My Fish Room

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My Fish Room

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My fish room is in my basement and measures 16ft x 12ft. There is a drain in the center of the room and a shower with drain in the back corner and a cold water tap as well. I am currently running 15 tanks with a S. and C. America, Asia and Africa represented.
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I'm hoping to bring in some F1 Corydoras(ln9) duplicareus and some c. eques into the fish room soon from a local hobbyist.
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Its looking great so far!!! I had Eques a while back but I had to take down all 96 tanks and take a break for a few years. Now I am trying to get back up and running. If you have a lead on more after you get yours please lmk thanks
-Tony
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Re: My Fish Room

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Tony4143 wrote: Sun Feb 13, 2022 3:46 am Its looking great so far!!! I had Eques a while back but I had to take down all 96 tanks and take a break for a few years. Now I am trying to get back up and running. If you have a lead on more after you get yours please lmk thanks
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My source is a local hobbyist. He does sell on aquabid though. I can ask what his moniker is.
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fishguy1978 wrote: Sun Feb 13, 2022 5:41 am
Tony4143 wrote: Sun Feb 13, 2022 3:46 am Its looking great so far!!! I had Eques a while back but I had to take down all 96 tanks and take a break for a few years. Now I am trying to get back up and running. If you have a lead on more after you get yours please lmk thanks
-Tony
My source is a local hobbyist. He does sell on aquabid though. I can ask what his moniker is.
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Cool and exciting.
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House for my raph's
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Nice! Are they seeming to prefer any sort of hides more than others? I see in the pictures it looks like a few might prefer to hide under the bamboo tubes, or maybe they were just the last to the party and so don't have a tube to claim?
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OregonOutdoorsChris wrote: Wed Mar 30, 2022 9:59 pm Nice! Are they seeming to prefer any sort of hides more than others? I see in the pictures it looks like a few might prefer to hide under the bamboo tubes, or maybe they were just the last to the party and so don't have a tube to claim?
I have bamboo and diy fired clay pleco caves and they use both. I think the two that are hiding under the bamboo are just unwilling to swim up to the elevated openings. They will cram into the same cave as others but not always appreciated. I see the striped come out at feeding time but the spotted are much more reclusive. I have yet to see the largest spotted out of its preferred hide.
These pics are after I rescaped with the crypts which came out of a 55g. I often use dirt in my planted tanks with a fiberglass screen barrier under the sand/gravel. Makes removing excess plants a pain but if I want a mat of established plants in a geophagus tank it's great.
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Some of @coryclown's F1 Cory eques in my fish room.
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The "oh, so cute" and the "oh, so funny looking"
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Prepping for the addition of a linear air pump. Loops around the perimeter of the room. I just need to drill and add valves and an air pump. Just finished as the lights started turning off.
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Post by MarcW »

That was one of the best things I did with my fish room, air ring and a linear piston air pump.

So much cheaper than multiple power filters, both to purchase and to run, yes it is a single point of failure, but just make sure you have a spare, and/or a service kit and you should be ok.

Hope it goes well when you get it up an running.
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Picked up the new air supply, JEHMCO diaphragm pump DAPMH30, for the fish room and it is sooooo cool. Way more air than I need.
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The second Hoplo to enter the view is malformed. The head is more arrow shaped and sunken across the top.
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I moved the three Akysis prashadi to the pea puffer 29g so that the c. eques tank will be S. American.The 2 parrot doradids are in with the eques. I still need to catch the kooli loach.

Careful hand catching catfish. One of the a. Prashadi stung me and my finger throbbed for a bit.
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I'm not sure if the red is stress or just normal coloring as this one came in this way.
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It also looks to me like the fish's eye is cloudy. I might suspect an infection of some sort.
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