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#1 Iiriva

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Posted 08 February 2012 - 05:26 PM

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Two Eheim 2252 internal filters, Eheim prof 3 external filter.

Fish:

Emerald cichlid (trying to find a partner for her)
Sajica cichlid x 4 (two couples)
Gold spot pleco L-001
L-142 (LDA-33)
5 bristle noses
Clown loach x 6
Polka-Dot loach x 5
Kuhlii loach x 10
Yoyo loach x 2 (trying to find more, difficult! :/)
Siamese algae eater x 6
Cardinal tetra x 12
Striped raphael catfish

170 x 60 x 60 cm, 612 liters.

5,57 x 1,9 x 1,9 feet, 161,6 US gallons.


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45 liters. Eheim Aquaball. For shrimps & baby fish when needed.

Black molly fry x 15 (moving to a new home this weekend. :) )
Apple snail x 4 (two light blues, 1 pink, 1 lilac)
Shrimp x loads
Bristle nose fry x 5

60 x 25 x 35 cm, 45 liters.

1,9 x 0,8 x 1,1 feet, 11,8 US gallons

Edited by Iiriva, 16 March 2012 - 03:55 PM.


#2 Malawi MaD

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Posted 08 February 2012 - 05:28 PM

Very nice, love the first tank that is well nice. :good:

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Posted 08 February 2012 - 05:33 PM

I have already told you this, but your main tank is gorgeous :)

#4 Iiriva

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Posted 08 February 2012 - 05:39 PM

Thanksies. ^^'

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Posted 08 February 2012 - 06:25 PM

Really nice tanks :)

Be careful getting an other Chocolate though as they are really aggressive to each other.

Would love to see some shots of your fish as well :)

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Posted 08 February 2012 - 06:48 PM

Really nice tanks :)

Be careful getting an other Chocolate though as they are really aggressive to each other.

Would love to see some shots of your fish as well :)

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We actually got her from a tank where two male emeralds picked on her. O.o We haven't got another, because we are not sure whether to get another female, a male, or not getting another one at all...

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Posted 09 February 2012 - 12:00 AM

Nice tanks, especially like the first one

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Posted 09 February 2012 - 11:26 AM

Wish I could have a large tank where I didn't need a lid like in you first pic but my fish would properly jump out and my cats would defiantly go swimming lol

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Posted 09 February 2012 - 11:43 AM

First tank is beautiful. I second the motion for pics of the fish.....

Motion carried!

#10 Iiriva

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Posted 09 February 2012 - 12:08 PM

I'll try to add some pics of my fish tonight when I get home, I have to upload them to a picture server at first! :)

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Here's one, I'll add few more tonight! ;D

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Posted 09 February 2012 - 12:15 PM





You can see few black mollies in these videos because they are not that new, but not to worry; I've given the mollies to a new owner because I couldn't give them the kind of water they needed. There's only fry left in a different tank with different water, and they are moving to a new home this weekend as well. :)

Liquid skills: the smaller one is also without the lid, because it didn't have one when we got it. But we don't have any other pets or children to worry about. :D

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#12 Iiriva

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Posted 09 February 2012 - 05:21 PM

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Some people have also asked what I feed to my fish, so here's the answer (+ veggies, prawns and bloodworms):

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Some more. :P I don't have pictures of all of them anyway...

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#13 Iiriva

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Posted 10 February 2012 - 05:56 PM

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That's our striped raphael catfish named Örkki, taken today. Usually it is hiding during day time, so this was a rare occation for seeing it out of it's cave when lights on.

It's a bit plumpy, but they tend to do that if enough snails and food to eat... :P

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Posted 11 February 2012 - 09:11 PM

That first tank is stunning, love your siamese algea eaters too, i have four and they are becoming a firm favorite of mine, they seem very interested in goings on outside of the tank.

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Posted 11 February 2012 - 11:42 PM

Amazing!
Do you mind telling me what camera you are using?

#16 Iiriva

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Posted 12 February 2012 - 09:06 AM

Thanks. ^^ Yeah, my algae eaters are really interested in everything, as they come to my hand as well...

