Skip to main content

Any Home Aquarium lovers out there? (38)

Jan 14, 2022 1:14 PM CST Any Home Aquarium lovers out there?
I am thinking of buying an aquarium for my home. I am interested in learning what others who have owned them think about the time involved in the care and maintenance, type of fish and other aquatic life, using fish sitters etc.

I am thinking of starting out with a 100 gallon aquarium or 50 gallon minimum tank with turtles, manta rays, piranha, gold fish, eels etc.

wave
Jan 14, 2022 1:23 PM CST Any Home Aquarium lovers out there?
galrads: I am thinking of buying an aquarium for my home. I am interested in learning what others who have owned them think about the time involved in the care and maintenance, type of fish and other aquatic life, using fish sitters etc.

I am thinking of starting out with a 100 gallon aquarium or 50 gallon minimum tank with turtles, manta rays, piranha, gold fish, eels etc.
wow all in the same tank? rolling on the floor laughing
Jan 14, 2022 1:23 PM CST Any Home Aquarium lovers out there?
galrads: I am thinking of buying an aquarium for my home. I am interested in learning what others who have owned them think about the time involved in the care and maintenance, type of fish and other aquatic life, using fish sitters etc.

I am thinking of starting out with a 100 gallon aquarium or 50 gallon minimum tank with turtles, manta rays, piranha, gold fish, eels etc.
would like to see photos and videos...when you got things readywow
Jan 14, 2022 1:25 PM CST Any Home Aquarium lovers out there?
Dan_777: all in the same tank?
why not? houdini got in a tankgrin
Jan 14, 2022 1:27 PM CST Any Home Aquarium lovers out there?
galrads: I am thinking of buying an aquarium for my home. I am interested in learning what others who have owned them think about the time involved in the care and maintenance, type of fish and other aquatic life, using fish sitters etc.

I am thinking of starting out with a 100 gallon aquarium or 50 gallon minimum tank with turtles, manta rays, piranha, gold fish, eels etc.
I used to have a sea water aquarium.
A lot of maintenance...
Ph testing, cleaning etc..
And making sure that the fish are not sick.

And you have to make sure that the fish are well suited to each other, and what their needs are

Very expensive?
Jan 14, 2022 1:30 PM CST Any Home Aquarium lovers out there?
LeeCharming: why not? houdini got in a tank
Well...gold fish and piranah are fresh water fish and the piranah will be eating the gold fish.

Manta rays and turtles need a lot of space.

Turtles need to get out of the water to lay their eggs on the beach...

Should I carry on?
Jan 14, 2022 1:33 PM CST Any Home Aquarium lovers out there?
Dan_777: Well...gold fish and piranah are fresh water fish and the piranah will be eating the gold fish.

Manta rays and turtles need a lot of space.

Turtles need to get out of the water to lay their eggs on the beach...

Should I carry on?
yes it's most interestingwink
Jan 14, 2022 1:39 PM CST Any Home Aquarium lovers out there?
Buy two sharks.......and use the swimming pool........professor grin
Jan 14, 2022 1:42 PM CST Any Home Aquarium lovers out there?
Jan 14, 2022 1:42 PM CST Any Home Aquarium lovers out there?
LeeCharming: yes it's most interesting
I also think that a few lobsters would be appropriate as bottom cleaners.

Salmon would be good too, but they swim up stream and lay their eggs where they were born.

As for the turtles, after laying their eggs, they need to go back into the sea.
In which case the owner/carer (Gal) would have to make an exit in the tank and have a beach for the turtles ...

Anymore advice needed?
Jan 14, 2022 1:44 PM CST Any Home Aquarium lovers out there?
Tulefell
TulefellTulefellGothenburg, Vastra Gotaland Sweden85 Threads 3 Polls 3,745 Posts
galrads: I am thinking of buying an aquarium for my home. I am interested in learning what others who have owned them think about the time involved in the care and maintenance, type of fish and other aquatic life, using fish sitters etc.

