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post #1 of 10 Old 07-12-2010, 09:23 PM Thread Starter
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Hey there

Another 'newbie' saying hey. :) I'm a college student so I don't have too much space in my apartment (nor the budget to fund amazing aquariums!), but I currently have a 10 gallon planted tank set up with 4 Threadfin Rainbows, 2 Otocinclus, a CPD, an Emerald Eye Rasbora (the CPD and the Rasbora are what's left of an old tank) and a ton of Malaysian Trumpet snails. It's my first real planted tank so I'm pretty happy with it so far. :) I also have an almost 2 year old Lorikeet.
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post #2 of 10 Old 07-12-2010, 11:09 PM
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Welcome to TFK, iriskai! Do you have any pics of your tank you can share? How about of your Lorikeet? I'm a sucker for birds. My double yellow head is my avatar, lol.

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post #3 of 10 Old 07-13-2010, 03:50 AM
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Welcome to TFK! Sounds like a very nice tank you've got there! Threadfins are gorgeous fish. Unfortunately, only one of my LFS ever carries them and they never look too healthy. I'd love to see yours!

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post #4 of 10 Old 07-13-2010, 12:21 PM Thread Starter
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I'll have to try to get a video of the Threadfins. I'm horrible at trying to get pictures of them! I tried to get a couple females as well but only males. They're fun little fish! Also keeping my eye out for Pygmy Cories (Habrosus or Hastatus) and Cherry Shrimp. :) I may also 'inherit' my sister's Gold Gourami when she goes to college. My mom doesn't want it and I have room for another aquarium in my apartment.. I think.. lol. If anyone has any suggestions as to tankmates, I started a thread in the Anabantid section.

And here's Kai, my Iris Lorikeet.

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post #5 of 10 Old 07-13-2010, 02:45 PM
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Hello and Welcome to TFK!!!!

nice looking tank and bird you have there!

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post #6 of 10 Old 07-13-2010, 03:18 PM
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Gorgeous tank! Very nicely planted and aquascaped. Your bird is as cute as can be.

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post #7 of 10 Old 07-15-2010, 02:17 AM
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hello and welcome.
beautiful tank,and adorable birdie. :)

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 10 Old 07-15-2010, 03:47 AM
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Welcome. Love your tank. And cute bird.

Kym, I seem to have a case of the giggles. i had a double take moment. I thought you meant you had a two headed bird.

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post #9 of 10 Old 07-22-2010, 11:05 PM
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Hi and welcome to Tropical Fish Keeping forum. And I certainly agree, very nice aquarium and lovely bird.


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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 #10 of 10 Old 07-23-2010, 09:18 AM
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thats def. a nice tank and bird. welcome to the forum.
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