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Oscars & Jack Dempsey

Discussion in 'Freshwater Aquariums & Fish Photos' started by buzz4520, Jun 21, 2009.

  1. buzz4520

    buzz4520 Thread Starter Well-Known Member

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    i've been chompped on a few times myself...lol
    mine will move their bushes, driftwood, bubble stone around and make pits and mounds of gravel i think to get attention...we'll straighten it out and they'll move it around again...it's like a game to them. haha! they are great pets and have super personalities.
     
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    Nice!!!
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    good cool!!!
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  4. buzz4520

    buzz4520 Thread Starter Well-Known Member

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    all of those are some beautiful fish, boss wants a pair, black and white. when next upgrade tank i'll make her happy but i think i prefer red over the white.
     
  6. buzz4520

    buzz4520 Thread Starter Well-Known Member

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    here's a few updated pics of our o's and jd.
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  7. buzz4520

    buzz4520 Thread Starter Well-Known Member

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    full tank pic along with our youngest fry...he just had to get into the pic...lol
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    MOD_Dawn Active Member

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    omg! completely ignoring the fish and loving the cute handsome lil guy in the photo!
    He's too cute!

    Oh, and the fish tank looks huge!!! what size is that beast? (looks like at least 125g)
     
  9. buzz4520

    buzz4520 Thread Starter Well-Known Member

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    thanks dawn...we've got another 'lil guy just like him but a few years older. yes the tank is a 125g.
     
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    okay, now I need to swipe the kids AND the tank. Lol!
    Enjoy 'em while their pint sized :)

    What kinda filtration ya running on that beast?
     
  11. buzz4520

    buzz4520 Thread Starter Well-Known Member

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    we're running 3 filters, magnum 350, magnum h.o.t 250, a/c 110. filtration isn't where i would like it to be but it's been working out so far, just a little more work on our part but worth it in the end. we change out about 90 - 95gal of water a week and clean one filter.
     
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    holy heck, that's alotta water...If funds were in place I'd be trolling and keeping my eye open for a canister like the Fluval Fx5 or the Rena Filstar Xp4. (picturing how dirty that hob gotta be at the end of the week with the oscars).

    I had them YEARS ago and they were absolute nightmares (rearranging the tank CONSTANTLY, breaking the old style glass heaters from literally ramming into them, and with the live food...constantly netting the heads of the rosy reds outta the tank, just a big UGH). But I did find them interesting with the Jacks being my fav..such pretty colors on them when properly cared for.
     
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    buzz4520 Thread Starter Well-Known Member

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    i would like to get a marineland c-360 or the c-530 for this tank. water changes due seem to be a pain at time, but like i said it's worth it in the long run. we use the tank water that we clean out the filters in to water the wifes house plants and a couple that she's got outside. we quit feeding live food to them (exept for a nightcrawler every now &then).
     
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    buzz4520 Thread Starter Well-Known Member

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    here are some updated pics...
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    Wow the JD got huge !
     
  16. buzz4520

    buzz4520 Thread Starter Well-Known Member

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    yes he is...i haven't got a ruler out lately, but i'd say he's pushing 10in +