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post #1 of 16 Old 09-05-2010, 07:19 AM Thread Starter
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I have just set up a new aquarium for the first time. I don't have fish yet- just getting the aquarium water ready. My tank in 37 gallons and I plan to add community tropical fish. I am glad I found this site because I want to make sure I set up everything right and plan to use it to log my maintenance and fish.

A little about me- I am a houseparent in PA. I work for a school for children in need and 8-10 children live with me in the school's housing. It's like a cross between being a teacher and a parent. My girls are very excited about the aquarium!

Thank you for all the help on this site and in the forum!

Tracy (zambit)
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post #2 of 16 Old 09-05-2010, 07:29 AM
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Hi Tracy,

Welcome to the forum. I'm sure you and your girls will have endless fun setting up and enjoying your community tank.

We're here to help you along the way.

Animal testing is a terrible idea; they get all nervous and give the wrong answers.
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post #3 of 16 Old 09-05-2010, 07:54 AM
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Welcome to the forum.
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post #4 of 16 Old 09-05-2010, 08:12 AM
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Welcome to the forum! It is always nice to welcome someone new. Are you going to have a planted tank? Real plants in a community tank are absolutely beautiful. Just food for thought. :)
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post #5 of 16 Old 09-05-2010, 08:22 AM
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welcome what a wonderful project... it will be of fun for everyone!
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post #6 of 16 Old 09-05-2010, 09:33 AM Thread Starter
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Thank you for the welcome! I am going to have live plants. I have already added 2 moss balls, some java moss, and 2 other plants that I forgot their names. I think I will get a few more, because it is still a little sparse.
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post #7 of 16 Old 09-05-2010, 10:14 AM
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Can you post a picture of your tank with plants? Maybe someone can help identify the plants you have and suggest some others that will work well for you. Planted tanks are the best, in my opinion. Now that I have one, I won't have another tank with fake plants. Unless I go completely Cichlid someday. Though I think I would still try to work some live plants into that tank as well.
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post #8 of 16 Old 09-05-2010, 11:45 AM
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cool beans

i have three children...two have severe autism...the fish tanks are an awesome outlet for any children...not to mention you....this is the site if you have questions....we got answers.....or opinions anyway....hope you have an informative time the folks here are very nice.....keep us posted and you should have a smooth intro to your new tank...good luck and droope us a line soon...ADIOS....
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post #9 of 16 Old 09-05-2010, 12:24 PM
hi an welcome. i believe every home has to have a community aquarium ^.^

5x2x2 aro,highfin bat,fei feng,ST,albino tinfoil,c.perch
4x1.5x1.5 planted tetras,harlequins,
otto,WMM,2 types of celebes rainbows,rcs,amano, bamboo,red ramhorns,MTS
3.5x2.5x2 flowerhorn,pleco
3x1.5x1.5 russel's lion,blue cleaner,sixline and leopard wrasse,maroon clown pair,green chromis,scorpion,tiger cowrie,turbo,lyretail anthias,jewel,anemone,star polyp,marbled and giant green mushi,zoa
2x1x1 nano sw shrimps
22 May 2012
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post #10 of 16 Old 09-05-2010, 02:49 PM Thread Starter
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Pictures coming soon...
Meanwhile, Question- I got a lovely piece of driftwood from my aquarium store, soaked it and rinsed it before putting it in my tank. Now I know it's driftwoo, but is it really supposed to float? Mine is bobbing away at the top of the tank. Will it eventually get saturated enough to sink to the bottom or do I need to weigh it down?
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