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wanted big 1'-5' cats

Items sought in the United States of America and Canada
Viktor Jarikov
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wanted big 1'-5' cats

Postby Viktor Jarikov » Thu Mar 25, 2010 12:49 pm

If anyone is looking for a good new home for their big 1'-5' catfish, for whatever reason except for the fish's poor health and/or old age (say, he used to be little and cute but now outgrew your tank or your ability and/or desire to care properly for him, or he ate and keeps eating everybody else in your tank, etc.), I can be your answer. I have a 2500 gal indoor tropical pond in my basement (25' x 6' x 3'; right now split in 2 sections to keep some fish from hurting/eating each other), in addition to 5 tanks in the house, 150, 120, 55, 30 and 30 gal.

If you want to get rid of a large gar, eel, arowana, or e.g., arapaima, etc. that could desired too!

I guess I am targeting primarily Rochester NY, USA area and would be willing to drive say to places like Buffalo, Siracuse, Utica, Corning, Toronto, Erie, maybe even Cleveland to get a very nice fish, but if you think you can safely ship your fish to me and be willing to accept the payment after their arrival, then we could help each other out.

Pet shops would normally give you 1/3 of the retail value in store credit, only if the fish is in excellent health and form, and less, far less if there are imperfections. I think I could give you more AND in cash, AND I am less picky than your average fish store owner!

Thanks for considering!

Viktor
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Re: wanted big 1'-5' cats

Postby MatsP » Thu Mar 25, 2010 1:49 pm

You may want to chat with Jon at "MonsterFishRescue.com"...

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Viktor Jarikov
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Re: wanted big 1'-5' cats

Postby Viktor Jarikov » Mon Mar 29, 2010 5:07 pm

I was asked to post some pics of the pond. Here they are. From the bottom, every 1.5 feet, there are 2x4's covered with several layers of plywood panels and drywall panels that keep the pond off the floor, i.e., concrete slab. Wooden all-around, solid carcas with 2x4's and 2x6's screwed together laying flat that make very thick walls, good at keeping the heat in; small holes tucked with glass wool; an all-around-and-below layer of utility blankets underneath the 45 mil (1/8") rubber liner. ~1500 pounds of maryland river rock for gravel bed with some sand; amounts to about 1.5" layer. The heating is done by five 800 W Jally titanium heaters with Jally controllers, but they rarely turn on; water is at 27 C, 80 F steady. The cover is 8 mil clear plastic and moving/utility blankets on top at night. The pond gets some sunlight through 3 small basement window plus fluorescent light, equivalent to about 300 W of incandescent light, everyday for 8 hours. The temp in the basement averages around 65 F (heated by a gas furnace) and relative humidity is steady around 50% (two dehumidifiers). Aquaforce 2000 gph magnetic submersible pump (11' head height, 95 W) feeds the sump (that dark-green barrel on the wheels), which is made out of a 96 gal garbage toter full of nylon mesh pot scrubbers (around 900 of them) and 6 woven pads on the top, 3 low density and 3 med density. The white 3" pipe discharges the water from the sump into the pond. The plastic-mesh-PVC-pipe divider separates the tank into two sections. The small one (about 6'-7' out of 25' total length) right now has only one inhabitant - 1.6' alligator gar (separated since they have a bad rep, although this guy has been ok with others in the same space for a while). In the big section reside 1.5' TSN, 1' RTC, 1' channel cat, and two spotted gars, under 1' and over 1'. The 150 gal rubbermaid stock pond equipped with a marineland c-360 canister filter is being set up right now; there the feeder fish will be held and medicated before being released into the pond. The basement has two croaks in the floor with two sump pumps in the opposite ends. Hope this helps.
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Viktor Jarikov
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Re: wanted big 1'-5' cats

Postby Viktor Jarikov » Mon Mar 29, 2010 5:19 pm

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Re: wanted big 1'-5' cats

Postby Viktor Jarikov » Mon Mar 29, 2010 5:21 pm

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Re: wanted big 1'-5' cats

Postby Viktor Jarikov » Tue May 11, 2010 5:50 pm

an update: some modifications and additions have been made
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Re: wanted big 1'-5' cats

