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25 Aug 2015 15:20 #1 by mossy (gavin blanchfield)
hi folks just interested to hear what ye would stock a 12x2.5x3ft tank with if you had a choice
throw up your list :cheer:

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25 Aug 2015 15:22 #2 by mossy (gavin blanchfield)
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sorry admin feel free to move it to the right section

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25 Aug 2015 16:02 #3 by JohnH (John)
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mossy wrote: sorry admin feel free to move it to the right section


Done, as requested.

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25 Aug 2015 18:59 #4 by alan 64 (alan)
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I'd put me missus in that mossy

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25 Aug 2015 19:24 #5 by Q_Comets (Declan Chambers)
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Stick a decent size pump in there and use it as a swimMill :silly:

Too jealous to think but black ghosts look amazing from the videos anyway.

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25 Aug 2015 20:22 #6 by LemonJelly (Johnny Cowley)
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Jesus, a tank that size, I'd put in a pod of dolphins :blink:

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25 Aug 2015 20:52 #7 by irish-zx10r (James feenan)
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A over stocked tank of African cichlids be nice

Something fishie going on here

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25 Aug 2015 21:53 #8 by igmillichip (ian millichip)
Emperor Tetras...............a good few of them.

A tank that size is wasted on marines and the likes...............so give it to the little guys instead.

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25 Aug 2015 22:13 #9 by mossy (gavin blanchfield)
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taught of that meself but she cant swim lol

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25 Aug 2015 22:19 #10 by Homer (Kevin)
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Hey Gav, great to see ya , hope all been good with you, its been ages!!!

Kev.

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It's NOT "Chee lick", NOT "Chee Chee Licks"!!! Cichlids is pronounced as "Sick Lids"!!!!!

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25 Aug 2015 22:42 #11 by LemonJelly (Johnny Cowley)
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igmillichip wrote: Emperor Tetras...............a good few of them.

A tank that size is wasted on marines and the likes...............so give it to the little guys instead.

ian

+1 on that.
I think we always think "Big tank? Big fish!". A big shoal of something would look amazing.

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25 Aug 2015 22:55 #12 by hammie (Neil Hammerton)
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Large community of shoaling tetras
Planted of course!!! You could have bn plecos different varieties of Corris, loads and loads of small fish would be my option tbh

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26 Aug 2015 00:25 #13 by nomad (pat murphy)
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whats the story with the clowns : (

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26 Aug 2015 08:43 #14 by Ski (Alan McGee)
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3 arowana's and some datnoids :)

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26 Aug 2015 09:52 #15 by helix8008 (Tomas Novak)
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Ski wrote: 3 arowana's and some datnoids :)


+1 on that and I would add some oscars and stingrays!

Tom

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26 Aug 2015 10:09 #16 by Ski (Alan McGee)
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Yeah what Tom said :)

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26 Aug 2015 10:19 #17 by JohnH (John)
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Good topic Mossy.

For myself I could only envisage one scenario in a tank that large (assuming money was no object) and that would have to be an Amazonian -type of biotope with some brightly-and some dimly-lit areas with the predominant species being a large(ish) shoal of Altums - sheer bliss.

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26 Aug 2015 10:51 #18 by Fishowner (Gavin fishowner)

JohnH wrote: Good topic Mossy.

For myself I could only envisage one scenario in a tank that large (assuming money was no object) and that would have to be an Amazonian -type of biotope with some brightly-and some dimly-lit areas with the predominant species being a large(ish) shoal of Altums - sheer bliss.

John


John i think that type of tank sounds good,get some roots in their also and lots of cardinals and you got a mini amazon going then.

Gavin

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26 Aug 2015 11:02 #19 by JohnH (John)
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Nice thought Gavin, but I fear the Cardinals wouldn't last too long with the Altums - I once read that they form the main food source for them in the wild, but even if this isn't totally the case any Altums I have kept in the past were the most efficient of predators.
Their days would be numbered...

