New to site and new to aquariums!
Tropical Fish

Tropical Fish Keeping - Aquarium fish care and resources » Welcome to Tropical Fish Keeping » Introduce Yourself » New to site and new to aquariums!

New to site and new to aquariums!

This is a discussion on New to site and new to aquariums! within the Introduce Yourself forums, part of the Welcome to Tropical Fish Keeping category; --> Hey all, I'm new to the forum and aquariums and have been reading and planning a 29 or 40 gallon freshwater tank to be ...

Reply
LinkBack Thread Tools vBmenu Seperating Image Search this Thread vBmenu Seperating Image
New to site and new to aquariums!
Old 04-24-2012, 12:07 AM   #1
 
New to site and new to aquariums!

Hey all,
I'm new to the forum and aquariums and have been reading and planning a 29 or 40 gallon freshwater tank to be set up in a couple weeks once i get everything straight. I'm not completely new to aquatic life as my house has a pond and waterfalls with koi and some kind of guppy that was introduced by mosquito control (terrible choice, my koi can't breed now since the guppies eat the eggs) and multiple plants as well like hyacinths and multiple types of water lily. In my researching so far I've found that there's a great amount of things to consider that haven't been a problem with the pond (never tested the water or ever had to in its ten plus years) and am very ready to try out this new aspect of the hobby! I'll have lots of questions soon and am sure I can learn everything I need from the knowledgeable members on here so thanks for all the help in advance! :)
ytownxj is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 04-24-2012, 04:18 AM   #2
 
the bigger the tank the easier to keep clean, you really should get an API Master Test Kit and let the tank cycle 1st (see other posts) and when cycled leave it for 2 weeks after to add fish slowly, then leave it for another 2 weeks for the tank to settle down again, also try to get a darker substrate as fish will be more comfortable, a couple of floating plants will not go astray, would be interested to see a journal so as we may be able to assist you in each step of the way, the important thing at this stage, is to write down what you want in the tank then research and possibly join a few forums, and speak to LFS (local fish shop's) also a good site to go to is aquadvisor.com to assist re: stocking the tank, but make a list of what you want in the tank then go to the website, to see what is compatible with what. Most important advice I amm able to give is research and patience is the key to keeping an aquarium, and welcome to the forum

Last edited by Da11as; 04-24-2012 at 04:28 AM..
Da11as is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 04-24-2012, 09:46 AM   #3
 
The aqaadvisor.com site is great! Thanks for the tips, I'm sure that site will be very useful and the dark substrate was a fact i hadn't come up to yet. Something I'm trying to figure out is how do people do water changes typically? It seems like changing out 10 gallons of water at one time would be a bit of work dragging gallons of water to the tank.... is decholorinating the water each and every time also something that happens with water changes? This seems to be an important topic I don't know anything about. Thanks!
ytownxj is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 04-25-2012, 04:13 AM   #4
 
I have a 50 G tank and what I do is either, run a hose out of the house and siphon the water that way or I use a bucket and do a gravel clean and get rid of some of the water that way, yes it is IMPERATIVE that you dechlorinate the water that you put in the tank, before you do so, you may opt for a bucket or something and let it sit for a few days, and let it dechlorinate naturally or add dechlorinator
Da11as is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 04-26-2012, 12:22 AM   #5
 
BarbH's Avatar
 
Hello and welcome to TFK
BarbH is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 04-29-2012, 02:45 PM   #6
 
willow's Avatar
 
hello and welcome.
willow is offline   Reply With Quote
Reply

Similar Threads
Thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
New Guy to site and aquariums Ashey20002 Beginner Freshwater Aquarium 12 05-01-2011 05:43 PM
Advantages Of Acrylic Aquariums Versus Glass Aquariums dustinwilliams Member Submitted Articles 5 04-19-2011 12:03 AM


Thread Tools Search this Thread
Search this Thread:

Advanced Search



All times are GMT -5. The time now is 01:58 PM.