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  1. #1

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    I have been out of the Aquarium hobby for thirty years. My kids have been hounding me for a dog for years and since I am allergic to anything with fur I thought I would get them interested in my old hobby.

    My son "won" a free gold fish at his elementary school, so we spent about $45 setting up a 20 gl Long tank, of course we needed a second gold fish for my daughter.

    I just bought a 55 gl tank and stand and would like to try my hand at real plants and a community tank. I have no clue as to the type of lighting I need, so I am hoping for the groups expertise. I am on a tight budget and may start with the Eco-Complete substrate and do plastic plants until I can afford a lighting system.

    I am still trying to determine the type of fish. I am intrigued by the Cichlids

    Enjoying the feedback thus far

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    Welcome to the ac. If you have questions be sure to post them in the general or beginners section so someone will address them :o)
    30 g FW planted:corys, female ABNP, blue angel, harleys, zebra danios, rummies,
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    Welcome to the site and back to the hobby.

    By the way check out http://www.atlantaaquarium.com/forum/ it's a local fish club that meets once a month, our next meeting is actually next weekend. There is a small auction at the end of each meeting, should be able to get some plants. If you are looking for any particular fish or plants, should be able to find a local source on the forum. I get most of my plants and fish through folks in the club and its auctions, hard to go back to paying retail prices in stores.

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    Welcome to the forum.
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    Welcome to the AC ... to get re-acquainted to fish keeping, I recommend reading as many "stickys" as you can, especially in the Beginner's forum
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    Quote Originally Posted by korith View Post
    Welcome to the site and back to the hobby.

    By the way check out http://www.atlantaaquarium.com/forum/ it's a local fish club that meets once a month, our next meeting is actually next weekend. There is a small auction at the end of each meeting, should be able to get some plants. If you are looking for any particular fish or plants, should be able to find a local source on the forum. I get most of my plants and fish through folks in the club and its auctions, hard to go back to paying retail prices in stores.
    Can I go to the first meeting as a guest and do you need a Fernbank membership to gain access to the club meeting?

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    Can I go to the first meeting as a guest and do you need a Fernbank membership to gain access to the club meeting?
    No requirement to join the club, you can come to all the meetings you like. Fernbank isn't charging the club to get in, there is a room in the back where we meet.

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    Welcome to the AC...
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