Fanatic's 31g ( New Arrivals! )

  1. Fanatic Well Known Member Member

    Fanatic's 31g is a thread all about my experience with this specific tank, and it's journey through the process of being accomplished, and accessorized. It has taken quite a ride through the steps to get it as a perfect tank. Cycling, to stocking, and aquascaping, this tank should never become boring, as it is always transpiring.

    Greetings, members, and Forumers of Fishlore.

    Hi, my name is Fanatic. I'm a 15 year old aquarist, obsessed with tanks and fish. Never has it occured to me that the hobby was boring, or had less enthralling moments for the time that I've been doing it. Fishkeeping, nowadays is quite easy, commonly misperceived. We don't always realize, we have it easy. Sure, there's always bound to be this crucial moment of trepidation, or failure in a few things here and there. Now, before you get engaged into the thread, there's some information that you might want to follow for your own use.

    Fanatic's 31g: Statistics & Guidelines
    What type of fish do you keep? I commonly like to keep schooling fish, such as tetras, or danios in tanks like these. I've had experience, and success with keeping mainly these grouping fish as mentioned.
    How do you maintain your aquarium? Usually, without fault. I keep my aquariums cleaned, and well maintenance jobs being done. Weekly cleaning are usually the schedule that I go by.
    Have you ever had a fish die? No, this tank has never had a fish die, but I have had some go missing. Meaning that I haven't ever seen a dead fish in this tank before.
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    Fanatic's 31g: Cycling & Aquascaping

    This is where my trickiest experiences happened. It's time to summon my buddy, who helped me through the times I had. @greenbonsai

    Again, I made another thread thanking everyone that helped me through the way on getting my tank accomplished.
    Tank Completion - Credits & Shoutouts!
    If it weren't for everyone helping me along the way, I wouldn't be this far.
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    Here's my 31g straight after the cycle, and scaping.
    You can observe that the water was in terrible shape, and needed to be updated badly. Thanks to the extremely large water change, the water was a bit better. The extra filter floss really does it.
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    Here's the tank durning the process of cycling.
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    Alright, this would be a recent picture of the tank, extremely accomplished, and looking finer than ever.
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    Example of the water clarity. There's also a few White Skirts begging for food.
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    Another example. There's my hand straight through the side of the tank.

    Alrighty, that's it for the examples of the finished tank. Soon, I'll be decorating it with a bit more pazzazz, and more neat fixtures.
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    Fanatic's 31g: Inhabitants & Decorations

    Here we go, finally. I've managed to get the stocking completed, and decided upon. Originally, the skirts didn't live in the tank at first. We foolishly followed the ways of the LFS, and crammed them into a 5.5g with 6 fish. Then I couldn't bare it anymore, and moved them to the 31g with the others.

    I had CPD's in there, and they tended to bully those around too much, so the CPD eventually made it into another tank, which we'll talk about another time. They wouldn't have worked out so well, unless it wasn't for @TexasDomer who helped me decide on a proper verdict.

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    Here's the tank a couple days after cycling. The two albino cory enjoyed being the only ones in the tank for the week! They came right out of isolation, and into the tank.
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    Yippee! I'm free!
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    Here's a picture of the cory right after I got the tank. It was uncycled, because we had nowhere else to go with the fish that came with the tank. IMG_8254.JPG
    Cameron, my large CAE that was also with the tank when I got it. (ps. i randomly named his cam)
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    Here's the two male opaline gouramis that were included. The CAE, and the gourami are no longer with us. Rehomed to our LFS.
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    Now, we're going to end the thread for now, and soon to update on the future plans I have in store!

    Fanatic's 31: Continuation & Updating
    -fanatic
     
  2. BottomDweller Fishlore VIP Member

    Look forward to following along! :)
     

  3. Fanatic Well Known Member Member

    You'll have a blast in doing so!
     
  4. Fanatic Well Known Member Member

    Today, I forgot to turn off the tank lights in moon setting for the cory.
    I didn't feed the sweet cory as well.

    Hopefully going out to get our other tankmates.
     

  5. Fanatic Well Known Member Member

    @Anders247
    Definitely a big day for my tank! I picked up a ABN Pleco, and a Honey Gourami!
    PetCo had a smokin' deal on tanks, and fish!

    @Prism got a 20GL for his future newts.
    @Stripe got a 10g for his betta upgrade!

    I'll put in some pictures after they settle in.
     
  6. Anders247 Fishlore Legend Member

    Congrats!
     
  7. Fanatic Well Known Member Member

    Sadly, the HG didn't survive the night. :(
    What do you think I should do? Get another HG, or different fish?

    Anders, do you have any suggestions?
     

  8. Anders247 Fishlore Legend Member

    I'd get another one. It was probably just bad stock. Sorry for your loss. :(
     
  9. Fanatic Well Known Member Member

    He was the smaller of the few that were there.
    Hopefully they still have a HG in stock.
     
  10. Fanatic Well Known Member Member

    Announcement!
    They did have an HG, and he was the only one left!
    I snagged him last night, and he's doing fine so far in my tank.