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PostSubject: My new tank!!!   Tue Dec 06, 2011 10:35 pm



Talk about dippy!! it's only taken me 3 days to figure out how to put a photo on here. Thank you so much Jim.and for all your help Wink
If this actually works, I'll be updating my photos very soon as you can see it is only half full at the moment, I'm gradually filling it and will post another photo when it's full.
This is basically a product of all you lovely people with your spot on advice, thank you so much Smile
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PostSubject: Re: My new tank!!!   Tue Dec 06, 2011 11:41 pm

looking good!

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PostSubject: Re: My new tank!!!   Thu Dec 08, 2011 9:09 pm

Good Job

Don't forget to keep us updated as to the progress :bounce:
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PostSubject: Re: My new tank!!!   Fri Dec 09, 2011 9:26 pm

Sure will if I can remember what I did! Laughing
It's nearly full now and a little less yellow now that the tannins from the wood are clearing. I was about to set up another filter an Eheim 2215 in the tank that I'd bought from eBay today but when I unwrapped it, the canister was all smashed :|
Decor needs a good sort out too and I'd like to make some sort of slate feature with aquarium silicone, but I've heard the silicone doesn't last?
Lots more to do to make it a perfect home but that's half the fun I reckon Wink
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PostSubject: Re: My new tank!!!   Sat Dec 10, 2011 9:32 am

Lookin good beebop, are you getting this ready for the longfins Question Smile
Good luck with your bidding. Wink
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PostSubject: Re: My new tank!!!   Sat Dec 10, 2011 9:50 am

Hey, you could enter an aquascaping contest! Congratulations! cheers
What kind of fishes you plan to keep along with BNs?
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PostSubject: Re: My new tank!!!   Sat Dec 10, 2011 11:24 am

Hi Ziggee, yes If I'm lucky enough to win your Longfin's, this will be their new home Laughing
Hi mmacannon, I'd like to keep a few different types of rainbow fish, I have a few threadfins and forktails but I'd like bigger shoals. What do you have?
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PostSubject: Re: My new tank!!!   Sat Dec 10, 2011 6:37 pm

Well, I have a lot in 23 tanks (1300 litre in total), I am keeping/breeding the followings:
3 strains of Poecilia reticulata (Guppy)
2 strains of Xiphophorus maculatus (Platty)
Common BNs
L144
L134
Corydoras aeneus, trilineatus and pygmaeus
Oryzias wowrae (Daisy's Ricefish)
Poecilia sphenops (Molly)
Xiphophorus helleri (Swordtail)
Tanichthys albonubes (White Cloud Mountain Minnow)
Brachygobius xanthozonus (Bumblebee goby)
Pseudomugil gertrudae (Spotted Blue Eye)
Ctenolucius hujeta (Freshwater Barracuda)
Danio rerio (Zebrafish)
Clea - formerly Anentome - helena (Assassin Snail) - although not a fish lol!



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PostSubject: Re: My new tank!!!   Sat Dec 10, 2011 7:18 pm

Wow! Shocked I wasn't expecting that!! That's some collection, if that's the right word. I was looking at Rice fish the other day and the spotted blue eyes looked beautiful when I stumbled across them on the Internet. 23 tanks too, wow, I'm very envious Wink
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PostSubject: Re: My new tank!!!   Tue Dec 13, 2011 5:57 am

So?.... Any updates on that awesome looking tank youve got setup there?

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PostSubject: Re: My new tank!!!   Tue Dec 13, 2011 11:07 pm

I can only give a written update I'm afraid, my computer has died and I can't seem to post pictures using my phone.
Anyway I brought home three little baby LFBN's for my tank today, very exciting Smile
I've filled it up now and moved the 'decor' around a bit so it's looking a bit better. I'll get pics up as soon as I can. It's so nice to chat/share with people who are as crazy about BN's/fish/tanks as me, no one else I know is...... Can't think why!!
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PostSubject: Re: My new tank!!!   Tue Dec 13, 2011 11:14 pm

Congratulations on the new LF's cheers

Great to hear everything has come together and now you can appreciate the tank and fish Good Job

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PostSubject: Re: My new tank!!!   Wed Dec 14, 2011 2:33 am

Nice work on the LF!

They are awesome when they grow a bit!

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PostSubject: long fins bn/ my new tank bad times.   Wed Dec 21, 2011 4:24 pm

Hi congrats on your long fins for your new tank.

I today have just put half of my adult bristlenose's (2x female brown, 1x female albino, and 1x male brown) in the bin today as yesterday i feed them in my new second hand tank 125litres, which was maturing before i put the fish into it for 8weeks, all fish were alive in it 2weeks ago and getting on well but today i have put all four dead fish in the bin....i feel so gutted for them as they had been in my other tank for most of their life and i thought i would buy them another bigger home......they were the only fish in the 125L.

Very lucky i have four adults (1 x albino male, 1 x albino female, 1 x brown male and 1 x brown female in another tank of 180litres and 5 x calico babies 1 inch in another tank.

Thank god i split them up i am really gutted they get like family members when you watch them grow from such a small size.....all the very best with your LF bristlenose.....i am going to totally empty and refill with water and buy a new stronger filter system in the hope any more i introduce into it survive.


