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  1. #41

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    0 Not allowed!
    thank you very much, y'all ^
    *beams*

    I wandered in (oh, who am I kiddin' -- I drove across town, for the sole purpose of going) to the fancy LFS this afternoon.

    They did my water test: Ammonia 0; Nitrite 0; Nitrate 0; pH 7.8
    I specifically questioned the Nitrate, and they are certain.

    I was interested in getting some Red Cherry Shrimp, but they told me my Platys would eat them. I'd not want that -- yikes. So I'll not do RCS. Bummer, yeah.. but my kids have already named our Platys and we really like them. I am sort of one who, once I take on a pet, I very much consider it *mine*. So, my Platys won't be going back (this was an offer) and unless I learn differently, we won't be getting any RCS.


    Saving the best for last: I told them I was ready to purchase my first batch of Neon Tetras. They asked how many I wanted to end up with and advised that I go ahead and get all at once. They are juveniles, and they said my water perimeters looked perfect. I do like that this pretty much guarantees they are all around the same age -- this was actually a concern of mine.

    I bought 18 (they gave me 19) Neon Tetras. I'm so excited! They are beautiful. I hope I did alright by getting them all at once. They acclimated (drip method again) well and seem super happy in their new home.
    40 gal fw: 3 male Platys; 16 Neon Tetras; 9 Cherry Barbs; ~30 Red Cherry Shrimp; an Assassin snail; a Mystery snail
    live plants: 2 Lace Java Fern on dw; a Moss ball; 2 bunches of Java Moss on rocks; some Cladophora algae on dw

  2. #42

    Join Date
    Aug 2012
    Location
    Gods Country
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    I don't like to drink alone..... Cheers - Cliff because they rock! and for showing them to me. - cm12setx Here's to retirement! - Slaphppy7 Thanks for the videos and great advice on restocking my dual 29s! - gronlaura for tirelessly showing beautiful, various fish - RiversGirl 
    T.G.I.F.! - Slaphppy7 TGIF on the 13th with a full moon. - Taurus Spurs! - RiversGirl Here's a get well soon beer, so get well ASAP. - Taurus T.G.I.F.! - Slaphppy7 
    feelin your pain - SeaLady Using up my winnings on my friends! - Compass Beer reduces kidney stones! - Sandz T.G.I.F.! - Slaphppy7 Thx. Have another on me! - pRED 
    Enjoy the 4th brother :-) - Taurus Bleeding blues! - RiversGirl TGIF and here's to the bleeding blues Lee. - Taurus This one's on me.... - Slaphppy7 pizza for all.  I finished my book today!!! - fishmommie 
    Children with Disabilities - Parkinson's Disease - VACTERL - Young Onset Parkinson's Association - steeler1 Childhood Cancer - steeler1 Anti-Tobacco - Colon Cancer - Colorectal Cancer - steeler1 Mourning - Anti-Gang - Melanoma - steeler1 Mourning - Anti-Gang - Melanoma - steeler1 
    Bone Marrow Donation - Childhood Depression - Depression - Environment - Eye Injury Prevention - Glaucoma - Kidney Cancer - Kidney Disease - Kidney Transplantation - Leukemia - Lyme Disease - Mental Retardation - Missing Children - Organ Donation - T - steeler1 Troop and Military Support - Amber Alert - Bladder Cancer - Endometriosis - Equality - Liver Cancer - Liver Disease - Missing Children - POW/MIA - Spina Bifida - Suicide - steeler58 

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    Sounds like you LFS knows what they are doing. Good score on the 19th Neon. When I bought fish from the LFS here the owner would "toss" in a fish once in awile.
    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

  3. #43

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    So... I'm going to ask if this is a common feeling for newbies. Those of you who've been in for a while, perhaps you can try to think back... way back for most perhaps.

    Each and every time (it feels) that I think I've perhaps got a decent grasp of some little aspect in this hobby, it seems as if I turn around and all of a sudden realize: I. Know. Nothing.

    my question is: Does that ever stop happening? Am I just doomed to feel lost forever?

