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post #1 of 8 Old 12-05-2010, 09:27 PM Thread Starter
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I just recently found this forum - what a great community. I live in Central PA and our best local fish shop closed recently - we lost a wonderful resource. I started with a 1 gallon Betta tank and now have five smaller tanks - just bought a 14 gallon so at this point I can't deny that I'm hooked Looking forward to sharing info and seeing lots of great aquarium/fish photos.

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post #2 of 8 Old 12-05-2010, 09:52 PM
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Welcome to the Forum!

Since you like bettas you can also use your username and password on Bettafish.com, a branch of Tropical Fish Keeping that focuses specifically on bettas! Glad to have another member on the forum!

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0.0.7 Black Widow Tetra
1.0.1 Convict Cichlid
0.1.0 Firemouth Cichlid

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x1 Convict Cichlid Pair (actively breeding)
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post #3 of 8 Old 12-05-2010, 09:55 PM
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Hi Carla, welcome to TFK!

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post #4 of 8 Old 12-06-2010, 12:27 AM
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Hi and welcome. I saw on another post that you have cory habrosus. So do I! I looked for photos of your sparkling gourami tank but they aren't up (yet?) I'd love to see photos.
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post #5 of 8 Old 12-06-2010, 09:16 PM Thread Starter
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Hi -

Thanks for the welcomes. I have to figure out how to take good pictures of my tanks without getting glare. The sparkling gourami/cory (C. pygmaeus) tank still has a lot of tannins from the driftwood (which was boiled and soaked) so the water is a bit dark although they don't seem to mind it. I also have natural colored gravel so the corys blend in pretty well. The gouramis definitely will be easier to see in a photo. I've thought of ordering some Seachem Purigen to clear the water but am not sure if that is the best for the fish.

I'll definitely check out the Betta forum. I've had Warren for almost a year - so far he is healthy and happy (builds a bubble nest from time to time) - he is on my desk as work and watching him is really relaxing when I'm having a busy day.


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post #6 of 8 Old 12-07-2010, 12:18 AM
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hello....this is a friendly and informative site...soooo welcome to the forum and i will be seeing you around...

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post #7 of 8 Old 12-08-2010, 07:10 PM
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Hi Carla, and welcome to Tropical Fish Keeping forum.


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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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post #8 of 8 Old 12-09-2010, 09:27 AM
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Hello and Welcome! another addict haha, yay

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