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01-28-2012 05:30 AM
tonytrout2001@hotmail.com
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Originally Posted by cableguy69846 View Post
Nice pics man. The tank is really coming along nicely. Keep it up man.
Thanks, buddy. Don't worry, I have no plans to give up on anything. If anything, I want to push forward and grow, not stop

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Cool stuff Tony. You got shrimps? or just crayfish?
Thanks, though I'm still not done. I still lack some Java fern for around the entrance to my tunnel, and would love to get some more colorful plants in there as well. I've also been on the lookout for a couple more pieces of wood to put with the one in there. It will hopefully look ok when I'm done

No, no shrimp. I had plans on getting some Bee shrimp, and have thought about some cherries from Treetom, but things just didn't turn out the way I wanted them to this month. Right now, just the crays. It's cool for now though, since I didn't get the tanks I planned on having. The lady set up a place to meet so I could get some tanks, and then she ended up driving around after she realized the place she set wasn't actually there Emailed me later and said, "Oh, we probably passed each other on the highway (after I drove all that way with 3 kids by myself, about 30m 1-way), but could we set something else up to meet again?" Well, no, not after all that bs! Can you tell it's a sore subject? And you only know half of it

I do have a couple more pics of some baby crays, but I think they're still on the camera. I'll get them on here after I get the cam back out. The ones I'm missing were the best ones I got, and showed the little ladies really good.


I do have an empty 10g I could set up, and probably will so I can start breeding some of them Tiger Barbs. Did you all see some of the fat ones in the pics? I also need a place to keep some snails, as I found out the Apples will eat fish eggs. I'm pretty sure that's where the majority of the Angel eggs got off to, cuz I'm relatively sure the crays didn't eat them and they were totally gone one day. I thought about making a DIY in-tank breeder from a big jar and sponge filter, but feek it might be too hard to feed the babies like that. IDK, I'll get it figured out.
01-28-2012 02:37 AM
green_valley Cool stuff Tony. You got shrimps? or just crayfish?
01-28-2012 02:23 AM
cableguy69846 Nice pics man. The tank is really coming along nicely. Keep it up man.
01-26-2012 10:16 PM
tonytrout2001@hotmail.com Sorry I didn't get to the updates last night, I forgot to edit the pics so I've been busy doing that to get them ready. I'm here now though, so on to the updates:

I'll start with a FTS on 1-19 after we got back. This is after having DIY Co2 for a couple weeks, but more on that later After doing some cleaning:

Left side:

Right:

Crypt Walkeri 'lutea with lots of new growth and red outlines:

Sunset Hygro in suspended animation since moving it to this new tank. Not sure on the other:

Queen Marble Sword. Would probably be pretty sweet if I could keep it planted:

Crypt Wendtii Red growing good, and an Apon at the top:

For some reason, rosette plants are growing really well, but NONE of my stems will grow. They are either stunted, or they rot right out of the sub, so not real sure what's going on there. Any ideas?
Now for The DIY Co2/wine generator. Yes, I do make wine in there You can almost see my reactor I built and put in the sump. I did have a pic of it, but couldn't find it right now. I just used a 20oz pop bottle, drilled a hole in the bottom and ran my powerhead in there, ran my Co2 into the lid through airline, and packed LOTS of filter-floss in it. I drilled little holes in the bottom for the outlet, which makes the water and Co2 mix before passing through the filter-floss and back out the bottom.

Here are some pretty cool pics of the cray, as well as some of her babies. Momma:

Babies:



And finally, my pair of Green marble Angels:

Surprise!! Male doin EXACTLY what he's supposed to be doin:

Nothing survived this time, but it was only their first time and I didn't expect anything to. Atleast I know I will eventually be stocked to the gills with Angels in the near future

I will be taking pictures pretty regularly to judge the growth I will hopefully be getting from the added Co2, so stay tuned and thanks for looking.
01-26-2012 12:32 AM
cableguy69846
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Originally Posted by tonytrout2001@hotmail.com View Post
I'm currently trying to get a 75g, that I'm thinking about making into a reeftank, but only if I can get it cheap Just a tank and stand with no accessories, but the tank needs resealed and the stand is in really bad shape and would need LOTS of work, so cheap is a MUST I don't think he wants to sell it so cheap, but we'll see. He's going and getting a 75g with overflow and trickle filter with 2 pumps and the whole bit for $150 from CL, and is going to be wanting the room for that, so I'm hoping he takes my offer of $70 for the other 75. I have the things I need to redo it, so I'm hoping I get it.

