Photo Caption:This is a pic so you can see our Marine set-up above the Tropical fish in the Unit I made specificly for them, we had no room to have two 4 foot tank this was my only option. I think it looks cool the two pumps and rest of electrical gear is in a built in cupboard to the right. still working on the Marine. TO BE CONTINUED.......
Description: 2 x EHEIM canister power filter pumps these cycle the water in both tanks Tropical and Marine 7 times an hour.
2 x Arcadia Fluorescent lighting controllers 45 watt clear tube for Tropical and a 35 watt actinic ( blue ) in the marine. both on a electric timer. and a EHEIM 300 watt thermastat in the Marine and a 250 watt in the Tropical. 2 x Betta glass thermometer, Trops at 27 degrees and Marine at 25 degrees. I have a silent air pump to feed both tanks.
Advice: Use real live weed / plants in your tank this helps keep you tank cleaner and healthier. make the tank as interesting as you can for your fish this is better for them to have places to hide and play in and makes it more fun to watch them. it all takes time but worth every minute of it. more fun than watching the T.V
Fish Kept: TROPICAL - 8 x Ghost Shrimp - fresh water red clawed crab - Asian shark catfish (Pangasius Sutchi ) - Up-side down catfish (Brachysynodontis Batensoda) - red tailed Shark ( Labco Bicolor ) - 2 x anglefish ( Pterophyllum Scalare) - Siamese fighter fish ( Betta Splendens ) - 2 x Firemouth Cichlid ( Thorichthys Meeki ) - kissing gourami (Helostoma Temmincki ) - 2 x Dwarf gourami (Colisa Lalia ) - Sailfin Plec ( Glyptoperichthys Gibbiceps ) - 2 x Cherry Barb ( Barbus Titteya ) - Parrot Fish ( cichlid ) - Molly ( Balloon )
MARINE - 4 x Damsels - Red haired hermit Crab. more to come ........
Corals/Plants: 3 x Ceratophyllum Demersum - Echinodorus Bleheri - Vallisneria natans - Cryptocoryne Balonsea - Cryptocoryne Wendtii - Aponogeton Madagascariensis - Ceratopteris Thalictroides - Hygrophila Difformis - Cryptocoryne Willsii - there are about 3 more different types in there but can't find there names yet. if you can tell let me know.
About Yourself: Hi i am 31 year old I have always enjoyed fish but only recent years had enough money to start setting up larger tanks 1 4 foot Tropical tank and a 4 foot Marine tank. The two of them take up a great deal of time and our money but worth every minute and penny of it. These are my pride and joy joint with my bike. I will be setting up a new salt water tank three and a half foot with coral and a Mantis Shrimp over the next few months any advise let me know thanks.