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post #1 of 9 Old 08-12-2011, 03:46 AM Thread Starter
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hi im new :)

hello there! my name is benny and i created an account on the forums because i just got into fish keeping and i would like to meet other people with the same interest. i have a 5gal tank with 4 zebra danios and 4 ghost shrimps ( i may add more shrimps). a small little tank for my room but i love taking care of it! i will eventually upgrade in the future but for now this tank of fish will be like my children! thats just a little bit about my aquarium and nice to meet you guys!
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post #2 of 9 Old 08-12-2011, 05:57 AM
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Hi Benny,

Welcome to TFK We're glad you found us.

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post #3 of 9 Old 08-12-2011, 11:12 AM
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Hello and welcome to TFK
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post #4 of 9 Old 08-12-2011, 11:07 PM
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Hi benny...

Welcome to the forum, I hope you enjoy it here!
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post #5 of 9 Old 08-13-2011, 03:45 AM
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Hi Benny! Welcome to TFK. Yes you are going to need a bigger tank at some point... those Zebra Danios are going to get to 2 inches long and will need more room to swim. They are fast swimmers and need the room of something min 24 inches long which I think is a 20 Gal.....A 5 Gal is better for one Betta. Or more shrimps.
Click on the links along the top of the page, Tropical Fish Profiles, and then type in Danio. Lots of info there on Zebra Danios.
And if you are like most of us in here, you will be constantly on the hunt for the next tank. lol. It's kind of addicting.

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post #6 of 9 Old 08-14-2011, 03:52 PM
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Hi Benny, welcome to Tropical Fish Keeping forum.


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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 youíre going to take it under your wing then youíre 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 #7 of 9 Old 08-14-2011, 05:23 PM
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Hi Benny, welcome and happy fish keeping
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post #8 of 9 Old 08-15-2011, 01:41 PM
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hi there,hope you'll enjoy yourself here with us.

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 #9 of 9 Old 08-19-2011, 04:03 PM Thread Starter
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thanks for the welcoming posts! i am sad to say that one ghost shrimp died :( i do not know why it died...
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