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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 #891 of 1118 Old 12-11-2012, 07:40 PM
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Dirty mouth there, Matt!

I love your ropes!!! Makes me wish I had a tank large enough for them. Let's hope you don't have any more fishy escapes!
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post #892 of 1118 Old 12-11-2012, 07:45 PM Thread Starter
Now I have to watch it again to see what I said. If it was when the fish jumped out, I can only imagine.

They have quickly become my favorite fish. Right now they are very active. I hope after they've been there a couple of days they don't settle down and hide all day. I've been down to the basement numerous times today to watch them.

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Dirty mouth there, Matt!

I love your ropes!!! Makes me wish I had a tank large enough for them. Let's hope you don't have any more fishy escapes!
I am worried about my pea puffers. Only one came out to eat. Usually all 3 do. Yesterday all 3 did. One didn't eat much at all, one ate, but not as much as I would have liked. One has been eating fine and I assume that is the one I saw today. I finally got the white worms. I hope they're just hiding. They do that.

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post #893 of 1118 Old 12-11-2012, 09:43 PM
I now only have one Pes Puffer left out of 5.Three jumped out at different times through the smallest opening possible.One I found eaten and the other died the day I got him home.Now I have one lonely Puffer.I was gping to get him some Ghost Shrimp to eat today but couldn't bring myself to do it.
If this one goes then I will find some other micro,pigmy..ect.. fish to put in it.They have to be small tho.It's a 5 gallon Ecoexcotic tank.Love it tho
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post #894 of 1118 Old 12-12-2012, 09:11 AM
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Always exciting around your tanks... wish I could have been there for that one!
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post #895 of 1118 Old 12-12-2012, 10:22 AM Thread Starter
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Always exciting around your tanks... wish I could have been there for that one!
I need less excitement. Like all the fish staying in their tanks, and alive, lol.

The Silver Dollar is still alive. I slept in and haven't been to the basement yet, but Jodie said all Rope Fish are accounted for.

Bluydgrl, sorry to hear about your pea puffers. I have to go in the kitchen in a minute and see if I can find the two of mine that are missing.

Koi, I went back and watched it, I heard Jodie exclaim "S!%@" once, but I managed not to swear throughout the whole fish escaping episode (that I noticed). I was expecting some F Bombs when the fish jumped out.

Since I quit smoking almost two years ago, swearing is my only vice. I'm amazing I was able to hold it in under the stress of a snake like fish writhing around at my feet.

Jakie, it is almost the big boxing week sale!! Are you still thinking of getting a big tank?

I hope I have some money left for the sale. I think I am going to get a Master Test kit. Finally, lol.

I am NOT going to buy a new tank. We still have to set up the terrarium.

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post #896 of 1118 Old 12-12-2012, 02:19 PM Thread Starter
Here is another video of the ropefish. They are awesome, I'm so glad my LFS got them in again.

I didn't get much on here, but they spend a lot of time slithering around the driftwood and rocks all around the bottom and back of the tank. They really like the caves and hollow cichlid stones.

Here are updated pics of the 220:

I am getting some algae buildup. A lot near the top of the sides where the lights are, and some on the front. I don't want to scrub it all off because I want some algae eaters.

What can I have beside bristlenose? I know the larger plecos can't go with my plants (unfortunately, I wanted a Sailfin).

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post #897 of 1118 Old 12-12-2012, 04:17 PM
Those rope fish scare me if one jumped out I think I would scream hysterically usually when I video there's usually my dog drinking water or someone swearing in my house of sailors
220 looks awesome. I'm hoping to put my dennison barbs in the 120 soon they look disease free
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post #898 of 1118 Old 12-12-2012, 04:31 PM Thread Starter
LOL. I usually have Charlie shrieking in the background. The ropefish definitely freaked me out. Charlie was at school. Too bad, that would have been even funnier.

So I am considering a Rhino Pleco. They have a decent size one at my LFS. It is in with some plants right now, and is not destroying them.

I am also considering Siamese Algae Eaters and maybe a Gold Algae Eater.

I have to read up on all three, I don't know much about them. These are just what my LFS recommended.

Can't wait to see your denison barbs roaming the 220. They're such good looking fish.

I am pleased with how the 220 is looking. After Christmas when we're caught up on bills, I'm going to add more plants to it and also to the Rainbow tank and maybe the 20 gallon community aquarium, for the first time.

Soon I will be able to remove the 5 fake plants from the 220. There are 15+ live plants in there now. They get nibbled on a bit, but for the most part are left alone. Sometimes a piece of Val will get hacked off.

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post #899 of 1118 Old 12-12-2012, 04:36 PM
i LOVE the tank!!! THE ROPE FISH ARE SO CUTE I'm so glad it's going well

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post #900 of 1118 Old 12-12-2012, 06:02 PM
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IMO... hold off on the algae eater... they can get very nasty over time. All the LFS push them but I'm not sold. Do a bit more research... and be wary of the Flying Fox too. There are several forms of fish that resemble this guy and most LFS don't know what they have because they all look the same. I have a False Algae Eater which was sold to me as a Flying Fox. I can send you the link how to identify them if you want more info.
I have heard that the Bristlenosed Pleco is the BEST of the tank cleaners. Haven't owned one myself yet tho. Still have the Chinese and the False in the 75... maybe after they are gone.

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