I was just posting a pic of some plants for sale on CL, and realized how many pics I had that I needed to post in here, along with LOTS of updates. It's just been a really crappy month, and I haven't felt like doing it. I will get in here and post them, maybe tonight, and post some updates.

One update: I didn't get the tanks I was supposed to for starting my fish closet, still have just the 3 tanks from before, but it is still in the plans. I just had to place it on the back burner for now, but VERY soon. I do have baby crays crawling all over two of my tanks though, which is WAY cool I got Momma seperated now, so I'm hoping she has more babies really soon. Then I will be able to put her back in the main tank again and give her the space she needs. The rest will have to wait till tonight after the kids go to sleep. I have 3 kids here by myself since wife had to go back to Ohio for her fathers funeral, and there's no way I'll be able to sit long enough to allow me the time I'll need to get the updates done.

One more thing before I go, I added DIY Co2 to my tank, and use it to make homemade wine So, come back for some updates, later.
Glad to see you are still around man. Hope to see some updates later.
01-25-2012 08:11 PM
tonytrout2001@hotmail.com
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Originally Posted by cableguy69846 View Post
I think reeftank is the next tank I am going to flood this spring. I hope.

I didn't think of the switcharoo you suggested. That is a good idea.
I'm currently trying to get a 75g, that I'm thinking about making into a reeftank, but only if I can get it cheap Just a tank and stand with no accessories, but the tank needs resealed and the stand is in really bad shape and would need LOTS of work, so cheap is a MUST I don't think he wants to sell it so cheap, but we'll see. He's going and getting a 75g with overflow and trickle filter with 2 pumps and the whole bit for $150 from CL, and is going to be wanting the room for that, so I'm hoping he takes my offer of $70 for the other 75. I have the things I need to redo it, so I'm hoping I get it.

I was just posting a pic of some plants for sale on CL, and realized how many pics I had that I needed to post in here, along with LOTS of updates. It's just been a really crappy month, and I haven't felt like doing it. I will get in here and post them, maybe tonight, and post some updates.

One update: I didn't get the tanks I was supposed to for starting my fish closet, still have just the 3 tanks from before, but it is still in the plans. I just had to place it on the back burner for now, but VERY soon. I do have baby crays crawling all over two of my tanks though, which is WAY cool I got Momma seperated now, so I'm hoping she has more babies really soon. Then I will be able to put her back in the main tank again and give her the space she needs. The rest will have to wait till tonight after the kids go to sleep. I have 3 kids here by myself since wife had to go back to Ohio for her fathers funeral, and there's no way I'll be able to sit long enough to allow me the time I'll need to get the updates done.

One more thing before I go, I added DIY Co2 to my tank, and use it to make homemade wine So, come back for some updates, later.
12-26-2011 04:37 PM
cableguy69846
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Originally Posted by tonytrout2001@hotmail.com View Post
Yeah, I'm kind of an oddball myself, so I like oddball stuff I also want to get a reef tank. Sorry TPT'ers, I will have a bunch more freshwater tanks than that, but I would like atleast one reeftank. To me, they are like on a totally different spectrum than a freshwater planted tank. Where the freshwater is relaxing in a serene way, the reeftank will be relaxing but in a whole different way with the brightness and the lighter colored inhabitants and things.


I rode a horse as a kid, and have been around them alot in life, but I realise how big and powerful they are, and it just intimidated me a little bit. I will ride one some day, and would LOVE to have one. I think the kids would like them as well. They're little redneck babies We had a chance to get one at one time, from Craigslist. A person on there was trading one for a Yorkie, but we just wasn't prepared for one at the time. Some day, though.



Or you can just set a reeftank up, and keep the freshwater one you already have. You might even be able to switch them and have a big freshwater and make a small salt tank.
I think reeftank is the next tank I am going to flood this spring. I hope.

