Description:Fed up with the 'Nature' style of tanks I've set this more traditional European style, but with still keeping the Amano principals . Overall first results are excellent. Dry ferts are added daily
Advice:Read. A lot. Then read more. Then ask questions, and really think about the answers. There's lots of information out there, but it is up to you to decide what is good information!
Remember, everyone started somewhere. Some people forget ;)
Description:135Gal planted discus and tetra tank on a 75gal sump
Quote:If it can't be solved by talking to a fish, it can't be solved.
About Yourself:I live in Southern California and am a psychotherapist. My interests include golf, poker, my 2 dogs and 2 cats, and now my fish.
I don't remember why I got my first Betta about 4 years ago, but that got me hooked on having at least one Betta nearby. In recently learning that keeping Bettas in vases is actually cruel, I was exposed to the fish/aquarium hobby, fell in love with it, and got a real tank. Now I can't keep my arm out of it or my eyes off it.
Fish Kept:7.5 Gallon Cube Planted
3 Female Bettas
80 Gallon Long
Established March 2009. 3 Pearl Gourami, 1 Angelfish, large school of Neon Tetras, 6 Tiger Barbs, 4 Emerald Green Corydora, several Otocinclus, 1 Yo-Yo Loache.
29 Gallon SeaClear Tank
6 Blue Tetras, 4 Badis Badis, and 3 Bolivian Rams (Larry, Mo, and Curly).
20 Long Planted
2 Dwarf Chain Loaches, 3 Corydoras Pygmaeus, 3 Otocinclus, 1 Red Shrimp, 3 Amano Shrimp, 6 Black Neon Tetras, 5 Sparkling Gourami, a few Microrasboras.
10 Gallon Planted
Red Cherry Shrimp Tank
10 Gallon Planted
1 White Crayfish (Snowball)
4 Zebra Danios
Advice:Start slowly, buy the biggest tank you can properly support (weight/dimension wise) in your home, thoroughly research the fish's wants/needs before you buy them, and consider fishless cycling as a humane option. Don't keep bettas in bowls and do keep schooling fish in *schools*.
Description:This is my 55 gallon tank with live plants. It has been up since March with plants being added slowly since then. For decor I used driftwood and large black rocks. Filtration is an Aqueon 55 HOB and an extra Penguin 150 HOB. I keep the temp at 78 degrees. The lighting is Coralife CF at 5wpg on 6 hours per day. I use pressurized CO2. For livestock I have 1 angelfish, 3 pearl gourami, 7 tiger barbs (no, they don't bother anyone), a large school of neon tetras, 4 emerald green corycats, 2 yo-yo loaches, 7 amano shrimp, 7 otocinclus. Be gentle, I'm new at this!