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post #1 of 10 Old 11-05-2010, 11:52 PM Thread Starter
New to the forum!

Hello everyone,

My name's Alex, and I'm new here.

I've been "officially" keeping fish for over five years now. Of course, in the past I kept Bettas, and Goldfish.

My favorite fish are cichlids, and anything exotic. I like cichlids because of the varieties they can come in, their colorations, as well as their parenting habits.

I currently have an 55 gallon African Cichlid tank. It's a real joy. For substrate I use playsand that can be purchased at most Lowe's or Home Depot's for $3.00-5.00 for a 50 pound bag.

Anyways, enough about me! Hope to meet a lot of new fish keepers!
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post #2 of 10 Old 11-06-2010, 12:55 AM
hi and welcome to the forum =) my name is melissa.i do hope you like it here.

5x2x2 aro,highfin bat,fei feng,ST,albino tinfoil,c.perch
4x1.5x1.5 planted tetras,harlequins,
otto,WMM,2 types of celebes rainbows,rcs,amano, bamboo,red ramhorns,MTS
3.5x2.5x2 flowerhorn,pleco
3x1.5x1.5 russel's lion,blue cleaner,sixline and leopard wrasse,maroon clown pair,green chromis,scorpion,tiger cowrie,turbo,lyretail anthias,jewel,anemone,star polyp,marbled and giant green mushi,zoa
2x1x1 nano sw shrimps
22 May 2012
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post #3 of 10 Old 11-06-2010, 04:40 PM
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Hi Alex, and welcome to Tropical Fish Keeping forum.


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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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post #4 of 10 Old 11-06-2010, 07:19 PM
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welcome to TFK...looking forward to your fish!!!
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post #5 of 10 Old 11-06-2010, 08:24 PM
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Hi Alex,

Welcome to the forum

Animal testing is a terrible idea; they get all nervous and give the wrong answers.
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post #6 of 10 Old 11-06-2010, 11:52 PM
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Another friendly welcome from TFK!

Welcome Alex!

small fry,

FireOasis - 3g
Zachary the Halfmoon Plakat

CichlidHaven - 55g (under construction!)
0.0.7 Black Widow Tetra
1.0.1 Convict Cichlid
0.1.0 Firemouth Cichlid

HermitBase - 10g
Zephus & Monoculus the Purple Pinchers (Coenobita clypeatus)

x1 Convict Cichlid Pair (actively breeding)
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post #7 of 10 Old 11-07-2010, 03:18 PM
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how goes it...glad to have you amongst us...see yah around the forum...

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post #8 of 10 Old 11-07-2010, 05:34 PM
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Hi!Hope you have a good time here!See ya later!
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post #9 of 10 Old 11-20-2010, 05:36 PM
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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 #10 of 10 Old 11-20-2010, 09:25 PM
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Hi Alex, nice to meet you! Do you have any pics of your set up that you can share? Your tank sounds nice and we *love* pics.

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