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Old 01-20-2004, 09:41 PM   #1
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My Future Plans (in the next month)

Don't know if anyone cares but I felt like posting :)

I'm thinking about getting a new 55 gallon. I'm gonna put a serious aquascaping effort into it though, my first truly serious tank. Gonna get some good lighting, good substrate, plants, some driftwood and maybe some rocks. Then I'm gonna transfer my 29 gallon into it, all the fishies. I think I'm gonna add 3 clown loaches then, and be set. Maybe dojo loaches though. I'm gonna buy another Emperor 400 for the 75 gallon, and move the extra Penguin 330 already there to the 55 gallon, so it'll have two 330s.

I'm gonna move my goldfish into the 29 gallon after that, and MAYBE get a third. They'll keep their current 330, and the 20GL will be retired, maybe donated to my wife's place of work. She has a 5 gallon setup now, with a snail and two frogs for the moment. The kids call the snail "Nitenite" or sometimes "Mr. Snail" .. Probably gonna add a few glow lights to the setup.

I'm considering feeding all my guppies to my oscars and retiring their 10 gallon as well. I don't have a lot of interest in them, my wife wanted them.. and doesn't really anymore. There's 2 females from the original batch remaining, and about 20 fry of various ages.

I'm also probably going to switch my 90G and 75G. The malawi have slowly been dying to battle attrition (Apparently over now, the last two Zebras have stopped fighting and swim together..weird) so I think they'd do fine in the 75G, while the Oscars really need that extra 15G for the future as they grow. I'm gonna get some rock from another forum member soon and I'll use it in the 75Gallon to finally give the Malawi some good caves and such. I don't know what I'll do with the two ship halves in the 90G, since the Oscars have no use for them. The two plecos will stay in their current tanks, no reason to switch them. That's the other reason for getting another Emperor 400. The 90G has the most cultivated biowheels, from the heavy bioload of the Malawi. But the Oscars will one day surpass them.. The malawi will need both 400s on the 75, and I don't want to put a 330 on the 90G.

So I'll be +1 bigger tank, but -2 smaller tanks. I think the fish that are in line to be moved are gonna be more happy as well. And the convicts will remain a food factory for the oscars.

Whee. That was fun.
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Old 01-20-2004, 09:48 PM   #2
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Re: My Future Plans (in the next month)

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I'm considering feeding all my guppies to my oscars and retiring their 10 gallon as well. I don't have a lot of interest in them, my wife wanted them.. and doesn't really anymore. There's 2 females from the original batch remaining, and about 20 fry of various ages.
All sounds great, but this above......find the guppies a home, don't use them as food. Heck, if I were coming to Atlanta in the next week or so I'd take them off your hands. I'm sure you can find someone in Atl who'd take them off your hands......
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Oscars are hungry
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Old 01-20-2004, 10:12 PM   #4
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Beaing eaten by an oscar probably isn't that bad.
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Old 01-21-2004, 12:17 AM   #5
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All sounds great, but this above......find the guppies a home, don't use them as food. Heck, if I were coming to Atlanta in the next week or so I'd take them off your hands. I'm sure you can find someone in Atl who'd take them off your hands......
It just sounds a bit harsh because they were kept as pets.

Its really no different than buying feeder guppies! And the oscar's gotta eat.
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Old 01-21-2004, 01:32 AM   #6
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hey you can 'donate' your retired tanks to me!! i dont live too far from you LOL
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Old 01-21-2004, 11:33 AM   #7
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Wow! I'm tired just reading about all the things you plan to do. That's a ton of work. Tiring, but fun.

btw, your first truly serious tank? With all the tanks you already have, I'm surprised! LOL
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My Oscars always seem to be hungry, too... what is it with them?
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Platy,

I love my tanks, but except for the three smaller ones.. They're plain and empty newbie tanks. The 75 gallon has a tree limb ornament that the pleco hides under, two java ferns, and 3 sword plants in a corner. The 90gallon has a few random swords and ferns, and two sunken ship halves.

My 29G and 20Gs are aquascaped somewhat, but its all plastic plants. They look good, but I want to make a REAL tank now, with plants and lights and all that stuff
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Ah, I get it now! Well it ought to be fun to really go all-out then. I'd love to get a big tank and do something like that, unfortunately I don't have the space. Hurry up and get that new tank set up so we can all drool over your pics!
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