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This area is for posts of events and meetings for sister clubs and other aquarium related groups.
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North East Council of Aquarium Societies

An area to display and discuss happenings in the NEC
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Discuss Central & South American Cichlids.
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General Fish Talk

Just your general fish stuff.
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Discuss all hardware - bought or created.
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Food, Water & Health

Discuss nutrition, water conditions and disease.
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Live Food

Discussion area for live foods and their use.
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Plants, Ponds & Planted Tanks

Discuss aquascaping, biotopes and outdoor ponds.
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Members Discussion

Open discussion for club issues.
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Board Minutes

Posting of Board Meeting Minutes
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Breeder's Award Program

Post your spawning activity here.
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BAP Participants

Forum area for participants to keep track of their breeding progress.
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Photo Workshop

Contests, techniques and photographic hardware discussions.
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CCA Member Group Buys

Forum area for the discussion of CCA approved Group buys
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The Biotope

Publication and submission issues.
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General Discussion

General talk about the CARES program
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Neotropical Cichlid Species

South and Central American species-specific CARES discussion
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African Rift Lake Cichlid Species

Lake Victoria, Malawi and Tangyanika species-specific CARES discussion
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Other African Cichlid Species

Westies, Malagasy and other African species-specific CARES discussion
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All other species-specific CARES discussion
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Photo & Tank Gallery

Show us your fish and tanks.
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Recent Threads

Looking For: Adult male Super Red BN

Hello all, im looking for an Adult male SF Super Red BN to cross my longfins with for healthier offspring. Must be nice dark red color and no spots.

Thinking of putting together a shellie species specfic tank - what's people's experience?

I have started to toy with the idea of putting together tank with multis or some other small shell dweller. This would be brand new for me, I have only ever kept new world fish but I think this would be a cool addition and their behavior is so unique. I'm thinking a 20g but would love folks thoughts. I have 33g but it has 2 decent sized chips in a corner and I'm nervous about that.

O. heterospila, V. bifasciata & JD available

I have the following young CA Cichlids available Pick up only:
  • 6 Oscura heterospila (CB) (~3") $15ea or $75 for all 6
  • 1 Vieja bifasciata (CB) (~4") $15
  • 1 Jack Dempsey (Rocio octofasciata) (CB) (~3") $15
All healthy and coloring up. Location is Frederick, MD.

If interested, please PM.
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24" x 24" x 12" rimless riparium

Here is a tank that I have had set-up for over 10 years. It is a 24" x 24" x 12" rimless (approximately 30 gallons). I have changed the fish species several times over the years but the driftwood and plants have been growing since I set it up.

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The giant peace lily is hydroponic and attached to the driftwood a decade ago. Its roots and the roots of the philodendron vines remove the nitrogen and nutrients from the water and I have never had an algae problem...fingers crossed! There are also several varieties of Tilisandia air plants including xerographica and tectorum. Submerged are crypts, anubias bartieri, and bartieri petite.

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Right now I have 13 lamprologus ocellatus yellow, 6 green neons, and a breeding trio of F2 super red longfin ancistrus. Temperature 80F, 10 hour photoperiod 6500k LED, Fluval 207 canister filter that I clean every 6 months. 1/3 water change weekly with straight tap water.

If you have any questions about submerged plants, emersed plants, hydroponics or ripariums please feel free to reach out...comments and concerns are welcome as well.

Here are some YouTube links to some of my videos on this tank.

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--> lamprologus ocellatus yellow

--> ancistrus eggs hatching in Ziss

Super red ancistrus juvies

I still have 60 or so super red ancistrus. 2.5" - 2".pick up Columbia MD

Text me 240-375-8442

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