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Old 03-14-2014, 06:01 PM   #1
 
Hello to the forum

Hello, My name is Bob, and I am a Grandfather with two little angels that spend a lot of time at my house. I am interested in starting a aquarium here for them. I need a lot of help as all of my previous attempts have ended in failure. I am looking forward to gleaning the wealth of information from here in order to be successful. Thank you in advance, now I will go get started!
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Old 03-14-2014, 06:54 PM   #2
 
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Hello Bob

Welcome to the forum. How exciting that you're going to start a tank for you grandkids! If you haven't read it already, here's a link to get you started on your cycle. It's a bit of a read but well worth it for success in keeping fish long term.

A Beginner's Guide to the Freshwater Aquarium Cycle


Any idea what size tank you'll be getting and what type of fish you'd like to have?
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Old 03-14-2014, 10:48 PM   #3
 
im a fish lover and dog lover i have both so hello
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Old 03-14-2014, 11:59 PM   #4
 
I have not decided yet. I am leaning towards the new Aquafarm by Back to the Roots. Sold by Amazon and Petco. It is only 3 gallons but I'm intrigued by it because you use the water in the tank to supply nutrients to planting pots on top that can be seeded with grasses and herbs like basel. I know it will be a one fish tank because of the size but they also want to grow plants. I am leaning towards a Betta fish. If I have good luck with this one, then I will get a larger one down the line.
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Old 03-15-2014, 07:37 AM   #5
 
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hi there and warm welcome to you and your grandchildren.
i have 5 grandchildren right now,all of them love to watch the fish.
and i've spent long cuddles getting them off to sleep while
they watch the fish….not so much now as the eldest is 8 now lol
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Old 03-15-2014, 02:42 PM   #6
 
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Welcome! And is it not kind of cool that 2 Bob's used the same Title in this thread?
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Old 03-15-2014, 04:29 PM   #7
 
I like the name Bob because no matter how much I've had to drink, I can still spell it backwards,
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Old 03-15-2014, 04:30 PM   #8
 
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I like the name Bob because no matter how much I've had to drink, I can still spell it backwards,
Me too!!!!
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Old 03-15-2014, 05:49 PM   #9
 
Welcome,just let me say that your chances for success will increase with a larger tank . A 3 gallon tank lives little margin for error. For me,a 20 gallon long would be a better choice,more options,more stability and if you go low tech not that much more money.Good Luck
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