My Aquarium

Cary, IL
Volume 125 Gallons
Dimensions 72'' x 18'' x 24''
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Introduction

I have always had aquariums off and on since I was a kid. I live in northern Illinois were the tap water is very hard. Great for Africa cichlids but nothing elsa. When I first started with this 125 gal. tank I wanted to have South America fish this time. The first two months was bad. Wipe out after wipe out. So I decided to start talking to people and found out that my water was to hard. I decided to install a R.O. system in with a 35 gal. storage can for my tank water. After awhile I got trier of doing the firer man drill from my basement to tank two flights of stairs and I added a pump and hosing to my tank to make it easer for water changes. One smart move. Three of the fish are from 2006. Two other are from 2010. Haven't added any fish until this year 2014. I also have another tank but right now its shut down. Trying to decide what to do with it. Thinking saltwater. I had a saltwater tank years back but when I move from one town to another had a wipe out and never return to it.
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Measurements

KH
7.8
pH
Nitrite
10
Nitrate
Ammonia
TDS
70
Temperature
54
Alkalinity
54
GH
Chlorine

Inhabitants

20 Fish

4 Colombian Tetra Hyphessobrycon Columbianus
4 Colombian Tetra Hyphessobrycon Columbianus
2 Firemouth Cichlid Thorichthys meeki
Four lined Pimelodella catfish Pimelodella blochii
2 Green Terror Cichlid Aequidens Rivulatus
Green serverus Heros serverus
Hypostomus plecostomus Hypostomus plecostomus
3 Jewel Cichlid Hemichromis Bimaculatus
Marbled Sailfin Pleco Pterygoplichthys Joselimaianus
Red Devil Cichlid Amphilophus Labiatus

Equipment

Dosing See more

Stress coat · Discus Buffer · Alkaline Buffer · 3.5 Tbs Alkaline buffer

On average you perform a 31.8% water change every 243 days.

0% total water change in June.

38 activities in the last year

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