Quote:Let acid rain fall onto the petsmart people.
About Yourself:My name is Dan Robbins. I am a college student from Wales Uk.
I have been keeping cichlids for many years and work in Maidenhead aquatics.
I am an author, currently writing a book on South American cichlds.
I have kept an bred a wide range of cichlids including the reasonably rare Arhocentrus Centrarchus or Flier cichlid.
I try to decorate my tank in the most natural way possible and belelive strongly any fish keeper
should do the same. Not only does it have a truely
stunning visual appeal but is beneficial for the fish
Fish Kept:American cichlids.
Corals/Plants:Plants from the Central to Southern reaches on America.
Quote:"What was this guy thinking? To own so many tanks is crazy. What kind of a person would want more than one small aquarium in their house?" --Nikolay, sarcastically commenting on a Craigslist ad selling a large number of aquariums
About Yourself:Computer geek, web developer, aspiring engineer, plus a roommate whom I've corrupted and turned into an obsessed fish person like myself.
Fish Kept:Assorted Discus (Symphysodon aequifasciatus): 3 Red Pidgeon (+5 month-old fry, the rest are in another tank), 2 Wild Green, 1 Snowfire, 1 Blue/Yellow, 1 Turquoise.
12 Congo tetra (Phenacogrammus interruptus),
30 Rasbora espei (Trigonostigma espei),
20 German Blue Ram (Mikrogeophagus ramirezi),
2 Bolivian Rams (Microgeophagus altispinosa),
6 Panda Corydoras (Pandapanzerwels),
8 Clown Loaches (Chromobotia macracantha),
4 Albino Bristlenose (Ancistrus sp Albino),
8 Bristlenose (Ancistrus sp),
12 Otocinclus (Otocinclus affinis),
12 Amano Shrimp (Cardinia Japonica),
1 Bamboo Shrimp (Atyopsis moluccensis)
Advice:Do your research, start with a tank of decent size so you have a margin of error on the chemistry. Get an oversized filter and use only mechanical and biological filter media (no carbon or ammonia removers). Use a plant substrate for the tank and plant heavily from the start. Use CO2 injection, whether homemade or compressed tank. make sure you have enough light, a single bulb is not enough. Research your fish choices to ensure they will get along, not outgrow your tank and don't require special water conditions. Establish and follow a consistent schedule of water changes and fertilizer dosing. Keep notes on what you do and how well it works. You will be rewarded.
About Yourself:.my finance tells me my hobby has turned into an obsession. Been keeping for about 3 years now
Fish Kept:10x harlequin rasbora 6x otto's 7x albino cory cats 10x white cloud mountain minnow 1x flying fox 1x bristle nose pleco about 4 dozen ghost shrimp and 1 random mosquito fish that hitchhiked its way into one of the plant bags when it was just a tiny fry
and Malaysian trumpet snails
Corals/Plants:Crinum, japanese rush, melon sword, red melon sword, amazon sword, anubis nana i believe, java moss, java fern, moss balls, and i believe that is is
Also have africian root wood and