Quote:The sadest trick ever played was when Satan got the human race to believe he doesn't exist.
About Yourself:i've had this tank for about 8 years, tore it down in april 2007 to replace plastic frame around the top and recalked. set back up in may 2007. all fish and plants are thriving. this is the first time i attempted a planted tank. i got into aquariums because of my father, he's always had a fish tank.
About Yourself:What's up? I'm Pat. I started out with a simple 20 gal. setup. Had it for about a month before I bought my next tank. I've done salt tanks and fresh. Most friends call me the fish doctor. What can I say? Tanks are a lot of fun. I think every house should have at least one tank. hahaha.
Advice:Fish tanks are awesome. Doesn't matter if you do fresh or salt...it's all fun. NEVER THINK IT'S EASY! To keep your tank looking it's best it takes a lot of work. So with that in mind...have fun.
Description:Where to begin is the question. Been working on this tank for a few years and finally turned it into a showcase tank. The Blue Ahli is one-of-a-kind...My large Uaru, Chuck, is all day. There's a good sized Frontosa in there who is best friends with a Parrot Fish...Go figure. My Yellow Labidochromis is still pretty young, but he can hold his own. I've got a school (5) of Emerald Rainbows and a school (3) of Red Hook Silver Dollars. Hidden under the rock is a 14'' Tire track eel. Doesn't come out much...and I've never seen him eat. (had him for 6 months) The two guys on top are my Asian Needle Nose Gar and my Red Pink Tailed Chalseus. I've also got a Royal Pleco. You gotta love his red eyes.
Advice:Plan what fish you want before you buy a tank.
Buy your rock from a landscaping company and wash it, rather than from your LFS for 5X the price and you sill have to wash it. (60 lbs of rock for $8)
About Yourself:One of my friends was getting rid of her saltwater fish tank and i thought it would be nice for my child so I took it and now I am hooked. I now have a freshwater and saltwater fish tank. One more to be set up, maybe live plants or reef tank, not sure yet...
Fish Kept:2 Rosey Barbs (Timmy & Tommy), 4 Rainbows (Great Hambino, Squints, Smalls, and Lucky)., 2 dwarf gouramis. In saltwater tank we got blue and yellow tang, clownfish, and chromis.
Corals/Plants:Driftwood and Lace rock for our freshwater. Live rock and artificial plants in saltwater.
About Yourself:I have been keeping fish for more then 20 years - never tried salt water. I love to spend time watching the habits of my fish - it is very fun to watch them inter-act with each other.
Never give up on your fish - they seem to have 9 lives.
Fish Kept:all kinds mix fish, africans, cory cats, mollies,clown fish and many others
Corals/Plants:mostly plastic - many are hand made by myself. I have a few live plants - vals only.
About Yourself:Im a Service Coordinator for a large HVAC/Refrigeration Company for the Chicago land area.
Fish Kept:African Cichlid. All rock dwellers.
Male and a Female Exasperatus.
Male and a Female Cobalt Zebra
Male and a Female Pseudo "Deep"
Female Red Cobalt.
2 Albino Bushnoses and a Reg Bushnose.
And one Male Hybrid
Corals/Plants:I have fake plants. Not into real plants too much.
Advice:If you dont have patience look for a new hobby. Be ready to spend money for a nice tank setup. If your going to keep fish keeping as a hobby absorb as much info from people who currently have successful tanks.