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post #1 of 6 Old 04-21-2011, 01:10 PM Thread Starter
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Hi Everyone.
I'm getting back in to the hobby after 15 years. I see there is alot of new stuff to learn so I might as well call my self new. I'm starting off with a 125 gal. and will probley add more later on. This tank will be for show and I have 8 grandkids that will be helping me. I have been lurking for some time now but hope to get envolved more as time go's. Please forgive the speliing I the worst at it.

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post #2 of 6 Old 04-21-2011, 02:06 PM
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Hi Rick! Welcome to TFK. We are glad you decided to join us and glad you're getting back into the hobby. 8 grandkids to help?? I think I see a bubbling pirate's chest and Diver Dan in your future. That or Nemo's erupting volcano, lol.

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post #3 of 6 Old 04-21-2011, 02:30 PM
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Hi Rick! Welcome to TFK. We are glad you decided to join us and glad you're getting back into the hobby. 8 grandkids to help?? I think I see a bubbling pirate's chest and Diver Dan in your future. That or Nemo's erupting volcano, lol.

crack me up! You are probably right Kymmie.

Rick maybe figure out what you want and let the kids chose from a few items. My 8 year old nephew really loves helping me with the fish thing but I have had to set some limits. I am still paying for his "independent decision" to add Guppies to my tank as a present for me. I had Guppies coming out of my ears in no time. Teaching the kids what is and is not appropriate is the most important and can be so much fun. Fish are a great way to talk about science. It is so educational and fun.

Get some books and look at fish profiles talk about water parameters and appropriate habitat for certain kinds of fish. Adding live plants has been the most fun with my nephew. He likes to decide where in the tank they will go and really... if he picks a wrong plant, who cares. I myself stear him clear of the diver Dan stuff and tell him that is more of a toy for people and the fish are not as excited about it. We jointly decided we wanted the fish to be happy. Good luck to you. :) Can't wait to see the results.
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post #4 of 6 Old 04-22-2011, 07:03 PM
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Hello Rick, and welcome to Tropical Fish Keeping forum, and welcome back to the hobby.

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Something we all need to remember: The fish you've acquired was quite happy not being owned by you, minding its own business. If youíre going to take it under your wing then youíre 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 #5 of 6 Old 04-25-2011, 03:30 PM
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hello and welcome.
what ages of little hands are they lol

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 #6 of 6 Old 04-25-2011, 05:19 PM
Good luck to you and the kids hahaha.. Have fun
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