Not new, but still learning!
Hi! My name is Melanie. I currently have a 10gal freshwater planted tank with 1 Synodontis petricola and 3 Yasuhikotakia sidthimunki. I recently lost a male Crowntail Betta, a mystery snail, and a Otocinclus Catfish to a nasty bacterial infection/rapid temp drop.
I have 2 purebred Turkish Van cats that are very mischivious. My male actually loves running water and is so curious that he continues to try and pull my silter off the back of my tank. This has now warped the wooden floorboards. So I have since upgraded to a 29 gal freshwater tank that will be planted.
I'm looking forward to learning more about plants, water parameters, fish and the hobby in general!
25 Gal - Tropical
Custom made Wet/Dry/Sump Filter System, AquaClear 20 Powerhead, RenaCal Excel 300 Heater, artificial plants
- 6 Blackskirt Tetras, 6 Red Wag Platy's (4 of them fry)
"Plans go wrong for lack of advice; many advisers bring success." King Solomon.
Pictures of my 10 Gal Sump Filtration project
Roll the Dice!
Welcome to the community ^_^
...Is it bad that when I read "purebred Turkish Van cats" I immediately thought "catfish" before cluing in that you meant "feline"?
Welcome aboard, there are a lot of nice people here with good ideas about the hobby.
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SHE......Lest We Forget
Welcome to the AC...
You're getting old when you get the same sensation from a rocking chair that you once got from a roller coaster.
If you take your time to do the research FIRST, you can successfully set-up and keep ANY type of aquarium with ease.
"Not using a quarantine tank is like playing Russian roulette. Nobody wins the game, some people just get to play longer than others." - Anthony Calfo
Fishless Cycle Cycling with Fish Marine Aquarium Info
I first thought of catfish too, lol.
Looking forward to seeing your setup!
Livestreaming my 220 Gallon Aquarium
5.5 M Betta
10 Pea Puffers
20 Harlequins, Neons, Platies, Guppies, Cories, Nerite Snails
55 Silver Dollars, Pearl Gourami, Hillstream Loach, Mollies, Serpae Tetras, African Dwarf Frog, Leopard Bush Fish, Bleeding Heart Tetras, Chocolate Talking Cat, Banjo Cat
55 Red, Blue, Boesemani Rainbows, Zebra Dainos, Zebra Loaches, Platies, Moonlight Gourami, Bristlenose Pleco
35 Red Tailed Shark, Amazon Puffers
220 Black Skirt, Lemon Tetras and Bala Sharks