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  1. My friend sold me her two AQ 110's for $25. She showed me the canister filter she is running, and she found it on E-bay for under $60 with free shipping (she bought 2). Thinking about getting one of those too.
  2. I don't know how I ended up with 2 defective ones in a row, but somehow I did. The only downside to upgrading is that my Aqua Clear 70's won't fit properly on the back (and I just bought them in Nov). I do have friend who has 2 AQ 110's she's wanting to sell because she's not using them, and she said I could have them both for $25. She moved to a canister filter and loves it. I might consider that later after I have some time to save up some more moolah...lol!
  3. I wanted to come back with an update. The 60 gal started leaking in one corner and I only noticed it when the stand started to split on the top edge. I broke it down, took it back, traded for another one and set it back up. 5 hours worth of work, to discover the silicone is not right on this one either (there are white lines between the glass and silicone on both sides in the front, and obviously I can't see what the back looks like. So, I got in touch with Marineland and sent them pics, and they said it was definitely defective. Marineland just send me my refund check, and the manager at PS is so ticked, that she told me I could return the replacement combo and she would refund my money there as well so I could get another tank (they don't stock but one 75 gal at a time and she wasn't sure if they would get anymore, since they are a smaller store). SO....with the extra money, because I could not afford this all on my own right now (and the PS manager doesn't want the one I have to start leaking), I went to my LFS and bought an Aqueon tank and stand (I really wanted solid wood to start with). I'm upgrading to a 90 and should have it up and running this week. Hubby knows I upgraded, but I haven't told him to how big yet. Figured best to get it set up first and ask for forgiveness later......
  4. First is the pic of Tommy Tutone the day I got him/her (Black Friday) and the second one is from last week.
  5. OMG, I love the look of salt water, but it is SO expensive! I live in the SE, and rode out Hurricane Hugo back in 1989. No electricity for a week. So many people who had salt water tanks, lost a huge amount of money. We had tropical fish, and we had babies coming out of our ears. I remember having pyrex dishes sitting around with the fry in there so the adults wouldn't eat them. I think Goldfish are just misunderstood. Most people just think of the feeder fish ones crammed in a tank, and don't take the time to learn about them and see the beauty of them.
  6. Lovely fish! I have a lion head that I bought Black Friday, and I can already tell a difference in his/her size. Really filling out and has grown in length.
  7. Welcome! I have learned so much from this page, as well as a couple of groups on FB (although, they can be a little overwhelming at times with the way they unleash on you if you're a newbie). I bought myself a 60 gallon set up on Black Friday (wanted the 75 gallon, but couldn't convince hubby because our house is 1950's and he's worried about the water weight being too much for the floor). My daughter has a tank in her room with two itty bitty calico telescopes (one is a butterfly tail). All of our fish, except for two, have come from a locally owned fish store and not a chain store. The calico fantail in my pic and the non butterfly tail calico telescope came from Pet Supplies Plus and we've had good luck with everyone being healthy. I always look at the tanks, and if there is anyone sick or off looking in any of the tanks that run off the same system, I walk away. Good luck in whatever you decide to go with. One day, I'm hoping for a 125!
  8. I bought myself the 50 ft python for Christmas (in hindsight, the 25 ft would have been long enough-but it was only a little less than $5 cheaper than the 50) and used it the first time last week. Our house was built in 1950, and has the original sink in the bathroom. We can't get it apart without breaking anything, so I run it out to my spigot in the front of the house and hook it up there. I just turned the water on enough to get the flow going, and then turned off the water and let it drain. With a new 60 gallon tank, I'm so happy to stop with the buckets!
  9. Meet Google Magoo. Celestial/telescope mix. The eyes got me πŸ’œπŸ’œπŸ‘€ My Red/white lion head. Still looking for the perfect name. Unfortunately, still being called half and half, since that was how we were referencing it when trying to choose between the lion heads. Eye on the other side tilts up, so the goldfish guru at my LFS gave this one to me for free. My black Moore. Goldfish guru gave her to me, because she has a cataract and is blind in one eye. She was there for months and no one was interested in her. My son calls her Prophecy πŸ˜‚πŸ˜‚πŸ˜‚ Calico fantail is Rocket. Still has the bright darkish red/orange on the opposite side. Oranda is currently named Aang by my son, but I really want to change her name. The baby calico telescopes are my daughter’s. RedRum has grown some since July and hoping he/she will grow more now that we found a beautiful butterfly telescope that is closer in size. Name still pending on that one.
  10. Well, I have the 60 gallon tank set up and running, and I love it! I have happy fish, who love sifting through the sand bottom. I would love to have gotten the 75 gallon (or bigger) tank, but our house is too small. Thank you for your input.
  11. So, I have scoped out 2 Petsmarts, and the one closest to me (less than 5 minutes and the least crazy for any attempts at Black Friday shopping, has 3 of these combo sets that will be available starting at midnight this Thurs. You purchase and pick store pick up. Does anyone have this set? Do you like it? Issues? I need a bigger tank for my fantail and oranda, and thought about putting another 1 or 2 goldfish in with them. The LFS is having a half off sale of all fish from Fri-Mon, so I was going to take a peek there. Thought they could go in the 60 gallon for awhile to make sure they don't have any parasites or diseases and then I could add my other 2 fish back in. We have the tiny telescope, so was going to get another smaller fish (he is so tiny compared to the other 2) to keep that one company. Fingers crossed I can score one!
  12. These guys are getting an upgrade soon. Someone posted the leaked Black Friday ad for Petsmart, and they have a 60 gal tank/hood/stand combo by Marineland for $150. I told hubby it was what I really wanted for Christmas, and he thought about it and said ok. I'm so excited! The large calico (Rocket) has grown a lot since coming home with me. The oranda (Aang) has stayed the same size (we know for sure she's a she) and the baby telescope (RedRum) has grown, but is still rather small. I'm guessing because I've not put a heater in the tank to warm up the water to speed up the growing process. They all get along beautifully, and are fed a varied diet, so I know nothing is lacking.
  13. Thank you! The oranda I was given by my friend, was very well taken care of. All of her fish and her dog are very well taken care of. That is a good estimate for me to go by. I was just going with a year for my bigger calico, because that is what the lfs said. I'm sure he/she will get bigger. The telescope has filled out in the week we've had him, and his pale gold is turning darker orange, so I must be doing something right.
  14. I was just curious. I wasn't sure what to expect. I was kind of assuming the oranda I was given, might be as big as she was going to get (she's a little over 3). The Ryukin/Fantail mystery fish, the lady at the lfs said the size he was was usually the size of one that was a year old. And baby fish, he looks to be the size of some fish I saw in the section where people were posting pics of their fish as they grew, and he was similar in size to a 2 month old. He looks to be growing to me, but maybe it's because I'm used to him being the baby fish in the tank.
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