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  1. harpua2002

    I'm getting tattooed again! :D

    Very nice!
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    I'm getting tattooed again! :D

    Haha, I got my first one at 18 but it ended up being so regrettable that I had it covered up at 22 with a butterfly. I got a very small fleur-de-lis on my left wrist at 28. It's been 6 years since that one so I was due. I have some other ideas as well. I really liked my artist so I'm sure I...
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    I'm getting tattooed again! :D

    Nice, you should post pics!
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    I'm getting tattooed again! :D

    Fresh ink.
  5. harpua2002

    New 55 Gallon

    Many species of loaches are really pretty scrappy. I used to keep 3 Botia modesta (they've probably since been reclassified, lol) in a 75 gallon with a jack Dempsey, a severum, and 2 parrot cichlids (although I would not keep parrot cichlids again). The Botia easily held their own; in fact, I...
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    1 Gallon Tank Mystery Snail Breeding tank.

    Shatterproof glass? I dunno, sounds kinda suspect. Celestial pearl danios can easily be kept in a 5 gallon tank, but they aren't exactly budget friendly fish. Most danios are not suitable for tanks this small.
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    I'm getting tattooed again! :D

    I've got an appointment for next Wednesday. I'm so stoked. I went and checked out the shop today and it looked awesome, and my artist seems very cool... so I went ahead and paid the deposit to book the appointment. If all goes well I'll go back for the larger upper arm piece that I am planning...
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    Transferring clown loach and pleco from a 30 gallon tank to a 200+ gallon tank

    Haha, on the rare occasions that I actually drip acclimate, I just diy it with some airline tubing and a chip clip to hold the tubing on to the bucket. The kit looks nice, I'm just too cheap! :-P
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    Transferring clown loach and pleco from a 30 gallon tank to a 200+ gallon tank

    If you can get pics, that would be great. We could probably help you figure out exactly what you're working with. IMO it is very unlikely that a clown loach and pleco will be terrorized by a parrot fish.
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    Transferring clown loach and pleco from a 30 gallon tank to a 200+ gallon tank

    The loach should be fine. It's the koi that I'm more concerned about. I've seen koi that were easily 2' long... large enough to make even a 200 gallon look small. You've got some time here, to be sure, but koi are really pond fish when it comes down to it.
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    New 55 Gallon

    A pair of pearl gourami or angelfish would be nice, and you can round that out with a nice big group of tetra or rasbora (one large group looks better imo than multiple groups of different species, but that's just my opinion), then maybe some corydoras or smaller loaches. You have a lot of...
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    Transferring clown loach and pleco from a 30 gallon tank to a 200+ gallon tank

    Welcome to FL! I agree with Mamajin and Claireputput. If you have any doubts that the water parameters are close, I would recommend a 5 gallon bucket with drip acclimation. Here is an article that briefly describes how to drip acclimate your fish. If your water parameters are similar, I'd...
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    120 gallon Tanganyika Cichlid tank, before and after

    Thank you! I got the proven breeding group of cylindricus and the juvie Cyprichromis from members of my local fish club, and I ordered the Synodontis. Here's where I make yet another plug for joining a fish club in your area, if you have one. Trust me on this.
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    120 gallon Tanganyika Cichlid tank, before and after

    Haha, looks like we were posting at the same time! I love the holey rock too, but have never been in the position to score over 200 lbs. of medium to large pieces... I was in nerd heaven when I saw that guy's truck bed. ;D I am considering buying more at the next meeting just because the price...
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    120 gallon Tanganyika Cichlid tank, before and after

    Thanks! I wasn't so much displeased with the aesthetic of the one pile o' rock from before, it's just that I figured I needed a lot more rock to fully stock this tank. Plus, we got some STUPIDLY nice pieces of rock from this guy. The biggest one is about 60 lbs, and that was only like the medium...
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    Just ordered Cascade 700

    Yep, priming them is awful. I have a Cascade 1000 that I don't use for this very reason. It was given to me new in the box and I had issues priming it right from the start. Once you get it going (and you will, just be patient, lol), it's a pretty good filter. I prefer Renas and Fluvals because...
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    120 gallon Tanganyika Cichlid tank, before and after

    Due to an unexpected death of one of our leleupi, which we found on 3/19 behind a giant pile of river rock, we had to tear out roughly 200 lbs of river rock that had been stacked up in the corners. It was certainly no fun, but we had been planning on tearing it out eventually anyway and moving...
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    Breeding Electric Blue JD's

    Hi there! I lack the tank space to breed larger fish like JDs, so I don't actually have much experience with them other than keeping a single for a few years and trying (and failing) to keep a group of juvies EBJD. Depending on where you are, you might be able to just find a blue gene JD to...
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    Want to Buy: Celestial Pearl Danios and Scarlet Bandis

    I don't have any myself, but I know someone that's breeding them in my club. PM me if you want me to try and put you in touch.
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    Want To Sell Tangerine tiger shrimp

    Sold! Will have more in a few weeks.




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