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post #1 of 10 Old 09-11-2011, 10:00 PM Thread Starter
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Hello everyone. My name is Lonnie and I'm from central Illinois. I have free Golden Twin Bar platies for local pickup. Im new to aquariums but I have always been fascinated with the hobby. I watch my aquarium more than I watch TV. I enjoy meeting new people and I like talking about fish, plants, and aquariums.
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post #2 of 10 Old 09-11-2011, 10:25 PM
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Hello and welcome to TFK It is amazing how lost you can get watching fish. I find myself glancing over at my tanks all the time.
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post #3 of 10 Old 09-11-2011, 10:46 PM Thread Starter
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Hi Barb, what kind of fish do you have?
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post #4 of 10 Old 09-12-2011, 03:58 AM
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Smile Hi Lonnie...

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post #5 of 10 Old 09-12-2011, 10:58 AM
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Hi Barb, what kind of fish do you have?
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LOL I have a mix of different fish, in my 50 gallon I have angels, bolivian ram, black widow tetra, corys, platys, and two rubberlipped plecos. In one of my 20 gallons and 10 gallon I have platy fry that I am growing out. In another 20 gallon I have a pair of pink convicts that just spawned recently, so even more fry. Finally I have a 5 gallon with a betta. What type of fish do you have?
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post #6 of 10 Old 09-12-2011, 02:03 PM
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hello and welcome. :)

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 #7 of 10 Old 09-12-2011, 10:20 PM Thread Starter
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Hi Barb, your fish collection sounds very interesting. I have a ten gallon aquarium with platies and live plants. In the future I would like to have a bigger aquarium with live plants. A Mexico River or an Amazon Biotype Aquarium sounds appealing to me. I want to provide a realistic biosphere for my fish. I am currently reading about plants. I like platies because they are common fish with various color patterns.
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post #8 of 10 Old 09-12-2011, 10:28 PM
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Yes platys are very nice, alot of different variations that are available.
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post #9 of 10 Old 09-13-2011, 08:33 PM Thread Starter
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Im getting the impression that alot of platies are genetic mutts. Some appear to have colors of a certain variety. But others can have a mixture of colors. 'Sports Platies' sporting or showing various color patterns due to unrestricted breeding.
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post #10 of 10 Old 09-18-2011, 06:54 PM
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Welcome to Tropical Fish Keeping forum, and the hobby. Considering much of what one sees on TV these days, watching an aquarium is certainly more relaxing. Unfortunately, I usually fall asleep in front of mine... maybe a less comfy chair.

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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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