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Introduce yourself and tell us what do you keep?

Discussion in 'Introductions' started by Tom Barr, Aug 3, 2005.

  1. wucy

    wucy New Member

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    Hi everyone,
    I have been browsing this site for a while to learn everything I can before starting my first planted tank. And here it is. I got some Anubis’s Nana, S Repens, AR mini. No idea what the other plants are.
     
  2. rtbarr

    rtbarr New Member

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    I am a long time aquarium hobbyist, I have two planted tanks at present, a 10 gallon with an unknown grill-like plant I need to identify, and some shrimp. I also have a 29 gallon tank with Anubias that I bought about 20 years ago. This tank started as a planted discus tank, but my discus died years ago, and now it has a Flying Fox and a lone pork chop rasbora. I need motivation to finish these tanks.

    My dream tank is a 75 gallon planted discus community tank with some cardinal tetras and maybe an Amazonian chiclid (blue rams?)or two. I have read about planted discus tanks and would love to hear from someone who has successfully managed one.

    I tried to post this, but it was rejected as possible spam. I don’t understand.

    rtbarr
     
  3. Colby Rice

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    Hey everyone! Been keeping fish for just over half my life, but about 5 years ago I got bit by the planted tank bug and all hell broke loose :D

    I have kept a number of fish over the years, all fresh, mostly south american. I dabbled with malawi and tanganyikas a while back and just never got the same feel as I did for SA's/CA's.

    180g synspilum breeding ground, also known as "the plant graveyard" because they chow _everything_

    150g that currently houses all of my severum, some assorted catfish, a rescue eel, a lot of crypts and some lindernia (largely scaped by the cichlids)

    40g co2 injected nursery tank, currently home to my mated pair of a. macmasteri some i. werner and a mess of c. pygmaeus and c. habrosus (too many different plants to list; it's also an overgrown mess currently)

    20g long, lowtech albino longfin BN pleco breeding ground, largely bare bottom but some plants in pots/on hardscape (iguazu2009, crypts, moss and buce)

    7.5g bowfront, lowtech, medaka and some shrimp (erios, more buce, dhg)

    Assorted vases and food culture tanks as well, all contain plants, but mostly r. rotundifolia and subwassertang

    More tanks in storage, but I gotta wait until we're settled in a new house so I can get my fishroom restored to its former glory.

    I've also recently broken in to dart frog keeping after years of reading. Looking forward to learning more and hopefully even contributing if my failures in this adventure thus far can be of assistance to anyone!
     
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  4. BorneoHobbyist

    BorneoHobbyist New Member

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    Hi folks.

    I am from Borneo. I have a 90 liter tank, the tank is 10 months old now. I have some buceps, alternanthera mini, green rotala, red rotala in my tank.
    Light on 10 hours per day, injected CO2 8 hours (CO2 start 1 hour earlier than light).
    Tank has some tetras, rummy and guppy(i found out guppy is pretty good at eating surface oil film).

    Pretty much having headache with algae on the first few months of my tank, but through experience sharing by community I learned, and dealt with my algae.
    Planted tank is a hobby with much fun and yeah, i think i will have this hobby for the rest of my life.
     
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  5. Alan Hausted

    Alan Hausted New Member

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    Thanks for the welcome. A couple of years ago my kids set me up a terrarium. While looking for terrarium ideas, I came across aquascaping/ planted aquariums. I couldn't resist trying. I started a 40 gal breeder using dry start, using soil capped with black aquarium sand. Started with s.repens, baby tears. Once flooded I added ludwigia repens and Amazon swords. The ludwigia and swords pretty much took over. Had algae problems and allot of other beginner issues. Many times I would Google the problems and get directed here. Thought it was time to join. I'm planning a second 40 gal breeder. I've collected all the hardware. Just waiting for spring so I can order in my plants. Looking forward to tapping into the knowledge on this site.

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  6. JJJessee

    JJJessee New Member

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    Hello, All.

    I've been out of the aquarium game for a loooong time (early 70s). Much has changed. I found this place from The Planted Tank.
    I've had a life-long love of plants -vegetable gardening, flowers, herbs, weeds, and finally have started to collect some orchids.
    So now, add aquatics.

    Tanner on the SerpaDesign YT channel recently piqued my interest in terrariums and paludariums.
    I'm a bit constrained at the moment as wife and I are temporarily in a small apartment until our new house is completed in 6-8 weeks.
    Then, watch out.


    A month or so ago I did purchase a 55g tank to over-winter my orchids -a sort of over-sized Wardian case. I'll re-house those outside for summer and the tank will see some aquatic at that point.

    Currently I do have a C. wendtii and a batch of C. parva from tissue culture growing emersed that I've been experimenting with.
    I also also stuck some A. 'nano petite' in a couple of terrariums I've assembled.
    All is going well.

    Thanks in advance for all the
    Plant know-how you guys/gals have shared.

    JJ Jessee
     
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  7. Pkchs

    Pkchs New Member

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    Hi all,

    I'm 32, from belgium.
    Passionate plant & animal lover.
    I've read tons and tons on the web about aquascaping, how to keep fish.
    This forum helped me a lot. There is also tons of crap on the internet... i found my way by combining a lot of information...
    I would like to share my knowledge with you guys!

    I added my first try at iwagumi ;)

    Greetings from Belgium

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  8. JJJessee

    JJJessee New Member

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    Nice carpet, Pkcks.

