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08-28-2004, 01:04 AM
Does anyone eles own a fish tank?
I do lol.

My fish tank is 20 gallons and it has 2 balla sharks, one sunset platy, two neons, one irridesent shark, one clown loach, and one blue oranda.

what is in your tank>?

08-28-2004, 02:31 AM
ooo a topic perfect for me!!

I'll start from smallest to largest.

My 30 gallon houses Mango my Red Devil. Thats at the foot of my bed ontop of my little kids dressor.

My 55 gallon houses Oscar my Tiger Oscar & Jack my Jack Dempsey. thats beside my bed in the corner.

& THEN!!! there is my 160 gallon POND!!! hehehehe yes thats in my room too :D
It houses Axle my Common Snapping Turtle, & some Swordfish (they eat little bugs that "might" breed or live in ponds & I have anywhere from 20-500 goldfish in the pond too. They server several purposes. Turtle food/snacks & they eat baby Mosquito's & other bugs or worms that "might" breed or live in ponds. The pond is beside my bed & beside the 55 gallon.

Thats it :) for now MUAHAHAHAHA.. I'll be buying Oscar & Jack a 100 gallon next summer & Mango will get the 50 gallon or I'll buy him a 100 gallon too (just cause I can).

Mango's tank at the end of my bed (old pic, my junk Mt. is taller now hehehe..

Oscar & Jack's tank.. once again my junk pile is bigger. All those lovely plants r dead, Just wasn't enough light down here in this dark basement :mad:

Its hard to see the pond, cause the wood is in the way, but I'd rather the wood be there cause I don't know about u, but I like all of my toes ATTACHED to my body!!!

08-28-2004, 07:08 AM
I use to have 4 tanks, but because of the hurricane and no power for over a week a lot of my fish didn't make it. So now I'm down to 2 tanks and one table top tank with my Betta.

This was my 75 gal tank. :(

My 20 gal that I still have set up. Just a little different now.

And My 48 gal tank, that I still have. You really can't see the whole tank, but it's a corner type tank.

Of course I use to have a 10 gal, but that's gone after the hurricane. :(
I'm hoping to be able to fill my other tanks back up, but right now you can't find any fish to buy as the pet stores also lost fish after the hurricane.

08-28-2004, 03:44 PM
awww poor fishies...

When we had the blackout last summer I thought I was gonna loose Oscar & Mango. They were having a hard time breathing (they have several bubble makers in their tanks). I was blowing them air all night long scared to death they were gonna drown.

As soon as Canadian Tire opened after the Blackout, we bought 2 new car batteries (the old one died) filled them & charged them & keep them charged at all times. We have a huge power converter & we can now hook up the tanks to it, just the bubble makers & the heaters. Refilling the tanks is easy work & it doesn't mean I have to waste the batteries on running the filters.

The batteries & the converter sit just outside my room for easy access, since they r very heavy.

08-28-2004, 07:33 PM

You all have such lovely fish!!! Beautiful in fact!!!

08-28-2004, 08:40 PM
haha I have a fish bowl with a betta named Sexy. He is red and green(sometimes purple). Soon I'm gonna get him a new Sponge-Bob Square Pants fish bowl! Cool eh?!:D

08-28-2004, 09:15 PM
I have a 55 gallon tank.

I used to have a 20 gallon as well, but I just drained it today, to sell it. I barely have time to take care of one tank, let alone two.

08-28-2004, 09:24 PM
wow, Parret Fish seem to be popular on this thread so far.

I was thinking of getting 2-3 when I get Oscar her 100 gallon tank cause they grow large enough NOT to fit in Oscars mouth hehehe

08-29-2004, 01:29 PM
I have fish pond outside. With abunch of goldfish and Koi(sp?) in it



Aspen and Misty
08-29-2004, 05:10 PM
We have a ten gallon tank with a sucker in it :D Thats all, just this little fish that eats the algey stones we through in there for him :rolleyes:


08-29-2004, 09:44 PM
I have a 25 or so gallon tank that houses three fish.

Betty & Loucille Tiger Oscars and Earle the Pleco.

Aspen and Misty
08-29-2004, 09:54 PM
Kay - Your Oscars must be small!!!! My sister has ONE Oscar in a 75 gallon tank and I swear it's to small for him!! He is 14 inches long, how big are yours?


08-29-2004, 10:02 PM
They're around 2-3 inches each.
They'll probaby get bigger, which in that case we'll have to either buy a bigger tank or re-home them. :p

My Peanuts
08-29-2004, 10:03 PM
I have a 55 gallon tank with two Frontosas and one Neolamp. All three are African Ciclids :)

Aspen and Misty
08-29-2004, 10:40 PM
WOW! How long have you had them? My sister has had her for 2 years and he went from 2 inches to 14 inches in a little over a year :eek: :eek:


08-29-2004, 10:46 PM
We've had them for around 3-4 months.

Aspen and Misty
08-29-2004, 10:51 PM
Originally posted by Kfamr
We've had them for around 3-4 months.

That is so cool. They are so pretty, I love Earle!!


08-31-2004, 06:57 PM
I just have a little dinky 2-gallon tank with two tetras - He-Man and She-Ra.

I have been on the lookout for a 10 or 20 gallon tank, I'd LOVE to have more fish (and give the ones I have more room). Anyone recommend any good brands/makes of tanks? I need something with a quiet air pump, 'cause the one I have now buzzes a lot.

I used to have a beta, Swimmy (http://petoftheday.com/talk/showthread.php?s=&threadid=52937&highlight=swimmy). :(

09-02-2004, 01:13 AM
wow you all have very nice fish!!! what do you feed your oscars?
I just sold one today. to some guy.
do you just feed them feeder fishies?

My Peanuts
09-02-2004, 02:05 PM
Originally posted by tikeyas_mom
wow you all have very nice fish!!! what do you feed your oscars?
I just sold one today. to some guy.
do you just feed them feeder fishies?

FYI, I was told not to feed my guys feeder fish because of disease. My three are meat eaters, but I buy them frozen stuff. When you put feeder fish in your tank whatever problems they had, now the whole tank will have. That's why there are so many dead feeders in the tanks at pet stores. That's the same reason you should quarantine any new fish. Just a little word of advice :) I know that once you have a sick fish it's hard to keep the illness from the others. My aquarium is a ton of work. I think it's harder than my dogs and birds to care for.

09-02-2004, 09:01 PM
I am thinking about getting a ten gallon started kit from my work, and maybe getting a couple gouramis.. what do you all think?

09-02-2004, 09:19 PM
My mom is obsessed ;)
she has a 20 gal a 60 gal and a 75 gal :)