Show me your aquarium

Show me your aquarium

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Rufus Roughcut

525 posts

143 months

Friday 4th October 2019
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Having kept fish for the best part of 40years I treated myself to my 'dream' tank earlier this year.

After the first week, the remote filters were doing their job.

From this





to this



I cleaned the filters weekly, 1 month later, voila crystal clear water.



The tank has matured very quickly, probably helped by using a fare amount of water from my previous tank.

Bog wood has become water logged and a 3D back drop added.

Currently have a Scat, I know it may need to go into brackish water at some point, however there are various tales of them living happily in Hard water, we shall see.


hampshire-370z

42 posts

43 months

Friday 4th October 2019
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Some nice looking aquariums in this thread. Always been into fish for as long as I can remember, here is my current setup. 8' x 3'








lufbramatt

4,628 posts

102 months

Wednesday 9th October 2019
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Rainbows starting to get some nice red tones, they always look so drab in fish shop tanks

Cool Mart

124 posts

182 months

Thursday 10th October 2019
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Amazing the difference when new fish have settled into their new home compared to what you see in the shops.

I started fresh but went salty some time ago ....


Sway

19,424 posts

162 months

Thursday 10th October 2019
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3 superb tanks there chaps - stunning piranha, love the rainbows (and completely agree - one of the many tropical species that just look so underwhelming in store, yet incredible when settled into a proper setup), and that mixed reef is, as they often are, just beautiful...

AndrewGP

1,655 posts

130 months

Sunday 13th October 2019
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This is mine, it's a Fluval F35 tank and stand which is around 58 litres. It's quite hard to aquascape being taller than it is wide but I'm pleased with how it's working out. I got it a year ago and have changed things around a few times to get it to where I am with it today.

The heater is as supplied, as is the filter which is Fluval 206 external which I really like. The filter media is also as it comes with the addition of Seachem Purigen pouch which keeps the water crystal clear. The Fluval nano light wasn't up to much though so has been changed for an AI Prime Freshwater which is expensive but worth every penny and is controllable via an app on my phone.

The plants are Hygrophila 'Siamensis 53B' and Rotala rotundifolia at the back, Microsorum Pteropus and some Crypts in the middle and a carpet of dwarf hairgrass at the front. The substrate is Tropica fine aquarium soil and I inject CO2 and feed the plants with liquid fertiliser daily. The fish are two mad guppies and a shoal of Cardinal Tetra.






Jcwjosh

568 posts

80 months

Monday 14th October 2019
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hampshire-370z said:
Some nice looking aquariums in this thread. Always been into fish for as long as I can remember, here is my current setup. 8' x 3'







That is awesome, How did you go about constructing that ?

Is it nestled into a partition wall ?

hampshire-370z

42 posts

43 months

Tuesday 15th October 2019
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Jcwjosh said:
That is awesome, How did you go about constructing that ?

Is it nestled into a partition wall ?
Cheers, yeah took the wall down, had the tank built onsite then built the wall back either side, but with kitchen cabinets on the office side so I can access it for maintenance

fleming007

2 posts

18 months

Thursday 27th February 2020
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Hey, man. Frankly speaking, all the aquariums look the same. Of course, there are some things, that differ one aquarium from another one, but they aren't significant once. They could be ships, some algae or maybe some different types of fish. It goes without saying, that for somebody these small things matter, and they are rally different, but as for me, I have seen only one thing in the aquarium, that I haven't seen anymore - bristle worm. It isn't pleasant for watching thing. If you don't know what is it, just read about it on the internet. You can be sure, that you will be surprised.

Jasandjules

66,442 posts

197 months

Thursday 27th February 2020
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fleming007 said:
You can be sure, that you will be surprised.
Not really. Been "stung" by them plenty of times. I have also kept mantis, seahorses, frogfish...

Turn7

20,215 posts

189 months

Thursday 27th February 2020
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Currently empty as I build the gear pile required to get it wet.....my new to me, used Red Sea Reefer 250



otolith

45,081 posts

172 months

Thursday 27th February 2020
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Turing Test is out on Fleming007.

Blib

38,054 posts

165 months

Thursday 27th February 2020
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otolith said:
Turing Test is out on Fleming007.
It failed. yes

S11Steve

6,094 posts

152 months

Friday 28th February 2020
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I bought myself some new lights at Christmas - 3x Radion XR30 Pro to replace the very old Arcadia T5 tubes.

I've pretty much given up on corals - I have too many "reef safe" fish that end up taking a liking to them.


Windlepoons

126 posts

141 months

Saturday 29th February 2020
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Here's my piece of the ocean, will look different next week I'm I'm hopefully selling on the 3 large corals on the top left and right

Crossflow Kid

12,485 posts

159 months

Friday 6th March 2020
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Here’s the modest little ten gallon set up that caused us so much grief (due to lack of heating) at first. Now thriving....

Sway

19,424 posts

162 months

Friday 19th June 2020
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Update - our betta Blue died yesterday (of old age, he'd been on the wind down for a couple of months). Checked the water, all fine - but did a 50% water change yesterday along with some plant trimming.

Went out today and bought some male guppies to add back some colour and movement.



Finally got to the bottom of the algae growing on my very slow growing anubias in the goldfish tank - needed something fast growing to out compete it:



Yes, we're still deciding on what colour to paint the lounge!

Oh, and whilst I was buying the guppies, I noticed they had a "manager's special" on the fluval sea evo tank... Quite call to the better half to measure my desk in my now permanent home office.



That'll stop me getting bored!

Got some upgrades on order (jecod dc pump, 3d printed random flow generator, media basket for rear chamber). Gonna pop to Maidenhead Havant over the weekend to talk salt/sand. Waiting on a quote for custom ceramic rock work to make the most of the proportions...

Need to decide what livestock! Thinking of hammers/torches on the upper rocks. Perhaps zoas on the 'uprights', and maybe some sand dwelling corals. Really not sure on fish.

HustleRussell

19,746 posts

128 months

Friday 19th June 2020
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Used to love my tropical community aquarium until we moved house and got rid of it about 13 years ago.

Looking forward to jumping back in one day. Will probably do tropical community again- seems a lot quicker and easier than Marine!

Sway

19,424 posts

162 months

Friday 19th June 2020
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Oh, and has anyone (particularly marine keepers) used "spotless water"?

There's one ten minutes from me. 3.5p per litre of guaranteed 0tds water seems very, very cheap!

Turn7

20,215 posts

189 months

Friday 19th June 2020
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Sway said:
Oh, and has anyone (particularly marine keepers) used "spotless water"?

There's one ten minutes from me. 3.5p per litre of guaranteed 0tds water seems very, very cheap!
WQ can VERY sketchy from what Ive heard, some sites are better than others.

Its not worth the aggro, a decent RO kit will cost less than a £100......