Advice Needed on Aquarium

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  • #29475
    VincentVincent
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    What are you talking about Ray? One of the reasons I’ve always kind of wanted a snake is exactly to see them eat live mice.

    UNLEASH THE FURY!!

    #29376
    VincentVincent
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    What are you talking about Ray? One of the reasons I’ve always kind of wanted a snake is exactly to see them eat live mice.

    UNLEASH THE FURY!!

    #29476
    Rick in ChinaRick in China
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    Quote:
    UNLEASH THE FURY!!

    [MITCH!]

    #29377
    Rick in ChinaRick in China
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    Quote:
    UNLEASH THE FURY!!

    [MITCH!]

    #29481
    RayRay
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    @Lino: I know there’s gonna be a big pet expo in Chengdu during the Qingming holiday. Could be worth a look. Im gonna check it out. I’m hoping they’ll have some cool Japanese cat food for my tiger…..

    #29382
    RayRay
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    @Lino: I know there’s gonna be a big pet expo in Chengdu during the Qingming holiday. Could be worth a look. Im gonna check it out. I’m hoping they’ll have some cool Japanese cat food for my tiger…..

    #29483
    Rick in ChinaRick in China
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    When/where is this pet expo? I want to check it out!

    #29384
    Rick in ChinaRick in China
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    When/where is this pet expo? I want to check it out!

    #29486
    RayRay
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    Century City International Exhibition Centre, April 4-7, 8AM-6PM.

    Is that the one in the south, near Hi-tech zone?

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    #29387
    RayRay
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    Century City International Exhibition Centre, April 4-7, 8AM-6PM.

    Is that the one in the south, near Hi-tech zone?

    Link

    #29489
    JessiJessi
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    Keeping an aquarium is a little more complicated than many people anticipate at first. When you start out, you’re going to need to cycle your tank water with no fish in it. It could take a while; see if you can get a gravel sample and a water sample to jump start your beneficial bacteria, etc. Buy a PH testing kit, and when you get your water right, you can start adding fish. Although the more exotic fish can be more appealing, starting with some more basic ‘tropical community’ fish that will get along together. Make sure that you get ALL the same community of fish; don’t mix semiagressive with community or they will eat each other. The internet has a lot of great resources for aquarium hobby that can help you out as well.

    Although, I will say, if you’re not interested in investing the time and energy into maintaining your tank, it might be best to use it as a terrarium or art installation instead. Best of luck in whatever you decide to do!

    #29390
    JessiJessi
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    Keeping an aquarium is a little more complicated than many people anticipate at first. When you start out, you’re going to need to cycle your tank water with no fish in it. It could take a while; see if you can get a gravel sample and a water sample to jump start your beneficial bacteria, etc. Buy a PH testing kit, and when you get your water right, you can start adding fish. Although the more exotic fish can be more appealing, starting with some more basic ‘tropical community’ fish that will get along together. Make sure that you get ALL the same community of fish; don’t mix semiagressive with community or they will eat each other. The internet has a lot of great resources for aquarium hobby that can help you out as well.

    Although, I will say, if you’re not interested in investing the time and energy into maintaining your tank, it might be best to use it as a terrarium or art installation instead. Best of luck in whatever you decide to do!

    #29490
    JessiJessi
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    Another note; aquatic plants further complicate keeping a healthy tank; I’d reccommend getting your water and fish well established and some experience under your belt before you attempt this.

    #29391
    JessiJessi
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    Another note; aquatic plants further complicate keeping a healthy tank; I’d reccommend getting your water and fish well established and some experience under your belt before you attempt this.

    #29492
    Rick in ChinaRick in China
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    Nice fish suck Jessica.. my bro had a silver Arowana that lasted for I forget exactly, a couple years, and grew huge in a big tank of his – it played nice with some things, but that was boring..the best time was feeding time. It snatched up little feeder fish so quickly it was great to watch.

    A very beautiful fish by itself, and watching it stalk the tank back and forth, back and forth, back and forth….. was awesome.

    So, should you decide to go with fish, keep in mind you can go for a hunter rather than prey if you want 😉

    #29393
    Rick in ChinaRick in China
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    Nice fish suck Jessica.. my bro had a silver Arowana that lasted for I forget exactly, a couple years, and grew huge in a big tank of his – it played nice with some things, but that was boring..the best time was feeding time. It snatched up little feeder fish so quickly it was great to watch.

    A very beautiful fish by itself, and watching it stalk the tank back and forth, back and forth, back and forth….. was awesome.

    So, should you decide to go with fish, keep in mind you can go for a hunter rather than prey if you want 😉

    #29498
    LinoLino
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    Thanks for the advice guys.

    Unfortunately the only reptiles I love are ninja turtles so unless someone can tell me where to buy one of those I’m not going to get a reptile 🙂

    I might go to the pet expo and see if it can change my mind, thanks for the advice Ray.

    Otherwise I will do some research on aquaria and start with a beginners set up.

    #29399
    LinoLino
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    Thanks for the advice guys.

    Unfortunately the only reptiles I love are ninja turtles so unless someone can tell me where to buy one of those I’m not going to get a reptile 🙂

    I might go to the pet expo and see if it can change my mind, thanks for the advice Ray.

    Otherwise I will do some research on aquaria and start with a beginners set up.

    #29529
    Merior
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    Ray: Yes, Century City is due south, a short way outside the number 3 Ring Road. You can get there on the Metro heading due south from Tianfu Sq. Buses heading there can be like sardine tins when there is a popular exhibition. Buses may also get diverted leaving you with a 400 meter or so walk – follow the crowds. Car access is getting progressively worse as they building on the wasteland that was previously used for parking.

    #29430
    Merior
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    Ray: Yes, Century City is due south, a short way outside the number 3 Ring Road. You can get there on the Metro heading due south from Tianfu Sq. Buses heading there can be like sardine tins when there is a popular exhibition. Buses may also get diverted leaving you with a 400 meter or so walk – follow the crowds. Car access is getting progressively worse as they building on the wasteland that was previously used for parking.

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