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    My little fish tank.

    Just took a video of my 210 gallon tank. It's not the best quality but still thought I would share. Here is a link to the video.

    Here are a couple of pictures.


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    Very nice. What type of cyclids do you have?

    Makes me want to get a cyclid tank going again. Had an amazing Oscar about a decade ago that I had trained to jump out of the water for its food.

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    The biggest fish is a bully.

    Every passing minute is another chance to turn it all around.

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    Beautiful!

    I'm rather curious as to the types of fish flying around in there - more specifically the brilliant orange one. In my more long range plans, I want another cichlid tank - and know what I want as I've scouted them out the past several years at some local shops - and they are mainly listed as "African Cichlids".

    <snicker> wow - how ambiguous!

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    Quote Originally Posted by fuzzbox View Post
    The biggest fish is a bully.
    Cichlids tend to be "ambitious".

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    The largest fish isn't a cichlid, it is a giant gourami. The orange fish is a Amphilophus Lyonsi (red devil). I also have a Cryptoheros Cutteri , a Amphilophus Hogaboomurus, two neets, a black belt, a large common pleco (about 20"), five silver dollars. All of the cichlids and viejas are either wild caught or first generation. I purchased them from Jeff Rapps at www.tangledupincichlids.com. It's amazing how much money high quality fish cost.
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    Your giant gourami is gorgeous and huge! I thought it was a cichlid until I saw the long fins.

    That's a very nice assortment of fish!

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    Don't let Jsharr come near your tank. There's a lot of birthdays this month.


    Looking at that vid brings back when I had my tank. It really soothed me, watching them before I went to sleep. It was very relaxing for me.
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    Quote Originally Posted by LowCel View Post
    The largest fish isn't a cichlid, it is a giant gourami. The orange fish is a Amphilophus Lyonsi (red devil). I also have a Cryptoheros Cutteri , a Amphilophus Hogaboomurus, two neets, a black belt, a large common pleco (about 20"), five silver dollars. All of the cichlids and viejas are either wild caught or first generation. I purchased them from Jeff Rapps at www.tangledupincichlids.com. It's amazing how much money high quality fish cost.
    WOW! Awesome Gourami!!

    And yeah, good quality fish do cost.

    I tried my hand, during high school, at discus breeding. No success (too small of tanks actually). But did have a separate 40 gal with a pair of angelfish that did breed - and with a couple of tiny tots actually live out of the brood.

    hehe, and ran the gamut years later with this "new" fish (at the time) - convicts. Good lord I eventually had a lot of them! Fun first timer breeders though!



    Had some very nice breedable crown bettas till a couple days ago (grr, nasty BXXXXXX of a cat) - am continuing on my goal of a few things - one being eventually reenacting my 40 gal with a couple of those awesome orange cichlids. Made note of the name (of yours) too. Have always like cichlids and want to do it again. But not yet, not in a more permanent place at the moment - and boy I'm sooooo tired of moving and moving and finding temporary places for living things that need permanent places to live. Biding time ...

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    http://www.adana-usa.com/index.php?main_page=afa_home

    I want one of those. Looks so relaxing.

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    Your set up is nice! I was sooooo into fish when I was a bit younger! There was a time when I had two set ups, one 210 gallon salt water mini reef and one 200 gallon "Deleware River" set up! The mini reef had all the cool live rock, anenomies (with clown fish) Yellow Tangs, Purple Tangs, Queen Angels, Puffer fish, Snow Flake Eel, Snails, Ghost Shrimp, actinic day bulbs, metal halides, wet dry, skimmer, ultra violet steralizer, artifricial waves, all automatic! it was a sick set up! and the "Delaware" tank was made up of a background of wooden post and a sandy bottom with a bullcat, sunnys, a bass, minnows (that never really lasted that long! I even had a old dented up alluminum Pepsi can and three beer bottles along with a plastic human skull in there (to make the fish feel right at home!) same fitration as above minus skimmer. I get the urge to get back into it from time to time but I really like my terrariums
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    Quote Originally Posted by ilikebikes View Post
    I even had a old dented up alluminum Pepsi can and three beer bottles along with a plastic human skull in there (to make the fish feel right at home!)



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    Wow. Thats an amazing tank.
    Heres my boys...

    The silk plants are temporary. The barely seen tank on the left is a 4th betta. More fishy pictures on request.

