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    getting back in to the game after about 30 year hiatus. ANyone else into them?


    started with a couple 3.5 gal for betta, just setting up the new 55 gal. Not sure where this will lead but man i love fish tanks.


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  • #2
    used to have a few fish tanks. 55 gallon was the last one.

    went from tropical fish to a few oscars to bass/perch.
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    • #3
      I still have several... a couple African cichlid tanks (a 180g and a 75g) and a 55 gallon freshwater angelfish tank. I was really into the hobby several years ago... at one point I had over a dozen tanks, mostly keeping and breeding African cichlids and several species of Synodontis catfish.
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      • #4
        You are pretty limited to what you can have with Beta in the tank arent you??

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        • #5
          Earlier in my life with my first wife, we went all the way up to a 250 gal salt tank, it was a lot of work to take care of, I took my 55 gallon fresh to Hawaii and then finally gave the hobby up, just to many things going on in life at that time. I would like to have another one, but I don't want a small tank, so I don't live in an environment now that would be conducive to keeping fish.

          Have fun with it, they are a calming and soothing way to deal with life.

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          • #6
            Had three saltwater tanks back in the day.

            Had a 55 gallon with a reef setup. Had Tangs, Rasps, clowns, anemia’s and some coral heads.

            Had a Lionfish in a 20 gallon tank. Some invertabries, starfish, sea horses etc. in a third.
            ....

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            • #7
              Originally posted by crazy charlie View Post
              You are pretty limited to what you can have with Beta in the tank arent you??
              Not really, just other Bettas and fancy long dinner fish they think are competitors otherwise pretty good with others. But I plan on keeping him in the 3.5 gallon by himself and the snail..
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              • #8
                Originally posted by redneck joe View Post
                getting back in to the game after about 30 year hiatus. ANyone else into them?


                started with a couple 3.5 gal for betta, just setting up the new 55 gal. Not sure where this will lead but man i love fish tanks.


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                WOW!!! This pictures so nice, what do you call it?

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                • #9
                  Siamese fighting fish, aka betta splendens
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                  • #10
                    Haven't done the aquarium thing for quite a while, but have a 1500 gallon koi pond in the yard. Some big koi in there with goldfish and shubunkins.

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                    • #11
                      I had a pond in a previous life and probably will again in a year or two.
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                      • #12
                        Got a 55 gal with a big ol Oscar...
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                        • #13
                          interesting. When i bought my male guppies, i got three of dark ones and two of a light yellow. One of the the yellow crapped out within 24 hours. It happens. So watching him the next week or two in the small take with the dark ones e was always subdued in fact thought maybe he was sickly and going the way of the other. Then for two days I saw the three dark ones picking on him, alot. Chasing, biting, etc. So since i had gotten my 55 up and stabilized for about a week I felt safe to grab him and throw him in the 55. After a day or two he was noticeably more happy and moving about the tank. added some structure (long and stuff)last night and now he is all over the place.

                          I think my dark guppies were ganging up on a 'fish of a different color'. I don't think I'll put them together again.





                          Last edited by redneck joe; November 26th, 2018, 01:17 PM.
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                          • #14
                            Originally posted by poconojoe View Post
                            Haven't done the aquarium thing for quite a while, but have a 1500 gallon koi pond in the yard. Some big koi in there with goldfish and shubunkins.
                            Our pond is larger; It has Koi;Catfish; and Bass. It's relaxing to see them (Koi) swimming around sloooww and smooth.
                            What's funny is to throw bread or dog food out and watch the fish and ducks go wild.

                            They say Koi only grow so big. They are wrong!

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