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Introduce yourself and tell us what do you keep?

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

  1. Bob Larsen

    Bob Larsen New Member

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    Maybe down the road I'll post some pics. The 20 is too hard to look at right now;( I'll be starting the 40 gallon build this week. A photo journal of this might be fun. Where would I do a journal?
     
  2. Phishless

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    There a "Journal" tab in the main forum menu.
    Create a new thread.
     
  3. Fish Out of H2O

    Fish Out of H2O New Member

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    Hello,
    Below is my current Planted tank setup. 1 week ago I did a large cleaning in effort to rid the remnants of BBA.
    With the addition of a surface Skimmer and better exchange, I’m finally winning the battle. Many hanks to all the useful information I’ve been able to find here!

    65 G. Aqueon
    Current USA Satellite USA Plus Pro
    Hydor Koralia Nano, 240 GPH
    Eheim 4+ 350 Canister
    Eheim 350 surface skimmer
    Hydor external in-line heater- output
    DIY in-line reactor- input
    GO Reg 2-Stage Custom CO2
    3” Flora Max Black over 1/2” Fluval Stratum
    Polygonum sp. ‘pink’
    Italian Val
    Cryptocoryne Balansae
    Crypt Wendtii Bronze
    Staurogyne Repens
    Java Fern
    Alternanthera reineckii ‘mini’
    Driftwood with Vesicularia ferriei ‘weeping’ & Bucephalandra sp, ‘Singtang’


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  4. cmiller

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    Hi! My name is Christina. I currently have a total of 13 tanks. They are a 55g, 20g, 10g, nine 5g, and a 2.5g hospital tank. They guy in the 2.5 is better now, so he will get an upgrade to a 5, probably tomorrow. The largest is a 55g planted tank. I also have a 10g planted and three 5g planted. The 55g and the 20g are community tanks, while the rest are all beta tanks. I am actually working on getting a 125g tank and consolidating my smaller tanks. I love working with my planted tanks. Still learning a lot. I am not doing CO2 but probably should. Since I will be upgrading, I will work on getting for the 125g but probably won't for my 55 right now.

    I look forward to learning a lot from this group! Thank you!
     
  5. Aquaticz

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    Hi,
    My name is Richard but go by Aquaticz online. I have been a member here since 2012 but may not have posted an intro - who remembers?
    Make a long story short my mentor was Giancarlo in 2009. I was using gravel when he introduced me to EI. Back then you had to build you own lights , so I did and got parts from Catalina lighting ( sorry this guy closed his doors- he was awesome). In the last year I was forced to loose 4 out of five tanks...a 80, 55, 40, 29, 15. I kept the 40 and loaded it up as a storage tank. I moved a few times (ugg) but I am settled now. We bought a co-op. I have been planning a new tank for far to long. T will be a 5" x 2" X 18" high iron glass tank with no rim and ½" glass. Since we bought this place I decided to do it right :). I now have blocking in the floor and on the wall for seismic attachment. I installed a hose bib in the wall for a water course that dumps right into the tank with a little PVC. I successfully built a DIY 6" PVC canister filter and put it into action prior to moving. It was set up for some months - no issues:). Now I am building a big one :) about 36" high that will reside next to the tank along with a 20" water filter for diffusing C02. All I need for diffusion now is the tube that goes inside ( where to get it?). I am having a custom stand made to match some other custom furniture by the same finish carpenter. I purchased the lights and currently use them on the 40 gallon. I wanted to be sure the light selected would work, right on top without any suspension. Shout out too Jason for fixing my account - Thank you
     
  6. jfhrtn

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    My name is James and I'm new here to the community which I just found through APC. Don't know how it escaped me for so long. I currently have a high tech 29g tall community tank and a 10g grow out tank. My 29g is turning more and more into a farm as time passes haha. Hopefully will be adding more light to the 29g so I may be able to acheive some reds in the new growth. Also been helping my better half get her first tank up and running a Fluval Flex 9g which will be heavily planted and house hopefully a colony of Endlers. Looking forward to meeting everyone.

    -James

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  7. Kate

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    Hi there! My name's Kate, and I've kept tanks anywhere from 1.5 gallons (only snails or a plant or 3) to my biggest which is 37 gallons at the moment. I'll share my current tank that I'm working on and a prospective tank that will be put into action in september:)

    1) 37 gallon. 22 inch tall tank that isn't stocked yet with fish, besides a female betta (who won't be in there forever) and 6 kuhli loaches. Will be a fully planted tank once I get the plants I'm interested in, and the new light I plan to get. Will be non-CO2 because the tank will remain in my parents house while I'm downstate at university, and I don't want them messing with the CO2 :p Dosing EI as well.

