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Mindemae
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"THE BEACH"
« on: November 09, 2010, 06:23:22 PM »

Ok, spent all day setting up the new 29g tank for Tony and the rest of the gang....1 Golden Gourami, 8 zebra danios, 1 Pleco, and 1 pictus catfish. Smiley
It needs tweaking and I have some more plants in quarantine and I'm thinking of adding a few aquarium safe shells, and possible a vintage mermaid statue?  Smiley
I'll add more pictures as I tweak and change things a bit. Wink
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« Reply #1 on: November 09, 2010, 07:27:50 PM »

Oh yeah forgot poor Tigger, my other clown loach.
He will be joining the bunch soon after he's over quarantine.  Tony LOVES that lighthouse.  He squeezes into it and that's his new house/hidey hole! Cheesy
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« Reply #2 on: November 10, 2010, 01:18:23 AM »

Whoah your tank actually does look exactly like the beach lol good job.
I love your background it looks great Smiley
I'm surprised your clown loach can fit in the light house  Shocked it must be a tight fit!
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« Reply #3 on: November 10, 2010, 02:48:43 AM »

Sweet! Smiley I support the idea of shells!! I say, you should wait until you've got them and the plants in place and then see if the mermaid is needed. But that's a very nice idea too Smiley
It's really beautiful already! Cheesy
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« Reply #4 on: November 10, 2010, 02:53:13 AM »

Wow, Mide, this looks really beautiful, just like a beach.  Smiley
It is so relaxing, I LOVE IT.
And so does Tony & Tigger and the rest of the gang.  Smiley  Smiley  Smiley
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« Reply #5 on: November 10, 2010, 07:45:43 AM »

LOL!~ Thanx guyz.
Hey I was actually thinking of adding some sound when people come over...like waves crashing, haha seagulls crying. Wink
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« Reply #6 on: November 10, 2010, 05:03:04 PM »

Yeah, why not, sure in this tank you can choose a better program than on the telly, lol, sit in front of it watch it and have a cool stubbie while listening to waves and seagulls.

A few aquarium safe shells would be very nice.

Loaches love the tight fit Grin
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« Reply #7 on: November 10, 2010, 09:10:03 PM »

Is that stripey one a clown loach?? Ahh my friend has a couple of them and they are very slow growers, his are still pretty much the same size as when he brought them. They are very cute and probably my second favourite in his tank after his bristle nose Tongue

Tank looks lovely, Tony is a lucky fishie to have been accidentally brought by you haha  Cheesy
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« Reply #8 on: November 10, 2010, 10:47:50 PM »

Thanx Andrea! Smiley
Yep, that "stripey" guy is the clown loach. Wink
Now I'll have 2 .... Tigger and Tony.  Cheesy
When were at Petsmart my husband wanted the elctric blue Cichlid!
Ha! I said no way!  I could see him chasing everyone in the tank and chomping a few heads or fins off!
Best to stick with the peaceful tank mates. Grin
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« Reply #9 on: November 10, 2010, 11:42:08 PM »

Wow what a great set up Minde!!! It's so pretty Cheesy So this is the fish that hitched a ride in a log? or did I dream that??? aging what can ya do LOL! Anyhoo, your fish are real beauties and you must be so pleased! You mentioned quarantine for plants, how do you do that? Does that remove any bugs or snails and crap that might have mingled with them in the store? I so want to get live plants for the new tank too so any info would be awesome! Sit back and enjoy - it's gorgeous!
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« Reply #10 on: November 10, 2010, 11:45:00 PM »

LMAO!!! I missed that last line about your husband wanting an electric blue Cichlid and heads and potentially fins being 'chomped' off!!! ROTFLMAO Grin
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« Reply #11 on: November 11, 2010, 12:16:24 AM »

 Grin LOL!  I know... husbands!! Right?  They always want the "manly" fish!  If he had his way we probably would have brought home an oscar or piranna! Wink   Heh...I only brought him along to play undertaker and carry "the body" (dead goldfish) into the store  Cheesy Shhhhhhhh! Don't tell him! LOL! Cheesy
Yeah the "stripey" fish was the one that hitched a ride home with us in a piece of driftwood! Smiley
You didn't dream it! Smiley

I have to say, I bought the packaged live plants this time.  They are by Topfin at Petsmart and supposedly sterilized, pre-quarantined and snail free!!!  I was very pleased.  First time I bought them too and for $3.99 I was surprised that 1 pkg had 4 plants in it instead of just one!  What a deal!!  The plants are very healthy.  This probably the better way to go! Smiley
If I would buy any plants out of the tank, I would put them in a quarantine tank, container for at least a week!  last time I rinsed them and put them right in my tank as I always did in the past and a few days later my fish broke out in ich!  Had to treat the whole tank!  What a nightmare that was.  I sure learned my lesson! Smiley
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« Reply #12 on: November 11, 2010, 12:38:12 AM »

my 'fins and/or vent' is sealed  Cheesy  my older brother is like that with the fish he has had - gotta be the most badass kind out there - too funny! that is awesome about the plants will definetly check that out and be careful about adding them immediately thanks for the info Smiley
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« Reply #13 on: November 11, 2010, 01:03:08 AM »

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When were at Petsmart my husband wanted the elctric blue Cichlid!  Shocked


