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Old 05-26-2013, 02:24 PM   #1101
 
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Your plants look great in there! Glad that turned around for you! Any chance we could get a whole tank shot?
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Old 05-26-2013, 02:49 PM   #1102
 
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Matt and family... Welcome back!! You've been dearly missed! Yes agreed, would love to see how the whole tank looks now!!
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Old 05-26-2013, 03:16 PM   #1103
 
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Glad to "see" you back.
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Old 05-26-2013, 03:18 PM   #1104
 
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Hey Canadian, Glad to see ya Man! Its been awhile and I am glad you are back!

Sorry to hear about the lose of some of your fish! Hopefully that's all behind now and the ones you have and any future ones you get will do well for ya.
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Old 05-26-2013, 05:44 PM   #1105
 
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Thanks everyone. We haven't had a fish die in months. We keep thinking the ropefish is dead, as he'll disappear for a couple of days, but then he'll show up out of the blue. Since we added the big fish we see him a lot more, as they frequently go in the cichlid stones, where he used to spend all his time undisturbed.

















Here's a video of my Silver Dollar tank. The Leopard Bush fish and the Bleeding Heart Tetras have nearly doubled in size since we got them. The big Silver Dollar I took in for a friend of mine who had him in a big tank with some really aggressive fish. I've had him since around Christmas and he's still a little skittish.


Finally got some real plants in the tacky rainbow tank. Eventually we'll replace all the fake ones with real. My big catfish makes a rare appearance in this. Well, his tail anyway.


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Old 05-26-2013, 07:01 PM   #1106
 
You asked for my two cents about the 220? What little I know now which is zip leads me to want discus. I know that will change by the time I have the experience and $ to have a 220.
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Old 05-26-2013, 07:09 PM   #1107
 
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You asked for my two cents about the 220? What little I know now which is zip leads me to want discus. I know that will change by the time I have the experience and $ to have a 220.
Discus are beautiful fish, and if I had the money I would love to have a school of them on their own. But they retail here for $60 for small ones to $100+ for larger ones. I'm just too cheap. We usually spend less than $15 per fish. I think once we spent $20.00

Discus colors are amazing. Some of the patterns are stunning.
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Old 05-27-2013, 09:16 PM   #1108
 
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Your 220 is looking amazing!! Those plants really filled in! Your "small" tanks are looking great, too! Funny to think of them as such because that's the largest tank I own, but they are small compared to your monster!
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Old 06-10-2013, 01:28 PM   #1109
 
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The banded bastards ate my plants. Grr. LOL

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Your 220 is looking amazing!! Those plants really filled in! Your "small" tanks are looking great, too! Funny to think of them as such because that's the largest tank I own, but they are small compared to your monster!
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Old 06-10-2013, 01:46 PM   #1110
 
I'm sitting here drooling (it's not age, LOL). I couldn't shoe horn in a 2 gal tank let alone 220. WOW!!!
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