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12-30-2013, 12:07 PM #1Junior Member Guppy
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New to the Forum not the hobby
I'm in the process of returning to the fish keeping hobby. I haven't had any tanks set up for about 30 years. When we had tanks set up 30 plus years ago we had approx. 20 tanks of various sizes, running breeder tanks as well as quarantine and hospital tanks. Our 65 gal. was our show tank and we enjoyed it a lot.
The house we lived in previous to this one, really didn't have any suitable location for a tank and we were a very busy family so all of our tanks and equipment were stored away until now. We now live in a house that is more suitable to having a tank or two set up to enjoy so I'm setting up our 65 gal. tank. First thing I'm doing is building a stand and canopy and going from there. I'm sure I'll be here quite often looking for help or info, as I've noticed things have changed a lot since we were involved in the tropical fish hobby.
12-30-2013, 12:07 PM #2
Allways nice to see a new face. Dont hesitate to contact me or a mod if experince any problems.Do as I say. Not as I do.
12-30-2013, 12:29 PM #3
Welcome to AC! You might want to start a tank journal, folks here like to see pics of tanks starting up and DIY build projects.
12-30-2013, 12:52 PM #4
Welcome to the forumIf 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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12-30-2013, 06:21 PM #5
Hello and welcome to the AC.Perfection is not attainable, but if we chase perfection we can catch excellence.
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12-30-2013, 09:18 PM #6
+1 to the above!!! We love photos, journals and DIY!!!
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Dual 29 gals - Diamond Tetras. Harlequin Rasboras, Bloodfin Tetras
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12-30-2013, 11:44 PM #7
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
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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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12-31-2013, 01:32 AM #8
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12-31-2013, 09:56 AM #9
Welcome to the AC....
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01-04-2014, 05:39 PM #10
Hello, and welcome to the community/forum! Good luck on your return to fishkeeping and your current projects.-Ivy
Any time any person tells me they own fish, I automatically ask them a barrage of questions. "Please tell me it is not a bowl." Do you know what the Nitrogen Cycle is?" "Do you have a filter? What kind?" "How often do you replace water?" "How many fish do you have?" etc etc. Then I continue a discussion for about 20 more minutes before I realize I tend to be the only person that cares.
15 gallon long: One betta fish. Still working on it. Will be a planted aquarium.