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Old 07-31-2015, 03:37 PM   #1
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Tanks are finally coming along thanks to your help!!

Thanks to the help of everyone here my tanks are finally coming along!! Here's my progress!! I wish I had before pics. Click image for larger version

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And my puffer tank.
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Old 07-31-2015, 03:38 PM   #2
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More of my puffer tank Click image for larger version

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(Right after they are clams, little fatties )


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Old 07-31-2015, 03:43 PM   #3
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Forgot details!
55 gallon is community tank.
Sand, slate and stone, and lots of live plants. Two penguin 350 biowheels running.
15 gallon is the figure 8 puffer tank (will upgrade to 30 soon)
Brackish, 2 puffers, sand, and base rock with fake plants since they are all my real ones, and a large bubble wand.
Running one whisper 15 corner filter, and one whisper 20 HOB filter.



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Old 07-31-2015, 07:34 PM   #4
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Both look great! Just curious as to why you keep the water level so low?
Nothing wrong with doing that it just bothers me if I can see the water level below the top trim on mine.
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Looks great, where did you get that background on the bigger tank ? And same question why is the water level 2 inches low ?
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Both look great! Just curious as to why you keep the water level so low?
Nothing wrong with doing that it just bothers me if I can see the water level below the top trim on mine.

Same here.


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Old 08-04-2015, 12:16 PM   #7
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Typically I do not, but my kids (4, 3, and 7 months) decided to all have meltdowns at the end of my filling my big tank. Lol
My smaller puffer tanks water level is lower because of the structure of my pump requiring the water to be a bit lower. It's an odd corner filter that catches under the lip of my tank funny.


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Old 08-04-2015, 12:17 PM   #8
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The background I bought at petsmart of all place!


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Old 08-04-2015, 02:46 PM   #9
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Ah yes ...meltdowns. I remember all too well. I raised 3 daughters by myself.

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Nice tanks but I question you having, what looks like, a common plec. They grow far too big and produce more waste than most of your other fish combined. If that's your 55g he looks to be getting a big fish already.
Loving the puffer fish - cute!


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Old 08-04-2015, 05:33 PM   #11
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Tanks are finally coming along thanks to your help!!

I'm not sure what kind of Pleco he is honestly. He came with the tank and is about 7 inches and nine years old. I'm hoping he doesn't get any bigger, as he's been in this Tank all of his life. My friends that owned the tank before me didn't exactly give him the best diet so I think that may stunted his growth. He now gets either a fruit or vegetable every evening.
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Tanks are finally coming along thanks to your help!!

They told me they "threw in algae pellets every little bit as a treat and let him live on algae growth alone"
Face meet Palm. Oyyy!!
His diet is very different now and he is much more active and his coloration is improved greatly. It was sad though :/ I understand fully that if he gets much larger he would need to find a bigger tank. If that is the case I would find an educated person with a big tank to care for him, but not until I get him to more established health than he has seen in the past. It's only been a few months so far


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If you want plreco that dont get much bigger then 3 inches. Get yourself some rubbernose pleco's
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They told me they "threw in algae pellets every little bit as a treat and let him live on algae growth alone"
Face meet Palm. Oyyy!!
His diet is very different now and he is much more active and his coloration is improved greatly. It was sad though :/ I understand fully that if he gets much larger he would need to find a bigger tank. If that is the case I would find an educated person with a big tank to care for him, but not until I get him to more established health than he has seen in the past. It's only been a few months so far


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That's a very good attitude, well done you. It's sad that plecs are presumed to live off the land. Small plecs graze on algae but larger ones won't touch it. Hope he gets into good health and that he gets a good home, either with you in a larger tank, or elsewhere.
I have a bristle nose, with the largest elongated bristles, he really is the ugliest creature but still my favourite fish.


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That's a very good attitude, well done you. It's sad that plecs are presumed to live off the land. Small plecs graze on algae but larger ones won't touch it. Hope he gets into good health and that he gets a good home, either with you in a larger tank, or elsewhere.
I have a bristle nose, with the largest elongated bristles, he really is the ugliest creature but still my favourite fish.


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