: Fish tanks?



Shawn4.0
06-09-08, 11:47 AM
Anyone else into saltwater or freshwater aquariums? I searched and found member jonnyd had some tanks but all his photos were gone.

Anyway, here are my two pride and joys,

First is my 29 gallon reef tank,

http://xs216.xs.to/xs216/07233/FTS.jpg

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http://xs116.xs.to/xs116/07233/clownhosting.jpg

And here is my 125 gallon agressive reef still in progress. Still a couple more fish to add and more corals.


http://img165.imageshack.us/img165/1695/dsc00908xc0.jpg

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http://i95.photobucket.com/albums/l155/SoFloShawn/th_MOV00922.jpg (http://s95.photobucket.com/albums/l155/SoFloShawn/?action=view&current=MOV00922.flv)



And then these guys are in quarantine, waiting to go into the 125,

http://img516.imageshack.us/img516/7969/dsc00945ak4.jpg

AlBundy
06-09-08, 12:18 PM
Great aquariums. I have a 40 gallon tank with 7 goldfish. 1 Lion head, 1 Fantail, 5 common and a 14 inch Algae eater. I wanted to see if I could maintain this tank before I move on to saltwater tanks which(I'm sure you know) requires more maintenance and is more expensive.

dkozloski
06-09-08, 01:03 PM
I've got a 30 gallon tank with some Neons, some Penquins, a couple of Rainbows, a couple of catfish an alga eater and a YoYo loach.

STScadillac
06-09-08, 02:23 PM
Ive always wanted to get a big saltwater tank ive just never got around to it and right now I don't have a good spot to put it me and my roomates are kinda packrats lol. anyway awesome tanks man!

dwight.j.carter
06-09-08, 03:06 PM
Those are awesome. Makes me want to get back into aquariums.

ewill3rd
06-10-08, 06:41 AM
I set up a tank for my son last summer for his birthday.
Mostly small fish, fresh water. I have 3 golden danios, 3 black zebra danios, 3 black tetras, 5 glowlite tetras (orange), and an algae eater. I'd might take pics later. It took me forever to get the water going but now it is doing okay.
I had some filtration problems early on and suffered cloudy water for months. I have lost a few of the danios, I think they beat up the runt of the tank, some of them are fairly aggressive. The little ones usually just stop eating and then a few weeks later I have to dig them out before my son sees the corpses :(

We have multicolored gravel, which looked better at first but now after all the tank cleanings it is not so hot, although it still looks neat. Maybe I'll post up a pic later.

Shawn4.0
06-10-08, 04:40 PM
Thanks for the comments!

Yea, if you guys got any pics, toss them up! Wouldn't mind seeing some freshwater setups. Been considering setting up one of my quarantine tanks (a 12 gallon or more likely a 55 gallon) as a FW tank, after I finish adding fish to the 125. Just because of the amount of fish yuo can do, my 125 gallon, will have about 11 fish total, for a 55 gallon FW, I could do, quite a few fish. And indeed, costs and time are a big thing, all the calcium and stuff I add, plus all the salt for water changes, and then the fish themselves, getting ready to order this guy (which is going to cost me and arm AND a leg lol)

http://img177.imageshack.us/img177/9500/gflakenv5.jpg

the cadillac kid
06-10-08, 06:05 PM
had a saltwater tank, 55gallons, they all died, and we later found out that the info the kid at the store told us was mostly false... we had yellow tangs, of course the damsels to start off with, clown fish, one hippo tang, basslets, a bunch of fish... i loved it, they were gorgeous.

that was a few years ago though.
since then we converted to a freshwater tank... still 55 gallons... all cichlids. theres one in there that just keeps pooping out babies... anyway, they're great.
got another tank thats a 10 gallon with just some goldfish in it.

i'm thinking of starting a small salt water tank, just a few damsels maybe...and a tang...and clown fish..and a hippo tang... and a..o shit, i can feel the $$$ being drained from my debit card now..

