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    Hi my name is Nic. I live in Michigan and am just getting into aquariums since its getting too darn cold to work in the garage ;)
    Over this last weekend I picked up a used 130 gallon tank that I'm going to be building the most tropical freshwater tank I can. So far my only experience with aquariums is the little 10g that we bought my girlfriends daughter to use as a nightlight. Turns out I liked watching the fish in there much more than she does. It just has a few Mollies, a black shark, an Oto, a couple tetras, a pleco and a big blue mystery snail. That tank pretty much takes care of itself except for adding food. I know I'm taking on a lot more with the larger tank, but I picked freshwater because of all the horror stories I hear about maintenance of salt. I figure I may finally go salt once my basement is finished and after I can successfully keep the freshwater fish alive.

    I'll post up some pics as soon as I get a chance to take some. Right now I'm building a stand for it that will hopefully be done by the weekend, then I'll be figuring out décor. I'm sure I'll be here often to ask the experts plenty of questions.

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    Hi and welcome. Hope to see you around a lot.
    Do as I say. Not as I do.

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    Welcome to the forum!

    May I add that your 10gal tank sounds very overstocked - but that's for another thread : )
    46 gal fw tank with black skirt tetras, neon tetras, spotted corys, green corys, 1 guppy, cherry barbs, otoclinus, snails & 4 amano shrimp - plastic & live plants
    5 gal QT with green corys & 2 guppies

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    Quote Originally Posted by imma24 View Post
    Welcome to the forum!

    May I add that your 10gal tank sounds very overstocked - but that's for another thread : )
    Thanks! Yeah all the little guys in the tank seam more than happy, but I do think I'll be moving at least the shark to the new tank once its up and running since he's up to about 4" right now.

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    Welcome Nic. I've envious! The 130 is exactly the size tank I'd like to get next.
    I find the larger tanks much less work/gallon.

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    Welcome to the forum Nic, go Wolverines?
    Perfection is not attainable, but if we chase perfection we can catch excellence.
    Once you learn to quit, it becomes a habit.
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    Welcome to the forum :)
    My therapist says I need a bigger tank . . . . .

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    Hello and welcome to the forum.
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    My 75 gal Journal & My Dual 29 gal Journal
    My 75 gal - 10 Gold Pristella Tetras, 4 Scissortail Rasboras, 9 Neon Dwarf Rainbowfish, 5 Longfin Zebra Danios and 2 Regular Fin
    My Dual 29 gals, a work in progress - Tank 1 - Amano Shrimp, Peppered Cories, Tank 2 - Glowlight Danios and a Calico BNP

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    Welcome to the forum
    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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