New Videos! Pat the Umbee Edition 4 Feb 2015

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First thing's first: The tank we resealed and had ready to move in on Saturday for the Umbee broke. The garage door got blown by a gust of wind when it was literally getting ready to be moved inside and cracked the side... so we had to get a new 6x2x2, and today was the only day we could do so, and today was also Umbee day. We left at 11am, got to the LFS that had the 6x2x2 at 1, got it loaded into the car at 1:30, got to the Umbee at 2:30, got the umbee home at 4:30pm. The guy who was going to help us move the tank almost pulled out last minute because we were stuck in traffic and running late, but luckily he hung around. The guy could lift a 6x2x2 by himself I swear to god. Anyway:

The tank:


Drip acclimation:


The stupid cooler started smelling a bit plasticky which concerned me greatly and cut drip acclimation short. Still went for about an hour, however, but it meant we had to put the little guy in while the tank still looked like this (spot the umbee!):


Finally done almost 6 hours later:


Who it was all for:




We've had him home literally 6 hours and he has absolutely no fear of us, or of anything.


Videos were taken, but I'm too tired to upload tonight.
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JBare replied the topic: Re:Umbee - Pics!

He's awesome! ! So happy for you!!
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Rogue_Violetta replied the topic: Umbee - Pics!

He's beautiful! And adorable! And and... I'm probably sounding like an idiot.

Great looking little guy there!

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Lammergeier replied the topic: Re:Umbee - Pics!

Thanks! :) There's so many things that could have gone wrong today, but it all came together thank goodness.
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Lammergeier wrote: We've had him home literally 6 hours and he has absolutely no fear of us, or of anything.


"I see you! Yes you! I'm talking to you! I am your new over lord! You will obey my every command!"

Great looking set up. He is one lucky fish.
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Lammergeier replied the topic: Umbee - Pics!

Thanks for the kind words!

And yeah, you're spot on. These were taken in sequence, and I mean... come on, we'd had the tank filled for 5 minutes and he's already sizing us up :evil:





It was really hard to get a close up of him, and of course a bit of my stupid hair ended up on the glass, but here you can see the blue speckling he's already starting to get, and the tiniest hint of red on his dorsal.
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DBLN8 replied the topic: Re:Umbee - Pics!

Well done, congrats on your control of the chaos.

He's a good looking little fella.


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Darth Nandopsis replied the topic: Umbee - Pics!

Nice size tank.......what kind of warranty did you get with it? That "Euro-bracing" on big tanks is not for me!!

He will be good in there for a while.....but Umbees are in the "super-heavyweight" class, like Doviis & Cichla......we have a member on here that (hasn't been on in a while) that has one male in a 300GL tank, & he makes it look small!

You name him yet?

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Lammergeier replied the topic: Umbee - Pics!

3 year warranty on the seals. $400, 10mm glass. Not sure how that price compares in the US but it's an absolute steal down here. Most 6x2s run in the $600+ range for the tank alone. I don't mind the bracing either :P

Yep, he's gonna be a heavyweight that's for sure. Don't worry Jack, he'll be getting himself a 300gal+ tank long before he's at the point of really needing one.

No name yet :( been talking about it for a few days but nothing's clicked.
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tehmole replied the topic: Umbee - Pics!

that's a beauty --- can see the blue freckles can't wait to see that monster grow....
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