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Pinside Aquarium Club, The Other World Behind Glass


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#51 1 year ago

Anyone want any Orange Ricordea?

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#52 1 year ago

10 gallon in the bedroom, Betta tank and 110 gallon in my main room. small fish easy maintenance.

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#53 1 year ago

50 gallon tank.
I made the creature from the black lagoon bubbler out of a Burger King toy that was released 10+ years ago.
It cost $1 if I remember correctly.

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#54 1 year ago

Just got into this about a year ago, not brave enough to go salt water. I have had some success breeding- which I thought was really cool. I didn't realize how quickly the babies got eaten up if I don't protect them.

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#55 1 year ago

Just set up a 125 gallon in my basement. Not ready for fish yet, but soon

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#56 1 year ago

Here's some pics of the 4" x 2" x 2" tank I had for years. Went through various different stages over time, I started with various regular freshwater fish, before gradually getting rid of those and mainly having discus and then to predominately a planted tank where the fish were secondary to the plants.

Finally sold it as I got sick of the maintenance. I would love to have discus again in a fully planted tank - but maintained by someone else!!!

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#57 1 year ago

I just got a fluval canister filter for my little tank. Wow. It’s a lot better then the little hang on the side filter that came with the tank. They’re not cheap, but well worth the price imho.

#58 1 year ago

Kudos for starting this thread. I have three tanks going, a Rex Sea Reefer 450, 25g cube and a 75g cichlid tank. Come home after a 120 mile commute, tend to the tanks, feed the four dogs and the two kids. Just got into the pinball hobby to give me something to do with my spare time!

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#59 1 year ago

Better picture. Fish soon

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#60 1 year ago
Quoted from Slash:

Here's some pics of the 4" x 2" x 2" tank I had for years. Went through various different stages over time, I started with various regular freshwater fish, before gradually getting rid of those and mainly having discus and then to predominately a planted tank where the fish were secondary to the plants.

Finally sold it as I got sick of the maintenance. I would love to have discus again in a fully planted tank - but maintained by someone else!!!

I used to have a planted tank with discus fish and man, I loved that tank and those fish. Discus were beautiful fish that were pretty intelligent (for a fish). But man, the maintenance... I remember having to keep the water relatively soft (acidic) for them as black water with a lot of decaying organic matter is their natural habitat. I'd constantly have to monitor the Ph of the water to ensure that the acidity didn't take a nosedive, which it did a few times leading to panic striken bouts of water adjustments. I had to religiously perform partial water changes and feed them good sometimes live food. You never wanted to deal with "Hole in Head" disease.

#61 1 year ago

Used to have one, realy miss having it.
But when we moved house it had to go.

Thinking about a new one

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#62 1 year ago
Quoted from Rum-Z:

I used to have a planted tank with discus fish and man, I loved that tank and those fish. Discus were beautiful fish that were pretty intelligent (for a fish). But man, the maintenance... I remember having to keep the water relatively soft (acidic) for them as black water with a lot of decaying organic matter is their natural habitat. I'd constantly have to monitor the Ph of the water to ensure that the acidity didn't take a nosedive, which it did a few times leading to panic striken bouts of water adjustments. I had to religiously perform partial water changes and feed them good sometimes live food. You never wanted to deal with "Hole in Head" disease.

Yeah discus are a beautiful fish, probably the best looking freshwater fish / cichlids IMO. But jeez are they fussy with the water!! I also found that they didn't seem as hardy as a lot of other fish either. If things aren't right with most other fish you will notice they are looking a bit sick, have time to adjust the water and put medicine/treatments or whatever is needed then they get better. But the discus seemed to crash really fast! One day they are happy, the next you notice they aren't and shortly after they are dead. Well maybe with a bit of no eating in between while they turn as thin as a wafer - then die!! AND they are a bloody expensive fish here in Oz and it would take ages to track down the different sorts of colours/patterns I wanted on them too.

I thought to keep them again I would need plumbing set up right next to the tank where I could actually have automatic partial water changes occur every couple of days. The room the tank was in probably had too much natural light which meant algae was a pain so I was always having to shave the glass then suck up all of that plus other plant material. It took me a long time to get the tank right to get all the plant growth (plus track down different species of plants), I used to have CO2 injected directly into the tank to help with the growth. Once I got it all set up correctly (CO2, substrate, fertiliser) the plants exploded! Had the tank for years and it looked awesome in the room and people always gravitated to look at it when they came over, but $hit it ultimately was a lot of work.

#63 1 year ago

Have had this 120gal tank up for near 2years now.

It can be a lot of work and fuss sometimes, but sitting on the couch and watching it makes it all worth it.

