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Old 11-16-2011, 03:02 AM  
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Any fishkeepers here? Saltwater or freshwater

I'm looking at starting up a saltwater tank. Is there a good fish store in the KC area without driving out to Lawrence?
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Old 05-02-2012, 11:52 PM   #376
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No theater room is complete w/o a fish tank, (no matter the size)! The same goes for a man cave. It's a shame that Gonzo won't let me get a 4th tank to put in "his" room.
Hehe. I convinced my wife to let me put the new 30g upstairs so I can use the 10 for a quarantine, and have a huge one in the theater room. She's coming around!
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Old 05-03-2012, 12:04 AM   #377
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Hehe. I convinced my wife to let me put the new 30g upstairs so I can use the 10 for a quarantine, and have a huge one in the theater room. She's coming around!
Just use the phrase, "if you don't like it, blame CP", if she starts to back down or give you any lip.

There's a guy on my fish forum that set-up a movie themed tank, ("Avatar"). It was pretty bad-ass! He used a lot of glow-in-the-dark plants and pebbles. He also had a black light and weighed down some plastic "Avatar" characters w/ flat pieces of plastic. I would think that all the plastic would leech toxins in the water, but he has a healthy tank of Glofish. Go figure.

I would love to do a large movie themed tank! Maybe one of these days.

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I had a dream about Peyton Manning and pig fishing last night. I don't know what it means, but I blame you assholes!

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Old 05-03-2012, 05:48 AM   #378
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Old 05-03-2012, 07:31 AM   #379
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Very cool! ? females/? males How much did you pay for them?
At least one female (she already has eggs, can't see the eyes yet though).

They were $4 each.
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Old 05-03-2012, 07:32 AM   #380
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My planted tank is self-cleaning. I haven't done a water change since it cycled. Water parameters are perfect. I just have to rip out some plant growth now and then. Doesn't smell, either. Recommended!
THIS. Other than cleaning the canister filter once a month or so, I don't do a lot of maintenance. Plants rule.
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Old 05-03-2012, 07:32 AM   #381
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I would think that all the plastic would leech toxins in the water, but he has a healthy tank of Glofish. Go figure.
The plastic won't but I'd bet the paint will...
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Old 05-03-2012, 08:00 AM   #382
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Take the new 125. $450 for a tank AND stand is pretty good.

BTW, we bought 6 RCS tonight, they're already hard at work eating algae!
Forgot to ask... any particular reason for going new? Just because it might last longer or because I know it won't have any leaks?
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Old 05-03-2012, 08:09 AM   #383
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Forgot to ask... any particular reason for going new? Just because it might last longer or because I know it won't have any leaks?
Precisely. Also prepping it is easier - only have to rinse it/wash it once instead of bleaching it and then rinsing it thoroughly...

I'm pretty anal about introduction of potential sources of fish death.
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Well, it appears that the killifish WILL attempt to eat the shrimp because I saw one doing it this morning.

Luckily the adult shrimp are SUPER quick in short bursts (you can't follow them with your eyes, they're that fast) and we have more cover than they could ever need.
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Old 05-03-2012, 11:37 AM   #385
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My planted tank is self-cleaning. I haven't done a water change since it cycled. Water parameters are perfect. I just have to rip out some plant growth now and then. Doesn't smell, either. Recommended!
Well that is awesome. I will bookmark this thread. I am interested.
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Well that is awesome. I will bookmark this thread. I am interested.
Just remember that STARTING a fish tank takes a bit of work and some patience. Once it gets settled and cycled, though, it can be a very "lazy" hobby even if you take very good care of your fish.

The ONLY thing I do each and every day is feed the fish.
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I cannot wait to get my aquarium back up and running. I have a really cool 65 gallon that is an awesome shape. Really tall and deep but not too long (3ft instead of the 4ft usual for 55 gallons). But apartment living is not too condusive to an aquarium of that size.
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Old 05-03-2012, 11:49 AM   #388
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I cannot wait to get my aquarium back up and running. I have a really cool 65 gallon that is an awesome shape. Really tall and deep but not too long (3ft instead of the 4ft usual for 55 gallons). But apartment living is not too condusive to an aquarium of that size.
A 36" long 65G? How freaking deep is it?

Sounds like a perfect reef tank...
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Old 05-03-2012, 11:49 AM   #389
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Just remember that STARTING a fish tank takes a bit of work and some patience. Once it gets settled and cycled, though, it can be a very "lazy" hobby even if you take very good care of your fish.

The ONLY thing I do each and every day is feed the fish.
For sure. I was having a helluva time getting the tank to stay cycled at first, as evidenced by this thread.

Bought those active filters from angelsplus and solved the problems immediately. Going to go the same route for the 30g. Too easy not to do it.
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For sure. I was having a helluva time getting the tank to stay cycled at first, as evidenced by this thread.

Bought those active filters from angelsplus and solved the problems immediately. Going to go the same route for the 30g. Too easy not to do it.
I've never used activated filters before but I have used sponge filters and/or Turbo Start and they are wonderful things...
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