11-28-2012, 06:29 AM #1
greetings & salutations all from another newbie
greetings & salutations all ~
i discovered this great forum yesterday while reading up for my first tank. what a wonderful resource you all are!!! thanks for sharing your knowledge
i am going to 'dip my toe' with a 5 gal tank for a betta, hopefully planted. asked for the tank for xmas, then read that it is easier / better margin of error / more forgiving with a 20 or 30 gal. whoops, too late now...... stayed up most of last night reading the betta thread. learned lots! and am sure i will be asking tons & tons of ?s. fell asleep thinking: 5 gal minimum, filter, heater, low flow, no bubbling, cycling, water changes, testing....and more testing!
so please share your wisdom as i ask silly ?s and tell me when i am heading down the wrong stream
thanks in advance, you all rock
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11-28-2012, 06:34 AM #2
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welcome to the wonderful AC. im glad you are enjoying the info. its true the bigger tank the more margin of error but a 5g isnt too tuff. if you are planting it then look into a cfl and shop light it works wonders.KING OF THE GOLD BARBS RAWR!!!!
I wonder if i plant one of my tiger barbs would the demon seed grow to a full tree?
gotta love them bunnies!
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11-28-2012, 06:41 AM #3
Welcome to Fish Lovers Not-So-Anonymous
No such thing as a stupid question here. I'd know... I certainly asked a lot of what I considered stupid questions.
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11-28-2012, 07:23 AM #4
Hello and welcome!When I go fishing I just place a sharp rock in the water and sit there waiting for all the dead fish to float to the top... Kingfisher
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I think my fish is adjusting well to the four gallon, He's laying on his side attempting to go to sleep on the bottom of the gravel.
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11-28-2012, 10:29 AM #5
Welcome to the AC....
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11-28-2012, 11:30 PM #6
Welcome aboard.Perfection is not attainable, but if we chase perfection we can catch excellence.
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11-28-2012, 10:28 AM #7
Welcome to the forumIf you take your time to do the research FIRST, you can successfully set-up and keep ANY type of aquarium with ease.
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12-04-2012, 10:43 AM #8
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