    I'll go console myself now and find peace by watching my tank. That usually works. *smiles*
    40 gal fw: 3 male Platys; 16 Neon Tetras; 9 Cherry Barbs; ~30 Red Cherry Shrimp; an Assassin snail; a Mystery snail
    live plants: 2 Lace Java Fern on dw; a Moss ball; 2 bunches of Java Moss on rocks; some Cladophora algae on dw

  4. #44

    Join Date
    Nov 2012
    Location
    Chattanooga, TN
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    Have another tetra, you need more fish anyway :) - steeler58 Good advice on the Flame tetra, I can't rep you any more, so have a "cherry barb" - steeler58 Now you have 15! - Slaphppy7 T.G.I.F.! - Slaphppy7 Have a Cory!! - steeler58 
    Good Luck - pRED Sorry about the betta - Slaphppy7 to your next Betta - Fishhook Bottoms up! - Slaphppy7 Chin-up - Cliff 
    sorry for your loss. - cm12setx T.G.I.F.! - Slaphppy7 Enjoy the 4th my friend! - Taurus Sharring my winnings - steeler58 Thanks for the rep :) - rebecca_finny 
    for giving a catfish its first taste of human. - cm12setx pizza for all.  I finished my book today!!! - fishmommie For being MOTM - steeler58 looking forward to more rapid river videos - showmebutterfly A little late, but congrats MOTM! - Slaphppy7 

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    3 Not allowed!
    I think what makes a hobby special (any hobby) is the chance to always learn something new. Once you know everything pertaining to a subject, it gets boring. There are people here that know way way way more than I do, but I think they'll agree with me when I say. That'll happen to you for as long as you keep fish. Might not happen as often, but you won't ever get it all figured out. That's a good thing in my opinion.
    Increasing your biodiversity increases your stability.

    You know what this tank needs? ........................ Crypts.

  5. #45

    Join Date
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    Location
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    I don't like to drink alone..... Cheers - Cliff because they rock! and for showing them to me. - cm12setx Here's to retirement! - Slaphppy7 Thanks for the videos and great advice on restocking my dual 29s! - gronlaura for tirelessly showing beautiful, various fish - RiversGirl 
    T.G.I.F.! - Slaphppy7 TGIF on the 13th with a full moon. - Taurus Spurs! - RiversGirl Here's a get well soon beer, so get well ASAP. - Taurus T.G.I.F.! - Slaphppy7 
    feelin your pain - SeaLady Using up my winnings on my friends! - Compass Beer reduces kidney stones! - Sandz T.G.I.F.! - Slaphppy7 Thx. Have another on me! - pRED 
    Enjoy the 4th brother :-) - Taurus Bleeding blues! - RiversGirl TGIF and here's to the bleeding blues Lee. - Taurus This one's on me.... - Slaphppy7 pizza for all.  I finished my book today!!! - fishmommie 
    Children with Disabilities - Parkinson's Disease - VACTERL - Young Onset Parkinson's Association - steeler1 Childhood Cancer - steeler1 Anti-Tobacco - Colon Cancer - Colorectal Cancer - steeler1 Mourning - Anti-Gang - Melanoma - steeler1 Mourning - Anti-Gang - Melanoma - steeler1 
    Bone Marrow Donation - Childhood Depression - Depression - Environment - Eye Injury Prevention - Glaucoma - Kidney Cancer - Kidney Disease - Kidney Transplantation - Leukemia - Lyme Disease - Mental Retardation - Missing Children - Organ Donation - T - steeler1 Troop and Military Support - Amber Alert - Bladder Cancer - Endometriosis - Equality - Liver Cancer - Liver Disease - Missing Children - POW/MIA - Spina Bifida - Suicide - steeler58 

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    2 Not allowed!
    Everytime a perfectly healthy fish dies, I get the same feeling, so no it does not go away, at least for me.
    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

  6. #46

    Join Date
    Oct 2012
    Location
    Northeast Pennsylvania
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    Merry Christmas! - steeler1 Merry Christmas! - fishmommie Merry Xmas! - Sandz Merry Christmas!  Hope you and your family have a great one! - KevinVA Merry Christmas! - Slaphppy7 
    Thank you for the birthday wishes. - mommy1 Thanks for the B-Day wish - Strider199 I can't send you a real one, sorry for your loses - steeler1 Happy belated Birthday. - steeler58 Happy Drink Like a Viking Friday! - KevinVA 
    Happy Easter! - Slaphppy7 Sorry for you loss, wish it was a real one. - steeler58 It's EOTW Beer Time! - KevinVA It's fish flake friday, like the old days!! - steeler58 Beer makes monday not suck so bad.. - Sandz 
    In honor of Steelers 5k posts! - Sandz Couldn't give you rep, yet, but you deserve it with your contributions in the Discus/Angel thread.  Thanks! - KevinVA T.G.I.F.! - Slaphppy7 Just for you being you! - Slaphppy7 pizza for all.  I finished my book today!!! - fishmommie 

