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Why a common pleco?
I love plecos. I had one before, he lived for a good year or two but died during a tank move.
We are ten minutes from home and have had two casualties, two ghost shrimp. I expected it though because the ones they had werent cared for well but that's because they call them "feeders".

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Fish are now acclimating. Everyone seems okay but I won't know for sure for at least a few days.

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Re: Fish tanks.. I may have an addiction.

The common pleco will get WAY to huge and will poop a lot. They are called tank busters and for a good reason they can get to 2 foot long and are not good for home aquariums. Why not give it to a petsmart or petco, and get a bristle nose pleco? they get to about 4-5 inch and peaceful. I am going to get myself a male bristle nose pleco for my female bristle nose pleco tomorrow.

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The common pleco will get WAY to huge and will poop a lot. They are called tank busters and for a good reason they can get to 2 foot long and are not good for home aquariums. Why not give it to a petsmart or petco, and get a bristle nose pleco? they get to about 4-5 inch and peaceful. I am going to get myself a male bristle nose pleco for my female bristle nose pleco tomorrow.
I know how big the pleco will get. I had one nearing a foot long when it died. My petsmart would not take the fish unless it was a return. I'm fine with keeping him and hopefully when he gets older I'll have my own house and a pond for him, if not when I get my brothers room I will be getting a much larger tank than a baby 75. I'm going to be prepared for when he gets bigger, until I can have a pond for him. I mean there's no use in arguing with me. I bought him knowing how large he gets and how much he will end up pooping.

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You won't have your own house at 18,19, possibly higher. If you REALLY want to keep him then you will need a tank of about 200 gallons. This topic is hotly debated of their minimum size. There is no use in arguing with me. I am only 3 hours away form you, I'm in columbus georgia. If you ever come down here then look up neptunes reef, it's a good place to buy fish form.

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You won't have your own house at 18,19, possibly higher. If you REALLY want to keep him then you will need a tank of about 200 gallons. This topic is hotly debated of their minimum size. There is no use in arguing with me. I am only 3 hours away form you, I'm in columbus georgia. If you ever come down here then look up neptunes reef, it's a good place to buy fish form.
Lol I'm pretty sure you have no idea when I will have my own house, you don't know my financial situation or anything like that. So don't go down that path. I said, "I will be able to have a pond for him" in the near future. No way I would go about four hours for a fish, not just to have them die on the way home.
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Plants from Dustinsfishtanks have been ordered, no idea when they'll get here. New substrate and lights have been ordered, too, and those will come the 7th-8th. Excited!

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Ok no more arguing. It seems like you have a plan. Good job, most teens your age don't really have a plan. I have a 21 y/o brother that is still at home and does not really have a plan :(

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Ok no more arguing. It seems like you have a plan. Good job, most teens your age don't really have a plan. I have a 21 y/o brother that is still at home and does not really have a plan :(
Try having a 24 yearold brother, just now planning to move out. I have 7 other siblings and I am going to end up like none of them. Trust me.


So crawfish will eat any and every plant.. Going to Petsmart this week and getting him his own tank. I love him too much.

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26 y/o sis with 4 year old neice :O. So what size tank for the crayfish? Actually is it a dwarf kind of the normal kind?

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26 y/o sis with 4 year old neice :O. So what size tank for the crayfish? Actually is it a dwarf kind of the normal kind?
Normal. He's a "Blue Crawfish." Procambarus alleni, apparently.
Says minimum of 5 gallons. Way too small in my opinion, I would temporary house him in a ten on his own. When I get a new room I should be able to give him a bigger tank.
I don't have room for any more tanks right now I don't know what to do. I mean, I do have room but ugh. I'm running out of money, I think. Yeah, I have 9 dollars left.
If I were to get another tank it would either have to go on my highest shelf, which I can't see without a ladder, or on its own stand. I'm going to the orthodontist tomorrow and after that I'll go over to Petsmart. Gotta look for cheap, cheap things now.
*&^#$.

