Go Back   Aquarium Advice - Aquarium Forum Community > Community Forum > Member Introductions
Click Here to Login

Join Aquarium Advice Today
Thread Tools Search this Thread Display Modes
Please support our sponsors and let them know you heard about them on AquariumAdvice.com
Old 08-30-2009, 10:41 PM   #1
Aquarium Advice Freak
Join Date: Aug 2009
Location: FUNWORLD
Posts: 224
Talking First Day on Forum

Hey Guys,

I'm Big D. I currently am running a 55 gallon A.Cichilid Set up. I inherited 5 with the purchase of the tank. I have never raised these fish but once i began to research and explore there genius I was very Intrigued. I am currently cycling a 125 G to move my fish over. I am currently stocking Haps and Peacocks with Perlmuts, Frontosa and A.Moori _blue Dolphins_and synodontis cats one with heavy spec and one with few. I am also a proud owner of 10 year old 20 inch Rhino pleco I Am getting read to move so while the 125 is currently setup and a family mbrs to cycle I am wondering how in the heck i'm going to transport 125 gallons of cycled water. Also moving the 55 gallon. Whew! Got a task on my hand. WIll post pics later. Also I am running a 10 gal hosp tank. For some reason I have been getting fish that arent adapting well to my tank. They seem to have a tough time acclimating I wonder if its do to my constant PH of 8.2 and the stores typically running 6-7 in their tanks...I have also run into a issue of the fish growing cotton like fungus within a day of adding to my tank..all current fish are funtioning as usual with now issues. I have been taking fish back left and right. lol. So they are hospitaling their tank instead of me using my money. Its hard to get quality well care for fish in my area and you take a lot of chances. Well Thanks for having me.....PS. i have a really crazy auratus and i dont know what to do with him no pet stores will take him..he's pretty but is now biting my other less aggressive fish. What are your thoughts

water as of today.
ph. 8.2
nitrite. 0
ammonia 0.
nitrate 40

Just got me the expensive tester kit yay...

dhemp34 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 08-30-2009, 10:43 PM   #2
Aquarium Advice Addict
Aquarium1's Avatar
Join Date: Jul 2009
Location: Central Kentucky
Posts: 8,617
Send a message via Skype™ to Aquarium1
Welcome to AA and congrats on the test kit. I'm setting up a 55g African cichlid which finished cycling the other day

Aquarium1 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 08-30-2009, 10:44 PM   #3
Aquarium Advice FINatic
jessicasmarine's Avatar
Join Date: May 2009
Location: MCRD PI, SC
Posts: 660
Welcome to AA
I blame Craig AND his stupid List.
jessicasmarine is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 08-30-2009, 10:49 PM   #4
Aquarium Free - 2+ Years
mfdrookie516's Avatar

POTM Champion
Join Date: Jul 2009
Location: Winchester, Ky
Posts: 19,409
Welcome to AA. Dont worry about transporting the water, its not going to do much good. Just take your filter cartridges and keep them wet in a bucket or ziplock bad. Also if you can manage to keep your rocks, etc wet, that will help as well. Once you get your tank moved, put water and conditioner in, then start your filter. It will be up and running in no time. Took me 4 days to cycle my 150 with filters that had been set up on other tanks. Also how do you acclimate your fish? If there is a big ph difference, they will definately struggle if you dont introduce them slowly. I always let the bag sit in my tank until the water is the same temp, then slowly every hour or so add a cup of tank water to the bag until its completely full, then dip the fish out, put them in the tank, and throw out the bag and water. As for the auratus, i wish you lived close to me, id take him for you. You can always try craigslist, thats where ive bought/sold all my tanks

"What, exactly, is the internet? Basically it is a global network exchanging digitized data in such a way that any computer, anywhere, that is equipped with a device called a 'modem', can make a noise like a duck choking on a kazoo." - Dave Barry
mfdrookie516 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 08-30-2009, 10:54 PM   #5
Aquarium Advice Addict
thominil's Avatar

Join Date: Jul 2008
Location: In the middle of the corn....
Posts: 2,773
Welcome to AA!
Any questions? Feel free to PM me.
Hitchhikers on live rock? http://www.xtalworld.com/Aquarium/hitchfaq.htm
Like someone's post? Show some appreciation with the reputation button!
thominil is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 08-31-2009, 04:17 PM   #6
Aquarium Advice Freak
Join Date: Aug 2009
Location: FUNWORLD
Posts: 224
how do i start a new thread question???this is a mess ???or am i missing something easy
dhemp34 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 08-31-2009, 05:21 PM   #7
Community Admin
melosu58's Avatar

Tank of the Month Award
Join Date: Oct 2004
Location: Virginia
Posts: 38,409
If you ask any questions do it in the FW forums. More people will see it in those forums. Just go to the appropriate forum and start new thread. BTW welcome to AA.


You can view many of my fish and corals in my photo albums in my profile.

View my tank

AA Community Rules|AA TOS

Forums 101 - posting, accounts, basics
melosu58 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 08-31-2009, 05:53 PM   #8
Sliced Bread
neilanh's Avatar

Join Date: Dec 2006
Location: Northern Virginia
Posts: 8,482
In the DC Metro Area? Check out GWAPA and WAMAS
neilanh is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 09-07-2009, 03:00 AM   #9
Aquarium Advice Addict
mgamer20o0's Avatar
Join Date: Dec 2007
Location: so cali
Posts: 5,987
Welcome to AA. good luck with your tank.

mgamer20o0 is offline   Reply With Quote

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

« Hi | Hi...I'm new! »
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

Similar Threads
Thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
Not really that new to the forum... wulfin Member Introductions 9 05-18-2005 04:31 PM
NEW FORUM ADDED: Sponsor Special forum fishfreek Forum Admin & Announcements 0 11-02-2003 03:44 PM
Feed them once a day?, or Once every other day? JamesMJ2 Freshwater & Brackish - General Discussion 8 09-01-2003 11:20 PM
day by day 7 dead guppies jackie Freshwater & Brackish - Unhealthy Fish 5 06-06-2003 05:11 AM

» Photo Contest Winners

Copyright 2002- Social Knowledge, LLC All Rights Reserved.

All times are GMT -4. The time now is 12:26 AM.

Powered by vBulletin® Version 3.8.8 Beta 1
Copyright ©2000 - 2018, vBulletin Solutions, Inc.