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PostSubject: Re: My new tank!!!   Wed Dec 21, 2011 4:35 pm

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Wow! Shocked I wasn't expecting that!! That's some collection, if that's the right word. I was looking at Rice fish the other day and the spotted blue eyes looked beautiful when I stumbled across them on the Internet. 23 tanks too, wow, I'm very envious Wink

No need to be envious, since you'll soon catch-up with me. Fishkeeping is like chickedpox: you start with one, then tanks soon takes over all your place. Wink

Started with one a little over a year ago, and here I am...
Not sure where I will live in a few years time. Gradually all space is taken over by my fishes. lol!
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PostSubject: Re: My new tank!!!   Wed Dec 21, 2011 11:02 pm

So sorry to hear of your losses bristlenoseblundell, that is gutting like you say, especially when you've seen them grow Sad Have you any idea what caused it? What filter did you have? Not that I know much!

When I moved mine to the bigger tank I had a huge nitrite spike but luckily so far all is well, phew! I moved my mature pair of brown's a couple of days ago into another tank and they look really sad. I separated them because the two mature males i have seemed to be scrapping a bit and my female looked gravid and I have loaches in the main tan too. The male that I've left in main tank looks like he's pining too so I might put them back where they came from. Ooooooo, it's a worry isn't it Laughing

Hi maccannon
If I could I'd fill my place with tanks and fish but I'd have to get a divorce first lol!
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PostSubject: Re: My new tank!!!   Thu Dec 22, 2011 8:46 am

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Hi congrats on your long fins for your new tank.

I today have just put half of my adult bristlenose's (2x female brown, 1x female albino, and 1x male brown) in the bin today as yesterday i feed them in my new second hand tank 125litres, which was maturing before i put the fish into it for 8weeks, all fish were alive in it 2weeks ago and getting on well but today i have put all four dead fish in the bin....i feel so gutted for them as they had been in my other tank for most of their life and i thought i would buy them another bigger home......they were the only fish in the 125L.

Very lucky i have four adults (1 x albino male, 1 x albino female, 1 x brown male and 1 x brown female in another tank of 180litres and 5 x calico babies 1 inch in another tank.

Thank god i split them up i am really gutted they get like family members when you watch them grow from such a small size.....all the very best with your LF bristlenose.....i am going to totally empty and refill with water and buy a new stronger filter system in the hope any more i introduce into it survive.


Sorry to hear of your losses Ian, If you need anymore stock i have some young commons you can have for free, or just a chat, pop down and see me.
Roger.
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PostSubject: Re: My new tank!!!   Thu Dec 22, 2011 8:03 pm

Beebop wrote:
It's so nice to chat/share with people who are as crazy about BN's/fish/tanks as me, no one else I know is...... Can't think why!!


your on the same boat as me lol all my m8s try and make fun of me cause of my intrest in keeping fish, altho 1 of my m8s is starting to get intrested and has a wee tropical community on the go and another bought a small fish tank of me yesterday snd said he wants 2 get a fighting fish. So in about a years time i rackon all my friends will have there storys on b/n world lol. Smile
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PostSubject: Re: My new tank!!!   Thu Dec 22, 2011 8:17 pm

bristlenoseblundell wrote:

I today have just put half of my adult bristlenose's (2x female brown, 1x female albino, and 1x male brown) in the bin today as yesterday i feed them in my new second hand tank 125litres, which was maturing before i put the fish into it for 8weeks, all fish were alive in it 2weeks ago and getting on well but today i have put all four dead fish in the bin....i feel so gutted for them as they had been in my other tank for most of their life and i thought i would buy them another bigger home......they were the only fish in the 125L.

i know what it feels when you loss your b/n's, Sad
a few years ago i had a place with a friend and som1 poisoned a few tanks i was breeding b/ns in lost them all apart from 1 female. and i still have her 2day Smile
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PostSubject: Re: My new tank!!!   Fri Dec 23, 2011 12:20 am

Hi ziggee

Thanks for your message and the offer of some young browns dont know what to do for the best but i still have four maturish bn 1xmale albino 1x female albino hope they become a breeding pair fingers crossed and 1 x brown female and 1 x brown male who for the last three days has stayed in the tube you gave me fanning like crazy so fingers crossed he is fanning eggs as i cant see into the tube cos he is taking up all the space lol.

I will pop down and see you for a chat and some more of your advice sir if you dont mind but will wait til christmas is out the way cos i dont want to impose, your five young calico's are doing well however they were in the other tank not the new tank which i lost the four adults in so i was lucky there.

Happy christmas

Lee not ian lol.
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PostSubject: Re: My new tank!!!   Fri Dec 23, 2011 12:22 am

Thanks for all the response from you guys and girls have a happy christmas and new year.

bristlenoseblundell.

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PostSubject: Re: My new tank!!!   Fri Dec 23, 2011 7:45 am

Hi stewartdavid. I think everyone harbours a secret fascination for fish and fishkeeping, they are just yet to tap into it! Wink
Hi Roger, just to let you know my beautiful LF's are doing great, i can see that they have grown already, I'm chuffed to bits with, thank you cheers
Hi bristlenoseblundell, I hope it all smooths out for you and your fish now and you all have a great Christmas.
Merry Christmas everyone rendeer
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PostSubject: Re: My new tank!!!   Fri Dec 23, 2011 8:19 am

Beebop wrote:
Hi stewartdavid. I think everyone harbours a secret fascination for fish and fishkeeping, they are just yet to tap into it! Wink
Hi Roger, just to let you know my beautiful LF's are doing great, i can see that they have grown already, I'm chuffed to bits with, thank you cheers
Hi bristlenoseblundell, I hope it all smooths out for you and your fish now and you all have a great Christmas.
Merry Christmas everyone rendeer
Merry Christmas Becky, santa nice to hear the LF's are doing fine, maybe post some pics when you get time.
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