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22 Sep 2013 01:27 - 07 Oct 2013 08:52 #1 by LemonJelly (Johnny Cowley)
I have 7 tanks so far, all of a modest size.

Juwel Vision 180
(Badly) planted community tank
Beckford's Pencilfish
Diamond Tetra
Marbled Hatchetfish
Albino/Bronze/Panda Corydoras
Pelvichachromis subocellatus 'Matadi' female
Ancistrus dilochopterus
Malaysian Trumpet Snails
Assassin Snails
Assorted shrimp

JBL e901 CrystalProfi external

Clearseal 100L
About 50-60 juvie Convict Cichlids (Gahhhhh!)
When these are moved on I'll be reconfiguring it as a Sulawesi biotope

Eheim Classic 2013

Juwel Rekord60
Pelvichachromis subocellatus 'Matadi' breeding pair with fry
Otocinclus

Nirox 60 sponge filter

Clearseal 18L
20 or so bronze cory fry
Malaysian Trumpet snails
One Sulawesi Tylo

Sponge filter

60L
Empty but planning to run it as a planted Red Cherry Shrimp tank with Hemianthus callitrichoides

12L
Filled and planted up with Hydrocotyle tripartite. Substrate is Aquabasis and JBL Manado. Currently have 10 Crystal Red Shrimp

Sponge filter

Juwel Rio 180
Empty but hoping to run it as a wild swordtail biotope. Failing that, either breeding Festivums (Festiva?) or possible a good sized Tanganyikan shellie colony

Will be building a wet/dry trickle filter for this tank

"The only thing that burns in Hell is the part of you that won't let go of your life; your memories, your attachments. They burn them all away. But they're not punishing you.They're freeing your soul."
Last edit: 07 Oct 2013 08:52 by LemonJelly (Johnny Cowley).

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22 Sep 2013 07:58 #2 by anglecichlid (ciaran hogan)
Your a gas man!
I'm a cyclist :angry: :angry: :angry:
:laugh:

Anyone with a aquarium can keep fish,
But it takes real skill to be a fish keeper,


And it's spongeBob,
SpongeBob lives in a pineapple under the sea
BLANCHARDSTOWN

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22 Sep 2013 08:44 #3 by LemonJelly (Johnny Cowley)

anglecichlid wrote: Your a gas man!
I'm a cyclist :angry: :angry: :angry:
:laugh:


A fishkeepers AND a cyclist? Jays us, there's no saving you then ;)

"The only thing that burns in Hell is the part of you that won't let go of your life; your memories, your attachments. They burn them all away. But they're not punishing you.They're freeing your soul."

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22 Sep 2013 10:07 #4 by igmillichip (ian millichip)
Did you mean a GSOH and NSA Hill Walking?.......women with huuuuge ambitions like them (according to some forums) ;)

A good selection of tanks and fish.

ian

Irish Tropical Fish Society (ITFS) Member.

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23 Sep 2013 11:39 #5 by Melander (Andreas Melander)
The dating site association is great, I felt more like in a adiction meeting when starting to write mine...

The Swordtail biotope sounds like nice idea, looking forward to seeing it if you chose to go with that option.

Andreas

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23 Sep 2013 12:04 #6 by LemonJelly (Johnny Cowley)

Melander wrote: The dating site association is great, I felt more like in a adiction meeting when starting to write mine...

The Swordtail biotope sounds like nice idea, looking forward to seeing it if you chose to go with that option.

Andreas


Cheers. It's just a matter of whether I can get them and for how much

"The only thing that burns in Hell is the part of you that won't let go of your life; your memories, your attachments. They burn them all away. But they're not punishing you.They're freeing your soul."

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23 Sep 2013 13:00 #7 by igmillichip (ian millichip)

LemonJelly wrote:

Melander wrote: The dating site association is great, I felt more like in a adiction meeting when starting to write mine...

The Swordtail biotope sounds like nice idea, looking forward to seeing it if you chose to go with that option.

Andreas


Cheers. It's just a matter of whether I can get them and for how much


Wild Swordtails would be a great project.....that's the sort of stuff that floats my boat.

ian

Irish Tropical Fish Society (ITFS) Member.

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23 Sep 2013 13:31 #8 by LemonJelly (Johnny Cowley)

igmillichip wrote:

LemonJelly wrote:

Melander wrote: The dating site association is great, I felt more like in a adiction meeting when starting to write mine...

The Swordtail biotope sounds like nice idea, looking forward to seeing it if you chose to go with that option.

Andreas


Cheers. It's just a matter of whether I can get them and for how much


Wild Swordtails would be a great project.....that's the sort of stuff that floats my boat.

ian


Maybe it's the fish snob in me, but I really like the idea of swordtails that actually ARE swordtails and not a hybrid. And I suspect there'll be plenty of takers for the young 'uns

"The only thing that burns in Hell is the part of you that won't let go of your life; your memories, your attachments. They burn them all away. But they're not punishing you.They're freeing your soul."

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23 Sep 2013 13:42 #9 by Melander (Andreas Melander)

LemonJelly wrote:

igmillichip wrote:

LemonJelly wrote:

Melander wrote: The dating site association is great, I felt more like in a adiction meeting when starting to write mine...

The Swordtail biotope sounds like nice idea, looking forward to seeing it if you chose to go with that option.

