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  1. #1

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    Hi everyone!

    I'm Kate, I live in Virginia (Hampton Roads area), and I got bitten by the fish bug a couple months ago. I've had other animals, but fish are completely new to me, so it's been with a lot of reading on this forum (and some others) that I've managed to get my girls this far.

    I have 3 female bettas in a 10 gal. I've had all three together for 5 weeks (there were originally 4, one was never healthy and didn't make it). I just got, yesterday, a fourth female who is temporarily in a 5.5 gal (filtered with a spare taken out of the 10g). I should be getting some RCS soon, to take over in the 5.5g. And each tank has a couple of low-light live plants.

    But, like I said, I'm completely new to this, so don't be surprised to get questions about bettas, shrimp, and plants!



    Thanks in advance - Kate
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    to the AC...

    Nice looking tanks.
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    Welcome to the Fabulous AC!

    Kudos for taking the time to research!
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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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    Welcome to the AC! Well for a beginner you set up your tanks like a pro, really pretty.
    I also started with a 10 gallon, but after a while you want more. I have now only after 1 1/2 years a five gallon (Montezuma - male Betta), a 10 gallon with a couple of Honey Gouramis, 4 Otos, a 29 gallon with Albino Corys, one Bulldog Pleco, Neons, Glolights Tetras and Swordtails, a 55 gallon with 2 Pearl Gouramis, Swordtails, more Corys and 6 Clown Loaches and a Common Pleco (they move soon in my new 125 gallon.

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    Thanks guys!

    After I first set up the 10g, I had to keep looking at the tank pics I see on here for ideas, 'cause mine didn't look so smashing - I'm glad you like the result.

    Oh, yeah, I'm resisting tank expansion... but I'm not sure how long that will last!

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    It does get tempting to get another larger tank.
    26 gallon- 1 Clown Pleco, 3 Rummy-nose Tetras
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    Welcome to AC! Nice looking tanks.

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    Hello and welcome to the AC!
    55 gallon - goldfish tank - 1 black moor (Teppic); 1 black & gold telescope eye (Angua); 1 panda butterfly tail (Twoflower)
    40 gallon - planted SE asian biotope - 12 harlequin rasbora (10 more in QT)
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