November 2008 TOTM Winner : Scarysdad !

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Astronotus Labiatus

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scarysdad, i wonder what it worked your population. how are they? wich fish do you keep now in that 255 Gallon?
I ask, because i'm keepind a population in a 225 gallon and i would like your opnion about if it'll work or not? what do you think?
Here's my population:
225 GALLON, 2 FX5, 2 E300, 2 Optima pump air
2 Hybrid Cichlids:
Scarlet Passion Flowerhorn; Blood Parrot
2 Central American Cichlids: Parachromis Managuensis; Amatitlania Nigrofasciata
1 South American Cichlid: Andinoacara Rivulatus
2 African Cichlids: Melanochromis Johanni; Pseudotropheus Crabro
2 African Snakefishes: Polypterus Senegalus
1 Asian Shark: Labeo Chrysophekadion
1 South American Catfish: Pimelodus Blochii
3 South American Plecostomus: Glyptoperichthys Gibbiceps L 083/L 165, Peckoltia Vittata L 015; Panaque Sp L 204
 

Astronotus Labiatus

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Nov 29, 2011
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Wow!!!!!! Thanks guys; this means so much knowing it is picked by yourselves my fellow MFK'ers and not just the mods(as on another popular forum)
Got to give a big heads up to Camshaft as he really gave me a run for my money. There were easily 4 or 5 that could have taken it this month I was in good company(No. 17 I thought would win when I first saw it !!!!)

The tank....

It is a 255gal tank 84" long x 28" tall x 27" wide.....it really was a long project required complete re decoration of the room. I built the stand and canopy myself, then had the tank builders build the glass tank straight on to it.
Filtration is via 3 cannisters Fluval FX5, Eheim 2217(with in line 36 watt UV sterilizer) and an Aqua-Vital 1200

Current stock and sizes.....
1 Cichla Ocellaris(I think I owe quite a bit of the prize to this guy) 15"(got him 2 yrs ago at 1.5" !!!!)
1 x Silver Arrowana....shes around 18" now
2 x Red Oscar a mating pair they are around 12"
2 x Jack Dempsey 1m/1f both around 6"
1 x Veija Maculicauda(Black-Belt) 12"
1 x Veija Synspillium 15"
1 x C. Trimaculus 10"
1 x C. Uropthalmus 8"
1 x C. Manguanese(Jag) 9"(female)
1 x Cren. Johanna 11"
1 x C. Salvini 6"

3 x Silver Dollars(all ~ 6")

2 x Common Plecs both 15"
1 x Gibbiceps plec 16"
1 x Ornate Pim 7"
1 x Lima Shovelnose 12"
1 x M. Irwini 12"
1 x P. Ornatus ~ 12"
1 x P. Delhezi ~ 8"
1 x P. Lapreidi ~ 10"

50 gal w/c weekly......

here are some links to other threads containing more pics if anyone is interested.....
http://www.monsterfishkeepers.com/forums/showthread.php?t=49117

http://www.monsterfishkeepers.com/forums/showthread.php?t=49761

http://www.monsterfishkeepers.com/forums/showthread.php?t=85060

http://www.monsterfishkeepers.com/forums/showthread.php?t=172974

A huge thank you once again to all who voted for me; this forum has given me some invaluable advice and inspiration over the last 4 years....

Craig(Scarysdad)
scarysdad, i wonder what it worked your population. how are they? wich fish do you keep now in that 255 Gallon?
I ask, because i'm keepind a population in a 225 gallon and i would like your opnion about if it'll work or not? what do you think?
Here's my population:
225 GALLON, 2 FX5, 2 E300, 2 Optima pump air
2 Hybrid Cichlids:
Scarlet Passion Flowerhorn; Blood Parrot
2 Central American Cichlids: Parachromis Managuensis; Amatitlania Nigrofasciata
1 South American Cichlid: Andinoacara Rivulatus
2 African Cichlids: Melanochromis Johanni; Pseudotropheus Crabro
2 African Snakefishes: Polypterus Senegalus
1 Asian Shark: Labeo Chrysophekadion
1 South American Catfish: Pimelodus Blochii
3 South American Plecostomus: Glyptoperichthys Gibbiceps L 083/L 165, Peckoltia Vittata L 015; Panaque Sp L 204
 

scarysdad

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Astronotus....Your fish should work ok appart from the African Mbuna, both these species are very aggressive and more importantly require very different water conditions to the SA/CA cichlids and your catfish. Get yourself another 55gal and put them seperate along with about another 10 Mbuna and you'll have yourself another great tank.....
 

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ska kid the tank is 84 x 27wide x 26 tall.....for anybody wondering tank has now been considerably thinned down stock wise....now houses the same Cichla ocellaris (now around 20") the Silver Arro(around 27"), a Wild A. Ocellatus(13") 2 Polys both around 12" a P. Ornatipinnus and a P.Lapreidi then there is my Irwini which is around 26" and fat with it mist be around 10lb in weight......
 
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