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post #1 of 8 Old 11-05-2011, 07:27 PM Thread Starter
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New to the boards!

Hi there!
I'm new to the boards, and kind of new to the world of aquariums as well. I had a 10 gallon when I was a kid, but my mom mostly took care of it.

I got into this in kind of a weird way; my boyfriend and I got into hermit crabs and we ended up getting too many for the 10 gallon they were living in. We were hunting around for something else to keep some of them in, and I happened to find another 10 gallon tank with a filter (and the remains of the previous occupants, ew) at a garage sale for $10.

Well, the boyfriend ended up building a huge crab habitat, and we were left with two empty tanks.
I came home from work one day to find one of them set up with the filter going, and you can't have an aquarium set up without fish.
We currently have a couple of guppies, a pair of x ray tetras, and two mollies.

The crabs are living happily ever after in their new space, and the second empty tank is now home to two frogs. Those last two are more my boyfriend's doing.

Anyway, that's my little tale, and I'm looking forward to learning more about our fish and aquariums!
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post #2 of 8 Old 11-05-2011, 09:39 PM
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Welcome! Lots of helpful folks here, glad to have you on the forum.

18 species/varieties of fish, 15 species/varieties of plants - The fish are finally ahead of the plants!
*560 gallons (2120 liters) in 5 tanks -> you do the math.
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post #3 of 8 Old 11-05-2011, 11:58 PM
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Welcome Lost. There is lots of information on here to get you pointed in the right direction. If you need anything don't hesitate to ask. Lost of friendly ppl here!
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post #4 of 8 Old 11-06-2011, 04:55 AM
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welcome,hope you'll enjoy it here,and would love to see 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.
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post #5 of 8 Old 11-06-2011, 06:12 AM
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Hello and welcome to TFK

Animal testing is a terrible idea; they get all nervous and give the wrong answers.
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post #6 of 8 Old 11-07-2011, 05:12 PM
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post #7 of 8 Old 11-15-2011, 05:28 PM
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Welcome to Tropical Fish Keeping forum. Any pics of the froggies?


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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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post #8 of 8 Old 11-30-2011, 03:53 PM
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Hi and Welcome to the forum!!!

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