Thread: hello all
01-12-2007, 12:49 AM #1
hello all. i'm sergo (greg) and the latest newbie to your forum. i have been lurking here unregistered for a little while gathering info while i plan to build my tank. i'm looking to build a 55+ gal tank and have it planted also. currently i don't have anything as i feel it is best to do plenty of research before jumping head on into anything. i've kept bettas around for about 5 years and only have lost 3. 2 due to old age and 1 did the leap of faith (it was one from a fish store and was bought from a functioning aquarium, which i think was the problem). i currently have 2 bettas in separate 2+ gal vases with a little ivy growing out of it and they are pretty happy (but it could be a little warmer for them). i will be a lurking type of member for a while as i don't have a lot of knowledge to share and will be researching my tank build. i know i will have a lot of questions as i get geared up to build and i'm glad to have made the decision to join as you guys seem realy cool and knowledgable. thanks in advance.
01-12-2007, 01:13 AM #2
welcome to a.c. sergo! good call on researching before starting the tank. that is one of the most important aspects of coming out ahead later down the line in this hobby. --jeff><((((º> ><((((º> ><((((º> ><((((º>
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01-12-2007, 01:29 AM #3
Welcome to A.C. I think you will catch on fast. I have been here for a little over a week and have probobly tripled my knowlege on various subjects. Dont be afraid to ask questions.Money can't buy happiness, but it sure can pay the rent.
01-12-2007, 01:36 AM #4
thanks for humble welcoming i can't wait to get this set up going as i have been wanting one since i was a kid. this will be very fun and i will love to post some pix as it gets going.
01-12-2007, 01:37 AM #5
Im sure you will find it VERY entertaining, that is, as long as you are willing to keep up maintenence and such.Money can't buy happiness, but it sure can pay the rent.
01-12-2007, 02:09 AM #6
i understand what kind of maintenace is involved and i would like to have the tank as balanced as possible with plants and fish so maintenance will be low. hense the reason for all of the research before the buildup. my bettas have done well but i know their upkeep is very different. it will have to be right, that's the only way i operate.55 gal lightly planted mbuna
"some people are like slinkies, they're not really good for anything but they can bring a smile to your face when you push them down a flight of stairs."
01-13-2007, 01:08 AM #7
welcome to AC it's a great site have fun!
01-13-2007, 03:50 AM #8
Good luck building your own tank, but look around, Hobbs is right, you can hardly build a good tank for what you can buy already outfitted with the accessories.
Oh, and Welcome to AC!!75 gallon curved-front aquarium // 2 cory,2 hatchetfish, 6 cardinal tetras, 5 red barbs 3 silver barbs, 2 glass catfish, 1 upside down catfish, 2 swordtail tetras, 2 honey gouramis, 1 sunset gouramis.
01-13-2007, 04:11 AM #9
Welcome to the forum! I just bought a 55g and hood for $140. There was a deal at pet supplies plus where the tank was only 55dollars. But then i had to pay 85 for the hood. I spent prolly another 130 on heaters and filters.
I am building my own stand for it and its nearly finished if you want any information on that just ask me.75g:
5 small clown loaches
satanoperca leucosticta (earth eater)
01-13-2007, 07:15 AM #10
Welcome to AC