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post #1 of 14 Old 01-23-2010, 12:44 PM Thread Starter
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My Tank

I have had a 100 gallon tank since early '95. Had many different types of fish. My current setup is very entertaining.
I always start out with a pleco while the tank gets settled. Then I added a Red Devil and a month later a Midas. Red Devil turns out to be a female, Midas a Male. I get fry all summer long.
One day my youngest daughter who likes to fish with a net comes home with a largemouth bass and a catfish. I add them too. This was last summer. The interaction has been interesting. The Midas is the uncontested ruler of the tank but as the bass grows he sure is a tough guy. He will give the Red Devil a run for her money. She does not back down but soon will be overtaken in the pecking order.
I sure do like the bass but might have to let him go. He is truely a wild animal and survival of the fittest...well his instincts are still pure.
Just thought I would share.

Jeff
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post #2 of 14 Old 01-23-2010, 01:50 PM
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Hello Jeff & Welcome to our forum.

Glad you joined to share your tank stories and I support the idea of letting him go, I think that would be a wise decision for the tank.

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post #3 of 14 Old 01-23-2010, 03:27 PM
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hello and welcome.
would you be able to show some pictures of the fish and the tank,
it sounds awsome.

when you set up a new tank,hide an extra
sponge or two behind some decor,that way you have
something seeded for you next filter.
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post #4 of 14 Old 01-23-2010, 07:41 PM
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Hi Jeff,

Welcome to the forum. Sounds like you're pretty adventerous with your tankmates.

We'd love to see a picture or two of it.

Animal testing is a terrible idea; they get all nervous and give the wrong answers.
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post #5 of 14 Old 01-23-2010, 08:53 PM
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welcome and pics please!

"Fish are friends not food"
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post #6 of 14 Old 01-23-2010, 08:57 PM
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Welcome to the forum Jeff! Yes, in case you have not noticed, we love pictures!
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post #7 of 14 Old 01-24-2010, 12:49 AM Thread Starter
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I am all about pics too. I dont have anything really good right now but I do have a cheesy little movie I made. Ill take more pics.

WARNING: Video depicts live feeding.
YouTube - My Fish

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post #8 of 14 Old 01-24-2010, 05:59 AM
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Nice video, the bass sure seems like a hand full.

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post #9 of 14 Old 01-24-2010, 07:59 AM
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i think a little side note of what that fish was going to do would have been a help,
i wouldn't have watched it. :(
nice bass though.

when you set up a new tank,hide an extra
sponge or two behind some decor,that way you have
something seeded for you next filter.
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post #10 of 14 Old 01-24-2010, 02:14 PM Thread Starter
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I apologize if I offended anyone. I have spent the last 23 years in the Marines and I am not the most politically correct person (far from it), but in the interest of maintaiing my presence here I will play nice.
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