Holy shit he's a robot!?!?! Amazing. I thought the metal was for music but I guess I was mistaken haha.
Anyways thanks for the welcome..seems you guys are a friendly community.
I'm primarily interested in cichlids. The aesthetics of an aquarium have always captivated me so I'm a big fan of colourful, active fish. That being said I'm not a big fan of piranhas, and I particularly don't like flowerhorns, I think their massive noggin looks ridiculous. No offense meant to anyone who keeps them, I think they're cool but they're just not something I'd keep given the other options.
I recently started keeping some Species 44 cichlids. There will be more info in a post to come this weekend as I planned to take some photos before asking for advice.
I really enjoy setting up aquariums and enjoying the peaceful environment they create, the fish inside have never been too much a concern until I started learning a bit more about genetics. But like I said, the fish inside aren't always important, I love watching them all! I'd gladly keep fish-free tanks if I had more room.
Recently I picked up a 90 gallon tank that I'm still deciding what to do with it. I wanted to re-home one of my beardies in it, but not only is it too tall, but it's a waste of a great aquarium considering my lizards don't NEED a glass enclosure, and if I were to use glass, I could easily acquire a leaky or cracked aquarium. I will likely start a thread regarding uses for this tank.
I would absolutely LOVE to run a saltwater tank, tropical fish are absolutely beautiful and by far the most appealing to me. But the whole saltwater thing seems a bit advanced for where I am right now, not to mention it's considerably more expensive. We shall see.
I hope to get some good replies in some threads I plan to start, I'd love to hear some outside opinions.
Sorry for the long reply...I used to work customer support and from years of sending emails to clients I've developed a habit of being overly thorough. PS if anyone knows of a good customer support job in the Guelph area I'm currently unemployed (shameless I know).
Anyways, I'm still quite ignorant when it comes to keeping fish. I really look forward to learning from people who have experience and knowledge to share.