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post #1 of 23 Old 01-11-2013, 01:32 AM Thread Starter
Thumbs up Hi fellow fish nuts!

I'm returning to aquariums after a 4+ decades hiatus. I am now retired and I needed something to do and be. So I chose tropical tropical fish.

I started with a 29G tank for space and financial reasons - I'm in a 500 to 600 sq. ft. one bedroom apt having downsized from a a 1600 sq. ft. house. I have 2 HOB filters (penguin 200 & Aquaclear 50), crypts, anubias, Java fern, vals, swords (assorted),gravel, heaters, recently replaced Aqueon hood with glass canopy and Dual T5HO fixture.

I'm experimenting with foods,etc. and enjoying every bit of it.

Thanks for listening.
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post #2 of 23 Old 01-11-2013, 05:04 AM
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Yea! More crazy people! Maybe people wont notice how lolo I am if there's more of us huh?

It sounds like you hit the ground running. Any idea what you will stock it with?

Also, WELCOME TO OUR CRAZY CORNER OF THE WEB!
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post #3 of 23 Old 01-11-2013, 05:20 AM
A 30 gallon is a great place to start... I startred with a 10 and 3 moths later got a 20, now i have a 30 setup, now I am setting up a 75... Whats next for my tanks? anyone want to guess? I am geussing a million gallon Orca tank

Sorry if there is spelling and grammer mistakes above. I am not good with either.
If you have fish or plants you need to get rid of pm me I am always looking for more.
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post #4 of 23 Old 01-11-2013, 06:30 AM
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Hello and welcome to the forum

I can't think of a better retirement hobby :)

Animal testing is a terrible idea; they get all nervous and give the wrong answers.
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post #5 of 23 Old 01-11-2013, 06:35 AM
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hello and welcome.
i'm not crazy it's all you lot

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 23 Old 01-11-2013, 07:55 AM
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Welcome back - I had a similar gap in tropcial fish keeping, and you'll be surprised how much more is known now about water conditions etc. and the ability to monitor and adjust. What I've found is you can go as deep as you want iin understanding the chemistry and biology of the tank. Much less guess work now on how to respond to fish that are not thriving. Have fun!
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post #7 of 23 Old 01-11-2013, 08:31 AM
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Hello and welcome to the forum

I can't think of a better retirement hobby :)
with animal testing they injected cat fetuses with jellyfish genes to do disease research and the result was glow in the dark kittens i want a red one and a green one lol but it`s true and also sad
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post #8 of 23 Old 01-11-2013, 08:33 AM
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Yea! More crazy people! Maybe people wont notice how lolo I am if there's more of us huh?

It sounds like you hit the ground running. Any idea what you will stock it with?

Also, WELCOME TO OUR CRAZY CORNER OF THE WEB!
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hahaha I am scottesh in ancestry so dont talk about crazy to me util you have seen me lol
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post #10 of 23 Old 01-11-2013, 08:39 AM
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Welcome to the site and back to the hobby ! It really is a wonderful way to spend your creative and animal loving energy. Have fun and good luck.

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