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Old 12-04-2010, 08:07 PM   #1
 
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Hi everyone. I've been introduced to this forum by someone I met in another forum.

Basically, I am not new in this hobby. I started keeping fishes since I was 5 or 6 years old influenced by my late father who was another hobbyist. I skipped the hobby for more than a decade during my college, university and early days of my career. I re-started the hobby after my marriage. So, I have been exposed to fish keeping for almost 20 years but during the early days of fish keeping without internet I had done it improper way too many times.

Now I have 8 tanks. It's an addiction hard to break. I enjoy small fishes and I prefer planted tank. NPT is widely used by me but I also have a tank with ADA Amazonia 2. I have a pretty long list of fishes in groups:

1. kuhli loach
2. black neon tetra
3. cherry barb
4. ember tetra
5. silvertip tetra
6. pristella tetra
7. kribensis
8. swordtail
9. endler
10. platy
11. Siamese Algae Eater
12. Otto
13. lemon tetra
14. harlequin rasbora
15. black phantom tetra (about to give up)
16. bumblebee goby (about to give up)

Hope I did not miss anything.
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Old 12-04-2010, 08:20 PM   #2
 
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Welcome to TFK! You have 8(!) tanks?? Is now a good time to ask for you to share pics of your tanks? We all love pics.
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Old 12-04-2010, 08:47 PM   #3
 
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Quote:
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We all love pics.
Yes we do! The more the merrier!

Why are you giving up black phantom tetras? Just curious. You do know that bumblebee gobys are brackish, right? If you haven't given up on them, now is the time unless you want to setup a brackish tank.

What sizes are the tanks? I am setting up an planted, 55 gallon amazon tank with 6 schools of tetra, a school of hatchetfish (they jump out), and a school of albino corydoras (which will hopefully include my only corydoras I have (if you get corydoras, they have to be in schools), Michael, the corydoras on my new avatar (I decided to get one after 400 post).

Welcome to Tropical Fish Keeping!
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Old 12-04-2010, 11:38 PM   #4
 
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hello

glad you joined us this is a friendly and informative site....your friend did not steer you wrong...see yah around..
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Old 12-05-2010, 09:51 AM   #5
 
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Thanks for welcoming me.

Yes, I know bumblebee gobies are in brackish water. I got bored of the tank I have because there's no light and I cannot plant anything there. I just cannot stand any tank without plants these days. It's so unnatural. You'll probably say, "What's the problem? Get yourself a lighting set!". The problem is my "home minister" (aka wife) has been complaining that my hobby is consuming too much electricity

Why do I get bored with black phantom tetras? They are not as active as lemon tetras (I thought they were). They seem to be loners and chase their own species away. They don't swim around very often. I have bought silvertip tetras and added into the tank with the hope of replacing black phantom tetras. I am pleased with the behaviour of silvertip tetras. They're not as nippy as I thought - obviously not as nasty as serpae tetras and tiger barbs.

Here are my tanks:

- 15 gallon NPT: lemon tetras

- 15 gallon NPT: black phantom tetras & silvertip tetras

- 15 gallon NPT: kribs

- 25 gallon outdoor planted tank: swordtails

- 7 gallon tank: bumblebee gobies

- 4 gallon tank: endlers

- 50 gallon planted tank: cherry barbs, kribs, ottos, black neon tetras, harlequin rasboras, yellow phantom tetras, ember tetras & kuhlii loaches...I know too many species (I adopted too many of them from friends).

- 50 gallon outdoor planted tank: endlers, platies & SAEs

No, latest photos yet. To be honest, most of my tanks look like jungles :)
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Old 12-05-2010, 07:36 PM   #6
 
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Welcome to Troical Fish Keeping forum. Nice you found us via another member.

Byron.
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Old 12-06-2010, 02:27 AM   #7
 
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Just updated the "Aquariums" section by adding some photos of my tanks since I've heard that the folks here love photos :)
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Old 12-06-2010, 09:12 AM   #8
 
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Nice photos!!! And welcome to the forum!!
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Old 12-06-2010, 10:03 AM   #9
 
lovely tanks!
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Old 12-06-2010, 10:39 AM   #10
 
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welcome to TFK..indoor & out door tanks what fun!!!!!Very nice ....
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