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I am a hobbyist living in Bridgwater Somerset, and have been into the fishkeeping hobby for many years. I like to have a change every year or so in the fish I keep, so have tried and enjoyed keeping lots of fish types.

I got into keeping fancy goldfish, the real show quality ones. Got a lot of joy from keeping them in a 6x2x2 indoors. Before that I was keeping Malawi and Tanganyikan cichlids, great fun. And prior to them I kept marines in the 6x2x2.

I got itchy feet and at the start of 2009 set up a 250 Red Sea Max aquarium (brilliant) for marines - fish and inverts. So these are great fun to keep, especially the inverts with so many fascinating types. Some failures and successes. The wife loves them, so hey - keep the missus happy and many things fall nicely into place.

After a house move, with more room, this allowed me to have a made to measure 9ft aquarium, 2ft wide and high. One side has a weir to hold the filtration gear. Filtration is only a 3ft trickle tower with alfagrog rock.

As of October 2013 I am running it as a marine tank. A few hardy corals. Lots of great mini maxis. Shrimps and hermit crabs. 2 blue lined nudibranch slugs to keep the flatworms at bay. Fish include; flasher wrasse, yellow tang, powder blue, sailfin tang (big fat pig), 2 blue regals, 2 scarlet hawks, 2 common clowns, 2 yellow goatfish, clown tang, 2 pyjama cardinals, dottyback, emporor angel in juvi colours, and thats about it.

UPDATE: As of January 2014, it was time to move on from marines, so I reverted to a group of my favourite fish; Malawi and Tanganyikan cichlids. So I got some stunning frontosa, plus an assortment of others from these 2 lakes. I do have a passion for Aulonocara peacocks, and that is where I am currently. I am trying to establish an improved line of firefish dragonbloods. I have some STUNNING albino group that I am conditioning, to hopefully get them breeding. It would be great to introduce these to UK hobbyists.

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1TUNZE DOC PROTEIN SKIMMER 9410 : Got a used TUNZE DOC PROTEIN SKIMMER 9410 for sale. Needs a thorough clean, but working OK. Any interest? Collection only. Sell for around 250. 50 will be OK if collected. full details11/12/17Yes
2Huge specimen Red Texas Cichlid : Got a very special huge 10 inch red texas cichlid for sale. Very interactive pet fish. For sale on ebay (link below). Collection only. Huge chunky fish. Peaceful fish, even with sm ... full details05/10/17Yes
3Very rare specimen white Flowerhorn. : Have a gorgeous and eyecatching pearl white flowerhorn for sale. Really rare to see one like this. Currently around 4 inches. See video. 50. Collection only. Apologies on video ... full details05/10/17No
4Wanted Clown Trigger : I am looking for a clown trigger in the Somerset area. I have a large 9ft tank, so plenty of swimming room. full details15/09/17No
5Malawi Cichlids - on ebay. : Due to thinning out stocks, I have some adult sized Mbuna Malawi cichlids, about about 15 of them, mostly zebra and afra types, for peanuts on ebay ... link below. Collection only ... full details02/09/17No
6Fish room ideas : If any of you guys have a fish house or fish shed, where how the aquarium looks is not important, but function comes first, and you just need to hold volumes of water to keep and r ... full details12/06/17Yes
7FREE mbuna Malawi Cichlids : Got some free Mbuna Malawi Cichlids FREE to good home, need to thin out constantly breeding stock. Mainly pink zebras and yellow labs and powder blue zebras / afras. Collecti ... full details24/05/17Yes
8RAIN2 Algae Scrubber : SOLD SOLD SOLD For sake a used Santa Monica RAIN2 algae scrubber. Easy to mount and run. Full high spec with 4 GEM red lights of perfect spectrum to grow algae. Find out more ... full details14/05/17Yes
94 Tinfoil barbs - see ebay : I have a shoal of 4 tinfoil barbs about 4 inches long. Clean and healthy. Absolutely, COLLECTION ONLY. For sale from 0.01 on Ebay (link below) full details19/04/17Yes
10FREE Mbuna tank fillers : I will soon be stripping down my Malawis tank and will have some free mixed mbunas (zebra, afra, auratus, etc), plus a few parrot cichlids. So if you want some, please let me kn ... full details17/04/17No
11Marine hair algae wanted please : Anyone got any marine hair algae they can send me? I need to seed my algae scrubber (a new RAIN2 from Santa Monica set up today). Many thanks. Can send you a S.A.E to post it ... full details20/03/17No
12EcoTech Radion XR30w Pro G3 : NOW LISTED ON EBAY STARTING 1 (link below) Seeing if there is any interest in my little used EcoTech Radion XR30w Pro G3, which typically retail new at 499. Also comes with t ... full details29/01/17Yes
13Looking for Tufa rock : I have looked everywhere, and tufa rock seems to be off the market. I am looking for large peices for giving some structure to my malawis tank. I prefer tufa than base rock, as ... full details25/08/16No
14About 12 Adult Malaw Cichlids - free to good homes. : GONE TO GOOD HOME - THANKS FOR LOOKING Just having a clear out. So have about 12 adult Malaw Cichlids free to good home. Auratus, Zebra types, one OB peacock which is carrying. ... full details24/08/16No
15Plec free to good home. : Approx 5 inches, nice patterning, common plec, good caretaker, free to good home. full details22/08/16No
16Anyone tried the Theiling Rollermat ? : I have finally ordered my Theiling Rollermat after thinking about it for weeks. This will be for my marine fish-only tank. I often use filter socks, but get fed up of the regular ... full details22/03/16Yes
17Equipment Review : Hi, I have just set up my marine aquarium and have been trying some of the latest equipment. So, a chance to spread the word on some great gear now available on the market. JBL ... full details15/07/15Yes

 

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