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Fishmanic - January 2019 Tank of the Month

🐠 March TOTM Starts Now! 🐠
FishForums.net Tank of the Month!
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We would like to congratulate Fishmanic as the FishForums.net January 2019 Tank of the month!

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Here's some additional information on the winning tank:
"Fisherman's Paradise".......Japanese Zen Garden Themed 35 gallon tall hex tank

Inhabitants:
9 Serpae Tetra, 3 Black Skirt Tetra, 1 full grown Angelfish, 1 Bushynose Pleco

Equipment:
200 watt Aqueon shatterproof heater with two indicator leds ..heat on/ heat off
Aquaclear 50 filter loaded with 2 sponges, filter floss, and ceramics
Air pump operated sponge filter ... sized for 40 gallon tank
Danner two outlet air pump hooked to sponge filter and one airstone

Substrate:
two toned blue gravel, various sized rocks,

Additions:
custom made flagstone/rock platform/cave, handmade wooden Japanese bridge made from bamboo chopsticks and toothpicks, glazed clay "fisherman" ornament, manzanita driftwood to support upper level of anubias and a large malasian driftwood supporting lower level of anubias

Plantings: annubias nana, water wisteria, and watersprite (floating)

Fertilizers: Seachem Flourish complete once a week, Seachem Trace weekly, seachem root tabs

Water changes: 50% about every 7-9 days, also do moderate gravel clean using the python water changer device

Parameters:
0 ammonia, 0 nitrites, 10 nitrates, hardness 175, temperature 77.3 (digital thermometer)

Filter service:
change filter floss and squeeze out sponges (in tank water) every two weeks
clean filter box and tubes monthly

Lighting:
15 watt t8 fluorescent tube and low powered led fixture...lights on 12 hours/day

Feeding:
Cobalt brand flake twice a day..freeze dried bloodworms about twice a week (presoaked), freeze dried daphnia occasionally, frozen shrimp as a treat, hikari algae wafer once or twice a week.

The February contest will be posted next week. Stay tuned!
 
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Big thanks to all who voted for my tank. To Roden and Deanasue.... you have very nice tanks and should enter again soon.

I urge other members to enter in the coming months. More entries make the contest more interesting. Next TOTM contest is very soon so take a nice photo of your tank or make a YouTube video and then enter it in one of the upcoming monthly contests.
 
Congrats...your tank was awesome! Love the little fisherman.
 

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