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Before the TV went into the living room, before my children destroyed my chairs, I had this set up in the front window.

The first 2 photos below were taken in the spring of 2001. These tanks are 15 gallons each. Click on the mini photos to see a larger image.

This is one of my livingroom tanks. It's a 15 gallon with Limia nigrofasciata Plants include the sword plant Echinodorus horemanii, Ludwigia repens, Water Wisteria and Christmas tree moss. There's an older photo of it below.

This is one of the other livingroom tanks. There's also an older photo of it below. It houses Ameca splendens. Plants include Italian Val, a nice red Crypt, Saururus cernuus, the mysterious Australian Hygro, and a spatterdock. The bottom has some Micranthemum.

The 9 photos below were taken the winter of 1999. Except where noted these tanks are 10 gallons each. Click on the mini photos to see a larger image.

This tanks been around a long time. There's an older version of it below, when it had wild platies in it. The new version is stocked with Poecilia picta, though they didn't seem to want to show themselves for the photo. The plants dominating the back are Ludwigia and Red Crypt wendtii. A small Val is throughout the tank with some particularly visible in the front middle right. To the left are some small Hydrocotyle. They stayed small like in this photo for about a year, but in the last couple months they've gone crazy in this tank and are growing all over it and out of the top.

Vallisneria can get out of hand easily in a tank and this one is a regular example of the battle to keep the forground clear of it. The large Val are Italian, then there are some of the nice small Val that I've yet to identify in the front. Also on the left are some Bacopa. The fish in this tank are Ataeniobius toweri, though once again they have chosen to hide for the photo. This tank is also shown in a previous incarnation below. It's the one that has been running since 1986. Obviously it's been totally changed since that last photo.

This is a really nice looking tank, populated with half black red Giessen guppies. They fish are a bit blurry in the photo but there are two males in the upper right corner and a female in the upper center. The pretty red plant in the middle is a Barclaya longifolia. There's some hairgrass in the lower right corner, and a Crypt wendtii in the center, with Rotala both in front and behind. Just to the right of the Barclaya is a bit of Sunset Hygro and some Mexican oak to the left in back and a bit of hornwort floating in the upper right corner.

This is another photo of the same tank as above, but to the left. Crypt nevillii and wendtii are in the front with some Rotala at the right. Sunset Hygro is in the middle with Mexican oak and more Rotala at the back.

This is another tank rather crowded with Vallisneria. It also has quite a bit of hairgrass in it and some Crypt nevilli scattered throughout. The left corner has small water wisteria. The hiding fish in this tank are Limia nigrofasciata.

The front of this tank to the right has Bacopa, in the center is a small Red Melon Sword. Behind the Bacopa is another small sword. The other plant in the background is Potomogeton. And across the top is a mass of hornwort. This tank holds the fish Flexipenis vittatus. There is at least one in the photo, in front of one of the sword plants, but it's facing front and very hard to see.

The major plants in this tank are the sword plants, E. horemanii, red Cabomba and water wisteria. The tank bottom is covered with Marsilea, and there is a lot of moss on the piece of wood. I have to regularly remove portions of the moss to keep it from covering the small Bolbitis and Wendelov ferns I'm trying to grow on the wood. If I let it grow too long it start growing over the Cabomba on the top of the tank. The stems coming out of the sword plants have blooms and small plants on the ends. These swords are blooming almost year round. A lot of the small plants dry out on the ends, because it's so arid here in Arizona. I was much more careful about saving them when it first started blooming but I now have these small swords in a number of tanks and have stopped worrying about keeping so many. I've been keeping some Epiplatys and Pseudomugils in this tank but I'm planing on moving them to a different tank. I can't seem to get the ghost shrimp population out of the tank and they keep eating the fish eggs. I'll probably just put another livebearer in the tank instead. This tank is a 15 gallon.

This is another 15 gallon tank that sits next to the one above, under a 50 in my living room. There is another slightly older photo of this tank below. This is another tank with a lot of Italian Val in it. It also has a nice red Crypt in the middle, though it's still a rather small plant. There are a lot of Saururus cernuus in this tank, some Limnophila, Australian Hygro, and a spatterdock. The bottom has some Micranthemum micranthemoides.

A nice red Crypt. wendtii sits at the front of this 20 gallon tank. Other plants C. nevillii, Najas and Java moss. There's a very large piece of wood in the tank but most of it is covered by plants, only the top of the wood is visible in the upper left corner. The fish in the tank are all hiding but include 2 young pairs of Ilyodon furcidens and Chlamydogobius eremius.

The next 2 are from the spring of 1999. Click on the mini photos to see a larger image.

This is one of my living room tanks. The fish in the middle of the photo are a pair of Ameca splendens with the male on the top. The fish on the very top is a molly. The plant on the bottom is Micranthemum micranthemoides, the one in front to the right is Saururus cernuus. Also in the photo are a bit of Limnophila, Italian Val and Bacopa. This is a 15 gallon tank.

The photo of this tank is mostly filled with a bunch of giant hygro, though there is a bit of star grass to the right of it, a leaf of twisted val above, and a few bits of potamogeton and hydrocotyle to the left.

The last 5 are all several years old. Except where noted these tanks are 10 gallons each. Click on the mini photos to see a larger image.

The landscape changes a bit over the years, but, operating since 1986, this is the longest continually running set up I've had. Plants include Hygrophila difformis, Cryptocoryne wendtii (red), Rotala, Vallisneria, Aponogeton, and Anubius nana.

Stocked with some wild platies and ghost shrimp, when this photo was taken the tank had only been set up for few months. Plants include Aponogetons, Myriophyllum, Vallisneria, Anachris and Ceratophyllum. All very easy plants to grow, that grow very quickly. This tank had no artificial light, only very filtered sunlight.

This is another tank the received only filtered sunlight. The most predominant plant in the tank were the Amazon Swords. I finally removed all but one in this 10 gallon aquarium, but at the time this photo was taken there were 9. The fish are neon and brass tetras and two corys.

This was my brackish tank. The plants are Java ferns and moss and Hygrophila corymbosa. I must admit the Ludwigia on the right is a plastic plant. I've since broken this tank down.

My salt water tank when it was at it's best, it was a small 30 gallon tank. This is a very simple set up with no filtration, just a bubble wall on the back under the live rock pile. Other than the clowns inhabitants include mushroom anemones, sponges, polyps and several types of Caulerpa and other macro-algae. And yes that is a large Aiptasia in the center. I have finally rid myself of them with the help of my Lysmata wurdemanni.

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