tank pics

Discussion in 'Photos' started by allaboutfish, Apr 9, 2012.

  1. allaboutfishWell Known MemberMember

    10 gallon heavily planted-
    1-male endler
    5-celestrial pearl danios
    8-northern mountain swordtail fry
    red cherry shrimp
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    20 gallon cichlid tank-
    1-male cutteri cichlid
    40 or more- juvi cutteri cichlids
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    5 gallon low light lightly planted-
    1-male betta
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    55 gallon soon to be heavily planted-
    10-cherry barbs
    4-congo tetras(temporary)
    1-male gold ram
    1-female german blue ram
    1-syno petricola(soon to be 3)
    2-green bristlenose plecos
    1-blood parrot(gone tomorrow)
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    suggestions welcome!
     




  2. GamerWell Known MemberMember

    Great tanks.

    I really like what you did with the 10 gallon as far as plants AND fish stock.

    Also looking forward to seeing the 55 when it's done.
     




  3. Dlondon95Well Known MemberMember

    Very nice!

    I, too, really like the 10g and can't wait to see the finished 55g.
     




  4. allaboutfishWell Known MemberMember

    thanks guys. the 10 will soon be upgraded to a 20 with black gravel.
     
  5. allaboutfishWell Known MemberMember

    what do yall think i should do with the 55? i want to remove the mopani and put in some manzanita. should i keep the rocks how they are or change them?
     
  6. iRunValued MemberMember

    I would be proud if any of those tanks were mine. I am really drawn to your 20g cichlid tank! Its got a very clean, zen, feel. I'm not sure if it is intended as a grow out tank or a show tank, but I love it.

    I agree on the Manzanita idea. I love the look of moss attached to the delicate manzanita limbs. You also get a cool, airy, elongating effect with the manzanita where its not dense and overpowering but has lots of impact.

    Maybe spread the rocks to make a little bit wider "shelf" kind of effect instead of a cluster? Just an idea.

    Good stuff!
     
  7. allaboutfishWell Known MemberMember

    A shelf?
     
  8. iRunValued MemberMember

    Yup a shelf. When you add vertical dimension to your substrate using rocks as the "retaining wall" for the deeper substrate behind them.

    It can be purely aesthetic, or functional if you wanted to add some larger or deeper rooted plants in an area for example.
     
  9. mosaicguppyWell Known MemberMember

    Beautiful tanks! I didn't know the first one was only 10 gallons until I read the discription, looks much bigger than it is. :)
     
  10. allaboutfishWell Known MemberMember

    picture?
     
  11. ryanrModeratorModerator Member

    Looks great! Awesome job. Thanks for sharing.

    I especially like the cichlid display :)
     
  12. iRunValued MemberMember

    This is kind of an extreme example, but look to the left side

     
     
  13. allaboutfishWell Known MemberMember

    so its like this? l___l with rocks? i dont know how good that would look.
     
  14. iRunValued MemberMember

    Not so much. No worries mate, I'm doing a terrible job trying to describe it.

    Basically the terrace I'm talking about is like this example: fill the tank with substrate so it's all level. Then add a row of rocks, side by side, several inches wide. Then you add more substrate behind the row of rocks. This creates a terraced look with deeper substrate behind the rocks and shallower substrate in front. It adds a cool element of focal depth to the tank from front to back.
     
  15. allaboutfishWell Known MemberMember

    ohhh i know what your talking about. ive seen it before, but they used more mountain looking rocks. would it look good with these rocks?
     
  16. iRunValued MemberMember

    My humble opinion...heck yeah.
     
  17. allaboutfishWell Known MemberMember

    ok ill try it. ill probably do it in the 40 im doing since im changing this to a cichlid tank.
     
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