Re-populating after the extinction

hockeyref88
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As some of you may know I lost almost half my tank of Africans last week. Everything is back to normal for the last few days so I am starting to re populate. God I didn't realize how much $$ in fish I had in there until I started to buy again today. These 2 catfish I had alone were worth at least $ 50.00 each. I had to settle for some about 1/3 the size for $25.00 each........But oh well, Live and learn. Of course the cichlids arn't that expensive but still it was a good $150.00 in fish.................or 1 tank of gas for my gas hog of a truck.
 
Shawnie
  • #2
GOT PICS ;d

and again, I'm sorry for the loss
 
hockeyref88
  • Thread Starter
  • #3
GOT PICS ;d

and again, I'm sorry for the loss

Thanks

No pic's yet but I'll work on it...............When I add fish to this tank I usually leave the lights off for a few hours so everyone can settle in without getting bullied. It normally goes pretty good, however there was quite a squabble this time for whatever reason, but they have finally settled in. I'll try to take some tonight.
 
Shawnie
  • #4
you know us women fishlorians are demanding ;D
 
Lucy
  • #5
you know us women fishlorians are demanding ;D
Who? Us?

Seriously, though, your loss was terrible.

I'm glad you're re-stocking, your tanks always look great.
 
hockeyref88
  • Thread Starter
  • #6
you know us women fishlorians are demanding ;D

Its all good Shawnie...............You know the saying can't live with um, can't live without them

Who? Us?

Seriously, though, your loss was terrible.

I'm glad you're re-stocking, your tanks always look great.

Tanks Lucy (I have to try to laugh about it at this point) I appreciate it. I have to re-stock...............Its half empty.
 
Shawnie
  • #7
Its all good Shawnie...............You know the saying can't live with um, can't live without them

nor can you bury them in the backyard, the dog always digs em up
 
hockeyref88
  • Thread Starter
  • #8
nor can you bury them in the backyard, the dog always digs em up


Are you kidding me??,........................I think she's ready to bury me
 
Shawnie
  • #9
hahahaha...its just a phase...we have those moments often
 
hockeyref88
  • Thread Starter
  • #10
hahahaha...its just a phase...we have those moments often


I know...........That's why I married her...........She is the best..Ain't none of us perfect.
 
Shawnie
  • #11
to you both...you are such an inspiraton!! (for once I'm being serious)
 
hockeyref88
  • Thread Starter
  • #12
to you both...you are such an inspiraton!! (for once I'm being serious)


Oh come on stop it...............Now I'm blushing. Its nice of you to say but in all actuality we feel very fortunate to found each other so late in life. Funny thing is we both would only accept a complete and total animal lover.
 
Shawnie
  • #13
Ive been down the "yellow brick road" ... I think the wizard scared me away LOL

but........you both are very fortunate and lucky!!!...I'm glad you two joined fishlore and became such great friends
 
hockeyref88
  • Thread Starter
  • #14
Ive been down the "yellow brick road" ... I think the wizard scared me away LOL

but........you both are very fortunate and lucky!!!...I'm glad you two joined fishlore and became such great friends


We feel the same way about you and Karen and Rose and Lucy and...........well everybody on here really.........we wish ya all live here near us.
 
Lucy
  • #15
Aww, thanks, I feel the same way about you guys.
 
MinxMermaid
  • #16
Thanks

No pic's yet but I'll work on it...............When I add fish to this tank I usually leave the lights off for a few hours so everyone can settle in without getting bullied. It normally goes pretty good, however there was quite a squabble this time for whatever reason, but they have finally settled in. I'll try to take some tonight.


hahahahaha to pictures of chiclids
they swim 1000 miles an hour....IMPOSSIBLE to get pics without a hi-speed lens.
 
Shawnie
  • #17
videos are great also..and widely accepted ;D
 
hockeyref88
  • Thread Starter
  • #18
GOT PICS ;d

and again, I'm sorry for the loss

So Shawnie......How do I add you tude video of my cichlid tank??

OK lets see Let's try this
 
MinxMermaid
  • #19
wow, pretty cool! you never cease to impress me!!
 
