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post #1 of 8 Old 01-29-2009, 01:43 AM Thread Starter
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New to aquariums and fish!

Hello everyone, My name is Chris, I'm 18 years old and have had an interest in getting an aquarium for a long time. When i was a lot younger my dad had a 55 gallon and for the last couple months I've wanted to get a tank for my bedroom. First i was looking at just getting a 5 gallon and a betta but then i wanted to step it up and at least be able to have a few fish in a tank. My dad and I struck a deal and he's willing to help me set up a 12 gallon being that i don't really have room for anything larger. It took me awhile to find what has seemed like a well established friendly community that I can hopefully get as much help and suggestions from before i go out and buy my tank and I'll especially need help with a fishless cycle as i don't want to use fish to do it :(

Just for further information the 12 gallon i was looking at is an Eclipse system from petsmart.
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post #2 of 8 Old 01-29-2009, 01:52 AM
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welcome to the forum.

i suggest taking a look on as im sure you can find a used tank for a fraction of the price. its great you already know about fishless cycling and that youve came for help BEFORE purchasing. feel free to ask any questions you have.
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post #3 of 8 Old 01-29-2009, 07:09 AM
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Hello Guber!
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post #4 of 8 Old 01-29-2009, 06:23 PM
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Welcome to the forum Guber!

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post #5 of 8 Old 01-29-2009, 08:50 PM
Hello and welcome to FishForum.
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post #6 of 8 Old 01-30-2009, 03:59 PM
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hello and welcome,enjoy joining in with us all. :)

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 #7 of 8 Old 01-31-2009, 11:52 AM
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Welcome to the forum! You'll find that this is a great place to have all of your aquarium-related questions answered.

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post #8 of 8 Old 02-09-2009, 01:13 PM
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