Photo #1 - Assorted Cichlid Tank. Started Calling It Bikini ...
Submitted By:Lauren on
Photo Caption:Assorted cichlid tank. Started calling it bikini bottom because of the sponge Bob house & figurine my 4 year old said we needed to have in there. This tank is always a work in progress as I'm always adding , removing, & remodeling it when I'm able to.
Description: 110g old school tank ( the kind that has the piece of glass on the center top as some sorta support or something) 406 fluval canister filter, eihem 250w Hager heater, green machine 70w uv sterilizer, 2 aerator, marineland 48" led light.
Advice: Don't believe everything you read. When I 1st started fish keeping about 10 years ago or so I use to change the water every 1-2 weeks because that's what I read in a freshwater fish keeping book. But just the water too didnt know you had to vacuum the gravel! Needless to say I couldn't figure out why my fish kept dying since their aquarium & filter were so immaculately clean.
About Yourself: I'm a vet tech for small animals. I always enjoyed the tank that was at 1 of my previous jobs. I started small with an old 30g tank I had from when I was a teenager. I started with barbs, loaches, guaramis, & neons. I had lots and lots of failed attempts til I stopped over fussing. Now due to my ex boss not wanting her ci chlids anymore when the tank sprung a leak at work I offered to take what was in the tank warning her that all her fish may not make it in my tank. At the time that I took them I had 2 very large Oscars, a Dempsey, a convict, a few other cichlids. She really could care less for them so in they went. A few didn't make it but the convict & what I believe is some sorta peacock chichlid (which can possibly also b a hybrid when I took it in). They cross bred several times giving me some neat hybrids. Who would of thought.