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post #1 of 21
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I have a 40 gallon freshwater tank and a 75 gallon saltwater tank. My occupation is in aquaculture and aquarium husbandry and I was most recently breeding seahorses. So, I have 6 seahorses (that I raised) and 3 pipefish in my 75 gallon tank, plus some small fish, snails, and hermit crabs.

I was just curious if anyone else had any "wet pets"
post #2 of 21
Right now, I have a 30 gallon tank with 2 goldfish in it.

A while ago, I had a 35 gallon tank with all sorts of tropical fish. I had tetras, gouramis, a ropefish and a few others. I also tried to keep clown loaches in that tank but never had much luck with them.
When I moved, I only took the ropefish and he was living by himself in the 30 gallon tank until he died.
I have also had bettas in the past, including two that I got from breeders (they were really gorgeous!)

I would love to have more fish again but I don't have the time or the space anymore
post #3 of 21
I have a 30 gallon tank which holds a a southern painted turtle and the few fish that have managed to survive with him. He has a habit of eating his mates but one very shy tiger barb and a speedy and secretive cichild have been in the tank with him for several years., This April Algernon the Turtle turns 5. yikes !! when i got him he was the size of a quarter. Now he is 5 inches long (shell only)
post #4 of 21
I have a ten gallon tank with a beautiful Jack Dempsey cichlid in it, he's getting big so we're setting up a 55 gallon tank for him. Other than that, just a few bettas and fancy goldfish.
post #5 of 21
I have a 5 gallon tank with a few fish in it. An angel fish, a bottom cleaner maid guy, and 2 little neon tetras.

Then I have 15 gallon tank, with our turtle in it, and whatever leftover Red Rosy's that he hasnt eaten yet, who have found perfect places to hide, but are also probably traumatized for life

Our turtle is a snapping turtle that I got for 2 dollars from a pet store, that was closing, and was going to let the little baby go. When I got him, he was the size of a quarter, but now he's a little bigger.
post #6 of 21
One 2.5 gallon with Melody the b@@@chy femal betta....

One 3.5 gallon with three white clouds... Birtha Clara and Dahlilia

One 9 gallon with Pitbull pleco ( Metal) three preacox rainbows ( Mondo Glitter and Annabel) one male betta ( Kaden)

I have a ten gallon set up but right now no $$$ for fish..
post #7 of 21
i have a 10 gallon with a tetra in it.. i used to have a 10 gallon saltwater andhope to have it back soon but my ex is holding it ransom at his house... >:-\\ I couldnt very well just carry it out of the house when i went to get all of my other stuff i had there... now hes let it go to crap and i heard through a friend its covered in algae but still all alive... im so mad!!! feel free to PM me and ill share my pics i want me clownfish back!!!!
post #8 of 21
I just bought a 46Gallon last Friday!!! I've been planning this tank for about 2 years... I just put in an order at bigals for an Eheim canister, eco-complete gravel, and all the other accessories. I can't wait to get this tank cycling. I would like to have cardinals, rummy-nose tetras, dwarf gourami, guppies, shrimp.. But that won't happen for another 4-5 weeks when the cycle finishes. The other forum I frequent is aquariacentral as this is becoming another major hobby.

Its also going to be fully planted eventually. I'm setting up co2 injection and am looking into getting a new lighting system from ahsupply to put me at 2.4W/gallon.

Such exciting stuff!!!
post #9 of 21
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I was just curious if anyone else had any "wet pets"
My red eared slider, Terabyte. She's now happily in a 120 gallon tank. She also has some guppies, but she has a hard time catching them. They've begun to breed in the tank!

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I have a 30 gallon tank which holds a a southern painted turtle and the few fish that have managed to survive with him. He has a habit of eating his mates but one very shy tiger barb and a speedy and secretive cichild have been in the tank with him for several years., This April Algernon the Turtle turns 5. yikes !! when i got him he was the size of a quarter. Now he is 5 inches long (shell only)
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Originally Posted by lilleah878
Our turtle is a snapping turtle that I got for 2 dollars from a pet store, that was closing, and was going to let the little baby go. When I got him, he was the size of a quarter, but now he's a little bigger.
So, I saw a few turtle posts. Please go check out the Happy Turtles Pub Forum. Turtles require over 100 gallons of water. Actually, a southern painted turtle, being a smaller species, could get by on 75 gallons. A snapping turtle, well...more like 200 gallons. Snappers are mean little devils, so an outdoor pond might be safer. One with a fence. Painteds, on the other hand, are "friendly". As friendly as turtles get. With a correct setup, they should be 4 inches within their first year. With too little space, they can contract diseases more easily, and they become internally and sometimes externally deformed.

Have any of you ever set up a brackish water tank? I've never done saltwater because it's so much more difficult and the fish are so expensive. I thought of doing a brackish water tank with mostly mollies. Are they more or less difficult than saltwater?

