Aquariums

A better look at my tanks and fish. (Click for larger images)

55 gallon puffer tank

Stocking:

  • Five baby Figure-eight puffers (Tetraodon biocellatus) kept at 1.015 SG (being slowly lowered to 1.005)

Filtration:

  • Fluval 304 canister with surface skimmer and Eheim Aquaball powerhead. 

Substrate:

  • Carib-sea Aragonite sand.

Lighting:

  • Two 15w LifeGlo2 bulbs.


30 gallon planted cube

(The cube as of August 2006) 


(The cube as of January 2007)

Stocking:

  • About a dozen Platties, 2 Amano shrimp, and innumerable Ram's Horn and Common Pond snails.

Plants:

  • Anubias barteri var. nana,
  • Microsorum pteropus (Java fern),  
  • Hydrocotyle verticillata, 
  • Cryptocoryne wendtii "green", 
  • Microsorum pteropus 'Windeløv', 
  • Crinum Thaianum, 
  • Cladophora aegagropila (Marimo balls), 
  • Hygrophila of some sort on the right side.

Filtration:

  • Filtration consists of a Whisper 60 HOB filter with 2 foam blocks for mechanical filtration, Fluval 205 canister with surface skimmer for biological and water polishing. Bottom basket of filter floss, middle basket of bio-max, and top basket bio-max and a bag of Purigen.

Substrate:

  • Substrate is a mixture of Seachem Fluorite, Hagen geosystem shale gravel, and some large diameter natural gravel ~2" deep.

Lighting:

  • Lighting consists of 3 light strips using T8 15w PowerGlo, FloraGlo, and LifeGlo2 bulbs with home-made ghetto tinfoil reflectors, for a total of ~1.5wpg.

Fertilizer:

  • Ferts used are Seachem Flourish Complete, Flourish Excel, and Flourish Iron.