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72 gallon Angelfish tank

Discussion in 'Freshwater Aquariums & Fish Photos' started by BarbH, Aug 20, 2013.

  1. BarbH

    BarbH Thread Starter Member

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    I started this tank up in the middle of April. Substrate is playsand with root tabs added for heavy root feeding plants and flourish comprehensive. Lighting is a Finnex Fugeray led fixture. Here is a picture after just planting the tank

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    About a month later

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    About 3 months running
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  2. HBIC

    HBIC Need help??? That's what we're here for :)

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    Beautiful tank, I miss my planted amazon tanks :(
     
  3. BarbH

    BarbH Thread Starter Member

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    Thank you, I have been thinking about getting some jungle val to place in the back of the tank.

    What type of tanks do you have running currently?
     
  4. BarbH

    BarbH Thread Starter Member

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    Some pictures of the fish

    One of my pepper cories, these guys spend most of their time hiding either under the drift wood or in the back corner near some plants

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    Got these guys under the name of Candy Cane tetra, also sold as Hy511. They are similar to Rosy tetras, very peaceful and active

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    One of my Rumny Nose tetras, still needing to increase the size of the group
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    Neon tetra, it is difficult to get a good picture of these guys, they are small and move so quickly

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    More pictures to come... :)
     
  5. skinz78

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    Looking good Barb!
     
  6. buzz4520

    buzz4520 Well-Known Member

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    Tanks and fish looks really good.
     
  7. BarbH

    BarbH Thread Starter Member

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    Thanks Chris
    Thank you :)
     
  8. HBIC

    HBIC Need help??? That's what we're here for :)

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    I have a 20 long with endlers and RCS, a 29 with endlers and two long finned bristlenose plecs, a 55 with my very large common cray, a 30 long with a large male albino bristlenose and a school of adolfoi cories, and a ten with Pomacea Diffusa but want to change them over to Pomacea Canaliculata as soon as I can get my hands on some.
     
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  9. BarbH

    BarbH Thread Starter Member

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    Nice collection you have going. I like the look of the aldolfoi cories, although haven't seen them available locally. Have been thinking of adding a group of panda cories with my peppered. The lfs had some nice looking ones the last time I was there.
     
  10. HBIC

    HBIC Need help??? That's what we're here for :)

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    Almost forgot about the Clea Helena in the 29
     
  11. HBIC

    HBIC Need help??? That's what we're here for :)

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    I got my original Adolfoi from Chris Moscarell, if you are into apisto's I am sure you have heard his name, about 5 years ago. I would say try contacting Rachel at www.msjinkzd.com her current stocklist doesn't show she has them but she does have pygmaeus and usually has stuff floating around her AWESOME fish room that she doesn't have listed...she is a personal friend of mine and you won't find a better importer/dealer. Bob at http://www.bobstropicalplants.com/shop/en/bottom-dwelling-fish/58-corydoras-panda.html currently has them in stock and I have also had good success with him as well.
     
  12. BarbH

    BarbH Thread Starter Member

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    Some more pictures the first few angels I got around the beginning of July

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    Haven't been able to get to many good pictures of the group that I added in July, but did get a video of everyone about a week ago.

     
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  13. buzz4520

    buzz4520 Well-Known Member

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    Your angles look really good. Maybe some day I'll set up an angle fish tank.
     
  14. BarbH

    BarbH Thread Starter Member

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    Thank you, I really do enjoy these guys. One of the things that has made it difficult in getting good pictures is that any time I get near the tank they expect me to feed them. They are such little pigs that they will even beg the cat for food when he is near the tank, lol :)
     
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  16. BarbH

    BarbH Thread Starter Member

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    Thanks Rev, the tank had been my saltwater tank that I had set up last year. Definitely is looking different now ;)
     
  17. skinz78

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    Nice, do you still have a saltwater tank?
     
  18. BarbH

    BarbH Thread Starter Member

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    No I ended up deciding in March to tear it down, due to not having the money to do what I really wanted with the tank. Rehomed the clowns that had been in it and started changing it over. Was a bit of work, but a few vinegar baths cleaned up the glass. I figure that I ended up going through at least 500 gallons of water between cleaning and getting the tank rinsed out well, along with washing the playsand that I used as a substrate. Luckily the water is included in the rent. One of these days I would like to set up a small saltwater tank again. Although I do plan that these Angels will keep me plenty busy in the coming year. I expect at least a few pairs to form out of the group I have. Which means additional tanks for the pairs, and tanks to grow out the babies :)