12 days of Fishmas

unpacking new fish you say? Who doesn't love that? ******************************************************************** Subscribe here: https://goo.gl/4OO1ml ******************************************************************* Got some new African Cichlids for that tank I keep at the office. I previously set this up as an all male Mbuna tank. This time around I visited the local fish store and picked up some good looking, colorful fish! I honestly dont even know if they are all mbunas (but I think most of them are). They're definitely not all males this time around and the guy at the LFS is of the impression that ALL cichlids of this size are "female" and suggested I buy a "pair" of each type that I wanted which he claims should result in 1 of each pair turning into a male and the other remaining a female. Not sure how accurate that is, but I decided to grab two of each as he suggested . This tank setup was one of the more intricate ones I've ever done. Lots of electric work to make all the float switches work properly for safety to ensure I never overflow the display tank or the sump. Also had to wire everything correctly to ensure the automatic top off system works on its own and wont fail. I'm very happy with how all of that works. Now if I could just take better care of the tank in general! Check out that overflow I bought from www.glassholes.com ! The Best of Rich's Fishes Playlist: https://goo.gl/6KFPPn Unboxing videos!: https://goo.gl/EbV6fq Discus videos: https://goo.gl/iCvB2f German Blue Ram videos: https://goo.gl/JI5Ce3 Fish Room Updates: https://goo.gl/agxkzY Fish Room Projects: https://goo.gl/1Js1eL ******************************************************************** Follow Rich's Fishes! Instagram: https://instagram.com/richsfishes/ Twitter: https://twitter.com/richsfishes Facebook: https://facebook.com/richsfishes ******************************************************************** _ WANT TO USE SOME OF THE THINGS I DO? THEN CHECK THESE AMAZON AFFILIATE LINKS OUT AND I MIGHT EARN A FEW PENNIES! Are you an Amazon Prime member? I am and its awesome if you buy things from Amazon often. Click this link here and you can try Prime FOR FREE!!: https://goo.gl/kgE9Tr *API Test Kits* -Freshwater Master Test Kit: https://goo.gl/ZLDlDm -Ammonia Test Kit: https://goo.gl/Bw6qlz -Nitrate Test Kit: https://goo.gl/998n9C -Nitrite Test Kit: https://goo.gl/0JZtxp -GH and KH Test Kit: https://goo.gl/UAzNAE -5 in 1 test strips: https://goo.gl/K6gJZI *Tetra 6 in 1 test strips: https://goo.gl/8yilMX *Water bed filler ("python"): https://goo.gl/A9CcB4 *AquaClear HOB Filters*: -AQ 20: https://goo.gl/aOW88c -AQ 30: https://goo.gl/Z5N1eM -AQ 50: https://goo.gl/By0bUr -AQ 70: https://goo.gl/ROzmTg -AQ110: https://goo.gl/MddKml *Bio Mechanical Sponge Filters*: -2" mini sponge: https://goo.gl/S4K00O -4 1/2": https://goo.gl/AZWN5s -Dual Sponge (good for 10 gallon tanks) :https://goo.gl/Go7wtK -corner sponge: https://goo.gl/Wg8Kcn *Seachem Safe*: - 8.8 oz: https://goo.gl/IJcJ4q -50 g: https://goo.gl/jHYXNn - 1 Kilo: https://goo.gl/MrMnLs -4 kg: https://goo.gl/dT9gHp *Measuring Spoons for Safe: -Smidge, Pinch, Dash etc: https://goo.gl/Rbxaqb *Seachem Prime*: -500 ml: https://goo.gl/w7cES0 *Sun Sun Canister Filters* -Sun Sun 302 (264 GPH): https://goo.gl/o7s3Jm -Sun Sun 303B (370 GPH): https://goo.gl/DBOVSn -Sun Sun 304B (525 GPH and 9w UV sterilizer) https://goo.gl/YiKBa1