I am thinking of starting out with a 100 gallon aquarium or 50 gallon minimum tank with turtles, manta rays, piranha, gold fish, eels etc.
No hippos?
Jan 14, 2022 1:45 PM CST Any Home Aquarium lovers out there?
Inthewoodsonline now!
Inthewoodsonline now!InthewoodsColorado Springs, Colorado USA8,663 Posts
truheart1941: Buy two sharks.......and use the swimming pool........
idea ... laugh ... wave

Jan 14, 2022 1:51 PM CST Any Home Aquarium lovers out there?
Dan_777: I also think that a few lobsters would be appropriate as bottom cleaners.

Salmon would be good too, but they swim up stream and lay their eggs where they were born.

As for the turtles, after laying their eggs, they need to go back into the sea.
In which case the owner/carer (Gal) would have to make an exit in the tank and have a beach for the turtles ...

Anymore advice needed?
i would say my favourite fish...is a dolphin and if you have info on dolphins i would be most interestedwink
Jan 14, 2022 1:59 PM CST Any Home Aquarium lovers out there?

amazingteddybear
Jan 14, 2022 2:10 PM CST Any Home Aquarium lovers out there?
truheart1941: Buy two sharks.......and use the swimming pool........
I wonder if the hot tub would be big enough for them.
Jan 14, 2022 2:13 PM CST Any Home Aquarium lovers out there?
Tulefell: No hippos?
So you have a couple hippos. Must be too expensive for me to feed.
Jan 14, 2022 2:15 PM CST Any Home Aquarium lovers out there?
LeeCharming: i would say my favourite fish...is a dolphin and if you have info on dolphins i would be most interested
Ohhh...now you're talking Lee!

Btw dolphins are not fish, but cetacea, or aquatic mammal.

They're my favourites!love

But...no tank! scold
They need to swim about 50 miles a day...
And they live in a pod.
They need each other' s company.

What else?
They are very intelligent.
Jan 14, 2022 2:17 PM CST Any Home Aquarium lovers out there?
Dan_777: I also think that a few lobsters would be appropriate as bottom cleaners.

Salmon would be good too, but they swim up stream and lay their eggs where they were born.

As for the turtles, after laying their eggs, they need to go back into the sea.
In which case the owner/carer (Gal) would have to make an exit in the tank and have a beach for the turtles ...


Anymore advice needed?


Thanks Dan_777... i was hoping that inexpensive aquarium caretakers were available to see to all the maintenance and health care needs.
Jan 14, 2022 2:22 PM CST Any Home Aquarium lovers out there?
Inthewoodsonline now!
Inthewoodsonline now!InthewoodsColorado Springs, Colorado USA8,663 Posts
galrads: I am thinking of buying an aquarium for my home. I am interested in learning what others who have owned them think about the time involved in the care and maintenance, type of fish and other aquatic life, using fish sitters etc.

I am thinking of starting out with a 100 gallon aquarium or 50 gallon minimum tank with turtles, manta rays, piranha, gold fish, eels etc.
I think you might enjoy a larger aquarium, here is just a idea...


... cheers ... laugh

Jan 14, 2022 2:25 PM CST Any Home Aquarium lovers out there?
Dan_777: Ohhh...now you're talking Lee!

Btw dolphins are not fish, but cetacea, or aquatic mammal.

They're my favourites!

But...no tank!
They need to swim about 50 miles a day...
And they live in a pod.
They need each other' s company.

What else?
They are very intelligent.
They taste great too, if cooked just right...
Post Comment - Post a comment on this Forum Thread

Stats for this Thread

408 Views
37 Comments
Created: Jan 14
Last Viewed: 5 hrs ago
Last Commented: Jan 14

Share this Thread

Post Comment back to top
We use cookies to ensure that you have the best experience possible on our website. Read Our Privacy Policy Here