About Yourself:I will be brutally honest, I never wanted fish. I am a reptile man at heart. I would go into the pet store to get supplies and rodents and I would see how my kids were FASCINATED by the fish in the tanks. I would have never did a fish tank in my life if it wasnt for my 2 year old daughter looking into a fishtank and saying OOOOOOOOOO WWWWWWOW! I knew then that a fishtank might be very beneficial for my children and my stress relief
Fish Kept:Platys, guppies, swordtails, corys, asst plecos, raphael cats, Del Rio's, neon tetras, siamese algae eaters and bloodfin teras
Corals/Plants Kept:Anubias and amazon swords and java ferns
Advice:Seek and ye shall find. Ebay can be your best friend and the pet shop your worst enemy. Buy smart, buy in bulk and read seller feedback.
Description:I have gotten lost in this magical place MANY a night.
On a side note, If you try to enlarge this picture or use the magnifier it gets very grainy. I have never had this problem before with any of my past entries. If someone knows how to fix this issue that would be fantastic.
About Yourself:I've been playing around with tanks and fish for many years. Simply love it. It's the best hobby. I don't eat fish.
Fish Kept:Loads of different sized African cichlids.
Corals/Plants Kept:All fake.
Advice:Fish keeping (fish care) has more to do with vacuuming and doing water changes than anything else. You're sustaining a life support system and dealing with 'hazardous waste' at the same time. You know it's time to upgrade when your confident you have the time and motivation to handle cleaning a bigger tank.
About Yourself:Have been keeping Malawi's for the past 8 years. Have a general tropical tank to keep the misses happy, because she thinks i'm nuts about cichlids.
Fish Kept:Pseudotropheus Crabro
Pseudotropheus Msobo Deep
Maylandia sp "membe deep" (Amazing fish)
P. Afra Red Top (Mr Dominant)
P. Elongatus Mpanga
Metriaclima zebra long pelvic mdoka
Pseudotropheus perspicax (orange cap)
Aulonocara stuartgranti mauling (This fish is a stunner)
Nimbochromis fusco (watch this bad boy)
Advice:Regular water changes and install a UV filter.
Fish Kept:kingseizi, blue zaire frontosa, red empress, sp44,demosoni's
Corals/Plants Kept:i have a plant ornament which also has rocks on the bottom this makes the tank look natural
Advice:if u want to keep fishes then u will have to take good care of them meaning u will have to do water chnages, feed them,test the water. also you need to make it look natural and u need to make the water quality look natural thats when your fishes will like your tank
Description:my juwel rio180 malawi cichlid tank setup
About Yourself:I run this tank with my dad and we fall out about who makes it look the best! so we have both posted pics of our set up on here and then we can let you all decide which looks best.
Fish Kept:Around 30 mixed malawi, plus a few clown loaches and catfish to keep on top of all the fry.
Corals/Plants Kept:Few Plastic plants and 75 kilos of ocean rock and 20 kilos of coral sand
Advice:Dont listen to most of the advice you get in the stores as most are just tring to get your money! Providing you keep on top of water changes and vacuming debris there is no need to constantly be adding chemicals and changing expensive filter media. I run 2 filters and and clean 1 every 2 weeks so they each get a clean every 4 weeks but i always change about 30% of the water each week. A good tip is to not to throw away carbon after it has been used but dry it in a low oven overnight then it can be reused time and time again. This all seems to work for my tank and i always have clear non smelling water and have had no disease yet and very rarely lose a fish.
About Yourself:Started with a 1.5 gallon beta tank. went to a 10 gall then a 20 then a 29 then a 55. I'm stopping here for a while.
Big fan of fish keeping. Hope to get a Frontosa tank soon as well as a general tropical tank.
Fish Kept:Mbuna, Peacocks, Haps, and some victorian.
Corals/Plants Kept:Plants are fake. Rocks of from a local river in South Carolina