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Discussion in 'New members' started by Cheetah, Sep 3, 2012.

  1. TheJuggler

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  3. MariaS

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    Very nice tank and fish @TheJuggler

    Nice Oscar.. just not sure its a good combo if he is together with the African cichlids, especially long term.
     
  4. TheJuggler

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    Uhm... and what makes you think they are together??? I have 8 fish tanks at home.
     
  5. Izak

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    Forum Name...Izak

    Location...Pretoria - Monument Park

    Number of Years in Hobby...8 Years

    Fishkeeping Profile...I have unsuccessfuly kept discus fish for about 8 years.

    Favourite fish species...Tetra, discus , parrots

    Favourite LFS...Animal Kingdom

    Aquatic Likes...Getting my eggs to hatch!!

    Aquatic Dislikes...SNAILS
    Aquatic Achievements...Just hatched 3 discus
    Non-fish related fact...I work and own Phone A Nerd. This gives me allot of time doing what I love and thats fishies.

    Other Hobbies...Gaming
     
  6. MariaS

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    Hi @Izak

    Welcome to TASA

    Discus are absolutely stunning however they do need a little extra care and work
    I am sure you will get good advice on the forum and hopefully have 30 babies next time.
    Congratulations on the three, its a start!!
     
  7. Slade

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    Forum Name... Slade.

    Location... Durban, KZN.

    Number of Years in Hobby... Only a few months.

    Fishkeeping Profile... New and green to fishkeeping, only started when I saved a bunch of guppies from being discarded and left to rot in their tank (lots of tlc and 2 months later I am glad to say they are happy and healthy). I have however caught the dreadful fish sickness causing me to want more, bigger and better fish :tt2:

    Favourite fish species... I haven't settled on any yet.

    Favourite LFS... I'm still trying to find them all so don't have one yet.

    Aquatic Likes... Watching the personalities develope in my little aquatic friends.

    Aquatic Dislikes... People abusing their fish and throwing them out in filthy tanks just because they got something better to play with.

    Aquatic Achievements... Saving this tank full of guppies from the inevitable end they didn't ask for.

    Non-fish related fact... Movies, video games, pc's... all fun but not as much as my 2 year old daughter, who also likes fish It seems :thumbup:

    Other Hobbies... Tinkering with pc's and other gadgets and gizmos.
     
  8. llewelyn

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    Forum Name...Llewelyn

    Location... West Rand-Gauteng

    Number of Years in Hobby...3

    Favourite fish species... BGK, pleco, Oscar

    Favourite LFS... Too many, each with good characteristics

    Aquatic Likes...I like seeing my fish grow and interact with me

    Aquatic Dislikes... Algae and sick fish/fish deaths

    Aquatic Achievements... Successfully raising my BGKs and Pleco

    Non-fish related fact... I am studying BSc IT and love programming.

    Other Hobbies... Programming, watching movies and series

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  9. MariaS

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    Welcome @llewelyn , and thanks for the introduction

    BGK's are awesome fish and I must admit that although I dont have Oscar's at the moment, I love them.

    Unfortunately being very territorial and aggressive in that sense, I cant keep any at the moment
    They were the first fish I kept for years and still have a very soft spot for them
     
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  10. braailegend

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    Hi everyone,

    New here and have been keeping fish the last 2 years.

    Like African and American cichlids...

    This one eyed venustus currently my pride and joy and has also recently become dad, haha..

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  11. MariaS

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    HI @braailegend , and welcome to TASA

    Must admit, I love my cichlids too and have kept a variety in the past

    Start a thread and post some pictures of your tanks, everyone enjoys that
     
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  12. Asheel

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    Forum Name... Asheel

    Location... Johannesburg

    Number of Years in Hobby... A few years

    Fishkeeping Profile... Been at it since a kid and now I want to start a planted tank

    Favourite fish species... None at the moment

    Favourite LFS... Northland Pets

    Aquatic Likes... I love to watch my fish just swim around and being happy (hopefully), it keeps me calm

    Aquatic Dislikes... small tanks

    Aquatic Achievements... None at the moment

    Non-fish related fact... I love motor sports and music and being lazy and definitely my family

    Other Hobbies... Watching TV and listening to music and boxing

    This is my tank at the office

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  13. pretoriusrj85

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    Forum Name....Silverwolf

    Location....Centurion, Pretoria

    Number of Years in Hobby...9 years

    Fishkeeping Profile...I started my fishkeeping in 2010 after finding a tank on the trash pile in the complex. My first fishies included several tetras, mollies and platies. In ignorance a pleco aswell. I had this tank running for 1 year where i took back all the fishies to the LFS and started up a African Cichlid tank. Cichlids still remain my favourite spesies. From there I converted to planted in 2012. I then took a slight haitus and got my first marine tank. I ran marine from there until 2017. I have now started up planted again. However, alot have changed since 2012 and I feel like a noob again. There is a lot more equipment, products and also fish and planted species available today. Taking baby steps. I am happy for the marine experience as a lot of knowledge can be incorporated in planted again. So here I am. Trying again.

