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FlyingDutchman
02-28-2009, 06:14 PM
Hello All... looking forward to getting to know the forum and all its members. I kind of fell in the the aquarium hobby lately when my In Laws thought it would be cool to get my young son a "fish bowl" for Christmas. Well, needless to say the "fish bowl" was a cheapo aquarium setup with an air stone/pump type filter that didn't do much but constantly burp large air bubbles into the tank. After about a week the water was so nasty, I do not know how any thing (but our Zebra Danio) could have survived. I made a trip to the local pet store after that week and bought my son a Marineland Eclipse system 3 tank. Much better... now we have a pump, a replaceable filter element and a decent light. Went through the whole cycling thing with this tank and now have a decent home for our Zebra Danio and our most recent addition a Long Fin Zebra Danio. We are having a good time caring for the fish and keeping the tank looking good. Now we are wondering if the 3 gallon tank is maxed out with the two Danios or maybe we could find a few other very small fish like ember tetras or something. We are looking forward to corresponding with members with experience and good ideas.

Crispy
02-28-2009, 06:16 PM
Welcome to the AC! 3 gallons eh? hmmm... maybe a small cory cat or 2?

Algenco
02-28-2009, 06:22 PM
Welcome aboard :22:

fins_n_fur
02-28-2009, 06:35 PM
Hello and welcome home to the A.C.!

bluebluecow
02-28-2009, 06:43 PM
hi and welcolme, and watch out its adictivem before long youll have a 6ft tank lol

we started with a small tank hexagonal, now have a 3ft tank and off tommorow to look at a new tank to keep shrimp in

liz

FlyingDutchman
02-28-2009, 07:04 PM
Oh, I can really see how addicting this whole hobby can get. I was talking the other day to a friend of mine who has been keeping African Cichlids in a 180g tank for about the last six or seven years and he says to me, "hey, I've got an empty 55g tank you could have"... and I am really considering it... after only having been "in the hobby" for about six or eight weeks now. Addicting?? OH YEAH. But a heck of a lot of fun too. Thanks for the welcome.

HendersE
02-28-2009, 07:14 PM
Welcome to AC!

FlyingDutchman
02-28-2009, 08:08 PM
Here's a photo of our tank now. Could use some tips on how to post photos that are large enough to see and small enough to upload?? Thanks in advance.

bluebluecow
02-28-2009, 08:15 PM
nice tank there

Are you putting snad in the new one, I know youll end up with it, I love sand in my tanks as the fish are always changing it around

liz

Sir Tristen
02-28-2009, 08:34 PM
I was talking the other day to a friend of mine who has been keeping African Cichlids in a 180g tank for about the last six or seven years and he says to me, "hey, I've got an empty 55g tank you could have"... and I am really considering it...

Wow! Lucky! It's not too often that we can find somebody who will pander to our addictions for free! Maybe your friend is trying to get you so hooked that you will have to keep returning to him for more and more with the purchase cost ever rising :hmm3grin2orange:

Welcome to the AC!!!

Deleted User
02-28-2009, 08:37 PM
Welcome to AC. :ssmile:

FlyingDutchman
02-28-2009, 08:39 PM
that just might be the case...:ezpi_wink1:... I think he is in the position of having been addicted for a long while and wanting to slim down on his inventory out of guilt:hmm3grin2orange:. Either way it is nice to have friends that are willing to help someone new.

HendersE
02-28-2009, 09:30 PM
Here's a photo of our tank now. Could use some tips on how to post photos that are large enough to see and small enough to upload?? Thanks in advance.

Welcome to AC!
This is how you post pictures:
1. You click on photo gallery on the left menu.
2. On the upper right you will see "Upload Photos" click on that.
3. Upload your photo.
4. Click process after you upload it.
5. Your photo should be under your photos.
It doesn't matter how big it is because you have unlimited space on this site. This site also will resize your photos so it will fit on the page.

FlyingDutchman
02-28-2009, 11:04 PM
Thanks for the info!

Ellen4God
02-28-2009, 11:45 PM
A 55g!! I would loooove a 55g. :] You should go for it! feed the addiction!

escamosa
02-28-2009, 11:53 PM
G'day Dutchman, enjoy your time at AC.

lobsternoob
03-01-2009, 02:56 AM
Welcome to the AC, that's a nice little tank you have there. GO FOR THE 55! wooohooo! Lovin your name, cool legend and a cool shop, hehe.

troy
03-01-2009, 03:20 AM
Welcome to the forum.

sandy_n
03-01-2009, 04:59 AM
Welcome to AC. Nice tank!

Jellygirl
03-01-2009, 09:03 AM
Welcome to the forum.

Nice tank, and good for you for trying to provide better conditions than the round fish bowl. They say one good turn deserves another so lucky to have that offer of the larger tankthumbs2: Well what should you? You know you will end up with a larger tank at some stage. lol

Get the 55g and then you can upgrade to a larger tank later:hmm3grin2orange:

BTW you are not alone, I am also in the hobby due to my son.:ssmile:

angelcakes
03-01-2009, 09:13 AM
hello and welcome:19: :19:

Northernguy
03-01-2009, 01:53 PM
Welcome to the Fabulous AC!:22:

Lady Hobbs
03-01-2009, 02:12 PM
Blood parrots, if your tank is large enough.

soundarrm
03-01-2009, 04:28 PM
Welcome.
U Definetly Need to buy a new tank..To Continue The Hobby.
This Is So Addicting that u keep buying more and more fish and tanks..
Good Luck And Welcome..

Slow Cheetah
03-02-2009, 07:34 AM
definately go for the 55 gallon...

not only will u fit more fish in there, any mistakes you make wont have such a big impact on the water quality as ther is more water in the tank..

Sharon
03-02-2009, 11:31 AM
Oh my... get the 55gal! You won't be sorry!!!:19:

Wild Turkey
03-02-2009, 05:25 PM
Welcome to ac! :19: thumbs2: