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Forum: General Planted Tank Discussion   07-26-2016, 03:36 PM
Replies: 58
Views: 5,757
Posted By MCHRKiller
I took a year hiatus after keeping/breeding fish...

I took a year hiatus after keeping/breeding fish for 15 years. I moved a couple hours away, changed jobs, bought a new house, and in effort to simplify life the house was 1/3 the size of my former...
Forum: Photography   07-26-2016, 03:01 PM
Replies: 0
Views: 122
Posted By MCHRKiller
Cichlid Updates

Just a few pics of a couple of my cichlids

http://i933.photobucket.com/albums/ad180/MCHRKiller/664_zpslnkk0luc.jpg
http://i933.photobucket.com/albums/ad180/MCHRKiller/668_zpsmgavr6ef.jpg
F1 male...
Forum: Aquascaping   07-26-2016, 02:47 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 9,799
Posted By MCHRKiller
I tend to follow the KISS method of planting...

I tend to follow the KISS method of planting tanks...honestly each of my tanks feature only 2-3 genus of plants, may have some slight species variation but that is it. You can achieve nice tanks...
Forum: The Lounge & Introductions   07-16-2016, 07:43 PM
Replies: 41
Views: 1,256
Posted By MCHRKiller
lol! really is and honestly the problem is the...

lol! really is and honestly the problem is the same. Ignorance, hate, and an unhealthy dose of over compensating.

Ive never understood the mass fear of a PB....they are not very large dogs by any...
Forum: The Lounge & Introductions   07-16-2016, 07:31 PM
Replies: 184
Views: 4,364
Posted By MCHRKiller
Years ago we heard about serial killers...

Years ago we heard about serial killers constantly....very publicized at the time. Suddenly we have little to no coverage on serial killers...doesnt mean there aren't any you just dont have all of...
Forum: The Lounge & Introductions   07-16-2016, 12:28 PM
Replies: 184
Views: 4,364
Posted By MCHRKiller
I make it a point not to watch various news...

I make it a point not to watch various news networks due to their nonstop propaganda in terms of "terrorist" or other random "violent acts". Basically at times that is all that is being covered...not...
Forum: Fish   07-16-2016, 12:16 PM
Replies: 180
Views: 16,793
Posted By MCHRKiller
http://i933.photobucket.com/albums/ad180/MCHRKille...

http://i933.photobucket.com/albums/ad180/MCHRKiller/13708234_1125236450866070_1601344593478486526_o_zpscwnti4rm.jpg

I bought a betta from Petsmart on Tuesday...was actually surprised at how many...
Forum: The Lounge & Introductions   07-16-2016, 12:07 PM
Replies: 41
Views: 1,256
Posted By MCHRKiller
Those "huge" dogs really arent pits....or APBTs...

Those "huge" dogs really arent pits....or APBTs which is the true barer of the name. They are instead a designer mix of dogs to achieve a certain look. My female looks different from my male because...
Forum: The Lounge & Introductions   07-16-2016, 01:06 AM
Replies: 41
Views: 1,256
Posted By MCHRKiller
Thank you; I just wish more people did their...

Thank you; I just wish more people did their research. Pits really arnt for dog noobs....and even with the right environment you can end up with a handful like my male. Without near constant...
Forum: The Lounge & Introductions   07-15-2016, 07:01 PM
Replies: 41
Views: 1,256
Posted By MCHRKiller
Pits suffer from a people problem...and by that I...

Pits suffer from a people problem...and by that I mean too many people own them that shouldn't. They are a dominant stubborn breed that needs consistent leadership, they are also prone to animal...
Forum: Lighting   07-11-2016, 12:10 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 376
Posted By MCHRKiller
I use the diamond plate shop lights from Lowes on...

I use the diamond plate shop lights from Lowes on my 2 planted 75Gs, and planted 55G. I use a black version of what you posted on a 4ft 50G(petsmart special) as well. Same phillips bulbs you posted...
Forum: Photography   07-11-2016, 12:04 AM
Replies: 88
Views: 5,409
Posted By MCHRKiller
Right at 10". I wish more was known about this...

Right at 10". I wish more was known about this species of Astronotus....it is believed 10" is as large as they get. If so it would be considerably better to have a bunch of these in the hobby than...
Forum: Photography   07-10-2016, 05:36 PM
Replies: 88
Views: 5,409
Posted By MCHRKiller
Beautiful photos everyone, also glad to see some...

