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by Big_Kill
Tue Aug 09, 2011 7:47 pm
Forum: A Frugal Aquarists Ultimate Fish Room
Topic: Why are you still dragging those hoses around?
Replies: 15
Views: 7148

Re: Why are you still dragging those hoses around?

Ok well we are all moved in and I have began working on the fish house. It is a 20ftx12ft outbuilding in my back yard. I have gutted and cleaned the building and extended the framing out so it can hold thicker insulation. I have also completed digging a 30 inch deep ditch across my back yard to run ...
by Big_Kill
Sat May 28, 2011 11:08 pm
Forum: A Frugal Aquarists Ultimate Fish Room
Topic: Why are you still dragging those hoses around?
Replies: 15
Views: 7148

Re: Why are you still dragging those hoses around?

Thanks for your explanations. This is very helpful. Im not familiar with drilled tanks and bulkheads at all. Are your tanks able to be filled up to or above the trim? How high can you keep the water level? We have bought a home and will be moving in at the end of June. The house has an old garage th...
by Big_Kill
Sat Apr 16, 2011 9:23 pm
Forum: A Frugal Aquarists Ultimate Fish Room
Topic: Why are you still dragging those hoses around?
Replies: 15
Views: 7148

Re: Why are you still dragging those hoses around?

Are there different sizes of sump pump hose? There was only one size at my store. It is 1.25" x 24ft. The outside diameter seems to be exactly 1.5". I am hoping to use a 1.5" drain pipe as you did. In your picture it looks like the sump hose fits pretty easily into your drain pipe? Also, can you use...
by Big_Kill
Sat Apr 16, 2011 3:21 pm
Forum: A Frugal Aquarists Ultimate Fish Room
Topic: Why are you still dragging those hoses around?
Replies: 15
Views: 7148

Re: Why are you still dragging those hoses around?

Ok thanks guys. Im going to be buying a house soon and I want to have everything well thought out before I move my tanks in. Im going to be setting up a drain system like you have shown for sure. Im not sure if im gonna go with the automatic fill part though. Im also not sure about drilling my tanks...
by Big_Kill
Fri Mar 25, 2011 11:40 pm
Forum: A Frugal Aquarists Ultimate Fish Room
Topic: Why are you still dragging those hoses around?
Replies: 15
Views: 7148

Re: Why are you still dragging those hoses around?

Is this for an automatic water change setup? Did you drill the tanks at the top so the water only drains when new water comes in? What about drilling the tanks towards the bottom and putting a valve on the drain?
by Big_Kill
Wed Feb 10, 2010 2:54 pm
Forum: Central American Cichlids
Topic: Astatheros Rhytisma
Replies: 5
Views: 2254

Re: Astatheros Rhytisma

Are these the ones you are selling?
by Big_Kill
Sat Feb 06, 2010 12:48 am
Forum: Central American Cichlids
Topic: Dovii Races - Please Clarify
Replies: 14
Views: 5959

Re: Dovii Races - Please Clarify

Hello all, I am happy to report that the Honduran Dovii I have pictured above have successfully spawned. We collected them in May 2007 and I had pretty much given up on them ever spawning after numerous unsuccessful attempts.
by Big_Kill
Tue Jul 14, 2009 1:14 pm
Forum: Central American Cichlids
Topic: Rio Claro
Replies: 3
Views: 1008

Re: Rio Claro

I believe there are a number of different rivers with this same name. The one Ken is talking about is in Northern Honduras near Trujillo. I have two pair of F0 Dovii from this river which unfortunately refuse to spawn at this time :(
by Big_Kill
Wed Jan 21, 2009 8:10 pm
Forum: Central American Cichlids
Topic: First fry of my Paratheraps sp Coatzacoalcos
Replies: 12
Views: 1738

Re: First fry of my Paratheraps sp Coatzacoalcos

Very nice indeed. How big is the tank? It looks rather large. How about a picture of the whole tank?
by Big_Kill
Wed Jan 14, 2009 2:45 am
Forum: Central American Cichlids
Topic: Honduras Parachromis
Replies: 21
Views: 3908

Re: Honduras Parachromis

I am glad that someone has revisited the identification of the La Ceiba fish. Where do i read Juan's opinion? I have never been convinced that it is loiselli. Im not saying that i do know what it is but i am skeptical of calling it anything. After collecting them and seeing them in person and seeing...
by Big_Kill
Wed Jan 14, 2009 2:06 am
Forum: Health, Diseases and Treatments
Topic: Festae cannot eat
Replies: 2
Views: 1659

