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Philsy Tank

Discussion in 'Freshwater Aquariums & Fish Photos' started by Philsy, Jun 30, 2011.

  1. Philsy

    Philsy Thread Starter Member

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    Aphyosemion pyrophore "Komono"
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    Fundulopanchax mirabilis intermittens "Bayok"
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    Chromaphyosemion splendopleure "Mangoule"
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    FTS
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  2. buzz4520

    buzz4520 Well-Known Member

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    fish looks really good...i like the coloration/markings...tank looks good also.
     
  3. HBIC

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

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    Nice Killis
     
  4. Philsy

    Philsy Thread Starter Member

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    Thanks I recently joined my local killi club so hopefully soon I will have a rack of breeding tanks and females for these guys soon.
     
  5. MOD_Dawn

    MOD_Dawn Active Member

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    The komono and bayoks are gorgeous! What stunning color :)
     
  6. Philsy

    Philsy Thread Starter Member

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    Lost a Komono the other day he was mauled by the splendopleure and died in QT.
     
  7. HBIC

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

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    At the risk of sounding stupid these I assume are not annuals, correct?
     
  8. Philsy

    Philsy Thread Starter Member

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    No Nothobranchius are the African annuals.
     
  9. Philsy

    Philsy Thread Starter Member

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    I guess this thread could use an update, the tank has undergone a huge transformation as of late so here it is.
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  10. MOD_Dawn

    MOD_Dawn Active Member

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    Looking GREAT!
    What size of a tank is this and whatcha' using to light it? (bulb wise)
     
  11. Philsy

    Philsy Thread Starter Member

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    Thanks,It's a 10 gallon and right now it has 2 t12s on it until i make or buy an LED.
     
  12. MOD_Dawn

    MOD_Dawn Active Member

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    wow, I think the lighting looks awesome just as it is.
    I've got T5's and have tried numerous types/brands of bulbs,but have found myself going back to Giesemann AquaFloras mixed with their middays.

    That tank looks much bigger than a 10g in the photo, I was thinking it was at least about a 20gL congrats
     
  13. WhiteGloveAquatics

    WhiteGloveAquatics New Member

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    Looks awesome, the ONLY thing I would add is a few smaller marimo balls(petsmart for $5 each right now)

    Dawn, the aquafloras give off a reddish pink hue when they are new and cold, the middays are crisp and bright.

    the 210 has had that bulb combo on it since day one, I love it.
    One thing I noticed with the discus mainly with the brighter bulbs is they defienetely MUST HAVE some sort of cover those darn Geisemann T5HO's are very bright and get pretty darn hot, gotta a tan from them a couple times on the back of my neck
     
  14. Philsy

    Philsy Thread Starter Member

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    I only keep marimos in thanks that I don't mind it creeping, otherwise you get this
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    It isn't a bad look but I prefer to keep that look in biotope setups.
     
  15. WhiteGloveAquatics

    WhiteGloveAquatics New Member

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    If they are in a current they wont flatten, I honestly have never seen even my softball sized marimos flatted and take over the wood. I also keep twin 660 powerheads about 3" off the substrate so nothing really gets a chance to stick.
     
  16. Philsy

    Philsy Thread Starter Member

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    It never really flattened, but like all algae Cladophora too, spreads to other things over time. They are nice and I have nothing against them, but I don't think they have a place in this particular setup( at least for now).
     
  17. Philsy

    Philsy Thread Starter Member

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  18. buzz4520

    buzz4520 Well-Known Member

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    looking really good !
     
  19. Philsy

    Philsy Thread Starter Member

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    Thanks, the only real change I am going to make now is, trading out that huge Crypt balansae for a green wendtii.