Quote:Good judgment comes from experience and experience comes from bad judgment.
About Yourself:I have been doing freshwater for about 15 years. Just started saltwater last year. I had a 150 gallon FOWLR tank. Want to start a some what affordable reef tank, so I downgraded to a 29.
Advice:Read and ask as many questions as you can. Know your spectrum and water quality perimeters. Your knowledge will grow with experience. Take your time.
Description:This was my 150 freshwater tank. Dimensions are 48x24x31. Stuffed with chichlids, babies everywhere. 150 lbs of rock and driftwood that I had found myself. A mixture of different chichlid sands. A few fake plants for color. Fluval FX5 canister filter, a 600 gph koralia powerhead for circulation. Two 48" 40w T-8 10K and Actinic for color. 3 x 50w of xenon halogen lighting, gave a nice shimmering effect.
Advice:Slow and easy. Don't cut corners on filtration, shoot for atleast 10x/hr water turnover and dont waste your time with carbon!!! Use most if not all available space for Bio-Media. Nerite snail are the only way to go for algae control, never use algaecides. Feed your fish New Life Spectrum food. And last, but not least cycle tank with fish food not ammonia!
About Yourself:I'm fairly new to keeping African Cichlids. It took me a while to get a nice "stack" with the limited space in a 55g. I've laid eggcrate underneath the sand to give it a more sound structure and to protect from any rock slides, from pesky diggers.
I worked really hard on it, so thanks for checking it out!
Fish Kept:4 Yellow Labs,
2 Cobalt Blue Zebras,
1 Red Zebra,
About Yourself:Wanted an aquarium that was nice to look at in my living room but not too much maintenance and after alot of trial and error I'm content with the results. My tropicals are happy and that's all that counts.
Comments are welcome.
Fish Kept:green barbs, red wag plattys, bristlenose, cherry barbs, pristilla tetras, cory cats, dwarf neon rainbows, female bettas, black skirt tetras.
Advice:TAKE YOUR TIME & HAVE FUN YOU CAN NEVER OVER FILTER . THE MORE THE BETTER. WEEKLY WATER CHANGES ARE KEY ALSO. DON'T GET STUCK ON ONE TYPE OF FOOD. FEED THEM DIFFERENT VARIETIES OF FOODS.(pellets, flakes, krill, bloodworms, guppies. ghost shrimp)
Advice:Regular water changes (weekly) use good food and lookout for unwell fish. Also for new tank setups dont just put fish in until tank has been cycled, mine took 8 weeks for the nitrite to become 0
Description:My Lake Malawi Cichlid 4ft Fish Tank. 80kg of marine rock, artificial plants 2 pumps one internal and 1 external, 2x air stones. i bought everything very cheap off ebay and love keeping these amazing cichlids!