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#64 6 months ago

Upgraded my tank today. From 5g to 20g

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#65 6 months ago

Just moved my 125 gallon to the new house (this is from the old house). I was nervous, but no fish loss

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#66 6 months ago
Quoted from amkoepfer:

Just moved my 125 gallon to the new house (this is from the old house). I was nervous, but no fish loss
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Your africans don't bother the angels?

#67 6 months ago
Quoted from finman2000:

Your africans don't bother the angels?

Those Angels are a pretty good size. I wouldn't be surprised if they weren't actually the aggressors, as they are Cichlids too.... My experience with Angels has been that they are fairly calm until they start to get some size to them, and then they let everyone know where their space is.

#68 6 months ago
Quoted from finman2000:

Your africans don't bother the angels?

No, all the fish get along pretty well. There are even a few tiger barbs in there about 1.5 inch that get along great. I think the large tank size along with a lot of hiding places helps that

#69 6 months ago

Added a “tree”, a background, a better heater and 3 GloFish Tetras to my tank. I plan to get another 3 glofish once these guys settle in.

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#70 6 months ago

For anyone that cares, Blue Friday is November 6th. Waterbox does it’s one day sale and $10,000 in giveaways.

#71 6 months ago
Quoted from Luckydogg420:

Added a “tree”, a background, a better heater and 3 GloFish Tetras to my tank. I plan to get another 3 glofish once these guys settle in.
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I’m going to assume that I received the only downvote in this entire thread because I have GloFish? Someone doesn’t like genetically modified animals I guess.

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#72 4 months ago

Added SpongeBob today

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#73 4 months ago

I’m getting back into the hobby. Doing a 215G SPS build. The stand/canopy is custom built by me. I have the first batch of fish finishing up quarantine and my live rocks been in a 75G Rubbermaid tub since October. Just some plumbing and electrical to do and I’ll get water in there!

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#74 4 months ago

Great looking stand!

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#75 86 days ago

The other world under glass...I like that!

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200G Marine tank, 5' by 2.5' wide, fish, live rock, LPS and SPS...

#76 86 days ago

I have had a brand new tank and stand I bought a year ago still sitting empty. Just waiting for funds, but I keep spending it on pinballs I've been in saltwater for about 20 years, love the hobby. Even had a coral business I ran for a couple years that grew successful and then I sold it off. Happy to see this thread and can't wait to get back in again.

#77 86 days ago
Quoted from f3honda4me:

I have had a brand new tank and stand I bought a year ago still sitting empty. Just waiting for funds, but I keep spending it on pinballs I've been in saltwater for about 20 years, love the hobby. Even had a coral business I ran for a couple years that grew successful and then I sold it off. Happy to see this thread and can't wait to get back in again.

I sold a BEAUTIFUL LOTR, totally modded and made it to Valinor a few times, never beat it...to get my tank up and going...now Im into it for about 20k...totally worth it...

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Here's my latest addition...

#78 86 days ago
Quoted from Animal:

I sold a BEAUTIFUL LOTR, totally modded and made it to Valinor a few times, never beat it...to get my tank up and going...now Im into it for about 20k...totally worth it...
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Here's my latest addition...

Very pretty! Is that a type of dwarf angel?

#79 86 days ago
Quoted from f3honda4me:

Very pretty! Is that a type of dwarf angel?

Close! Its an angel alright, specifically an emperor angelfish. What is cool about them is that they look totally different as juveniles compared to fully grown, as per below:

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#80 86 days ago
Quoted from f3honda4me:

Very pretty! Is that a type of dwarf angel?

BTW, nice taste in pins. I just sold an STLE, I had it since NIB. Im waiting on my GnR LE and would love a POTC!

#81 85 days ago
Quoted from Animal:

Close! Its an angel alright, specifically an emperor angelfish. What is cool about them is that they look totally different as juveniles compared to fully grown, as per below:[quoted image]

Ah yes the emperor. An absolute saltwater classic!

#82 85 days ago

Been keeping tanks for ages. Both fw and sw. Been keeping these monsters for a number of years now. 300g and 200g.

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#83 85 days ago

Its been a full year since my last post in this thread and holy cow has my tank changed. I have had to give away many of my corals as they were just getting too large and have been slowly replacing them with SPS corals. My first SPS, a green birds nest trippled in size in the 6 months I've had it so I've added some more. The Orange Hammer has gone from 2 small heads to 7 large ones. I have gone from dozens of zoas to hundreds in the last year, and I still have the same fish I did last year! When I did this in college it was much harder, and I didn't see nearly this type of growth. I think the ato, refugium, and LED lighting has made the real difference. I'm doing a 15% water change once a month and the tanks never been happier. Hopefully next year the fancier SPS sticks will have grown!

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#84 85 days ago
Quoted from Animal:

The other world under glass...I like that!
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200G Marine tank, 5' by 2.5' wide, fish, live rock, LPS and SPS...

We'll need some better pictures

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