About Yourself:Been in the hobby 4 years now, didn't know what I was getting into but even after 4 years its still as if i just started last week.
Fish Kept:Discus-1 White Face Orange Melon, 1 Blue Diamond, 2 Fire Dragons, 1 white face Orange Panda, 1 Rose Red, 2 leopards and 1 Pigeon Blood. Other-1 Albino Bushynose Pleco, 2 Bolivian Rams,1 German Blue Ram, 2 siamese algae eaters, and 2 flying foxes.
Advice:IF YOU CANT AFFORD IT, DONT START IT! This hobby gets VERY expensive! Dont be scared of discus, there are ALOT of myths out there about "Low PH" and "very soft water". From my experience discus will thrive in a WIDE range of perimeters as long as the tank is super clean and you stay consistant with water changes with a steady PH.
About Yourself:I’ve kept fish for about 20 years. Like most people, I started with a small 20 gallon tank. Then I upgraded to a 55 Gallon. Then I upgraded again to two 55 gallon corner tanks. A couple of years ago I bought my current 150 Gallon Tank. I love fish! If you are on this site, I bet you can relate! I love an aquarium that is unique. So, rather than the “Cookie Cutter” decorations available at the local pet store. So, it brought out my creativity with my functional DIY Tank that has tons of the hiding places that Cichlids love!
Fish Kept:Community Tank 50+ Total Fish... (1) Red Empress, (6) Peacock Cichlids (2 Hansbaenschi, 1 Steveni, 1 Stuartgranti , 1Stuargranti 1 Jacobreibergi , (1) Fontosa, (1) Demasoni, (1) Texas Cichlid, (2) Firemouth Cichlids, (1) Discus Cichlid, (2) Parrot Cichlids, (1) Nyererei ,(1) Caeruleus Cichlid, (1) Pyrsonotos (4) Convict Cichlids), (1) Ornatus Cichlid (5) Misc. African Cichlids, (1) Golden Ram, (1) Tinfoil Bard, (2) Silver Dollars, (2) Headstanders, (1) Figure Eight Puffer, (1) Rainbow Shark, (1) Gold Garammi, (1) Angel Fish, (2) Placostiumus (1) Upside Down Catfish, (1) Speckled Catfish, (1) Fancy Fin Catfish, (3) Electric Blue Crayfish, and a handful of other fish that are hiding so I can’t name them right now…lol.
Corals/Plants:A variety of mostly synthetic plants.
Advice:Do your homework, learn as much as you can, then, put that knowledge into practice. Also, larger tanks are, in many ways, easier. The filtration is key, so get the biggest, most powerful system your tank can handle. Really understand water quality it will make all the difference!
Fish Kept:27 Fish Total.
4 pleco's one of which is albino
3 OB Peacocks= 2 Males, 1 Female
2 German Reds= 1 Male, 1 Female
2 Sunshine Bengas= 1 Male, 1 Female
2 Snow Whites= 1 Male, 1 Female
2 Electric Yellows= 1 Male, 1 Female
2 Electric Blues= 1 male, 1 Female
1 Red Zebra= 1 male
4 Six stripe Frontosa's= No idea the sex?
2 Nimbochromis Venustus= 1 male, 1 female
1 Patriot= 1 male.
2 Rainbow Sharks
Some of these fish will be moved to another tank, once up, and running.
Corals/Plants:Assorted Marineland Synthetic Plants
75 lbs of Red Lava Rock Stacked for Caves
30 lbs of small gravel
30 lbs of Cichlid sand