    2) my fluval spec V that I'll be using downstate to grow plants in, and house my female betta! I've yet to decide if I want to pump CO2 into this or not. Anyways, I'll be using the tank to grow some plants to sell while I'm going to uni, on top of my regular job. Just so I have something fun to do and can keep up on plant knowledge <3
     
  8. reddhawkk

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    Hi, my name is Scott and I have been keeping fish off and on for 41 years. I may be old but I'm not an expert! I keep mainly cichlids, mostly dwarves, and have five tanks running now, all planted to one degree or another.
     
  9. choccyzilla

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    My name is Keisa, this is my first planted tank:

    20 Long
    20lb CO2 tank
    Finnex Planted +24/7
    Tropica soil
    Dwarf Hair Grass (doing poorly)
    Ludwigia Arcuata
    Rotala Rotundifolia
    Egeria Densa
    Natans Super Red
    Isoetes Japonica
    Banana Plant
    Fissidens Fontanus
    Kedagang Long Buce
    Juncus Repens

    Everything is doing "ok" but I've been EI dosing using the Seachem line. Now that I know better I've purchased some Nilocg dry ferts. Glad to be here and learn!
     
  10. Yew Lum

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    I’m Yew Lum based in Singapore. I have been reading a lot about setting up Low tech tank and after 1 month of reading finally setup my first planted tank.

    1.5ft Aquarium with Fluval C2 filter. Heavily planted as I bought more than what I can put in from a aquatic farm.

    Hope to learn more on how to maintain it.




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  11. Jerome

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    Hi everyone, Jerome here. I am an amateur fish breeder in the midwest. I have mostly african cichlids and bristle nose plecos. Have a planted 72g bowfront with co2. The fish seem to like it because they breed in this tank like crazy. Anyway, wanting to get more into live plants so i came to see what this forum has to offer.

    Jerome
     
  12. Kyle K

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    Hey everyone,
    Getting back into the hobby sort of, never REALLY left, but jumping back in with more gusto after a bit of a break to rear some offspring.

    I currently have a 90p but I just upgraded to a 120-H and getting that setup to cycle with AS. Used to keep discus but will keep it simpler now for water change/maint purposes although with EI will likely do a WC every week.

    Plants I have now:
    Anubias Nana petite
    Cryptocoryne Rosanervig
    Cryptocoryne Nurii "Pahong Mutated"
    Blyxa Aubertii

    I have a lot of each plant listed and looking to get some new flavor in the new tank so let me know if you are interested in a trade etc for any of these. Look forward to sharing/learning here.
     
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    Iksa Menajang New Member

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    862D51D6-CDD0-4CFF-9F45-54ACDABA2AB1.jpeg Hi, I am very new to having plants in aquarium. Just started early this month with an aquarium that is already 20 years at the house. It is a 100G tank and I don’t know what plants I buy at the store.

    So it is full of plants, stones and wood by now, but seems to have very little light, only a total of 78W of LEDs (white only).

    Hopefully by being here I can do better.
     
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    I forgot something, a few days ago there are a lot of wild algae growing all over the tank, and I am advised to buy some tank cleaning crews which consist of several Otto fish, snails, and more than a hundres small shrimps in various colors. Now the algae is gone.

    The photo shows the last part of algae being eaten by shrimps.
     
  15. ashtonfitzgerald

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    Hi Everyone--My name is Ashton and I've been keeping aquariums since I was a kid with a brief hiatus when I moved out west. I've always been into plants and gardening, and recently realized that live aquarium plants are not some ridiculously difficult to tame unicorn.

    I've been running low light planted aquariums for about three years now and am getting more serious about diversifying. I set up my first dirted tank about a year ago, and have been playing with planted tubs outdoors this summer. We currently have about 15 aquariums running.


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  16. Ryan8

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    HI Guys,

    Thanks for having me. I have two tanks at the moment up and running a 55 gal tiger barb planted tank with an FX6, pressurized CO2 through a sera flora reactor and a 20 gallon non-co2 planted tank with a bunch of moss, swords and live bearers. Its my daughters tank and we spend hours watching them dart around together.

    I'm putting together a 150 gal that was a gift from my wife and is in the basement just needs a stand!

    Thanks again for having me

    Ryan
     
  17. Bren Smith

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  18. Bren Smith

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    Thanks for adding me,
    My name is Brenda and I am starting to change my 75 gallon over to a planted tank. I have all the equipment to start. Looking forward to reading and learning new techniques through the site.

    Again thanks for the info in advance,
    Brenda
     
  19. nel

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    Hi! I'm Nel and I have 4 planted tanks. I'm moving and after the move I'll have 5 planted tanks (+planted jar). Can't wait to share them with you all!
     
  20. RochMesa

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    Hi...i am from Texas. By profession i am a technician and electronics hobbyist.
     
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