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post #1 of 10 (permalink) Old 09-23-2004, 07:52 PM Thread Starter
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I'm new here!

ello, I just registered today, Just saying Hi

I currently have one 55gal. Oscar Tank
one 2.5 gallon aquarium
and one new 30 gallon planted aquarium

Does anyone keep rainbowfish? They are my current area of interest (besides plants of course)

Also, does anyone Keep any sort of plants with their oscars with any success
Ive been wanted to plant his tank with some larger hardier plants to improve the environment a bit, He doesnt ever move anything around, which is kind of rare for an oscar.. thought I would take advantage of it

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post #2 of 10 (permalink) Old 09-23-2004, 08:23 PM
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WELCOME.. I'm a relative newbie myself. You'll find great people and great advice here... not to mention some gorgeous tanks.

Feel free to ask anything and use the search... if it wasn't for this place my new planted 50g would've been a much harder challenge to get up and runnin and maintain it.

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Let me warn you planted tanks are addictive. I have a couple of Rainbows: Turquoise & Australian Rainbow.

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Welcome! And another rainbowfish fan!!

I've got five M. boesmani and 4 G. incisus that are my main fish...they're still juvenilles (about 3-4 inches).

I also have two turquoise in a QT tank that can't seem to get rid of their little worms!!

Here's a disaster. I just got a hold of some blue-eyes and threadfins yesterday. Three of the blue-eyes and one threadfin got sucked into my surface extractor last night!! So this morning I had to use forceps to get them out. I also noticed my lone surviving blue-eye had a broken back and had to freeze him (he must have gotten stuck but freed himself).

Only two threadfins left. I think I have to manually control the surface extractor now rather than leaving it open all day.

Re-boot!
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Thats horrible, I really enjoy threadfins, I have 2 M. boesmani en route to my house right now as well
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Welcome

Let me warn you planted tanks are addictive.
I have a couple of Rainbows: Turquoise & Australian Rainbow.
I agree with that, it's taking over my life and others around me.

Help!

Hello by the way I'm new here.
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Welcome to the forum, Blue... Once I got my first planted tank up and running within the next six months I had 3 more tanks all planted of course. I would have more tanks if I had the room and time to take care of them. Almost forgot that little thing called money, which is another big factor.

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Until this past weekend I had 2 Oscars in a 55g. One of them hated the plants. The other one loves plants. I used to put all the live plants on the side of the Oscar that liked them. It worked out really well. Now the plant-hater has moved away so my options have opened up
However, it is quite possible that the plant-loving Oscar will all of a sudden decide to snack on the plants or aquascape for me. Oscars change their minds a lot.
Currently he has an Amazon sword and 5 corkscrew vals. His ludwigia and anacharis got moved into the planted 29g last weekend.
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Welcome Pearljam. I have a couple of Boesmani's and love them. I would really like some threadfins (sorry to hear about that Georgia) It could happen even to future PHD's. Hi Blue Kipper, Welcome to the site.
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post #10 of 10 (permalink) Old 09-27-2004, 09:42 PM
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Hey Cord! Welcome to the board!

Oscars and plants! That is always a tough one. Glad to see you have them co-existing!

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