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Bigred
11-19-2017, 06:03 PM
Hello my name is Casey.

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I have been to two auctions and one regular meeting. But, you will be seeing me a lot more. Lots of my fish are south american that I breed so kinda excited for the category for next year for the award program. Not looking for anything in particular other than enjoy the hobby, enrich my knowledge and maybe make some friends in the process.

I am a data scientist by day but aquarium hoarder the rest of the time. I did research in mathematical biology and computational ecology in undergrad and grad school which is what got me into aquariums. I studied ponds, lakes and other water ecosystems and in particular the relationship between plants and animals. I think I just brought the laboratory / simulations home in little pretty clear boxes.

I currently am running 8 aquariums. Most are community tanks but not all. I describe some of them below.

29 gallon community tank with hob refugium filled with terrestrial plants in hydroponic media.

neon tetras, endlers, corries, cherry shrimp.
finnex 24/7
aquaclear 70
sun sun 302 canister filter with output into refugium with plants

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7 gallon community tank

celestial danios and cherry shrimp
finnex fugeray+ clip on light
aquaclear 20

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33 gallon semi high tech and 29 gallon grow out
33 gallon


male krib, endlers, algae eaters and some cherry shrimp but they shouldn't be there and are eaten by krib if seen
2 marineland penguin 350
finnex 48 inch 24/7
aquatop paintball co2

29 gallon

endlers at the moment but it rotates
aquaclear 70
a led light from home depot
this tank generates algae for me to grow lots of snails for assassins in other tanks.

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10 gallon breeding tank

F1 pair of Laetacara dorsigera from Bob Major evidently according to facebook.
aquaclear 20
finnex stingray
so much subwassertang

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Additionally I have...

10 gallon tank
20 gallon long with just cherry shrimp
20 gallon long I set up yesterday to use for growing out the a huge batch of the fry from the laetacara that just bred on me.

heatherbeast
11-19-2017, 07:40 PM
Aren't the dorsigera cool little fish? :) I had a 'pair' but it turned out to be two males so I eventually sold them off.

I really like how well your plants are doing in the hydroponic setup, they're very exuberant! Thank you for sharing all the details, and I hope you can make it to our future meetings (we have them about once a month at the Windy Hill Community Center in Smyrna, GA).

HN1
11-19-2017, 08:30 PM
Welcome aboard Casey! I remember meeting you, but I'm not sure which event it was. Awesome setups! Any ideas of what all you want to breed for the ABC Contest?

Bigred
11-19-2017, 10:42 PM
Aren't the dorsigera cool little fish? :) I had a 'pair' but it turned out to be two males so I eventually sold them off.

I really like how well your plants are doing in the hydroponic setup, they're very exuberant! Thank you for sharing all the details, and I hope you can make it to our future meetings (we have them about once a month at the Windy Hill Community Center in Smyrna, GA).

The plants are old. About 4 years of growth. Some are lucky bamboo, the tallest plants. They were originally just 6 inches tall or so. The other plant is a peace lilly. The combo is nice because one grows more vertical and the other more horizontal.


Welcome aboard Casey! I remember meeting you, but I'm not sure which event it was. Awesome setups! Any ideas of what all you want to breed for the ABC Contest?

I have two fish that breed. The endlers which are from Venezuela. Like a guppy(I have a few that mixed with a few guppies in a hospital tank) but more dimorphic and small males. The other was the laetacara that bred on me that I got from the auction. So, both of those are south american. The only other species that breeds is my cherry shrimp. I have hundreds... But they are from Asia.

RichandPaula
12-01-2017, 08:04 PM
Welcome. I love Laetacara Dorsiger. I'll probably buy some from you when you have young ones for sale.