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Pinside Aquarium Club, The Other World Behind Glass


By sataneatscheese

1 year ago



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#51 3 months ago

Anyone want any Orange Ricordea?

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#52 3 months ago

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

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#53 3 months 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 3 months 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 3 months ago

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

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#56 3 months 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 3 months 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 3 months 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 3 months ago

Better picture. Fish soon

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#60 3 months 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 3 months 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 3 months 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 3 months 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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