Quote:Manifest creation that cant be touched, Now everything that was created came from a dream, from the depths of the ocean, or a mountian stream......were all connected, just connect the dots...(KottenMouth Kings)
About Yourself:I am a clerk at the ABC store (alcohol Beverage Control)
Fish Kept:African leaf fish (leopard ctenopoma in a different tank), 10 harlequin rasbora, a Sparkling Gourami, and 3 misc. cory cat's,6 corydoras habrosus, 4 brilliant rasboras, a few otto's and unknown amount of pearl blue shrimp and a few red cherry shrimp.
Corals/Plants:i have are a Java Fern, flame moss,a few Bacopa Monnieri , Anacharis, Aglaonema simplex (Borneo Sword), Twisted Vallisneria , Red Temple, Ludwigia repens that i got from a pond down the street, Ludwigia repens x arcuata , Echinodorus parviflorus "Tropica", red tiger lotus, crypt. retospirals, and more now a days...
Advice:I'm not by any means an expert at this, but as far as I've learned the light spectrum makes a big difference...ie - how hot the bulb is burning (5000K, 6500K, 10000K [K stands for Kelvins]) as far as Fluorescents are concerned. or 1.5+ watt per gal is a good start but thats probably a bare min.
Description:Update of my tank aprox. 7mo. old! grew up real quickly! Just added some pearl blue and red cherry shrimp in the tank to control algae. crypts are back and coming in nicely!
Fish Kept:15 * Discus (green discus Tefe), 75* rumynoses, 50 * corydoras sterbai.
Some cardinal tetra's, dwarf puffers (to keep the snails hidden) and about 40 ottocinclus
Current pop. Central American Cichlids
Advice:i just switched to a soil bed with a flourite top. this is a picture that is only 2 months old from switching from just flourite. its a bit more involved to set up but everything has been growing like crazy.
About Yourself:I am a electrical engineer by trade, but i have been into freshwater tanks for 12 years now. i started out with just small fish tanks for cool fish i liked and then i got a 4ft tank with chiclids and parrotfish that really started me into the hobby.. not venturesd into marine tanks yet, but i guess i am not really a fan. always preferree freshwater.
My current tank has been around for about 3 years now, and is mainly a planted tank where the emphasis is on creating a tropical pond enviroment with the types of plants and fishes that you find there..
i am still learning everyday but i have to say the satisfaction of seeing a tank that is doing well is very difficult to match.
Fish Kept:Angelfish, golden otos, baby puffers, many types of tetras..
Advice:make sure you are systematic and do things at proper intervals, it is very tempting to dump everything into a new tank on the first day, i used to do that years ago and i lost many fish and many plants. make sure you properly mature the tank water and biological system of your tank over a minimum two week period before introducing your expensive fish and sensitive plants into the system.. and compatibility is very important.. not everything that looks good is actually going to survive in your tank. if you are using fish and plants from the tropics, do not add in a temperate species to look good.. they will not adapt well and whether fish or plant they will die quickly..
Description:This is my current tank,
It is a lower delta tropical pond setting and the plants are all matured for about 3 years now.