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#61 cjohns

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Posted 02 September 2015 - 12:45 PM

Well stocking is complete as of this morning. 6longear sunfish, a warmouth and a green sunfish. I left a lot of the previous fish in the aquarium. I'm going to see how long they last and what size fish are safe. (If any) I also added a couple dozen mosquito fish. So far the green sunfish is the most agressive. He will not leave the warmouth alone.
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36 Gallon bow front stream
72 Gallon bow front

#62 Josh Blaylock

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Posted 03 September 2015 - 02:45 PM

Pics, or it didn't happen.


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#63 cjohns

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Posted 04 September 2015 - 10:17 AM

I'll take some better pictures tonight.Attached File  20150902_222828.jpg   70.69KB   1 downloads
20L River manifold
36 Gallon bow front stream
72 Gallon bow front

#64 Chasmodes

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Posted 04 September 2015 - 12:49 PM

Pretty fish.  Just curious, why did you scrap the stream tank concept?


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#65 cjohns

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Posted 07 September 2015 - 06:20 PM

Pretty fish.  Just curious, why did you scrap the stream tank concept?


I have two other tanks I was just wanting something different.
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72 Gallon bow front

#66 cjohns

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Posted 07 September 2015 - 06:23 PM

The sun fish are not impressing me so far. They stay hidden out of sight. Hopefully this behavior won't last forever.
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72 Gallon bow front

#67 Mrfipp

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Posted 07 September 2015 - 07:15 PM

I have longears in a tank with some temporary tank mates (temporary because they will likely be eaten eventually). The sunfish are quite "front glass" social. Not scared of me at all, so I'd bet the hiding is temporary.
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#68 cjohns

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Posted 07 September 2015 - 07:25 PM

I have longears in a tank with some temporary tank mates (temporary because they will likely be eaten eventually). The sunfish are quite "front glass" social. Not scared of me at all, so I'd bet the hiding is temporary.


I hope so. I still have two pumps creating current
In the tank maybe they don't like it.
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36 Gallon bow front stream
72 Gallon bow front

#69 Mrfipp

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Posted 07 September 2015 - 08:17 PM

That's a possibility. My tank is lower flow, a fair amount of plants (vals, frogbit, lotus) and some wood. I don't know what you have for structure in yours, but my sunfish do seem to appreciate the wood. I don't notice them shying away from the current, but it's just coming from a Hagen HOB filter. They're in a roughly 46 gallon tank tight now, but will be in a 150 soon. Currently my largest is only a few inches, brought them home from the convention in OK at about an inch, inch and a half. They only seemed skittish when I had them in a quarantine bare bottom tank. I hope your fish warm up to you soon!
There's something fishy about this place...

#70 cjohns

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Posted 08 September 2015 - 12:57 PM

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Here is the current setup. As you can see look like there is no sunfish!
20L River manifold
36 Gallon bow front stream
72 Gallon bow front

#71 Mrfipp

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Posted 08 September 2015 - 05:02 PM

I think the biggest difference I see between my tank and yours is light level. My tank has a layer of floating plants limiting my light level. Out of curiosity, if you leave the lights off are they less skittish?
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#72 cjohns

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Posted 08 September 2015 - 05:17 PM

The aquarium has two light sources. The first being a 4 foot 10,000k t8 and the second being small led strips that can be dimmed. I have turned off the big light and dimmed the leds very low. I'll sneak back down and take a look. If I'm lucky one or two might be out but normally that's it.
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36 Gallon bow front stream
72 Gallon bow front

#73 cjohns

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Posted 19 October 2015 - 08:18 PM

The sunfish and warmouth are starting to really warm up to me now. I moved the stump back and reduced the current. There are currently 5 longear sunfish and one warmouth.

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36 Gallon bow front stream
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#74 cjohns

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Posted 27 January 2016 - 02:00 AM

It's been a while since I have updated you guys. The warmouth will actually come out of the water and pull food from my hand now . I'll try and get a video uploaded.
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36 Gallon bow front stream
72 Gallon bow front

#75 Doug_Dame

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Posted 27 January 2016 - 08:34 AM

deleted ... I was way late to this party, wasn't looking at the posting dates.


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#76 cjohns

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Posted 27 January 2016 - 10:06 PM

deleted ... I was way late to this party, wasn't looking at the posting dates.


Lol...it happens
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72 Gallon bow front

#77 cjohns

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Posted 27 January 2016 - 10:09 PM

https://youtu.be/KVuJ9EZtFP4
Hand feeding my warmouth.
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36 Gallon bow front stream
72 Gallon bow front

#78 Michael Wolfe

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Posted 27 January 2016 - 10:56 PM

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#79 mattknepley

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Posted 28 January 2016 - 05:47 AM

Good looking tank and love that warmouth's enthusiasm. What's his vertical p.r. so far? :)
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#80 cjohns

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Posted 28 January 2016 - 01:21 PM

Good looking tank and love that warmouth's enthusiasm. What's his vertical p.r. so far? :)



I have not tried much higher than 2".... he might end up as a cat snack if he clears the sides...lol
20L River manifold
36 Gallon bow front stream
72 Gallon bow front




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