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post #1 of 5 Old 12-23-2011, 01:16 AM Thread Starter
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My First Tank...

Well I am 19 and I work at a fish/small animal store in my town. My dad used to help run a saltwater fish store when I was little and we lived in south Florida. We had many tanks in our house back then. lol Now we live in northern Michigan (going on 8 years now) and I just started working at this fish store about 2 months ago. I'm trying my hardest to learn more about the fish now that I'm older and can actually understand! I am more of a small animal person. We own 5 dogs, 3 cats and I raise and show rabbits so I have about 16 right now. Also two 6 year old goldfish. <3 I am also a new lover of reptiles! I have a bearded dragon and my dad just bought a panther chameleon. Right now we have a little saltwater tank with a maroon clown and a lawnmower blenny. My dad is probably going to be buying a much bigger one soon... he's caught the saltwater bug again.

Anyways, the owners of the store gave me an early Christmas present! I have a new 10 gallon tank with gravel and a filter. I am going to let it cycle, but I need to choose my future fish! This will be the first tank of my very own, so I might be posting some questions.


Yes, I do have a great love for fancy guppies.

oOoOoOo~just keep swimming~oOoOoOo
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post #2 of 5 Old 12-23-2011, 07:20 AM
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Hello Briana and welcome to the forum

It's great that you're able to be working at a pet store at the same time you're setting up a tank of your own.

Good luck and keep us posted.

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post #3 of 5 Old 12-27-2011, 10:09 AM
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hello and welcome.

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 #4 of 5 Old 12-27-2011, 09:29 PM Thread Starter
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thanks everyone :D can't wait to get my tank set up =P

oOoOoOo~just keep swimming~oOoOoOo
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post #5 of 5 Old 01-03-2012, 04:20 PM
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Hi Briana, and 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 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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