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    Hello all. I'm brand new to keeping an aquarium and am fumbling my way through owning my first. Definitely hitting lots of problems (and am getting lots of great advice here already!), but I think I'm on my way to a stable 10 gallon aquarium!

    I'm even breeding guppies already (they wouldn't stop making babies no matter how much I pleaded) ;)

    I'm learning more things every day and I get the feeling this hobby is going to take up a lot of my time!

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    Quote Originally Posted by Krispyz View Post
    Hello all. I'm brand new to keeping an aquarium and am fumbling my way through owning my first. Definitely hitting lots of problems (and am getting lots of great advice here already!), but I think I'm on my way to a stable 10 gallon aquarium!

    I'm even breeding guppies already (they wouldn't stop making babies no matter how much I pleaded) ;)

    I'm learning more things every day and I get the feeling this hobby is going to take up a lot of my time!

    -Krispy
    Welcome to the AC, great help and info here...I recommend you read ALL the sticky's in the beginner's freshwater corner, tons of good things to know when you are just getting started.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Krispyz View Post
    Hello all. I'm brand new to keeping an aquarium and am fumbling my way through owning my first. Definitely hitting lots of problems (and am getting lots of great advice here already!), but I think I'm on my way to a stable 10 gallon aquarium!

    -Krispy
    Good! But the tank won't be stable until it and your filter are fully cycled.

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    Welcome to the forum. As suggested; read all the sticky's in the beginner's section you can.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Slaphppy7 View Post
    I recommend you read ALL the sticky's in the beginner's freshwater corner, tons of good things to know when you are just getting started.
    Aye-aye! Definitely want to get this figured out. I feel like I've messed up plenty already!

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    Making beginners' mistakes is quite normal and fairly common. You've already set the next step by wanting to learn. So, welcome!

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    Quote Originally Posted by talldutchie View Post
    Making beginners' mistakes is quite normal and fairly common. You've already set the next step by wanting to learn. So, welcome!
    :) Thanks! Also, your photography is amazing! What camera do you use?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Krispyz View Post
    :) Thanks! Also, your photography is amazing! What camera do you use?
    Thanks! Photography is my other hobby. I've got a Nikon D300. Most aquarium photography was done with that and a tokina 100mm macro lens. It's old but it still works well and I enjoy using it.

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    Awesome! I have a Nikon D3200, but I'm just learning to play around with it. I'm very impressed by your bird photography. Do you have a telephoto lens? I'm looking around for one and was wondering which one you use?

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    Welcome to Fish Lovers Not-So-Anonymous. You've come to the right place for advice on all things fish

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