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Old 03-27-2006, 04:19 PM   #1 (permalink)
 
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Hello everyone, my name is John and I just found this site and am really impressed. I live in an older second story apartment so my tank size is limited, but I do have 4 planted tanks between 5.5 and 60 gallons. I am planning to move up over 150 gallon as soon as I get into a house or someplace with stronger floors.

My primary interests are new world cichlids and loaches, both of whom have their own ideas on how to aquascape the tanks. Fortunately I live within walking distance of a new LFS here in Long Beach that keeps amazing plants and works with me on special orders and trade-ins. Bad for the addiction to live so close, but I am really pleased with the tanks.

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1- 60 Gallon Planted Central American Cichlids
2- 40 Gallon Planted South East Asian Community (Loaches, rainbows, etc...)
3- 26T Low Light Breeder (Goo-obo Gudgeons, Killies, and others)
4- 5.5G Low Light Moss Farm (Shrimp)
5- 10G Empty (Hospital/QT/Fry)

I am working on getting some newer shots but these are from within the last 6 weeks or so.

A shot of the Cichlid Tank. I changed some plants around yesterday and was able to remove the co2 diffuser from inside the tank. (Camera cuts off the right side of the tank)



Here is the 40 gal from a few weeks ago. We have since changed it a bit as well.



And my Honduran Red Point Pair that are in the 60:

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Old 03-27-2006, 04:37 PM   #2 (permalink)
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Welcome to the site! We've got a lot going on in the Long Beach area! What's the name of the new store?
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The store is All About Fish on Broadway between Redondo and Cherry. The owner is a planted tank enthusiast who has been a great resource for me with my tanks. I just dropped off some giant Anubis Barteri, Bronze Wendtii, and Java Moss there yesterday and picked up a couple of nice Nymphoides and beauty L128 crystal green pleco.

Also, How does one join SCAPE?
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Hey John I was just their yesterday and the guy seemed pretty nice. He definetly had the best selection in plecos out of the stores I have been to. They had a few planted tanks that looked pretty cool.

Glad to see there is another planted aquarist in Long Beach.

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Thanks for the info.

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Hey Im from LB too.......
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Welcome to APC! I'm glad to see more Southern Californians here!
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I'm glad to see more Southern Californians here!

Mustering his best "Brain" Voice...

And Tomorrow, we'll take over the world!


Seriously though...Welcome to APC!
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Welcome to the board.

You have some great pieces of driftwood there.
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Welcome to APC ... Nice start on your tanks!



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