Beautiful photos everyone, also glad to see some more cichlid keepers on board. :)

Arguably one of the best fish pics I have taken, my 7" male F1 Jaguar...
Forum: General Planted Tank Discussion   06-28-2016, 01:34 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 1,001
Posted By MCHRKiller
I would probably not go the acrylic route again...

I would probably not go the acrylic route again on a tank less than 100G. Expense and the fact the need scratches fixed is my reasoning, my 50G has exterior scratches which is an easy fix with a...
Forum: General Planted Tank Discussion   06-28-2016, 09:43 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 1,001
Posted By MCHRKiller
Acrylic is considerably lighter than glass, I can...

Acrylic is considerably lighter than glass, I can easily carry my 50G acrylic on my own. Weight is about half what glass is.

I paid $200 for a Seaclear 50G with black back shipped to my door a...
Forum: General Planted Tank Discussion   06-26-2016, 01:14 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 1,001
Posted By MCHRKiller
IMO if you are going to invest the extra cash...

IMO if you are going to invest the extra cash just go for acrylic....it is clearer than low iron glass and totally seamless. It also scratches more easily BUT you can fix them.
Forum: Fish   06-26-2016, 01:05 PM
Replies: 59
Views: 3,277
Posted By MCHRKiller
I keep many species of cichlids in planted tanks...

I keep many species of cichlids in planted tanks which work well. My 10" Astronotus crassipinnis lives in a fully planted patch of Vals and Crypt pontederiifolia. My Synspillum and wild Convict also...
Forum: General Planted Tank Discussion   06-26-2016, 12:52 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 813
Posted By MCHRKiller
Im a sucker for manzanita....and the last 2 75Gs...

Im a sucker for manzanita....and the last 2 75Gs I have done I have spent probably around $120-150 on wood alone. My 56G column however has the most expensive wood....it was from a member here...
Forum: Low Tech Forum   06-18-2016, 01:26 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 370
Posted By MCHRKiller
10 gallon office revamp

I am downsizing my office aquarium from a 20G to a 10G....reason is my 20G is a rather beat up acrylic, and I have a brand new 10G kit waiting to be used that was given to me some time ago. It will...
Forum: The Lounge & Introductions   06-18-2016, 01:16 PM
Replies: 41
Views: 1,256
Posted By MCHRKiller
I have 2 Pits :) Here is Deuce; hes a...

I have 2 Pits :)

Here is Deuce; hes a purebred APBT that is 3 years old.
http://i933.photobucket.com/albums/ad180/MCHRKiller/photo%201_zpsbgmhahhn.jpg
Forced to be outdoors and hating it. ...
Forum: Tank Journals   06-08-2016, 01:19 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 1,671
Posted By MCHRKiller
http://i933.photobucket.com/albums/ad180/MCHRKille...

http://i933.photobucket.com/albums/ad180/MCHRKiller/DSC_3105_zpsk7wl8cxd.jpg
female GT
http://i933.photobucket.com/albums/ad180/MCHRKiller/DSC_3095_zps5uxcogl9.jpg
Red Severum...
Forum: Tank Journals   06-08-2016, 01:06 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 1,671
Posted By MCHRKiller
http://i933.photobucket.com/albums/ad180/MCHRKille...

http://i933.photobucket.com/albums/ad180/MCHRKiller/DSC_3029_zpsyv6cmp59.jpg
75G
http://i933.photobucket.com/albums/ad180/MCHRKiller/DSC_3028_zpswfqsvzat.jpg
75G...
Forum: The Lounge & Introductions   04-20-2016, 09:53 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 373
Posted By MCHRKiller
About 5-6hrs per week between maintenance and...

About 5-6hrs per week between maintenance and feeding.

Investment on present setups is around 5k, I've kept fish consistently for almost 20 years I would estimate over this span I've spent around...
Forum: Tank Journals   04-20-2016, 02:06 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 1,671
Posted By MCHRKiller
http://i933.photobucket.com/albums/ad180/MCHRKille...

http://i933.photobucket.com/albums/ad180/MCHRKiller/DSC_3008_zpsehes804c.jpg
The tank I don't photograph much....the 29G FOWLR...
Forum: Home Page News   04-19-2016, 04:20 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 2,357
Posted By MCHRKiller
Hikari excel and gold for larger cichlids like...

Hikari excel and gold for larger cichlids like the Synspilum, Wild Con, and Crassipinnis. The giant danios, Pictus, and Chalceus also eat this. Sometimes frozen krill or brine with spirulina.
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