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:More recent shot of my main African tank.
About Yourself:I am new to this and have done alot of research about fish and keeping them healthy before i went to invest in a nice little setup. I have had my tank for about 6months now and havent had no problems. I could sit down all day and watch my fish if i had the time.
About Yourself:I am a 29 year old and have had my tank for about two years. I lost about 40 fish in a power outage after an ice storm a year ago so i had to start over only three fish survived. I am in the home repair business and ceramic tile. some one offerd me the 150 gallon tank for free so i took it and the rest is history. I have just purchased a 90 gallon tank that is still in the box and i'm lookin foward to makin it a saltwater tank once i do a little research instead of jumpin right in.
Quote:"Never underestimate the predictability of stupidity"
Fish Kept:Currently there are 2 fancy guppies, 3 headlight tetras, 2 Ottocinclus, 3 Red Phantom Tetras and 2 Blood Parrot Cichlids. I bought the guppies and tetras to help cycle the tank and they have been doing great. So far the cichlids have left them alone.
Quote:Where can i fit another tank?
About Yourself:Cichlid mad Nurse who also loves Cat's, her family & her job :) BUT need's more tank's & more fish :0
M. Callainos, M. Estherae, L. Caeruleus, Demasoni, *Alonocara OB, L. Fuellebori Marmalade cats "Katale", C. Afra "Cobue", *C. Moorii ...........
*going into C. Moorii tank with other peacocks
About Yourself:My husband is the one that always wanted an aquarium, so I grudgingly agreed that we buy a small one...on the condition that he's in charge of it! After a couple of months I was just crazy about our fish, and we upgraded to this 55 gallon mixed mbuna tank. Now I just love researching, aquascaping and keeping busy with my cichlids!
Fish Kept:Mixed Mbuna Cichlids:
Electric Yellow Labs
Red, Albino and Cobalt Blue Zebras
Johannis, Kenyi, Rusty, Auratus