I've also wanted to do an American River setup. Has anyone done one of these before? They looked so cool, but where do you buy the fish at?
post #10 of 21
I used to keep Siamese fighting fish but haven't for a while now. I'm thinking about getting some more they are sweet little things...but we actually want to get a proper tropical tank going - perhaps I could pm you and ask you for some advice one time?
post #11 of 21
I have a ten gallong tank with 4 neons in it (one regular, two black, and one orange glo fish) and a big ol algee eater my mom likes to call slugworth. Poozilla seems to fit him too, though his real name is Pierre. The rest of my fishies are Frankie, Millie, Ozzie, and Butchie (all characters from the Mutts comic strip.).
post #12 of 21
I have two one gallon tanks, one has a Black Moor in it & the other a regular old Goldfish. I have a 20 gallon freshwater tank with 4 Angelfish, one Rosy Barb, one Red Tetra(if he hasn't died of old age yet, he looks sad), two pictus catfish, one algae eater at 6", & one algae eater at 9". The algae eaters are only going to get bigger, so I am going to take them to the pet store because I cannot possibly keep them alive in such a small tank. I am going to have to look into a different type of algae eater, one that doesn't get so big.
post #13 of 21
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Originally Posted by SolarityBengals
Its also going to be fully planted eventually. I'm setting up co2 injection and am looking into getting a new lighting system from ahsupply to put me at 2.4W/gallon.
I love planted tanks!

mine used to be planted but I was having difficulty (not enough light... and I couldn't afford to buy new lights). A few of my plants did well still. There's one type that actually grew like a weed (every couple of weeks I'd have to cut it or it would take over the whole tank). Most of them died quickly though.

What kind of co2 injection system are you setting up? are you buying one or will it be homemade?
post #14 of 21
I too have an aquarium. It's 30 gallons freshwater. Would love to have a larger saltwater tank, but so far that is not to be. Currently said 30 gal. tank has some neons, a catfish or two, an algae eater, a danio, an angelfish, and I'm sure I'm missing something.
post #15 of 21
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Originally Posted by white cat lover
I have two one gallon tanks, one has a Black Moor in it & the other a regular old Goldfish. I have a 20 gallon freshwater tank with 4 Angelfish, one Rosy Barb, one Red Tetra(if he hasn't died of old age yet, he looks sad), two pictus catfish, one algae eater at 6", & one algae eater at 9". The algae eaters are only going to get bigger, so I am going to take them to the pet store because I cannot possibly keep them alive in such a small tank. I am going to have to look into a different type of algae eater, one that doesn't get so big.
Oto catfish are great for cleanup and only get to about 1". Some varieties of Plecos only get to 6" but many get huge so you have to research a bit.
post #16 of 21
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Originally Posted by marie-p
I love planted tanks!

mine used to be planted but I was having difficulty (not enough light... and I couldn't afford to buy new lights). A few of my plants did well still. There's one type that actually grew like a weed (every couple of weeks I'd have to cut it or it would take over the whole tank). Most of them died quickly though.

What kind of co2 injection system are you setting up? are you buying one or will it be homemade?
Most of the ones you buy (Hagen) are pretty much the same as the DIY co2 systems and only good for really small tanks. The pressurized co2 are enormousley expensive so I will stay away from them. I'll probably do a 1 litter bottle that feeds into my canister for quick distribution of the co2. They are supposed to be really easy to make and you have to mix a new batch of yeast/sugar every couple of weeks. The idea of ph crashes scare me though .
post #17 of 21
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Originally Posted by SolarityBengals
Oto catfish are great for cleanup and only get to about 1". Some varieties of Plecos only get to 6" but many get huge so you have to research a bit.
Algea eaters come in one to ten inch varieties... plecos can be as small as one inch fully grown up to 36 inches...
post #18 of 21
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Originally Posted by SolarityBengals
Most of the ones you buy (Hagen) are pretty much the same as the DIY co2 systems and only good for really small tanks. The pressurized co2 are enormousley expensive so I will stay away from them. I'll probably do a 1 litter bottle that feeds into my canister for quick distribution of the co2. They are supposed to be really easy to make and you have to mix a new batch of yeast/sugar every couple of weeks. The idea of ph crashes scare me though .
That's what I did with my old tank too. I made one with a 2L bottle.
The design was pretty simple but the hard part was to make sure that there is no gap at all between the tube and the hole in the bottle cap. If you notice that your system doesn't produce any bubbles, that's the first thing you should check.
post #19 of 21
My hubby has an 80 gallon fish tank I don't know alot about the fish that are in there but the largest ones are discus. Here's a picture I took not too long ago for his screen saver on the computer.

http://tinypic.com/m9y74n.jpg
post #20 of 21
We have a huge tropical tank, not sure how many gallons, thats Marks department. It has 2 Angel Fish, 1 Red Tail Black Shark - we did have 2 but one just bullied the other so bad we had to take the bullied one back to the fish shop before he got killed, 4 Neon Tetras, 2 Suckers, 1 Silver Shark - 3 died last week so I'm going to take a water sample to the fish shop because thats very worrying, 2 stripy loach type things (I forget their name), and 1 Siamese Fighter.
post #21 of 21
We have a freshwater tank but I cant even begin to tell you what's in it. It's hubbys project. We do however have two different types of plecos in it. One that eats algae and one that just eats. We have barbs, tetras, and corrys, I think. Oh.....and it is 30 gallons as well.
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