While I occasionally post complete photos of my tanks, I don’t inundate my blog with them. In fact, it’s been months and at least 100 posts since I last did so (other than this recent post
). However, while I was doing my routine maintenance today, I thought many readers might like to know what my current set-up is.
I currently have three show tanks and a fry tank operational. Beginning with this post and over the next few days, I’ll provide photos of the four tanks along with a description of their set-up. I’ll go from the largest to the smallest.
75g All-Glass with corner overflow aquarium set-up. Photo courtesy of the author.
My largest tank is a 75g All-Glass with a corner overflow (above). It is a Lake Tanganyika community tank. The substrate in this tank is 80% CaribSea sand (Moonlight) and 20% CaribSea gravel (Peace River). Below are the livestock and hardware lists.
- Altolamprolgus calvus “black” x 3 adults (two males, 1 female)
- Neolamprologus leleupi x 2 adults (unsexed)
- Eretmodus cyanostictus x 1 adult (unsexed)
- Lamprologus tretocephalus x 2 adults (1 male, 1 female)
- Telmatochromis vittatus x 1 adult (unsexed)
- Julidichromis marlieri x 3 adults (1 female, 2 males [I think])
- Callochromis macrops x 1 adult (unsexed)
- Telmatochromis sp. “temporalis shell” x 3 adults (2 males, 1 female), 1 sub-adult, many fry.
- Gymnocorymbus ternetzi x 4 adults (Black skirt tetra)
- Hyphessobrycon anisitsi x 5 adults (Buenos Aires tetra) – 2 regular, 3 albino
- Two plecos (one unidentified, one bushy-nose)
- Several Anubias nana (plants)
- Lighting – 48″ Hagen GLO T5 HO
- Heater – Hagen Fluval E300
- Filtration – 1 Eheim Ecco Pro 2236, 1 Sicce Eko 200
- White egg crate styrene under substrate (cut to fit)
- Marina plastic thermometer with suction cup
- Rainbow Lifeguard digital thermometer
- Cylindrical sponges on filter intakes
- Various artificial plants
- River rock
- Texas Holey rock
- Various shells