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    Quote Originally Posted by cnickgo View Post
    More fishy pictures on request.
    Photos?

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    Stevie flaring

    Ray (his tips are much more pink now, fins are growing out)

    B.B. (the OG. He has the 5 gallon not really in view)

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    and Petey (girlfriend's fish)


    My fish are named after some of my favorite artists. (B.B. King, Stevie Ray Vaughn, Ray Charles). We have had the crowntails for a couple weeks now, their color has really come out and Ray and Petey's fins are doing much better now that they are out of their death-cups.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Tude View Post
    one being eventually reenacting my 40 gal with a couple of those awesome orange cichlids. Made note of the name (of yours) too. Have always like cichlids and want to do it again.
    The red devil requires a minimum of 55 gallons to keep one. If you plan on keeping two of them you need at least a 125 gallon tank. I keep one in a 55 gallon tank by herself, she won't let anything else live in the tank. They are pretty aggressive, they are awesome though. My favorite fish.
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    Quote Originally Posted by cnickgo View Post
    Stevie flaring

    Ray (his tips are much more pink now, fins are growing out)

    B.B. (the OG. He has the 5 gallon not really in view)
    Stevie is absolutely stunning. I have not often seen bettas in such good shape (yes, because they've usually been in deathcups).

    You've got me thinking now .

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    effin cat (not mine, the roommate's)

    lost all my fish a couple days ago - and the old red (apache color) veiltail has been traumatized (he's 5 yrs old - and likes to be around other fish versus just having his tank sit all by itself) - so he hasn't eaten in about 3 days and just wants to hide way under a plant. I'll be lucky if he's alive when I come back Monday afternoon.

    Had a new black Crown with white tips, and had a pair I have been trying to get set up to breed - he a dark blue, nearly purple with black tips and she a big blue/green. Had the breeding tank set aside - another tank set up for the live food.

    Wanted to take a stab at breeding some of the nicer crowns I've been coming across (there are sooo many average to poor fish out there in the stores) - I happened to come across a shipment of about 35 fish the store brought in for a private breeder and he never picked them up. The quality of the fish far surpassed what you normally saw in the little bowls in the shelves.

    My next step was to make the purchase of a pair from a regular breeder - can be from $35/pair - $50/pair - and have seen some unusual color/double tail, etc at $125/pair (that's a little out of my league ). Have already been talking with some breeders.


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    Very nice.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Tude View Post
    effin cat (not mine, the roommate's)

    lost all my fish a couple days ago - and the old red (apache color) veiltail has been traumatized (he's 5 yrs old - and likes to be around other fish versus just having his tank sit all by itself) - so he hasn't eaten in about 3 days and just wants to hide way under a plant. I'll be lucky if he's alive when I come back Monday afternoon.

    Had a new black Crown with white tips, and had a pair I have been trying to get set up to breed - he a dark blue, nearly purple with black tips and she a big blue/green. Had the breeding tank set aside - another tank set up for the live food.

    Wanted to take a stab at breeding some of the nicer crowns I've been coming across (there are sooo many average to poor fish out there in the stores) - I happened to come across a shipment of about 35 fish the store brought in for a private breeder and he never picked them up. The quality of the fish far surpassed what you normally saw in the little bowls in the shelves.

    My next step was to make the purchase of a pair from a regular breeder - can be from $35/pair - $50/pair - and have seen some unusual color/double tail, etc at $125/pair (that's a little out of my league ). Have already been talking with some breeders.

    Sorry to hear the loss of the fish! Maybe a mirror would help old red in the meantime? Fish from a breeder would be awesome. I wish I had more in my area, I'm not very confident of the whole shipping fish ordeal.

    East Hill-- The divided 10 gallon is an easy and cheap way to have some happy bettas. You can find a tank w/the hood, light, and filter for $30 at wally-world. The dividers are easy and I can help you with that too.

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    I'm still working on trying to get a decent video. I think this one is better, only problem is the reflection of my shirt and the dining room table and chairs occasionally. This one shows the fish a little better. Anywho, what ya think?

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    One of our guppies had babies. We discovered this when we noticed one little guppy fry swimming around last night. He has survived until today, so maybe we are up to seven guppies. Time will tell. Guess I am going to have to invest in a baby net/tank thing.
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    Nice video. What are the dimensions of that tank?
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    It is 6' long, 24" front to back, 29" tall.
    I may be fat but I'm slow enough to make up for it.

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