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Nossie
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Nossie-tank Deluxe
« on: September 22, 2011, 03:36:37 AM »

I finally am going to upload some more photos of my setup (much better colors!), I still didn't manage to catch all the fish or snails, but you'll get the point! Grin I'll get some more later when I'll have it cleaned up a little (annoying leaves floating around all the time...) and when my plant experiment will be complete.. planning to add some more plants and pebbles.. Smiley

1. Full tank shot! See the lovely purple-like plant on the right?? I hope I could add some more of those soon Smiley
All fish are visible here by the way, the descriptions are found in my signature if you care to identify them c:

2. My girls, Berry, Marmalade and Samantha! Cheesy I still didn't 100% figure out Sammy's gender yet so we'll see... xD

3. Snails, Otto von Bismarck in the background, and Franz Ferdinand in white Cheesy I have three more apple snails, two brown ones called Lev Trotskij and Vladimir Lenin and another white one called Dwight D. Eisenhower. My fiance decided the theme for their names.

So, once I'll get some more acceptable pictures of the rest of the gang, I'll be updating the post Smiley For now this sort of describes my situation.

For the details: This is a 317 liter/83 gallon setup.

Plants and decorations:
Java Ferns, Anubias, Cryptocoryne and various chunks of driftwood and rocks.

Lighting and filtration:
Using Arcadia Tropical bulbs in the hood, Fluval 400 (or something) internal filter stuffed with sponge medium and an external Eheim 2217 filter. Air stone + pump for cute bubbles (my Pleco has his jaccuzi on it.)

Inhabitants:
5 Apple Snails
8 Goldfish (Fantails, Orandas, Pearl scale)
1 Sail fin Pleco (roughly 7 inches.)


(Got another batch of platy babies in the Platy tank! Cheesy Figuring to upgrade that soon.)
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Re: Nossie-tank Deluxe
« Reply #1 on: September 22, 2011, 05:43:20 AM »

Wow nice tank Nossie!
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« Reply #2 on: September 22, 2011, 09:45:47 AM »

Very nice.

That snail looks like he is racing to get somewhere. lol
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« Reply #3 on: September 22, 2011, 10:10:30 AM »

Thanks both of you! Smiley

Arr, but the green algae on that plant is pretty unsightly D':
Sometimes I noticed the snails sort of sticking to each other's shells when they collide, and then go different directions but so slowly that it looks like they're hitching a ride xD
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« Reply #4 on: September 27, 2011, 12:30:46 PM »

Nice to see a Goldie tank with nicely arranged live plants!
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« Reply #5 on: September 27, 2011, 08:09:17 PM »

Very nice tank Nossie; lovely to see a full shot of the whole thing! I love how you arranged the plants; they add such dramatic color to the tank. I bet they are so happy!  Grin
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« Reply #6 on: September 28, 2011, 04:03:27 AM »

Fizgig: Thank you! Wink I always loved well-planted tanks, so I'll be looking for more suitable plants still to get more variety... Smiley

Goldie: Thank you so much!! Smiley I'll be getting another one of those purple ones next week if it'll still be untouched Wink It was so full of dark green before so I'd love a little bit more color.. Smiley
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Re: Nossie-tank Deluxe
« Reply #7 on: September 28, 2011, 08:58:53 AM »

Do you do anything special to keep your plants alive? I am wanting to plant my tank but I keep reading about having to add plant food to the water and I don't want to harm my fishies!
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« Reply #8 on: September 28, 2011, 10:09:04 AM »

Nope. Plant fertilizer is generally useless unless you want to keep fragile plants, which is completely out of question when keeping goldfish anyway Wink
The plants will feed off the nitrogen produced by goldfish, so that should be more than enough for them to stay pretty as long as you have enough lighting Smiley
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Re: Nossie-tank Deluxe
« Reply #9 on: September 28, 2011, 07:28:36 PM »

I'm always impressed with those who have planted goldfish tanks. The accents of driftwood and larger rocks look very nice as well! Do you purchase the driftwood at a local fish store or "harvest" it as I hear some do?

