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Forum: New Acquisitions 10-14-2009, 06:56 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 654
Posted By papa_bear_21
I will try to get pics the next time I am up...

I will try to get pics the next time I am up there, I am unfortunately unable to spend as much time with the tank as I would like...
Forum: New Acquisitions 10-14-2009, 04:34 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 654
Posted By papa_bear_21
2 new additions plus some cave building...

Ok, decided today that the cichlids had to go. Took them to my lfs, sold them and picked up an albino bn plec, and another angel fish. I built the caves with some nice rock and driftwood...will try...
Forum: Member Introductions 10-14-2009, 04:29 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 708
Posted By papa_bear_21
Again, thank you for the warming welcome. As for...

Again, thank you for the warming welcome. As for the fine, upstanding gentleman (sarcasm included), he is sitting in county jail awaiting trial. He did fall out of the car a couple times though, from...
Forum: Freshwater & Brackish - Breeding 10-12-2009, 07:06 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 796
Posted By papa_bear_21
thats a lot of hiding places...looks like I'm...

thats a lot of hiding places...looks like I'm going to my lfs for some rock...and a lot of it... prolly going to add to my driftwood count too...apparently, one just aint enough...
Forum: Freshwater & Brackish - Breeding 10-12-2009, 06:57 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 796
Posted By papa_bear_21
that helps a lot. When I had a bunch of decor,...

that helps a lot. When I had a bunch of decor, they were always out, rarely hid. Atleast now I understand why they chased my pleco from his spot...
Forum: Freshwater & Brackish - Breeding 10-12-2009, 06:53 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 796
Posted By papa_bear_21
they are all the same, are there any special...

they are all the same, are there any special steps I need to take before the eggs hatch? I've never had cichlids before, and honestly was planning on selling them, but some unfortunate events...
Forum: Member Introductions 10-12-2009, 06:47 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 708
Posted By papa_bear_21
Thank you all for the welcome. I am on my way to...

Thank you all for the welcome. I am on my way to recovering, and should be "back on my feet" by the end of the year. I honestly am not sure how far my story went, and in a way I am a little curious....
Forum: Freshwater & Brackish - Breeding 10-12-2009, 06:35 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 796
Posted By papa_bear_21
I apologize, I did forget that part. African...

I apologize, I did forget that part. African cichlids, black convicts I believe, black and white vertical stripes.
Forum: Member Introductions 10-12-2009, 06:17 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 708
Posted By papa_bear_21
thanks for the welcome...anyone who knows...

thanks for the welcome...anyone who knows anything about cichlid breeding, I could use your help on my post in the freshwater breeding section...just found out today...
Forum: Freshwater & Brackish - Breeding 10-12-2009, 06:15 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 796
Posted By papa_bear_21
cichlid eggs

Ok, so I went to clean the tank today, and noticed what appears to be eggs on my driftwood. I assume they are cichlids, since there are 2 cichlids defending the site. The tank is a 55 gallon tank,...
Forum: Member Introductions 10-12-2009, 05:12 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 708
Posted By papa_bear_21
Ok, so I am hoping that this time I am able to stay around...

So, I am a member from a while back, disappeared and came back. Well, I disappeared again, only it was not my fault this time. To make a long story short, I was hit by a car, pinning me between the...
Forum: Freshwater & Brackish - General Discussion 05-31-2009, 10:11 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 774
Posted By papa_bear_21
The tank has been moved, and has been running for...

The tank has been moved, and has been running for almost a month, though I have yet to take the cichlids to my LFS. I should be able to sometime this coming week, we'll see how it goes. I intend to...
Forum: Freshwater & Brackish - General Discussion 05-12-2009, 08:37 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 774
Posted By papa_bear_21
currently the cichlids are still residing in the...

currently the cichlids are still residing in the tank, just in a new house. The tank is cycled and everything, will I need to do anything at this point? the cichlids are healthy looking, and it will...
Forum: Freshwater & Brackish - General Discussion 05-10-2009, 01:40 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 774
Posted By papa_bear_21
only 3 fish at the moment...a rosy red minnow, a...

only 3 fish at the moment...a rosy red minnow, a nickel sized angel, and a dwarf clown pleco...the bio load is small, and water is in good shape.
Forum: Freshwater & Brackish - General Discussion 05-08-2009, 11:46 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 774
Posted By papa_bear_21
currently they are in a 3 gallon tank, they will...

currently they are in a 3 gallon tank, they will love the space of a 55...

Thank you for the help, it will take some additional time to move everyone, as I will not be able to take the cichlids to...
Forum: Freshwater & Brackish - Unhealthy Fish 05-08-2009, 11:44 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 1,600
Posted By papa_bear_21
In reference to the bogwood, the commons do not...

In reference to the bogwood, the commons do not require bogwood for their diet. Your plec is a common, he would enjoy it for cover, but it is not a supplement to his diet. I usually use a spoon or...
Forum: Freshwater & Brackish - Unhealthy Fish 05-06-2009, 06:24 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 1,600
Posted By papa_bear_21
What kind of pleco is it? some have very specific...

What kind of pleco is it? some have very specific diets, and others will eat anything. The bogwood is a good idea, though not all plecos will eat it. Cucumber, sweet potato, and even mushrooms are a...
Forum: Freshwater & Brackish - General Discussion 05-06-2009, 06:15 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 774
Posted By papa_bear_21
Long time gone, but coming back...

I know it's been a while since I've been on, some things happened, and had to sell my big tank. I am in the process of getting a 55 gallon tank, friend is giving me a complete setup for free. The...
Forum: Archive 12-05-2008, 08:49 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 1,039
Posted By papa_bear_21
For sale: 55 gallon tank with stand and accessories

This is a heck of a deal, the tank alone is worth 200. It needs to go. Asking 250 for it

Ok, we are selling our 55 gallon tank, and everything with it. This includes: the tank (All Glass 55 gallon...
Forum: Freshwater & Brackish - General Discussion 10-20-2008, 03:30 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,328
Posted By papa_bear_21
thank you for the advice folks, you're already...

thank you for the advice folks, you're already helping.

As for anyone else, please feel free to chime in, I will turn down no one's advice.

Thank you again
Forum: Freshwater & Brackish - General Discussion 10-20-2008, 02:51 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,328
Posted By papa_bear_21
Pondering selling the 55 gallon freshwater tank...need some advice

We own a 55 gallon all glass tank, with hood/lights, stand, 3 filters (2 hob and 1 canister), the tank will be stocked. What I am wondering is mainly, how much would be a good starting point to sell...
Forum: Freshwater & Brackish - General Discussion 07-21-2008, 07:47 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,781
Posted By papa_bear_21
Thank you all for the comments

Thank you all for the comments
Forum: Freshwater & Brackish - General Discussion 07-21-2008, 07:46 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,781
Posted By papa_bear_21
My gibby loves to lay around in the...

My gibby loves to lay around in the open...specially around feeding time...LOL
Forum: Freshwater & Brackish - General Discussion 07-21-2008, 07:46 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,781
Posted By papa_bear_21
My clown is out quite often, he hides on our...

My clown is out quite often, he hides on our driftwood.

The pictures are so clear because I am less than a foot away from the front glass, using a custom setting with 400 shutter speed, and...
Forum: Freshwater & Brackish - General Discussion 07-21-2008, 12:05 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,781
Posted By papa_bear_21
He is good lookin, especially for having been...

He is good lookin, especially for having been through all sorts of stuff, mini cycles, full cycles, rookie mistakes, 64 degree tanks...you name it, he's been there...
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