So why aquaria, I ask this because I want to know why you have chosen aquaria as a hobby/passion and also what past experiences you have encountered keeping aquariums good and bad. Dont forget to add your favourite fish and setup.
Okay I will start first. To be honest I used to think fish were lame untill one day (dont ask why) I bought a 3 Footer. I set it all up in the kitchen, the next day I went to buy a few fish (not knowing about the cycle of course) so natually i went towards the gold fish and just happend to notice the african cichlids IT BEGAN from there on i was obsessed.
The colors, shapes, patterns. I bought 5 assorted cichlids and took them home. After two weeks 2 died. I took in a water sample and found out why, Thats when i discovered the cycle. I cleaned it out and the rest suvived.
The next problem in the novice aquaria handbook was the agression always chasing and nipping. The lfs told me to bring the agressors and trade them for more passive fish, everything was back to normal.
Since the early days (1 and a half years
) it been a smooth ride. I love just watching them they are so calming to watch when they are not killing each other. Since then I have a few more tanks: Discus and your average tropicals. My favourite fish would have to be acei, clown loach, blue dimond discus, yellow lab and lucky last Neolamprologus leleupi. :D