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Post by Bobo on Mon 25 Jul 2011, 5:55 pm

hey folks i found this forum and looked around and like it alot, and can maybe use some info that yall have. I have two 55 gallon tanks. The first one has been set up for 8 months its a community tank with guppies,mollies,3 pictus,3 lace (feathertail), and a few dwarf gouramis. My 2nd tank im starting to hate it has been up 4 months and i have to do water change every 2 weeks, infact it needs it now. it has 3 oscars and im thinking of redoing the tank. My tanks are very bland compared to most of yalls. Any ideas. i like cheap DIY stuff.

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Re: New from Lindale

Post by Bobo on Mon 25 Jul 2011, 7:16 pm




i know they are kinda newbish tanks but im just starting out

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Post by Grimreefer on Mon 25 Jul 2011, 9:52 pm

Welcome Bobo.

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Post by matt_longview on Mon 25 Jul 2011, 10:01 pm

Welcome to the forums! :-)
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Post by Bobo on Mon 25 Jul 2011, 10:05 pm

thanks guys any info?

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Post by Win on Tue 26 Jul 2011, 10:03 am

My oscar was ten inches long in nine months. After a year, it was a foot long. When my two got around seven or eight inches, they tried to kill each other bc they were feelin crowded, so i upgraded to a bigger tank. I can tell you with certainty you will need a tank upgrade or to rehome the oscars. They are very messy fish and make a bigger bioload than most. I think my fiftyfive lasted about a year before a change was mandatory, in the mean time you will be a slave to your waterchanges lol. Just speaking from experience. Btw that hob filter will never support one grown oscar, let alone three, so be prepared fo those upgrades.
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Re: New from Lindale

Post by Bobo on Tue 26 Jul 2011, 10:04 am

I have decided to change the tank and wanna rehome the oscars

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Post by Win on Tue 26 Jul 2011, 10:07 am

Btw, welcome to the forum
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Post by Bobo on Tue 26 Jul 2011, 10:12 am

Thank u very much

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Re: New from Lindale

Post by Yeti on Tue 26 Jul 2011, 2:38 pm

Welcome Bobo, nice to see an FW new member (even if you are getting drawn to the dark side aka SW)

Oscars = Water changes, tank replacement and if not careful when feeding, bitten fingers.

If you decide to stay FW there are plenty on here that can offer some ideas, and if you go African Cichlid, then even more ideas and help.
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Re: New from Lindale

Post by Bobo on Tue 26 Jul 2011, 2:48 pm

Ya im keeping 2 FW and maybe 1-2 SW. Im gunna change the oscars out to a african tank and upgrade filters. And thank u very much

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Post by J.Davis on Tue 26 Jul 2011, 3:05 pm

Welcome Bobo....
When your ready to jump into Salt, let me know. 1st.. find the ferryman at the river Styx, give him 2 gold pieces and he'll take you over to my house Twisted Evil

gotta love these freshwater guys... Darkside?? LOL
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Re: New from Lindale

Post by Bobo on Tue 26 Jul 2011, 3:19 pm

I like both but saltwater is so much more. Let u know first huh, u gunna hook a brother up

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Post by J.Davis on Tue 26 Jul 2011, 3:30 pm

"1st was find the Ferryman" but I have been known to hook people up Wink
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Post by Bobo on Tue 26 Jul 2011, 3:41 pm

Alright man I sure will appreciate any and all help

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Post by Win on Tue 26 Jul 2011, 5:06 pm

Hryy i didn't intend to turn you against oscars......
I love oscars, they have great personalities, but they are large heavy fish and you need equipment that can handle it. Lol yeti, if you look me up on youtube under the name spawntriad, i have a vid of my oscar biting my hand at feeding time lol.... id post a link but i dunno how from this phone.
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Post by Bobo on Tue 26 Jul 2011, 8:19 pm

nah u didnt turn me against them. i have been on the page of getting rid of them for the last couple weeks cause irelized this 55gallon just aint big enough. and ya i love how the eat out of ur hand all 3 of mine will and nip ur fingers.

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Post by JoseH on Tue 26 Jul 2011, 11:19 pm

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Post by Bobo on Tue 26 Jul 2011, 11:30 pm

thank u very much

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