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post #11 of 20 Old 05-15-2013, 10:05 PM Thread Starter
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Thank you Kuddos 2 U...that was very kind of you to say....oh, and gema - I absolutely love Oscars, the best is raising them from the time they're tiny and watching them both grow in personality and of course size....I wish that I could house more than one, but with a 120 - plus the soon to be mature jack couple and dither fish - I kinda think it would be too small and stressful of an enviorment.....instead I plan to stress my better half by constantly telling her of the necesity to "Go Large" and swap out a 120 for something huge....lol, we'll see (I doubt it - she loves dogs)....anyway, it's a joy to be able to talk with fellow fish lovers - my partners here at the station caught me typing this and are currently making fun of me - they thought I was working on a case because I was so enthusitic about both writing you guys back and looking at other posts and pics...oh well, they'll never know the joy, right? Ok, off for the night (maybe)....definately more later!!! Cheers and best wishes!!! - Mike
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post #12 of 20 Old 05-16-2013, 09:28 PM
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You could try and get your wife more interested in fish by getting her a small tank of her own, let her decorate it and stock it. Then she may let you get a nice big huge tank.
At least shes allowed two 120 gals, my husband has ristricted me to a 15 gal and a 5.5 gal.

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post #13 of 20 Old 05-16-2013, 11:29 PM Thread Starter
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Lol...she likes it, but thinks I'm a fanatic...its funny, shes the same way with our dogs...we chit chat about them like its a contest......guess what, got my oscar today!!! Gonna tray and upload it now....(Don't laugh too hard at my attempts to photograph, I'll never win an award - unless there's one for most blurry!!)
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post #14 of 20 Old 05-16-2013, 11:35 PM Thread Starter
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Not to be out done...here's two of his blurry tank mates - both jacks....I love these guys when theyre so tiny....soon however, as these guys grow, I think I'll have more "floating plants" than rooted....and not by choice!!! Oh well - so much for a fancy planted tank!!! Rocks here I come!!!
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post #15 of 20 Old 05-17-2013, 07:12 AM
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I love Oscars too! Long time ago I had 3 from babies to full-grown tug of war antics. Even with a 75g now I could not imagine putting one in there.

I look forward to seeing your photo skills improve. lol. Hint: Take your pics at night with all the window daylight glare gone, lights off in the room, and only the light on the aquarium on. No flash ever. I put the camera angled, never straight on to the glass and touch the lens to the glass for stability or just a finger in between. Find your focus there and sit quiet on a chair and the fish will come see you and swim right into your camera view. Mine love to come see my Iphone... Got some amazing shots just from them being curious. Try that and we can't wait to see what you get.

A full shot of the tank would make us jump up and down too!

Thanks for sharing with us!!

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post #16 of 20 Old 05-17-2013, 09:04 AM
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You could try and get your wife more interested in fish by getting her a small tank of her own, let her decorate it and stock it. Then she may let you get a nice big huge tank.
At least shes allowed two 120 gals, my husband has ristricted me to a 15 gal and a 5.5 gal.
I would tell him to go with the flo and ask him if you can get one a little bigger. I am not limited at all for the things I buy as my parents don't really care, which is a good thing. My sister also supports me in fish keeping as well.

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post #17 of 20 Old 05-17-2013, 09:47 AM Thread Starter
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Lol....I was just making light....she's wonderfully tolerant of my my passion for this, all the equptment laying around, me looking online in the dead of night...not to mention my crazy job, my crazy hours, and my moods!!!! she's constantly going above and beyond a partners call of duty...so no complaints, just a lil fantasy about 200g...!!!
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post #18 of 20 Old 05-17-2013, 12:36 PM
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Lol....I was just making light....she's wonderfully tolerant of my my passion for this, all the equptment laying around, me looking online in the dead of night...not to mention my crazy job, my crazy hours, and my moods!!!! she's constantly going above and beyond a partners call of duty...so no complaints, just a lil fantasy about 200g...!!!
Your post just made my day.

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post #19 of 20 Old 05-17-2013, 02:36 PM
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Your oscar is beautiful! The jacks too but I especially love the oscar. Although I can see him absolutely destroying those lovely plants. He could also be a good excuse to get a larger tank as he gets bigger.

All my photos come out blurry too. Its just a matter of taking 100 photos and picking out the 1 good one.

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post #20 of 20 Old 05-17-2013, 06:20 PM Thread Starter
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Thank u....he/she is already my favorite...plants, bah!!! Gives me an excuse to tinker some more....lol, thinking of getting him an Oscar buddy while he's small...will def need a larger tank then......hmmmmmmmm. I see a long sit down chat in my near future...maybe with some flowers or jewelry or something...
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