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#1 jakefoster

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Posted 18 March 2018 - 03:52 PM

90gal sa tank (mostly)1d34cdf66d178af65187840d267ddf8d.jpgmy acara pair330b40cee2c730da3938d694943f3755.jpg85d29d912a582fa97b5032d233b93787.jpgoffspring of acar parents60629da907ee4c7d0f7ed04a49bbbd3b.jpgd1a876b16fcbf906aa865b73619a760c.jpgremoved all the wood from the tank today to perform a thorough clean so my sevs colours are still pretty washed out, shes such a wuss355bbf54c159d741c6010b1a720dcd06.jpgbuenos aires tetra. i want more of these but nobody sells them!fc7f960a2460b2f4bce0e3bc93ef0340.jpgmr whippy5c8f3cd5d7bee73b5ca4583ebb14926f.jpgtypical veiwing of my L270. he/she is starting to come out alot more lately tho1ac30c5a84451ae7bc984df6c5006a05.jpgL168fbca4685e444f441bd7b5d7f75061306.jpg


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#2 jakefoster

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Posted 18 March 2018 - 04:00 PM

and the shrimp/neon tetra tank (+1 stray endler) c2c049be77c1b5591bcfabf45a620647.jpg21ad84dc3db27d4f65999a9de41f099f.jpgc19d3231eef41360f3312ba914ac3488.jpgmonster crypt4e3e33855b7ec0d6a1b14328d54d321d.jpg00e8bf8e43a3f9afdb93aa46e1d21d96.jpg557415e2e65f1bc0b5b67889f288db13.jpgthis side view was taken a couple weeks ago. as u can see the java moss has had a huuge trim! it was going crazy.bbb55896fef390d1394174a8cb1c9b11.jpgi will never perform this inside the tank again! its insanely hard to try and vacumn up all the moss offcuts without sucking up the shrimps!


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Posted 18 March 2018 - 04:19 PM

and the new project. scored a free tank! 750x30x35 (30”x12”x14”)9f8a5dab38f86a9c789274cc506e7831.jpgpainted the rear wall an off white and the floor grey. this tanks going to be sleek, bare bottom with a single feature piece of driftwood. my L168 and L270 will be moving in and a couple more L numbers when i can get my hands on em. possibly my apisto too, and ill try get a female for him. and a school of something, some im considering are cardials, rummys, emperor tetra, cherry barbs... or maybe even a group of gbr’s or neon blue rams.
filtration will be an eheim pickup 200 internal filter that i bought today, and possibly a smaller wave maker if that isnt enough to circulate all the pleco poop back around to the filter.
the following pic is taken from a girl i follow on instagram, and its kinda my inspiration behind this tank, clean and sleek and showcases the fish and their colours48ef2b00fc79c10869bf70edcff1c2d3.jpg



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#4 Delapool

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Posted 18 March 2018 - 06:42 PM

Looking nice! Looks a lot of work gone into those tanks.

Was wondering what the striped fish is in photo 5 and 7?

#5 jakefoster

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Posted 18 March 2018 - 07:14 PM

thanks @Delapool thats a marbled headstander. interesting fish. spends majority of its day facing the floor, hence the name! also a very peaceful fish.


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#6 Jules

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Posted 19 March 2018 - 08:20 AM

Love the head stander! such an awesome and underrated fish. All looks good! Nice set ups.



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Posted 19 March 2018 - 07:54 PM

treat for the shrimp tonight. safe to say they enjoy pumpkin!6694118ef674ea5c76df39646807da77.jpgfd113552475627e6288601fb49a7be9d.jpgalso fed some to the larger tank. the plecos, SAE, headstander and severum enjoy it.


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Posted 20 March 2018 - 03:59 PM

Geez, loving that! Anything that can’t be fed to them??

