Thread: Getting back into this hobby
07-27-2014, 10:04 PM #1Junior Member Guppy
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- Jul 2014
- Bend, Oregon, USA
Getting back into this hobby
Wow how things have changed!! We had an Tiger Oscar for 7 years. When he passed we gave all our aquarium stuff to my in-laws. But we have recently got a 65 gallon tank and stand for free. Yes, have tested the tank for leaks. Painting the stand a cream color, and waiting to set it up until we paint the living room. Was going to go with an underground filter again, but see that is not the way to go. Have 2 hydro IV sponge filters with power heads and a aqueon HOB coming from Amazon. Was wondering what to use as a substrate though. Sand or gravel? We are planning on getting 2 piranhas and some tetras and wanting to have live plants. Thanks for your help.
07-27-2014, 10:07 PM #2
Hi and welcome. Hope to see you around a lot.Do as I say. Not as I do.
07-27-2014, 11:02 PM #3
Welcome to the forum
I would suggest a plant based substrate, like Eco complete.
Are piranhas plant safe ?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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07-28-2014, 01:02 AM #4
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07-28-2014, 01:42 AM #5
Hi welcome to ac. Your plans sound neat.Fishes go "pook pook"
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07-28-2014, 02:46 AM #6
Hello! Welcome back into the fold!
07-28-2014, 08:33 AM #7
Welcome to the AC :)
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07-28-2014, 09:44 AM #8
Welcome to the AC....
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07-28-2014, 09:54 AM #9
Welcome to the AC.
I dont know anything about piranhas but arent they schooling fish?
This thread will be awesome :DWhen everything goes without a hitch its only then do you realize something is wrong
07-28-2014, 10:58 AM #10
Hello hello! Welcome to the forum! This will be interesting. Not too many piranha keepers here.Increasing your biodiversity increases your stability.
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