    What are your fish plans?
     
  9. Pkchs

    Pkchs New Member

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    Hi thx :)

    Well to be honest I don't know yet :)
    I'm about to move to a new house so i'm first focusing on that...
    Thinking of some shrimp, but I don't know wich species yet.

    grtz

    pkchsd
     
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  10. Earl Yamada

    Earl Yamada New Member

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    Hi everyone!
    New to the forum and eager to learn from y’all, I am in Arlington Texas.
    I have 6 tanks at the moment and plan more
    1 60 gallon planted low tech community tank
    1 20long corydoras tank planted
    1 20long black water
    1 20long frog tank
    1 10 co2 planted tank
    And 1 2.5g hospital tank for plants and sick fish when we have
     
  11. stkenneth

    stkenneth New Member

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    hello,
    I'm stephen,
    i have been spending so much time in this forum and i finally created an account. here is my tank yesterday and now, decided to remove seiryu because it leach too much.

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  12. Lucio Cerelli

    Lucio Cerelli New Member

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    I´m from Argentina. I´m 2 years since i started.I have 3 tanks. One 30lt high tech. One 64 litters low tech. And a 20 litter Walstad tank.
     
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  13. zivvel

    zivvel New Member

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    Howdy, I'm zivvel, and I'm a hobbyist. Tankaholic? Sometimes. I am just getting back into the hobby after deciding to revive my 36BF from its cyano-coffin.

    I have lurked anonymously here in the past, and I figured it was high time to actually create a login. Cheers all.
     
  14. russwilliamballard

    russwilliamballard New Member

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    Hi all just signed up i have two tanks 130L and a 30L cude been aqua scapeing for about 15 years

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  15. itxjohnlee

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    John Lee here
     
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    itxjohnlee New Member

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    J
    John Lee here
     
  17. JeremyDMeyer76

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    I'm Jeremy. I have a fairly extensive background when it comes to the aquarium hobby.

    I'm 43 years old and have been keeping fish since I was 7.

    I've worked in the industry for several years including 4 years at my states largest FW wholesale/retail aquarium shop as well as the states largest all saltwater shop where we harvested 1000's of coral frags.

    Anyway, I got into the planted tank hobby a few years ago and setup a high tech 80 gallon rimless shallow tank.

    It's had its ups and down over the past few years and I'm now looking to switch it over to a more "less maintenance" version.

    Looking forward to the next phase and hoping to get some advice from people that know more than me so I can hopefully end up with a system that will last.[​IMG]

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  18. mead51

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    Long time fishkeeper that always believed the benefits of live plants.

    Currently have 6 tanks going two on C02

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  19. FischAutoTechGarten

    FischAutoTechGarten New Member

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    Hello. I'm Peter. I live in Green Valley, Arizona, USA and Alamos, Sonora, Mexico.

    I enjoy planted aquariums with just the most basic of flora and fauna. Some of my techniques are old-school... I still use undersubstrate heating cables. I like old fashioned central systems with multiple tanks on a common sump. I like laterite in the bottom layer of the substrate. (Some of that old Dupla 'Optimum Aquarium' doctrine is hard to expel!)

    My back and forth lifestyle has stifled fish-keeping significantly (small tanks that I disassemble each 6 months) for about 14 years. Got to play around with collecting Gila Top Minnows and Cichlasoma Beani from freshwater streams in Sonora Mexico, so that was fun. Someday, I'd like to stumble upon Desert Pup Fish in northern sonora (won't collect them in southern arizona).

    Beginning this year we will spend nearly 90-95% of our time at our home in Arizona. Therefore, I'm re-entering the hobby with a much more zeal and enthusiasm.
    Presently putting together 4 20L aquariums centrally controlled by a homemade controller that I'm building out of a Raspberry Pi 4, Node-RED, and Atlas-Scientific sensors. Covid-19 made us leave Mexico early this spring, so I didn't get to collect my Mesquite/Sabino/Chino wood for my tank stand. Bummer! Little by Little!

    I'm a new member of the Desert Aquarist Society in Tucson, Arizona. Lots of hobbyist that are avid planted aquarium keepers.

    We are blessed in the Tucson Arizona area to have Arizona Nature Aquartics which is completely focused on planted aquariums as well.

    I've been a long time participant on PlantedTank and SimplyDiscus

    I another life, more than 20 years ago, when I lived in Upstate NY, I actually purchased a used 20lb CO2 tank from Tom Barr for my big 120gal planted discus tank (caught the buzz from George Booth). I doubt Tom remembers that!.. jaja.
     
  20. basilionne

    basilionne New Member

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    Hello all.

    I have always loved the aesthetic of terrariums.
    I am new to the serious plant-keeping. It started when I finally indulged in the purchase of a couple of marimos. Then I started getting really into water plants and now I have a 10-gallon and a 5-gallon tank with an assortment of fairly easy-to-keep submersed specimens.
    I also have a betta, a couple oto catfish, two mystery snails (in the 10-gal) and shrimp with some little oopsie-snails (in the 5-gal). My next project is a small plot of emersed plants in more of a shallow glass dish. I also have an apothecary jar that would make for a mighty fine terrarium.
    I dream of having something closer to a 30-gallon shallow tank with some of the more demanding plants and aquafauna.
    I spend a lot of time looking at pretty images of plants and gleaning bits of information about their keeping. I found this forum when I was googling buyer reviews of aquatic substrate.
     
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