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    Hello everyone,

    My name is Andy and I am starting my first aquarium ever. I have always wanted one however being in the military I was not about to drag a tank and fish all over the world. Now that I am facing retirement I am looking forward to enjoying this hobby with my kids. I've been lurking around your boards for about a week and the passion, helpfulness, and humor you all display is head and heels above the other boards I've looked at. It's nice to find like minded people that don't troll or practice one upmanship on every post. I look forward to meeting all of you and learning the intricacies of the fascinating new addiction.

    Sincerely,
    Andrew White

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    Welcome to AC. Hopefully you will find it a good place to both learn and have fun.
    Do as I say. Not as I do.

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    Welcome to the AC, lots of great info and folks here, as you have seen...and thank you for your service to our country!
    10 Gallon Beginner Tank... Journal
    40 Gallon Breeder: ... Journal
    29 Gallon: ... Journal

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    Welcome!

    Top tips from me:
    1. Fishless cycling
    2. research
    3. see 2
    4. Only bad things happen fast

    Good luck!

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    Welcome to the forum, I don't mean to brag about this one over others... but personally I feel much more welcome here than at a lot of others.

    I agree with talldutchie and add a few more...
    5. This is a great hobby to start with your kids... however make sure they understand why certain fish can't go with others etc
    6. some people may either rub you the wrong way, or tell you something you don't agree with, don't take it personally (we're all here to help)
    7. there are hundreds of cost saving methods that can be used on just about everything in the hobby, look into as many as you can
    8. Don't just listen to what employees at the local fish shop say, do your own research because #1 - they might just lie to make a sale, #2 there info they believe is right, might not work out for you

    Just my tips.

    Any idea what your goal for your first tank will be? Lots of small tanks, 1 big tank, planted, saltwater, cichlid, biotope??? tons of options

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    Hello and welcome to the AC.
    Perfection is not attainable, but if we chase perfection we can catch excellence.
    Once you learn to quit, it becomes a habit.
    -Vince Lombardi

    Be more concerned with your character than your reputation, because your character is what you really are, while your reputation is merely what others think you are.” ― John Wooden
    Sandy Hook Elementary......Lest We Forget
    See my profile for my tanks and what fish I keep

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    TGIF - steeler58 TGIF! - showmebutterfly TGIF! - wgoldfarb T.G.I.F.! - Slaphppy7 thanks for the tip on the ammonia alert.  it's great for cycling with fish. - fishmommie 
    Merry Christmas - steeler58 Merry Christmas - fishmommie Happy Christmas! - Slaphppy7 For all your help. - metweezer Best wishes for the new year - SeaLady 
    Thanks for the nomination :) - steeler58 Thanks 4 help - pRED T.G.I.F.! - Slaphppy7 T.G.I.F. - showmebutterfly Thanks for sharing your knowledge! - Silbar 
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    First, thank you for your service to our country!


    And,Image - Welcome wave.gif to the AC, the place to be for fishkeeping!


    I started my first ever aquarium about 11 months ago and after lurking on several forums for a few months I also found this to be the best of the best. Post you questions, ideas, etc in the Beginner Freshwater Forum - you will get the most replies to your posts there.

    Also, browse thru the Aquarium Journals in the General Aquarium Forum for lots of good info.
    My 75 gal Journal & My Dual 29 gal Journal
    75 gal - Gold Pristella Tetras, Scissortail Rasboras, Neon Dwarf Rainbowfish, Leopard & Zebra Danios, Wild Caught BNP
    29 gals - Left Tank - Diamond Tetras. Right Tank - Harlequin Rasboras & Kuhli Loaches
    Future 40 Long - Candy Cane & Rummynose Tetras

    "Life isn't about waiting for the storm to pass....it's about learning to dance in the rain"

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    I too thank you for your service and welcome to the AC ( IMO the best fish site on the web ) . have fun and enjoy!!!!!
    ask ?'s and change some water pair of JD's and loving it.

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    Using up my winnings on my friends! - Compass No Message - Fishhook beeeeeeeer! - Sandz Bottoms up! (even though you don't drink, lol) - Slaphppy7 We miss you... - Compass 
    thank you for the filter! - RiversGirl for the fun game! - SeaLady Thank you very very much!! - Compass Love the games. Thank you :) - rebecca_finny TGIF! - showmebutterfly 
    Thanks for your help & points. - metweezer Nice to see you around again. enjoy the pie - fishmommie Thanks! :) I try! - Compass Happy Christmas! - Slaphppy7 Thanks so much for everything. - metweezer 

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    Hello and welcome.
    When I go fishing I just place a sharp rock in the water and sit there waiting for all the dead fish to float to the top... Kingfisher
    Brutal honesty will be shown on this screen.
    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.
    Tolerance is a great thing to have, so is the ability to shut up.

    I can explain it to you, but I can't understand it for you.


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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.
    "Not using a quarantine tank is like playing Russian roulette. Nobody wins the game, some people just get to play longer than others." - Anthony Calfo
    Fishless Cycle Cycling with Fish Marine Aquarium Info [URL="http://saltwater.aquaticcommunity.com/"]

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