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Old 04-03-2013, 03:28 PM   #31
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You are obviously just trolling now and making stuff up or maybe just don't know any better and need to be educated. Either way I'm done.
Trolling i guess, better then being insulting like yourself. I'm in the office with nothing to do, and i hope after 20 years i have a clue what i'm doing

Plus feeding too much Ethoxyquin thats in NLS isnt the healthiest of things.
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Old 04-03-2013, 03:33 PM   #32
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I thank you for your argument. I have received valid information on each end

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Old 04-03-2013, 03:43 PM   #33
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I would still stick to whatever you cooking. It's cheaper than fish food and it creates a very mixed diets. Also I say that earthworms are better then anything else... (Let's see how far this goes)
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Old 04-03-2013, 03:49 PM   #34
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For juvenile Oscar, Fifty five gallon's would work for maybe eight month's.
Healthy Oscar,other Large cichlid's grow on average about one inch per month.Considering the juvenile's sold, are usually around three inches,,the fish could (with good care) reach twelve inches inside a year.(Is not uncommon)
Fifty five gallon tank is only twelve inches front to back and adult fish would not be comfortable (could barely turn around).
Were it me,,I would use large gravel substrate no more than and inch deep to make gravel vaccuming more effective considering waste out put from the Oscar and turtle which I might re-consider.(deeper substrate allow's more organic's to become problematic)
Plant's would be largely anubia 's attached to wood,along with maybe java fern.
Plant's in substrate are not likely to last long with the Oscar and or turtle but perhap's a sword plant or two in a pot with soil, and gravel cap might work.
Both of these creatures can and often do,,re-arrange the tank's bottom to suit them.
Filtration for the 55 gal would for me,,,be filter capable of moving 4 to 5 hundred gallon's per hour with twice weekly water changes once the Oscar reached six plus inches.
Hope some of this helps.
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Currently my setup for filtration is going to be moving 435+ gph. I really want lots of plants so the anubias are great, I love those! Swords as well!

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Old 04-03-2013, 04:16 PM   #36
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For juvenile Oscar, Fifty five gallon's would work for maybe eight month's.
Healthy Oscar,other Large cichlid's grow on average about one inch per month.Considering the juvenile's sold, are usually around three inches,,the fish could (with good care) reach twelve inches inside a year.(Is not uncommon)
Fifty five gallon tank is only twelve inches front to back and adult fish would not be comfortable (could barely turn around).
Were it me,,I would use large gravel substrate no more than and inch deep to make gravel vaccuming more effective considering waste out put from the Oscar and turtle which I might re-consider.(deeper substrate allow's more organic's to become problematic)
Plant's would be largely anubia 's attached to wood,along with maybe java fern.
Plant's in substrate are not likely to last long with the Oscar and or turtle but perhap's a sword plant or two in a pot with soil, and gravel cap might work.
Both of these creatures can and often do,,re-arrange the tank's bottom to suit them.
Filtration for the 55 gal would for me,,,be filter capable of moving 4 to 5 hundred gallon's per hour with twice weekly water changes once the Oscar reached six plus inches.
Hope some of this helps.
I agree
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Trolling i guess, better then being insulting like yourself. I'm in the office with nothing to do, and i hope after 20 years i have a clue what i'm doing

Plus feeding too much Ethoxyquin thats in NLS isnt the healthiest of things.
How does one achieve such a great job?
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Old 04-03-2013, 04:46 PM   #38
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I would still stick to whatever you cooking. It's cheaper than fish food and it creates a very mixed diets. Also I say that earthworms are better then anything else... (Let's see how far this goes)
I agree with the earthworm's.(excellent Food)
Just be sure not to collect them from area's,lawn's,where pesticides,insecticides may have been ,or are being used.
I buy em from bait shop or walmart and cut em up with razor blade for my fishes.
Prolly could raise your own, and be more certain as to what they have been exposed to,eaten.
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Meh, I just put him on my ignore list. There is no point in arguing with a troll.
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College, and supervisor positions :P You know where i work, go apply

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Meh, I just put him on my ignore list. There is no point in arguing with a troll.
Oh god, you know,,, you can debate advice without being smug, and insulting towards others. Thats how you learn as nothing in this hobby is ever set in stone. Ignore away lol
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If you want plants then you should think about investing in some floating plants like amazon frogbits, water sprites, etc because the turtle and oscar loves to move plants around and replanting them will be a big pain in the rear. you make sure you feed some veggies and fruits to him as well. Oscars need vitamin C. Also, oscars are very messy fish, so prepare for a lot of poop
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Old 04-03-2013, 09:05 PM   #42
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Wow this is nostalgic for me.

My very first fish, as a teenager, was an oscar. I kept mine in an empty gravelled tank and that thing grew to almost 5-years old. Was eating everything in site!
Looking back now I'm wondering what a plantedtank would've looked like with him back then. LOL
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Oh yes frog bit! I have some of that being shipped in today and currently holding water sprite in my nano! Great ideas!

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