I didn't think of the switcharoo you suggested. That is a good idea.
12-24-2011 07:37 PM
tonytrout2001@hotmail.com
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Originally Posted by cableguy69846 View Post
Lol. I do see a pattern. All the crazy stuff no one else wants. Lol. The biggest thing I want right now is a reef tank. I want at least a 125 and the only fish I want if I had to choose one is a Volitans Lionfish. That tank is number 1 on my bucket list.
Yeah, I'm kind of an oddball myself, so I like oddball stuff I also want to get a reef tank. Sorry TPT'ers, I will have a bunch more freshwater tanks than that, but I would like atleast one reeftank. To me, they are like on a totally different spectrum than a freshwater planted tank. Where the freshwater is relaxing in a serene way, the reeftank will be relaxing but in a whole different way with the brightness and the lighter colored inhabitants and things.

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Horse back riding is amazing. Until you get thrown off. Ouch. But you heal, and get back on. Horses are amazing and powerful animals, but most are big sweethearts. If you treat them right, they will return the favor. The only reason I got thrown is cuz it got spooked by something outside the barn. It happens. Try it next time man. It is worth it.
I rode a horse as a kid, and have been around them alot in life, but I realise how big and powerful they are, and it just intimidated me a little bit. I will ride one some day, and would LOVE to have one. I think the kids would like them as well. They're little redneck babies We had a chance to get one at one time, from Craigslist. A person on there was trading one for a Yorkie, but we just wasn't prepared for one at the time. Some day, though.


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Originally Posted by cableguy69846 View Post
Hmmm. You may have to find an empty one. Or see if they will sell off the livestock and sell you the system separately.
Or you can just set a reeftank up, and keep the freshwater one you already have. You might even be able to switch them and have a big freshwater and make a small salt tank.
12-24-2011 04:49 AM
cableguy69846
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Originally Posted by TheJadeShrimp View Post
Well, the best LFS here won't take customer fish, shrimps, or anything a live. The other LFS has very rude owners. And I am not sure if the local pet store will take anything.
Hmmm. You may have to find an empty one. Or see if they will sell off the livestock and sell you the system separately.
12-24-2011 04:41 AM
TheJadeShrimp
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Originally Posted by cableguy69846 View Post
Find a good shop and dump all the corals and fish off with them. They may give you credit that you can use on dry goods, or freshwater goods if they carry both.
Well, the best LFS here won't take customer fish, shrimps, or anything a live. The other LFS has very rude owners. And I am not sure if the local pet store will take anything.
12-24-2011 04:30 AM
cableguy69846
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Originally Posted by tonytrout2001@hotmail.com View Post
The pig is so cool, and I am really happy we got her. The kids couldn't get over having a pig live in their house with them. She sleeps with them at night, and has recently taken up with our 11yr old boxer. They have been layin side-by-side for the last 2 days. Pretty cool, cuz the boxer is old and is in really bad shape, and we're not sure how much longer we're gonna have her.

I did notice you had lizards, and will definitely be asking about them at such time that I get the opportunity to get one. If I could I'd have a real zoo in my house I want a few lizards: a beardie, Geckos are really cool, would LOVE a water monitor and could get one from CL right now for $150 with cage and all that is 4'L. I would LOVE to have some kind of big exotic cat (not a lion or tiger or anything), but a Bobcat or something cool like that. I also want some turtles, but they are illegal to have in captivity in Tn. Can't even buy captive turtles from another state and keep them here. I also want an oddities tank, and put a Medusa Pleco in with some Axolots and some freshwater Flounders like 150 has, and some other things I can't think of now. Oh, freshwater rays, REALLY want some of them Can you all see a pattern here?


Well hi jadeshrimp, honor to have you here. I did look at your sig, and wow! I'd love to have some horses, heck, I want a farm A buddy of mine had a horse and tried to get me to ride her, but I was too scared. I don't know why, it was just one of those things that you want to do, but when you finally get the chance to do it, it makes you so intimidated that you're scared to try it. I have wanted a farm since I was a little kid. We do plan on getting some chickens soon, maybe next spring or something.

