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Yeti
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Location : Tyler TX
Favorite Fish: : Cichlids, Mbuna & Haps/Peacocks
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PostSubject: Englishman in East Texas   4/27/2011, 2:31 am

Hi
I've kept fish on and off for ... oh hell, is it really 40 years. Started with a cast off simple lamp tank and a few cast off guppies, then got a 24" community tank by my bed with a simple box bubble filter (dam I feel guilty now about the water quality)... jump a few decades, I run 2 x 55G cichlid tanks with about 60lbs of holey rock in each tank, canisters plus HOB's, we have a 25G others tank and a 10G tank for "her" betta and snail.
My Badboys are about 3 years old (finally lost one about a month ago) and I love their attitude, just moved them finally to a 55G tank, so it's a work in progress. My "Happy" tank is my newest, Haps & peacocks, all juevenille or how ever spelled. I enjoy the watching them develop, as I did with my Badboys, all bought when about 1" long.
My credo is " there is never to much filtration, change water every week and just sit down and watch your tank - there are no repeats and never a commercial break!"

When I find out how to post pics, if it's not to tech, I'll do so.
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PostSubject: Re: Englishman in East Texas   4/27/2011, 2:38 am

Welcome to the box!
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Location : Beaverton , MI
Favorite Fish: : My Favorites are the Pleco's and Cory Cats . BUT , I have 44 running Tanks at this time . I keep 3 kinds of Shellies , several types of Pleco's ( mostly Ancistrus ), Cichlids , Crays , Angels , LB's , and some local species .

PostSubject: Re: Englishman in East Texas   4/27/2011, 5:14 am

Welcome to the Box ! Jump in , swim around , enjoy the company. Hope to see pictures soon .
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Favorite Fish: : Lepidiolamprologus Kendallis
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PostSubject: Re: Englishman in East Texas   4/27/2011, 7:47 am

Welcome!

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PostSubject: Re: Englishman in East Texas   4/27/2011, 8:04 am

welcome2
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PostSubject: Re: Englishman in East Texas   4/27/2011, 8:17 am

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Favorite Fish: : African Cichlids of all kinds.

PostSubject: Re: Englishman in East Texas   4/27/2011, 8:25 am

Always good to see another Nort Texan!! WOOT WOOT


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whisper
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Location : Euless, Texas
Favorite Fish: : Betta's,Fancy Guppies, Plecos, kio.

PostSubject: Re: Englishman in East Texas   4/27/2011, 9:51 am

WELCOME and yes we are picture freaks here so get them posted.
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Yeti
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Location : Tyler TX
Favorite Fish: : Cichlids, Mbuna & Haps/Peacocks
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PostSubject: Re: Englishman in East Texas   5/4/2011, 1:00 am

OK, not very good pics, but shows the tanks in progress.

!st is my "Happy" tank All jueveniles, so lacking colour.
1 Copadichromis Verginalis (male hopefully, will look for a couple of females as I like these), Jacob Pt Butterfly Peacocks 1M 2F, German Red 1M, 2F, 3 Pchenga (sex to be determined), couple of smaller Mbuna, 1 Kenyi and 1 Red Top Ice Blue, both when a little larger will go into my Bad Boy tank of M'buna's. Also a Sailfin Cat, and 2 Clown Loaches (which I know would prefer more moderate pH, but I've seen so many in African tanks that look healthy, and I really like them)


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Yeti
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Location : Tyler TX
Favorite Fish: : Cichlids, Mbuna & Haps/Peacocks
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PostSubject: Re: Englishman in East Texas   5/4/2011, 1:13 am

Badboy tank

Mixture of possible pure and some definite hybrid boys. These are mostly the ones I stared with 3 years ago. I'll post a pic of the tank once I have finished the black background, and placed a couple of Hobby Lobby plants in there ( I like the greenery, and it provides a further hidey hole when aggression is high...oh and I like the price of their plants compared to LFS prices, 1/4 of the price), I've since, added a Eheim 2217 in addition to a weak cascade canister so the water is even clearer now.
Tank has, and these ID's are taken under somewhat sceptical naming, 3 Acei, 1 Red Zebra, 1 Hybrid Yellow Lab/Red Zebra (runt, but different - don't worry, no breeding in this tank) 3 Cobue (Certain) 2 Johannes, 1 Rubberlip Plec.
Other than maybe a Lab, what would anyone suggest? Or is the tank at limit for a 55G with this filtration.
Big Blue Acei is the boss, so alas no more blue fish.

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Location : Beaverton , MI
Favorite Fish: : My Favorites are the Pleco's and Cory Cats . BUT , I have 44 running Tanks at this time . I keep 3 kinds of Shellies , several types of Pleco's ( mostly Ancistrus ), Cichlids , Crays , Angels , LB's , and some local species .

PostSubject: Re: Englishman in East Texas   5/4/2011, 5:45 am

Nice lookin' fishes .
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CajunGator
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Location : New Iberia, Louisiana
Favorite Fish: : Cichlids, WC Syn Petricola, Shellies, Festae, Mbu Puffers, Koi Angels, ABN, Piranha, Mermaids

PostSubject: Re: Englishman in East Texas   5/4/2011, 7:34 am



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KMX
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Location : Mansfield, TX
Favorite Fish: : African Cichlids of all kinds.

PostSubject: Re: Englishman in East Texas   5/4/2011, 8:02 am

Great looking setup. Very clean.

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jessecichlidguy
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PostSubject: Re: Englishman in East Texas   5/4/2011, 8:08 am

welcome2
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Location : Roaring Spring, PA
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PostSubject: Re: Englishman in East Texas   5/4/2011, 8:36 am

Love the rock in your tanks.
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Favorite Fish: : Frontosa and Red Tail Catfish and All Africans

PostSubject: Re: Englishman in East Texas   5/4/2011, 8:41 am

Great looking tanks and fish!! yes welcome usafishbox

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PostSubject: Re: Englishman in East Texas   5/4/2011, 5:18 pm

and Welcome
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PostSubject: Re: Englishman in East Texas   5/4/2011, 6:38 pm

Welcome to the Box. Nice looking fish can't wait to see more pics.

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Favorite Fish: : Ornate Bichirs, Synodontis Angelicus, Filamentosus barb,
Aristochromis Christyi, Ptychochromis Grandidieri and all other Madagascar cichlids.

PostSubject: Re: Englishman in East Texas   5/4/2011, 9:23 pm

Hello and Welcome to the USAfishbox!! Lots of nice
people here!! Enjoy yourself!!! Nice looking tank!!
Thanks for sharing with us!!!





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