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  • cluce20's Avatar
    Yesterday, 04:13 PM
    I appreciate all of your comments regarding this new project. I think you are right about the foam causing issues when I sprinkle the sand on it, I...
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    12-17-2014, 03:09 AM
    I agree with gronlaura, a black background will definitely help make everything in the tank pop more. And then a general guideline of tank decorating...
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    12-17-2014, 03:03 AM
    cluce20 replied to a thread What is this? in Beginner Freshwater
    Kinda looks like you might just have a little bit of a protein film on the surface of the water. A little more surface agitation should help if that...
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    12-15-2014, 05:58 AM
    So you are saying that ANY latex based masonry sealer (without mold/mildew inhibitors of course) will work? Because my plan was to just use the...
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    12-15-2014, 01:41 AM
    cluce20 replied to a thread Hi! in Introduce yourself
    Welcome! I am new to the site still too, and rather young compared to most on here, but I am very happy with my decision to join. I know you will be...
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    12-14-2014, 10:46 PM
    cluce20 replied to a thread Low Light Planted aquarium in Plants
    I have a small 17 gallon with regular incandescent bulbs and I have hornwort, java moss, and java ferns growing beautifully. The tank is heated, so I...
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    12-14-2014, 10:26 PM
    I do have a few places to retreat to when I begin construction. When I was in high school I did a project on custom aquarium caves and I used...
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    12-13-2014, 02:22 AM
    Your background looks awesome!! Thank you very much for all of the information, I greatly appreciate it. I am hoping to begin my background in a...
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    12-12-2014, 04:46 AM
    Thanks for the link :) I like that style of background for cichlids, but I am going for more of a riverbank style. Got some ideas on how to color a...
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    12-12-2014, 02:08 AM
    Hey everyone, So, as some of you may know, I recently acquired a 55 gallon tank. I am wanting to eventually put my discus in it and I would really...
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    12-07-2014, 03:34 PM
    cluce20 replied to a thread Discus Aggression in Discus
    If/when I do get the 55 set up, I plan on only doing the discus. Since having my discus, I have never kept anything with them other than small...
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    12-06-2014, 02:07 AM
    cluce20 replied to a thread Discus Aggression in Discus
    Alright, thanks guys. Currently I have a 55 gallon with all the fixin's that I recently picked up, but that is going to be the extent of how big of a...
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    12-05-2014, 05:43 AM
    cluce20 replied to a thread Discus Aggression in Discus
    I originally started out with the two blues in the 37 gallon. Aggression began around this same time of year, bought the pair of marlboro reds to...
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    12-04-2014, 05:49 PM
    cluce20 started a thread Discus Aggression in Discus
    Hey everyone, So I currently have four discus total: 1 Blue Cobalt, 1 Blue Turquoise, and 2 Marlboro Red. The two blues are in a 37 gallon by...
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    12-01-2014, 04:11 AM
    I would have to agree with Cliff, I definitely like darker substrates because they seem to bring out the colors of fish better. I like black...
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    11-29-2014, 02:09 AM
    The heaters just kick on a little more often, but not usually too much of a noticeable difference. The heaters in my discus tanks are on a little...
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    11-28-2014, 04:39 AM
    Thats what I was thinking, its just hard for me to get rid of tanks lol.... I like to keep my options open for future tank possibilities lol. Thanks...
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    11-27-2014, 06:59 PM
    Hey everyone, So, Tuesday morning I picked up a 55 gallon tank with stand, lights, filter, heater, air pump, gravel, and decor all for FREE!!! I...
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About cluce20
Toledo, Ohio
Aquarium keeping, kayaking, fishing, golfing, tennis
Fish and Reptile Specialist at Pet Finatics LLC.
About Me:
My name is Clay and I am 20 years old. I work at a privately owned pet store in Oregon, Ohio and am working on finishing my Associate's Degree in Biology. I have been keeping fish tanks on my own for about 10 years and have 4 years of aquarium management schooling and approximately 3 years of professional experience regarding aquariums.
I enjoy almost every kind of rock music.
I enjoy almost any type of movie. Big movie buff.
Who I'd like to meet:
Someone influential
Anything written by Dean Koontz
My family
Not much
Got GF / BF
In College
Why do you like AC Tropical Fish:
Excellent source of information
Reno Beach
Aquarium 1:
50 gallon with tetra 60 HOB filter containing a 12 inch jaguar cichlid, 8 inch common pleco, and a 2 inch green sunfish (just for fun)
Aquarium 2:
26 gallon bow front with Aqueon 30 HOB filter with 3 angelfish, and one pleco
Aquarium 3:
15 gallon with undergravel filter with two 2-inch Red devil X Jaguar hybrids
Rest of Your Aquariums:
I also have a 37 gallon discus tank, a 30 gallon breeding tank with a pair of marlboro red discus, a 20 gallon turtle tank, a 10 gallon african clawed frog tank, a 20 gallon tank with fancy guppies (fun breeding), and a newly setup 17 gallon planted tank that houses, some panda corydoras catfish, a school of bloodfin tetras, one medium marbled angel, and a 1" longfin albino bristlenose pleco.
How I got started with aquariums.:
Ever since I was little I have always been fascinated by fish, but never had an aquarium until I was about ten. My first tank was a 10 gallon that I got from my grandpa. I stocked it with a couple of juvenile convicts that I got from a family in my neighborhood. My parents were completely naive when it came to fish tanks, so I was left to learn everything on my own.
Favorite fish:
Large, Aggressive South American Cichlids and Discus
Fish I have bred:
Convicts, Jaguars, Guppies, Discus, Angels
Why I like fish::
Fish are calm and generally peaceful animals that I can never learn enough about.
Best advice:
Always do research before acquiring new fish or setting up a tank, and always strive to learn as much as possible about the hobby.
Other pets:
Dogs, cats, ball python, brown anole, painted turtle


50g Jag tank - 37g discus tank - 30g discus breeding tank - 26g BF Angel tank - 20H guppy breeding tank - 20L turtle tank - 17g planted community tank - 10g clawed frog tank


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