Joined: Aug 10, 2009 Posts: 1091 Location: Kochi, Kerala
Posted: Fri Jun 17, 2011 8:23 am Post subject: Re: Self Introduction
I thought I'd take this opportunity to properly introduce my self.
My name is Viresh Fleming however, most friends call me either Zakk or by my World Of Warcraft (WoW) name Eluviet. I have been keeping fish since the age of 13. (I am 30 years old as of January. Yes it has been a long time - the amount of money i have pumped into this hobby could have gotten me a flat today )
My interests include music, guitars, poetry, web designing, gaming, fish keeping, street racing. It has been years since I played the guitar or with any band but works are in the pipeline with a custom guitar being made by hand.
I co-own a gaming server and work is in progress for a few java based multiplayer online games.
In the past I have had a number of tanks, most of them custom built, including my pride and joy custom 56 gallon (wide body) tank. My current set up is a simple lightly planted 20 gallong (long) tank. My primary fish are dwarf cichlids and schooling dither fish. My methods are unconventional when it comes to treating sick fish but it works for me.I do not believe in chemical medication but rather prefer natural methods.
Posted: Sat Jun 18, 2011 8:31 pm Post subject: Re: Self Introduction
My name is Rohit Sharma. 6mnths back I've shifted base to Bangalore from Delhi. I'm into Architecture & Interiors business.
I've been keeping fishes for the past 10 years, mostly Cichlids like Oscars, Texas. Now for the past few months since I've shifted to Bangalore, I've started liking Flower horns, Arwanas. I've got 4 tanks of 5ft x 2ft x 2.5ft in Delhi. In Bangalore, I've got 1 4ft tank & 1 3ft tank. I've got 1Thai Silk Short Body, 1 Oscar (Tiger), 2 Texas & 2 Parrots in 4ft tank. (The fishes are small so still in a community tank). The other tank has 1 Male Flower Horn 3" size.
Its great to be part of IAH as I hope to learn lot more things from all the experienced guys out there.
P.S. I need help for locating good & reasonable Shops with real exotic fresh water fishes & genuine food supplies in Bangalore as today every T.D.H has opened up aquarium shops & simply minting money with no focus on quality &
Posted: Sun Jun 19, 2011 7:45 pm Post subject: Re: Self Introduction
Hi All ,
My Name is Sagar.I had this hobby during my childhood for 5-6 yrs after which I could not continue due to some reasons. However I am back again.Proud owner of a Aquarium in my new House after 15 years. I work in the field of IT and based out of Kolkata. I am very much excited to join Indian Aquarium Hobyist .I think think this be a great forum to get knowledge form the experts all over India..
Posted: Sat Jun 25, 2011 7:04 pm Post subject: Re: Self Introduction
I am Tejas kamalkar from Kolhapur/Mumbai. grad student. into fishkeeping since 5 years .tried variety of antics with betta splendens ,FH,Guppies,goldfish,Angels,Discus. achieved sucess with betta breeeding , took a break and gave all fishes and setup to someone, back in hobby since a year now.
3 x 65g 36*24*18
2 x 18*12*9
some more stuff..
Joined: May 28, 2011 Posts: 197 Location: Wayanad-Kerala
Posted: Sat Jun 25, 2011 7:46 pm Post subject: Re: Self Introduction
Hi every one......
I am Sankaranarayanan.N.S. I am doing diploma in electronics enginering(final year)..
I am in the hobby for past 8 years..I started my hobby with just 2 guppies..yet now I have many fishes like Gold fish.Mollies.Platies,Gouramies,Swords,Beta,Tiger barbs etc etc...
When I am studying 6th std..my frnd bought guppies from some where and bring it to school and show to us...(I still remember that moment...when i am sawing guppies first time)..From there my hobby began...
When I started hobby,there are lot of objections from my family...(we are brahmins so they dont allowed the fish inside the house)..Then problems to problems...
Bt now every one has supporting me...
Let u know abt my first tank...
I think when I am studying 7th.yes...My lovely mom gave me 150rupees to buy the tank...(one of the happiest moment ever in my life)..Then me and my sister lalitha went to aquarium shop 12km away and bought a small tank for 80rupees..tank sixze is 9inchLx6inchBx6inchH..I also bought some fishes also(guppies bcs I only know that fish and how to care)...I also remember that when my mom,me,and my sister went to aqua shop firts time,we were struggled to find that shop bcs before there we dont know where the shop is...
Joined: Jun 26, 2011 Posts: 1 Location: Vadodara, Gujarat
Posted: Sun Jun 26, 2011 8:15 pm Post subject: Re: Self Introduction
Greetings to everyone.
