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In this section I would like to profile YOUR tanks!. Please send me your photos with a brief description of the animals and plants as well as any other information you feel is relevant. Include your web site and Email as I will post them with your photos as a link, if you request it. Freshwater or saltwater tanks will be accepted.

Please send your photos to. Badman. If you have photos but no means of scanning them please contact me for an address to send them and I will scan them for you. Click on any thumbnail for a full size image.

From: Alfonso Olaiz

My name is Alfonso Olaiz, and I live in Cuernavaca, Mexico. Here you can seldom see beautiful planted tanks or rare fishes. I would like to submit a couple of pictures of my tank, I love fishes, but I still need to work to get better results This is a 560 liter tank (aprox 144 gallons) 64X20X28 inches. I have 6, 32 watts T-8 fluorescent tubes 9 hours a day I just recently added DIY CO2 and was able to reduce Ph from 8.5 to about 7.2-7.5 which I think will do great for both plants and fishes. About the inhabitants: I have anywhere about 20 swordtails which I would like to get rid of since they are not as nice looking as perhaps neons, but I feel about doing that and most of them spawned in the tank. I have 8 neons, 1 red-neon (the sole survivor of 8 that I bought), 1 Corydoras Paleatus (survivor of 10 or so), 4 clown loaches, 1 angel fish, 1 Platydoras costatus, 4 Cherry barbs, 2 Flying Foxes, 1 Siamese Flying Fox, 5 Yellow-banded Moenkhausia and 3 Otocinclus As for plants they are a bit difficult to get here in Mexico and I have been having problems with more demanding plants in terms of lighting (mostly because of the depth of the aquarium 28, inches), I have some Vallisneria spyralis, Hygrophila Polysperma, Ludwigis Repens (doing very poorly) , Sagitaria Graminea, Echinodorus Osiris, Microsorium Pteropus, a specie of Cryptocoryne (probably Wendtii) and currently trying some Cambomba Carolinaria. Very seldom I use fertilization using sometimes PMDD (poor man dosing drops), some fertilizer tablets I got at the store and the substrate is mainly vermiculite with a layer of about 2 inches of fine gravel. Filtration is 24 hours a day with a Fluval 403 and an Aquaclear 300 with no carbon. Partial water changes of 30-40% almost every week. The set up has been running for about 2 years now and got any disease outbreak (once, most of my fish died trying to lower the Ph filtering with peat moss, I think I tried to hard and overstresses my fish) I really enjoy watching my tank and I consider a blessing to be able to appreciate Godīs creation so close. I want to share with you Godīs love. John 3:16 "For God so loved the world, that He gave his only begotten Son, so whoever believe in him, should not perish but have everlasting life"