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MWood

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Wow, would be interesting to see. In my travels across Asia I've seen some truly huge aquaria, often hidden in the most unexpected places Seems like the bigger the better, with big and extremely frequent water changes, are the thing for success. As great as they can look, and as wonderful a pet as I'm sure they can be, I'm firmly in the camp of large amounts of smaller fish in tanks of those sizes. Imagine hundreds of cardinals etc - for me the effect is greater and, my own, worries about how humane it is are allayed. But as you say, plenty of healthy fish have been kept in tanks of those size.
 

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Wow, would be interesting to see. In my travels across Asia I've seen some truly huge aquaria, often hidden in the most unexpected places Seems like the bigger the better, with big and extremely frequent water changes, are the thing for success. As great as they can look, and as wonderful a pet as I'm sure they can be, I'm firmly in the camp of large amounts of smaller fish in tanks of those sizes. Imagine hundreds of cardinals etc - for me the effect is greater and, my own, worries about how humane it is are allayed. But as you say, plenty of healthy fish have been kept in tanks of those size.
No worries,

Have kept them before with smaller fish with success. I believe it comes from getting them small and growing with small tank mates not seen as food. And keeping them full of good hearty feeds.
Would feed alot of prawns and live crickets and meal worms and pupae etc.

The smallest I have kept with them were jewel cichlids. Which did well. And pearl gourami gold their own well with arows.

Largest tank i have owned was an open top 5*4*2. Which had such an array of fish and crustaceans in it.
Butterfly fish, hujeta gars, black nasties etc.

Though if can't remove the sofa. Will have to wait till moved. As looking to go back to my home town of Southam, Or thereabouts.

If can't find a design I like. Will have a custom built from clearseal.

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Any pics of the 5x4x2? amazing size!
Sorry I have looked and looked thru my hard drives and cannot find any pix. Lost alot of them when an old pc crashed.
The thread of it is on TFF tropical fish forums. If you can find it.



So have been to look at some tanks. And like this one from aquaone. Just wish it had thr depth of the aquascaper range.
And its only £400, and he will prebuild the cabinet for me. Now do I buy it now or once moved. Plus it has functional draws.

As still trying to narrow down an area to move to. Very much wanting to move back to my home town of Southam. As miss it alot. And the town has changed for the better, since the 70s.
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Hi @Gill, it's difficult to judge from the picture but the tank looks quite tall. Have you tried to reach inside to see how comfortable it is for trimming? I'd also make sure that the main cabinet part is tall enough for comfortable filter maintenance.

Whether or not you can wait after you move is something you'll have to decide for yourself, I'm afraid. From my experience, moving is stressful and expensive. Personally, I'd promise myself a new tank as a treat for getting the moving all sorted. Well, at least I think I would. :angelic:
 

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Hi @Gill, it's difficult to judge from the picture but the tank looks quite tall. Have you tried to reach inside to see how comfortable it is for trimming? I'd also make sure that the main cabinet part is tall enough for comfortable filter maintenance.

Whether or not you can wait after you move is something you'll have to decide for yourself, I'm afraid. From my experience, moving is stressful and expensive. Personally, I'd promise myself a new tank as a treat for getting the moving all sorted. Well, at least I think I would. :angelic:
Thanks, Yeah i checked reaching inside of it etc. And for leaning over with my Effed up Back.

See thats the thing. If i get it now, I know I will spend loads on plants etc.
Yes moving is very expensive, I have moved 4 times in the last 2.5 years and it costs alot (20K).
I think in the long run, I may wait till moved, but then I can be quite impulsive and buy if i feel like it.
 

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House Chosen, and will be Empty from the 18th July. So no rush to get things sorted, will take time and do it right. Need to order packing boxes, moving van etc.
Have decided to stay In Derby, As have a good job. And wont find anything in this price range down south, as prices are alot higher.
Its a 2 bed Semi-Detached new build and a corner plot.
Does need some decorating doing, but not much. And is hard flooring throughout, which is easier to keep clean than carpet with a dog.

Garden has enough room for the dog to play and there is room for a Pond, Which is a must have for me.
There is a Lean Too where the Washing Machine etc live. so that will be Calcifers sleeping room.

Just need to sort thru things and decide what goes to the new house and what will be sold, donated etc.
 

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Was planting the stems from Fil.
And these swam out of the plant mass.
Think they are Croaking Gourami fry, as the dominant male has been chasing the other fish. And has been very colorful



So thats sparkling and croaking gourami that have bread so far.
There might even be some minnow fry in there somewhere amongst the moss.


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Hope the move goes well Gill.
Cheers, hope so to. Can't wait to organise it all to the smallest detail.

House is being cleaned as much as I can do. So that it looks good for the agent. Who by chance is the person who sold us this house.

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I have moved this pair to the pond. As they were being very very aggressive. And everything else was hiding in the moss. Even the bully rams.
Fry are being guarded by another female, which is nice. And this one is not being aggressive.

Also found some lovely adult blue paradise fish pairs. So have got some for one of the tubs.

And some Tiger endlers albeit red wash and blue. There are no longer any true tiger endlers left. As they have been so over bred. And look more like snakeskins. Not that they aren't pretty.

Also saw some of the peacock Japanese blue stars. Which looked very interesting.

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Female croaker has enticed another male into the nest, and was wrapping with him yesterday afternoon. So that means 2 spawns in the same nest.

More flowers from the hydro luec...
And the new reds are doing great and look amazing and are such a lovely plum colour now.

Yes I have duckweed, which smothers other floaters, but live with it now. And the dog likes it as a treat.


I love how all the emersed growth is very dense, and looks like something from the world of the borrowers in Ghiblis Arrietty.
Hopefully this will survive a move and not melt too much.

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