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What's up yall? Name's Marshall, youtube channel is www.youtube.com/sirreal303

Been keeping fish since a kid and just kinda got back into the hobby. Wifey also keeps fish (MrMomsSister303), and her brother is MrMomTanks of FiredUpAquatics. Also, JfleshTanks is her cousin who is also involved with Fired Up.

Her and I currently have 9 tanks active with somethin like 300+ gallons. We live on the 3rd floor which kinda limits us with fish tanks but as u can see, it can be done lol.

Current list is:
5g, 10g, (2) 20L, 25g, 40L, 55g, (2) 75g

We've got everything from community to cichlids to predator to shrimp. Hopefully that'll be helpful to some on these forums, look forward to discussion with some of yall.
 

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hello and welcome.
any chance of some pictures ?:-D
 

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It's always good to have more people with african cichlid experience. There aren't all that many here.

What's in your predator tank?
 

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Welcome!
 

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Haven't really taken many pics but HD vids on my youtube. Gonna be postin a new vid soon. Our camera on the lowest quality still shoots super huge pics so I gotta edit them down or it's like 5 gig's a photo shoot lol. I'll try to shrink a few and attach them in a minute.


I've got and have had a bunch of preds. Currently (not all in the same tank) I've got a jardini arowana, silver arowana, ornate bichir, endlicheri bichir, 2 hujeta gar, striped pike characin, tire track eel, 2 clown knives, fw lionfish (stonefish), tiger shovelnose, and a red pacu... Have previously had a payara, teacup stingray, red tail brycon, and some other nonsense.

I buy/sell/trade quite a bit with some of the LFS around here so I go through stock often.


Cheers.
 

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Here's a few.
 

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Yay! African cichlids :-D
OMG finally....I've been waiting for anyone else with them.
BTW Do I see a Black Calvus there? hard to tell from that picture. I have one and I love him.
 

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Yeah I've got tons of calvus/alto comps. Firefin, white, zebra, nkamba bay yellow, gold head muzi, kasakalawe, black ink spot. I think I've got 11 total.

In the process of movin Africans from my 55 to a new 75 but tons of those too. Lots of peacocks, haps, and mbunas.
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Sounds great. I only keep 2 haps in my Mbuna tank because I find target feeding hard to do in large numbers. Well 3 if you count the Sunshine peacock that grew up to be a female(which eventually is going back to the store). I also have an ornate bichir and that is perhaps my fav fish of all. Welcome to the forum, I look forward to finally having someone else with African experience .
 

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Definitely... I've actually lost a few mbuna due to the amount of protein I feed so I'm probably gonna leave those in the 55 until last and then trade them in for credit at a LFS with the female peacocks and a few other oddballs I'm gonna have left. Will most likely wind up just haps and peacocks until I dedicate it to my 3 frontosa and the calvus/alto comps when they get bigger. Moved 8 fish over so far though... 2 male venustus, 2 electric blue ahli, 2 exochromis anagenys, 1 male masoni peacock, and 1 male otter point jake peacock. Starting to look decent. Probably gonna move my adult calvus or obliquidens/nyererei next. You'll have to catch the next youtube vid, should be a good one.


And as for the ornate's, amazing fish. Mine is like half the size of my endlicheri but tryin to get him sized up so they can be together. Not many people appreciate bichir's, nice to see someone does.
 

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Few more. If I can get my phone to upload right on here I'll have a ton.
 

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Looks like it works.
 

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I wish I had tanks large enough for some of those fish.... What do you plan to do when they outgrow the 75?
 

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Great pics! Thanks for sharing and welcome to the forum.
 

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Holy cr#p! I want that ray! How big will it grow? Those and true sharks have always been my fav aquatic creatures ever since I was a little kid! My ultimate tank I one day plan to get will have rays..but thats a few years from now and I'm finding it hard to wait lol

Funny fact I've been noticing though- majority of African Cichlid keepers have ehiem canisters. I have no idea why..well other then they are really great.
 

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Jay I do a lot of trading with some of our local fish stores. When they get too big I start with somethin new. We intend on puttin up a few 180-240 gallon tanks when we move outta here and get off the 3rd floor. That's when I'll actuslly get to keep some into full adults.

Agent it's a teacup stingray, the smallest of the fw stingray. They don't get very large but I don't have that one anymore. No eheimstthough, tubing just looks the same. We hsve Aquatop, Fluval, and Cascade canisters
 

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Ps I'll try to take some pics of the tanks themselves when I get home later so it's not just a bunch of fish close ups.
 

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Here's all the tanks in order. Like I said my stocks change all the time but always gettin new cool stuff. This is all current pics and stocks as of today.

5g - shrimp & bn pleco fry

10g - black phantom / serpae tetras, red tail hemiodus, ornate bichir, mustard spot pleco, clown pleco

20L - 2 red pacu, 3 tiger datnoids

20L - Tons of apistos, mated pair blue rams, bn pleco

25g - 2 firefin alto comps, nkamba bay yellow alto comp, gold head muzi alto comp, 2 white calvus, 2 zebra calvus, black ink spot calvus, 6 stripe burundi frontosa, 7 stripe burundi frontosa, Mpimbwe blue frontosa, m/f benga sunshine peacock pair, m/f red jacob peacock pair, 2 julidochromis marlieri, dwarf petricola catfish, lemon blue eye ancistrus pleco

40L - tons of rainbows, tons of galaxy/burmese zebra/purple rasboras, asian rummies, chinese flame faced goby, 2 calico ancistrus plecos

55g (tryin to keep ph level for africans and sa/ca ain't easy) - jardini arowana, m/f venustus pair, 2 alto comp kasakalawe, yellow calvus, belly crawler pike cichlid, acei, 2 clown loaches, 3 hap obliquidens, 2 cyno afra hara, m/f red terror (festae) pair, 2 vieja argentea, green afra, red zebra, ob cherry zebra, 2 lab perlmutt, hap nyererei, phenocinclus, m/f yellow lab pair, m/f white lab pair, 3 female peacocks, green phantom pleco, golden nugget pleco, L168 butterfly pleco

75g predator - silver arowana, 2 hujeta gar, striped pike characin, tire track eel, fw lionfish, 2 clown knives, endlicheri bichir, tiger shovelnose, rhino pleco, wild redfin uruguay pleco

75g african - 2 male venustus, m/f pair electric blue ahli, 2 exochromis anagenys, male otter point jake peacock, male regal peacock, male masoni peacock
 

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