Thread: New Aquarist from way back.
08-11-2012, 12:54 AM #1
New Aquarist from way back.
Hello everyone. I am a 37 y/o guy that is about to set up a 36 gallon freshwater aquarium with his 13 y/o daughter. I am as confused about aquariums as I am about 13 y/o daughters so any help will be greatly appreciated. Please be patient, as I am sure I will post many stupid questions. I look forward to learning all that I can and contributing when possible.
08-11-2012, 01:00 AM #2
Hey and welcome! I'd love to help with the tank, you're on your own with your daughter lol...
08-11-2012, 01:12 AM #3
Thank you. We are going to pick up the new aquarium Monday. It is an Aqueon 36 gallon bowfront with stand and hood. We have chosen an Aqua Clear power filter for 20-50 gallons, a Top Fin heater rated at 200 watts, a Tetra Whisper 60 air pump as well as a few round airstones by Top Fin and and old school glass thermometer. We haven't decided on our background or our gravel and decorations as of yet. I know that we need a timer and surge protector strip as well as airline, tees and a vacuum and I welcome suggestions. Have I missed anything other than fish food and a net?
08-11-2012, 01:43 AM #4
Welcome to the Family! The AquaClear filters is a great brand selection, I am a Believer in over filtering my Tanks, I would get the AquaClear 70 if it was me
08-11-2012, 02:37 AM #5
Welcome Tate8. Good luck with your new tank.
08-11-2012, 02:58 AM #6
Welcome to our happy placeRoll the Dice!
08-11-2012, 03:28 AM #7
Hello and welcome to the AC. Greatest site there is to learn about the fish and all that goes with it . But like the first responder :can't help ya' with the teenager: good luck and welcome aboard!!!ask ?'s and change some water pair of JD's and loving it.
08-11-2012, 04:02 AM #8
Welcome to the community
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08-11-2012, 08:24 AM #9
Welcome to the AC....
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08-12-2012, 08:16 AM #10
welcome to the ac forumfishguy420