Advice:Started w/ Dry Method experimenting w/ local emergent plants, once established (after 2.5 weeks) started adding true aquatic plants and water. Kept the lights on 12 to 14 hours a day. After a week added 1 fighting fish, week after another 9 fishes.
Description:Update of my First Low Cost Planted Aquarium : The Dream II
About Yourself:Been in the hobby off and on over 35 years.
Recently been breeding gold angelfish and these long finned albino bristlenose.
Fish Kept:Long finned albino bristlenose (2 males, 3 females and offspring).
3 Panda corydoras.
22 kuhlii loaches.
1 golden eel loach (hides in the gravel).
Red cherry shrimps.
North Australian chameleon shrimps.
Numerous baby blonde guppiies (temporary only).
Corals/Plants:Low light plants:
Pink baby tears,
African water fern,
Red tiger lotus,
Advice:Consider using rain water. No chemical treatment required and ideal for plants and fish suited to soft water.
Our collected rainwater has a PH of 5.0, but fortunately this is being naturally buffered to 7.0 by the large pink rocks seen in the aqurium.
Try to understock the aquarium.
Some plants were planted in shallow plastic dishes containing organic fertiliser covered with sand and gravel.
Description:My 4 ft Display and Breeding Bristlenose Aquarium
Fish Kept:1 Blue diamond discus, 1 Blue turquoise discus, 1 Yellow Crystal discus, 1 Blue cobalt discus, 1 pigeon blood discus, 1 Red dragon discus, 1 Red ring leopard, 1 pigeon snakeskin discus, 1 brown/green snakeskin and a red melon discus. 1 bristlenose plec and 1 normal plec, 1 yo yo loach, 1 supersinatra, 1 siamese algae eater, 1 flying fox and 1 black ghost knife fish.
Corals/Plants:Amazon sword, Amazon grass, Java fern, Red Tiger lilly.
About Yourself:I am a currently a part time student and full time worker... Only one more year to go.. Woo Hoo!! I was always interested in having a fish tank but never new were to start until my coworker gave me my first fish in a two gallon tank. I then quickly upgraded to a 15 gallon and now I currently have a 40 gallon tank and am looking to upgrade to a 100 gallon tank in the near future.
Advice:Cycle your water before adding fish. Once your tank is established please keep your water changes frequent and consistent. Also find yourself a good LFS (Local Fish Store) and Petco doesnt count. An LFS employee will actually know what they are talking about. Most of the time. Last but not least always do your own research...
Description:7 foot amazon black water biotope
river rock (natural colour)
oak leaves for leaf litter
breeding pair of convict cichlids
12 columbian tetra
8 emerald cory's
1m/2f green swordtails
2 nerite zebra snails
Description:i actualy didnt even plan on rearanging my aquarium untill i came across this rock.it is a forty six-gallon bowfront. the substrate is crushed coral, live plants from a local river, the rock actualy came from the same river, i saw it when i was snorkeling and had to go back and get it! i currently only have five, inch long african cichlids. one daffodill, two yellow labs, and two kenyii. the filtration consists of two hang on penguin bio wheel 300's. lighting is provided by only one flourescent 10,000 k bulb, when i can afford it im gonna get a twin bulb compact fixture. the heater keeps the tank a constant 78 degrees f. and the koralia current creator helps keep the water moving constantly, it flows around the front of the rock, keep in mind this tank was created on a budget