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PostSubject: Hello... I'm the new amateur of the group!   Tue Jul 26, 2011 2:55 pm

Thanks to Badx for telling me about the forum so that I can get answers to my generally silly and most likely obvious questions. I have two tanks. One old 6 gallon. One new 10 gallon. I've cycled the 10 gallon and finished moving the fish over yesterday. Planning to close down 6 gal. Will likely start a 20 gallon at some point in the future. German rams need more room, which I didn't realize when I picked up a pair. Novel concept... read up on fish before buying. Smile Cheers!
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PostSubject: Welcome   Tue Jul 26, 2011 3:58 pm

Welcome to the group. We are all amatuers in one way or another so don't feel bad Smile I've made plenty of fishy mistakes like everyone else. Any pics of those Rams?
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PostSubject: Re: Hello... I'm the new amateur of the group!   Tue Jul 26, 2011 4:04 pm

dont worry . i am the one who usualy asks the silly questions.whats the meaning of life ,why am i here.you know the unimportant stuff.sweet you are getting to make the upgrade to a ten.i have a couple of friends who breed rams so your in good company.they can be a little aggresive and territorial when they are paired off but at least they dont usualy cause any harm to the other fishes.are you taking the 6 gallon down or are you just setting it up for smaller things.and remeber plants will help you out with your new cycle.if you need somne let us know.
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PostSubject: Re: Hello... I'm the new amateur of the group!   Tue Jul 26, 2011 4:12 pm

and if you plan on getting rid of the 6 let me know. I like to breed shrimp in the 6's
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PostSubject: Re: Hello... I'm the new amateur of the group!   Wed Jul 27, 2011 1:03 am

Cool. Do you have anything else in the tank with the rams?are you planning on breeding them?
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PostSubject: Re: Hello... I'm the new amateur of the group!   Wed Jul 27, 2011 1:10 am

welcome to the forum, we are all here to help each other...
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PostSubject: Pics   Wed Jul 27, 2011 1:27 am

Anyone ever notice how hard it is to photograph a fish. I have one I'll try to upload.
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PostSubject: Re: Hello... I'm the new amateur of the group!   Wed Jul 27, 2011 1:33 am

bad had a thread on that i think, its very hard to get tank pics, best thing you can do is learn the settings of your camera and take several pics (pick the best one)...
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PostSubject: The Dude abides, the femme hides   Wed Jul 27, 2011 1:57 am

I hope she's hiding behind the driftwood. Haven't seen her this evening.

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PostSubject: Re: Hello... I'm the new amateur of the group!   Wed Jul 27, 2011 1:58 am

nice colors...
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PostSubject: Re: Hello... I'm the new amateur of the group!   Wed Jul 27, 2011 2:06 am

man those are some vibrant colors.i want a ram that is that sweet looking.almost looks edited.i bet yours is in breeding colors to show off to its mate.thats a crazy cool oriental structure in the background.your fish have a underwater pagoda to meditate in.were do you find something like that?
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PostSubject: Re: Hello... I'm the new amateur of the group!   Wed Jul 27, 2011 8:15 am

He's pretty brilliant when the light hits him just right. I'd love to add another female. Could I do that in a 10gal? Maybe you could connect me with your breeder buddy at some point.

My kids picked out the pagoda for me at Petco. Very thoughtful of them. Apparently they were concerned that the fish had nowhere to live. It's not a true aquarium without an underwater building or two. Smile
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PostSubject: Re: Hello... I'm the new amateur of the group!   Wed Jul 27, 2011 4:56 pm

im a fan of the natural look, but it does work in there, it actually looks like it should be there, i have seen many tanks ruined by the goddy decoration being in the tank...
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PostSubject: Re: Hello... I'm the new amateur of the group!   Thu Jul 28, 2011 12:30 am

I agree that natural is usually the way to go. The fish are the decoration. It makes the kids happy so I'm OK with it. Anything to get them interested is good with me.
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PostSubject: Re: Hello... I'm the new amateur of the group!   Wed Jan 25, 2012 1:46 am

Welsome to the forum eyeballer!
And I agree...no silly/dumb questions. That is how we all learn!
Love your rams. I am a huge fan of rams. One of the coolest fish I have ever kept! A little off thread topic but WELL worth mentioning...NEVER keep baby (freshly hatched/swimming) rams in a net pen with the parents in the main tank. The parents will attempt to collect them via their mouth and will kill them all as they get ripped through the netting! Live and learn! Super sad Sad seeing that as I was the dumba$$ that made that mistake! It seems SO obvious...in hindsight. LOL Wink
Anyway, great to meet you.
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PostSubject: Re: Hello... I'm the new amateur of the group!   Sun Feb 05, 2012 1:58 am

damn, just damn...
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