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  1. #1

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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.

    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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    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

  6. #6

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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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    Aug 2012
    Elgin, Illinois USA

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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 - Smudge Spot Cories, Pristella Tetras, Scissortail & Red Tail Rasboras, Zebra Danios, Wild Caught BNP
    29 gals - Left Tank - Diamond Tetras. Right Tank - Harlequin Rasboras, Peacock Gudgeons
    Future 40 Long - Fiery Black Shiners, Panda Garra

    "Life isn't about waiting for the storm to'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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    A little further from sanity

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    Hello and welcome.
    People say if you can't say something nice then don't say anything at all... Then they wonder why am I so quiet.
    Everything happens for a reason. Sometimes that reason is you are stupid and make bad decisions.

    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.
    A moderator on a fish forum should be able to identify an oscar... Don't you think?

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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=""]

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