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unpacking new fish you say? Who doesn't love that? ******************************************************************** Subscribe here: https://goo.gl/4OO1ml ******************************************************************* Got some new African Cichlids for that tank I keep at the office. I previously set this up as an all male Mbuna tank. This time around I visited the local fish store and picked up some good looking, colorful fish! I honestly dont even know if they are all mbunas (but I think most of them are). They're definitely not all males this time around and the guy at the LFS is of the impression that ALL cichlids of this size are "female" and suggested I buy a "pair" of each type that I wanted which he claims should result in 1 of each pair turning into a male and the other remaining a female. Not sure how accurate that is, but I decided to grab two of each as he suggested . This tank setup was one of the more intricate ones I've ever done. Lots of electric work to make all the float switches work properly for safety to ensure I never overflow the display tank or the sump. Also had to wire everything correctly to ensure the automatic top off system works on its own and wont fail. I'm very happy with how all of that works. Now if I could just take better care of the tank in general! Check out that overflow I bought from www.glassholes.com ! The Best of Rich's Fishes Playlist: https://goo.gl/6KFPPn Unboxing videos!: https://goo.gl/EbV6fq Discus videos: https://goo.gl/iCvB2f German Blue Ram videos: https://goo.gl/JI5Ce3 Fish Room Updates: https://goo.gl/agxkzY Fish Room Projects: https://goo.gl/1Js1eL ******************************************************************** Follow Rich's Fishes! Instagram: https://instagram.com/richsfishes/ Twitter: https://twitter.com/richsfishes Facebook: https://facebook.com/richsfishes ******************************************************************** _ WANT TO USE SOME OF THE THINGS I DO? THEN CHECK THESE AMAZON AFFILIATE LINKS OUT AND I MIGHT EARN A FEW PENNIES! Are you an Amazon Prime member? I am and its awesome if you buy things from Amazon often. Click this link here and you can try Prime FOR FREE!!: https://goo.gl/kgE9Tr *API Test Kits* -Freshwater Master Test Kit: https://goo.gl/ZLDlDm -Ammonia Test Kit: https://goo.gl/Bw6qlz -Nitrate Test Kit: https://goo.gl/998n9C -Nitrite Test Kit: https://goo.gl/0JZtxp -GH and KH Test Kit: https://goo.gl/UAzNAE -5 in 1 test strips: https://goo.gl/K6gJZI *Tetra 6 in 1 test strips: https://goo.gl/8yilMX *Water bed filler ("python"): https://goo.gl/A9CcB4 *AquaClear HOB Filters*: -AQ 20: https://goo.gl/aOW88c -AQ 30: https://goo.gl/Z5N1eM -AQ 50: https://goo.gl/By0bUr -AQ 70: https://goo.gl/ROzmTg -AQ110: https://goo.gl/MddKml *Bio Mechanical Sponge Filters*: -2" mini sponge: https://goo.gl/S4K00O -4 1/2": https://goo.gl/AZWN5s -Dual Sponge (good for 10 gallon tanks) :https://goo.gl/Go7wtK -corner sponge: https://goo.gl/Wg8Kcn *Seachem Safe*: - 8.8 oz: https://goo.gl/IJcJ4q -50 g: https://goo.gl/jHYXNn - 1 Kilo: https://goo.gl/MrMnLs -4 kg: https://goo.gl/dT9gHp *Measuring Spoons for Safe: -Smidge, Pinch, Dash etc: https://goo.gl/Rbxaqb *Seachem Prime*: -500 ml: https://goo.gl/w7cES0 *Sun Sun Canister Filters* -Sun Sun 302 (264 GPH): https://goo.gl/o7s3Jm -Sun Sun 303B (370 GPH): https://goo.gl/DBOVSn -Sun Sun 304B (525 GPH and 9w UV sterilizer) https://goo.gl/YiKBa1