Yeah, you'll want to get a bigger tank for them Oscars, they would love the extra swimming room. Then, when you get the bigger tank, you can get more fish

I would like a crested gecko, and wouldn't mind feeding bugs. I feed my fish live foods, and keep a mealworm culture as well.
Lol. I do see a pattern. All the crazy stuff no one else wants. Lol. The biggest thing I want right now is a reef tank. I want at least a 125 and the only fish I want if I had to choose one is a Volitans Lionfish. That tank is number 1 on my bucket list.

Horse back riding is amazing. Until you get thrown off. Ouch. But you heal, and get back on. Horses are amazing and powerful animals, but most are big sweethearts. If you treat them right, they will return the favor. The only reason I got thrown is cuz it got spooked by something outside the barn. It happens. Try it next time man. It is worth it.

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We actually have three here, a miniature, but it is my niece's horse. She loves her little Peanut. I don't ride horses much. My horse, she is my baby and I have had her since she was 4 months old, isn't trained to ride and probably will never be.

I planned on looking for a tank for a little while. I am hoping for about a minimum of a 125 gallon. But bigger would be better.

Okay, most people do. A friend of mine is terrified of bugs. Crested Geckos make a great first lizard, if you have never kept lizard. I also have a mealworm culture. I haven't opened the containers in a while.

P.S. I wish I could find a nice tank like yours. But everyone on CL here has saltwater tanks for sale.
+1 on cresties. That is going to be the next reptile we get.

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Originally Posted by tonytrout2001@hotmail.com View Post
My tank was a saltwater tank. It took me 3 days to clean all the salt out of it. By the end of it I had blisters on my fingers, and a pretty awesome tank that I was turning into freshwater. I've even used all the equipment, minus the powerheads and things. They had way too much circulation than what I needed, and would actually make pits in the gravel and blow the dirt all over my tank. Took me a couple days to figure out what it was. First I thought it was just an overabundance of detritus, but got to looking in the back of the tank behind my wood piece, and that's when I noticed the crater behind there.
Distilled white vinegar. Works wonders for salt creep. And miner deposits from fresh water too.

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Originally Posted by TheJadeShrimp View Post
Was it an old saltwater tank that was empty for a while? Here they are selling fully set up Saltwater with corals with fish.
Find a good shop and dump all the corals and fish off with them. They may give you credit that you can use on dry goods, or freshwater goods if they carry both.
12-24-2011 01:09 AM
TheJadeShrimp
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Originally Posted by tonytrout2001@hotmail.com View Post
My tank was a saltwater tank. It took me 3 days to clean all the salt out of it. By the end of it I had blisters on my fingers, and a pretty awesome tank that I was turning into freshwater. I've even used all the equipment, minus the powerheads and things. They had way too much circulation than what I needed, and would actually make pits in the gravel and blow the dirt all over my tank. Took me a couple days to figure out what it was. First I thought it was just an overabundance of detritus, but got to looking in the back of the tank behind my wood piece, and that's when I noticed the crater behind there.
Was it an old saltwater tank that was empty for a while? Here they are selling fully set up Saltwater with corals with fish.
12-23-2011 11:39 PM
tonytrout2001@hotmail.com
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We actually have three here, a miniature, but it is my niece's horse. She loves her little Peanut. I don't ride horses much. My horse, she is my baby and I have had her since she was 4 months old, isn't trained to ride and probably will never be.

I planned on looking for a tank for a little while. I am hoping for about a minimum of a 125 gallon. But bigger would be better.

Okay, most people do. A friend of mine is terrified of bugs. Crested Geckos make a great first lizard, if you have never kept lizard. I also have a mealworm culture. I haven't opened the containers in a while.

