob :wave:

Welcome to the forum. I love your tank setup and your picture taking is pretty impressive.

We hope you like it here.

dobknobby 09-15-2010 08:06 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by Romad (Post 472163)
Hi Rob :wave:

Welcome to the forum. I love your tank setup and your picture taking is pretty impressive.

We hope you like it here.

Thanks for the welcome Romad.

Yeah i quite like my tank atm... not bad considering im still learning. lol...

I think it will be MUCH MUCH MUCH better by the time i finish it! Lol... I want it to be a underwater forest... But with a difference... Still have lots of wood and rockies... :D

Oh and thanks for the good comment about my pics hehehe... made me smile... considering i used a camera on my Mobile Phone! lol

Romad 09-15-2010 08:11 PM

Seriously? Mobile phone pics? Now I'm VERY impressed.

I have a great Canon digital and I've yet to figure out the macro settings to get a decent picture of my fish. They didn't get the memo on staying still for a second or two during the photoshoots.

dobknobby 09-15-2010 08:16 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by Romad (Post 472172)
Seriously? Mobile phone pics? Now I'm VERY impressed.

I have a great Canon digital and I've yet to figure out the macro settings to get a decent picture of my fish. They didn't get the memo on staying still for a second or two during the photoshoots.

Lol... yeah i had that prob too... i prob took about 70-80 photos and only put the decent ones up... dont even think my fone has a macro setting lol...

Yeah using my HTC HD2! I yet to buy a digital camera, i want to take up photography as a hobby, and want a Digital SLR.

Romad 09-15-2010 08:29 PM

Well based on your pics here, you'll do very well. Maybe I'll try the phone next.

Hmmmmmm.....................

badxgillen 09-15-2010 10:19 PM

sweet
 
awsome tanks....welcome..this is an informative site....keep your eye on those convicts...they breed rather young and then they show there true colors...ADIOS...

fish joey 09-16-2010 06:46 AM

welcome nice assortment of fish and nice tank

willow 09-16-2010 04:23 PM

hello there :)
very nice set up,and great looking inmates.
hope you'll be happy here with us.
i don't have cookies but you're welcome to stay.:lol:

Tomsk 09-17-2010 04:00 PM

Hi and welcome to the forum,nice tank BTW :-)

Tomsk


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