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Keith Perkins
08-28-2013, 11:37 PM
Lousy pictures, but the new slimmed configuration. Down to 11 fish at the moment, two pairs and the seven offspring in the center.

http://i1180.photobucket.com/albums/x418/CozyKeith/IMG_0606_zps50370515.jpg (http://s1180.photobucket.com/user/CozyKeith/media/IMG_0606_zps50370515.jpg.html)

http://i1180.photobucket.com/albums/x418/CozyKeith/IMG_0607_zpsb873ac0e.jpg (http://s1180.photobucket.com/user/CozyKeith/media/IMG_0607_zpsb873ac0e.jpg.html)

http://i1180.photobucket.com/albums/x418/CozyKeith/IMG_0608_zps8ac7bbef.jpg (http://s1180.photobucket.com/user/CozyKeith/media/IMG_0608_zps8ac7bbef.jpg.html)

Oh, but I've seen cone cleaning in both tanks in the last two days.

DiscusBR
08-29-2013, 12:07 AM
What a great view you have. Good luck with the pairs. Do you have grow out tanks in case they succeed?

Keith Perkins
08-29-2013, 12:35 AM
Let's see, a 55, 46, 29, 26. Enough options for a couple pairs. Haven't run out of space yet, and I am to keep it that way.

William Palumbo
08-29-2013, 01:08 AM
You down to only 3 tanks? What happened? I thought you had a fishroom!...Tho I'm finding out as well that less is more...Bill

Discus-n00b
08-29-2013, 01:45 AM
I'm seeing useless cabinet doors that could be turned into another shelf.....and you can easily fit a shelf above all of them....;);) hahaha looks good!

I agree. I've downsized recently as well. It is quite nice when doing water changes....they don't take nearly as long.

Keith Perkins
08-29-2013, 07:55 AM
You down to only 3 tanks? What happened? I thought you had a fishroom!...Tho I'm finding out as well that less is more...Bill

At the moment, yes. I took a page from the WP playbook and sold almost all the adults that weren't doing anything for me. Things may change when that tank of growouts get a little bigger.

Keith Perkins
08-29-2013, 08:04 AM
I'm seeing useless cabinet doors that could be turned into another shelf.....and you can easily fit a shelf above all of them....;);) hahaha looks good!

I agree. I've downsized recently as well. It is quite nice when doing water changes....they don't take nearly as long.

Funny, I was looking at that space above the tanks just the other evening. I've got several options for adding a bunch of tanks if I want, but right now I'm really enjoying the easier fish life. From the quality of the pictures you can now clearly see why I PMed you. :) Once I've had a chance to go through the tank pictures I took later last night I'll post a few fish pics.

Keith Perkins
08-29-2013, 10:33 AM
And when I get up... :)

The RT pair. Mom on the right, and dad is actually the bigger of the two fish.

http://i1180.photobucket.com/albums/x418/CozyKeith/IMG_0627_zps52cfe56b.jpg (http://s1180.photobucket.com/user/CozyKeith/media/IMG_0627_zps52cfe56b.jpg.html)

The Virgin Red/Red Cover pair.

http://i1180.photobucket.com/albums/x418/CozyKeith/IMG_0613_zpsf43a79bf.jpg (http://s1180.photobucket.com/user/CozyKeith/media/IMG_0613_zpsf43a79bf.jpg.html)

And their off-spring

http://i1180.photobucket.com/albums/x418/CozyKeith/IMG_0624_zps029b7931.jpg (http://s1180.photobucket.com/user/CozyKeith/media/IMG_0624_zps029b7931.jpg.html)

http://i1180.photobucket.com/albums/x418/CozyKeith/IMG_0618_zps42f5121c.jpg (http://s1180.photobucket.com/user/CozyKeith/media/IMG_0618_zps42f5121c.jpg.html)

I really need to clean the glass before anymore pictures are taken.

Larry Bugg
08-29-2013, 10:41 AM
Love both of the pairs and the off-spring are looking great.

Keith Perkins
08-29-2013, 10:59 AM
Thanks Larry. I love their color and shape, but I'm continuing to work on the size. Between having smaller parents, being Asian, and getting sick when they were young they aren't setting any size records at a year old. I'm hoping daddy's homemade beefheart and now live red wigglers will eventually get them up to at least the size of their parents.

Second Hand Pat
08-29-2013, 11:53 AM
That's a great view Keith. Your pictures are getting better. :)

Disgirl
08-29-2013, 12:35 PM
Good looking fish Keith, and I notice how symmetrical the whole layout is, even my cones are equally spaced =)
Barb

Trier20
08-29-2013, 12:58 PM
You know you're going to need to set up another tank again soon. :)

MKD
08-29-2013, 01:15 PM
Wow!!! That's a huge down size for you. At least you still have some, it'll take a while to get use to it. They re great. Enjoy

please excuse smart phone poster error

Keith Perkins
08-29-2013, 01:57 PM
That's a great view Keith. Your pictures are getting better. :)

I'm not sure if they're getting better or if I'm just taking more and doing half way decent picking out the best.


Good looking fish Keith, and I notice how symmetrical the whole layout is, even my cones are equally spaced =)
Barb

Yes, my wife and I clash a little about that topic. Funny I didn't center the 72 under the coral.


You know you're going to need to set up another tank again soon. :)

The 55 is empty and can be ready in about oh I'd say 15 minutes, or one beer, whichever comes first.


Wow!!! That's a huge down size for you. At least you still have some, it'll take a while to get use to it. They re great. Enjoy

please excuse smart phone poster error

It's not that huge of a cut back, I think I topped out at 6 tanks. I've come to realize at least pre-retirement, if I ever get to that point, I'm just not cut out for a traditional fishroom full of tanks. Moderation.

SMB2
08-29-2013, 03:04 PM
The two fish in the center tank, to the left, don't move much:p