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post #161 of 167 Old 02-16-2017, 03:17 PM Thread Starter
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Started moving into the new room I hope to get more done this weekend, I won't be finished but want to get the empty tanks moved over. Honestly I'm a little over whelmed there is a lot to do and I don't have time. I get about a hour every evening and 4-6 hours on sat to work but I have to do normal fish maintenance in that time. I know I can get it all done just power thru and keep working, or maybe take a vacation day from work and get it all done at once.

Doing more checking and looks like one of the other stores out of town will buy fish also. So right now I have 3 that will and 1 yet to talk to.

Also got to make my logo today which was fun it's not perfect but a good start. One of the guys in my Life Group(bible study from church) is a retired artist so going let him take my idea to the next level and make it nice. Also made it my avatar to make sure I like it.

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post #162 of 167 Old 02-20-2017, 07:31 AM Thread Starter
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Didn't get the move fully done but made a good start. Still need to get the fry rack setup and a few fish moved around.



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post #163 of 167 Old 02-22-2017, 07:13 AM Thread Starter
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I pulled my first mouth brooder fry and got 14 little guys. They are floating in a small container in the same tank, wanted to give them about a week in the same water they where born in before I moved them around.

Also ordered my pump for the fry rack and it should be here this week so I can finish up that build. I would like to have that running for 5-7 days before I add fish to make sure I have no leaks and that gives my filters more time to seed. My sons is having friends over this weekend so might not be able to get as much done as I hoped.


Also I caught myself measuring for new tanks this morning. I can put eight 55g in the room easy but I could also do two 125g and four 75g. The 55g I can get for $440 but if I catch the sale right I can get 75g for $75 and 125g for $250. One of the local stores runs them on sale 1 or 2 times a year.


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post #164 of 167 Old 03-14-2017, 08:26 AM Thread Starter
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Added a lot of new stuff to the fish room.

Quick summary
My fry rack idea failed so I changed it up and doing it different.

I have 3 tanks setup for shrimp colony, I will be adding guppies to their tanks at some point but wanted to make sure they are breeding well before I do that.

Moved my 2 crowntail bettas to their own tanks maybe to breed later in the year.

Blood dragon fry are doing well I moved them to a 10g tank and are really growing now.

Moved Marbled cray fish need the space for fish, thinking about getting rid of these guys all together but not sure yet.

Moved my turtle to a larger tank.

New fish

11 24k white cloud minnows, petco had them on sale for $1 each and I had never keep them so thought it was a good time.
4 Lamprologus speciosus Shell dweller cichilds from a local discus breeder that didn't want them any more.
1 Male Betta, local fish keeper needed tank space and knew I keep betta so asked if I would take him so I did.
4 afrcian cichilds not sure what they are yet

That does sound like a lot once I start listing the changes in the last few weeks.


I'm thinking about setting up a native tank or maybe a few tanks. Some of the fish in the area are cool and I can collect them with a fishing license.

Here is a video of the shell dwellers.


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post #165 of 167 Old 03-20-2017, 01:33 PM Thread Starter
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So I'm weak for sure. I got a email today from Petco telling me I had $5 reward so I was looking at that and saw they have Betta on sale. So at lunch I run out to see what they have, and picked up 5 females for less than $10. Thinking about going back to get a few more but not sure. Thinking about giving breeding a try again this spring.

Over the weekend I moved a lot of fish around and setup a few more tanks. My peacock breeding projects are doing well hope to setup 2 more groups soon.


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post #166 of 167 Old 04-13-2017, 08:43 AM Thread Starter
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Built a new rack for 20g L tanks and doing some math I have 40 tanks going (not all with fish yet) and that makes over 1,000 gallons of water in the fish room. Does that mean I win something?


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post #167 of 167 Old 04-14-2017, 09:10 PM
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Wow your room has come along way from Feb of 2015.... Awesome to check back in and see how much you have added. The video updates are great to see what you have going on in your tanks. Looking forward to seeing more updates from you.
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