I'm Manoj Pillai and am from Vadodara, Gujarat and am into sales management (Financial Sector).
I have been into the hobby for close to 1 year now. currently have only 1 tank 39X15X18(inches). Started off with 8 Gold Fish, 2 SK, 4 Tiger Sharks and 2 pleco.
Over the months, this has changed and i do not know what you would call my tank now - 1 GF, 2 Silver Sharks, 2 SK, 3 Tiger Sharks, 2 Golden Gouramis, 2 Moonlight Gouramis, 3 Blue gouramis, 2 mono angels, 2 black ghosts, 1 rainbow shark, 1 redtail, 1 eel, 2 bengal queen loaches, 2 silver dollars, 4 butterfly koi, 2 koi, 2 snails, 4 red eye tetras, 1 dennisoni barb, 2 ramirezi, 2 pencil. all these have been getting along well for almost 3-4 months now.
My 1st project now - DIY Overflow and a Baffle Filter. have started on it. shall upload soon.
2nd Project - build a 5'X15"X18" planted aquarium, hope to get this done in 6-9 months!
my other area of interest - Photography!
hope to be around for long and get valuable inputs from all here...
Joined: May 18, 2011 Posts: 16 Location: Kukatpally - Hyderabad
Posted: Mon Jun 27, 2011 7:41 pm Post subject: Re: Self Introduction
I'm Madhav Thota. Though I have been in this hobby for past 7 years, it was more to do with decorating tanks with artificial stuff with some nice fish.
I have recently converted my tank to a planted aquarium with DIY CO2 and ~80 watts PLL lighting.
I am interested in DIY which are cheap and also effective alternates to keep going in this hobby.
I have 30x15x18 and it's been just a week that I have filled my tank with 15L of CONTROSOIL with some DIY driftwood.
Few Amazon swords, Cabomba, small Rizhome of Needleaf fern, Riccia tied to rocks for future carpeting, Christmas moss tied to driftwood are part my tank. Rosy Barbs, Serpae tetras & a pair of RTS
I'm very thankfull this forum and it's members for provding great inputs.
I'm from Hyderabad & I hope to meet others from Hyderabad soon.
Posted: Wed Jun 29, 2011 1:24 am Post subject: Re: Self Introduction
This is Isaac from Bangalore and have been in this hobby since my childhood (fish only till 2010), but off late more interested in planted tanks after seeing all your tank snaps and reading all these vast and wonderful topics. All these topics have inspired and educated me to a great extent in this hobby.
Had started off with a Horlicks bottle with 2 Guppies , then Gold Fish and so on... Currently am only into low tech planted tanks as space is a constraint. Will be upgrading to reasonably hi-tec (hopefully) with pressurized CO2 set-ups. Getting the CO2 would be easy as my dad himself is a CO2 dealer, but the entire process of maintaining and growing these hi-tec plants would be a challenge though
Wishing you all a wonderful journey in this hobby... Keep up this great work
At present, the tanks I have are mentioned below:
Laterite base topped with Contro Soil, Red Moor Wood, DIY CO2, 1 x 36w PLL & 1 2' Sunsun tube
Filter - Sunsun HJ532 with spray bar & a Biological sponge
Flora - Anubias, Ferns, Myriophyllum, Dwarf Sag, Hygrophila Difformis, Dwarf Crypts, Rotala Rotundifolia, Christmas Moss
Fauna - Endlers, Albino Red Eye Guppies, Cherry Barbs, White Clouds, Dwarf Neon Rainbows
Invertebrates - Ghost shrimps, RCS, Rainbow shrimps, Amano shrimp
River sand, Unknown type of driftwood and only a 23w CFL
Filter - RS internal power filter
Flora - Swords, Crypts, Red Lily
Fauna - Golden Algae Eater, Various Corries, Swordtails, Buenos Aires tetras, Mollies
Aquaclay base with Contro Soil, Red Moor Wood Root, DIY CO2, 1 x 36w PLL canopy
Filter - Sunsun HJ532 with spray bar
Flora - Myriophyllum, Ambulia, Rotala Rotundifolia, Dwarf Sag, Crypts, Subwassertang, Amazon Frogbits
Fauna - Neon Tetra, Black Neons, Albino Black Neons, Dario Dario & an Otocinclus
Invertebrates - RCS, Rainbow shrimps, Amano shrimp
Fine white sand with few Driftwood twigs, 1 x clamp on 11w PLL light
Filter - a tiny sponge filter attached to an air pump
Flora - Moss, Pellia, Ferns & Anubias
Fauna / Inverts - Few CRS & Rainbow shrimps with their fry
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