Good and Bad experience from 2015

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26 Dec 2015 13:07 #1 by irish-zx10r
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Mine setup a big thank sold some of my smaller tanks built a diy fish tank stand and canopy and for the lows had small tank leaks also had a fuse to pop on my pump when the water went back into the sump my external filter spitted out 200L of water on the floor it was bit like the rain forest only for inside :( roll on 2016 for a bigger tank. What was your good and bad experience from 2015

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26 Dec 2015 13:42 #2 by robert
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best , getting back into tropical fish after being away 20 years and getting the big 350 litre tank ,worse ,buying 4 dwarf red gouramis after being advised not to ,introduced a bacterial infection into tank lost the gouramis ,2 nice clown loaches and 2 angels . next time will listern to the advise

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27 Dec 2015 00:07 #3 by JohnH
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Good topic James - let's hope you will get some more responses now that the Christmas if officially passed for another year.

John

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N. Tipp

We're just two lost souls swimming in a fish bowl - year after year.


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It's a long way to Tipperary.

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27 Dec 2015 08:46 #4 by paulv
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Good topic James. My downs are a bacterial infection got established in the tank substrate, I lost 3 adult oscars,2 ornate birchers and my giant giraffe cat fish before I got it under control. The upside was buying a golden cobra snake head.

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28 Dec 2015 18:52 #5 by Eric
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Worst experience of the year was definitely when I imported 13 Betta palifina from the UK and only 1 arrived alive. I was gutted
Best experience was only a couple of days ago when my Betta persephone eggs hatched

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28 Dec 2015 20:34 #6 by Jim
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Worst was having to give up half my fishroom so one of my daughters could move into the other half.

Best, was getting to keep half my fishroom as my daughter was happy with just the other half !

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29 Dec 2015 00:03 #7 by irish-zx10r
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I forgot about your post did u move the substrate after did I miss a update post sorry to hear about your loss let's hope everyone has a positive to end the year how big is the golden cobra snake head

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29 Dec 2015 00:04 #8 by irish-zx10r
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Like me Jim we need a extension or another outdoor fish room

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29 Dec 2015 00:07 #9 by irish-zx10r
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Thanks John

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29 Dec 2015 09:31 #10 by Miamiheat
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Really cool idea of a topic :)

Worst for me were a couple of minor floods (yes again) and a couple of beautiful Discus lost (one jumped, the other one i'll never know..)
Best is with buying my own house i have a small fish room, i can drill through walls :) and my Discus stock is looking better than ever.

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29 Dec 2015 10:49 #11 by gunnered72
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Worst!
Having to move all my aquariums from the apartment I was living in back to my folks because of personal reasons...

Best!
Spent the rest of the year setting up a new man cave fish room now that Im single again (5 tanks and counting :D)

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29 Dec 2015 14:48 #12 by LemonJelly
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My low was 2 badly leaking tanks.
My high has been mudskippers, mudskippers, mudskippers!

"The only thing that burns in Hell is the part of you that won't let go of your life; your memories, your attachments. They burn them all away. But they're not punishing you.They're freeing your soul."

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29 Dec 2015 16:49 #13 by Jonlate
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My low......the tank made by Bart not fitting the gap in my front room and chipping the plaster off the wall to make it fit, only to find this still didn't work as the floor was so off level! ( the tank not fitting wasn't Barts fault!)
My high..... Finally getting it in place and putting fish in.

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29 Dec 2015 18:13 #14 by irish-zx10r
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Everyone should have a man cave lol

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29 Dec 2015 18:15 #15 by paulv
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irish-zx10r wrote: I forgot about your post did u move the substrate after did I miss a update post sorry to hear about your loss let's hope everyone has a positive to end the year how big is the golden cobra snake head

I've 2/3 of the sand out now. I'm using a 3/4 inch tube with a steel probe on the end to syphan out the sand bit by bit. The snake head is about 7 to 8 inches long, but cause it's very shy I never see it and it hasn't got it's amazing adult colours yet.

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29 Dec 2015 18:51 #16 by robert
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guess you like mudskippers

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30 Dec 2015 11:01 #17 by irish-zx10r
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Great to hear your getting sorted stick up a video and some photos when he comes into his full colours

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30 Dec 2015 18:09 #18 by Gonefishy
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Just broke one of the most single important rules in fish keeping and now paying for it!

Added 50 cardinals that I picked up from a friend without QT'ing them to my main tank...he said he had them for 3 months and they were perfect when I picked them up.
Turned out they were too small and my angels made sushi of them in one night! All my existing xxl cardinals and rummy nose still perfect...3 days later every fish in my bloody tank has white spot!

Have hiked temp to 30c and begin treatment tomorrow....

Disillusioned fish keeper....

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30 Dec 2015 19:04 #19 by robert
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sorry to hear of your losses, re the white spot I have been feeding spectrum fish food since returning to the tropical hobby just over a year ago and have never had white spot ,am told this is because of the garlic in the food , not that I am a brilliant fish keeper. hope things improve for you in the new year

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30 Dec 2015 19:29 #20 by LemonJelly
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robert wrote: guess you like mudskippers

Probably the best, most fascinating fish I've ever kept. The only thing I tire of is explaining to people who see them what they are (that bit's ok) and after I tell them they're like "So it's a kind of lizard?" :hammer:

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31 Dec 2015 18:22 - 31 Dec 2015 18:29 #21 by alan 64
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Thurning my shed into a man cave fully insulated it and have 3 tanks in there a 450 litre a 275 and a 120 i now have a couch and a 40 inch telly which the discus like to look at

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31 Dec 2015 20:29 #22 by paulv
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alan 64 wrote: Thurning my shed into a man cave fully insulated it and have 3 tanks in there a 450 litre a 275 and a 120 i now have a couch and a 40 inch telly which the discus like to look at

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31 Dec 2015 20:30 #23 by robert
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What size is your shed

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01 Jan 2016 02:08 #24 by alan 64
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Not sure maybee about 18 foot long by 12 foot wide its like a sitting room size

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01 Jan 2016 09:33 #25 by robert
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Wow ,that sounds great ,would love a fish room ,just don't have the space

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