It's been a while, updates on my tanks!

Discussion in 'Members Fish Tanks' started by Joshua Drake, Aug 2, 2015.

  1. Joshua DrakeWell Known MemberMember

    Hello everyone, it's been a little over a month since I've REALLY had the time to toy around here, but I just wanted to update everyone on what's been going on in my little aquatic world.

    I've closed down my 10g and one of my 20g's finally. 8 tanks was getting just a wee bit too much to deal with (even though the lady takes care of the betta's). So now I just have 3 to deal with, my 20, my 55 and my 75. It was a cool experiment with my 10g Walstad tank, but that ship has sailed. Anyway, on to my tanks. Be warned, the pictures are a bit fuzzy, my fish haven't had their picture taken in a while and it's right before feeding time...they're a bit erratic.

    My 20g is my upgraded guppy breeder. It currently sits at 78F, has an aquaclear 5-20 plus a aquatech 10-20 filters, and is stocked with 8 guppies (2 male 6 female) plus about 7 babies atm, 2 mystery snails and a school of 6 peppered corydoras. This tank is very heavily planted with an assortment of anubias, swords, and anacharis. Pretty sure I've got some money wort hiding back there too somewhere, all I can say is they are growing wonderfully and I'm getting more and more surviving fry by the week.


    My 55g is still not finished stocking wise, but it's also planted with some crypts, anubias and java ferns. I used to grow anacharis in here but I've since learned that it's hard for them to stay put in a loose bed of gravel so everything got moved to my dirted tank, and then to my 20g which is using flourite. It sits at 81F, and is currently only stocked with 12 longfin skirt tetras (6 black 6 white), and 13 shrimp, 2 amano, 11 ghost. I'm planning on adding 12 neon tetra and 2 pearl gourami soon, and then later finishing up with 2 GBR and perhaps a BN pleco if I can find one that I like. I've also been panning around the idea of some kuhli loaches but they're fairly hard to find here. I recently had my car blow up so funds have been a little tight.


    My 75g is still overstocked as I haven't been able to pull the funds together to get the 125 like I had planned. That being said, I will probably be rehoming quite a few of the current fish I have, as that seems to be what's going to be best for them. Currently, I have a jack dempsey, a convict, a jellybean parrot (who just bred with the convict, my tank is littered with babies...), a green terror, a firemouth, a rainbow shark, 2 bala shark and a sailfin pleco. All of the fish are fairly small except for the convict who's almost fully grown at 4 inches (i'd imagine he'll be fully grown in another few months), my jack is about 5 inches now (she's a female, so I'd imagine she'll only grow a few more inches), my rainbow shark is a little over 4 inches now, my bala's are about 5-6 inches, and my pleco who's getting huge, right around 7 inches (with a lot more to go...). My GT is still really small, only about 2-3 inches, and my parrot is still really small, right around 2 inches. I had no idea they became sexually mature so young!


    There you have it. An update of my time of absence. Anyone get anything new and exciting since I've been away?
  2. Dom90Fishlore VIPMember

    Yea where have you been dude?? In the time you were gone, I got hit by the MTS bug and got two more tanks, a 40 Breeder and a 29 lol... the 75g is just about finished being stocked too, minus another nice-looking angelfish.

  3. Joshua DrakeWell Known MemberMember

    I saw something about a blue angel, Dom90? I looked at the picture when you mentioned it but all I saw was a DG and I was pretty sad...I would love more angels in the future, since my 55 crashed a while back I haven't had any and I certainly miss keeping them.

    What do you have going on in the 40 and the 29?
  4. GeoffWell Known MemberMember

    Good to see you back.
  5. Dom90Fishlore VIPMember

  6. happyfins14Valued MemberMember

    Wow beautiful tanks :) I've never had bala sharks but they seem reaaaaaaaally cool
  7. Joshua DrakeWell Known MemberMember

    They are very enjoyable to watch but you really need a large tank for them, much larger than I have and they should be in a school unlike what I have. Thanks for the compliment though :)
  8. happyfins14Valued MemberMember

    No prob. Yeah I hear they need a lot of space which is why I can never have them, but I love watching them in the LFS
  9. Joshua DrakeWell Known MemberMember

    Not just that, they grow almost a for a piece

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