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post #1 of 10 Old 12-14-2012, 10:45 PM Thread Starter
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Hi Everyone!

Nice to be on this forum, it appears to be a very informative one. I`m a mom of 4 boys and although we have had many tanks over the years we usually have stuck with tetras, neons, flying fox, and bettas. One of my children has special needs (intellectual delays) but has been running his own tank (20G) as well as maintaining his brothers tanks (10G x3).

We were just given a 55G tank for my son, as the fish have such a calming effect on him, especially at night. This site was mentioned by a friend of mine, and I know my son will join as well.

Thank you for welcoming us to this community, and appreciate all the help we can get in doing this right!
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post #2 of 10 Old 12-14-2012, 11:00 PM
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post #3 of 10 Old 12-14-2012, 11:01 PM
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Welcome to the forum

Glad you got on here ok

10g Fry / Hospital / QT tank (as needed)

75g Saltwater Reef, Ocellaris Clownfish, Lyretail Antias (baby), Lemon damsel, Longtail Fairy Wrasse, purple dottyback, snails, crabs and a few LPS corals.

220g Still sitting empty (come on Lottery I need the numbers to come up!)
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post #4 of 10 Old 12-15-2012, 08:05 PM
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Hi Everyone!

Nice to be on this forum, it appears to be a very informative one. I`m a mom of 4 boys and although we have had many tanks over the years we usually have stuck with tetras, neons, flying fox, and bettas. One of my children has special needs (intellectual delays) but has been running his own tank (20G) as well as maintaining his brothers tanks (10G x3).

We were just given a 55G tank for my son, as the fish have such a calming effect on him, especially at night. This site was mentioned by a friend of mine, and I know my son will join as well.

Thank you for welcoming us to this community, and appreciate all the help we can get in doing this right!


55g is a great size tank. If it's the usual 48" tank you will be able to house some really nice fish for your son. 4 foot tanks are suitable for a variety of great schooling fish or a smaller number of slightly larger fish. I look forward to seeing the tank as it progresses, as well as your current tanks!

Enjoy your new tank! Setting up and stocking is half the fun.


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post #5 of 10 Old 12-15-2012, 08:09 PM Thread Starter
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Well it turns out sadly that the tank we were given was a 32 gallon, the girl lied and my son was very upset to find out that he would not be able to do the things he wanted to. Need some advice on this! Where would I post my dilemma???
Measurements 36x11.5x18, with no lid!!!
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post #6 of 10 Old 12-15-2012, 08:12 PM
If you're looking for stocking advice you could start a thread here

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What are the dimensions of the tank?


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post #7 of 10 Old 12-15-2012, 09:42 PM
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Welcome to TFK.... (from Canada too eh!?)
We're glad you and family are joining us.
Are you thinking of looking around again to find something bigger? And maybe resell the 32?

Every kid, regardless of what they are going through, is ONE caring adult away from being a success story. ~ Josh Shipp, Teen Behavior Expert
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post #8 of 10 Old 12-15-2012, 09:43 PM
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Depends on whether is was a family member and it was a nice gift or more like I get.... I know this guy who has a tank.... ya want it? Ummmm? mmmMaybe!
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post #9 of 10 Old 12-16-2012, 12:13 AM Thread Starter
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The dimensions:
35.5 inches side to side
18 inches top to bottom
11.5 inches from to back
Definately not a faminly member, more like `Hi were moving at 8pm, if you want it come and get it`...it of course came with 13 neons, a barb, and a GIANT 18 inch pleco, which we brough to our local fish store because I didn`t know what else to do with a fish that size!!! That`s where we found out the tank was a 32. Thinking we might just stick with that, my son spent the whole day cleaning all the rock, the tank, and moving his 20 G to his little brothers room...but he doesn`t have too many options with a 32 :(

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post #10 of 10 Old 12-19-2012, 02:23 PM
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Hello,
Welcome to the forums. Have a good time, and I hope you enjoy the hobby and learn to love it as much as we do, or you may already. Good luck!

Congratulations on the topic, I hope that you enjoy it!
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