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acaw2015

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So beautitul!!!!!

I love aquariums!
A lot of work, but it's so relaxing to just sit and watch it.
I've had one almost continuously since my first c.1966.

I breed what they call red guppies - though they're actually orange.
If you pick only the best ones for breeding your line gets better and better over time.

Really looking forward to seeing pics!! Final thing I did before closing the hobby several years ago was breeding guppies! So much fun to see them grow. I was unfortunately not that successful, most of mine died too early. I had a separate tiny tank for the babies too but I never got the filter to work ok in that small tank.

If I get tired of the discus I will probably do guppies again. Do you have any advice for me to be more successful a second time?
 

acaw2015

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Well because of this forum actually I went out and bought a bigger tank. Thanks for that PS, like I need another hobby to sink money into. I used to have half a dozen tanks running but have promised the partner that I will limit the mania this time. I would love to have Discus (or cichlids or, maybe even piranhas) but my place isn't big enough for their tank needs. Maybe I can set up a small 50l for a puffer, they are so cute. I'm maxed out on space with the ADA 90p 188litres. Planted it 2 weeks ago. And am running it low tech for now. I dose liquid carbon while waiting for my CO2 components to be delivered. Just blue neo shrimp, dwarf Corydoras, neons, cardinal tetras (I made a mistake at the Lfs and bought them thinking they were the neon) 20201122_213727.jpg 20201122_213858.jpg , microrasbora maculata (I only have 2 left because I killed the others with my stupid surface skimmer ). And yes, that IS a ladies stocking covering the intake. I wasn't prepared to let my last two microrasbora be sucked into the filter. There is still a lot that needs to be done/bought since I just reused a lot of old kit. But this is an expensive hobby. I would have loved to buy lots of java fern and more interesting plants, but ran out of money!

Whoa!! Those plants. :shock: :love: :love: :love:

I have never seen planted tank like that IRL! What is your secret? Are those baby tears? How do you manage to grow those low plants?

I am a complete newbie re plants in aquariums, never used to have them. I have only recently learnt about injecting co2, but my tank is still low tech. I started using liquid co2 a couple of months ago. I also for the first time in my life started giving plant fertilizer. Never realized that was necessary. Changed the light recently too and the plants started growing like crazy. But I am still only using easy beginner plants... I have killed many many plants, but the ones I currently have seem to survive. Although the invasive snails like to eat them.

Haha I agree re getting new hobbies. Sometimes I think I need a second and third aquarium. But then I remember how crazy things can get. And I promise myself to only have one. But maybe I need one more for quarantaine. And one for babies.... Aaahh No, only the One.
 

acaw2015

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The money I sank into this hobby... :rolleyes:

Setup my first 29 gal saltwater tank in late 70, then got into the Discus hobby in 80's, then had a 240 gal saltwater tank in the early 90's, then sold it and bought a 180 gal for my Arowana and now this 180 gal is empty with no fish.

In 1967 I remember my grandma bought 2 wild caught green discus for $60. The two discus was kept in a 55 gal S/S framed glass tank. Any Psers old enough to remember those tanks? :bigsmile:

More money in this hobby than in jewels??
 

737lizakg

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Whoa!! Those plants. :shock: :love: :love: :love:

I have never seen planted tank like that IRL! What is your secret? Are those baby tears?. I have killed many many plants,

Ha, this tank is only 2 weeks old and is my first foray into true scapeing. I have done layered substrates and planted tanks before but never to this extent. So... I am counting on about half of it dying and gunking up the tank with algae. I have a UV filter/light running and the gimmicky twinstar ioniser set up, but really don't have high hopes for some of the plants in there. No baby tears but a patch of glossostigma front middle/right, and a ton of montecarlo on the right. I have 6 different bottles of fertilisers that I syringe dose... because the generic all in one wasn't enough. It IS crazy how the ferts really do make a noticeable difference. I will post an 'after' pic once they have all died . :lol:
 

tyty333

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I literally have a gem filled fish tank.
these are Lalique fish in a fish tank also made by Lalique. The different fish sitting on the bottom is a Sabino fish.
The little stalks light up with LEDs.
Cute.
low maintenance and no fatalities to date ha ha.
excuse the background, that’s the “dog fence”.

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How beautiful is that! Looks like it should be in a muesum!
 

missy

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Fun thread. We don’t have an aquarium but love going to the aquarium ❤️

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You can sort of see my ring here :)



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