About Yourself:Pretty much started keeping fish when i started fishing about 8 or 9 years ago, and ever since then have been fanatical about fish. Not a big fan of all the fancy tropical fish. A dead set waste of time if you ask me haha. I prefer fish that are fun to keep (Archers for example).
Fish Kept:Monos, Australian Bass, Archer Fish, Eel tailed Catfish, Jungle Perch
Corals/Plants:Variety of different plants
Amazon Sword, Rotala Wallichi, Ambulia, Amazon sword, green & purple cabomba, curly amazon sword, hygrophilia, java moss, java fern, & moss balls to name a few.
About Yourself:My 3rd tank, had over 3 years fish keeping experience, however never much success with plants. Fingers crossed I can make (&keep!) my tank looking as gorgeous as some of the others on this site. I also work in an aquarium & pet shop :D
Fish Kept:2x red honey gourami 4x sparkling gourami 8x rummy nose tetra 3x corydoras 3x pygmy corydoras 1x betta 1x buenos ares tetra(rehomed for a friend) 2x german blue ram 2x borneo plec
Corals/Plants:Java fern, Anubias, Radicans Sword, cardamine, ludwigia, java moss, xmas moss, cabomba, and various others.
Quote:"Let the waters abound with an abundance of living creatures" -Genesis 1:20
About Yourself:Nick is a Web Designer and has been into the aquarium hobby for nearly 10 years (all freshwater) and after a 3 year hiatus he found inspiration in a tossed out kid's terrarium with the dead lizard still in it. Cherri is Nick's beautiful bride-to-be who works in finance and supports her man in every pointless hobby he seeks to be involved with.
Fish Kept:Domestic: (store bought- only I didn't buy any of my fish. friends and family gave these to me)
huge frontosa- named "big head todd", peacock bass, livingstoni, green severum, columbian shark, channel cat, 3 plecos, managuense, yellow lab, creamcycle chiclid.
Wild Caught: (right out of local streams of va beach! just remember to acclamate the wild fish first.)
white pearch, 2 croppy, blue gill, warmouth,
Corals/Plants:I tried live plants... way too much work for a large tank. Unless you like constant upkeep. I have all fake plants- but instead of buying them for a million dollars from a store. I went to a craft store and bought a bunch of fake plants. I cut them up and used glue gun to glue lava rocks to the bottoms. Use non toxic glue gun sticks.
Advice:Do it. You'll learn alot!! Research everything you do before you do it!! I started from a couple pieces of glass and wood and made something great out of it. AND it all costed way less than if I had bought it all new. To see a final finished product that is beautiful and functional- It's well worth the time. All in all it's a great do it yourself project- a large do it yourself project. Especially when you live in an apartment complex and have to do alot of the construction your apartment and outside on a small slab. Would have been much easier in a garage. However, I am very happy with the results. It's something that fools everyone who looks at it and asks where I got it. I reply "Well... I made it. Yeah, the tank too."