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macabethiel
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PostSubject: New member to this forum   Sat Nov 17, 2012 11:42 am

I am new to this site although I have been keeping fish since I was 11 years of age that was 53 years ago!
Except for a brief period from 1976 to 1978 I have always had at least one tank.

In the 70's I bred Blue Acaras and Angel fish supplying a local shop long since closed with breeding pairs to help pay my electric bill !

I went through two periods of keeping marines but decided in the end that the cost was too high and I started to have concerns about the environmental issue involved.

I have had a variety of Larger Catfish over the years but my favorite two species of fish are Clown Loach and any Pleco type catfish.

I now have a small fish room attached to my garage that houses three tanks.
One large display tank (7ft x 2 ft x 2 ft sump filtered) consisting of mainly Silver Dollars and Clown Loach with a selection of various Plecs.
Second is a small brackish tank housing a few swordtails and black mollies with two Dragon Gobies that have grown from 1.5 inches to around a foot long!
The third tank is for my Golden Albino Bristle Nosed Cats its a 4 ft x 15 inch x 18 inch deep framed tank.
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PostSubject: Re: New member to this forum   Sat Nov 17, 2012 10:38 pm

Hi and welcome sounds like you have some lovely fish and nice big tanks,nice to have you here Smile
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PostSubject: Re: New member to this forum   Sat Nov 17, 2012 10:51 pm

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Male Number of posts : 8
Age : 68
Location : Derby U.K.
Job/hobbies : Chemical Engineer ,Angling, Pond & Aquarium geek
Humor : Terry Pratchit & Red Dwarf Fan.
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Registration date : 2012-11-17

PostSubject: Tanks etc   Sun Nov 18, 2012 3:21 am

Bristlenoses wrote:
Hi and welcome sounds like you have some lovely fish and nice big tanks,nice to have you here Smile

Its taken me a long time to finally have a big tank it was built by Wharf Aquatics who as you may know are based in Pinxton Derbyshire. The fish house was originally a side garage extension for my Yamaha so when I decided I was too old for biking the fish house was born 3 years ago. Fully insulated walls and roof its about 9 ft by 7 ft with a traditional pitched roof.

The first time I saw a large tank it was a 6 ft long one back in 1972 owned by a Coal Miner who lived Clowne in north Derbyshire - I have wanted ever since. His tank contained just one huge shoal of Clown Loach (no pun intended I lived in Clowne at that time) I was smitten with the idea of one day owning a big tank. I even remember the aquascape it was a central underground volcano built from some sort of lava rock.

If electric costs keep rising I might have to consider going over to cold water fish and moving just one tank back into the house or look at some sort of affordable energy saving.
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