About Yourself:I started off with aquariums with my father when I was around 5 years old. Back then, I was more of the cleaner/maintenience boy then anything else. Now that I have my own place, I have 9 tanks, looking into getting a tenth soon (takeover my father's tank) I have been recently spending most of my time doing my Discus homework. I have a great set-up now with 11 Discus total, and I want to try and start breeding them. My main African tank is doing very well, I am carrying wellover a hundred different sorts of fry.. our last batch was 42 Electric Blues.. which I am really excited about. I'm having so much fun with this hobby, I can wait to pass it on someday.
Advice:Patience... the most important thing is patience.. but it's also the hardest to do too. Do your research on all equipment and know what your buying and using. Money can be wasted from both equipment and your fish. Some stuff I lucked out on, many things I found that can be much easier in matenience/ and overall use. Then ther are things you just buy because of the price... I really wasted a bit of money on horrible heaters.. within a few months all they do is take up room in the trash can now. I now have learned my lesson and before buying anything I now do TONS of research online, and over the phone.. trying to get as many opinions and suggestions as possible.. Most of the time you will find a pattern in peoples opinions. Nothing is better than having a great, easy, healthy, and beautiful aquarium... the horrible thing is losing those gorgeous finds because you rushed into something your not certain of. Don't learn the hard way.. it's really not worth it, trust me!
Description:My main African mixed tank is doing very well. Several breedings have been happening constantly, and keeping me very busy as well. I added a couple more Synodontis Multipunctatus (My all time favorite Cat) and I'm hoping for some spawns from them. My Electric Blue is holding again for her second time, I can't wait for them! I'm in the works of getting my father's tank to replace this one, just gotta figure out how to get it over to my place.
My Electric Blue couple just released 42 fry, plus the 3 babies I could only save from the first batch. I can't wait for these guys to get bigger.
Advice:If you get a canister system, tap in to the out-take with a air hose. It spreads the o2 very well throughout the tank. Good for bacteria!!!!
ohhh and if you wanna make your own stand outta wood and want it to look really good.....just buy the thing! makeing it costs alotta money...This stand costs just over $1000
Quote:"I believe you have my stapeler" Milton Office Space
About Yourself:A little less than a year ago I decided to buy a 10 gallon tank for my wife because she used to have african dwarf frogs and liked them. So I decided to get her a tank for them and add some fish. One thing led to another and one tank led to another and now I have eight tanks providing me with over 300 gallons of freshwater fun. By the way i want to add that this tank is a combined effort of my wife and I. We do this together and we really enjoy it. I recommend it to any married couple as a means of bringing you closer together. Now if we could just find more room in our house for another tank. Just kidding..... Or am I?
Fish Kept:The 65 gallon tank holds Labidochromis caeruleus, Labidochromis sp. "mbamba", Melanochromis auratus, Pseudotropheus Kenyi(aka Metriaclima lombardoi), Pseudotropheus "acei", Metriclima astherae, Pseudotropheus saulosi, and Pseudotropheus socolofi albino
Advice:Never believe the workers in your local pet stores or fish dealers! Use trusted literature and reliable internet sites to research and conclude your own information. Always research your fish and prepare your aquarium well in advance before purchasing fish. Also make sure you always have a plan "B" when mixing tropical fish in case it doesnt work out.
Description:Side view of Matt & Joanna's 65 gallon Malawi Mbuna aquarium.
Quote:"Why do today whay you can get somebody else to do tomorrow?"
About Yourself:1 more tank will = homelessness!
Fish Kept:6 x Labidochromis caeruleus
5 x Metriaclima estherae
3 x Maylandia greshakei
3 x Pseudotropheus sp. "Kingsizei"
6 x Metriaclima callainos
1 x Metriaclima estherae OB
2 x Pearl White Zebra
1 x Labidochromis sp. "Mbamba"
2x Pseudotropheus sp. "Acei"
3 x Crown Loach
About Yourself:I was into aquaria when I was in high school and college but sold everything when I entered the Marine Corps. 15 years later, I caught the bug again and started up the large tank I wanted when I was a youngin.