candiedragon
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candiedragon

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So I did it... started a Tanganyika tank and a dirted planted tank lol. Oh boy. Apr 28, 2019

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  • About

    Location:
    Hawaii
    Occupation:
    Dog Groomer
    Quarantine?:
    Sometimes
    Country Flag:
    usa
    List any water conditioners and test kits used::
    Kordon Water Conditioner, API Master Test Kit
    Experience:
    5 to 10 years
    Do you know about the Aquarium Nitrogen Cycle?:
    Yes
    Aquarium Size:
    55G
    Aquarium Type:
    Freshwater Fish Only
    Fish, Plants, Inverts, etc.:
    Angelfishes (Koi & Zebra)
    Praecox Rainbows
    Diamond Tetras
    Rummy Nose Tetras
    Yellow Phantom Tetras
    Pepper Corys
    Rainbow Shark
    FiveBand Barbs

    Java Fern
    Crinum Calimistratum
    Amazon Sword
    Crypt Spiralis
    Aquarium Start Date:
    August 9, 2017
    Ammonia:
    0.00 PPM
    Nitrite:
    0.00 PPM
    Nitrate:
    0.20 PPM
    Temperature:
    80F
    pH:
    8.2
    Lighting:
    Moderate - High (T5 HO Dual Bulbs)
    Skimmer:
    No
    Aquarium Filter Type:
    Tetra Whisper 60G (330GPH)
    Live Rock Amount:
    N/A
    Salinity or Specific Gravity:
    N/A
    Aquarium #2 Size:
    40 Breeder
    Tank #2 Type:
    Freshwater Fish Only
    Tank #2 Fish, Plants, Inverts, etc.:
    Celebes Halfbeak
    Neolamprologus leleupi
    Neolamprologus pulcher
    Altolamprologus calvus
    Vieja fenestrata Marbled (temporary grow-out)
    Clown Plecos

    Crypt Lucens
    Crypt Wendtii
    Java Moss
    Java Fern
    Water Wisteria
    Anubias Barteri
    Anubias Gold Coin
    Anubias Hartifolia
    Tank #2 Start Date:
    April 2019
    Tank #2 Ammonia:
    0.00
    Tank #2 Nitrite:
    0.00
    Tank #2 Nitrate:
    0.10
    Tank #2 Temperature:
    79F
    Tank #2 pH:
    8.2
    Tank #2 Lighting:
    Current Satellite
    Tank #2 Filter Type:
    Aquaclear 70 (pre-established)
    Tank #2 Skimmer:
    N/A
    Tank #2 Live Rock Amount:
    N/A
    Tank #2 Salinity or SG:
    N/A
    Aquarium #3 Size:
    80G
    Tank #3 Type:
    Freshwater Fish Only
    Tank #3 Fish, Plants, Inverts, etc.:
    Black Shark
    Rainbow Shark
    Green Fire Tetras
    Denison Barbs
    Odessa Barbs
    Neon Tetra
    Bleeding Heart Tetras
    Pearl Gouramis (2M)
    Gold Gourami
    Red Rainbows
    Parkinson Rainbow
    Australian Rainbows
    Boesemani Rainbows
    Yellowtail Congo Tetra
    Whiptail Catfishes
    Zebra Loaches
    Clown Loaches
    Tank #3 Start Date:
    Over 10 years old
    Tank #3 Ammonia:
    0.00
    Tank #3 Nitrite:
    0.00
    Tank #3 Nitrate:
    0.20
    Tank #3 Temperature:
    75F
    Tank #3 pH:
    7.5
    Tank #3 Lighting:
    Moderate (LED)
    Tank #3 Filter Type:
    HOB Power Filter x2 (80G/400GPH Marineland, 50G/200GPH Marineland)
    Tank #3 Skimmer:
    N/A
    Tank #3 Live Rock Amount:
    N/A
    Tank #3 Salinity - SG:
    N/A
    I have two outdoor ponds; a 1000G koi pond and a 120G fancy goldfish pond. My koi pond is not only home to several Koi, but a Comet, a Common Goldfish, a female Red Devil, and a couple Convict Cichlids as well. It's been that way for years.

    I like to think I excel most with goldfish, koi, most cyprinids including barbs and rainbow/red-tail sharks. I've kept them the longest throughout the years and have found what has worked best for them.

    I'm starting to get back into cichlids. I find it funny that my hobby started with what I caught in the streams by my house; wild OB peacock cichlids, convict cichlids, red devils, swordtails, common and bristlenose plecos, and mosquito fish. All of them were quite messy and extremely prolific. At the time, I swore I wouldn't do cichlids and livebearers ever again... but that is coming to change after a few years when I discovered how many other cichlids there are out there.

    Currently, I have a young Jaguar Cichlid about 4", a Tanganyika community, a Vieja Fenestrata Marbled 2.5", Angelfish, and who knows what's next.

    I'm also slowly getting into planted tanks, just started a dirted tank and we are going to see how that goes.

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    My golden advice to you . . .
    "At the end of the day, you do what you want to do, but in the very least create backup plans in case things don't work out."
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