About Yourself:I got into the hobby accidently. Almost 1yr ago I helped my friends brother move and his recent x-girlfriend pawned off a full setup on me and my girlfriend (now wife, yikes). I thought dang i dont kno anything about this. So I started surfing the net, got hooked and the rest is history. And yes, I watch my tank more than tv and my wife does get a little jealous, but she loves 'em too.
Fish Kept:African Cichlids and others:,
1 Yellow Lab mutt,
1 true Yellow Lab,
1 Yellow perlmutt,
1 Electric Blue Ahli,
1 Blue Acai (crooked mouth),
1 Giraffe (crooked mouth),
1 Blue Face peacock,
1 Red Jacobfrebergi peacock,
1 OB calico peacock,
3 unidentified Cichlids,
1 Synodontis cat (1 stripe),
some of these might be hybrids,
Top Fin white peagravel (coated not best for benificial bacteria colonies, looks better than it functions)<br><br>
Native Minnesota Limestone Slate (keeps my KH up and helps balance PH and GH)<br>
2 types of anubias<br>
lots of Javafern<br>
lots of various algae (amazing filters!, keeps my nitrates zeroed out, and dietary supliment for fish)<br>
never had an algae bloom (green water)<br>
Advice:Without a solid understanding and active respect for the "nitrogen cycle" your fish will die. Don't throw away your money, effort, and emotions. However you don't need to be a chemist, biologist, let alone zoologist to be a good aquarium keeper. If you teach yourself the foundational basics you will create amazing tanks and enjoy keeping fish for many years to come.
Description:newest arrangement in our 55gal planted African Cichlid tank
About Yourself:im a tattoo artist in boulder and i have loved fish since i was a kid. i worked at a pet store a long time ago and i have 4 other tanks in the house as well. this one is my pride and joy.
Fish Kept:4 eureaka red peacocks, 4 albino eureaka reds, 3 albino ruby red peacocks, 1 ruby red, 2 blue peacocks (not too sure exactally what they are there from a local store in boulder). and a red empress. 1 demonosi, my cats include 1 syn. angelicus, 2 syn. petricolas, 1 syn. multipunticatus. 1 king tiger pleco, 2 albino bushynose plecos, a blue phantom pleco.a green phantom pleco, bristle nose pleco and a gold nugget pleco as well.
Corals/Plants: plastic plants and lots of rock and wood and a cool layer of alge growing on some rocks.
Advice:Research Research Research and when you think you have figured out what you are going to do don't take advice from the good people at PetsMart go to a reputable local fish store. And don't buy fish from Petsmart, walmart or any other big box, they are hit or miss on their health.
Description:My fish habitat. 55g. I wanted it to look more natural to a real environment and not overly designed. Although it wasn't meant to mimic any realistic environment. I wanted to try to expand the space for the fish and try to make it so there were many things to swim around and varied locations for them. I took wood from the ohio river for the vertical pieces and screwed them to thick plexi which is under the rocks and couple of different kind of plants. Its currently hads 2 golden gourmamis, 5 glass fish, cori catfish, red tail shark, bushy nose pleco, and a zebra danio (my first fish from two years ago!) Just today i set up CO2 for the tank. I'm excited cause i will be able to get some plants i have wanted to get so it may change quite a bit soon.
About Yourself:I have been into aquariums since I was 10 years old. Started out very small with a 10 gallon aquarium with common live bearers such as guppies, swordtails, mollies, plateys, and others. As I got older I wanted bigger and better stuff. For the last 8 years I have been into African Cichlids. They are my favorite. In the future Im still looking to expand and upgrade my aquarium.
I also enjoy comic books, educational tv shows, and being a proud member of PETA.
Description:Club Lava is a 75 gallon African cichlid aquarium that filled with over a dozen lava rocks. These lava rocks really make the cichlid's colors come out. The gravel is a variation of many different things include crushed coral, sand, and natural stone gravel. 2 Power filters include a Aquaclear 500 and an Emperor 400.
Includes the following fish
4 Champsochromis caeruleus (5-8 inches)
3 Iodotropheus sprengerae (3 inches)
5 Labidochromis caeruleus (1-2 inches)
8 Melanochromis interruptus (2-5 inches)
4 Pseudotropheus socolofi (2-3 inches)
8 Pseudotropheus zebra (2-5 inches)
3 Labeotropheus fuelleborni (2-4 inches)
1 Mloto White Blaze (4 inches)
A few baby fry
3 Plecos - 4-6 inches
Advice:Use common sense...be patient....and know that keeping trop fish isn't as hard as some make it out to be. Almost forgot most importantly DONT FEED YOUR FISH MORE THAN THEY CAN EAT. Several small feedings a day. Is the way to go.