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cocoa_pleco
02-12-2008, 04:51 AM
heres some new 90g pics. for filtration i will have 2 fluval FX5 going soon. right now i have one FX5, the old box filter (ditching once the bacteria gets to the FX5), and the emperor 280. the LFS here is having a sale, FX5 for $250, so after i get the new one i'll only have the 2 FX5. my lighting is a 2x54w T-5 previously used on my reef

stock- http://www.aquaticcommunity.com/fishpictures/showphoto.php?photo=1883&cat=500&ppuser=5296

the pics are crap quality, the fish are so fast. lol

all but the oscar and red devil will be moved to the 650g. i couldnt snap a pic of the pleco, upside down cat, or african knife since theyre all nocturnal

im also switching to black sand in a while

cocoa_pleco
02-12-2008, 04:51 AM
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jbeining75
02-12-2008, 04:52 AM
nice pacu and a nice sized Oscar

karbomb
02-12-2008, 04:54 AM
who's guy in the first post last pic?
he looks like a blue gill.
i like him.
and yay pacus!
they all look very handsome cocoa

cocoa_pleco
02-12-2008, 05:00 AM
first pic is the large pacu, second is the red devil, 3rd is the bloodparrot, 4th is the oscar, 5th is the severum, 6th is the tank, and seventh is the white convict. i cant get a pic of the baby pacu either, hes too fast.

Rue
02-12-2008, 05:09 AM
Nice! :thumb:

cocoa_pleco
02-12-2008, 05:10 AM
thanks!

i thought i would try the hide a ghost tube but noone cares about it, the red devil sometimes throws it for fun

karbomb
02-12-2008, 05:13 AM
baby pacus have a soft spot in my heart. too bad they turn into 1 1/2-2 ft monsters, otherwise i'd have a little one in my tank. i should tell you a funny story about my first pacus sometime if you like.
i guess the severum is the guy i was talking about, he is one nice looking fish.

cocoa_pleco
02-12-2008, 05:16 AM
i bought the severum, pacu Sr., pacu jr. and oscar beat up.

the severum had major HITH, i did 3 water changes a day and in a month it healed.

when i bought pacu sr. he was in a 20g long at the store and he was 5", he could barely move.

the baby pacu was in petsmart with like 30 other pacu in the tank and he had fin rot, so far its all healed.

the oscar was in a 15g cube just sitting laying depressed in some floating plants, and he was 6". the workers were astonished i actually wanted him

karbomb
02-12-2008, 05:19 AM
quite the fishatarian there cocoa. that is amazing. they all look very healthy. kudos!

cocoa_pleco
02-12-2008, 05:19 AM
thanks!!!!!!!!

spudbuds
02-12-2008, 05:56 AM
Nice pics cocoa. Thanks for sharing. That pacu is getting big and the oscar isn't too far behind. Very nice!

Tigerbarb
02-12-2008, 03:59 PM
WOW! Nice cichlids!!! I love the aquascape.

cocoa_pleco
02-13-2008, 03:34 AM
aquascape was pretty cheap actually, the driftwood totaled at $20 from aquagiant, and the rocks totaled $70 from big als

doug z
02-13-2008, 04:10 AM
Wow..

Looks good!!!

Bassfan
02-13-2008, 05:34 AM
Tank looks great. I like the oscar.

country_boy454
02-13-2008, 07:42 AM
Tank looks awesome!

squirt_12
02-13-2008, 08:38 PM
looks great cocoa thumbs2:
love the way you have everything :thumb:

cocoa_pleco
02-14-2008, 04:11 AM
thanks!!!

i think im gonna grab another canister filter friday, just a $150 200g rated one from aquagiant, that way i have one canister filter in left, one in the middle, and one in the right

cocoa_pleco
04-23-2008, 01:00 AM
its been a while since ive updated, heres the right side of the tank

Halelorf
04-23-2008, 02:37 AM
Looks awesome!

Demjor19
04-23-2008, 04:08 PM
looks great! i love the red devil and pacu. enjoy the pacu while it's a baby...it doesnt last long.

cocoa_pleco
04-23-2008, 08:52 PM
lol, pacu-zilla is as grower, he was only 4" in october when i bought him out of a 20g, now hes 10"

the baby one that was 2" from 3 months ago is 6" now, theyre almost ready for the 650g

Demjor19
04-23-2008, 09:00 PM
lol, pacu-zilla is as grower, he was only 4" in october when i bought him out of a 20g, now hes 10"

the baby one that was 2" from 3 months ago is 6" now, theyre almost ready for the 650g

i cant wait to see them in the 650!!! my g/f and i rescued a pacu from a 55 gallon tank and its temporarily residing in our 180 until we get everything ready to upgrade again.

cocoa_pleco
04-23-2008, 09:10 PM
my pacus are crazy though, at petsmart someone wanted to buy ALL of the feeder goldfish, so i figured i would grab 6 and throw them in my 90g, a warmwater tank is better than letting them die. threw them in, within 20 seconds both pacu went and ate most of them, 1 survived and its in a seperate tank

Demjor19
04-24-2008, 12:03 AM
i try to avoid feeders, but a few every once in a while shouldnt hurt. we feed ours grapes, mango, nuts, tomatos, bananas, pellets, and shrimp. they eat like it's going out of style.

cocoa_pleco
04-24-2008, 02:05 AM
yep, they get grapes and all of that, dunno why they went after the feeders, they were meant as pets. lol