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Discussion in 'Introductions' started by Rod Maltas, Sep 10, 2018.

  1. Rod Maltas

    Rod Maltas New Member

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    Hello, from a very new newbie. My wife and I have only recently got into keeping fish. Literally about 2 months. It's all her fault , we've had a pretty stressful year so far and after a visit to a local shop she said about how calming it was to just watch the fish. So "why don't we get a tank" she said. So 2 months and 12 ( yes 12 ) tanks later we are both hooked. Seriously looking at getting some Apisto's very soon, so we are here to learn.
    Our tanks range from smaller 55 L upto more reasonable sized 240 L. Species ranging from the usual live bearers to Tetras, Danios, Barbs, rainbowfish, plecs, Cory's even Puffer fish ( green spotted and dwarf ). Just recently got into cichlids with Kribensis and Redbreast Acara's, but would love some Apisto's very soon.
    Hope to learns lots from here, thanks Rod.
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    Hi Rod and welcome.

    Wow, you've certainly hit the road running lol 12 tanks 2 months after starting in the hobby is going some!!
    I'd strongly recommend Apistos, but be warned, they become addictive so who knows how many tanks you could end up with lol! Clearly you've already got the hang of things and your in the right place for info on all things Apisto!
    Where abouts are you in uk?

    Ade
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    Rod Maltas New Member

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    Hi Ade, thanks for the welcome. Forgot to say sorry but we are in Beverley, East Yorkshire. I think fish keeping in general has become addictive for both of us lol, but it's been great to have something my wife and I can share together. It's been a rollercoaster ride so far to get so many tanks going so fast, our dining room looks more like a science lab half the time while we keep testing the water quality.
    Where are you from, and how many Apisto's have you got may I ask?
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    Hi again Rod. Sounds like your both loving it... it's truly a great hobby. I've been hooked for 30 plus years!
    I certainly know what your saying re science lab!! Though it gets easier and lessens as you become more routine in your maintenance schedules and you learn your water.
    Re my location and fish, I'm in the Midlands, in Swadlincote which is very close to Derby. Current Apistos are A. Cacatuoides, A. Agassizii, and A. Elizabethae. If you ever get near me I'm always happy to offload a few fish free to a good home... I almost always have Cacatuoides fry and juveniles that are ready to fly the nest.... both the Agassizii and Elizabethae are spawning regularly, just gotta get my gh down a little and hopefully will have fry from both soon. Also breed Discus and often have juveniles available as well as various other species. Currently got around 80 German Blue Rams growing out! Shame we're so far apart. Although not overly close to you, have you heard of Apisto Aquatics? Absolutely brilliant place with loads of Apistos, some quite rare. They are in Cheshire, guessing about an hour from you. They have an app, here's the link.... https://play.google.com/store/apps/details?id=co.uk.bwar.apistoaq
    As said, if you are ever in my area message me, I mite just have some free fish at the time:)
    And of corse post up if/when you get your first Apistos. Got a feeling will be first of many!

    Ade.
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    Rod Maltas New Member

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    Hi Ade,

    Many thanks for the kind offer. Will certainly keep you in mind if we are ever out your way.

    Gonna take a look at Apisto aquatics too.

    Thanks again and best wishes Rod.
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