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    4 Not allowed!
    Quote Originally Posted by RiversGirl View Post
    So... I'm going to ask if this is a common feeling for newbies. Those of you who've been in for a while, perhaps you can try to think back... way back for most perhaps.

    Each and every time (it feels) that I think I've perhaps got a decent grasp of some little aspect in this hobby, it seems as if I turn around and all of a sudden realize: I. Know. Nothing.

    my question is: Does that ever stop happening? Am I just doomed to feel lost forever?

    I'll go console myself now and find peace by watching my tank. That usually works. *smiles*
    That feeling over times eases a bit as you learn more and more but will never go completely away. Even those who have researched and researched how to set up a tank, what species of fish works best with their water parameters and put in the work to keep the fish thriving will still come up against issues they've never dealt with previously and will have to continue to learn more but that's why this hobby is so addictive!
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  7. #47

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    Looks like a great little tank. :) How are those neons doing?
    75 gallon planted
    5 gallon planted betta
    Lack of planning on your part doesn't justify an emergency on my part.

  8. #48

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    3 Not allowed!
    So y'all say to embrace this feeling... alright. I do see the point about it being ever-interesting. *smiles* Thank y'all for the assurances. I'll just embrace the fact that this new-found hobby is a renewable resource of mental stimulation. *grins*

    AmyLynn ~ Thank you kindly. They are super fun to watch! I was amazed to note that the addition of the Neon school -- which the kids named The Bees -- actually improved the attitude of the bully Platy (son named him Blaster when we first got him. It suits him well.)
    40 gal fw: 3 male Platys; 16 Neon Tetras; 9 Cherry Barbs; ~30 Red Cherry Shrimp; an Assassin snail; a Mystery snail
    live plants: 2 Lace Java Fern on dw; a Moss ball; 2 bunches of Java Moss on rocks; some Cladophora algae on dw

  9. #49

    Join Date
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    Location
    San Joaquin Valley, Ca.
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    I beer for your tear's, LOL! Hope the day gets better - steeler58 Thanks for the rep! - steeler58 Tank looks great, congrats! - Slaphppy7 Here's to a safe delivery!! - steeler58 Congrats!! - Taurus 
    For getting your fish safe and sound! - gronlaura Congrats on the new fish!  well done! - Slaphppy7 It's EOTW Beer Time! - KevinVA Happy Mother's Day! - Slaphppy7 Have a nice Memorial weekend! - steeler58 
    Have a nice Memorial weekend! - steeler58 For hyjacking your thread, but that Matt........ - steeler58 Here's to Marbles Hatchets & RCS! Congrats! - Slaphppy7 To another safe delivery. - steeler58 new fish - cm12setx 
    For the new fish!!  Bottoms up! - gronlaura T.G.I.F.! - Slaphppy7 Thank you! - steeler58 Have a beer to make your day better :) - steeler58 Have a beer to make your day better :) - steeler58 
    Troop and Military Support - Amber Alert - Bladder Cancer - Endometriosis - Equality - Liver Cancer - Liver Disease - Missing Children - POW/MIA - Spina Bifida - Suicide - steeler58 

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    Your tank looks Great! More pictures!

    I think (read that hoping) we'll get to a place where we spend most of our time, enjoying our little sea worlds. With occasional trips to panic-land. With each trip, we'll learn more and maybe the "trips" become further apart. There is always more to learn in a hobby that involves living creatures, because they don't always adhere to our rules.

    We do the best we can and keep the school in session...but in the meantime, ENJOY!! You're doing a good job!

  10. #50

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    I had red cherry shrimp with platys, GBR. And i do not think they were food for the fish. But i might be wrong. I have a EBR with 40? Shrimp and i dont see predation of shrimp.

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