Playdrv4me
06-11-08, 02:41 AM
http://xs116.xs.to/xs116/07233/clownhosting.jpg

HOLD EVERYTHING. NEMO HAS BEEN FOUND!

ewill3rd
06-11-08, 06:14 AM
Okay it has changed a bit, decorations have been moved around, the gravel is mixed up a bit more (no more green lines) and there are more fish but...
My then 4 year old son designed the look. I kind of like it and the fish seem to enjoy it.

the cadillac kid
06-11-08, 08:25 PM
http://img93.imageshack.us/img93/1065/1001025qy1.jpg (http://imageshack.us)

http://img261.imageshack.us/img261/5161/1001013eg8.jpg (http://imageshack.us)

TomDeville
06-17-08, 09:20 PM
Great pictures everyone. I thank
you kindly for sharing. I am nervous about
a salt water tank as I feel that the typical
neglect one gives to a fresh water tank
can lead to a disaster.
I have a few fresh water tanks with idiot
proof goldfish. I also have a turtle tank with
a big red eared slider that I have had since 1991.
My favourite is the pond I designed
and built out back with about 10 koi & a
couple dozen pond goldfish; it is about 7,000
gallons and they all survived the frozen winter,
with no food from November until April, which
always amazes me.

Best Regards,

TomDeville:cool2:
:cool2:

the cadillac kid
06-17-08, 09:33 PM
.... that didnt rhyme...

TomDeville
06-18-08, 01:10 AM
^^^
:histeric:I just pissed myself
doesn't rhyme either.:thumbsup:

:cool2:

dkozloski
06-18-08, 04:33 AM
^^^
:histeric:I just pissed myself
doesn't rhyme either.:thumbsup:

:cool2:
That accounts for the rusty zipper and yellow sneakers.

ewill3rd
06-18-08, 08:33 AM
I don't have much time to maintain my tank, sometimes it is hard to do weekly maintenance.
My fish are very tolerant of my inept tank maintenance.... thankfully.
The algae eater is a real helper :lol:
I just hope he doesn't think one of the other fish looks like a tasty snack.

AlBundy
06-18-08, 11:14 AM
I also have a turtle tank with
a big red eared slider that I have had since 1991.
My favourite is the pond I designed
and built out back with about 10 koi & a
couple dozen pond goldfish; it is about 7,000
gallons and they all survived the frozen winter,
with no food from November until April, which
always amazes me.

Best Regards,

TomDeville:cool2:
:cool2:

:postpics:

TomDeville
06-22-08, 02:08 AM
Too dumb to post pics.
Wife would have to help.:mad::hmm:
Makes me want to yelp.

Sandy asks his smart kid.
I tried once; f'd up I did.
Sheeeeeet.....
My wife already wears the tool belt.:shhh:

I require an idiots guide..:helpless:
Space mountain is my favourite ride.

Kindest Regards,

TomDeville
:cool2::cool2:

ewill3rd
06-22-08, 09:05 AM
I think I am going to lose 2 more fish :(

One of my tetras started swimming in spirals last night, like upside down and forward... looked like he thought he was in an airshow.

Just makes me wonder, how often do some of you guys lose fish? I have lost a few for seemingly no reason.
I mean there is no way to tell how old these fish are so they could be near the end of their life cycle when I get them.
It could be natural causes but....

AlBundy
06-22-08, 01:53 PM
My experiment was/is the goldfish. Since(as mentioned above) their idiot proof and I haven't lost any in two or three years, I'm considering moving on to something more challenging(not the saltwater yet). Sorry about your fish ewill3rd.

the cadillac kid
06-22-08, 02:16 PM
change in water temperature?

ewill3rd
06-22-08, 03:04 PM
I keep the water at a pretty steady 77-78 degrees. Even when I do water changes I set the water temp with an infared thermometer out of the faucet and put some amquel and perfect pH 7.0 in it.
I hate watching this guy spinning around but I hate to euthanize him :(
Luckily my kid hasn't noticed yet.
I can't imagine this guy making it another day.

I have 7 other tetras, 5 neons and 2 more of the black tetra, they all seem fine.
No new fish for a few weeks.
I guess it is just his time.