ricmcc
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Birthday:
Feb 20, 1957 (Age: 62)
Location:
Orillia, Ontario, Canada
Occupation:
Retired cop, mostly saw work as applied soc. work

ricmcc

Well Known Member, 62, from Orillia, Ontario, Canada

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  • About

    Birthday:
    Feb 20, 1957 (Age: 62)
    Location:
    Orillia, Ontario, Canada
    Occupation:
    Retired cop, mostly saw work as applied soc. work
    Gender:
    Male
    Nickname:
    Rick, phred
    Gallery:
    Yes
    Quarantine?:
    yes, tank bred, known source--3 weeks; wild caught or farmed, up to several weeks (to deal with par
    Country Flag:
    canada
    List any water conditioners and test kits used::
    RO unit, black water extract, peat filtering, EC, TDS , pH meters, API Master for testing water parameters re: nitrate loads, kH, etc., Prime water conditioner.
    Experience:
    More than 10 years
    Do you know about the Aquarium Nitrogen Cycle?:
    Yes
    Aquarium Size:
    300
    Aquarium Type:
    Freshwater Fish Only
    Fish, Plants, Inverts, etc.:
    Sub adult silver arrowana, 6 tinfoil barbs, group of S.A cichlids (oscar, green terror, chocolate, geo's,severum), raphaels and smaller plecs (12" approx, various)
    Aquarium Start Date:
    6 or so months ago
    Ammonia:
    nil
    Nitrite:
    nil
    Nitrate:
    less than 10-15 as a rule (2xweekly W/Cs)
    Temperature:
    79 degrees
    pH:
    7.2,
    Lighting:
    nothing fancy,usually florescent, around 6,100 kelvin
    Skimmer:
    No
    Aquarium Filter Type:
    fluval FX6 canister, Aqua Clears, germicidal UV
    Live Rock Amount:
    N/A
    Salinity or Specific Gravity:
    N/A
    Aquarium #2 Size:
    135x4, Rift Lakes, similarly kept
    Tank #2 Type:
    Freshwater Fish Only
    Tank #2 Fish, Plants, Inverts, etc.:
    Lake Malawi fish, mostly mbunas, unplanted, extensive rockwork, 3 other 135 g tanks, same specs, Lakes Mal, Tang.; also 135 lake mal-Tang combo, blue dophins, frontosa, calvus, peacocks, cuckatoo cats
    Tank #2 Start Date:
    2-4 years ago
    Tank #2 Ammonia:
    nil
    Tank #2 Nitrite:
    nil
    Tank #2 Nitrate:
    try to keep it under 10
    Tank #2 Temperature:
    78 F
    Tank #2 pH:
    8.2
    Tank #2 Lighting:
    Florescent, cool/warm mix, nothing special
    Tank #2 Filter Type:
    canister, H.O.T., U.V. sterilizer, germicidal
    Tank #2 Skimmer:
    none
    Aquarium #3 Size:
    220
    Tank #3 Type:
    Freshwater Fish Only
    Tank #3 Fish, Plants, Inverts, etc.:
    Various C.A large C.A. cichlids, 1 specimen per species to reduce aggression, 1 West African cichlid, T. butterkerofi, , sailfin plec, numerous PVC hides, rock work
    Tank #3 Start Date:
    2013
    Tank #3 Ammonia:
    0
    Tank #3 Nitrite:
    0
    Tank #3 Nitrate:
    15 or under
    Tank #3 Temperature:
    79
    Tank #3 pH:
    7.8
    Tank #3 Lighting:
    industrial florescent, nothing fancy
    Tank #3 Filter Type:
    Fluval FX6, Aqua Clears, germicidal UV
    Married, one daughter, 14, a houseful of pets, B.A. in Eng. Lit. acquired some years ago, as in roughly about the time the Precambrian Shield was forming, was a cop in Toronto 31 years, retired that past March (a nice cop tho, I likely retired with the same book of tickets that I was originally issued with :) ), am currently working on making a den in the basement, where I hope to set up all my terrariums and aquariums, etc, in one place. Have a cottage, quite secluded, which we very much enjoy.

    aquariums, herps, amateur astronomy , microscopy, playing various woodwinds, reading,

    Signature

    Give a man a fish, and you feed him for a day.
    Teach a man to fish, and you've destroyed your market.
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