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      Tell me about your aquarium(s)...

      I've got:

      10-Gallon #1: The "Main" Tank, containing:
      -13 adolescent wild guppies, males separated from females by a divider until they fully mature
      -1 Blue Apple snail, female
      -1 pink-bodied, ramshorn .5 inch snail
      -3 tiny conic-shelled snails
      -2 dragonfly nymphs (different species, and they each have their own territory so they don't eat each other)
      ~8 wisteria stalks, 1 giant clump of java moss

      10-Gallon #2: The Gourami Tank, containing:
      -1 three spot gourami, female (she will be transferred to my currently unused 20 gallon once I move--right now she is small)
      -1 ghost shrimp, male
      -2 assassin snails (they eat pest snails)
      -3 wisteria stalks, 7 elodea vines, 1 melon sword

      5-Gallon: The "shrug" Tank, containing:
      -4 adult female guppies, 2 males
      -5 wisteria stalks, small clump of java moss
      -occasional birth batches of 1-20 fry, which I feed over the course of days to the gourami and dragonfly nymphs
      -pest snails (to feed to the assassins)

      The Sangria Jug (slightly more than a gallon), containing:
      -1 juvenile crayfish, female
      -1 adolescent guppy, male (I've been waiting for the crayfish to eat the guppy like she ate the bluegill I caught with her, but the guppy seems to be smarter and faster and has survived for months)
      -2 pest snails. They breed often, and the crayfish eats the eggs. :3

      And then there's a 5-gallon bucket with >100 dapnia magna and >100 baby pest snails (turns out they're asexual), an ice cream tub with >25 daphnia as a backup culture, an ice cream tub with 10 larger pest snails to feed to the assassins.

      The daphnia breed every 4 days under optimal conditions, and are used to feed the dragonfly nymphs, the gourami, and the adult guppies. There are no guides as to how to raise dragonfly nymphs, so I'm winging it and feeding them as much as they can eat once a week (they only eat live foods). They've survived since early September, and both have molted once or twice. I also have an otocinclus catfish who is bumming around from tank to tank, aiding with algae control (though not as well as a pleco, in my opinion).

      Anyone else nerd out with the aquatic like I do?
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      Well I don't have an aquatic tank but I have a 40 gallon tank filled with sand, some trees/toys and a plate for food with a bearded dragon in it

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      My family has an octagonal tank with one fish... Many died out and I think we're getting rid of it when it dies.
      If you see a strange typo in my post, blame my iPad for that.

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      I used to have a small fish tank in my room when I was about 8, it had a red beta fish in it who I named Turkey.

      Me and turkey were best friends, and I remember reading to him most nights before bed.

      Ahh, the good old days. I used to visit DV occasionally back then just to read forum threads.

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      Quote Originally Posted by lucidreamsavy View Post
      My family has an octagonal tank with one fish... Many died out and I think we're getting rid of it when it dies.
      How big (gallons) is this octagon?
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      Quote Originally Posted by Abra View Post
      How big (gallons) is this octagon?


      I have no clue. My family got it like when I was... Eight or something .
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      I'm not a super fish-nerd, but I do have an aquarium.

      10 Gallon
      -4 neon tetras
      -4 guppies (three female, one male)
      -maybe 6 young adult fry? Only one is male, he's pretty colorful
      -2 dwarf frogs

      Kind of crowded right now with the fry growing but once they're a bit bigger we will give a few to my in-laws. I've got java ferns growing and reproducing like crazy, but the wisteria hasn't been doing well since we moved. Not enough sun. I was thinking about pulling it out
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      Quote Originally Posted by NewArtemis View Post
      I'm not a super fish-nerd, but I do have an aquarium.

      10 Gallon
      -4 neon tetras
      -4 guppies (three female, one male)
      -maybe 6 young adult fry? Only one is male, he's pretty colorful
      -2 dwarf frogs

      Kind of crowded right now with the fry growing but once they're a bit bigger we will give a few to my in-laws. I've got java ferns growing and reproducing like crazy, but the wisteria hasn't been doing well since we moved. Not enough sun. I was thinking about pulling it out
      Do you use a hood?

      My wisteria doesn't get any sun. We've got standard ten gallon hoods with the incandescent bulbs replaced with fluorescent ones (wal-marts have them, pet stores often don't), and the wisteria grow fine.
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      Quote Originally Posted by Abra View Post
      Do you use a hood?

      My wisteria doesn't get any sun. We've got standard ten gallon hoods with the incandescent bulbs replaced with fluorescent ones (wal-marts have them, pet stores often don't), and the wisteria grow fine.
      LED hood. Replaced those awful bulbs.

      “Never forget that once upon a time, in an unguarded moment, you recognized yourself as a friend.”

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