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post #1 of 15 Old 10-28-2011, 10:56 AM Thread Starter
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Hey everyone, I am brand new to the whole fish keeping hobby. My girlfriend wanted me to get her a fish and not until i bought and put together the 10 gallon freshwater aquarium did she mention she just wanted a little goldfish in a bowl. But the tank is 3 days old now and I have learned so much through reading all these forums and asking the stupid duh questions. I look forward to interacting here with everyone.
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post #2 of 15 Old 10-28-2011, 05:09 PM
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Well, you see, she is from Venus and you are from Mars, so naturally there's going to be some communication issues......

So, put a few fancy goldfish in the 10 gal. tank, give them cute names, and she will love you forever :)
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post #3 of 15 Old 10-28-2011, 07:38 PM Thread Starter
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We did something close to that we put 2 guppies, one named turtle the other fin, a molly named spot, a danio named squirt, and a skirted tetra named daisy. She is quite happy and I am trying to monitor the tank cycle closely because it was not until after i started the tank on tuesday that I found out about the tank cycle. So basically if one of the fish dies she would start crying lol.
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post #4 of 15 Old 10-30-2011, 12:30 AM
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Good luck. I am hoping my guppies and goldfish make it through the cycle. I found out about it after I added them slowly to the tank. I will know is a few days.
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post #5 of 15 Old 11-01-2011, 05:20 PM
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hello and welcome.
hope you find out all the information you'll need. :)

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 15 Old 11-01-2011, 06:51 PM Thread Starter
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Thank you everyone for the warm welcome my tank is now a week and a day old and it is getting better as time goes, the cycle is still only on the ammonia spike though
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post #7 of 15 Old 11-02-2011, 05:18 AM
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don't forget,if you have any friends/relatives with tropical tanks you can always
ask for some of their filter media to help yours along. :)

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 #8 of 15 Old 11-02-2011, 06:54 AM Thread Starter
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Friend has a big reefer tank that is all
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post #9 of 15 Old 11-02-2011, 02:14 PM
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oh thats sort of shame then,well guess you'll get there soon anyways. :)

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 #10 of 15 Old 11-02-2011, 02:16 PM Thread Starter
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The ammonia is spiking but the nitrites just are not budging it has only been 9 days though so we will see, it is a small 10 gallon tank so i figured it would not take the full 6-8 weeks that others project
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