Go Back   Aquarium Advice - Aquarium Forum Community > Community Forum > Aquaria Off-Topic
Click Here to Login

Join Aquarium Advice Today
Reply
 
Thread Tools Search this Thread Display Modes
Please support our sponsors and let them know you heard about them on AquariumAdvice.com
 
Old 06-17-2012, 01:24 AM   #11
Aquarium Advice FINatic
 
CoryFan's Avatar
 
Join Date: Mar 2011
Location: Ohio
Posts: 615
Quote:
Originally Posted by jetajockey

I agree.

Also, you need at least 6 chairs to a table otherwise they get stressed.
I love AA.
__________________

__________________
CoryFan is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 06-17-2012, 02:23 AM   #12
Aquarium Advice Regular
 
Join Date: Jun 2012
Location: I live in the atl
Posts: 68
Quote:
Originally Posted by jetajockey

I agree.

Also, you need at least 6 chairs to a table otherwise they get stressed.
when you put it like this...
they almost make sense as furniture.
i can see where everyone's coming from.

Happy Fishkeeping

xx wryly
__________________

__________________

Happy Fishkeeping

xx wryly
wryly23 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 06-17-2012, 02:36 AM   #13
Aquarium Advice Addict
 
paytertot's Avatar
 
Join Date: May 2011
Location: joplin missouri
Posts: 1,822
I've never taken the term centerpiece fish to mean one fish, I always had it defined in my head as whatever fish (singular or plural) that was/were meant to be the main inhabitant(s) of the tank. Mine would be my discus.
__________________
"A fish with his mouth closed never gets caught" -mob quote
paytertot is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 06-17-2012, 07:25 AM   #14
Aquarium Advice Addict
Community Moderator
 
aqua_chem's Avatar


 
Join Date: Jul 2011
Location: Baltimore, MD
Posts: 6,936
When aquascaping plants, on of the most basic techniques is contrasting leaf size and shape. Something with large leaves, such as Staurogyne Repens, can be used to contrast something smaller, like HC. In my opinion, a similar effect can be found with fish stock. While a school of tetras looks nice for sure, a larger fish, such as a gourami or ram, helps break up the monotony of the school. Centerpiece is probably a poor word; focal point is a much better description.


Also,

Quote:
Most singular fish are aggressive or not suited to all tanks.
That's hardly a useful statement.
__________________
Algae creates 75% of the world's oxygen, so really we're all just doing our parts...
aqua_chem is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 06-17-2012, 10:14 AM   #15
Aquarium Advice Addict
 
Join Date: Feb 2011
Posts: 3,677
i tried making the centerpiece for my 55 my rainbow shark, but then i saw my jewels in breeding colour,and well...

i think a good centerpiece fish is the one who manages to capture your attention the most. thats why my eel is really the current centerpiece for my 55
__________________
nearly a year of complete inactivity and still over 4 posts per day. dedication, eh?
alLexX is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 06-17-2012, 12:41 PM   #16
Aquarium Advice Addict
 
paytertot's Avatar
 
Join Date: May 2011
Location: joplin missouri
Posts: 1,822
Quote:
Originally Posted by alLexX
i tried making the centerpiece for my 55 my rainbow shark, but then i saw my jewels in breeding colour,and well...

i think a good centerpiece fish is the one who manages to capture your attention the most. thats why my eel is really the current centerpiece for my 55
I agree. I'll change my statement, my tank was built around my discus and they are the main focal point MOST of the time. But my rope fish do a good job of stealing the show sometimes lol.
__________________
"A fish with his mouth closed never gets caught" -mob quote
paytertot is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 06-17-2012, 05:21 PM   #17
Macro Addict
Community Moderator
 
54seaweed's Avatar



POTM Champion
Tank of the Month Award
 
Join Date: Apr 2012
Location: Colorado
Posts: 7,533
my center piece is always changing depends on what fish swims in that zone at the time
__________________
Save
54seaweed is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 06-18-2012, 11:25 PM   #18
Aquarium Advice Addict
 
Coursair's Avatar


 
Join Date: Aug 2011
Location: San Francisco East Bay Area CA
Posts: 7,910
Quote:
Originally Posted by aqua_chem
When aquascaping plants, on of the most basic techniques is contrasting leaf size and shape. Something with large leaves, such as Staurogyne Repens, can be used to contrast something smaller, like HC. In my opinion, a similar effect can be found with fish stock. While a school of tetras looks nice for sure, a larger fish, such as a gourami or ram, helps break up the monotony of the school. Centerpiece is probably a poor word; focal point is a much better description.

Also,

That's hardly a useful statement.
When many first time Aquarists on AA have a 10g and are talking about a Centerpiece Fish, it makes sense to me. But some people will get my viewpoint, some will not, that will always be the way the planet wobbles.

Tina
__________________

__________________
My 10g Shrimp Jungle My 10g Rimless My 5.5g CRS Tank They are a work in progress
Vid of my Shrimp Jungle
~ Tina
Coursair is offline   Reply With Quote
Reply

Tags
centerpiece, centerpiece fish

Please support our sponsors and let them know you heard about them on AquariumAdvice.com

Thread Tools Search this Thread
Search this Thread:

Advanced Search
Display Modes

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are Off
Pingbacks are Off
Refbacks are Off








» Photo Contest Winners








Copyright 2002- Social Knowledge, LLC All Rights Reserved.

All times are GMT -4. The time now is 07:50 AM.


Powered by vBulletin® Version 3.8.8 Beta 1
Copyright ©2000 - 2017, vBulletin Solutions, Inc.