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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.


These are some photos sent to me of a community Discus tank set up. From what I can see this must be one AWESOME tank! Sean I am very envious. Here's a brief run-down of his tanks. Feel free to Email Sean for any questions you might have.


75g tank shows our 75 gallon Discus habitat.

We have 5 Discus, a handful of Tetras (they like the acidic water too), and a Pleco.
We use a Penguin 330 for filtration along with a Magnum 350 which is packed with peat. (The peat reduces the flow somewhat) We have 2 150 watt submersible heaters (keep it at 84-86 degrees), and a typical gravel bottom. We crammed in as much driftwood as possible and went with plastic plants to keep the tank easier to clean. Note the slate-walled cave at the right side of the tank... (please oh please, go make babies you beautiful wonderful Discus!!!!) As we have very hard very, alkaline water (300 ppm+, 7.6+) in our area I try to change as little water as possible on the tank. For now, I'm doing about 10% weekly and trying to clean the bottom of the tank as well as I can. The "fresh water" that I add is treated with Stresscoat for Chlorine, then pH 6.5 to lower the pH, then a tablespoon of salt per about 5 gallons. We also use a bit of Tetra Blackwater Extract. The color of the tank water is about like iced tea, the fish seem to love it. When we do the 10% change, we also use a water softener pillow for a couple of days to help soften up the water. We are keeping the water around 100-150 ppm (I wish I could get it lower) and at a pH 6.5. Hopefully, over time, the use of peat,driftwood, and the pillow filter will continue to soften it up even more.

30g tank
30gtank shows our 30 gallon tank we use for making lots of red Jewel cichlids. It is your typical 30 gallon tank with a Whisper 3 filter and a 100 watt heater. As opportunity presents, we move babies over to our 10 gallon tank, move bigger ones from the 10 gallon to the 30 gallon, and take the ones from the 30 gallon tank to the LFS. We get about a dollar a piece for them. (That means that it only costs me about 18.49$ to make a buck... I oughta work for the government!)

10g tank
Red Jewel babies tank... nothing special... ceramic pipes to hide in, hunk of driftwood to play on, Whisper junior filter, 50 watt heater....





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