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There have been times in the past when I looked back on all the fishroom things I must have done, but I never took the time to write anything down, or really to take pictures.

Since I am nearing a decision about starting a new fishroom area in the basement of my house, I thought this would be a good place to write down the process and thoughts that I have along the way.

I am not sure how this BLOG software is supposed to work, but maybe I will learn that along the way too.
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Picking the fish

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Posted 10-11-2009 at 1:12 PM by JustRon
Updated 10-11-2009 at 8:19 PM by JustRon

I haven't done this yet as I want to make this an easy to keep space. I therefore want to choose the fish that best fit my water type and the ability I have for tank sizes. I am currnently leaning towards the Lake Tanganyikan group as well as considering some smaller South American species. I think I am lucky with the water I have, but after I test it I will know better what to keep.

Later that day....adding to my earlier info.

I have not moved, but the water parameters could have changed, I was thinking it best to just test and try to do this all from a point of knowledge and help me choose the fish I wish to keep based upon the water that is best suited.
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    longstocking's Avatar
    lol Did you move? You've never tested your water?
    Posted 10-11-2009 at 2:08 PM by longstocking longstocking is offline
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    Stay away from the Darkside!!! lol
    Posted 10-11-2009 at 3:29 PM by Lively Lively is offline
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    Stay away from the Darkside!!! lol
    Don't listen to Stacy. Tanganyika has way to many cool fish.
    Posted 10-14-2009 at 7:29 PM by Spine Spine is offline
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    No really, listen to Stacy.

    Join the Force Ron, Lake Malawi is the Lake with the coolest fish besides the South American ones. Plus, I'm breeding a ton of Peacocks and Haplochromines and Yellow Labs if you need any.

    Richard
    Posted 11-19-2009 at 11:55 PM by SubMariner SubMariner is offline
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    If your water is the same as mine...

    I'd actually go with south americans or west africans.

    After 24 hours mine sits at about 7.2 with a low gh and kh. Like 3 to 5....

    My plecos love it !
    Posted 11-29-2009 at 10:21 AM by longstocking longstocking is offline
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    Originally Posted by longstocking View Comment
    If your water is the same as mine...

    I'd actually go with south americans or west africans.

    After 24 hours mine sits at about 7.2 with a low gh and kh. Like 3 to 5....

    My plecos love it !
    This was the water I had in the past so it probably is the same mix as what the county was producing. I am not sure West Africans are for me though. I just dont feel the vareity that keeps my interest long enough.
    Posted 04-29-2010 at 7:52 AM by JustRon JustRon is offline
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    No really, listen to Stacy.

    Join the Force Ron, Lake Malawi is the Lake with the coolest fish besides the South American ones. Plus, I'm breeding a ton of Peacocks and Haplochromines and Yellow Labs if you need any.

    Richard
    This is a great lake and I have kept the fish quite a lot. I think I had 12 varieties of peacocks at one time. If I were to create a visual display tank I think this is the lake I would choose or possibly go to a tropheus tank.
    Posted 04-29-2010 at 7:54 AM by JustRon JustRon is offline
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    That's great Ron and your right, an all male peacock tank looks amazing. As a matter of fact I have a handful of all male show tanks set up and everyone who visits, think they're from the ocean or something.

    On another note, I'm sure you've heard the news, we finally pushed hard enough and gathered the right people with the proper energy to implement an ACA convention in MD, DC, VA. I'm sure you must be happy as we are.

    Richard
    Posted 04-29-2010 at 1:56 PM by SubMariner SubMariner is offline
 


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