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How long before changing things around in your tank?

1 week
4
9%
1 month
15
33%
6 months
16
35%
Over a year
9
20%
Never
2
4%
 
Total votes : 46

Postby akapaul26 » Fri Nov 09, 2007 12:10 pm

I would like to change things around but I don't like to mess with territories. I change things as the fish grow about every 6mo to a year or so for a fresh look.
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Postby Toby_H » Fri Nov 09, 2007 1:21 pm

I think the fish would prefer to stay in one appropriate sized tank with the same decor... but as long as each set up we create is suitable for the fish we keep then I see no harm in tweeking things until we get them right.
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Postby BlackShark11k » Fri Nov 09, 2007 4:27 pm

You forgot one option. One minute :lol:
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Postby TheFishGuy » Fri Nov 09, 2007 7:52 pm

I voted six months ,but this isn't entirely accurate.... As I seem to like to tinker when the time allows...
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Postby Laurel » Fri Nov 09, 2007 8:12 pm

I'm gonna try to make it til Christmas before I get rid of my 2 zebra species and get some Saulosi and Maingano. I don't know how well I'll hold out, but I'll give it a shot.
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Postby DJRansome » Fri Nov 09, 2007 9:17 pm

I've gone more than 6 months, but I don't think I've made a year yet. Last year I moved the mbuna from 38G to 125G. Last week I removed the Socolofi and bought Cynotilapia Blue Reef to replace them. And Calvus for the 38G.

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Postby heylady » Sat Nov 10, 2007 12:47 am

I constantly change things around. I used to tell myself that I did it because I'm not the best aquascaper and it takes me several tries to get it "right". Only bad part was even when I got a tank looking really, really, good, it isn't long before I change things around again! There goes that theory.... :wink:
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Postby spqrzilla » Sat Nov 10, 2007 3:57 pm

10 minutes.
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Postby TheFishGuy » Sat Nov 10, 2007 8:16 pm

spqrzilla wrote:10 minutes.


:lol: I used to be like that.... :lol:
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Postby pilau » Sat Nov 10, 2007 10:47 pm

dntx5b9 wrote:I usually don't tinker too much with the deco, but always changing the stocking list. Mostly adding new fish every so often. And then, I realize that I am way over stocked and need to remove fish from the tank. Unending cycle ... :D


How do you not? :D I change my fish like I change my underwear :D
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Postby Lucifer » Sun Nov 18, 2007 3:14 am

Change the deco in my 6ft tank once every couple months for a change. My RD 'wet pet' wont let me change the deco in his tank. Change stocking lists every couple months except my 6ft which took me 6 months of fiddling with stocking list to get it right and afraid to touch in now haha :D
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Postby herb » Sun Nov 18, 2007 8:14 am

I chose never, but i have moved my tanks about once a year lately, but i almost never rearrange rocks and decorations in the tank(s). I do waterchanges and make as few changes as possible. even when i move a tank i set it back up close to the way it was at the other location.


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Postby Alleycat » Sun Nov 18, 2007 9:02 am

Once I set up a tank, it's moved everyday ( yeah sometimes hourly ) until I achieve whatever it is I've set out to do. Once everyone has staked a claim, I'm done. If I add or remove fish, I will re-arrange as needed, but otherwise, it remains as is until I have to tear it apart to catch the fry I've waited forever for. :D
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