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post #1 of 9 Old 01-20-2010, 06:25 PM Thread Starter
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hello everybody.

i've had aquariums since i was a kid, but i'm new to proper fishkeeping. 16 years ago my 10 gal had a relatively large fish- i think it was a jack dempsey, along with a 6in african frog and a +12in pleco. the only equipment was a small air-operated internal canister filter. there was gravel, but there was so much detritus the substrate appeared to be mud. everything was long-lived, but looking back, it was probably a miserable existance. after everything died the aqurium sat, ignored, with the detritus and water still in it for months.

i finally cleaned everything with a brush and peroxide, and refilled it. i made a few mistakes, like using cycle chemicals and adding fish the next day.

now its beautiful, a dozen small java ferns, java moss on rocks and driftwood, and a apon crispus hybrid as a centerpiece. i started with 4 guppies and now i have to give them away.
i look forward to meeting everyone. also, i check this on my phone, so grammar wont be perfect.

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post #2 of 9 Old 01-20-2010, 06:38 PM
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Hello and welcome to the forum!
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post #3 of 9 Old 01-20-2010, 09:50 PM
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Good to know you learned from your mistakes! Welcome to the forum, we will be expecting some pictures :)
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post #4 of 9 Old 01-20-2010, 10:27 PM
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Good to know you learned from your mistakes! Welcome to the forum, we will be expecting some pictures :)
+1 to that...can't wait to see your pix

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post #5 of 9 Old 01-21-2010, 12:00 AM Thread Starter
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+1 to that...can't wait to see your pix
pictures will come when my masterpiece is finished. vallisneria, elodea, hornwort, and bacopa are the ones im leaning towards. might give a picture earlier though to satisfy the masses ;)
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post #6 of 9 Old 01-21-2010, 11:20 AM
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Welcome to the forum, redchigh. Looking forward to viewing the masterpiece. :)

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post #7 of 9 Old 01-21-2010, 11:16 PM
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post #8 of 9 Old 01-22-2010, 11:06 PM
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Welcome to the TFK forums!

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post #9 of 9 Old 01-23-2010, 02:23 PM
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hello and welcome.
hope you enjoy your stay,and yes pics will be great.

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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