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Posted 21 March 2018 - 07:10 AM

Geez, loving that! Anything that can’t be fed to them??

not too sure what u cant feed them, i just know what u can haha. pretty sure u should avoid anything acidic. i tried apple once and they didnt want a bar of it. they love pumpkin, cucumber, zuchinni and watermelon. lettuces and brussel sprouts are also good.


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Posted 21 March 2018 - 12:28 PM

I used to feed my plecs and shrimp all sorts of crap, they love broccoli & cauliflower (blanched), eggplant, mushrooms, peas, carrots, capsicum, even mango. All very readily accepted and eaten :)



#11 jakefoster

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Posted 26 March 2018 - 11:06 AM

I used to feed my plecs and shrimp all sorts of crap, they love broccoli & cauliflower (blanched), eggplant, mushrooms, peas, carrots, capsicum, even mango. All very readily accepted and eaten :)

thanks i might try a few of those! i have done deshelled peas and they love that.


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#12 jakefoster

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Posted 01 April 2018 - 05:47 PM

acaras spawned again.
88ef5e37caadc20dafd32b5e134483ce.jpg821ee33b11186e4b3fbe51e6a16f6f43.jpg9f0b477adbb006e78c44cd4d64fc8dd3.jpgfor those wondering, when an electric blue acara breeds with a regular blue acara, u get a regular blue acara. the following pic is of the only fry ive ever got to survive.44b0b0de7243781247990774efb25b48.jpg


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Posted 06 April 2018 - 07:03 AM

gone for a more ’natural’ look in the small tank with the use of some leaf litter6a40bb22cbf9fb5b0da62a5ea5cbb799.jpgalso added 8 sparkling gouramis. these guys are really cool, but really hard to get a picture of52d9b4140a119cb2d89c36a182e61104.jpgd2249ff5ebde71670c67105c7efdc41b.jpgc89efe9b5a51a78ec41eabf1da9344bb.jpg


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#14 Jules

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Posted 06 April 2018 - 07:53 AM

Looks good, great little fish to the sparkling gourami! Should try to source some chocolate gouramis too! another gorgeous small gourami species.



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Posted 06 April 2018 - 08:45 AM

Looks good, great little fish to the sparkling gourami! Should try to source some chocolate gouramis too! another gorgeous small gourami species.

seen them pop up every now and then on aquariumindustries stocklist.. very tempting i like them alot. i feel like this little tank is probably fully stocked now tho. i am considering getting a few chocolates for my new tank as a feature fish, but i dont wish to add any ial or peat moss to that tank, and i believe the chocolates come from very soft acidic waters. maybe they’re acclimated to a more neutral ph having been captive bred?


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Posted 17 May 2018 - 02:56 PM

so got the new tank up and running. not for what i intended it for tho, its become a breeding tank for my acara pair. its a little small for them but they seem happy been able to raise their fry without having to defend them from any predators for once. which always ended in no fry left. plan to move them back to the other tank soon and grow out the fry in this tank. feel bad to take them away from their fry tho! so leaving it a little longer.
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8e15f04d018cc816ed63128560d9d553.jpge83aaab173c6c8733994a0e4ca588821.jpg48eed96509b52f69294a66317359c061.jpgdf1c7103fd25f92442968cd5e8e1d0a8.jpga54a2c14d3433c75970e05b7b42aa6de.jpgthe mrs insisted i add some greenery to their tank haha. hence the palm fronds and couple java fern offcuts.
once the fry get big enough ill add an eheim pickup filter. air driven sponges are great but create very little flow and dont suck up much debris (poop) so forever vacumning the tank. which is hard when u have to try not to suck up any fry!


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#17 Jules

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Posted 17 May 2018 - 03:42 PM

Really digging the back and base colour, nice to see something different!

Nice tank and awesome work on the fry.



#18 jakefoster

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Posted 19 May 2018 - 09:47 AM

Really digging the back and base colour, nice to see something different!
Nice tank and awesome work on the fry.

thanks! yeah i think the colours work really well. i want to paint the back of my bigger tank now.. but that means draining/moving it


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