I'm new! - Tropical Fish Keeping - Aquarium fish care and resources
Reply
 
LinkBack Thread Tools
post #1 of 15 Old 03-13-2010, 09:53 PM Thread Starter
New Member
 
I'm new!

Hi!

I'm a biology student in SE Wisconsin. Feel free to call me Sam if you want, though I'm likely to respond to my username, "hey you" or any variation thereof. I'm not all that new to aquaria, having kept one for a while several years ago and just starting one last April. My current setup is a 20 gal tropical tank (hoping to upgrade to a 27 gal hex tank and a 10 gal briny tank soon...) with 4 danios, 4 neon tetras, 2 celebes rainbows, 1 gold two-bar platy, a ghost shrimp, an algae eater and a bumblebee goby. I'm mostly here for advice, though it's always nice to meet other people in the hobby.

I'm also a beginner herp hobbyist, having a sole bearded dragon (Wally, who is 11 months) and hoping for a couple more (snake or a frilled dragon) soonish. I work as a lab assistant in an environmental toxicology lab on the Lake using mostly zebrafish/danios. I'm also a SCUBA diver.

Yeah...that was a really scattered intro, but hopefully it made some semblance of sense.

Sam
YellowOctopus is offline  
Sponsored Links
Advertisement
 
post #2 of 15 Old 03-13-2010, 10:09 PM
New Member
 
CSFishtank546's Avatar
 
Fresh water right? I only have a 10 gallon tank which is annoying since I want to keep lots of types of fish. How often do you clean your tank? I am fairly new to fishkeeping and everyone says something different!
CSFishtank546 is offline  
post #3 of 15 Old 03-13-2010, 10:13 PM
TFK Moderator
 
Romad's Avatar
 
Hello and welcome to the forum. What an interesting job you have :)

Animal testing is a terrible idea; they get all nervous and give the wrong answers.
Romad is offline  
post #4 of 15 Old 03-13-2010, 10:17 PM Thread Starter
New Member
 
Quote:
Originally Posted by CSFishtank546 View Post
Fresh water right? I only have a 10 gallon tank which is annoying since I want to keep lots of types of fish. How often do you clean your tank? I am fairly new to fishkeeping and everyone says something different!
I'd say do a 1 gallon change once a week. You should search the forums for second opinions, though.
YellowOctopus is offline  
post #5 of 15 Old 03-13-2010, 10:58 PM
Gold Member
 
aunt kymmie's Avatar
 
Welcome to TFK, Sam. We're glad you decided to join us. I also dive. Where do you usually dive? :)

If you don't stand up for something you'll fall for anything...
aunt kymmie is offline  
post #6 of 15 Old 03-14-2010, 12:21 AM Thread Starter
New Member
 
Quote:
Originally Posted by aunt kymmie View Post
Welcome to TFK, Sam. We're glad you decided to join us. I also dive. Where do you usually dive? :)
Thanks!

Haha, actually, I mostly volunteer with a local aquarium cleaning the tanks and waving to crowds. It's fun. There's not much good but cheap diving around here, unfortunately. You?
YellowOctopus is offline  
post #7 of 15 Old 03-14-2010, 05:27 AM
Member
 
willow's Avatar
 
hello and welcome.
i hope you will be very happy here with us,
i love the sound of your job.
i have bearded dragon too,hope you'll be able
to show some pictures :)

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.
willow is offline  
post #8 of 15 Old 03-14-2010, 10:15 AM
Member
 
Twistersmom's Avatar
 
Hey you!
Welcome to the forum Sam!
Twistersmom is offline  
post #9 of 15 Old 03-16-2010, 04:17 AM
Member
 
iamntbatman's Avatar
 
Welcome to the forum! Hope you like it here.

4 8 15 16 23 42
iamntbatman is offline  
post #10 of 15 Old 03-16-2010, 01:14 PM
Gold Member
 
aunt kymmie's Avatar
 
Quote:
Originally Posted by YellowOctopus View Post
Thanks!

Haha, actually, I mostly volunteer with a local aquarium cleaning the tanks and waving to crowds. It's fun. There's not much good but cheap diving around here, unfortunately. You?
The diving off of the California coast (where I live) is a little boring (and cold!), especially after having been in the waters off of the Hawaiian Islands, The Florida Keys, Tahiti, Mexico and Costa Rica.
If I could afford it I'd do yearly dive trips in far away places where it was warm, tropical and exotic. :)

So, are you diving in these tanks while you're waving to crowds? Sounds fun!

If you don't stand up for something you'll fall for anything...
aunt kymmie is offline  
Reply

Thread Tools
Show Printable Version Show Printable Version
Email this Page Email this Page



Posting Rules  
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are On
Pingbacks are On
Refbacks are On

 
For the best viewing experience please update your browser to Google Chrome