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Readers tank photos.

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.

Tank size:55 Gallon
My tank isn't as pretty as many of the others, but we are getting there! The line up is:
  • 3 red swordfish
  • 3 tetras
  • 2 gouramis (1 young, 1 old)
  • 1 pleco
For the longest time we had a 10 gallon tank. As you can see from the size of our pleco (right side of the angled picture of the tank) we needed something larger. :-) We just recently got the 55 gallon tank in the picture set up and populated. The main highlights are the two oldest of the fish. The one gourami and the pleco are excellent specimens of their species. The gourami is quite friendly, when ever I approach the tank it's always there to greet me. The pleco is a crotchety old fellow, but rounds out the tank quite nicely. As we update the tank I'll post more pictures to keep everyone updated.

I've made a few modifications to my 55 gallon tank. Added a few plants, I'm using all artificial (plastic and silk) for ease of tank maintenance, and a few formations for the pleco. As you can probably see, I've more or less started this tank from scratch. Even though we had a 10 gallon tank before, we never spent the time to actually find out what we were doing and lost a lot of fish. We got lucky at the start of the cycle as we used two ornaments from the old tank that had good colonies of bacteria on them. This tank is two weeks old. It is cycling well, we've made it through the ammonia spike, nitrite and nitrate levels are staying low. The pH level of the tank is nominal. I'd like to say this is from good care, but I believe it has more to do with the filtration. Which is powered by an Aqua-Tech 60 power filter (330 gph) (think Penguin 330 without biowheel). All I really need now is a backdrop to cover the wires and I think I will be well on my way to a nice tank.