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  1. #1

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    because you are going to need it with the new baby - Hockey nut   Thanks for the rep! Sorry about your losses :( - Silbar   I love your new butterfly garden1 - Silbar   Merry Christmas - steeler58   Merry Christmas! - RiversGirl   
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    Good morning,

    I found this community last week when my daughter's Christmas gift fishtank started having problems and we needed answers. My first concern was getting the problems fixed so I spent my time and attention in one thread without exploring around the forums or introducing myself. With the great help, support (my posts felt like half aquarium - half therapy session) and advice, I think (fingers crossed) that the problems are behind us and my daughter can look forward to enjoying a healthy aquarium. So first a thank you to everyone for staying with me and offering your great advice. You gave me information I could use that I didn't find in other resources. THANKS!

    By way of introduction... I'm helping my 9 year old with a 29 gallon aquarium she got for Christmas. Presently she has 3 zebra danios, 1 red wag platy, 1 cory cat and 1 african dwarf frog. Unfortunately over the last week she lost a number of fish and this is what remains. The catfish has spots of ich (treating with higher temps and w/c) and we're really hoping he improves. Naturally we plan to wait until the tank is clear of ich to add any more fish, but eventually we will. My daughter also needs some time -- the losses were difficult for her. Patience is easy too when it's just 18° outside, with 6 inches of snow on the ground.

    We share our home with a rescued Mutt (Rascal) and a 20+ year old Yellow Naped Amazon (Rocky). To walk in our front door now that we added the fishtank, it does indeed look like a small pet shop.

    I'm not familiar with the awards and gifts and other fun amenities on this site (other than facebook I'm not involved in any online communities) but I'll try to catch myself up. It looks like fun, and I'm glad I found this place. I think our fish will be better for it.

    Hello!

  2. #2

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    Here's  to getting well! - Rue   Happy Holidays! - Boundava   A cup of coffee to get your day started. - gadget228   For 10K posts, finally - Slaphppy7   Merry Christmas! - Boundava   
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    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.

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    To new fish! - Slaphppy7   Second round ;) - Slaphppy7   It's a hot toddy. - Taurus   Here's to the "blue ribbon" tetra! - Slaphppy7   Hope you had a happy birthday! We are both March babies :) - discusluv   
    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   Mourning - Anti-Gang - Melanoma - Slaphppy7   

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    Welcome to the forum ;-)
    Perfection is not attainable, but if we chase perfection we can catch excellence.
    Once you learn to quit, it becomes a habit.
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    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
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    Happy Birthday. - gadget228   Have a great Birthday! - discusluv   Happy Birthday ;-) - steeler58   Hope you had a wonderful day. - Taurus   HAPPY BIRTHDAY!!! - Silbar   
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    It is wonderful to have you aboard!

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    Your luck has to get better... - Slaphppy7   positive wishes for your troubled tank! - SeaLady   Flowers to sooth you - lots of stress lately. - DebinWhitmore   You are the cycling queen - Silbar   your right ;-) - AmazonJoe   
    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 - cajunqn81   

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    As you've no doubt already found, the folks here are pretty terrific. I sometimes check in at a couple of other forums, but I never seem to stay very long there. This is the place for me - friendly and helpful. Glad you've found us.

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    to the AC! I'm sorry that you and your daughter had such a rough start but things should go smoother now.
    Sil's 2nd Time Around 75G...Journal
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    RIP Deb, we miss you.

    Real courage is moving forward when the outcome is uncertain~~Fortune Cookie

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    Welcome to AC.

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    Here's to good games tomorrow ;-) - steeler58   Thanks for the rep ;-) - steeler58   My fish say Thank You - KoryKat   Thanks for the Rep ;-) - steeler58   Enjoy your weekend my friend - Taurus   
    Troop and Military Support - Amber Alert - Bladder Cancer - Endometriosis - Equality - Liver Cancer - Liver Disease - Missing Children - POW/MIA - Spina Bifida - Suicide - steeler58   Breast Cancer - Birth Parents - steeler58   Cancer - Epilepsy - Foster Care - Gynecological Cancer - Rett Syndrome - aquariumlover10   Cancer - Epilepsy - Foster Care - Gynecological Cancer - Rett Syndrome - gronlaura   Breast Cancer - Birth Parents - SeaLady   

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    Welcome to the AC.
    10 Gallon Beginner Tank... Journal
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    Welcome to the AC.

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