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UkiahTheTurtle

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So here are my aquariums

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Size: 20 gallons
my aquarium that got me back into fishkeeping and it has a five year old glofish tetra named Flyer
Stock:
4 black skirt tetra
6 bronze corydoras
1 ram cichlid
1-3 amano shrimp
6 nerite snails
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Size: 20 gallons
This is my second aquarium and my first attempt at a planted tank (my first tank just recently became planted)
Stock:
1 female betta
2 male mollys
3 zebra danios
1 Siamese algae eater
5 peppered corydoras
3 amano shrimp
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Size: 20 gallons
This is my first reef tank (and 3rd aquarium) I just recently changed the aquascape slightly
Specific gravity - 1.025
Stock:
1 frostbite occelarus clownfish
1 court jester goby
1 tailspot blenny
1 purple firefish
3 peppermint shrimp
1 skunk cleaner shrimp
Various clean up crew and coral
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Size: 10 gallons
This is my second attempt at a planted aquarium and my 4th aquarium it has a ton of easy to keep plants like Java fern, Anubias, cryptocorne, Java moss, and some type of hair grass
Stock:
3 pea puffers
8 diamond head neon tetras
5 amano shrimp
2 nerite snails
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Size 1 gallon
This is a little one gallon bowl I made for fun it is filtered by all the plants in it
Stock:
2 ramshorn snails
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Size 20 gallons
This is a brackish water aquarium I made and I’m pretty happy with it I am currently growing out some baby mangroves in it
Specific gravity - 1.003 currently
Stock:
6 guppies
6 bumblebee gobys
6 nerite snails

Anyway hope everyone likes my aquariums if there is any tips anybody has for me that would be greatly appreciated!! Thanks:)
 

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Your aquariums are very interesting. It's fun to try to identify all the fish and plants in the photos.

Did you start the mangroves from seed in the Aquarium or were the planted in as plants? How much light do they need?
They look like Red Mangrove (Rhizophora mangle). Is that correct?
 

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Your aquariums are very interesting. It's fun to try to identify all the fish and plants in the photos.

Did you start the mangroves from seed in the Aquarium or were the planted in as plants? How much light do they need?
They look like Red Mangrove (Rhizophora mangle). Is that correct?
Ordered the mangroves as prologues and yes they are red mangroves and i am just using a planted aquarium light and they are doing pretty good
 
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I like the fact that you don't over stock ....that's usually the down fall

i had both at one point the reef and the planted but i started off with the reef a bit out of order for most but i did enjoy it so but dang i had some money sunk into that thing.

the planted tank is actually my photo here miss that one as well i know the wife will never complain about the electric bill if i go back to either one of them as the POND the 12000 gph pump smokes the aquariums. but the more i think about it the planted tanks was probably pretty close between the lights multiple pumps and heaters undergravel and stainless
 

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Cool! Never seen the planted tanks on reef2reef so glad you posted them here! You have a heck lot going on… I could never manage that many tanks at once.
 
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Your aquariums are very interesting. It's fun to try to identify all the fish and plants in the photos.

Did you start the mangroves from seed in the Aquarium or were the planted in as plants? How much light do they need?
They look like Red Mangrove (Rhizophora mangle). Is that correct?
Which tank has the mangroves Marck?
 
