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03-10-2014 01:34 AM
scapegoat not really an update on the tank itself, but here is a shot of one of my first successfully raised kribensis fry from that tank.

My lens is not appropriate for taking photos of these small fry. These dudes are about 2 months old, and just over 1/2" in length. this is just one of around 12 fry I have growing out in a 10g.



I have 1 lone fry from the previous batch, around 1/4". And the mom is going to be depositing eggs any day now.

and a crappy group shot of some of them.

03-07-2014 07:46 PM
Crazy4discus Very nice setup!!
03-07-2014 07:39 PM
kevreh Be careful, mold can spread pretty easy. At the least spray a beach solution on the mold to kill it. A dehumidifier will help too.
03-07-2014 04:11 PM
scapegoat
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Originally Posted by kevreh View Post
Sounds good...I meant more along the lines of mold, which some people are sensitive too.
yea definitely. we do have some mold issues in the basement. it does, sometimes, get a little musty smelling in the fish room.

For that reason I have a fan running 24/7 to keep air moving. since this room isn't finished i have access to the 6" or so behind the finished wall, so the fan is leaning up against this opening and blowing air towards the laundry room, which is big and dry thanks to the oil heater.

so far there has been no growth on the wood; but i've noticed some on the concrete block. I might clean out the area a bit back there and hit it up with some drylok
03-07-2014 12:12 PM
kevreh
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Originally Posted by scapegoat View Post
Thanks.

I'm not very concerned about the wood... if it starts rotting, which i doubt it will, it just means I've an opportunity to get a bigger tank in there while I fix it
Sounds good...I meant more along the lines of mold, which some people are sensitive too.
03-06-2014 04:08 PM
scapegoat
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Originally Posted by kevreh View Post
Nice build, I always like to see built-in tanks. Make sure you seal that wood, moisture and raw wood... not the best thing.
Thanks.

I'm not very concerned about the wood... if it starts rotting, which i doubt it will, it just means I've an opportunity to get a bigger tank in there while I fix it
03-03-2014 08:34 PM
kevreh Nice build, I always like to see built-in tanks. Make sure you seal that wood, moisture and raw wood... not the best thing.
01-08-2014 01:35 PM
scapegoat
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Great looking tank Scape! Lets get that conroller going !
thanks. I'm getting there. my tire ended up flat due to the sudden frigid weather we've been having. turned out there was no puncture, just a potentially bad seal between the tire and rim along with enough of a size change due to the cold to create a small leak.

$50 later and i'm in business... now to pull the trigger on that amazon order.
01-08-2014 11:04 AM
HunterX Great looking tank Scape! Lets get that conroller going !
12-29-2013 12:25 AM
scapegoat
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scape, two fish I'd like to see you try...
Haplochromis sp. "flameback"
Haplochromis sp. "ruby"
I've had them both and they are not so crazy....


Also, search for "clear aquarium netting"....in 1/4".....mounted like window screen on a window screen frame, it fits inside the top molding on the tank and stops jumpers


Here's some.....http://www.bulkreefsupply.com/clear-netting.html
hey thanks! I'll be keeping an eye out for both of those fish. ultimately i'd love that huge school of jae barbs with a few cool species of more interesting african fish. those two fit the bill.

i'll take a look at that screening. Still debating whether or not I really care. The killies are more getting themselves into the overflows more than out of the tank. I keep fishing one female out of the outlet overflow, and another from the sump... pain in the butts
12-28-2013 06:24 PM
Corrie scape, two fish I'd like to see you try...
Haplochromis sp. "flameback"
Haplochromis sp. "ruby"
I've had them both and they are not so crazy....


Also, search for "clear aquarium netting"....in 1/4".....mounted like window screen on a window screen frame, it fits inside the top molding on the tank and stops jumpers


Here's some.....http://www.bulkreefsupply.com/clear-netting.html
12-28-2013 05:17 PM
scapegoat
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Originally Posted by HybridHerp View Post
Man, loving your congos. When they reach full size, oh man they are a fish to behold.

What's your current stock? And are you still thinking of staying african community? There are a few african fish that I keep that have been working super nicely with plants and other fish that make a large community, namely smaller upper jaw bichirs and rope fish, as well as ctnepoma and african knife fish, and I presume/have seen african butterfly fish work as well.
yup. only african community fish. though I currently have some 5 banded barbs in there. I have 1 synodontis, 1 ctenopoma acutirostre, 12 congos, 9 5 banded barbs, 5 ottos, 2 kribensis. 3-4 killiefish

the killies are slowly offing themselves... they're quite the jumpers.

I have a small handful of Jae barbs coming in; which are a small, 1.5", rarer african community fish. It's looking like i'll get around 6. i'm hoping to breed them in my breeding tanks and raising the fry. I'd love to place around 50-60 in the tank.

also keeping an eye out for a pair of ctenopoma ansorgii

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Your tank & setup looks great.
thanks!
12-28-2013 03:46 PM
dewalltheway Your tank & setup looks great.
12-28-2013 12:48 PM
HybridHerp Man, loving your congos. When they reach full size, oh man they are a fish to behold.

What's your current stock? And are you still thinking of staying african community? There are a few african fish that I keep that have been working super nicely with plants and other fish that make a large community, namely smaller upper jaw bichirs and rope fish, as well as ctnepoma and african knife fish, and I presume/have seen african butterfly fish work as well.
12-27-2013 01:27 PM
scapegoat
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Originally Posted by NYCaqua View Post
I tried to get a nice school of male congos before. But out of the 16 i purchased i got 2 males(bought them very small). Horrible luck on my part. But i see more retailers selling guaranteed males nowadays already showing their color. How did you purchase yours?
I've an inside man at a local big chain store. Told them how many congos I wanted and that is what I got. I didn't have any choice in the matter as far as male or female.
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