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  1. Lilyann

    Lilyann New Member

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    Thought I would quickly introduce myself... and share a few pictures of my tanks.
    I am a life-time fish-keeper ( 3 decades and counting :) ) and am involved in many different online forums ( not social media) and my local aquarium fish/aquarium plant societies.

    I have several tanks going at the moment. A 180 gallon, 60 gallon, 2 -30 gallons and a 10. My fish are predominantly wild, with the exception of my discus, and I am drawn to new world cichlids ( more specifically eartheaters: have geophagus sveni and neambi as well as biotodoma wavarinii and cupidos. )

    My other intrest lies in wild African tetras, of which I have 5 different varieties from the Congo river and tributaries.

    Recently I have also become intrested in freshwater shrimp, which is so much more relaxing to sit in front of and watch than a cichlid aquarium.

    My new, cycling shrimp tank
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    180 gallon Eartheater/Altum Angel and African tetra tank

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    Juvenile Altums and discus:

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    discus:
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    Back in the fold Fish Crazy

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    Uuhh. . . I'm stunned. Those are the most awesome tanks imaginable.
     
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  3. Lilyann

    Lilyann New Member

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    Thank you. :)
     
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    Back in the fold Fish Crazy

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    No, thank you. Those are the kind of pictures you see in books and TFH Magazine. You are at a level that few achieve.
     
  5. Lilyann

    Lilyann New Member

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    It is continued collaboration and exchange of ideas/experience with other aquarists, reading, and a good camera .... :D
     
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    Beautiful tanks. :hi:

    What shrimp are you planning for the Flex?
     
  7. Lilyann

    Lilyann New Member

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    Golden Bee Shrimp. Nothing too fancy.
    I like the wildforms the best. Right now, in a 30 gallon tank I have wild-form neocaradina and caradina baubaulti.
     
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  8. PheonixKingZ

    PheonixKingZ Fish Herder
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    Wow! That just blew my mind! You should enter that first tank (Is that a FLUVAL 9, or 15 gallon flex?) in the next TOTM contest! That one made me drool..... :drool:

    And those Discus are absolutely stunning!! :)
     
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  9. Lilyann

    Lilyann New Member

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    It is a 9 gallon Fluvel Flex. I kinda wish now that I had gotten the 15 gallon- the back filter reservoir area takes up alot of tank. Its a great tank despite. Perfect for shrimp-=only set-up.
    Here is my 30 gallon shrimp tank.

    This tank has 24 Microrasbora kubotai
    and 2 hypoptopoma "Orange otocinclus"

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  10. PheonixKingZ

    PheonixKingZ Fish Herder
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    Do you use liquid fertilizers? Or any sort of nutrition packed substrate? And why don’t you use the hood/LED that came with the Flex? o_O
     
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    Welcome! Stunning tanks. The fish are amazing.
     
  12. Lilyann

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    I use Thrive All-in-1 ferts from NILOCG. It is the mix for low-tech. I dont do Co2 because of the sensitivity of my fish. The substrate is inert in 30 gallon. In the 9 gallon I used Controsoil.

    My shrimp tanks get a 1/2 dose of liquid ferts. These plants are all low light, so dont need alot of ferts. I also use some root tabs around the crypts and lily. Every 4 months- not very often.

    The Flex hood was plasticky and cheap. I also constantly had issues aligning it correctly. The hood, being replaced, I also had to get a new light.
    This light I have on it now is also so much brighter. Its also perfect because it is kinda modern and contemporary like the curved glass shape of the tank itself.
     
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  13. PheonixKingZ

    PheonixKingZ Fish Herder
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    It does! And I am a lover of rimless, and lidless tanks anyway.....:p

    It does add a certain modern flare to it! ;)
     
  14. Fishmanic

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    I see a tank of the month winner in your future. Our next TOTM contest starts around the 1st of september. Consider entering one of your tanks.
     
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  15. Lilyann

    Lilyann New Member

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    I may, thank you.
    But, dont think this forum is a good fit for me.
    Thats fine, it happens- cant be all to everyone.
     
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