Festae cannot eat

This fish is acting normal and hungry but when i feed him he cannot get the food into his mouth. He tries to suck it in like normal but he cant. Its like he has no sucking or inhaling power. Ive never seen anything like it. He cannot get the pellets off the surface and he tries like hell. I tried sh...
by Big_Kill
Wed Sep 10, 2008 2:55 am
Forum: Central American Cichlids
Topic: Dovii Races - Please Clarify
Replies: 14
Views: 5959

Re: Dovii Races - Please Clarify

Ken that is a nice picture. That looks EXACTLY like my fish :lol: My F0 honduran females are not all that yellow right now. Im not sure if it is due to age or diet or maybe they will stay like this im not sure. That female caught on rod and reel is amazing! That must have something to do with diet? ...
by Big_Kill
Tue Jul 08, 2008 3:06 am
Forum: Central American Cichlids
Topic: This hobby just gets better and better!
Replies: 9
Views: 1308

Re: This hobby just gets better and better!

Very nice Dan. I am beginning to realize the patience that these fish require. I still have all 8 of mine that i collected in May 2007 and i think that a spawn is still a ways down the road if ever. At what size did yours begin to spawn?
by Big_Kill
Sun Aug 19, 2007 6:06 pm
Forum: Central American Cichlids
Topic: Juan Miguel: beani
Replies: 37
Views: 7488

Re: Juan Miguel: beani

Juan Artigas wrote:I however have to report that in my experience those populations in the extreme of the distribution ranges are not the most colorful ones...
Are the populations found near Puerto Vallarta less colorful then? I must ask what are the extremes of the Istlanum distribution range?
by Big_Kill
Sat Aug 18, 2007 6:04 pm
Forum: Central American Cichlids
Topic: Juan Miguel: beani
Replies: 37
Views: 7488

Re: Juan Miguel: beani

Between the southern of C. beani and the northern of C. istlanum, you can count on less than a hundred kilometres! This is great news! Istlanum can be found right near Puerto Vallarta and Beani can be found just to the north near Tepic. Is there a lot of variation in the Istlanum from different loc...
by Big_Kill
Fri Aug 17, 2007 6:43 pm
Forum: Central American Cichlids
Topic: Juan Miguel: beani
Replies: 37
Views: 7488

Re: Juan Miguel: beani

The southermost range for 'Cichlasoma' beani is Rio Grande de Santiago, south from that, like Rio Ameca, is 'Cichlasoma' istlanum found. In my opinion the area, as well as the rest of Mexico, is pretty safe for tourists. What is the distance between these two locations? I do not currently have a ma...
by Big_Kill
Fri Aug 17, 2007 4:13 am
Forum: Central American Cichlids
Topic: Juan Miguel: beani
Replies: 37
Views: 7488

Re: Juan Miguel: beani

I am planning to visit this area in the future(within the next year or so). I would like to collect Istlanum as well as Beani. From what i can tell these two species can be collected within a few hundred miles of each other. Is this correct? I have looked at flying into Puerto Vallarta and it is not...
by Big_Kill
Fri Jul 13, 2007 3:29 am
Forum: Central American Cichlids
Topic: Honduras... once more
Replies: 14
Views: 2672

Re: Honduras... once more

Dan very cool video. I cant wait for mine to get bigger. I have about 30 F0 fry. I will be bringing a couple bags of them to the ACA.
by Big_Kill
Tue Apr 24, 2007 4:34 pm
Forum: Central American Cichlids
Topic: Tetracanthus Question
Replies: 23
Views: 6483

It seems to me that there are two different forms in the hobby right now. One that is tall bodied like the latus form and one that is more elongated like some of the others although i assume most of the tetracanthus in the hobby are a mix of more than one form. Is this an accurate assumption?
by Big_Kill
Tue Apr 24, 2007 2:01 am
Forum: Central American Cichlids
Topic: Tetracanthus Question
Replies: 23
Views: 6483

I remember seeing something about this. I dont remember where though. If i remember right it said that there were perhaps 5 or 6 different variations of tetracanthus. The June 2006 Buntbarsche talks about this a little bit but i dont think it is what im thinking of.

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