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Old 02-13-2016, 05:52 PM
 
Location: Lafayette, LA
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Even though I am not doing it right according to some posters here, like mixing tropical with cold water fish and no heater, etc., my tank is doing great with clear water and hungry fish. Oh ya!
Awesome. But no pics??
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Old 02-14-2016, 04:58 AM
 
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Awesome. But no pics??
Of course. Any idiot can make any claims they want and without pics it's all just Bologna. I bet he has a narwhal in that tank too, and he rides it around the house and it gives him the winning lottery numbers.
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Old 02-14-2016, 09:57 AM
 
Location: North Western NJ
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dang it lkb0714, where do I get me a winning lotto ticker narwhal?!
that would be incredibly handy.
I have a currently empty 10 gallon tank I could probably squish it into!
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Old 02-14-2016, 01:13 PM
 
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Awesome. But no pics??
My tank is in my house, and I am not comfortable posting pictures of anything from my house. It's a privacy thing.
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Old 02-14-2016, 02:13 PM
 
Location: Lafayette, LA
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My tank is in my house, and I am not comfortable posting pictures of anything from my house. It's a privacy thing.
Nobody cares about your house. Get up close and take a picture of your tank only, with fish and decorations. Jeez.

But if you choose not to, that's ok, too. Just wanted to see, maybe get some ideas.

It's all good, Quack.
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Old 02-14-2016, 06:37 PM
 
Location: North Western NJ
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magic fish pee vision cant figure out the zoom function on the camera Quack?

for example...
here is a picture of one of my betta...
it also resides inside my house...
notice you cant actually see my house in the image?!
its MAGIC!
its ok, though...I know, its a difficult concept...

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Old 03-25-2016, 02:20 AM
 
Location: Ohio
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I say far be it for me to question the experience and expertise of those who've had tanks all their lives, but I will regail you with my experience....


For those saying you need all kinds of test kits and so forth, I never used them when I had my aquarium up. I was very young when I got my aquarium and so I didn't really take the responsibility seriously, but I will say that my fish were no worse for the ware. I put fish in my new tank like the day after I set it up. Never used a test kit.... ever. There were times when my tank's water was literally black as coal, you couldn't see anything, and the water level had dropped down to a third of the tank. Times when I went for long stretches with no filtration and no air when I got tired of replacing the filters or of hearing the air thingy majigy vibrate.


The fish lived through it all with no problems, remarkably. The fish don't care, as long as you feed them. The rest is mostly aesthetic appeal, you know, nice looks. I think a lot of all these precautions are way over blown. An aquarium can withstand severe neglect with little to no ill effect, except of course that it will look like crap.


That's just my take. YMMV.
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Old 03-25-2016, 03:31 AM
 
Location: Poshawa, Ontario
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Once your tank gets murky and stays murky for few days and all the sudden, it clears. Does that mean the cycle is complete?
Generally yes. However, you should get a nitrite/nitrate test kit to ensure the bio-filter is functioning properly - especially if you are investing in expensive fish for the aquarium.

Here is a link that explains the nitrate cycle in case you have any questions about the process.

Enjoy your new aquarium!
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Old 03-25-2016, 12:03 PM
 
Location: Tejas
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I say far be it for me to question the experience and expertise of those who've had tanks all their lives, but I will regail you with my experience....


For those saying you need all kinds of test kits and so forth, I never used them when I had my aquarium up. I was very young when I got my aquarium and so I didn't really take the responsibility seriously, but I will say that my fish were no worse for the ware. I put fish in my new tank like the day after I set it up. Never used a test kit.... ever. There were times when my tank's water was literally black as coal, you couldn't see anything, and the water level had dropped down to a third of the tank. Times when I went for long stretches with no filtration and no air when I got tired of replacing the filters or of hearing the air thingy majigy vibrate.


The fish lived through it all with no problems, remarkably. The fish don't care, as long as you feed them. The rest is mostly aesthetic appeal, you know, nice looks. I think a lot of all these precautions are way over blown. An aquarium can withstand severe neglect with little to no ill effect, except of course that it will look like crap.


That's just my take. YMMV.
^^^ Please ignore. Many species can survive neglect, many cant. If you're going to get a tank, do the exact opposite of this guy,
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Old 03-25-2016, 02:28 PM
 
Location: North Western NJ
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BrianH I apparently must spread the Rep Love before I can give you more!
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