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post #1 of 6 Old 01-05-2012, 01:27 PM Thread Starter
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Hi There

Hi my name is Bob and I am totally new to aquariums. The gradkids and I thought it would be a great project for the three of us. I look forward to discussing on the forums and learning all bout keeping fish. My grand kids are 6 and 7 and so I beleive it will also be a great experience for them.
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post #2 of 6 Old 01-06-2012, 12:49 PM
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Welcome to TFK
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post #3 of 6 Old 01-06-2012, 04:34 PM
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you sound like a great grand dad, bob, some lucky grand kids you have there.

a great start may be to look into "fishless cycling" before getting any fish.

welcome to the forum!
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post #4 of 6 Old 01-06-2012, 05:31 PM Thread Starter
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Thanks Joey.

I am going through the process of a fishless cycle right now even though we are just learning what that actually means. saturday we are gettign three fish to put in the tank so we will have to see how that goes. Kids are really into it which is good.
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post #5 of 6 Old 01-06-2012, 06:42 PM
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Welcome bob, take a look at this article about cycling should help out a bunch, you defiantly don't want to add any fish until your done, and your only done when your tests come out right! http://www.tropicalfishkeeping.com/f...m-cycle-38617/
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post #6 of 6 Old 01-14-2012, 01:36 PM
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hello and welcome to you and the grandchildren.

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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