The "I just got home from the fish store" thread

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  2. last year


    30 Jun 2016 Premium Oklahoma, USA

    Just got back from a locally owned fish store (not where I usually purchase my livestock, but much closer). I donated 11 baby/adolescent platies out of my community tank. It feels good to free up some of the unwanted bio load. I had hoped to try to leverage some kind of discount on a purchase of *something*. However, all of their tanks were completely over run with trumpet snails, so I decided against purchasing anything.

    On a positive note, I took out most of my landscape in order to net the platies. I found that my population of RCS had approximately tripled over the 8 originals I put in there a few months ago.

  3. Rouelle

    5 Jul 2016 Premium Oklahoma, USA

    I hit up the Petco sale this weekend and bought a 20L. I wont be setting it up immediately. I plan on building my own stand and hopefully getting the other components for cheap as they go on sale. It's nice to have a new project in any event.

  4. Avery

    5 Aug 2016 Administrator Arizona, United States

    Just bought two African Dwarf Frogs for my smaller 5.5 gallon setup, along with a few more live plants to hopefully hide the filter intake (most of it so that it doesn't look so bad). Also bought two nerite snails to help me fight off a small algae bloom due to the substrate I decided to use in this tank (fluorite, it's literally like a muddy dirt gravel but plants love it).

    Also just bought some a small thing of frozen bloodworm for the little frogs, not sure if they are male or female yet but I'll be able to find out soon enough if I hear one of them singing to call a female in.

  5. v209

    5 Aug 2016 Seattle USA

    Just got back with some more fish food, trying out different types of flash fried types to see which my fish like the best. I'll be happy to report once I find out which ones they love :D

  6. Rouelle

    16 Aug 2016 Premium Oklahoma, USA

    I just picked up another little java fern. My tank is slowly becoming planted, one $4 plant at a time.

  7. 9 months ago


    7 Nov 2016 Administrator Arizona, United States

    I just got home with some more limestone rocks and a bag of white sand. Going to sadly redo my 5 gallon since the frogs have died and I'm disliking the amount of algae the fluorite is giving me for a small tank (seems this LED light is rather more powerful than I had originally thought).

  8. Rouelle

    9 Nov 2016 Premium Oklahoma, USA

    Nice to know. I was seriously considering going fluorite on my next planted tank. Maybe I'll hold off on that for now.

  9. Rouelle

    1 Dec 2016 Premium Oklahoma, USA

    Well it wasn't a trip to a physical store, but I ordered some alder cones and a piece of driftwood from amazon today. Going in my current community tank that is soon to be an angel tank.

  10. 8 months ago


    8 Dec 2016 Premium Orem, Utah, United States

    Just came home with some new filter media, thinking about trying out a sump for one of my larger tanks. Hoping the dollar per gallon sale starts soon so I can just get a cheap tank and find some plexiglass or real glass to use as the dividers. Appears that my LFS is starting to stock black ghost knife fish regularly now, not sure what made them do that but I've seen them more and more lately (must be a popular fish due to their eel like appearance and the way they move through the water).

  11. Lonnie

    8 Dec 2016 Central Illinois United States...

    I just came home from the local pet store ( literally, they are still floating in the bag ) with 2 mystery snails. After my lighting upgrade I need some help with my algae. Hope they help.

  12. 6 months ago


    3 Feb 2017 Premium Oklahoma, USA

    I just got a Bosemani rainbow today. A juvenile male, captive bred. He is going in a community tank that within a few months I'll be converting over to an angel tank. I plan for him to stay with the angels in time. I have never had a rainbow, but have heard good things.

  13. 5 months ago


    Mar 19 Central Illinois United States...

    Haul of the day for me, 3 silver dollars and 3 otocinclus catfish. Switched from bare bottom to black gravel I got from Walmart. Big mistake. It was white gravel painted black, paint came off quite a bit. Called Walmart and all they wanted was the empty bags and the receipt. I think I'm going to go with the ceramic tiles on the bottom. See you tube, it looks pretty good.

  14. Rouelle

    Mar 23 Premium Oklahoma, USA

    I got two more Bosemani rainbows to add to my community tank. They're young and it will probably be a couple month before they color up. I have really come to like rainbows over the last couple months.

  15. 4 months ago

    Just came home from the store with some frozen food, gonna try to give it out to my fish and see how they like it. Not much of a frozen food fan, but it was on a VERY good sale so couldn't pass it up at all.

  16. Rouelle

    Apr 15 Premium Oklahoma, USA

    Well, not exactly a fish store, but I just placed an Amazon order for a Fluval U series underwater filter. I currently have a sponge filter in my community tank as a secondary filter to seed it for use in a new setup. I am adding it to the new tank this week. I have really enjoyed dual filtration, so I am going to try the little Fluval as a replacement. I have never tried one of these, so we will soon see how I like it.

  17. 6 weeks ago


    Jul 5 Premium Oklahoma, USA

    I got three medium sized angels for my community tank a couple days ago. This marks my first experience with freshwater angels. So far, so good. I never realized they actually have so much personality.

  18. 2 weeks ago


    Aug 1 Premium Oklahoma, USA

    Well not exactly a fish store in the strictest sense of the word, but I did get in an order for some blue dream shrimp for my planted 20 long a couple weeks ago. They are quite stunning and really class the place up. I ordered online from DEEZ Aquatic Shrimp. He is a top-notch seller and I would highly recommend him for anyone looking for some shrimp.

  19. Avery

    Aug 5 Administrator Arizona, United States

    I just got home with a new 55 gallon tank (Top Fin brand), a new 75 gallon HOB filter (Top Fin brand), and a Walmart 55 gallon tank stand for my new apartment. I'll upload pictures once I get it all setup tomorrow and when I fill it up with water.

    FYI Top Fin's 55 gallon tank is HEAVY empty. I'd say twice the weight as the Aqueon 55 gallon tanks and maybe even triple the weight of the Tetra 55 gallon tank

  20. last week


    Aug 7 Premium Oklahoma, USA

    Cool. What's going in it?

  21. Avery

    Aug 9 Administrator Arizona, United States

    @Rouelle Cool. What's going in it?

    So far I have 10 mollies in it, plan to add another 5 in (for a white, black, and yellow mixture), about 20-ish neon tetras as a shoaling fish, and possible a few centerpiece fish (unsure yet). I'm awaiting to find some good driftwood pieces and allow for the plants to grow in before I add anymore fish into the tank.

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