All my plants are plastic *blushes.* I know live ones are great for the fish's environment if you do it right; I guess I'm just too leery to attempt it yet. I'll leave that to the experts.
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« Reply #10 on: September 29, 2011, 01:56:43 AM »

beautiful tank Nossie, I like the low foreground plantings it gives it a bit more depth, and being an avid historian I also like the names your partner has picked... I assume the Franz Ferndinand is the Arch Duke of Austria assasinated in 1914 (touted as the incident that started WW1) and not the band  Wink... cheers
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« Reply #11 on: September 29, 2011, 03:51:35 AM »

Goldie: I buy them, the mopani wood I have there is an African type, and I haven't seen any chunks of dark wood like that, we mostly have birches and similar woods here and everything that collects in streams etc is usually just some thin branches. Or did I misunderstand? c':

It's really hard to find the right plants that will live despite the goldfishes' nibbling... I understand, definitely! :'D

Ron: Thank you! Smiley
Yes he is Wink Then there's the American president, and also Trotskij and Lenin that had a big impact on Russia and the communist movement in the early to mid-1900 c: I love history too! c'8 (It's been a while since I read anything about this though, so correct me if I'm wrong!) I read history magazines whenever I can get my claws on them Cheesy
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« Reply #12 on: September 29, 2011, 05:05:44 AM »

Okay Nossie need a bit of help on my history homework. First question: who was the first Egyptian Pharoah? Cheesy
Just Joking lol.
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« Reply #13 on: September 30, 2011, 02:12:10 AM »

The very first one? No idea! xD However, Pharaoh Djoser (The spelling may differ here and there) built the first pyramid with the help of the world's first known doctor/architect Amenhotep c: So maybe that's close?? *offtopiiic*
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« Reply #14 on: September 30, 2011, 05:14:14 AM »

ooo I like Akhenaton, he is the most interesting... cheeers
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Re: Nossie-tank Deluxe
« Reply #15 on: September 30, 2011, 08:16:51 AM »

Nice tank Nossie Grin Cute snails!

Out of curiosity what's the length on your tank? It looks pretty big ^_^
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Re: Nossie-tank Deluxe
« Reply #16 on: October 02, 2011, 07:23:55 AM »

I honestly don't remember the exact measurements anymore... but if I remember right it should be about 1,50m or so?
I'm at my parents' house right now, but I could measure it when I get back home tonight Smiley


CORRECTION: I just measured it! It's 130cm long exactly Cheesy
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« Reply #17 on: October 07, 2011, 06:28:49 PM »

WOW!  Cheesy very lovely tank, Nossie! it's beautiful Smiley I love the colors, and of course your goldies  Wink you can tell that they love their home, and are obviously feeling extremely thankful to have you as mommie
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Re: Nossie-tank Deluxe
« Reply #18 on: October 08, 2011, 02:54:33 AM »

Thank you so much!! Smiley

Sadly, Horus and the Calico fantail passed away, both really suddenly since last time you were here :/
So I'm on the lookout for something like a calico, black or chocolate oranda, maybe a red cap if they'll have one Smiley
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« Reply #19 on: October 08, 2011, 05:05:46 AM »

Get  chocolate oranda!!
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« Reply #20 on: October 08, 2011, 08:37:28 AM »

oh, i'm so sorry!  Cry I'm sure it was nothing you did wrong.
but i agree with fantailer, you should get the chocolate oranda!
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« Reply #21 on: October 08, 2011, 01:28:22 PM »

If I can find one, that's what I'm aiming for! Smiley Both Horus and Claymore were so beautiful in that tank with their chocolaty color Wink
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« Reply #22 on: October 08, 2011, 04:36:46 PM »

I wonder if you could get a black oranda!
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« Reply #23 on: October 09, 2011, 03:14:27 AM »

If I could find one that would be awesome...
I'm sort of going to buy just the bigger, abandoned fish from now on, my goldies are growing so big, and there are so many fighting for food that I don't think any babies would be doing too good there anymore.
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« Reply #24 on: October 09, 2011, 01:24:53 PM »

That's a good idea. I'd be worried for the little one inch babies going in there!  Shocked
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« Reply #25 on: October 09, 2011, 02:37:31 PM »

Yeah, it already happened once last winter so I'm definitely not taking that risk again! D:
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« Reply #26 on: October 09, 2011, 02:53:35 PM »

 Shocked I haven't had that happen to me with goldfish. When I used to breed guppies, it happened quite often until I had the space for a new tank to keep the fry in!
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« Reply #27 on: October 09, 2011, 04:34:30 PM »

Cannibolism yuck! Cheesy
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« Reply #28 on: October 09, 2011, 06:00:37 PM »

oh i know! lol! i feel so bad for the poor babies Sad
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« Reply #29 on: October 10, 2011, 03:32:33 AM »

It must be quite a job at feeding time, with all of them I can imagine! How do you make sure they all eat?

130cm is soooo big! Those fish certainly are lucky!
Plus I had no idea there were so many different colour variations within the individual breeds! It's so fascinating, it must be great to have an entire pallet of colours in one tank Cheesy
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