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    JJP2

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    New here, from Cape Coral

    Post by JJP2 on Thu Feb 16, 2012 3:02 pm

    Hi,

    I'm John, been into fresh water planted tanks for 5-6 yrs now. Started with a 55, then went to a 125, and now at a 180. Stu-Nice told me about the site, when he took my 125. Here are some shots of my 180 which has been up for a month. I did have large rainbows and clownloaches, but going to go with Angelfish, have some farowella's in quarentine, and not sure about the clown's. Stu also got some of the large rainbows, that I could catch.



    John

    joefish72

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    Re: New here, from Cape Coral

    Post by joefish72 on Thu Feb 16, 2012 3:13 pm

    Welcome aboard John, I don't see any pics or attachments.

    We have a lot of angelfish keepers on here and I have some big tanks too (1)240, (1)150, (2)125, (1)90 also a bunch of smaller tanks. If you are looking to get rid of the clown loaches I have a great home for them in my 240 tank which currently has 4 clowns all between 4-6inches.
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    zeketaz

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    Re: New here, from Cape Coral

    Post by zeketaz on Thu Feb 16, 2012 3:20 pm

    Yay another angel lover Smile Glad to have you here. Hope to see you at future meetings got to share pics of fish lol

    JJP2

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    Re: New here, from Cape Coral

    Post by JJP2 on Thu Feb 16, 2012 3:25 pm

    I tried to post pictures, but I got an error indicated that new members aren't allowed to post links for 7 days. The image icon, didn't do anything after I specified my pictures, so not sure what to try next.

    I like Clownloaches. My first thought for the 180 was to put 12 in it with plants and then a large school of brillant rasboras or blood fin tetras. I'm going to keep the clowns and see what happens, they just might look too out of place though.

    John

    joefish72

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    Re: New here, from Cape Coral

    Post by joefish72 on Thu Feb 16, 2012 3:46 pm

    JJP2 wrote:I tried to post pictures, but I got an error indicated that new members aren't allowed to post links for 7 days. The image icon, didn't do anything after I specified my pictures, so not sure what to try next.

    I like Clownloaches. My first thought for the 180 was to put 12 in it with plants and then a large school of brillant rasboras or blood fin tetras. I'm going to keep the clowns and see what happens, they just might look too out of place though.

    John

    I didn't know about the picture thing, guess we all have to wait till you pass quarantine, lol. If you put some big driftwood in the tank the loaches blend right in, if not they stick out like a sore thumb.
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    williemcd

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    Re: New here, from Cape Coral

    Post by williemcd on Thu Feb 16, 2012 8:58 pm

    The restriction from posting for 7 days is a forumotion thing... We've tried to defeat it in our club and couldn't break the code... So.. Ya can use your avatar to give out sneak peaks!.. Bill in Va.
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    Fern
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    Re: New here, from Cape Coral

    Post by Fern on Thu Feb 16, 2012 9:59 pm

    Sorry, its an anti spammer thing.... I re-enabled it after loads of fake users selling everything from purses to timeshares Rolling Eyes

    Glad you are here! Post any questions you may have! Sounds like a very pretty tank!!! I was always a sucker for a good planted tank Wink
    I did freshwater for a good long time but am primarily salt now.

    Farowellas are awesome!!


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    has no life

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    Age : 36
    Location : cape coral

    Re: New here, from Cape Coral

    Post by has no life on Fri Feb 17, 2012 1:20 am

    hello an welcome

    kpetriella

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    Re: New here, from Cape Coral

    Post by kpetriella on Wed Feb 22, 2012 10:33 pm

    Welcome! Plenty of angelfish here!! lol!!
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    FishVixen
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    Re: New here, from Cape Coral

    Post by FishVixen on Thu Feb 23, 2012 12:01 am

    hey welcome, I live in the cape also just moved here 2 months ago. Trying to get my tanks set back up a friend is fish sitting for me till they are set. I love Angels of any kind but really love blue angels.
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    Finsandfeathers
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    Re: New here, from Cape Coral

    Post by Finsandfeathers on Thu Feb 23, 2012 1:22 am

    WELCOME!!! Nice to have you here

    JJP2

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    Re: New here, from Cape Coral

    Post by JJP2 on Thu Feb 23, 2012 5:40 pm

    Now that I've passed the newbie, 1 week quarantine, here is a link to pictures of my 180.

    http://www.flickr.com/photos/24797334@N05/sets/72157629344865659/
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    williemcd

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    Re: New here, from Cape Coral

    Post by williemcd on Thu Feb 23, 2012 6:56 pm

    JJP.. that link is restricted!.. Ya need to set it to public!... Bill in Va

    JJP2

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    Re: New here, from Cape Coral

    Post by JJP2 on Fri Feb 24, 2012 12:32 am

    ok, think its fixed now.
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    Lost Ink

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    Re: New here, from Cape Coral

    Post by Lost Ink on Fri Feb 24, 2012 2:11 am

    i love the tank. im a big angel fish guy, so that reaty catches my attention. and you have pylons like mine does.
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    FishVixen
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    Re: New here, from Cape Coral

    Post by FishVixen on Fri Feb 24, 2012 2:42 am

    looks great!!!!

    JJP2

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    Re: New here, from Cape Coral

    Post by JJP2 on Fri Feb 24, 2012 11:07 am

    mbuna125 wrote:i love the tank. im a big angel fish guy, so that reaty catches my attention. and you have pylons like mine does.

    Yes, its drilled down the middle, 6 - 1 inch holes. I only use 2 for the intake to the sump which are the pylons with maggie mufflers on them. I had bad luck painting PVC and tried hard to find black, but grey was the best I could do. I do run 3 returns, short with strainers, and have a check valve to prevent backflow into the sump. The other is capped but plumbed so I can use it as a drain if ever needed.


    I wasn't really a big angel fish person. Don't care for the koi or marbled, but really like the Altrums and the Peru silvers. Saw these at the LFS, and took 6. Seems 1 is MIA though.

    John
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    zeketaz

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    Re: New here, from Cape Coral

    Post by zeketaz on Fri Feb 24, 2012 11:56 am

    Did you get your angels from Boardroom? I think he had some that looked just like those and I was eyeballing them, but out of tank space lol.

    joefish72

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    Re: New here, from Cape Coral

    Post by joefish72 on Fri Feb 24, 2012 1:18 pm

    That's a nice tank. Love the driftwood, it has a lot of character.
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    Fern
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    Re: New here, from Cape Coral

    Post by Fern on Sat Feb 25, 2012 10:23 am

    Very nice tank!
    (glad to hear you have check valves on those short pipes)
    Very nice selection of plants! Good and hardy stuff!
    and I love the tannins in your water! So many folks dont like tannins but I feel they add a natural look and feel to a tank!


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    williemcd

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    Re: New here, from Cape Coral

    Post by williemcd on Sat Feb 25, 2012 2:57 pm

    Great looking Angel setup!.. Are some of them blue's? Bill in Va.

    JJP2

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    Re: New here, from Cape Coral

    Post by JJP2 on Sun Feb 26, 2012 8:34 pm

    Yes the angels are blues and came from Boardroom. Waiting on them getting some more to grab another 6 to 8. Also thinking some pencilfish to school and hang near the top.

    John

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