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Thread: Saying "Hi"!
06-11-2013, 07:08 PM #1
I'm thinking about getting into aquariums again, and Cyberra pointed me in this direction. :) I've had an aquarium a couple times in the past (oh boy, do I cringe at what my parents set up for me when I was in kindergarten!), but I still consider myself a raw beginner.
I have a couple tanks and some equipment (a maybe-5 gal hex tank with bottom lighting from when I was little, and a much more recent purchase of a bow-front 5 gal that has a built-in filter, and I have a grow light, heater, and thermometer for). As I get money and materials, I want to eventually set these both up as planted betta tanks. The bow front will be easier, since it needs less cleaning and equipment, and has a better lid for it.
I actually did major research the last time I had an aquarium (when I got and set up the bow front the first time), so there are some tidbits of knowledge still stuck in my brain. However, the main website/tutorials I relied upon the first time seem to now be defunct, so I'm going to have to rebuild my knowledge base from scratch.
06-11-2013, 07:12 PM #2
Hi and welcome to the AC....I recommend reading most, if not all, of the stickies in the beginner's section to refresh yourself on some of the basics.
06-11-2013, 07:16 PM #3
Thank you! I actually already had that open in another tab and was reading them. lol :)
06-11-2013, 07:28 PM #4
06-11-2013, 08:23 PM #5
"Hi" and welcome to the forum.Perfection is not attainable, but if we chase perfection we can catch excellence.
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06-11-2013, 11:49 PM #6
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06-12-2013, 01:13 AM #7
Welcome to the forum
I would suggest to read up on cycling (links below in my sig)If 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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06-12-2013, 10:06 AM #8
Welcome to the AC....
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06-12-2013, 12:24 PM #9
06-13-2013, 06:34 AM #10
*waves* Welcome to the AC, Flyby! :D
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