I use a little digital pocket camera, nothing special. Sony Cyber-Shot with 12.1 megapixels, and it actually isn't even that good of a camera! :D

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Posted 14 February 2012 - 06:19 PM

Your main tank is beautiful, but I have to say, I do like the spoon in your 45L! :hey: :)

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Posted 14 February 2012 - 07:10 PM

Ahhaha! I just noticed it myself, I forgot to take the spoon away before taking the picture... :D I use them to give watermelon or cucumber to my fish. :blush: Apple snails like cucumber too.

#19 Iiriva

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Posted 14 February 2012 - 07:14 PM

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The main tank today. We have added and moved the plants a bit, I like it better now.

And Megara the Emerald cichlid is posing. :D

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Posted 19 February 2012 - 02:54 PM

If only I had the room *sigh*

Awesome tank :good:

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Posted 19 February 2012 - 06:27 PM

Very nice! Love the first setup. They both look amazing :good: :good:

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#22 Iiriva

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Posted 27 February 2012 - 09:22 AM

Thank you. ^^

Our tanks have been alone for 5 days now since we are visiting London. Cleaned them up and did our normal weekly water changes, left some holiday food for the smaller one and put our automatic feeding machine for the bigger tank.

Hope they will be allright! I'm like a mother leaving kids for summer camp and worrying all the time. :crazy: My fish are my babies!

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Posted 02 March 2012 - 11:14 AM

I love what the spot-lights can do. Think it looks much better than strip lighting. But dont you get water everywhere? (evaporation & splash)

Also really like your catfish

#24 Iiriva

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Posted 02 March 2012 - 01:34 PM

Not actually, because my fish are quite calm, so any kind of splashing is extremely rare. I've also noticed that it doesn't matter that much if you have glasses on or not when it comes to evoporation, as the water is going to do that always when the water is warmer than the air around it. Also, evoporating water would eventually stain the top glasses with chalk.

Evoporation actually is good for my common-law-husband because it keeps our apartment's air more moist, making it easier from him to breathe. He has astma and various allergies, which only got worse after surviving cancer, so our tanks are helping him. :nod:

Edited by Iiriva, 02 March 2012 - 01:35 PM.


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Posted 02 March 2012 - 11:41 PM

Beautiful tank. I love your Chocolate/Emerald Cichlid, she's quite stunning. I must say, I am amazed she hasn't thinned your population of cardinals though.

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Posted 03 March 2012 - 09:05 AM

We actually have lost few cardinal tetras after getting her, and I'm sure it was the emerald, but the cardinals are getting to old age as well, so we are already thingking of finding a new kind of shoaling fish that would be big enough to survive. Or we just might take more siamese algae eaters to get their school bigger. Don't know.

The old set of cardinal tetras came with the tank, so they are clearly old (maybe 4 years already?) and we kind of saved the emerald. She was being bullied by two male emeralds in a tank too small, and their owner was desperate to find a home big enough for her, and basically we were the only option within 70 km.

It's a shame that the cardinals are so colourful, they would have looked wonderful in a big school. Any ideas of a schooling fish that is colourful but way bigger and could do with the fish I already have?

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Posted 03 March 2012 - 09:26 AM

If you like the blue and red take a look at praecox rainbows (I may have spelled that wrong), or Colombian tetras. The rainbows tend to shoal better, but the tetras have equal color between the males and females.

#28 Iiriva

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Posted 03 March 2012 - 12:03 PM

Thanks, I have many bigger tetras in mind as rainbowfish's needs are a bit different from my tank, and I' trying to keep my fish in water conditions they need... Therefore I have to be very spesific of what I can take! :)

Another option is Red line torpedo barbs. They are quite expensive in here (15€ a piece) but should be worth it. In general all our fish have been quite expensive, so that's normal for us. :D

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Posted 03 March 2012 - 08:58 PM

I'm going to get 5 new clown loaches tomorrow, can't wait! :wub: That grows my school of clown loaches to 11.

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Posted 04 March 2012 - 09:36 PM

Got my clown loaches and they sure are lively! Put some action to the older ones, too, it's obvious that bigger school is always better.

OMG! My hubby and I are going to buy a third aquarium soon! :hey: It's going to be black Wromak, 200 liters, and we have been planning to aquascape it perhaps, and mainly use it for breeding L260's... :wub:

Edited by Iiriva, 05 March 2012 - 10:45 AM.





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