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coolcar24th 11-29-2010 08:24 PM

Pics of my mini 5 gal and 18 gal planted
So I thought I would share a few photos of 2 of my aquariums. The first one is a planted 5 gal which has some sort of moss and some hornwort and a peice of driftwood. It houses 2 bumblebee gobies and a dwarf puffer. My second tank is an 18gal tank. Ive got a nice variety of plants in this one. It has some anubias on driftwood, javamoss on a floating piece of wood, 2 banana plants (started as one but split), java fern, duckweed, mariamo mossball, val, moneywort, hornwort, and dwarf hairgrass.a bit of everything :D. It houses mainly a figure 8 puffer, 3 tigerbarbs, 2 corydoras and a redtail shark. Im in the process of relocating the 3 barbs though. Any comments are welcomed. I'll add more pics later, my cam died.

Romad 11-29-2010 08:27 PM

Nice looking tanks. The pics. did come out a little dark tho :(

coolcar24th 11-29-2010 08:46 PM

It probably my camera setting, I didnt want to use the flash and I used nighttime setting so the pics are clearer. Ill try to get better photos later or tomorrow.

Byron 11-30-2010 06:26 PM

Those are indeed lovely. Don't use flash for tank photos, just fiddle with the light settings. But I must say, if the tanks are somewhat dim as they appear in the photos, you're bang on; the fish will be right at home.

coolcar24th 11-30-2010 08:09 PM

On my computer screen the pic is a tiny bit darker than the actual tank brightness. I think it kinda depends on what screen you are using. The fish in the tank however are perfectly happy, and my puffer is doing excellent. Ive had him for 2 years now. The plants that have been in there for awhile have been doing great besides the moneywort (I think its still in shock from moving from the other tank I have) and no algae problems so far. Ive gotten the puffer to eat just about anything and he also lets me hand feed him some things like shrimp.

redchigh 12-06-2010 03:22 PM

Um, Aren't gobies and dwarf puffers brackish? What's your salinity at?

coolcar24th 12-09-2010 09:51 PM


Originally Posted by redchigh (Post 528344)
Um, Aren't gobies and dwarf puffers brackish? What's your salinity at?

Dwarf puffers are definitely not brackish fish. They are completely freshwater. I have no salinity in the tank. The gobies I have are a freshwater breed and do not require salt. Infact they spawned in the tank once already.

thefishboy 12-11-2010 06:20 AM

Lovely tanks, like the dark water llok. ANd the puffer is so cutte!!

coolcar24th 12-11-2010 09:01 AM

Thanks, Ive actually moved the barbs and tetras now, so the puffer has the whole tank to himself besides a redtail shark which they get along just fine.

redchigh 12-11-2010 12:37 PM

Ah, the gobies threw me for a loop.

nice tanks.

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