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post #1 of 12 Old 08-03-2010, 01:15 PM Thread Starter
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Hi, I am very glad I found this site today. I have spent most of my morning reading posts and trying to learn as much as possible. I have had my tank running for about 4 months. I am having a lot of difficulties keeping my fish living tho. I hope to meet some friends on here to help me learn. I believe my tank is about 45 gallons, and I have been so excited to learn about fish keeping. Altho, at this point I'm very discouraged, almost ready to pack it up and get rid of the whole set up! Looking forward to meeting some new people!
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post #2 of 12 Old 08-03-2010, 01:32 PM
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Hi and welcome. Don't give up!
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post #3 of 12 Old 08-03-2010, 01:48 PM
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Welcome to TFK!

I agree, fish keep can be a headache at times, but once you figure it out, it's the best thing in your home!

maybe shoot over to another thread in our salt or freshwater section and decribe you're problem so we can start helping you...

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post #4 of 12 Old 08-03-2010, 06:20 PM
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Hi, and welcome to Tropical Fish Keeping forum.

Yes, like Johnny said, find the appropriate section and post about your problem, with all the collective knowledge we have from thousands of members, we can surely help you solve whatever it is.

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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 #5 of 12 Old 08-04-2010, 02:35 AM
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hello and welcome.
don't give up,the guys here will help you,and you'll be able
to sit back and enjoy your tank.

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 12 Old 08-04-2010, 10:32 AM
start off by learning how many gallon your tank is =) height x lenght x width x 7.48051945

will help you with a lot of things from how much medication to water conditioner to liquid fertalizer and marine salt ( marine tank)

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4x1.5x1.5 planted tetras,harlequins,
otto,WMM,2 types of celebes rainbows,rcs,amano, bamboo,red ramhorns,MTS
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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
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post #7 of 12 Old 08-04-2010, 10:50 AM Thread Starter
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start off by learning how many gallon your tank is =) height x lenght x width x 7.48051945

will help you with a lot of things from how much medication to water conditioner to liquid fertalizer and marine salt ( marine tank)

Hi, Thank you all so much! I measured my tank and it is 48 inches length 13 inches wide, and 20 height. but i'm tried the formula and couldn't get it to work. Thanks
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post #8 of 12 Old 08-04-2010, 10:59 AM
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sounds like its a 55G tank, as most a standard 55G is 48x12x18

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post #9 of 12 Old 08-05-2010, 10:02 PM
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Welcome to TFK, JennJenn83. When I started here I knew NOTHING and thanks to everyone here I learned what I needed to know, and quickly. You'll get on track soon, don't give up, a beautiful tank is just around the corner!

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Welcome to TFK, JennJenn83. When I started here I knew NOTHING and thanks to everyone here I learned what I needed to know, and quickly. You'll get on track soon, don't give up, a beautiful tank is just around the corner!

Thank you so much! The people here seem so nice! I'm very excited to make new friends on here!
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