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post #1 of 8 Old 12-28-2010, 04:43 PM Thread Starter
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Ah, hello all.

Glad to be aboard. Was heavy into aquariums years ago and now that I have retired (except for working as a wildlife rescue tech) I am again getting back into the hobby. I am just getting started. What triggered the re-start was when I decided to breed mosquito fish during the winter to assure plenty to reintroduce to my koi pond in the spring. This time I'm planning to have several (unknown quantity) of smaller (10 to 20 gals) and concentrate on reaching breeding conditions of some YTBD varities. I am starting with real soil as the sub and have one 20 and two 10 at the present time. My desire is to make them as natural in a self maintianed eco setting as reasonable. .. thus the soil, ours here is black -clay based- loam. so far it seems to work well with the plants and few fish (mosquito as a test control - because I have them).

If any others are out there, I'm a Certified Texas Master Naturalist in the Elm Fork chapter.

Ok, may be the wrong place to ask.. but I haven't seen a better place.. How do I make the forum font larger.. it is on my screen about 1/8" tall and that is mighty small?

Anyway, I'll be monitoring and chiming in breeding, substrates (real soil), and other various topics. Will be telling how my "Real Soil" experiment is coming along. (two 10's are clear as crystal and stable, 20 is too early in cycle to know yet)

Sorry if there are mis-spelled or wrong words as I can bearly see the text to know if they are correct.. having to trust my typing skills.


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post #2 of 8 Old 12-29-2010, 03:15 AM
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hello and warm welcome to you :)
someone will hopefully be along soon to help in the tec stuff.

when you set up a new tank,hide an extra
sponge or two behind some decor,that way you have
something seeded for you next filter.
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post #3 of 8 Old 12-29-2010, 09:43 AM
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Howdy, Welcome to TFK. As far as making the font larger, you can do what I do. Hold down the left control key, and at the same time use your mouse wheel to scroll up or down. Doing this will make your font larger, or smaller, to whatever size you prefer. Doing this works in any application, not just forums.

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post #4 of 8 Old 12-29-2010, 04:00 PM Thread Starter
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Yeah, I understand the mouse wheel thing, but I use a track ball (one in each hand) and don't have a wheel... but, thank you kindly for the come back! I have the font view set as "Largest" but the fourm ware over rides that setting.
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post #5 of 8 Old 12-29-2010, 04:35 PM
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Welcome to the forum!

Colossians 1:17
He is before all things, and in him all things hold together.

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post #6 of 8 Old 12-29-2010, 04:40 PM Thread Starter
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FYI .. for what it is worth.. I am doing better with this forum text wise on Goggle Chrome as a browser. ?? I use several browsers and it seems to do best on here.
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post #7 of 8 Old 01-02-2011, 07:03 PM
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Hello Randy, and welcome to Tropical Fish Keeping forum.


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Vancouver, BC, Canada

The aquarist is one who must learn the ways of the biologist, the chemist, and the veterinarian. [unknown source]

Something we all need to remember: The fish you've acquired was quite happy not being owned by you, minding its own business. If you’re going to take it under your wing then you’re responsible for it. Every aspect of its life is under your control, from water quality and temperature to swimming space. [Nathan Hill in PFK]
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post #8 of 8 Old 01-03-2011, 04:55 PM
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seems you have found the right place for all your fish related questions...many friendly informative peoples here for you to brain pick...see yah around the forum.

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