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26 Aug 2015 11:09 #20 by Fishowner (Gavin fishowner)
Perhaps,ive some F1 rio nanay angels that thankfully have passed up the 30 or so cardinals in my tank so far....i suspect it is because they are well fed and power in numbers and all that.Altums would certaintly be that bit bigger and as you say the free lunch is always tempting for them.In a tank that size however you would hope the cardinals wouldnt get picked off too much...then again how many cardinals would you need for a tank like that!!

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26 Aug 2015 11:38 #21 by JohnH (John)
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Fishowner wrote: Perhaps,ive some F1 rio nanay angels that thankfully have passed up the 30 or so cardinals in my tank so far....i suspect it is because they are well fed and power in numbers and all that.Altums would certaintly be that bit bigger and as you say the free lunch is always tempting for them.In a tank that size however you would hope the cardinals wouldnt get picked off too much...then again how many cardinals would you need for a tank like that!!


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26 Aug 2015 12:35 #22 by Q_Comets (Declan Chambers)
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I guess I was leaning towards bigger fish as I have not had the opportunity to keep any so, if you have kept arros or the like before I vote for the Amazon biotope idea.

Oh the thoughts of having room for a nice group of altums :sick: :sick:

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26 Aug 2015 16:02 - 26 Aug 2015 16:26 #23 by mossy (gavin blanchfield)
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Homer wrote: Hey Gav, great to see ya , hope all been good with you, its been ages!!!

Kev.


being a long time Kev all is well just busy the last while
hope everything is good with you
btw any clown loach for me Kev :laugh: :laugh:
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26 Aug 2015 16:13 #24 by mossy (gavin blanchfield)
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Q_Comets wrote: I guess I was leaning towards bigger fish as I have not had the opportunity to keep any so, if you have kept arros or the like before I vote for the Amazon biotope idea.

Oh the thoughts of having room for a nice group of altums :sick: :sick:


had arrowana,big cichlids and other big oddballs down the years
was thinking along the way of a nice big shoal of fish

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26 Aug 2015 16:17 - 26 Aug 2015 16:21 #25 by mossy (gavin blanchfield)
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nomad wrote: whats the story with the clowns : (

the clowns are still going strong in my house tank just had a big clean up today was putting it off for a long while
said i better get it done before the son heads back to school :laugh:

always on the look out for more clowns if ye see any nice ones on your travels let me know
the biggest clown i have is about 8 inches now
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26 Aug 2015 17:21 #26 by nomad (pat murphy)
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Phew glad to hear you still have them,every day you see them must be a sight to behold :) Wow 8in clown,would be great to see a video of them,cheers

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26 Aug 2015 17:25 #27 by Homer (Kevin)
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Ah it was amazing when everyone offered to help, I'm glad you still keep them, they must be absolutely amazing!!

Any photos?

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It's NOT "Chee lick", NOT "Chee Chee Licks"!!! Cichlids is pronounced as "Sick Lids"!!!!!

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26 Aug 2015 18:36 #28 by LemonJelly (Johnny Cowley)
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mossy wrote:

Q_Comets wrote: I guess I was leaning towards bigger fish as I have not had the opportunity to keep any so, if you have kept arros or the like before I vote for the Amazon biotope idea.

Oh the thoughts of having room for a nice group of altums :sick: :sick:


had arrowana,big cichlids and other big oddballs down the years
was thinking along the way of a nice big shoal of fish

Could go biggish and shoaling with bala sharks.

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26 Aug 2015 19:38 #29 by mossy (gavin blanchfield)
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Homer wrote: Ah it was amazing when everyone offered to help, I'm glad you still keep them, they must be absolutely amazing!!

Any photos?

Kev.


tank is only settling down after the big clean up Kev but i will deffo get a video or a few pics tomorrow and try and get the posted up ;)

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26 Aug 2015 22:19 #30 by Homer (Kevin)
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Sound Gav, great to see you on.

Kev.

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It's NOT "Chee lick", NOT "Chee Chee Licks"!!! Cichlids is pronounced as "Sick Lids"!!!!!

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