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Hello! Do you have a reef aquarium or any tropical fish tanks around? I do! Truly it is dh's but I get all the benefit with none of the labor.<br><br>
We currently have a 28 gal nano-cube although we've had reef aquariums as large as 250 gal.<br><br>
At the moment, the inhabitants of my aquarium include two black false percula clowns, and lots of acanthastrea, among others. We just started this new tank about 2 months ago after a 3 year break.<br><br>
I hope all you secret reefers and fish-keepers join me - tell me about your tank!<br><br><img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="/img/vbsmilies/smilies/joy.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="joy">:
 

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Moving to pets.
 

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We've a tank, but it's not tropical. We just have the basic, 5 gallon tank and a few barbs. We had goldfish at one point, but they are so messy and dirty! Because we don't want to be guilty of fish-icide, we only have barbs now. Much easier and cleaner.
 

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I have a 75 gallon reef and am in the slow process of upgrading by 15 gallon reef to a 92 gallon. I also have a 120 freshwater planted tank, and a 29 cichlid tank.
 

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We had a 75 gallon saltwater tank before we up and moved from Ohio to Florida...it was sooooo beautiful and I really enjoyed looking after them even though the learning curve was quite steep getting the parameters of the water just so and keeping algea in check...we had a yellow tang, a blue tang, a couple of clowns, a blenny...I can't remember what else was in there...I hated taking that tank down and giving all the fish away and live rock...we never set it back up though, just too much money and electricity...maybey someday though we will get back into it! Enjoy your tank! <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="http://www.mothering.com/discussions/images/smilies/winky.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="Wink">
 

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My dh has a 125g freshwater tank. I'm not sure what he has in there -- the tank is his pet, the dogs are mine. He is on aquarium fish boards.<br><br>
My "dead fish mafia mom" nickname came from when he got poor customer service from a fish store, and I mailed the dead fish back so that we could get a refund. <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="http://www.mothering.com/discussions/images/smilies/winky.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="Wink">
 

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We have a reef tank, it's 92 gallons I think. We're used to larger ones, but after we moved there isn't room for anything but a corner tank.<br><br>
We've pretty much ignored it for the past year or so and such lost many of the cool things. We do still have a few mushrooms and leather coral, but just about everything else went to crap. As for fish we have a mandarin that the kids named Advanced Neptune, (long story) a clown fish w/ anemone, a blood shrimp, a coral banded shrimp, whatever Dori from finding nemo is, and some other striped thing that I can't remember the name. We've also added two flame scallops, but they always end up moving behind the rock and we don't see them for months at a time. Because of the clown, dori, and the banded shrimp, all of the little kids that come to my house get so excited about my Nemo tank. LOL, I think that's my favorite part of owning this tank. We really didn't mean for it to be a nemo tank, it's just what ended up being in it.
 

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Dh just told me we have:<br><br>
clown loches (and lots of snails)<br>
skunk corries<br>
neon tetras<br>
rubber nosed plecos<br>
siamese algae eaters<br><br>
the tank is currently unbalanced and bright green, we don't have enough live plants but dh just ordered some. we need some expensive carbon thingy but we can't afford it.
 

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DoomaYula, with live plants in a tank you shouldn't need any carbon. I have 3 large tanks (58, 65, and 75 gallons), all with live plants, and none have any carbon filtration at all. Carbon tends to take out the minerals that plants need.
 

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<div style="font-style:italic;">My dh has a 125g freshwater tank. I'm not sure what he has in there -- the tank is his pet, the dogs are mine. He is on aquarium fish boards.<br><br>
My "dead fish mafia mom" nickname came from when he got poor customer service from a fish store, and I mailed the dead fish back so that we could get a refund. <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="http://www.mothering.com/discussions/images/smilies/winky.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="Wink"></div>
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Good for you! I've had friends do the same thing.<br><br><div style="margin:20px;margin-top:5px;">
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<div style="font-style:italic;">We have a reef tank, it's 92 gallons I think. We're used to larger ones, but after we moved there isn't room for anything but a corner tank.<br><br>
We've pretty much ignored it for the past year or so and such lost many of the cool things. We do still have a few mushrooms and leather coral, but just about everything else went to crap. As for fish we have a mandarin that the kids named Advanced Neptune, (long story) a clown fish w/ anemone, a blood shrimp, a coral banded shrimp, whatever Dori from finding nemo is, and some other striped thing that I can't remember the name. We've also added two flame scallops, but they always end up moving behind the rock and we don't see them for months at a time. Because of the clown, dori, and the banded shrimp, all of the little kids that come to my house get so excited about my Nemo tank. LOL, I think that's my favorite part of owning this tank. We really didn't mean for it to be a nemo tank, it's just what ended up being in it.</div>
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Dori is a Pacific Blue Tang, also called a Regal Tang or a Hippo Tang. I can't have any tangs right now b/c they need so much space to swim, but tangs are among my favorite fish.<br><br>
Me and dh think we have a Nemo tank, but since ours are black with orange faces, kids don't see them as Nemo at all!<br><br>
Thinking about tangs makes me miss the big tank like crazy! <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="http://www.mothering.com/discussions/images/smilies/lol.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="lol"><br><br><div style="margin:20px;margin-top:5px;">
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<div style="font-style:italic;">DoomaYula, with live plants in a tank you shouldn't need any carbon. I have 3 large tanks (58, 65, and 75 gallons), all with live plants, and none have any carbon filtration at all. Carbon tends to take out the minerals that plants need.</div>
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I agree. I don't know anything about freshwater but I asked dh and he thought maybe you were referring to filtering the water before going in the tank? Maybe it's just that you need the additional plants to balance out the nutrient levels.
 

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Yeah, right now we have no plants (unless you count the algae LOL) and we have some plants that should be arriving any day now. I'm sure the tank will be better after that.
 

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We have a ?30 gallon freshwater tank with a few gouramis, mollys, and fancy guppies in it. We got it for ds for Christmas two years ago.
 
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