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Fish talk
« on: September 03, 2008, 07:35:33 PM »
Anyone on this forum want to talk about their fresh water hobby?

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Re: Fish talk
« Reply #1 on: September 03, 2008, 09:09:46 PM »
nice tank. what lights do you have on your tank?
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Re: Fish talk
« Reply #2 on: September 03, 2008, 09:20:11 PM »
what substrate is best?

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Re: Fish talk
« Reply #3 on: September 03, 2008, 09:27:02 PM »
On the 55 I have 2 65 watt coralife 100 white. The 30 long has a standard strip with a 25 watt white fluorescent.

I use about 1 inch of play sand with about 2 inches of medium standard aquarium gravel on top.  Many others use a large assortment of special substrates for spectacular results.  I aim only to please myself so I keep things simple and economical, but I manage to do all right.
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Re: Fish talk
« Reply #4 on: September 04, 2008, 08:39:21 AM »
You bet....since all I have are freshwater tanks. Still havent worked up the nerve to try a reef.
Here is a link to my fishroom. At present I have 40 or so tanks and about 2500 gals of fish. Everything from cory cats to Venustus to Discus.

I am wanting to set up a Planted tank but it has been years since I last had one. What substrate are you using and would you recommend it ??

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Re: Fish talk
« Reply #5 on: September 04, 2008, 09:11:11 AM »
DO most people use the flourite type substrate?

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Re: Fish talk
« Reply #6 on: September 04, 2008, 09:25:07 AM »
Your fish room is amazing, do you sell your bred fish?  Do you have anymore pics of it.  Reef tanks are a pain in the butt. I have a 30g and spend 30 minutes to an hour everyday maintaining it. It really is amazing to see all the symbiosis that a reef tank can obtain.  It is worth it to me, but I don't know how long I could keep a reef tank going.  They just take so much TLC.

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Re: Fish talk
« Reply #7 on: September 04, 2008, 12:33:52 PM »
Picklefish........I use sand and gravel successfully, but others use more sophisticated substrates with amazing success.  I think the choice of which to use is up to what you wish to accomplish with plants.  I think I live near to you.  I would love to see your fantastic fish room.

Cnor.....The only thing I can say is that there are many varieties of substrate and many opinions as to what is best.  I like keeping things simple and low tech.

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Re: Fish talk
« Reply #8 on: September 11, 2008, 10:35:50 PM »
Nice tanks. I love the school of clown loaches.
For it is not 10,000 times I have tried and failed, but 10,000 ways I have found that have not worked.

38gal. Freshwater Planted Aquarium, 10gal. Freshwater Planted Aquarium.

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Re: Fish talk
« Reply #9 on: September 15, 2008, 03:45:51 PM »
Thanks much. That is one fish I would love to spawn. Going to put them all outside next summer in the biggest tub I can find. I have 2 300G Rubbermaid tubs but I have heard someone makes a 600G

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Re: Fish talk
« Reply #10 on: September 15, 2008, 11:47:15 PM »
AS far as I know, no one in the US has had any luck with the Clown Loaches.  The ones we see here come form the wild or the Asians.  It is rumored that they use hormones and or fish squeezing.  It would be interesting to put 10 or so adult Clowns (8 to 10 in long) in a large outdoor pond and see what happens.