Earthquake damage finally got the better

duanes

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if you see something you may want, better buy it cause it could be 6 months to a year before you see one again.
I'm a consummate beach scavenger, and go looking for stuff for tanks almost every day.
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This morning this branch appeared, almost as long as the tank.
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I hit Guam on my way to do a stint in Viet Nam, although I'll admit, the entire layover was spent in a bar.
 

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Nice finding. You got free what pet stores will charge $30-60 for.
 

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Considering your climate that allows you to keep fish outside year round, I'm always surprised that you don't keep a few stock tank "ponds", and/or make a few plywood tanks. I think either option would be more earthquake-resistant than all-glass construction.
I have considered this, and "if" I found keeping koi satisfying, it could be an option (I have kept them in the past, but they don't stimulate my loins the way cichlids do)
But the cichlids of the Darian in Panama are my obsession, andI don't find viewing them (and most wild type fish) from above very interesting.
In the photo from a Cenote in Mexico, the M uropthalmus just look like generic cichlids and.....
The pond (300 gal Rubbermaid) idea may happen yet (especially if another earthquake destroys this tank), or if the cichlids out grow these tanks, and because I do find keeping water lilies and mangrove equally fascinating.
I would imagine the mangroves I have now, will eventually out grow the 126 gal sump.
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I will say that I now feel duanes' pain more than I ever did. Just had a tank bust, but fortunately like duanes I have a spare tank to put the fish in and the fix is on the way.

Good luck with your mangrove plants duanes.
 

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Good luck duanes duanes .
 
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