Aquarium Setup • Setting up my 240 gallon, step by step

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Postby jd lover » Fri Apr 27, 2012 1:39 pm

Shahlvah wrote:What are you going to receive?


got them in an hour ago

got:
an albino golden
white butterfly
albino millenium gld
spotted leopard
red cover
golden lollipop
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no such thing as too much clean water, so go do a water change now.
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Postby Shahlvah » Fri Apr 27, 2012 2:30 pm

We need pictures ASAP :popcorn:
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Postby jd lover » Fri Apr 27, 2012 2:33 pm

Shahlvah wrote:We need pictures ASAP :popcorn:


well its bad practice to have tank lights on once they arrive but once i have them all set ill post pic ;)
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Postby Shahlvah » Fri Apr 27, 2012 4:15 pm

You have to keep them in the dark? How much time? I idn't know that!
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Postby jd lover » Fri Apr 27, 2012 4:29 pm

You don't HAVE too but it reduces the stress on them. Especially since they spent the night in a dark box being toss around lol
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Postby Shahlvah » Fri Apr 27, 2012 4:32 pm

That makes sense...so you keep them lights off for a couple of days?
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Postby jd lover » Fri Apr 27, 2012 4:37 pm

Just for the first day. Sometimes I leave the lights on it all depends how the fish are doing during acclimation. If they're not stress from the flight I leave the lights on if they're a bit skittish I turn it off just to help them cope.

Leaving the lights on wont cause them to die or anything, it might just stress them out more and as we know stress leads to illness.

Hope that makes sense
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no such thing as too much clean water, so go do a water change now.
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Postby Shahlvah » Sun Apr 29, 2012 11:30 pm

Well I got mine too. 5 to start with.

2 high fin blue diamond
2 red ring leopard skin
1 turquoise striated red

They been hiding in the back of the tank, I had them in a quarantine tank for about a week an a half, they seem good so I pass them to the big tank, at first they just went to the back and hide, all but one leopard and a blue diamond, they keep coming forward to check on me and if I was going to feed them. Then when I started to pull out plants to do my water change they loose the shame and they were all over the tank, I took some pictures I need to download, so you can tell me what you think.
I like them a lot....4+ inches all except one leopard that is a bit smaller.
They are all eating good. I think that is a good sign.
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Postby jd lover » Mon Apr 30, 2012 12:28 am

if theyre eating good thats a good sign. fish will hide once theyre netted and move to a different tank. they should be fine after a while. mine 6" penang was hiding when i transfered him from one tank to other but once he settled down it goes right back to pigging out lol

look forward to the pictures lol i too have pictures i took that needs to be uploaded lol
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Postby lilcountrygal » Mon Apr 30, 2012 12:24 pm

FINALLY!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! :fish:

I check back on this thread waiting for the Discus lol. I have a 125 that I already have set up and some mbuna for... after following this thread (and your tank!) I think when I change it up, Im going to attempt discus.

I could certainly use tons of pictures (from both of you!) :popcorn:
55 G - AC110 and AquaTech 30/60 ~ 5 yellow Labs, 5 Callainos, 5 Callainos Blueberry, 5 Rusty
125 G - XP4 and AquaTop CF-500UV - 5 Pseudotropheus Williamsi North, 5 Labeotropheus Fuelleborni, 4 Lab. Hongi, 4 C. Moori, 1 Acei Ngara, Red Empress, Venustus
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Postby jd lover » Mon Apr 30, 2012 6:12 pm

http://www.cichlid-forum.com/phpBB/view ... p?t=244712

got some of the new and some old pic =p
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Postby Kimmah » Wed May 02, 2012 2:20 am

How exciting. Eagerly awaiting your pictures :popcorn:
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Postby Shahlvah » Wed May 02, 2012 11:33 am

Promise...as soon as I make it home from work today.
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Postby jd lover » Wed May 02, 2012 6:35 pm

bout time lol
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Postby hauntingurcoma » Thu May 03, 2012 4:27 pm

:popcorn:
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