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  1. Grant Reston

    Grant Reston

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    Hi Members,

    I am new around here. My name is Grant and I reside in Pretoria.

    I just thought I would pop in and say hi, I look forward to learning and conversing with like-minded fishy people.
     
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  3. Saibot

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    Welcome. Show off some pictures of your tanks.
     
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    rednox CA Cichlids

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    Welcome to TASA!
     
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    Welcome to the Forum

    What sort of fish do you keep?
     
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    Hi Grand welcome to TASA. Befire @MariaS demands it you have to post pictures of your aquariums. Yes, that means you must have more than one.

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    Hello and welcome
     
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    Grant Reston

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    Thanks for the friendly welcome guys.

    I'm a little busy this evening but will happily post pics tomorrow some time.

    Aquarium 1 - 1.5 meter
    • 1x Long Fin Albino Oscar
    • 2x Deacon / Severum (one gold and one green)
    • 1x Parrot
    • 1x Ancistrus
    • 2x Angel fish
    • 2x Clown Loach
    • 1x Ghost Knife
    • 1x Geophagus Brasiliensis
    • 1x Polypterus delhezi
    Aquarium 2 - 1.2 meter (Not sure about quantities of fish.. enough to look really nice :) )
    • Guppies
    • Platys
    • Harlequin rasbora
    • Neon Tetra
    • Ottocinclus
    • Cherry Shrimp
    • Nerite Snails
    • PLANTS!!!!!!
     
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    Welcome!
     
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    Hi @Grant Reston and welcome to the forum!!

    Hahha as @pierreschoonraad said..... ummm... we need pictures!!!
    You see.. they all want the pictures ... just use innocent me as the excuse.. but lets be honest... I also want to see your setups...

    Like your choice of cichlids/ fish, some of my favourites there
     
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    Welcome to TASA.
    As stated, we are a simple folk here, and prefer to read the pictures and look at the words.
     
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    Grant Reston

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    As requested, please see pics of my 2 aquariums below.

    1.5 meter with what I like to call "my monsters"
    IMG_20190710_184718.jpg

    Next up is my 1.2 meter, work in progress. This aquarium will hopefully be home to many generations of fish, shrimp, snails and plants.

    IMG_20190710_184644.jpg

    Just for fun another picture of Tory, the fish that stole my heart and got me back into the hobby. She is my pride and joy.

    IMG_20190710_184747.jpg
     
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    rednox CA Cichlids

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    Looking Good love large cichlids myself. busy with 1.5m aswell with 1x jag 1x green terror and 2x golden tin foil barbs. nice looking oscar there.
     
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    Those tanks look great.
    What substrate are you using in your planted tank?
     
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    Grant Reston

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    Hi Pezulu,

    I am using Langa and root tabs in "planters" then capped off with pool filter sand and a wee bit of crushed coral.

    I took a pic during the setup

    IMG_20190626_130031.jpg
     
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    Beautiful!!!

    Keep us posted of any updates or cool changes. We're a sharing community here.
     
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    Welcome fellow OSCAR lover. I also absolutely love these fish. Although they do grow up to be big "Monster" fish, I think they get a bad rapp in the hobby because few people realize how big they will get and cannot handle them once they get big.

    They are very personable fish and do as you say steal your heart, so much so that during a recent shopping trip a few months ago in boksburg, I ended up coming home with a little baby oscar and he has certainly stole my heart.

    Good luck with the new tank setup it looks awesome some far.



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    rednox CA Cichlids

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    So true, still miss my vieja zonatus.
     
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    Very nice idea with the planters for the Langa. Pfs is way cheaper, to cover a 4ft, than R3000 worth of Langa

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    Grant Reston

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    Thanks everyone. You lot make me feel quite welcome and safe to express myself.

    There is nothing worse than people bashing your efforts right off the bat, I'm sure there are other ways of doing things and probably smarter ways too. I respect this community already.

    I have been part of other communities both with aquariums and other hobbies, where it just seems like everyone wants to be the best and it's their way or the highway.... What a put off
     
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    rednox CA Cichlids

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    U get those type of people.
     

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