Aquarium pics.

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  1. NeverMore1701

    NeverMore1701 Fear no Evil Platinum Member

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    Was in the kitchen taking a drink pic, so I got a couple of my aquarium while I was there. Nothing fancy, just a 10g with a decent light and filter, a few baby African Cichlids, couple of snails, and a Pleco.

    Electric Yellow zipped out of frame right when I took the pic:

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    All of them trying hard to not co-operate:

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    Nasty Pleco:

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    I bought a common pleco when I got my 10 gallon tank. Then I had to buy a 55 gallon tank haha. Aquariums are very nice, relaxing.

    Here's the only decent picture I have of mine.
     

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    Nice color on that Redtail Shark. I'm going to have to get a much, much larger tank when the fish get much bigger, but that will have to wait till after we move out of this apartment. With a good filter and frequent water changes they'll be fine for a good while though.
     
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    I actually had this shark in a 10 gallon for a while in college. Once I got him into the 55 he grew dramatically. I'd love to get some Cichilids but I'll have to wait til my shark is gone. I've only had him about a year and a half so I expect/hope to have him for a few more years.
     
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    Yeah, the sharks are pretty hardy in decent conditions.

    I love the Africans though. Best color of the freshwater fish (IMO, of course), and they love the hard water we have around here. Very hardy on top of all that, and don't get nearly so large as the S. Americans.


    Edit: Like the Mondo grass and Mopani wood you have in there. I'd like to get something like that for my tank.
     
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    I need to get some new pictures of mine up. I have two Boeseman's Rainbows, a Red Irian(New Guinea) Rainbow, 5 black neon tetras, and two cory catfish. It's a 20 gallon tank, a bit over stocked but it works well.


    Do either of you add aquarium salt to the water? I never did until one of my tetra's got ich. I switched to a different pet store around that time, he recommended using a little aquarium salt to help the fish and keep the algae and bacteria in check. Since I've been using it I haven't had a problem.
     
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    Those Bosmani Rainbows are beautiful when they get bigger. I skip the salt, but for the tropical community bunch it really can be beneficial. Only caution is to not overdose it.
     
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    I don't use salt because some of my fish don't tolerate it very well. A few being the panda corries, sun catfish, and striped catfishh in my 55 gallon tank. And then the clown pleco in my 10 gallon.
     
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    Just a reminder: Do not put crabs, baby sharks, neons, or pretty much anything in the same 75gal tank as an oscar.

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    Why not? Oscars need to eat too! :whistling:
     
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    Really nice plants! They add a lot to the aquarium environment, I'd really like to give them a try.

    And nice Cherry Barbs, they're one of my favorite Tropical fish.
     
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    For your Mbuna put some cleaned limestone in the aquarium I went from 2 breeding pair to 24 fish by doing that
     
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    semi-recent picture of my 150gal oscar tank. have added some red hooks since.
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    Wow, very nice. I have bad well water and 75 gallon tank. 2 Huge pleco's (7 years old)


    Problem is, pleco's are so big and gravel is very dirty.Not sure what to do. Don't want to trash them but building from scratch will take weeks to get the water right.

    My problem, love the pic's of the "clean" tanks.....
     
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    You just want to replace the gravel? Shouldn't be that hard, unless I missed something.
     
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    are you using a syphon to clean the gravel and do a water change ever week or two? like nevermore1701 said it won't be that hard to replace the gravel if you need to.
     
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    Yeah, kind of. Would like to replace or clean gravel and re-do the rocks and such. Would have to take out 1-2 thirds of water, replacing water (from faucet would kill them, very high PH) does not work, been there.

    I replenish the tank now with bottled water. To do the whole tank, not doable.