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edshern
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My 92 gallon corner reef tank;

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I also have a 100 gallon African Cichlid Tank. Need to take a picture.
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Edshern: very nice. My daughter (with a tiny bit of help from me) is developing a nice 75G hex marine tank. Love the colours.
The blood-dimmed tide is loosed, and everywhere
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I gave all my smaller fish away awhile back. But I got a Jack Dempsey yesterday,
don’t know how that’s going to work out. Smile Just wanted to try a bigger fish.
I only have a 40 gal tank, but will upgrade if it works out.

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On Jul 11, 2015, TomBoleware wrote:
I gave all my smaller fish away awhile back. But I got a Jack Dempsey yesterday,
don’t know how that’s going to work out. Smile Just wanted to try a bigger fish.
I only have a 40 gal tank, but will upgrade if it works out.

Tom


Bigger just means more cleaning. Be careful what you wish for...
The blood-dimmed tide is loosed, and everywhere
The ceremony of innocence is drowned;
The best lack all conviction, while the worst
Are full of passionate intensity.--Yeats
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Ed, that is a beautiful tank. I love aquariums (as does your cat, apparently!). I find them to be very relaxing. We always had them when I was growing up. I have not had one since college, as I found them to be more work than I liked (in order to keep it in the condition I preferred, anyway).
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The closest I come to an aquarium these days is watching "Tanked" on Animal Planet. I had afresh water tank long ago but like Starrpower, found they were more work than I was willing to handle. I couldn't even imagine the work involved in a salt water tank.

Ed, your reef tank is beautiful.
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Yup, they do take some upkeep, but to say it's 'work' ain't right.
I like taking care of my tanks. It's a hobby, & like any hobby takes some time.
I guess the difference is I can step away from my magic hobby anytime.
Anything alive add a level of responsibility as part of the hobby. Whether it's dogs, cats, bunnies or birds.

PS- you only see the tip of the iceberg when you see the finished tank. That thing is circulating 600 gallons per hour, down to the basement, through a 'sump' system and filters before making the return to the tank upstairs. I also need to make synthetic ocean water in the basement.

As soon as it becomes 'work' I'm having fish sticks for dinner.
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On Jul 11, 2015, TomBoleware wrote:
I gave all my smaller fish away awhile back. But I got a Jack Dempsey yesterday,
don’t know how that’s going to work out. Smile Just wanted to try a bigger fish.
I only have a 40 gal tank, but will upgrade if it works out.

Tom


Bigger just means more cleaning. Be careful what you wish for...


You right. I did a lot of reading and decided I better take Jack back.

I did today and I'm going back with the small fish.


Yes Ed has a great looking tank.


Tom
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magicfish
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Hey fellas! Thread revival time! How are all your aquariums doing?
I am in a new home now and just started my very first salt water aquarium. I'm so excited. Who are the salt water experts here? (I need advice).
And I still want to hear all about your freshwater tanks!
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Glad you brought this back up. Right after the last post (July 2015) I got 4 Australian Rainbow and 2 Cory Catfish. Still have those that are doing well. The Rainbow are fairly large now, about 5” They grew larger than expected. Been thinking lately about swapping out again. I really want a tank full of small fish, just don’t know what type.

I have half way thought about salt water but haven't researched it enough to decide. Still got a lot to learn.

Tom
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There's this catfish at my door, seems lost, asking if I know the way to Canada...
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Haha. Nice!
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Just got my first three salt water creatures:
Mexican Turbo Snail
Emerald Crab
Peppermint Shrimp
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And now...

Sandsifter Starfish
Bi-colour Blenny
3 Damsels
Clownfish
Pipe Fish
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Magicfish, what size tank you have?

Tom
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