My Aquarium Set-ups!

This gallery is for my current, and previous set-ups, to give you a basic idea of what you can do with your own aquarium. Most of them are really basic, and ugly. I'm not very good at aquarium design.
2015 DIY Background

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I made this background. It features floating plant boxes, two hides, and two shelves. The rock wall to the right covers the filter, and there is a gap from rocks in the middle to slot in a divider when needed. Still rearranging what decorations I will use with it.

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2014-15 Assorted Set-Ups

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Testing out black paper backgrounds, and assorted tank designs. I've been pretty lazy with trying to make tanks look cool, cause the tanks are overcrowded until I can move them out of the garage, and poop gets in and under everything!

Third picture is of the first background I tried to make. I sold it with the tank when I moved city.
 

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2014 Breeding Set-up

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I bought some heavy duty shelves. I have my main tank, divided for breeding purposes, so not looking as nice as it could be due to space restrictions. Most of the plants are floating at the top because I get sick of replanting them, and because they cast a lot of shadows. Underneath that is my baby/juvie tank where I am raising eleven wildtypes and leucistics.

Just to the right of this is my second, smaller tank. It is small so I don't like to cram it up, and it doesn't have a light, so lacks plants.

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2013: One of many

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This is how I had my tank before the separation began. I had a few plants, a mesh wall for moss to grow on, some floating gardens for smaller plants to grow undisturbed, rocks and hides.

 

The second tank was new at this point, so fairly empty.

The rest was my babies and juvies set-up, along with a close-up of the floating gardens.

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2013: Cookies and Cream

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I bought some white silica sand, and decided to add black sand which turned out to be more like gravel. It wasn't very fine, and quite sharp. It looked awesome, but it seemed to be bothering my axies, so I took a lot of it out. It may have been paranoia, as they are handfed, but it's a risk I'd rather not take.

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2012: First sand

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This was my set-up when I first started using sand. I wasn't using real plants then, and had just got two golds, so they were separated because of size. The murky quality of the water is the beginning stages of whatever serious problem with my tank I had at the time.

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Every horrid one before then

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The tank I bought when I first got an axolotl. The wonderful pet store employee told me this would be fine for an axolotl. I was stupid, not having done my research first.

 

Next is what I upgraded to asap.

 

Third is about a year later, no sand, shitty ornaments. Just awful, but I was a poor student, just starting out.