Fish Hobbyist

Dragon

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#1
Probably a strange hobby but I like aquarium fish. I keep mostly african cichlids but I won't get into the scientific names because I don't want to get anyone confused. My brother and I have a fish room down in the basement. We are hoping to start up our own business someday.
 

kromsales

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#2
Dragon said:
Probably a strange hobby but I like aquarium fish. I keep mostly african cichlids but I won't get into the scientific names because I don't want to get anyone confused. My brother and I have a fish room down in the basement. We are hoping to start up our own business someday.
Hey maybe you can help me then!! I have an aquarium and the algea gets terrible in it :( Its not in direct sunlight. I do regular 50% water changes, add algea tabs, have sucker fish. But still its terrible. Any suggestions?
 

Dragon

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#3
How often do you leave the light on? If you leave it on all the time, I would probably try to cut down on it.
 

kromsales

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#4
Dragon said:
How often do you leave the light on? If you leave it on all the time, I would probably try to cut down on it.
I always turn it out at bedtime. Well the kids do LOL But its usually out around 9pm till 7am. Maybe it needs off longer?
 

member145

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#5
there are some good sites to learn how to keep your tanks nice. Is it a reef tank or just a fish tank?

your lights should only be on for the normal cycle of what the sun would be out for.
 

SamusAran86

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#8
well if its one of there "cheapies" I would suggest getting a different one... best bet is to go to a "pet store" like Petco or Petsmart... they have a wide variety of filters.. the one you are useing sounds like its not pulling its weight
 

Mina

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#10
Goldfish are just nasty... I used to have a bunch of feeder fish in a 50 gal tank...It's just amazing how big those guys can get.

Fish are gone now, leaving me with 1 gecko, 4 cats, and 2 dogs ( do I count the bugs I have to feed to the gecko??? )