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View Poll Results: If I had a 220 Gallon Aquarium, I would stock....
Cichlids. Duh. 34 30.36%
It would be Saltwater. That's how I roll. 11 9.82%
Bala Sharks 14 12.50%
Tinfoil Barbs 6 5.36%
1 Male Betta 6 5.36%
100 Neon Tetras 23 20.54%
Rainbowfish 13 11.61%
Goldfish 4 3.57%
Other - Please elaborate in a comment in the thread. 22 19.64%
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post #401 of 1118 Old 11-06-2012, 01:20 PM Thread Starter
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Just had to share this I went to Peterborough tonight to look at some fish stores ended up at PJs pets and two fish that I'm looking for for my tank where they're really cheap. I bought nine bosemi rainbows and six clown Loches. The rainbows were three for $16 and they are usually 1299 each at big Al's the loaches where the medium-size ones which are on sale at my beguiles for 78 this weekend but I paid three for 18
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They got some clown loaches in at my Big Al's yesterday. I haven't seen them yet but they're probably small, they're only asking $7.99 for them. My store usually sells them for $9.99+

Gonna pick up 5 tomorrow. Can't wait.


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post #402 of 1118 Old 11-06-2012, 05:14 PM Thread Starter
Ok, tried feeding the dwarf puffers for the first time. One of them ate a bunch! I don't think the others ate any. Hopefully tomorrow.

I had to edit out half of the video where he's eating because Charlie is prancing around naked on the other side of the tank, which my wife, who was filming, didn't notice.

The little punk had clothes on five minutes earlier!!

One of the fish has been winking at us!!



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post #404 of 1118 Old 11-06-2012, 06:16 PM
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Yours look so much bigger then mine..Remember to get snail for there teeth also.
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post #405 of 1118 Old 11-06-2012, 06:18 PM Thread Starter
My RTS tank is teeming with TINY snails 1 mm maybe, maybe 1.5 when they get a little bigger, I'll try feeding them to the puffers. And my loaches. There used to be two adult snails in the RTS tank, before the RTS arrived.


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post #406 of 1118 Old 11-06-2012, 08:19 PM
Ur basement will look great! What types of fish do u have already? U might want 2 decide if for an ambitious tank like this ur going 2 try a completely new breed or stick with what u know
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post #407 of 1118 Old 11-06-2012, 08:33 PM Thread Starter
I have...

10 Gallon - Dwarf Puffers
20 Gallon - Harlequins, Neons, Platies, Guppies, Cories, Nerite Snails
55 Gallon - Silver Dollars, Pearl Gourami, Hillstream Loach, Peacock Eel, Mollies, Serpae Tetras, African Dwarf Frog, Leopard Bush Fish and Bala Sharks (moving to 220)
55 Gallon - Red, Blue, Boesemani Rainbows, Zebra Dainos, Zebra Loaches, Platies, Moonlight Gourami, Bristlenose Pleco
35 Gallon - Red Tailed Shark
220 Gallon - Black Skirt, Lemon and Congo Tetras (Some nice big colorful ones), Bala Sharks

and tomorrow adding Clown Loaches to the 220


My buddy is hooking me up with an old crappy CPU for the basement and we're gonna live stream every day. Hopefully within the next two weeks.



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post #408 of 1118 Old 11-06-2012, 11:01 PM
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Perfect dimensions for a African Mbuna Cichlid Tank! I'm just sayin'!!

Sand and rocks... only prob is you can't have plants as they will eat them
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post #409 of 1118 Old 11-07-2012, 02:13 PM Thread Starter
Charlie's Betta!


Charlie finally got his fish today! After all the "orange one" talk, he picked a blue and red one. They had a huge shipment of Bettas in, never saw that many at the store before. I can't believe how much some people will pay for a freaking Betta. Needless to say, we got one of the cheap ones.

I forgot to my camera to get a video of Charlie picking out the fish, but it is just as well, because it took forever.

He had named it Mary Poppins, for now. But I figure that will change many times.



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post #410 of 1118 Old 11-07-2012, 02:24 PM Thread Starter
Clown Loaches!!

We got six.


Not buying any more fish for awhile!!

Though, they did get a bunch of cool weather loaches in at our LFS this week....

At first three of the Black Skirts attacked one of the poor little Clowns, but I chased them off and now they're leaving him alone. I got lots of video of them, good thing too. The next time I went downstairs they all hid under a piece of driftwood.


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