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  1. Default Returned to fish a few monthes ago


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    I was pretty hardcore into fish when I was 16 now I am 36. I started off slow then went down that Oscar road not knowing how big they get I had 2 Oscars, a Pleco and a Clown Loaches. The 12" clown lived 6 years and got icked. The 1 Oscar died soon after that and the pleco grew to be 4 1/2 foot long nose to end of tail and he just got out of control. I donated him to the Pittsburgh Zoo where I'm told he still lives...20 years not to shabby. The Oscar stayed with my parents with a small pleco they bought for about another 4 years and died of some unknown disease. I picked up the tank and put it in storage and when I moved to my own place I brought it with me. 10 years now after my last fish died I am back into this. My girl believes its a coping mechanism as I started back up after we returned home from my fathers funeral. I disagree but whatever. During my time I've done cichlids, tetras, bettas, one of my favorites elephant-noses and many other things.

    I broke out the 29g tank and cycled the thing and got up in running to a complete mess. (Sorry fish) I then got thing going good and was going well when I figured this just won't do. Did some wheeling and dealing on craigslist and secured a 75 and 55 with stands for a few action figures. I got the 75 cycled and while doing so my girl fell in love with a Blue Crayfish at Petco. Needless to say I cycled a 10 gallon which now houses Darnell the Crabman and 2 "feeder" fish.

    So what I got in my 75 -

    1 Blue Gourami/1 Opaline Gourami (Currently in Mating Tank)
    6 Black Skirt Tetras
    6 Red-Eye Tetra
    5 Gold Barbs
    2 Zebra Loaches
    1 Spotted 1 Striped Raphael
    5 Misc. Corys

    Temporary Residents - (holding for a friend who is currently in the hospital)
    5 Neon Tetra
    2 Black Mollies (Looks like more coming)
    Bastard Skunk Loach that I wanna punt out the window

    Cycling up the 29 to put these ones in.

    Soooo thats me.

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    Welcome to the forum

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    pizza for all.  I finished my book today!!! - fishmommie thank you for your help and advice - showmebutterfly Even Monday's are better with severum - showmebutterfly Merry Christmas - steeler58 Here's to the holidays! - Slaphppy7 
    Happy holidays! - rebecca_finny Merry Christmas (Santa Loves Pie) ;-) - Taurus Happy Christmas! - Slaphppy7 Good to see you here again... - Slaphppy7 Figured you needed a little one to go with all those big guys - fishmommie 

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    Welcome! The fish bug rebit me at a time when I was at a low too. Started by rescuing a few gold fish and ended with over 5k gallons of tanks. Then moved them and happened back into over 1k gallons now. Looks like you need to define your cory school as they are schoolers too but it looks like you are trying to make the right decisions on the fish.

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    Hello and Welcome to the AC.
    ask ?'s and change some water pair of JD's and loving it.

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    Thanks for the nomination :) - steeler58 Thanks 4 help - pRED T.G.I.F.! - Slaphppy7 T.G.I.F. - showmebutterfly Thanks for sharing your knowledge! - Silbar 
    Happy Easter - fishmommie You stumped me! - Slaphppy7 Congrats on 5,000 posts! - Slaphppy7 For your 3 year anniversary - Boundava Here's to three great years ;-) - steeler58 
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    welcomewave.gif to the AC!!!
    My 75 gal Journal & My Dual 29 gal Journal
    75 gal - Pristella Tetras, Scissortail Rasboras, Neon Dwarf Rainbowfish, Leopard & Zebra Danios, Wild Caught BNP
    29 gals - Left Tank - Diamond Tetras. Right Tank - Harlequin Rasboras, Peacock Gudgeons
    Future 40 Long - Panda Garras & Glowlight Danios

    "Life isn't about waiting for the storm to pass....it's about learning to dance in the rain"

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    10,000 posts! - Slaphppy7 It is a delight to see you! - RiversGirl Thanks for the rep! - Anders247 T.G.I.F. - cm12setx TGIF, you are sorely missed! - Slaphppy7 
    Happy 3 year anniversary - fishmommie Happy Anniversary to the BEST terta guy I know! - Taurus Happy 3rd! - Rue No Message - Boundava For your 3 year anniversary - Boundava 
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    Welcome to the Forum, like Sandz I would rethink your Cory school a bit, otherwise it looks like you know what your doing.
    Perfection is not attainable, but if we chase perfection we can catch excellence.
    Once you learn to quit, it becomes a habit.
    -Vince Lombardi

    “Be more concerned with your character than your reputation, because your character is what you really are, while your reputation is merely what others think you are.” ― John Wooden
    Sandy Hook Elementary......Lest We Forget
    See my profile for my tanks and what fish I keep

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    the cories were rescues 2 albino, 1 julii, 1 sterbai, and 1 Agassiz they school together now after the Albinos had an identity crisis and swam up top with the Blue gourami for a few weeks.

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    Merry Christmas - Northernguy A recruit for your piggy army - MuckyFish Piggy Sentry for your Piggy Army hopefully they help you not lose brakes. - MuckyFish beer for the birthday boy - Lady Hobbs For it’s medicinal properties, cheers and get well soon - Cliff 
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    Welcome to the AC...
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    You're getting old when you get the same sensation from a rocking chair that you once got from a roller coaster.

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    Welcome to the forum
    If you take your time to do the research FIRST, you can successfully set-up and keep ANY type of aquarium with ease.
    "Not using a quarantine tank is like playing Russian roulette. Nobody wins the game, some people just get to play longer than others." - Anthony Calfo
    Fishless Cycle Cycling with Fish Marine Aquarium Info [URL="http://saltwater.aquaticcommunity.com/"]

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    welcome to the ac~
    30 g FW planted:corys, ABNP, blue angel, harleys, zebra danios, apple & nerite snails
    15 g FW planted:crown tail betta, neons, pygmy cory, clown pleco,apple & nerite snails
    90 g FW planted:congos, rainbows, roseline sharks, swordtails, ottos,krib pair, ABNP, peppered cories, apple snails
    90 Gal Journal: http://bit.ly/1vC7gVX
    fishless cycling: http://bit.ly/1DARf3T
    fish in cycling: http://bit.ly/1ILvcfp

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