Tolak
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Chicago
Occupation:
Pressman, Commercial Printing

Tolak

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  • About

    Location:
    Chicago
    Occupation:
    Pressman, Commercial Printing
    Gender:
    Male
    Gallery:
    Yes
    Quarantine?:
    Lol, if you had any idea the stories I could tell.
    List any water conditioners and test kits used::
    Prime, TDS & pH Meters
    Experience:
    More than 10 years
    Do you know about the Aquarium Nitrogen Cycle?:
    Yes
    Aquarium Size:
    North wall rack
    Aquarium Type:
    Freshwater Fish Only
    Fish, Plants, Inverts, etc.:
    Rack with five 29's, two 20l's, two 15's & a couple 10's. Angel pairs in 29's, swords & plecs in a 20l, zebra plecs in a 15, the rest are backup/quar tanks.
    Aquarium Start Date:
    2004 for most, 1991 for one of the 10's
    Ammonia:
    Real
    Nitrite:
    Men
    Nitrate:
    Don't
    Temperature:
    Test
    pH:
    Water
    Lighting:
    Clamp lights with cfl's & a pair of ceiling cans on dimmers
    Aquarium Filter Type:
    Centralized air, box & sponge on all
    Aquarium #2 Size:
    East wall rack
    Tank #2 Type:
    Freshwater Fish Only
    Tank #2 Fish, Plants, Inverts, etc.:
    One rack has a 55 above five 5 gallons & a couple 2.5's, 55 is a pairing tank, small tanks are angel hatching tanks. Rack next to it has a pair of 20's above a 55, 20's for initial angel growout, 55 for pairing.
    Tank #2 Start Date:
    First 55 has been running since 1996, the rest were added around 2004
    Tank #2 Ammonia:
    My dogs test my water
    Tank #2 Nitrite:
    I let them taste it
    Tank #2 Nitrate:
    If they say it's OK
    Tank #2 Temperature:
    It's OK
    Tank #2 Lighting:
    More clamp lights with cfl's
    Tank #2 Filter Type:
    More box & sponges on the centralized air system
    Aquarium #3 Size:
    West wall rack
    Tank #3 Type:
    Freshwater Fish Only
    Tank #3 Fish, Plants, Inverts, etc.:
    Five 40's & Three 20's above a pair of 150 gallon tubs. More angel growout, tubs are for overstock & potential breeders. There's some plecs & loachs scattered about, a few corys, sort of like some of the other tanks.
    Tank #3 Start Date:
    2008 tubs, 2009 rack above it
    Tank #3 Ammonia:
    Can't believe there's only room for 3 tanks here
    Tank #3 Nitrite:
    I've got a couple 150 gallon tubs & a 70 gallon for backup
    Tank #3 Nitrate:
    Along with a 75, 72, & 65
    Tank #3 Temperature:
    Not to mention a dozen 15's I need to build a rack for
    Tank #3 pH:
    Plus some spare 40's, 29's & 20's
    Tank #3 Lighting:
    More clamp lights on the west wall rack
    Tank #3 Filter Type:
    More air powered gear as well
    30 tank fishroom, just under 1k gallons, centralized air filtration, tanks drilled with overflows for water changes. H&C water run to the fishroom, vent fan to suck out humidity, designed for production breeding of angels. Easily 20 more tanks around for a planned expansion, which will include plumbing heating & electrical upgrades. I sell plenty of angels, regional distributor of California blackworms; Lifetime member of Greenwater Aquarist Society of Chicagoland, member & preferred vendor, Greater Chicagoland Cichlid Association.

    In my spare time I mess with my dogs, a couple old trucks, guns & guitars, when I'm not driving around the Midwest to club events selling fish & supplies.

    Fish, Home Improvements, Defensive Pistolcraft