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redchigh 01-20-2010 06:25 PM

hello everybody.
 
i've had aquariums since i was a kid, but i'm new to proper fishkeeping. 16 years ago my 10 gal had a relatively large fish- i think it was a jack dempsey, along with a 6in african frog and a +12in pleco. the only equipment was a small air-operated internal canister filter. there was gravel, but there was so much detritus the substrate appeared to be mud. everything was long-lived, but looking back, it was probably a miserable existance. after everything died the aqurium sat, ignored, with the detritus and water still in it for months.

i finally cleaned everything with a brush and peroxide, and refilled it. i made a few mistakes, like using cycle chemicals and adding fish the next day.

now its beautiful, a dozen small java ferns, java moss on rocks and driftwood, and a apon crispus hybrid as a centerpiece. i started with 4 guppies and now i have to give them away.
i look forward to meeting everyone. also, i check this on my phone, so grammar wont be perfect.

feel free to check my plant forum topic.

Twistersmom 01-20-2010 06:38 PM

Hello and welcome to the forum!

mrdemin 01-20-2010 09:50 PM

Good to know you learned from your mistakes! Welcome to the forum, we will be expecting some pictures :)

stephanieleah 01-20-2010 10:27 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by mrdemin (Post 309760)
Good to know you learned from your mistakes! Welcome to the forum, we will be expecting some pictures :)

+1 to that...can't wait to see your pix

redchigh 01-21-2010 12:00 AM

Quote:

Originally Posted by stephanieleah (Post 309787)
+1 to that...can't wait to see your pix

pictures will come when my masterpiece is finished. vallisneria, elodea, hornwort, and bacopa are the ones im leaning towards. might give a picture earlier though to satisfy the masses ;)

aunt kymmie 01-21-2010 11:20 AM

Welcome to the forum, redchigh. Looking forward to viewing the masterpiece. :)

Angel079 01-21-2010 11:16 PM

Hello & Welcome to the forum!

iamntbatman 01-22-2010 11:06 PM

Welcome to the TFK forums!

willow 01-23-2010 02:23 PM

hello and welcome.
hope you enjoy your stay,and yes pics will be great. :-D


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