Pics of your fish tank setups!

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  1. DarkForceMage

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  2. CacTuar

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    I don't think I've posted my tanks before, and certainly not since my 3rd has been going.

    In the living room I have a planted 5' and a 3' marine.


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    It has roughly 10 tetras, 10 rasboras, 2 peppermint BN, 2 normal BN, 2 corries, 4 khulie loaches, 1 sucker, 2 yoyo loaches and 4 SAE. It has a Eheim 2217 canister on it.
    The light at the moment is a 4 X t5 and 3 250w MH. The MH's never get used and I have just completed my order for LEDs to retro into the fitting, hopefully putting out cleaner brighter light, and not more hair algae:tongue:

    The next is my marine. It has t5's also at the moment, but have just ordered an el cheapo 40cm LED array from ebay. Hopefully it goes alright. There is: 1x clownfish, 1x blenny, 1x bar goby, 1x six line wrasse and 1x coral banded shrimp, not including the bloody pistol/mantis shrimp I can hear sometimes and the odd crabs. I forget all the names of corals, but theres about 6 of them in there too.

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    The sump tank is a 2'X1' in the bottom.

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    The sump has small bits of rock and a half-assed deep sand bed in one section, the next has a Bubble Magus protein skimmer and the heater, and last is just the pump. There is my original clownfish living in the section with the DSB, cos he gets picked on by the other one in the display tank. He seems happy in there with his pipe that he lives in.

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    This is an old shot I must have uploaded a few months ago showing them both in the living room

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    Both of these tanks need a very good clean up and I think once I get some time off work (coming up) and get into building the LED setup, I'll give them both a real tidy-up.

    Next and lastly is a riparium tank I'm trying out in our bedroom. It took a while to be allowed to put a tank in there and I'm not sure whether my wife is super happy with it even now:Paranoid:


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    Still waiting for the 2213 canister to cycle (it's taking AAAGES) before I put in a few dwarf rasboras and cherry shrimp.
     
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  3. MUTMAN

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    whats that troy , a romantic abnormality so bizare it must be keep secret at all costs....


    seriously tho , lookin good :thumbup:
     
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    I'm curious, what's the difference between a riparium and a paludarium?
     
  6. Timcyn7

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    A paludarium consists of land and water areas. Riparium. only has water.
     
  7. Kitler

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    I wish I could have a tank setup half as good as what's shown here. Absolutely amazing all.
     
  8. MotoJohnno

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    I've since torn this down, and will be doing the sticks, leaves and blackwater thing again.
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  9. dr_evil6_6_6

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    I'm not sure if I ever posted my one:

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  10. japes

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    Thinking of tearing down my 50cm cube if you're interested in the wreckage of wood in there (and 10 or so lovely Golden Pencilfish)
     
  11. MotoJohnno

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    That would be awesome, I'm madly trying to find time to get it ready for fish. I also have some purple chromis dahane on hold.
     
  12. Dorz

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    thought i havent posted anything for a while, ill just leave these here ;) no post processing done, i dont have time for that! photos straight out of the camera.


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  13. mike-s

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    Now it's 8+ months later, here's a follow up picture as it's now fully established. Some of the occupants have changed for better & for worse, but it seems stable and they are reasonably well behaved.
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  14. Timcyn7

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    Slowly rebuilding my 4ft tank.

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    Nice and clean... Looking good. :thumbup:
     
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    Damm it looks nice, keep the pics comming :thumbup:
     
  17. Timcyn7

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    Gravel and water added. Spray bar done, just need to figure out if i will paint it of try grow some sort of moss over it? I wanted sand too but had trouble finding it around my area. I have used bunnings play sand with most of my other tanks, but im over it, its to fine.
    Sorry about the dirty glass. Ill upload some more pics when its complete.

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Miop-RtA1q8&feature=youtu.be
     
  18. campbell

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    My simple low tech 2-footer.

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  19. Timcyn7

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    Nice! How high is the tank and what wattage is the light?
     
  20. campbell

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    Cheers mate. It's about 30cm deep and the light is a 30 watt job off ebay. I only run it for about 6 hours (to avoid algae problems). Aside from that I just use a few drops of liquid fertiliser and change the water once a fortnight. As I said, nice and simple :)
     

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