Minde, get another tank for your hubby and add a few cichlids, blues and yellows, sand, some nice rocks... you can give it a look of a marine tank... if we get another one I think we'll have a cichlid one...  Grin   Grin  Grin
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« Reply #14 on: November 11, 2010, 01:23:28 AM »

I am definitely having an oscar Smiley Or some lovely Tanganyika cichlids. Always wanted them! And there's this tank for sale.... Wink
400 L with decor and everything, ex-cichlid tank Grin I believe the whole package was around 800, so I'm waiting for it to firstly, get cheaper, and secondly, for me to afford it xD

I love those African cichlid tanks Smiley Even though there are barely any plants in their environment, you can make such beautiful aqua scapes only with rockwork! Smiley
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« Reply #15 on: November 11, 2010, 01:51:55 AM »

Awesome! Wink
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« Reply #16 on: November 11, 2010, 08:15:06 AM »

Oh my gosh you guyz are enablers!!LOL!
Haha what are fish friends for eh? Wink
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« Reply #17 on: November 12, 2010, 04:12:03 AM »

If only you lived over here Nossie, I know someone who has and breeds Oscars! Those are some crazy fish haha  Cheesy
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« Reply #18 on: November 12, 2010, 07:20:23 AM »

Oh myyy!! He must have some wonderful fish Smiley I saw one in the shop around here a few months ago, I went nuts! Cheesy
The hard part is finding tank mates for him >>
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« Reply #19 on: November 12, 2010, 02:42:52 PM »

I just saw the craziest picture! Smiley
A big old oscar and a big old telescope eyed goldfish living together as friends!! Shocked
I would have thought the oscar would have had the goldfish for lunch! Undecided
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« Reply #20 on: November 12, 2010, 04:20:01 PM »

Yeah, as cute as the Oscars are, they're not the best playmates >> But I guess, if he got used to having the telescope fish around... Smiley

Could you show a link to the pic? Cheesy
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« Reply #21 on: November 12, 2010, 05:48:22 PM »

I honestly cannot remember!
I was just browsing the internet, came across I believe a forum, didn't join but it had pictures.
If I come across it again I will post it.
Now you have me wondering where I saw it..... Wink
HaHa! did I dream it? LOL!  Cheesy
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« Reply #22 on: November 12, 2010, 05:55:48 PM »

Oh brother! I had to think hard...was looking for replacement parts for the fluval to upgrade it and came across the picture posted on petsmart site!
Well here it is! Cheesy
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« Reply #23 on: November 13, 2010, 01:22:18 AM »

Wow that's crazy!!! The guy I know who has Oscars fed them goldfish once, they are known goldfish eaters! He never did it again cause he felt bad which is good. It's actually my boyfriend's brother and he lives in a little apartment with his partner, baby and lots of tanks. I'll have to get some photos for you guys and find out what the Oscar's tank mates are Smiley
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« Reply #24 on: November 13, 2010, 04:18:49 AM »

Minde: Oh, that's so cute! Smiley And that Oscar is incredible! Smiley I love the fiery markings they have!

Andrea: Please get some! Smiley I'd love to see! Cheesy
By the way, one thing just hit me, feeding goldfish = feeders to predatory cichlids or something isn't a very good idea I'd say... since the feeder goldies are usually full of disease, which would most likely introduce something creepy into the tank |:
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« Reply #25 on: November 13, 2010, 09:02:29 AM »

You know it's very weird but I had Blossom in with the clown loach and he didn't get sick at all.  Not even a speck of ich!
Maybe tropicals have different disease resistants to some disease goldfish get and vise versa?  Smiley
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« Reply #26 on: November 13, 2010, 09:06:11 AM »

Do you know I was just reading about fish diseases and do you know you can actually contract Tuberculosis from your fish if they have it Huh  That's kinda scary! Smiley  I'll be going to the petshop and asking"do you test your fish for TB?  Wink
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« Reply #27 on: November 13, 2010, 01:14:09 PM »

That could be it... but if you read that "Manual on Fish Health" yet, it says there that fish can aquire diseases from eating contaminated dead fish? In other words... it's like eating the infection, and I'm pretty sure that it's not healthy! Even if they won't get sick right away, there's always the risk! By the way, yes, I did hear that humans can get TB from fish, but rather from open wounds on your hands if you touch the tank water Smiley
Humans can carry the TB infection without getting the TB disease as well so you can infect others... because of your fish o_o
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« Reply #28 on: November 13, 2010, 01:28:04 PM »

Do oscars need a heater in their tank?
Our grocery store had this big huge oscar in a tank up on their shelf for years!!!(Not for sale)
I knew a guy once that raised cichlids and he fed them goldfish too! Smiley
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« Reply #29 on: November 13, 2010, 05:30:23 PM »

Very pretty BEACH Smiley

I think cichlids would be great to have, but I'm not ready for them yet.  There's this really amazing fish store I was just in, called Aquarium Adventure.  They had 2 gorgeous wall tanks that were about 10' long x 5' tall, full of very colorful cichlids that were at about 1 foot long.  It was so nice, and they must have had a couple hundred tanks with fish for sale.

As for TB and other diseases, my hands get really dry in the winter so I bought a pair of aquarium gloves just in case I need them.  I haven't used them yet, but I thought they would also help on the days where I keep putting on tons of hand lotion, so the lotion doesn't get in the tank.
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