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12-03-2012, 02:29 PM #1
Newbie on the prowl
Okay, so I've been snooping around here for a bit now, so figured I'd get around to posting and introduce myself.
I've had a tank of some size or another (all smaller) for 4 or 5 years now, but up until recently had no idea what I was doing, much my embarrassment and the detriment of a few fish and shrimp. So I started really getting serious about 1.5 years ago and got bit by the bug. I started with a 10G and have increased that to a 20 (wisely keeping the 10 for a QT), and haven't lost a member yet. Currently housing 7 serpae tetras, 3 snakeskin barbs and a clown pleco.
In progress is a 55 that I'll be doing as a planted, dirted, low-tech tank, DIY stand that I'm about a week from finishing, and a light source, since it was just a tank buy with no accessories. I have everything else, including some already seeded bio media to help speed up cycling.
As always, the more you learn, the more you learn that you actually know less, so I'll be here asking.
12-03-2012, 02:32 PM #2
Hello and welcome to the forum!
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12-03-2012, 03:44 PM #3
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12-03-2012, 05:02 PM #4
0Originally Posted by hamilton013
YES! I couldn't have said it better myself. I'm never going to be a so called "expert", never! Always learning, finding out new things and experiences.
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12-03-2012, 05:13 PM #5
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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12-03-2012, 05:15 PM #6
Welcome to the team, there are a lot of good people here to help you.Perfection is not attainable, but if we chase perfection we can catch excellence.
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12-03-2012, 05:19 PM #7
Hi welcome to the AC30 gal Freshwater
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12-04-2012, 04:15 AM #8
Welcome to the community, and welcome to a case of Multiple Tank Syndrome.
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12-04-2012, 08:59 AM #9
Welcome to the AC....
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12-04-2012, 09:51 AM #10
Welcome to the Family!