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  1. #1

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    Hello my name is Mike and I live here in the Sanoran desert just outside Tucson AZ. My wife and I have returned to having an aquarium about a yr ago. There have been aquariums in the house over the last 20yrs for the kids, but not for us. The kids are grown and now we can have fish for our own enjoyment. We have expanded very quickly and now have 4 tanks 40 to 55 gal six Betta tanks. and today we will be pick up a 45 gal bow front from a friend that is moving. And then we have 5 smaller tanks that vary in size from 3.5 to 20 gal. It seems as though we just keep growing. Three of the tanks are dedicated to cichlids 1 South American, 1 African and 1 mixed tank. The others consist of community tanks and Betta tanks.
    My wife and I have been involved in Greyhound rescue for 20yrs. Our daughter has recently started a cat rescue here in Tucson and we have been fostering cats for her rescue.
    When it comes to keeping fish it feels like the more I learn the less I know this is a very demanding hobby. It is very rewarding, learn a little more about filtration and see a huge increase in water quality! And so it goes. So with that I look forward to reading the threads in this forum and gaining more knowledge. Mike

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    To go with your real betta :D - Cyberra   To help with the restocking, Merry Christmas - Cliff   here u go - genocidex   thank you for the birthday wishes - mommy1   For being a fellow VA native - ddavis1979   
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    Welcome to the AC Mike!
    Empty 125g sitting in my shed
    55g Freshwater Tropical Community
    29g Convict Fry Growout Tank
    10g Freshwater Planted Tropical Community
    5g Freshwater Planted Dirt
    2.5g Ghost shrimp tank

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    am sure I deserve a few of these... lol - Cyberra   Thanks for sharing your X-stitch fish pillow project! - Aminax   for being prone to computer problems - Cyberra   happy birthday to me... August 29th - Cyberra   earned ANOTHER one... siiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiigh - Cyberra   

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    Welcome to the community, and welcome to a whopper of a case of Multiple Tank Syndrome

    The probability of being watched is directly proportional to the stupidity of the act


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    No Message - BluewaterBoof   Congrats on the post count! - Slaphppy7   Thanks for all of the Cory threads - Silbar   Enjoy the rest of your Sunday my friend. - Taurus   Just pretend it's a cardinal, lol - Slaphppy7   
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    Welcome aboard Mike.
    Perfection is not attainable, but if we chase perfection we can catch excellence.
    Once you learn to quit, it becomes a habit.
    -Vince Lombardi

    Be more concerned with your character than your reputation, because your character is what you really are, while your reputation is merely what others think you are. ― John Wooden
    Sandy Hook Elementary......Lest We Forget
    See my profile for my tanks and what fish I keep

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    Join Date
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    More coffee for your nose :-) - Taurus   Happy Mothers day :) - steeler58   A book for compleating your's ;-) - steeler58   Happy Birthday USA on the 4th! Hope you are well :-) - Taurus   A geo because i miss yours! - Sandz   
    Troop and Military Support - Amber Alert - Bladder Cancer - Endometriosis - Equality - Liver Cancer - Liver Disease - Missing Children - POW/MIA - Spina Bifida - Suicide - fishmommie   Myasthenia Gravis - Ovarian Cancer - Sexual Assault - Substance Abuse - fishmommie   Breast Cancer - Birth Parents - fishmommie   

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    welcome to the ac. sounds like you're into MTS (multiple tank syndrom) deep! and good for you on the greyhound rescue. you've picked a good forum. everyone here is great!
    30 g FW planted:corys, female ABNP, blue angel, harleys, zebra danios, rummies,
    15 g FW planted:2 male guppies, neons, pygmy corys, clown pleco, 4 types of shrimp, assassin snails
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    Happy New Year - mommy1   Thank you for the birthday wishes. - mommy1   Thanks for the B-Day wish - Strider199   Thank you! Second round is on me : ) - mommy1   Thanks for spicing up the ban game! - pRED   
    Bone Marrow Donation - Childhood Depression - Depression - Environment - Eye Injury Prevention - Glaucoma - Kidney Cancer - Kidney Disease - Kidney Transplantation - Leukemia - Lyme Disease - Mental Retardation - Missing Children - Organ Donation - T - gadget228   Aphasia - Asthma/Allergies - Brain Cancer - Brain Tumors - Diabetes - Mental Illness - gadget228   Troop and Military Support - Amber Alert - Bladder Cancer - Endometriosis - Equality - Liver Cancer - Liver Disease - Missing Children - POW/MIA - Spina Bifida - Suicide - gadget228   World Trade Center Victims and Heroes - Fireworks Safety - gadget228   Alzheimer's - Crohn's & Colitis - Cystic Fibrosis - Domestic Violence - Fibromyalgia - Leimyosarcoma - Lupus -  Animal Cruelty - gadget228   

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    Welcome to the AC...
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    You're getting old when you get the same sensation from a rocking chair that you once got from a roller coaster.

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    Troop and Military Support - Amber Alert - Bladder Cancer - Endometriosis - Equality - Liver Cancer - Liver Disease - Missing Children - POW/MIA - Spina Bifida - Suicide - jeffs99dime   World Trade Center Victims and Heroes - Fireworks Safety - jeffs99dime   

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    Hi Mike, like you I'm new here.. ss

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    Welcome to the AC. Glad to see someone else here from the grand canyon state. North of Tucson?
    25 Gal - Tropical
    Custom made Wet/Dry/Sump Filter System, AquaClear 20 Powerhead, RenaCal Excel 300 Heater, artificial plants
    Fish - 7 Blackskirt Tetras, German Blue Ram, Bulldog Pleco, Assassin snail.
    "Plans go wrong for lack of advice; many advisers bring success." King Solomon.
    Pictures of my 10 Gal Sump Filtration project

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    Ya I think that in the future I will have to reduce the # of tanks but go up in gal per tank. I keep finding fish that I think are just to nice not to have a few around the house to enjoy. And it is nice as I move from room to room in the cycle of the day, office, kitchen, dinning, Living room and bedroom there is a different set of fish to enjoy. Well that is how the madness goes. And still I find more. But to be honest I am now finding fish that will out grow the tanks and there is no way that I should even try to grow one out without a larger tank. I can now see how this becomes a life time of study. the kids tanks water fish feed pull out dead and argue about keeping clean. I now find myself studying each fish added to see if it will be compatible with the other tank mates finding if it has any special needs, it is great fun. well in closing Merry Christmas and a fishy new year.

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