currenly i have 90 gal
on the left and 40 gal
on the right.
ok here's the story, the 90 gal
was established for 15+years, using CC as my substrate. but it was raising my Ph too high for my fish, so i went to sand, when i did that i had an bacteria bloom, then my canisters crashed,
DESTROYED my bacteria colonies.
I lost a 10yr old redtail (very sad)
lost 10 yr old High Fin ID shark
10 yr old Parrot fish survived, but learned from the redtail how to eat goldfish. so when i bought new fish and added to 90 gal
, the parrot would eat the fish i bought.
can you believe it, gobbled them whole, i was like dang! So i used one of my spare tanks and created another tank, build the stand from scrap wood i had. so the parrot is all by himself in the 40 for now.
and in the 90 i have:
1 new parrot
2 tiger barbs
2 tri color sharks
the canisters are rated for 400 gallons each, so i'll never have a problem with the bio load
so now i'm starting over with these new fish, got them about 2 weeks ago, and they are all healthy, tank has cycled and i'm ready for them to get big, lol.
i wanted to do a planted tank but i need more than sand if i was to do that, so i scrapped that idea. I'd love to do a salt tank but it's a little too much maintenance for me. i'm happy with my fresh water
now if you really want to spin your head around something listen to this.
i have my tanks tied into my home automation program i wrote. i am wiring up ultra bright led
that will flicker and trigger sound files to play of thunder.
it's a work in progress but i am getting good results. it actually feels like i am in a thunder storm!!!!!!
the picture above, behind that door is my rack system with all my automation hardware
when i turn out the lights in the back room, you cannot see past the tank, so it gives it an 'infinity' type of look, it's hard to see with a picture, but when your standing in front of the tank you can see past the tank into the darkness, it's like the tank is floating in darkness, cool effect.
yea, you can call me super geek, lol
my wife does all the time.