I'm from India and I'm a IT Manager by profession, married wth two kids.
I'm relatively a newbie to the aquarium hobby.
I started off with a 4G bowl that used to be home to 3 gold fishes about 4 months ago. I had bought the gold fishes for my 3 yr old son thinking that he would enjoy watching them swim around in the bowl. But little did I know fish keeping would get this, and in no time, I upgraded the 4G bowl to a 110G / 5 feet aquarium.
The tank is an imported acrylic is now home to some Cichlids. I have about 50 kgs of coarse white gravel as the substrate and about 20 kgs of slate rock, apart from some plastic plats and decorations.
The tank runs with the OEM 2600L/h powerhead and an external top filter. Aside to this, I have a Dolphin C-1600 External Canister capable of 1200L/h.
Lighting in the tank is standard 2 x 40W T8 lamps.
Tank inhabitants are Golden Severum (2), Spotted Scat (2), Silver Dollar (2), Firemouths (2), Albino Shark (2), Orange Morph (2), Frontosa (1), Silver Moony (2), Tiger Barb (3), Peacock Eel (2), Spotted Gar (1)
Water changes are at 20% weekly (though I dont see a need as the filters are doing a great job at keeping the water crystal clear).
I have been reading a lot on Freshwater and Marine aquariums ever since I bought my first bowl. My interests in this hobby are only growing day by day.
My dream is to be a successfull Reef Aquarist, and I'm already in the process of converting my exisiting tank to a SW
setup. I wouldn't want to part with my fishes, but I'm strictly confined on space in my apartment and just cannot accomodate a second tank for this purpose.
I'm in the process of getting a 30G sump ready for the project which will house the Skimmer and the Refugium.
Pending things in the list are the Lighting (planning to go for 2 x 80w T5 for now as its going to be only a FOWLR
setup to start with), Live Rock, Substrate (planning on fine LS
with Argonite), Test Kit, Salt Mix, and Feeds.
I'm buying the LR
from a friend who has dumped his SW
setup, so I intend to put the LR
under a curing process post which buy the Live Stock.
Hopefully, I will be successfull in this hobby wth the help of experts in this fourm.
Looking forward to interact with all of you out there!
Thank you for taking time to read my intro and sorry for such a lengthy one.
I'm attaching some pics of my exisiting tank. Sorry for the bad pics. Just couldn't manage to take a steady shot at the moving fishes. Maybe a DSLR would have done the trick.