MoshJosh's aquariums/racks:

MoshJosh

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I wanted to share my aquariums and have a place to chronicle their progress.

Currently I have 5 aquariums, but one is a shrimp tank that is not part of my rack system, so I will not be including it in this thread. I have 2 racks, 1 that holds 10 gallon tanks and 1 that holds 20 gallon longs. Between them I could keep 6 tanks but currently I have 2 10 gallons and 2 20 gallon longs.

All are filtered with air/sponge filters using USB air pumps. Other nitty gritty details can be found in my build threads:

10 gallon rack! | Freshwater Aquarium Builds Forum | 492584

20 gallon long rack. . . changing my whole setup | Freshwater Aquarium Builds Forum | 488211

Current stoking:

1st 10 gallon 9 medaka ricefish (7 orange and 2 "sparkling orange")

2nd 10 gallon is exactly the same as the first, though they are of "lesser" color.

1st 20 gallon (probably a bit overstocked ATM) 2 apistogramma Viejtas, 6 "assorted fancy guppies", and 8 panda cory's.

2nd 20 gallon has 8 "sparkling" blue medaka ricefish, 2 African mudfish, 4 Enigmatochromis Lucanusi (West African cichlid).

I have a number of live plants, mostly stem plants. 20 gallons have root tabs, 10s do not. Fertilizing once weekly with Thrive C.


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In the very back under the heater you can just see the head of one of the mudfish:

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The plan for the coming weeks is:

Add one more 10 gallon and one more 20 gallon long. Move some fish around (some to outdoor ponds) and add some fish.
 

Betta'sAnonymous

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Lot of different rice fish! You going to try and nreed them?
 
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MoshJosh

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I’d like to. They are also one of the few fish I can/should be able to keep outside year round (will use stock tank heaters to prevent the water from freezing).
 
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MoshJosh

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I was sort of bummed that my 10 gallon rack didn’t turn out how I wanted, namely I wanted to use bolts, and was envisioning something smaller and cheaper. . . So round two.


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MoshJosh

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I don’t know much about Enigmatochromis Lucanusi, however, if I had to guess I’d say they are about to breed. They have dug quite the pit under a flower pot and are making some pretty interesting displays.


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MoshJosh

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My gups had some babies. When I got home this AM I saw 6 little babies swimming around. . . When I came back in the afternoon I could only find 2. . . Thinking the rest had been eaten I decided to move them to my shrimp tank. . . Then I found the other 4 haha. Well now at least hopefully two will survive regardless, but we’ll see how the other ones do in the community tank anyway.


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Betta'sAnonymous

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MoshJosh said:
My gups had some babies. When I got home this AM I saw 6 little babies swimming around. . . When I came back in the afternoon I could only find 2. . . Thinking the rest had been eaten I decided to move them to my shrimp tank. . . Then I found the other 4 haha. Well now at least hopefully two will survive regardless, but we’ll see how the other ones do in the community tank anyway.


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We going through this with platy fry as well. Pretty sure the adults have been snacking pretty well, lately...
 
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MoshJosh

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If I had the space, I would probably try to catch them all out, but I don’t really have the room. . . Also I’m not sure which female they came from, there is one female in particular whos fry I am interested in growing out, so when I know for sure she’s pregnant I’ll probably separate her.
 

Betta'sAnonymous

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MoshJosh said:
If I had the space, I would probably try to catch them all out, but I don’t really have the room. . . Also I’m not sure which female they came from, there is one female in particular whos fry I am interested in growing out, so when I know for sure she’s pregnant I’ll probably separate her.
I wish more of our fry got ate. I really don't want to have to set up another tank for the platies. But i figure there will be some serious inbreeding, seeing as all our current adults came from about 2 or 3 different mothers and 1 or 2 dads. Gonna look like the dudes from Wrong Turn before long...
 
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MoshJosh

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If I’m not mistaken many (maybe most) captive bred fish are quite inbred already before they get to the hobbyists. I would imagine more so with things like guppy’s and other fish that are line bred for color/traits
 
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