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Postby markee » Tue Aug 28, 2007 6:56 am

Aiyana's Dad wrote:Id love to see some pics of them, its always interesting to see what other people's thoughts & ideas are!


Of my tanks?
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Postby Aiyana's Dad » Tue Aug 28, 2007 5:58 pm

Yes :D
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Postby markee » Tue Aug 28, 2007 7:37 pm

These are of my Malawi mbuna tank

These are of my Blockhead cichlid tank no Blockheads as yet tho :cry:
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Postby Aiyana's Dad » Tue Aug 28, 2007 10:49 pm

Wow!! Without sounding like a total **** they look really good, the one u got cycling at the mo looks great, and will look beta still with some little fishy friends in there. How long you been doing this fish keeping business?
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Postby markee » Wed Aug 29, 2007 12:27 pm

On & off about 12 years, started off with coldwater, moved onto tropical community & now cichlids. I nearly gave up on the hobby earlier on in the year, i had my mbuna tank up for sale on ebay but had a change of heart, caught the bug again & recently bought the other tank for Blockheads. What i like best about the hobby is that no matter how experienced you are there is always something new to learn :wink:

Thanks for comment btw :wink: have you got any pics of your tank?
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Postby Aiyana's Dad » Wed Aug 29, 2007 8:54 pm

None taken as yet, but will get round to it soon I hope.
We purchased a little gold goldfish tank thingy 4 our little girl (18 month old), she loves fish......or to use her words...... ish ish ish, just to keep a little gold fish for her, but when we went back to our local lfs to buy the goldfish they where having an end of line clearout.
So aswell as buying a 95p goldfish we ended up buying a new 200 ltr fluval tank with stand, heater, plants, 205 external filter, and a few other bits and bobs thrown in for £199.00, which I didnt think was bad. What do u reckon? :D
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Postby Apistogramma » Wed Aug 29, 2007 8:55 pm

Wow...not bad at all... :D
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Postby Aiyana's Dad » Wed Aug 29, 2007 8:58 pm

Oh good, I thought u were gonna say I'd been ripped!! :wink:
thanx Becky
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Postby Apistogramma » Wed Aug 29, 2007 9:00 pm

Not when it comes all in one and brand new! I paid around £200 for my 250l Jewel set-up including petrol to collect it...(it has had one owner previously)
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Postby Aiyana's Dad » Wed Aug 29, 2007 9:06 pm

Now thats a good buy.......Like I'd now one if It smacked me in the face :lol:
I'll have to go some to have as many as you thou eh? :)
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Postby Apistogramma » Wed Aug 29, 2007 9:07 pm

Hehe...give me a few years and I'll really have a few tanks! I'm currently trying to persuade my Dad to let me get another 240l tank and I'm keeping an eye out for one I can afford in the meantime!
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Postby markee » Wed Aug 29, 2007 9:10 pm

Aiyana's Dad wrote:None taken as yet, but will get round to it soon I hope.
We purchased a little gold goldfish tank thingy 4 our little girl (18 month old), she loves fish......or to use her words...... ish ish ish, just to keep a little gold fish for her, but when we went back to our local lfs to buy the goldfish they where having an end of line clearout.
So aswell as buying a 95p goldfish we ended up buying a new 200 ltr fluval tank with stand, heater, plants, 205 external filter, and a few other bits and bobs thrown in for £199.00, which I didnt think was bad. What do u reckon? :D


Thats a good price for new, the filter alone retails for £50-60 & its a good size tank to start with, especially when you change from coldwater to tropical :wink:
Its amazing what people do when they go into lfs, i went into mine for some fish food for my community tank & came out with a new tank (my mbuna one)! most expensive fish food i've ever bought :lol:
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Postby Apistogramma » Wed Aug 29, 2007 9:12 pm

One day I'll be earning and I'm going to save up until I can do that! Then I might get a malawi set-up...I love my Dwarf cichlids - they're here to stay forever and I'd like another community tank with a pair of angels as centrepiece and then I want a couple of artaquariums...I could do with another spare for grow-out for juveniles as well.
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Postby Aiyana's Dad » Wed Aug 29, 2007 9:14 pm

I'm still learning thou, but in the few weeks I've been into it, I've learnt a lot from u guys in what ur telling me, and what I'm reading in other posts on this site, everyone seems really cool Markee, or really nice Becky!!
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Postby moocowmoneybox » Wed Aug 29, 2007 9:19 pm

thats what we are all here for :mrgreen:
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