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Aquariums n Fish Keepers

Post by Angler Dangler » Fri Sep 08 2017 19:00

Who here keeps fish ?

As a fish keeper myself I just wonder who else has got a fish tank and what fish you keep.

I currently have got 4 aquariums running, my biggest is a 450litre with American cichlids in, my favourite two fish are my Red Tiger Oscar and Green Terror .... What's yours ?

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Post by brian donnelly » Fri Sep 08 2017 19:14

I used to have numerous tanks years ago, biggest being 6x2x2 which held 4 stunning tiger Oscars that I reared from 2 inches long when 1st bought them to 14 inches. Feeding time in when lakes where rich with fry was amazing, I'd gather hundreds from nearby lakes and keep them in other tanks for feeding, place got soaked when I'd introduce the fry into their tank. Oscars have to be my favourite, but I do have a soft spot for green sevrums too.
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Post by Wes12 » Fri Sep 08 2017 19:37

The last few set ups I've had were marine, spent god knows how many thousands on them over the years just for the odd tang to get white spot and wipe the tank out in the end it was just stressing me out too much and got shut, I have been thinking lately to get another tho.

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Post by Angler Dangler » Fri Sep 08 2017 19:40

brian donnelly wrote:
I used to have numerous tanks years ago, biggest being 6x2x2 which held 4 stunning tiger Oscars that I reared from 2 inches long when 1st bought them to 14 inches. Feeding time in when lakes where rich with fry was amazing, I'd gather hundreds from nearby lakes and keep them in other tanks for feeding, place got soaked when I'd introduce the fry into their tank. Oscars have to be my favourite, but I do have a soft spot for green sevrums too.
Yeh, Severums are nice, I used to keep Mbuna and my tank was very impressive to look at, I did lose interest abit though, I don't know why. Id love a big tank with a shoal of peacock bass... I think there beautiful in fish terms :smile:

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Post by Angler Dangler » Fri Sep 08 2017 19:42

Wes12 wrote:
The last few set ups I've had were marine, spent god knows how many thousands on them over the years just for the odd tang to get white spot and wipe the tank out in the end it was just stressing me out too much and got shut, I have been thinking lately to get another tho.
The marine side of things scares me tbh, as well as the prices. I know nothing tropical can compare with with tropical for looks etc, I do occasionally think of going marine. Is it a nightmare in terms of upkeep, husbandry and commitment ?

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Post by Andrew Croft » Fri Sep 08 2017 20:08

Gotbin to it few years ago. Kept roach and rudd and a tench for 3 years.

Lost a little interest in it so all ive got the now are some weather loach and a banjo catfish. Its in limbo just now but looking to try roach again. Tried at start of summer and dumped about 8 in, too much too soon i think. All got fungal infection and died.
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Post by Wes12 » Fri Sep 08 2017 20:11

Angler Dangler wrote:
Wes12 wrote:
The last few set ups I've had were marine, spent god knows how many thousands on them over the years just for the odd tang to get white spot and wipe the tank out in the end it was just stressing me out too much and got shut, I have been thinking lately to get another tho.
The marine side of things scares me tbh, as well as the prices. I know nothing tropical can compare with with tropical for looks etc, I do occasionally think of going marine. Is it a nightmare in terms of upkeep, husbandry and commitment ?
It's very expensive setting it up , then having to make sure the fish are stocked in the right order because a lot are very territorial, then there's the tangs which look really nice but can be a nightmare with white spot.but when everything s running well with the corals in and the led lights on, there's nothing better.

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Post by Wes12 » Fri Sep 08 2017 20:13

Andrew Croft wrote:
Gotbin to it few years ago. Kept roach and rudd and a tench for 3 years.

Lost a little interest in it so all ive got the now are some weather loach and a banjo catfish. Its in limbo just now but looking to try roach again. Tried at start of summer and dumped about 8 in, too much too soon i think. All got fungal infection and died.
Get some pihrana in or snakeheads, soon liven things up.

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Post by Kev Berry » Fri Sep 08 2017 20:24

had a 6 x 2 x 2tank, kept all sorts in it

best was a 1lb jack (that grew to 1-12) brilliant watching him and the way he would chase fish, wouldn't eat deads though

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Post by Daniel » Fri Sep 08 2017 20:58

I have kept marines, malawi, and freshwater tropical. For many years I kept and bred south and central american cichlids. Big central americans have always been my favourite area but due to their need for big tanks and the running costs that go with that I sold up when the recession hit.
These days I just keep the 5x2x2 community set up above, it holds a nice variety of fish and there is always something to watch happening somewhere, be it a little dispute over an area or something has paired up and began spawning.

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Post by brian donnelly » Fri Sep 08 2017 21:16

I can't see anything above Daniel :scratch: :shrug:
Above all, I would like to be remembered as a man who was selfless, who strove and worried so that others could share the glory,and who built up a family of people who could hold their heads up high and say 'We're Liverpool'.
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Post by Daniel » Fri Sep 08 2017 21:23

brian donnelly wrote:
I can't see anything above Daniel :scratch: :shrug:
Bloody photobucket have blocked the pictures.
Will try and upload them tomorrow.

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Post by phil.c » Fri Sep 08 2017 21:33

Daniel wrote:
brian donnelly wrote:
I can't see anything above Daniel :scratch: :shrug:
Bloody photobucket have blocked the pictures.
Will try and upload them tomorrow.
Only if you pay them £300 I think it is..
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Post by Wes12 » Fri Sep 08 2017 21:35

I just clicked on it and the pics came up, sent me to safari on my iPhone

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Post by Angler Dangler » Sat Sep 09 2017 08:46

Kev Berry wrote:
had a 6 x 2 x 2tank, kept all sorts in it

best was a 1lb jack (that grew to 1-12) brilliant watching him and the way he would chase fish, wouldn't eat deads though
Awesome. I live very close to a well known aquatics shop.... There's always the desire to keep buying :shrug:

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Post by Barbelist » Sat Sep 09 2017 14:48

For me, always seemed to have fish about the house - 6x2x2 coral reef in the living room....a fair sized pond in the back garden as well

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Post by cookiesdaughtersdad » Sat Sep 09 2017 15:04

Barbelist wrote:
For me, always seemed to have fish about the house - 6x2x2 coral reef in the living room....a fair sized pond in the back garden as well

Paul
If we are getting all sizeish like that me ole mucker, Ill see your 6x2x2 tank and pond and raise you a 56 acre lake in the front garden and a 10 acre marina in the back garden....

(that you are always welcome to fish face)

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Post by brian donnelly » Sat Sep 09 2017 19:31

Ye big show off :smile: :thumbs:
Above all, I would like to be remembered as a man who was selfless, who strove and worried so that others could share the glory,and who built up a family of people who could hold their heads up high and say 'We're Liverpool'.
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Post by Mully » Sun Sep 10 2017 02:48

Heres my 55L Cube set up. No Co2 just a few drops of tropica fertiliser. Currently have 3 zebra nerite snails and a few tetras knocking about. All the plants have grown since the photo.
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Post by Barbelist » Sun Sep 10 2017 07:34

cookiesdaughtersdad wrote:
Barbelist wrote:
For me, always seemed to have fish about the house - 6x2x2 coral reef in the living room....a fair sized pond in the back garden as well

Paul
If we are getting all sizeish like that me ole mucker, Ill see your 6x2x2 tank and pond and raise you a 56 acre lake in the front garden and a 10 acre marina in the back garden....

(that you are always welcome to fish face)

Cheers Alan
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