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Old 02-14-2020, 03:03 PM   #1 (permalink)
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Any fish tank people?
I was just browsing them at the local store and thought they could be a nice piece for the house.

Iíve seen what work and cost salt water tanks have, so it would just be fresh water. Iím going to do some research when I get time tonight, but figured Iíd see what MCB was rocking first and if anyone thought it was a addition to their homes.
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Old 02-14-2020, 03:15 PM   #2 (permalink)
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Hit up Lurchness Monster. He's the fish whisperer around here.
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I have a 55gal with Rainbows, Rasboras and khuli loaches. THey are fun and low maintenance once it is established.

I've thought about another thank with Multi's (Shell Dwelling Cichlids)

Really do yourself a favor and make sure you have a lot of bacteria in what ever you do for a filter and understand that process before you dump fish in there.

Check out "King of DIY" on youtube.

Lastly, say goodbye to what little money your family and paintball left you with
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I have a 55gal with Rainbows, Rasboras and khuli loaches. THey are fun and low maintenance once it is established.

I've thought about another thank with Multi's (Shell Dwelling Cichlids)

Really do yourself a favor and make sure you have a lot of bacteria in what ever you do for a filter and understand that process before you dump fish in there.

Check out "King of DIY" on youtube.

Lastly, say goodbye to what little money your family and paintball left you with

Alright, I buy a Beta.

Thank you for input.
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LOL

I've had fun with it. I will say that my wife and I have different theories on fish tanks. She is currently winning so far (hence the thoughts of a second tank)

We currently have a pretty tank and large fish or various pretty colors that is great to look at and watch for a minute or two.
The other fish I am looking at though are supposed to just be fun to watch for long periods of time.

Here is a pic of my current tank and one of my favorite fish before it got into the big tank


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Old 02-14-2020, 03:26 PM   #6 (permalink)
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I'm an aquarium person, and I have been since I was a kid. I've had both fresh and salt through the years, but I almost exclusively keep salt tanks at this point.

I don't have a lot of wall space in my current home in my living room, which is where I like my tanks. So in my living room I have a nano 5 gallon tank that I'm slowly going to start putting coral in, and I am experimenting with a super nano tank made out of a cookie jar - this is in the early stages. My wife, who I got into the hobby when we were dating, is setting up a 55 gal fresh planted community tank in our bedroom. Not my favorite, but I am excited for the project anyway.

It might be my favorite hobby. I love having tanks in my home, and I have had them in basically every single place that I've lived. Fresh is a good place to start. Get good filtration, use a good substrate, and keep on top of keeping it clean. Decide what fish you like and do the research and go for it.

As an fyi, I love liveaquaria. I haven't had an issue with ordering fish from them, and they usually have some really cool options especially if you don't have great petstore options.

I realized I don't have not crappy recent pics of my tank. Anyway, here is my 5 gallon from a while ago (the urchin was just being housed there temporarily). And the mini cookie jar reef project - it has nothing in it thus far except live sand and rock, and we will see how successful it will be.



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Old 02-14-2020, 03:28 PM   #7 (permalink)
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I do the salt water thing, not super hard if you keep it basic but still more work than fresh. With salt the bigger the tank/more water volume the easier to keep. Lots of neat options for fresh as well though
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How difficult is it to keep a tank clean with a good filter?
I’m willing to do the upkeep, but if this is a weekly full blown cleaning, I’m out!
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There is science behind it but depending on who you ask and some tank variables you are talking anywhere from 20%-50% water change every week to people that do 33% every 3 days.

I do about 35-40% once a week.
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How difficult is it to keep a tank clean with a good filter?
I’m willing to do the upkeep, but if this is a weekly full blown cleaning, I’m out!
Not terribly. Get a good filter, don't overdo your bioload, and have cleaners in your tank (snails, "sucker" fish, etc.).

And do water changes like the guy above said.
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