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Postby tommy3172 » 2006-09-18 19:20

My pix, mind the ameteur photography + any errors in uploading if any.
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Postby tommy3172 » 2006-09-18 19:24

Ooops forgot to discribe my wet pal.

The above pix is my half yr old grade 2 asian red arro, abt 8' in length, feeds on shrimps.

Next is the common goldfishes found here.
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Postby tommy3172 » 2006-09-18 19:27

Next is my comm tank with several modifications in mind for cichlid expansion.
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Postby tommy3172 » 2006-09-18 19:28

Finally, my angel frens.
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Postby tommy3172 » 2006-09-18 19:30

This cutie but elussive threadfin catfish on closeup.
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Postby borderboy » 2006-09-18 19:35

Really nice pics there tommy! esp liking the red arro :)
got any full tank shots?
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Postby Indigo Blue Fish » 2006-09-18 19:54

Wowwee - that Aro is gorgeous!
What sort of shrimp do you feed it?
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Postby smiley » 2006-09-18 20:05

wow very nice looking angel
and a nice lookin tank as well :tup:
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can plecs see what they are eating ?
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Postby KittyKat » 2006-09-18 20:31

Those are nice pics! Your fish look healthy and well looked after!
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Postby tommy3172 » 2006-09-19 05:35

Thanks for the compliments. It stimulates the adrenalin to work even harder, u know wat I mean...

I took some full tank shots recently, here they are.

Below is the 2 tier 2ft tanks.
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Postby tommy3172 » 2006-09-19 05:43

The upper tier contains 4 common goldies.

Setup is simple yet effective - An overhead wet & dry filter that is connected to an internal powerhead. Strong aeration is added via a 2 way air pum connected to an air curtain.

To avoid losing hair fr electric shock, the lighting unit is protected by pvc tape (at additional unused sockets) and plastic wrap beneath the bulb.
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Postby tommy3172 » 2006-09-19 05:50

The lower tier contain 3 angels and a lone blue gourami.

This setup comprises a co2 system. I hav recently trimmed the overgrown amazon swordplant and just left the ones filling the background intact. At the foreground, I am experimenting "creepers" in the Java Moss. This is deliberately secured to a piece of driftwood (front-left) and a piece of undergravel tray (front) by fishing lines.

Hope to have a nice "grassland" effect within a few months time. Will keep u updated.
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Postby tommy3172 » 2006-09-19 05:54

Next up is the 2 tier 3ft tanks.
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Postby tommy3172 » 2006-09-19 06:04

The upper tank is occupied by the arro.

Setup comprises an external power filter connected to a UVC unit. As usual, strong aeration is a must. Tank lid is secured with a piece of solid wood to prevent arro "suicide."

I hav decided to calm down dis fella by adding blackwater extract. Very jumpy these few days with the sudden appearances of fire-flies at night. Arros are nocturnal and are known to leap over water to catch its prey, namely insects.

I've managed to "persuade" it to accept frozen bee-shrimps and pieces of grey prawn (those that are sold at fishmarkets).
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Postby tommy3172 » 2006-09-19 06:23

The lower tier shall undergo a facelift in due course.

It originally was home to a nasty and territorial "flower horn cichlid" (a hybrid between the red devil and the local flower tilapia) which I kept for 8yrs.

Very inspired with the gallery of cichlid setups here - will tune in to them for more info b4 making a complete switch to a cichlid tank.

Currently it holds several local bred African cichlids (less aggressive), an "upside-down catfish", a threadfin catfish, a hybrid barb and a polo.

This setup uses the traditional undergravel system with an internal powerhead attached to the uplift tube. Very effecient, although not popular here.
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