P.S. I wish I could find a nice tank like yours. But everyone on CL here has saltwater tanks for sale.
My tank was a saltwater tank. It took me 3 days to clean all the salt out of it. By the end of it I had blisters on my fingers, and a pretty awesome tank that I was turning into freshwater. I've even used all the equipment, minus the powerheads and things. They had way too much circulation than what I needed, and would actually make pits in the gravel and blow the dirt all over my tank. Took me a couple days to figure out what it was. First I thought it was just an overabundance of detritus, but got to looking in the back of the tank behind my wood piece, and that's when I noticed the crater behind there.
12-23-2011 09:07 PM
TheJadeShrimp
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Originally Posted by tonytrout2001@hotmail.com View Post
Well hi jadeshrimp, honor to have you here. I did look at your sig, and wow! I'd love to have some horses, heck, I want a farm A buddy of mine had a horse and tried to get me to ride her, but I was too scared. I don't know why, it was just one of those things that you want to do, but when you finally get the chance to do it, it makes you so intimidated that you're scared to try it. I have wanted a farm since I was a little kid. We do plan on getting some chickens soon, maybe next spring or something.

Yeah, you'll want to get a bigger tank for them Oscars, they would love the extra swimming room. Then, when you get the bigger tank, you can get more fish

I would like a crested gecko, and wouldn't mind feeding bugs. I feed my fish live foods, and keep a mealworm culture as well.
We actually have three here, a miniature, but it is my niece's horse. She loves her little Peanut. I don't ride horses much. My horse, she is my baby and I have had her since she was 4 months old, isn't trained to ride and probably will never be.

I planned on looking for a tank for a little while. I am hoping for about a minimum of a 125 gallon. But bigger would be better.

Okay, most people do. A friend of mine is terrified of bugs. Crested Geckos make a great first lizard, if you have never kept lizard. I also have a mealworm culture. I haven't opened the containers in a while.

P.S. I wish I could find a nice tank like yours. But everyone on CL here has saltwater tanks for sale.
12-23-2011 05:16 PM
tonytrout2001@hotmail.com
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Originally Posted by cableguy69846 View Post
Lol. The fiancee wants a pig and a dog, but the father-in-law won't let that happen. So we will have to wait till we move or until we inherit the house. What kind of lizards are you looking at? If you need a couple places for good info on that, let me know. I am on, like, 7 reptile forums. As for a zoo, I think we may be about even. 5 lizards, 3 snakes, 6 fish tanks, 2 cats, a rat, I have a 5 year old and the fiancee and I have one on the way. It is going to get really interesting around here soon. Lol. That pig is an awesome Christmas present though.
The pig is so cool, and I am really happy we got her. The kids couldn't get over having a pig live in their house with them. She sleeps with them at night, and has recently taken up with our 11yr old boxer. They have been layin side-by-side for the last 2 days. Pretty cool, cuz the boxer is old and is in really bad shape, and we're not sure how much longer we're gonna have her.

I did notice you had lizards, and will definitely be asking about them at such time that I get the opportunity to get one. If I could I'd have a real zoo in my house I want a few lizards: a beardie, Geckos are really cool, would LOVE a water monitor and could get one from CL right now for $150 with cage and all that is 4'L. I would LOVE to have some kind of big exotic cat (not a lion or tiger or anything), but a Bobcat or something cool like that. I also want some turtles, but they are illegal to have in captivity in Tn. Can't even buy captive turtles from another state and keep them here. I also want an oddities tank, and put a Medusa Pleco in with some Axolots and some freshwater Flounders like 150 has, and some other things I can't think of now. Oh, freshwater rays, REALLY want some of them Can you all see a pattern here?

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Originally Posted by TheJadeShrimp View Post
I am jealous! I am actually looking into getting a 125 for my two Oscars.

Also, Potbellies are so cute! You should get a Crested Gecko, they are very easy to care for and don't even eat bugs. Unless you want to give them bugs.

P.S. You should try my zoo. My signature doesn't even list the ones in my whole household. ;D
Well hi jadeshrimp, honor to have you here. I did look at your sig, and wow! I'd love to have some horses, heck, I want a farm A buddy of mine had a horse and tried to get me to ride her, but I was too scared. I don't know why, it was just one of those things that you want to do, but when you finally get the chance to do it, it makes you so intimidated that you're scared to try it. I have wanted a farm since I was a little kid. We do plan on getting some chickens soon, maybe next spring or something.

Yeah, you'll want to get a bigger tank for them Oscars, they would love the extra swimming room. Then, when you get the bigger tank, you can get more fish

I would like a crested gecko, and wouldn't mind feeding bugs. I feed my fish live foods, and keep a mealworm culture as well.
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