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    Today, 01:22 PM
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    Go ahead and remove the account. There seems to be no other solution since the forum software won't actually send a password recovery email. Thanks.
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    Bump. Any ideas? Thanks.
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    09-03-2014, 12:02 AM
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    I'm just getting back into this after many years. Back in the day, we used undergravel filters to good advantage. Now, I read some people hating...
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    Speaking of cleaning tanks. Avoid alcohol on acrylic. It can make it craze. I've always wondered how well any acrylic tank can hold up. The...
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    09-01-2014, 11:37 PM
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    09-01-2014, 01:03 PM
    jsigmo replied to a thread New here. in Introduce yourself
    I am in the US. I still can't log onto this site from anything but this little tablet, and only using Tapatalk. If and when the forum responds...
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    09-01-2014, 12:12 PM
    jsigmo replied to a thread ideas??? in Plecos
    I've heard that rays get pretty big, so you may need a larger tank, too. :)
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    08-29-2014, 11:29 PM
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    08-29-2014, 10:45 PM
    This is an interesting thread touching on a subject I need to study, too. If I remember correctly, if it's tempered glass, it can be a lot thinner...
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    08-29-2014, 10:20 PM
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    The house already burned down, thus no replies from the OP. :) Suckered in by a zombie thread! Hah!
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    08-29-2014, 08:25 PM
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    08-29-2014, 07:39 AM
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    I don't know what they all are. :) At one point, I tried to identify them, and thought they were two kinds of "minnows". But I need to look...
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    08-29-2014, 05:57 AM
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    Thanks, everyone. We can't rescue all of the fish that make it into the filters. And a lot of them are killed going through the pumps. But many...
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    08-29-2014, 12:47 AM
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    Excellent info! I may have to try a few. There are lots of them in this concrete intake structure, and at times they congregate in the shallow,...
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    08-28-2014, 09:22 PM
    jsigmo replied to a thread LED Strip DIY Project. in General Aquarium Forum
    Why, I remember lighting my first tank with a carbide lantern! ;)
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    08-28-2014, 09:18 PM
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    08-28-2014, 09:06 PM
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    Hello, everyone. I'm new to this forum. I'm just getting back into aquarium-keeping after many years away from it. What's got me interested...
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About SkinnyChicken
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Perth, Western Australia
Interests:
Reading, PS3/PC gaming, soccer.
Occupation:
I write stuff on a computer that my wife tells me is too boring to talk to anyone about.
About Me:
I'm an Englishman who's been living in Australia now for over 5 years with his wife and two children.
Music:
American, English and Scandinavian Rock music.
Movies:
Usually horror, SC-FI, or action flicks!
Who I'd like to meet:
Bruce Dickinson
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Currently (and for the 2nd time) 'Jonathan Strange And Mr Norrell' By Susanna Clarke.
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Paul Stanley from Kiss
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Entourage, Bones, Moonlight, Merlin and Ghost Whisperer.
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University Degree
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There's heaps of useful stuff and interesting people here!!
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2
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I was born in a smallish town in the North West of England.
Aquarium 1:
80g (300L) freshwater community discus tank. Running an Eheim canister.
Aquarium 2:
18g (60L) Lake Tanganyika inspired tank. Running an Eheim canister.
Aquarium 3:
10g (38L) - 2 male Betta Splendens (Crowntails) - Optimus Prime and Megatron.
typeof:
Freshwater
Rest of Your Aquariums:
Pond (350-450g) - 10 Goldfish, Comets, Shebumpkins and 2 Yabbies.
How I got started with aquariums.:
One day I woke up and just decided to get myself off to the internet and do some research, the rest is history. Plus, my dearly departed dad once had a community tank when I was young and he never seemed happier, except when trying to clean under his UG filter of course :(
Favorite fish:
Discus and my Multies
Fish I have bred:
Guppies - lots of them - though to honest, not many survived :(
Why I like fish::
a) I don't like dogs. b) Fish don't need to be walked. c) The dog forum was dull.
Best advice:
Nobody expects the Spanish Inquisition!
Other pets:
2 children; Raven (born 2006), Conor (born 2001)

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You can have it done good, cheap, and fast. Pick any two.
80g (300L) - Discus, Silver Dollars, Corys, Kuhlis, Zebras, Bristlenose Plecs, Flying Foxes, Bumblebee Gobies, Bolivian Rams and a Whiptail Catfish.
18g (60L) - Lake Tanganyika tank with 3 Neolamprologus multifasciatus and 13 Neon Tetras.
10g (38L) - 2 male Betta Splendens (Crowntails) - Optimus Prime & Megatron
Pond (350-450g) - 9 Goldfish, Comets, Shebumpkins & 2 Yabbies.
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  1. Welcome back!!!

  2. Poor bastard.. Have a nip for the pain..

  3. Love your discus

  4. A blueram for you sir!!!!!

  5. more discus for you

  6. wonderful photos



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