Aquarium Forum
 


Menu
  · Tropical Fish Home
· Fish News
· Aquarium Forum
· Calculators
· Equipment reviews
· Free Aquarium Ebook
· Feedback
· Link to us
· Photo gallery
· Plant species
· Tropica Plant DB
Tropical fish species
· By Common name
· By Scientific name
Tropical Marine fish
· By Common name
· By Scientific name

_________________
  ...

Articles
  · African Cichlids
· Algae Control
· Aquarium Decoration
· Aquarium Resources
· Aquatic Plants
· Barb Fish
· Betta Fish
· Breeding Fish
· Catfish
· Central American Cichlids
· Cichlids
· Clownfish
· Corals
· Corydoras Catfish
· Discus Fish
· Dwarf Cichlids
· Fish Diseases
· Frogs and Turtles
· Goby Fish
· Goldfish
· Gourami
· Invertebrates
· Jellyfish
· Killiefish
· Lake Victoria Cichlids
· Livebearers
· Malawi Cichlids
· Marine Aquariums
· Marine Aquarium Fish
· Other Fish
· Pleco
· Predatory Fish
· Photography
· Pond Fish
· Responsible Fish Keeping
· Rainbow Fish
· Shark Fish
· South American Cichlids
· Tanganyika Cichlids
· Tetra Fish
· Tropical Fish Food

User Tag List

Page 1 of 2 12 LastLast
Results 1 to 10 of 18
  1. #1

    Join Date
    Dec 2010
    Location
    Ontario, Canada
    Posts
    2,757

    Awards Showcase

    Latest gifts & ribbons:

    Thanks for the birthday wishes - mommy1   and gift - mommy1   Thanks for the rep - Cliff   Thanks for the rep, have a cool one on me, Cheers - Cliff   Thanks and a new fish for the tank - glarior   
    Troop and Military Support - Amber Alert - Bladder Cancer - Endometriosis - Equality - Liver Cancer - Liver Disease - Missing Children - POW/MIA - Spina Bifida - Suicide - Strider199   

    Default Beginners Luck or;


    0 Not allowed!
    About two weeks ago my 18 year old son wanted his own aquarium. With the cash he had saved up we went to BigAls and he bought a 38 gallon kit with a nice stand for around $200.00. We got it home, found a place in his room (the basement of course), and removed the wall so we could run some wire and put in an outlet. Put the stand together, levelled it and added the tank.
    Since I wanted to try my hand at a reef set-up, we drained my 55 gallon tank, used the gravel, slate, live plants and driftwood. After the tank had been filled with water using Prime to de-chlorinate it, we hooked up the two filters. One was my Fluval canister from the 55 gallon and the second was a new bio-wheel Marineland which came with the tank set-up. The filter floss for that filter came out of my HOB from the 55 gallon.

    We added the fish from the 55 gallon that afternoon.

    Here is the thing, all the fish have survived and there is no sign of any disease after two weeks. Beginners luck or has he actually been paying attention these last few years?

    I watched his first water change last weekend and he preformed it like an old pro. I caught him tying some java moss to a piece of slate the other day. There seemed to be extra in my wife's Betta tank, lol.
    He even bought a zucchini two days ago for the bulldog pleco.

    Can you say proud Father.

    I hope he has caught the bug for the long haul. Time will tell.
    Warning; Bulldog Pleco guarding my Sons tank now..

    Please remember; every keystroke has a consequence.

  2. #2

    Join Date
    Feb 2012
    Location
    Iowa
    Posts
    7,288

    Awards Showcase

    Latest gifts & ribbons:

    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   

    Default


    0 Not allowed!
    sounds like you taught him well! See. they DO pay attention
    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
    90 Gal Journal: http://bit.ly/1vC7gVX
    fishless cycling: http://bit.ly/1DARf3T
    fish in cycling: http://bit.ly/1ILvcfp

  3. #3

    Join Date
    Nov 2011
    Location
    North Carolina
    Posts
    927

    Awards Showcase

    Latest gifts & ribbons:

    No Message - korith   No Message - Indian Woods Angels   You need a Tanganyikan Cichlid - jeffs99dime   Now you have 4 firemouths! - seb's fish   Arapaima and whale shark in 20G made me LOL! - ddavis1979   
    Breast Cancer - Birth Parents - Northerly   Autism - Northerly   

    Default


    0 Not allowed!
    That's cool to hear:) Flawless tank transfer btw, props on that
    Coastie-to-be... hopefully.

  4. #4

    Join Date
    Dec 2010
    Location
    Ontario, Canada
    Posts
    2,757

    Awards Showcase

    Latest gifts & ribbons:

    Thanks for the birthday wishes - mommy1   and gift - mommy1   Thanks for the rep - Cliff   Thanks for the rep, have a cool one on me, Cheers - Cliff   Thanks and a new fish for the tank - glarior   
    Troop and Military Support - Amber Alert - Bladder Cancer - Endometriosis - Equality - Liver Cancer - Liver Disease - Missing Children - POW/MIA - Spina Bifida - Suicide - Strider199   

    Default


    0 Not allowed!
    Quote Originally Posted by fishmommie
    See. they DO pay attention

    When you least expect it. lol.

