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55 gal finished at last (yeah right!)

Discussion in 'Freshwater Aquariums & Fish Photos' started by heatherine, Jan 20, 2011.

  1. heatherine

    heatherine Thread Starter Member

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    (I think) I've finally "finished" my 55 gallon, it's only taken me 3 years! I'm really bummed I don't have a better photo - I'm having issues uploading from my Canon Elph, this was taken by phone (yuk).

    The tank was a craigslist find, with a homemade stand that's awesome because it's taller than most and makes viewing much better. It came with just the tank, hood & stand, and I added two Whisper internal 40s, regular blue gravel for substrate, fake plants, lava rocks, driftwood at either end, and assorted other decorations (clay pots, blue glass, etc). I use actinic lights to enhance the "blue" theme and they really make Jack's colors pop! the white glare is actually the bubble stream. Its residents are a juvie Jack (about 4"), a synodontis cat, two clown loaches & a dwarf pleco. I realize the loaches will outgrow it eventually but they're quite happy there now. I hope to get my camera computer-friendly really soon so I can post much better photos of tank & fish and also share my green-themed, 25 gal tall angel/cory tank.


    I have no intents on breeding nor can I afford to keep a "fish room" so these 2 tanks are truly it for me and I dote on them constantly. My 12 year old will probably want to share his 6 gal bowfront as well, he dotes on that too!
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  2. MOD_Dawn

    MOD_Dawn Active Member

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    Like the driftwood (far back left) and what's the stone on the far right that really pops in the photo?
     
  3. heatherine

    heatherine Thread Starter Member

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    If you mean the white one in the lower corner, it's actually a triceratops skull, which doubles as baby clown's current hidey hole. Gotta have a little kitsch somewhere! :) I do hope to be posting better pics soon! my phone cut off the farthest 2 inches of either side of the tank.
     
  4. buzz4520

    buzz4520 Well-Known Member

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    looks really nice !!