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MamaPizza Wed 17-Oct-12 19:47:11

Here they are, my 12 tanks. There is going to be a bit of a move-around coming soon, so things will change again.

Pictures are here
They are not the best pics, and some are a little outdated, but just to give you an idea on what I got.

This is the rundown on all the tanks.

Living room
Juwel Rio 180 - tropical community with platies, guppies, harlequin rasboras, cories, bn plecs, a pair of dwarf gouramis and various others. The pic was before a major pruning sessions, plants grow like crazy in that tank.

Juwel Rio 125 - Central American tank with sajicas and rainbow cichlids. This will be a marine tank soon, fish will be rehomed to the shelldweller tank. It's in a state at the moment, I'm just doing weekly water changes and that piece of wood is just rubbish.

Fluval Roma 125 - South American tank with a pair of blue rams as centrepiece fish who spawn weekly, but no survivors yet due to a naughty plec, neon tetras, ember tetras and otos.

Cube tank 70 l - pair of kribensis who just had babies, they are free swimming and growing nicely. Some pygmy cories and a female betta. I call this my oddball tank.

Juwel Vision 260 - Malawi tank. I am waiting for a cabinet to be built, as I got a Rio 450 waiting to be used for those fish. Can't wait to upgrade, should be ready soon. They will love their new huge home. In the bespoke cabinet will be a space for the Clearseal 3ft tank which houses the malawi fry. They are currently on the kitchen worktop as seen on the picture. Can't wait to have my space back. (so that's two tanks described here, in case you are counting)

Arc 35 l - Dwarf puffer tank. Two of them with three ghost shrimps, living happily together.

Cube 25 l - Betta tank. Barry has lived there happily for many months.

Fishwave 15 l - Latest addition, the pico marine tank. Just got my first coral and I love watching it move. Got the tank as a freebie for subscribing to the Practical Fishkeeping magazine, great little tank. Only a few sexy shrimp and crabs will go into this tank and loads of coral.

Master bedroom
Clearseal 3ft tank - the shelldweller tank. They are as boring as hell, so will be rehomed and the central American fish will go there so I can make the Juwel Rio 125 a marine tank.

DS' bedroom
Tiny kids tank with some endlers. I allowed him silly ornaments for this one. It might go soon, as he wants turtles now and I am actually quite interested in that, so he might have an upgrade soon.

Fishbox 64 - small community. This tank is in my classroom. My pupils love it and my form group is so proud to be in the coolest tutor group with a fish tank.

Then there are currently two empty 2.5 ft clearseal tank. Not sure what to do yet, prob one for the turtles if I decide to go for them, the other might be a breeder tank as the blue rams simply don't get a chance to raise their fry.

Hope you like them, but yeah the pics don't do them justice. Will try and get pics of the best pics at some points if you like.

Grumpla Wed 17-Oct-12 19:48:09


EauRouge Thu 18-Oct-12 08:28:39

Wow! I love your S American tank. Have you got any of Takashi Amano's books?

MamaPizza Fri 19-Oct-12 19:26:06

Thanks smile

Sorry for replying this late, busy end of the week, finally weekend.

Yes, the SA is also my favourite (at the moment, changes weekly...) The rams are beautiful!

No, haven't got Amano's books, but I admire him. At one point I tried Iwagumi but I just don't have the eye for it.

FermezLaBouche Fri 19-Oct-12 19:29:36

I am gobsmacked! They all look so professionally done and clean! smile
Going to have a proper gawp at them. For my two pence worth, I have a 185l tank with 2x blue rams, 2x Bolivian Rams, 1x Angel, 4 Peppered Cories, 5 Neons and one Bristlenose. All peaceful so far but just need the bristlenose to grow a bit and help keep the algae down!

MamaPizza Fri 19-Oct-12 19:44:55

Believe me, you won't be jealous of me tomorrow morning. I will be spending from about 9 am to 1 pm water changing each and every tank. I suppose, I like it, but it does take longer and longer with every added tank. Will treat myself to a python system at Christmas, need it now.

Your tank sounds lovely. You actually got a SA tank there too. Coincidence or did you plan it?

FermezLaBouche Sat 20-Oct-12 17:07:49

That's a lot of water changed - I had a 300 litre until recently and really struggled doing 20% each week even. Luckily it was so bloody big I think it kind of self-regulated and always looked nice and clean!

Did you mean me when you said about having a SA tank? If so, I definitely didn't plan it that way. I wanted an angel but thought one would be best. I also wanted cichlids, but non aggressive ones, hence the rams. The neons went in because I just really like them and peppered corys are just funny! The plec is in there to eat up the algae but he's just a baby at the mo.

Hope your water changes went ok and you're not too shattered...!

FermezLaBouche Sat 20-Oct-12 17:09:37

Oh and the best thing about current tank is that it is an aqua one AR 850, only a year old and came with a TON of extras second hand, including cool pirate ship thing that blows bubbles....and the chap only wanted £70 for the lot. I felt a bit guilty!

Marne Sun 21-Oct-12 08:41:17

Wow, i love them all, wish i had the space for that many though i am struggling with all the water changes with my 4 tanks smile and i'm sure my water bill will be huge.

I have:

140ltr comunity tank, guppies (males females and a couple babys that have slipped the net), dalmation mollys x 2, black male molly, 1 young white female molly and my bristle nose plec (my favorite fish).

75ltr, female betta who has a death wish, 3 zebra danios and some young guppies. young guppies are going today and i'm hoping to get some albino corys.

35 ltr, fry tank (12 guppy fry and 2 molly fry)

30 lty, male beta.

Also have lots of assasin snails which are breeding like mad in my 140ltr, hopfully i can sell a few when they are big enough.

Would love a bigger tank (400ltr+) but cant find the space for one sad.

MamaPizza Sun 21-Oct-12 20:40:03

Yes, Fermez, I meant you smile I started that way, just stocking what I fancied and then realised they were all from SA so I just took it from there.

Marne, you got MTS too! That is multiple tank syndrome grin I didn't think I'd find space for more than one small tank, but there is always a way.

Marne Sun 21-Oct-12 21:16:31

I'm trying to make more room in our bedroom (might have to kick dh out first though) grin. Sold my first fry today and was sad to see them go but it made way for some corys. It is very adictive grin.

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