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So here are my aquariums

View attachment 147897
Size: 20 gallons
my aquarium that got me back into fishkeeping and it has a five year old glofish tetra named Flyer
Stock:
4 black skirt tetra
6 bronze corydoras
1 ram cichlid
1-3 amano shrimp
6 nerite snails
View attachment 147899
Size: 20 gallons
This is my second aquarium and my first attempt at a planted tank (my first tank just recently became planted)
Stock:
1 female betta
2 male mollys
3 zebra danios
1 Siamese algae eater
5 peppered corydoras
3 amano shrimp
View attachment 147900
Size: 20 gallons
This is my first reef tank (and 3rd aquarium) I just recently changed the aquascape slightly
Specific gravity - 1.025
Stock:
1 frostbite occelarus clownfish
1 court jester goby
1 tailspot blenny
1 purple firefish
3 peppermint shrimp
1 skunk cleaner shrimp
Various clean up crew and coral
View attachment 147901
Size: 10 gallons
This is my second attempt at a planted aquarium and my 4th aquarium it has a ton of easy to keep plants like Java fern, Anubias, cryptocorne, Java moss, and some type of hair grass
Stock:
3 pea puffers
8 diamond head neon tetras
5 amano shrimp
2 nerite snails
View attachment 147902
Size 1 gallon
This is a little one gallon bowl I made for fun it is filtered by all the plants in it
Stock:
2 ramshorn snails
View attachment 147903
Size 20 gallons
This is a brackish water aquarium I made and I’m pretty happy with it I am currently growing out some baby mangroves in it
Specific gravity - 1.003 currently
Stock:
6 guppies
6 bumblebee gobys
6 nerite snails

Anyway hope everyone likes my aquariums if there is any tips anybody has for me that would be greatly appreciated!! Thanks:)
I can’t wait to view your tanks on my desktop. My phone is small:( Why only one clown fish? I always see them in pairs..Great job designing and planting your tanks!
Which tank has the mangroves Marck?
I just went back and found them Marck...cool
 

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I can’t wait to view your tanks on my desktop. My phone is small:( Why only one clown fish? I always see them in pairs..Great job designing and planting your tanks!

I just went back and found them Marck...cool
I can’t answer for OP, but I will say that if you introduce two clownfish that aren’t already paired, it is very common for the female to kill to male.
 
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Tanks look good, on the mangrove tank you can get the roots to grow exposed by staking the mangrove so the rooted part of the propogule is up out of the sand, if you like that look. Used to have them in a refugium on my reef tank, but it got about 3’ tall or so and a little unwieldy, so out it came….always liked the look of mangroves in a display tank, nice job.
 
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I have glass for a tank i never put together never thought about an actual mangrove root tank. that is something to think about the glass if for a 32 or 36 wide and 6 feet long but i beilieve it was only 24 deep.

@Jhn I saw a video the other night with some ridiculous corals and inverts crazy colors and shapes i should have sent it you i'll see if i can find it
 
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I've read that Red Mangrove (Rhizophora mangle) can be grown outdoors in fresh water in areas with light frosts. Perhaps down to 25º F or more! In my garden, most Winters don't go below 30º F. It might be worth a try as an unusual pond plant in mild climates. The same level of cold hardiness is also reported for Black Mangrove (Avicennia germinans).
 

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I've read that Red Mangrove (Rhizophora mangle) can be grown outdoors in fresh water in areas with light frosts. Perhaps down to 25º F or more! In my garden, most Winters don't go below 30º F. It might be worth a try as an unusual pond plant in mild climates. The same level of cold hardiness is also reported for Black Mangrove (Avicennia germinans).
Cool may have to try one
 

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I have glass for a tank i never put together never thought about an actual mangrove root tank. that is something to think about the glass if for a 32 or 36 wide and 6 feet long but i beilieve it was only 24 deep.

@Jhn I saw a video the other night with some ridiculous corals and inverts crazy colors and shapes i should have sent it you i'll see if i can find it
Yeah they have some crazy colored corals out there. That one in my tank is getting out of control, it is putting more crazy whirls and plates out since you saw it.

I put a mangrove in my pond this past spring and it did fine, except I lost track of it late in the year with all the other plants in the bog and left it there this winter. Gets a little to cold around me to leave mangroves outside year round, could bring it in but I would need to remember. They are an interesting addition once they get going, but grow very slow.
 
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Tanks look good, on the mangrove tank you can get the roots to grow exposed by staking the mangrove so the rooted part of the propogule is up out of the sand, if you like that look. Used to have them in a refugium on my reef tank, but it got about 3’ tall or so and a little unwieldy, so out it came….always liked the look of mangroves in a display tank, nice job.
What would you recommend using for staking up the mangroves
 

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