    Favourite fish species...Cichlids

    Favourite LFS...Petstop followed by Dory's

    Aquatic Likes...A clean well maintained aquarium. A clean tank is a happy tank. The mor effort you put in, the bigger the reward

    Aquatic Dislikes...Impatient hobbiest that think everything happens overnight. Hands in tank.

    Aquatic Achievements... Having to sit on the leather chair staring at my tank and its occupants. Having everything work perfectly. This goes from every tank i ever had.

    Non-fish related fact...Married the love of my life. Two doggies and try to live life to the fullest.

    Other Hobbies... Used to be a sponsored RC racer.

    Photo [​IMG]

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  14. MariaS

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    Hi @pretoriusrj85

    Welcome to TASA!!

    Hahhhaa you have done your rounds.... nice to have you back from the dark side, hope you enjoy it here and all best with the new venture

    Tank looks great.
     
  15. louwla83

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    Forum Name...louwla83

    Location...Northcliff, Randburg

    Number of Years in Hobby...10 years

    Fishkeeping Profile...a little obesessed with South American chiclids and slowly learning about shrimp keeping and aquascaping

    Favourite fish species...Elephantnose, black ghost knife.. Although I know I can't keep them Ram chiclids and galaxy rasboras for now

    Favourite LFS...Aqua Empire

    Aquatic Likes...Planning my tank setup, perfecting the aquascape

    Aquatic Dislikes...the long process of tank cycling - but I have learned a few helpful tricks on this forum already thanks!

    Aquatic Achievements...Breeding rams and kribensis.. I know they breed easily but I was so proud!

    Non-fish related fact...I also love my Great Danes!

    Other Hobbies...novice organic veggie grower and chicken keeper
     
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  16. A new day

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  17. joepta29

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    Forum Name...Joepta29

    Location...Pretoria

    Number of Years in Hobby...1

    Fishkeeping Profile...
    Have 5 x4 foot tanks
    1.Large flowerhorn and Parrot
    2.Boesmani Rainbows
    3.Assorted Gouramis and Ghost knife
    4.Planted community ,lowtech tank with assorted Angels x4 , Assorted tetras,Algae eaters,Bolivian Ram and Corydora
    5.Empty but cycling..

    2 Foot with Julii and Sterbai corydoras
    Small planted Jebo with 2 rams

    Having kept fish for a year now with good success i am itching to attempt breeding..

    Favourite fish species...It changes daily

    Favourite LFS...Broadway pets in Valhalla has always given me good advice and has been honest

    Aquatic Likes...A planted community tank,watching fish behaviour

    Aquatic Dislikes...People who discourage others in the hobby


    Aquatic Achievements...Being able to smuggle 2x4 foot and sump and stand into the garage

    Non-fish related fact...Waiting for a post to specialise in Radiology

    Other Hobbies...Grow alot of indigenous bulbs/geophytes and alot of orchids and other plants
     
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  18. A new day

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    Hi @joepta29 and welcome to TASA!
    Sho the bug clearly bit hard as you have a couple of sizable tanks and a variety of fish 1 year in. Would love to see pics! Start a thread under members systems. I have a thread per tank as it helps me greatly to keep track of things and some other folks have one thread for all of their systems.

    I must say that I have found forum members very encouraging and helpful here. People are very generous in sharing their expertise and helping each other grow as hobbyists, giving feedback and encouragement. It has helped me more than I can express in words, really. So welcome to the community and chime in :thumbup:
     
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  19. MariaS

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    Hi @joepta29 ,

    Welcome to TASA

    Being in the hobby for just a year, MTS surely set in fast!!!
    Nice variety of fish you have

    Start some threads on your tanks and share some pictures, we would love to see them!!

    Orchards are my favorite flower, absolutely love them but i can never get them to flower!!!
     
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    Thank you MariaS for the Welcome:thumbup:
     

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