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post #1 of 9 Old 06-17-2010, 06:24 AM Thread Starter
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An introduction :)

Hey all! Thought I would introduce myself. I am an animal nut - I have dogs, birds (a few of my parrots are hand tame and talk etc) and fish tanks of various sizes all over the house! lol Oh, not to mention the chickens. I'm not new to fish - I grew up with animals, good ole goldfish included. I have since branched out, however!

So here is my current collection of fish -

40 gal community with platies, mollies, guppies, black widow tetras, a BN catfish and.....wait for it......fantail goldfish!!!!!!!! I know, I know - many of you will say that it's a big no-no. But honestly, I have never done anything by the book. I haven't done this without a lot of thought and research. And yes, I put in a lot of work to keep things like water quality where it needs to be! It's really quite amazing - my fantails are happy being with the others, and the guppies actually play with the fantails! I haven't lost ANY of them. And my tank has been like this for some time now. :) So it IS possible - it just takes more work.

I have also spent a lot of time on the aquascaping to make sure everyone is happy and healthy. I have rock, planted driftwood, fake plants and real plants. I'm going to attempt to get some good photos of it.

I also have a 5 gal with my crowntail betta and some neon tetras. And another 5 gal with chinese algae eaters (always wanted to do a species tank!). My daughter has a 2 gal with HER crowntail betta.

My female platies, mollies and guppies are expecting (of course! lol) so we shall see what comes of it. I'm going to leave things be and if some survive, cool. If not, oh well. (I'm actually kidding myself - I hate losing animals, even wild mice! LOL)

Look forward to sharing this wonderful fishy addiction with everyone!


Ah, the serenity......nothing more relaxing or beautiful to look at than fish gliding around their tank......
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post #2 of 9 Old 06-17-2010, 11:35 AM
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Hi there, welcome to the forum! You sure do have lots of animals. Looking forward to pics, do you have any you can post and share? We all love pictures!

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post #3 of 9 Old 06-17-2010, 11:55 AM
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here?? people like pix?!?!/ Aunt Kymmie what are you talking about? LOL
Welcome she is right there those members who are addicted to Pix (UH COUGH Aunt Kymmie) and they will be very persistent over this fact ...
so again welcome and we look forward to seeing your pix

Back in the Game!!! Live Bearers in a 40 Breeder
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post #4 of 9 Old 06-17-2010, 02:47 PM
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Hello and welcome.

Sounds like you have your hands full with all those animals :)

Animal testing is a terrible idea; they get all nervous and give the wrong answers.
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post #5 of 9 Old 06-17-2010, 04:34 PM
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hello and welcome.
i hope you'll enjoy your time here.

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 9 Old 06-17-2010, 07:05 PM
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Hi and welcome to the forum!!!

10 gallon
4 juli cory

1 5 gallon empty tank
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post #7 of 9 Old 06-18-2010, 03:11 AM
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Hello and welcome to TFK!

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post #8 of 9 Old 06-18-2010, 11:16 PM
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Howdy! and Welcome!!

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post #9 of 9 Old 06-20-2010, 03:03 PM
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Hello, and welcome to Tropical Fish Keeping forum.


Byron Hosking, BMus, MA
Vancouver, BC, Canada

The aquarist is one who must learn the ways of the biologist, the chemist, and the veterinarian. [unknown source]

Something we all need to remember: The fish you've acquired was quite happy not being owned by you, minding its own business. If you’re going to take it under your wing then you’re 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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