Shawnie
  • #20
great job rick!!!!!!! take a bow...you figured it out!

I love the tank and its beautious fish....

thanks for sharing!
 
hockeyref88
  • Thread Starter
  • #21
wow, pretty cool! you never cease to impress me!!

Thanks babe...Your bias but I'll take it. Video of these speedy little dudes is definitely easier.

great job rick!!!!!!! take a bow...you figured it out!

I love the tank and its beautious fish....

thanks for sharing!

Thanks Shawnie.
 
Lucy
  • #22
Very cool video, Rick. Thanks for posting it, I really enjoyed it.
 
Shawnie
  • #23
how do I become a babe? :;bb
Thanks babe...Your bias but I'll take it. Video of these speedy little dudes is definitely easier.



Thanks Shawnie.
 
hockeyref88
  • Thread Starter
  • #24
how do I become a babe? :;bb

Shawnie we think the world of you and Karen and so many others on here but............................Babe status is reserved for my one and only. Besides you are your BF's babe right?
 
Wolfgang8810
  • #25
I'm sorry for your loss. It could be worse! It could be Saltwater. Where you pay 80 bucks for a 3 inch fish. Best wishes.
 
ThisGuy
  • #26
Nice video and good choice of music
 
hockeyref88
  • Thread Starter
  • #27
I'm sorry for your loss. It could be worse! It could be Saltwater. Where you pay 80 bucks for a 3 inch fish. Best wishes.


Thanks...........Its really not so much the money.Its what I did to the tank to cause this. When I go buy fish normally, I really don't even think about how much I spend. But when I have to replace fish that I've raised It becomes much clearer as far as cost.

Nice video and good choice of music

Thanks dude.

Nice video and good choice of music

My wife hated the choice of music.............
 
ThisGuy
  • #28
My wife hated the choice of music.............

Then she must not appreciate good music
 
Shawnie
  • #29
Shawnie we think the world of you and Karen and so many others on here but............................Babe status is reserved for my one and only. Besides you are your BF's babe right?

OK OK ..that's good enuf and I love u guys also!
 
MinxMermaid
  • #30
Then she must not appreciate good music

I like DANCE music with a BEAT, like disco!


FORGET THAT ROCK NOISE!!!!
 
hockeyref88
  • Thread Starter
  • #31
I like DANCE music with a BEAT, like disco!


FORGET THAT ROCK NOISE!!!!

Then she must not appreciate good music

See its like you said bro..............She does not appreciate good music.
 
Shawnie
  • #32
boys boys boys!!

you better play nice, or we will take OUR toys and leave the sandbox! ;D
 
hockeyref88
  • Thread Starter
  • #33
boys boys boys!!

you better play nice, or we will take OUR toys and leave the sandbox! ;D


 
Shawnie
  • #34

:;b;D
 
ThisGuy
  • #35
See its like you said bro..............She does not appreciate good music.


Haha I just showed the video to my better half and the first thing she said was "Can you turn that down". No appreciation of good music


boys boys boys!!

you better play nice, or we will take OUR toys and leave the sandbox! ;D

That's no fun you have all the good toys
 
hockeyref88
  • Thread Starter
  • #36
I get the "can you turn that down" speech every time she gets into my truck and there's music playing............But its OK to blast her disco junk............
 
ThisGuy
  • #37
I get the "can you turn that down" speech every time she gets into my truck and there's music playing............But its OK to blast her disco junk............

Haha that's what my better half listens to.... The dance mix stuff.... I am training her to like better music though, I have taken her to see the police, pink floyd, Metallica and a bunch of other bands she is coming around slowly.
 
hockeyref88
  • Thread Starter
  • #38
Haha that's what my better half listens to.... The dance mix stuff.... I am training her to like better music though, I have taken her to see the police, pink floyd, Metallica and a bunch of other bands she is coming around slowly.

Lucky you bro......................I would have to drug my wife and drag her kicking and screaming...............Probably some kind of pay would be envolved too. Basically it just won't ever happen............No worries though. Its not like I'll be going to any disco gigs anytime soon.
 

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