Basically, I need another 150 dollars at this point. Plus, a lot more. And I can't work anymore because I start guard camp and band camp next monday. Maybe mom will just let me get what I need.

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Re: Fish tanks.. I may have an addiction.

I am pretty good at finding ways to get money.
1 babysit your siblings if some are younger then you.
2 clean the gutters
3 mow the grass
4 make a deal with them.
WAIT!! I just now remembered something that will help you A LOT. I just made my own stand for my new 38 gallon. I shall find the post for it....Found it.https://www.aquariumforum.com/f2/stoc...ded-92970.html

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I am pretty good at finding ways to get money.
1 babysit your siblings if some are younger then you.
2 clean the gutters
3 mow the grass
4 make a deal with them.
WAIT!! I just now remembered something that will help you A LOT. I just made my own stand for my new 38 gallon. I shall find the post for it....Found it.https://www.aquariumforum.com/f2/stoc...ded-92970.html
Yeah, I do things around the farm and house to get money. Mom is pretty understanding though. I got braces today. They hurt. Lol.
Will be posting new pictures of fish rack today. I now have a 75, three tens, and one 2.5
Plus the 29 that is sitting vertically on my floor in a corner so my dad doesn't get suspicious about the new tank. He has no idea I'm getting my brothers room in less than a month, lol.
Edit: Just looked at that link, my floors are a tad uneven and it says they did it on a level floor... Sounds scary to me. Would be an okay idea for the ten gallons, maybe, but the 75 sounds iffy.

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Sitting on my bed, too lazy to get up and get an actual good picture of the whole thing. Bottom houses three turtles, one gourami, and two catfish. Middle left is 7 neon tetras, one mosquito fish, 15 or so ghost shrimp (i'm losing more and more by the hour. They were definitely sick when we brought them home.) and my Falx bettaautolinker.com autolinking image. Plus like... a ton of snails. The middle right houses 15 guppies, one crawfish, and one pleco who will be moved out within the month. Top left houses a crown-tail bettaautolinker.com autolinking image, and top right is going to house crawfish starting tomorrow. I know the middle right is over-stocked, so they are getting a 29, maybe, by mid August. They may get a bigger tank than that. I'm in love with them.


My ten gallon planted with blue lights on.

Ten gallon planted with white lights on it.

Ten gallon guppy tank with artificial plants until new plants, lights, substrate, and crawfish moves out.

My pride and joy.

I'll get more pictures tomorrow when crawfish moves into his new home and ten gallon guppy tank gets new substrate. Lights won't come in until Wednesday, and I have no idea when plants will come in.

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People have done it with a 55 gallon, if you want to do it with a 75 gallon then I would add an extra layer of blocks. I mean like, do 3 rows of blocks 3 blocks high then do another 3 rows of blacks right behind the original 3 rows of blocks.

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People have done it with a 55 gallon, if you want to do it with a 75 gallon then I would add an extra layer of blocks. I mean like, do 3 rows of blocks 3 blocks high then do another 3 rows of blacks right behind the original 3 rows of blocks.
And that would be okay on a wood floor? Aren't the blocks super heavy, too? Wouldn't that just add more stress on my floor?

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I don't know about a wood floor. They are only about a pound or 2 per block I will tell you the exact weight in a minute. Yes, but are you on a concrete slab?
Yeah about that 2 pounds I said, Well it's more like 30 pounds.....And thats the one I use, I can show you the ones I use in a minute.

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[QUOTE=big b;612530]I take it back, you are a teenager. Also i didn't know you were a girl, though the name babynemo should have made me stop and think. I guess I was thrown off by the avatar and the fact that not many girls keep fish and at a young age like yourself.

Yes, well, thank you big b, you know I keep fish along with my sister, and I'm 11, she's only a few years older than me.
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Golden, what are you thanking me for? Also you don't have to be so formal with me, you can call me brian if you like. A lot of people do here.

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Just lost a pregnant guppy. I thought she was in labor, found her dead on the bottom of the tank. Down to 14 now. Please please please don't let this be like the ghost shrimp...

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