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    Quote Originally Posted by Crazyjoker77 View Post
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    Bought a Super Red Bristnose Pleco for the fish tank. First time hes come out from hiding since dropping him in.

    Throw some zuchinni in there and you'll see him all the time lol.

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    Big fish tanks are so damn cool, I wish I had the time and motivation to maintain one.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Mitsu3000gt View Post
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    Big fish tanks are so damn cool, I wish I had the time and motivation to maintain one.
    After owning a 45g tall tank.. never ever ever ever again. Maybe 45g long.. but honestly 20-25g long tank would be my max.

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    Quote Originally Posted by firebane View Post
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    After owning a 45g tall tank.. never ever ever ever again. Maybe 45g long.. but honestly 20-25g long tank would be my max.
    Yeah, that seems to be what most people say. Our neighbors used to have this enormous salt water tank (no idea how many gallons but it was probably 6 feet wide and 3 feet tall) built right into their house and we would take care of it while they were on holidays. I would watch that thing for like an hour at a time, but I was so glad I wasn't the one having to maintain it haha. We had a standard 20gal with basic fish when I was a kid, and within a week they became my parents' pets lol. Turns out I don't enjoy tank maintenance.

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    Quote Originally Posted by firebane View Post
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    Throw some zuchinni in there and you'll see him all the time lol.
    I tried twice now to feed fresh with both cucumber and green beans and both were untouched the next morning so hes back to algae wafers.

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    Yeah, that seems to be what most people say. Our neighbors used to have this enormous salt water tank (no idea how many gallons but it was probably 6 feet wide and 3 feet tall) built right into their house and we would take care of it while they were on holidays. I would watch that thing for like an hour at a time, but I was so glad I wasn't the one having to maintain it haha. We had a standard 20gal with basic fish when I was a kid, and within a week they became my parents' pets lol. Turns out I don't enjoy tank maintenance.
    I had a 29G growing up as a kid and don't find this 90G any more difficult to maintain than the smaller one.Although I did do the first few water changes with 5G buckets and quickly bought the proper stuff. Now I can change 70G of water in under an hour and most of that is just waiting for the water to fill.

    its so easy to lose track of time staring into it. I think I'm up to 31 animals in their.


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    Bigger tank is definitely easier than smaller. When things go wrong they go wrong much slower and the system is more easily able to adjust.

    That Pleco might get huge in a tank that big btw. They can be scary little fuckers once they are big.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Crazyjoker77 View Post
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    I tried twice now to feed fresh with both cucumber and green beans and both were untouched the next morning so hes back to algae wafers.



    I had a 29G growing up as a kid and don't find this 90G any more difficult to maintain than the smaller one.Although I did do the first few water changes with 5G buckets and quickly bought the proper stuff. Now I can change 70G of water in under an hour and most of that is just waiting for the water to fill.

    its so easy to lose track of time staring into it. I think I'm up to 31 animals in their.
    That looks awesome. Do you have lots of the same thing in there or 31 different animals?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Mitsu3000gt View Post
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    That looks awesome. Do you have lots of the same thing in there or 31 different animals?
    10 redeye tetras
    6 glowlight tetras
    6 dannios (3 pearl 1zebra 2glo)
    5 kuhli loach
    2 snails
    1 bristnose pleco

    I love the kuhli loach and plan on getting more. mine aren't very big yet but I could watch them all day. Their mainly nocturnal though so you only see them during the day if they are hungry but their silhouettes with the blue light on at night is really cool to see wiggling through the water.


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    Quote Originally Posted by Crazyjoker77 View Post
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    10 redeye tetras
    6 glowlight tetras
    6 dannios (3 pearl 1zebra 2glo)
    5 kuhli loach
    2 snails
    1 bristnose pleco

    I love the kuhli loach and plan on getting more. mine aren't very big yet but I could watch them all day. Their mainly nocturnal though so you only see them during the day if they are hungry but their silhouettes with the blue light on at night is really cool to see wiggling through the water.
    I won't derail this thread anymore but thats super cool

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    Quote Originally Posted by Crazyjoker77 View Post
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    10 redeye tetras
    6 glowlight tetras
    6 dannios (3 pearl 1zebra 2glo)
    5 kuhli loach
    2 snails
    1 bristnose pleco

    I love the kuhli loach and plan on getting more. mine aren't very big yet but I could watch them all day. Their mainly nocturnal though so you only see them during the day if they are hungry but their silhouettes with the blue light on at night is really cool to see wiggling through the water.
    You'll want to pick up a piece of driftwood for the bristlenose to munch on, doesn't have to be a big piece but it'll definitely benefit from it.

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    Quote Originally Posted by relyt92 View Post
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    You'll want to pick up a piece of driftwood for the bristlenose to munch on, doesn't have to be a big piece but it'll definitely benefit from it.
    Thanks but there is already a piece of mopani (sp) driftwood in there. Its the arched piece on the center right side propped up by the little cave.

    I think we need an aquarium thread there seems to be enough interest...

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    Quote Originally Posted by Crazyjoker77 View Post
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    Thanks but there is already a piece of mopani (sp) driftwood in there. Its the arched piece on the center right side propped up by the little cave.

    I think we need an aquarium thread there seems to be enough interest...
    There's an aquarium pics thread from years ago, feel free to get it going again.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Crazyjoker77 View Post
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    its so easy to lose track of time staring into it.
    I know what you mean. I used to have a big office chair in front of my 90 gal and would sit there just watching my fish for forever sometimes, especially my clown loaches. Those guys were hilarious.

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    That Pleco might get huge in a tank that big btw. They can be scary little fuckers once they are big.
    Are you talking about their long ass spaghetti poop?

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    Boom! Here's my reef tank:
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    Here's mine about a year ago. Sadly, I've gotten lazy over the past 6 months I've lost half my corals. I'm planning to pick things back up and re-start with a clean slate this Winter. (This tank has been up for about 4 years, and made it through tow moves, but now it's time to re-boot.)

    IMG_8185 by kijho6, on Flickr

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    Quote Originally Posted by rx7boi View Post
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    Boom! Here's my reef tank:
    Looking awesome!
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    https://petapixel.com/2018/07/31/the...through-glass/

    Would this help with aquarium photography?

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    Quote Originally Posted by jwslam View Post
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    https://petapixel.com/2018/07/31/the...through-glass/

    Would this help with aquarium photography?
    If you play around with lighting you can typically reduce glare, especially if you turn off all your other lights around the tank that could reflect off the glass.

    Alternative option for underwater macro shots:



    https://reefhacks.com/camera-tube-pro-review/

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    Quote Originally Posted by Kijho View Post
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    Here's mine about a year ago. Sadly, I've gotten lazy over the past 6 months I've lost half my corals. I'm planning to pick things back up and re-start with a clean slate this Winter. (This tank has been up for about 4 years, and made it through tow moves, but now it's time to re-boot.)

    IMG_8185 by kijho6, on Flickr
    How big is that? love a reef but dont want to go huge.. Nano's are intriguing but know they're super hard to do

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    Quote Originally Posted by jwslam View Post
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    https://petapixel.com/2018/07/31/the...through-glass/

    Would this help with aquarium photography?
    If you're only using it to shoot your aquarium, it's overkill. Just get a cheap rubber lens hood that screws into your filter thread, or shoot in the evening with your house lights turned off.

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