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Old 07-09-2011, 10:51 PM   #21
 
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CONGRATULATIONS You guys passed the test!!!!
LOL! WELL Hooray for us! Even though I personally don't appreciate it, I definitely can understand your reasoning!

Guess I will be going now, puts my piddly little 15 & 20g. tanks to shame!
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Old 07-09-2011, 10:58 PM   #22
 
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LOL! WELL Hooray for us! Even though I personally don't appreciate it, I definitely can understand your reasoning!

Guess I will be going now, puts my piddly little 15 & 20g. tanks to shame!
Sorry, I really didnt mean to offend anyone. I just had to see if there were any flamers on this site before I wasted too much time here.

And 15 and 20 gallon tanks are great tanks to have!!!
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Old 07-09-2011, 11:18 PM   #23
 
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Not offended broken1 I do understand, that is one reason I joined this forum over others, along with all the great info. here. I'm sure you will be a great asset to the forum, just as all the other experienced members here are.

I hope you enjoy it here and decide to stay!

Your tanks are amazing I'm just in awe and so envious.
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Old 07-09-2011, 11:20 PM   #24
 
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i have to say i laughed at this thread, nice one. lol it seems odd to me that there are a lot of sites with flamers, because this is the only one ive ever spent a lot of time on... i guess im lucky i came here first huh? :)


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Guess I will be going now, puts my piddly little 15 & 20g. tanks to shame!
i know what you mean! my tanks seem tiny compared to his now... and i was so proud of my 20g
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Old 07-10-2011, 05:24 AM   #25
 
Well done Broken1, cruel, but very very good. I get your logic there. I'm a newbie of only a few months and fortunately this was the first fish keeping website I've found and it's been invaluable to me. Like most forums you get the occasional person who 'gets there ass in there hands' ( a UK saying so I hope you get what I mean!), but these guys know what they're on about, as do you by the sound of it. That fish tank is awesome, you really don't appreciate how big it is until you see the picture with your little lady in. Nice to have a new member. Welcome aboard.
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Old 07-10-2011, 06:44 AM   #26
 
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I have a confession to tell you guys,

The truth is I am a experienced fish keeper with 15 years or so under my belt.
I had to test the water with you guys because the fish site I have been a member for for the last couple of years seems to be too hard on "noobs" and I am getting tired of there constant flaming when someone new to the hobby does not know better than to trust a employee at a LFS and buys too many fish for an aquarium.

CONGRATULATIONS You guys passed the test!!!!

Now my real setups
100gal growout tank with 10 silver dollars
560gal main tank in progress
Oh boy - LOL. You won't find rude or arrogant people here at TFK (well one sneaks in every once in a while - it can't be avoided). I was glad to read that you won't be having a fish battle or allergies in your um... 55 gallon.

Welcome to TFK :)
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Old 07-10-2011, 10:28 AM   #27
 
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hey guys, how are you today?

I am new to fish keeping and very exited about it.
I currently have a huge 55gallon aquarium with 3 oscars 2 allergy eaters and 4 blood parrots.
For filtration I have a filter that flows a whopping 200 gallons an hour and a bubble wand.
As soon as i figgure out how to post pics I will.

Welcome to the forums my friend!!! I dont know to much about the Cichlids species so I will leave that to the experts. I am cinsider however with your filter. 200gph might sound like a lot but it really isn't/ I had a Marineland penguin 200 bio wheel HOB filter for my 27gal tank and had to upgrade to the 350 version (350gph). A good rule of thumb is your filter should be able to cycle all of your tank water 8-10 times an hour, which for you would be 440gph to 550gph.

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Old 07-10-2011, 10:54 AM   #28
 
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Welcome to Tropical Fish Keeping forum. Glad to have you with us.

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Old 07-10-2011, 01:01 PM   #29
 
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Welcome to the forums my friend!!! I dont know to much about the Cichlids species so I will leave that to the experts. I am cinsider however with your filter. 200gph might sound like a lot but it really isn't/ I had a Marineland penguin 200 bio wheel HOB filter for my 27gal tank and had to upgrade to the 350 version (350gph). A good rule of thumb is your filter should be able to cycle all of your tank water 8-10 times an hour, which for you would be 440gph to 550gph.

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Perfect example of why you should read more than just the first post. ^^
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Old 07-10-2011, 01:44 PM   #30
 
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Perfect example of why you should read more than just the first post. ^^
Lol, you got me there. I read the first 2 pages and thought I should give my input, instead I look like an idiot lol. Oh well, were all learning here......not only about fish :)
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