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post #1 of 9 Old 10-18-2010, 08:06 PM Thread Starter
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Well I decided it was time to join an aquarium forum seeing as I'm a member in a forum about every other aspect of my life, my Car, Truck, Droid, and many other miscellaneous hobbies, so an aquarium forum was only natural. After all, I was getting really tired of sifting through google for answers to questions that only truly experienced people could answer.

Current set ups:
  • 5 gallon Marineland Hex with a comet goldfish and a common. Both about 1.5" in length at 2 years old. Lightly planted with a couple hardy moneywort and a red lilly. Yes, I am forever doing water changes to keep it clear.

  • 10 gallon with Marineland Penguin 100 Filter, Marineland Stealth Pro heater, and Hagen Power-Glo lighting, 6 neon tetras, and 4 red minor tetra, moderately planted so far.
How I started:
I remember as a kid my dad had an amazing tank which I presume was about 35 gallons with a few angel's and other assorted tropicals, though they all died abruptly and he never restarted it. Other than that I never had any pet growing up. Now, some 15yrs later, my girlfriend got me 2 goldfish a sort of a joke for my birthday and I got hooked on fish keeping.
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post #2 of 9 Old 10-18-2010, 08:13 PM
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Hi there Biemowo,

Welcome to the forum/addiction. I started out with a 45 gallon hex that my bf bought for x-mas and am now suffering from MTS (multiple tank syndrome). I've got a 75 gallon community, 10 gallon betta, 5 gallon betta, and 5 - 2.5 gallon betta tanks. The 45 will be set back up when we build a family room this winter.

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post #3 of 9 Old 10-18-2010, 08:35 PM
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Hey, Welcome to the forum, looking forward to seeing you around.
I also have MTS, I started with a little 2.5 my girlfriend used to have as a child. I now have a 30 gallon cichlid, a 30 gallon semi aggressive, am working on a 30 gallon community. a ten gallon planted a 20 gallon cichlid grow out and a bunch of other little tanks with stuff in it. The fish are taking over the house so watch out for it. :p Ohhh and my girlfriend and I have decided to try to breed bettas :p that will be a lovely undertaking with a whole bunch of little tanks sitting around the house.
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post #4 of 9 Old 10-18-2010, 08:55 PM
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Welcome. Yes, you've got to watch for MTS. There are a lot of sufferers on here. First one tank, then another, then....
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post #5 of 9 Old 10-18-2010, 10:27 PM Thread Starter
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Yeah I've had to talk myself out of getting a 20gallon-long tank...I have to have self control seeing as I live in a dorm room and its hard enough to maintain these two.
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post #6 of 9 Old 10-18-2010, 10:33 PM
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Welsome to TFK, Biemowo. I, too, also started out with a Marineland 6gl tank, and now have five tanks set up, two gl, one 10gl long, a 75gl and my pride and joy, my 100gl Discus tank. All my tanks are planted, except the 10gl which serves as a Hospital/QT tank. Consider yourself warned...LOL.
We are really glad you joined us.

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post #7 of 9 Old 10-19-2010, 04:32 PM
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hello and welcome.
hope you'll be very happy 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 #8 of 9 Old 10-19-2010, 08:56 PM
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this is one of the friendliest and informitive sites out there ....glad you joined us...have you tried any shrimps they dont need alot of space...see yah around..ADIOS...

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post #9 of 9 Old 10-28-2010, 05:41 PM
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Hi, 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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