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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.

    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!
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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.
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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.
    75 gal - Smudge Spot Cories, Silvertip & Pristella Tetras, Scissortail & Red Tail Rasboras, Pearl Gourami, Black Kuhli Loaches, Whiptail Cats, Wild Caught BNP
    Dual 29 gals - Diamond Tetras. Harlequin Rasboras, Bloodfin Tetras
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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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    Hello and welcome.
    When I go fishing I just throw sharp rocks in the water and wait for the dead fish to float to the top... Kingfisher
    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.
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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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