Postby Viktor Jarikov » Tue May 11, 2010 5:54 pm

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Re: wanted big 1'-5' cats

Postby Viktor Jarikov » Tue May 11, 2010 6:01 pm

3 more... the channel cats are the same as here: viewtopic.php?f=13&t=29628

there is also a 1.5' (sold as nigerian) cat in there, I assume for now that it is pterodoras granulosa and a 1' hemibagrus wykii; three gars - spotted, florida and long-nose, and smth called a peruvian cat; two 1' sailfin marbled plecos
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mixed crowd - two channel cats, three ID sharks, one marbled pim

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Re: wanted big 1'-5' cats

Postby Viktor Jarikov » Tue May 11, 2010 6:06 pm

"Spotty" - spotted gar
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Re: wanted big 1'-5' cats

Postby Viktor Jarikov » Tue May 11, 2010 6:10 pm

120, 27, and 27 gal tanks upstairs
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Re: wanted big 1'-5' cats

Postby Viktor Jarikov » Tue May 11, 2010 6:13 pm

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Re: wanted big 1'-5' cats

Postby Viktor Jarikov » Tue May 11, 2010 6:17 pm

in the basement by the indoor pond: 55 and 150 gal
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behind the louver - electric cat

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Re: wanted big 1'-5' cats

Postby Viktor Jarikov » Tue May 11, 2010 6:21 pm

150 gal stockpond - right now feeder tank but will soon be converted to the quarantine tank for the big fish (the qt tank upstairs is only a 27 gal hex); no more feeders
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Re: wanted big 1'-5' cats

Postby Viktor Jarikov » Tue May 11, 2010 6:25 pm

12,000 gal koi pond outside:
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Re: wanted big 1'-5' cats

Postby Viktor Jarikov » Tue May 11, 2010 6:28 pm

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Re: wanted big 1'-5' cats

Postby Viktor Jarikov » Tue May 11, 2010 6:32 pm

koi...
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Re: wanted big 1'-5' cats

Postby AndiH » Tue May 11, 2010 8:15 pm

Mind if I say I'm jealous? Ingenious setup downstairs and that koi pond is gorgeous.

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Re: wanted big 1'-5' cats

Postby andywoolloo » Tue May 11, 2010 10:04 pm

:thumbsup: it's very different to see a posting wanting big cats.

and i agree, your koi pond is beautiful.

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Re: wanted big 1'-5' cats

Postby Viktor Jarikov » Wed May 12, 2010 12:56 pm

I appreciate the high praises, guys (and gals?) !! Thank you for the support and encouragements (I need it; not nearly so sure about my better half though :D ). You can find 7 more photos of the pond from 1 and 2 years ago here, see 2nd page (not the right place for these pics - I should have added them here but do not want to post repeat pics) viewtopic.php?f=4&t=29373&start=20

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Re: wanted big 1'-5' cats

Postby Viktor Jarikov » Thu May 20, 2010 6:15 pm

2nd update.

Wow. What a day yesterday. I went out to explore Siracuse and Albany area and pick up a donated 1.5' Marbled Pim from a real nice girl from Waterford (Albany). Omitting other stores, let me focus for a minute on "Eddie's Aquarium Center" in Cohoes, NY (north suburb of Albany). The store is a pleasure in itself inside and outside (they do ponds too) but it is these guys and gals that blew me away - I do not think I have ever observed such a genuine, enthusiastic, friendly, easy-going, and caring (for fish and customers) team before. It felt really good to be there. Now, to be fair, they sold me some wonderful, splendid fish (big rescues, donations and trade-ins - three ID sharks, two albino and one grey, large and extremely beautiful TSN, true giant gurami, and one of the cats of my dreams - pseudodoras niger, about a 2-footer, a true gentle giant). I almost could not wish for a better price tag; well, I could, of course, but there was NOTHING for me to complain about. Hence, one may brush aside my praises as those of a biased subject with eyes glazed-over with excitement but I maintain: they are great! Ed Jr. (the owner), Gina (the manager), Lora (the "pool wader"), Stephanie and others are just nice all around. Period.

If you live in these areas, put it high on your list to pay them a visit - chances are you'll be glad you did.


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