Andreas


Cheers. It's just a matter of whether I can get them and for how much


Wild Swordtails would be a great project.....that's the sort of stuff that floats my boat.

ian


Maybe it's the fish snob in me, but I really like the idea of swordtails that actually ARE swordtails and not a hybrid. And I suspect there'll be plenty of takers for the young 'uns


Agreed, I would certainly come asking for some.

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23 Sep 2013 14:47 #10 by paulv (paul vickers)
The wild sword tails seems like a very interesting project, I believe they can reach upto 6inchs

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23 Sep 2013 15:53 #11 by LemonJelly (Johnny Cowley)
What's doubly frustrating is how easy it would be the acquire them if I was living in the US. There's a guy on Aquabid selling 9 juvies for $16+delivery. Unfortunately he doesn't trade outside America and even if he did, the cost would be deleterious :-((

"The only thing that burns in Hell is the part of you that won't let go of your life; your memories, your attachments. They burn them all away. But they're not punishing you.They're freeing your soul."

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25 Sep 2013 23:10 #12 by m_sb (Zac)
Replied by m_sb (Zac) on topic LemonJelly's Profile

LemonJelly wrote: What's doubly frustrating is how easy it would be the acquire them if I was living in the US. There's a guy on Aquabid selling 9 juvies for $16+delivery. Unfortunately he doesn't trade outside America and even if he did, the cost would be deleterious :-((

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23 Oct 2013 14:25 #13 by LemonJelly (Johnny Cowley)
So there's a change of mind on the Juwel Rio. It will be a cold water river setup; a few Hillstream loaches, possibly a couple of gobies and a rake of White Cloud Mountain Minnows. The 'scaping will be mostly small and medium sized rocks with one or two larger ones thrown in... well, maybe not thrown! Planting will be sparse, probably just a little sagittaria and Java moss on a rock or two. I plan on using a koralia powerhead to provide some strong flow and I'll be putting together my wet/dry trickle filter soon

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23 Oct 2013 19:59 #14 by paulv (paul vickers)
Interesting challenge trying to simulate a strong flowing river scape. Cant wait to see the final set up.

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25 Oct 2013 17:19 #15 by LemonJelly (Johnny Cowley)

paulv wrote: Interesting challenge trying to simulate a strong flowing river scape. Cant wait to see the final set up.


Thanks. In a lot of ways it'll be an easier tank than others I've done. Most of the fish will be pretty hardy. The high flow should mean less dead spots so less gunk gathering all over the setup. Since the wet/dry filter will make the water O2 rich but CO2 poor, plants will be sparse and hardy; I'm now thinking just a few Java ferns. Hopefully, if I do it right, the structure of the filter will also mean it'll be easy to service.

"The only thing that burns in Hell is the part of you that won't let go of your life; your memories, your attachments. They burn them all away. But they're not punishing you.They're freeing your soul."

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09 Dec 2014 13:05 #16 by LemonJelly (Johnny Cowley)
Ok, so probably time to redo this profile. Quite a few things have changed.

My Vision180 is now a cave tetra tank; cold, dark and best viewed at night. There's no heater, subdued lighting and even then it's only on 4-5 hours of the day. It's filtered by a JBL Crystalprofi e901 and a 600lph overhead sump with ceramic and sintered glass media and pots of pothos plants to reduce nitrates.

I have a Trigon190 set up as a firemouth tank. They were sold as Thorichthys ellioti but the more I look, the more I'm convinced they're Thorichthys meeki. They're still young so maybe time will tell. Either way they're looking great. I've moved my diamond tetras in with them and there's an L066 and a royal whiptail lurking in there as well. There's an Aquael 500 powerhead witha big sponge filtering it and I removed the Juwel light fitting and for now it's lit by a 9w light. It's nowhere near as dark as the cave tank but the lighting gives it much more of a jungle river-bottom feel.

Tonight I'm setting up a dedicated Corydoras panda tank, just rocks, fine sand and some java fern. Another Aquael 500 filtering it, with a little peat too. I'll have a heater in it but given that they prefer cooler water and my study is usually at a civilized enough temperature, it'll be more of a failsafe than anything else. There'll also be an overhead sump with plants in it on top too.

The tank the cories are going into was initially set up as a hillstream biotope. Unfortunately my grandson saw fit to try and feed the Vietnamese white clouds and figured they looked hungry enough to eat the whole tub! I've started that project over, this time in a 65L tank with a hillstream manifold. The pump is 600lph and keeping in mind that the rocks will reduce water volume somewhat, I reckon it'll turn the water over 12-15 times an hour. The pumping system I had for the larger tank was 2000lph but I think if I'd used that in a 2 foot tank, the backblast from it would have been a disaster. The white clouds will be going back into it, along with a few Amano and bamboo shrimp and hopefully some Sewellia lineolata loaches.

Other than that I have a Rio180 community tank set up in my parents' place, 2 empty 60L tanks that I haven't decided what to do with (or where to hide them! :huh: ) yet and 4 very small tanks that I think I'll keep aside in case anyone decides to breed.

"The only thing that burns in Hell is the part of you that won't let go of your life; your memories, your attachments. They burn them all away. But they're not punishing you.They're freeing your soul."

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09 Dec 2014 13:07 #17 by LemonJelly (Johnny Cowley)
Oh, and I'm still hoping to get some wild swordtails some day, that's my dream project. If I ever find them, someone will be getting evicted from a tank :cool:

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