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joey prince
joey prince - 2 years ago
I love your new attitude! Do what makes you happy and screw what others think or say!
Rich's Fishes
Rich's Fishes - 2 years ago
Thanks Joey!
Tricky Green
Tricky Green - 2 years ago
No one does a water change montage quite like you Rich, love 'em :)
Rich's Fishes
Rich's Fishes - 2 years ago
LOL thanks!
EJ Fishes 76
EJ Fishes 76 - 2 years ago
It’s hard to have a hobby that isn’t fun. Glad you’re starting to enjoy it again!
Rich's Fishes
Rich's Fishes - 2 years ago
Aint that the truth! Thanks!
Nick K
Nick K - 2 years ago
Very cool Video Rich, I really enjoyed watching the rescape! Loving these fishmas vids
Rich's Fishes
Rich's Fishes - 2 years ago
thanks Nick!
the lazy fish keeper
the lazy fish keeper - 2 years ago
omg you have an office? ...... me tooo well it's a cubical. i even bought a name plate the lazy fish keeper...... so do you have heat? boy your lucky stay well
Anthony Ragan
Anthony Ragan - 2 years ago
That castle reminded me I've really wanted to do an "underwater junkyard" tank: abandoned cars, old tires, maybe an oil drum with the word "Hoffa" written on it. I need to get someone with a 3d printer to make these for me.
Rich's Fishes
Rich's Fishes - 2 years ago
that does sound pretty cool! maybe some leggos?
The Budget Aquarist
The Budget Aquarist - 2 years ago
Hey, I think it's okay to argue with Big Box store employees as long as you are nice about it. Especially if you put it in such a way to explain that you are simply trying to help them be more educated about a subject. I often here employees state that certain fish will not live well together, or the are too aggressive, and say other things that I know are not necessarily factual. I always nicely speak up and tell them my experience with the matter in hopes of educating them, but more importantly, in hopes that we are not going to continue to spread silly myths about the fish Hobby.
The Budget Aquarist
The Budget Aquarist - 2 years ago
Rich's Fishes. Yep...I do that too.
Rich's Fishes
Rich's Fishes - 2 years ago
sure its okay. Just not worth the time and effort IMHO. I'd sooner approach the customer and try to explain why I think the employee might have been wrong or maybe not quite accurate. The person seeking the knowledge is more likely to actually listen and potentially learn rather than the "expert" whose knowledge was being sought to begin with.
The Budget Aquarist
The Budget Aquarist - 2 years ago
The guy was confusing something when talking about males being females and turning into males. I believe that cichlids will retain female characteristics when they are not the dominant male. From what I have read this is in order to survive and not be killed. Interestingly enough though, if the dominant male is removed, then a male which looks as though it were a female will get more dominant traits and more physical appearance of a male... In other words it didn't turn from a female to a male but it went from having the appearance of a female to showing its true male characteristics.
Rich's Fishes
Rich's Fishes - 2 years ago
Yes that is true. There are certain cichlids (keyholes come to mind but I'm not sure why) were if the alpha male leaves the tank there will be a physical transformation and a female will become a male. But I really dont think thats the case for the majority of cichlids. But what you described is basically the alpha male syndrome. One male will become dominant and can sometimes even produce/release something like a hormone that sort of reminds the other males they are lesser than him! Those other males know better than to toy with the king so they become submissive and can sometimes appear to be a female or display "female characteristics".
Antonio de Luca
Antonio de Luca - 2 years ago
This video sums up my life in fishstores. Maybe I shouldn't argue with those guys haha
Rich's Fishes
Rich's Fishes - 2 years ago
Well if you enjoy the argument then keep on doing it! But the older I get the more I realize that no matter what the topic is, its very rare that you can change someone's opinion even if you can present them with indisputable facts that can prove they were wrong and you were correct.

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JustMyFish
JustMyFish - 2 years ago
Graet vid thanks love the setup nice and neet . Its not that tidey under my tanks LOL. new sub.
Rich's Fishes
Rich's Fishes - 2 years ago
thanks for watching and thanks for subbing!
Ben Jay
Ben Jay - 2 years ago
I'm a fan of local fish stores, but i just have a hard time making their saltwater fish last long. went to petco and that one saltwater fish i bought is still going strong. not my first experience with "more frail" lfs fish

fake castle at the corner is something i would do for the heck of it though
Rich's Fishes
Rich's Fishes - 2 years ago
well saltwater is a whole different ball game for sure!
AquariumCop
AquariumCop - 2 years ago
Thanks for sharing!
Rich's Fishes
Rich's Fishes - 2 years ago
Thanks for watching!
Lisa Cave
Lisa Cave - 2 years ago
Bring back #MbunaMondays
Rich's Fishes
Rich's Fishes - 2 years ago
theres an idea!
Deon 0026
Deon 0026 - 2 years ago
Sub me I sub bacon
mranexmrsmopslilgirl
mranexmrsmopslilgirl - 2 years ago
Like the look so far ......
Rich's Fishes
Rich's Fishes - 2 years ago
Thank you!
Michael's Fish Room
Michael's Fish Room - 2 years ago
You Glasshole!
Rich's Fishes
Rich's Fishes - 2 years ago
Orandadanda
Orandadanda - 2 years ago
You didn't actually unpack any new fish?
Rich's Fishes
Rich's Fishes - 2 years ago
The video got way longer than expected so I split it into two parts. Rest will come tomorrow!
mtvbaseplayer
mtvbaseplayer - 2 years ago
nice :)
Rich's Fishes
Rich's Fishes - 2 years ago
thank you
WorldOfAnimals EN
WorldOfAnimals EN - 2 years ago
It looks good so far!
Rich's Fishes
Rich's Fishes - 2 years ago
thanks!

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