    I was expecting him to loose a couple of Cardinal tetras Northerly. But so far so good. I hope this doesn't go to his head.
    Warning; Bulldog Pleco guarding my Sons tank now..

    Please remember; every keystroke has a consequence.

  5. #5

    Join Date
    Jan 2010
    Location
    Newark, DE
    Posts
    1,030

    Awards Showcase

    Latest gifts & ribbons:

    Because your not cool unless you gift yourself. - Carapar56   In memory of the one you lost. - Strider199   ٩(̾●̮̮̃̾̃̾)۶ - korith   The fishies are coming! the fishies are coming! - Sandz   Are you old enough to drink?  Oh, well, For JJ's fish! - gronlaura   
    Gay and Lesbian Pride - Carapar56   Anti-Tobacco - Colon Cancer - Colorectal Cancer - Carapar56   Adoptee - Bone Cancer - Child Exploitation and Abuse - Hope and Support - Peace - Retinoblastoma - Right to Life - Student Sexual Assault - Carapar56   HIV/AIDS - Carapar56   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 - Carapar56   

    Default


    0 Not allowed!
    That's actually really amazing, having something like that with a son.

  6. #6

    Join Date
    Dec 2010
    Location
    Ontario, Canada
    Posts
    2,757

    Awards Showcase

    Latest gifts & ribbons:

    Thanks for the birthday wishes - mommy1   and gift - mommy1   Thanks for the rep - Cliff   Thanks for the rep, have a cool one on me, Cheers - Cliff   Thanks and a new fish for the tank - glarior   
    Troop and Military Support - Amber Alert - Bladder Cancer - Endometriosis - Equality - Liver Cancer - Liver Disease - Missing Children - POW/MIA - Spina Bifida - Suicide - Strider199   

    Default


    0 Not allowed!
    Thanks Carapar56.
    Warning; Bulldog Pleco guarding my Sons tank now..

    Please remember; every keystroke has a consequence.

  7. #7

    Join Date
    Dec 2011
    Location
    Second left after the Haggis Farm
    Posts
    3,978

    Awards Showcase

    Latest gifts & ribbons:

    Merry Christmas - Cliff   Merry Christmas - mommy1   Merry Christmas - KingFisher   Happy New Year - mommy1   Thanks! - pRED   

    Default


    0 Not allowed!
    Long may it continue
    My therapist says I need a bigger tank . . . . .

  8. #8

    Join Date
    Jan 2009
    Location
    A little further from sanity
    Posts
    9,384

    Awards Showcase

    Latest gifts & ribbons:

    Thanks for the rep friend :) - Compass   Merry Christmas! - rebecca_finny   Thanks for the rep! - AmazonJoe   Happy Holidays. - gadget228   Merry Christmas & Happy New Year! - Plecos   

    Default


    0 Not allowed!
    It is fun to share a hobby with your children. Both of my daughters have tanks of their own now and they do pretty well with them. I guess when you grow up with them in the house you catch on to a thing or two.
    When I go fishing I just throw sharp rocks in the water and wait for the dead fish to float to the top... Kingfisher
    Everything happens for a reason. Sometimes that reason is you are stupid and make bad decisions.

    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.
    Imitation is the sincerest form of flattery.
    Dear naps, sorry I hated you so much when I was a child... Love me

  9. #9

    Join Date
    Feb 2012
    Location
    Kewarra Beach, Qld, Australia
    Posts
    357

    Awards Showcase

    Latest gifts & ribbons:

    You needed one! - korith   :-) - ~firefly~   For good advice here at the forum - Cermet   

    Default


    0 Not allowed!
    Great to see another addict developing, obviously well taught

  10. #10

    Join Date
    May 2010
    Location
    Glen Arm. MD
    Posts
    2,634

    Awards Showcase

    Latest gifts & ribbons:

    Happy Christmas - MuckyFish   thanks for advising on vegetables for my kribs! so here is a discus - ScottishFish   You help a lot - PhillipOrigami   For the bank account, and thx for the rep - Cliff   beautiful discus! - Crispy   

    Exclamation


    0 Not allowed!
    That is good but be aware that the ammonia, and then nitrites could quickly climb. Pay close attention and do large water changes every single day for at least two more weeks or until your test prove you have completed all cycling.
    Knowledge is fun(damental)

    A 75 gal with eight Discus, fake plants, and a lot of wood also with sand substrate. Clean up crew is down to just two Sterba's Corys. Filters: continuous new water flow; canister w/UV, in-tank algae scrubber!! Finally, junked the nitrate removal unit from hell.

    For Fishless cycling:http://www.aquaticcommunity.com/aqua...ead.php?t=5640

Posting Permissions

  • You may not post new threads
  • You may not post replies
  • You may not post attachments
  • You may not edit your posts
  •