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Old 12-15-2012, 01:00 PM   #1
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Hi! I have had fishtanks since about 1980, worked at a nice fish store when I was younger, ao I'm not a total newbie. However, I have not had a tank in about 10 years, because I moved across the country and had to give away my beloved breeder pair of angels which broke my heart. Just lost interest after that. Six months ago,I decided to dig out my old (ancient!) 20 gal. tank and give it a go once more. This tank is probably a collectors item by now--glass sides, slate bottom, shiney stainless steel edges and hood! But still looks like new,and still holds water! They just dont make 'em like that, anymore, huh? Of course, the silly light in the hood was completely inadequate, especially since I decided to go for a planted tank, which is a new thing for me. Seems that a planted tank is a whole new kind of beastie, with special requirements for light, bottom material, etc., but I love a challenge. So, I now have a lovely little set up, two angels who are gowing fast & looking like a pair, and some cardinal tetras and cherry barbs. I am so happy to have a tank again--forgot how fun they can be! And, boy, have things changed in the past 10 yrs or so! Which means I will be asking a few questions on this forum, No doubt. It's nice to have a forum to meet some fellow fish enthusiasts--didn't have that 10 yrs. ago, either! (I posted a question about a unidentified pleco on the catfish forum, if you have some pleco expertise your input will be greatly appreciated.)
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Old 12-15-2012, 01:07 PM   #2
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welcome, same as you bud... was 20 years for me and recently got my daughter a tank then a week later got myself a 190L lol, like riding a bike, it all comes back to you slowly lol
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Old 12-15-2012, 01:27 PM   #3
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Wow! a 190! Lots of room for more fish. Good luck!
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Old 12-15-2012, 01:36 PM   #4
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i started with 2 goldfish from a fair 7 years later a 29gallon and so on just check my sig.i also have some other small tanks.
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Old 12-15-2012, 02:04 PM   #5
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When I was like 3-4 possibly 5 I had a goldfish and 2 snails in a fish bowl and then on my 6th birthday I got a 46 gal which I still have and use if you see my signature


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8 Neon Tetras
1 Cherry Barb
2 Black Mollies
1 Balloon Red-Eyed Tetras
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3 Gold Barbs
2 Albino Corycats
3 Kulhi Loaches
2 Bushynose Plecos
1 Gibbicep Pleco
1 Raphael's Catfish
2 Swordtails
1 Neon Gourami
1 German Blue Ram
7 Juvenile Endler Guppies
2 Harlequin Rasboras
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Old 12-15-2012, 02:05 PM   #6
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Endlerguppy, it does grow into an obsession, doesn't it? I saw someone on this site whose name was "fishhoarder", and had to laugh. My little 20 gal. really limits me, but due to space issues, I'll have to make do. I notice you have 2 swords &a molly with your angels & gouramis; they get along OK? My nieghbors little girl begged me to get an orange fancy tailed guppy, which I caved and bought in a moment of weakness, but as my angels grow bigger, I worry about guppy becoming lunch. oops! PS. How do I list the tank size & fish I have in blue letters at the bottom of posts, like you have?

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Old 12-15-2012, 02:19 PM   #7
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bullseyejoey, nice birthday present. I kinda started early, too, since my dad had about a dozen fishtanks in our family room in the '70's. It was my favorite room in the house. I loved that the sound of aerators filled the room, and each tank had its own fish variety- angels, live-bearers, etc. Dad always had to get the latest fish on market. He was sooo proud of the peacock eel (who sadly chocked to death on an earthworm just a week later--I thought my dad would have a stroke! I'm suprised he didn't attempt CPR.) So, fish have always been a part of my life. I would much rather watch a fishtank than a TV.
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Old 12-15-2012, 02:31 PM   #8
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And if some of you guys think I'm an adult I'm not c.king I'm only 12 and I've had that tank for 6 years


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4 X-Ray Pristella Tetras
8 Neon Tetras
1 Cherry Barb
2 Black Mollies
1 Balloon Red-Eyed Tetras
2 Bloodfin Tetras
3 Gold Barbs
2 Albino Corycats
3 Kulhi Loaches
2 Bushynose Plecos
1 Gibbicep Pleco
1 Raphael's Catfish
2 Swordtails
1 Neon Gourami
1 German Blue Ram
7 Juvenile Endler Guppies
2 Harlequin Rasboras
1 Green GloTetra
1 Platy
3 Otos
2 Emerald Corys
1 Yo-Yo Loach
2 Serpae Tetras
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Old 12-15-2012, 02:49 PM   #9
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Good job, bullseyejoey! There are a lot of adults who would like to have your set-up! Can you tell me how to list my fish at the bottom of my posts, like you have?
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Old 12-15-2012, 03:36 PM   #10
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20 Long: 1 Juli Corycat, 4 red line tetra's, 3 Von Rio tetra, 1 Flame tetra 1 Rubber lipped pleco, 1 Curviceps cichlid, 1 blue tetra.

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Old 12-15-2012, 04:28 PM   #11
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i started out with a 10 gallon tank....now i have several of them.....
it is a disease....MTS....Multiple Tank Syndrome.....lol
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Old 12-15-2012, 07:46 PM   #12
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C. King, you go to your user control panel, then just edit your signature. And welcome to FF.
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Old 12-15-2012, 09:29 PM   #13
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I had fish at age 12 in 1980, then went cold turkey with a move + college. But eventually the MTS relapsed. If you are trying to stay fishless, stay away from fish conventions.
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Old 12-16-2012, 07:49 AM   #14
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Yes like vayurules said, then you can type in whatever you want


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46 gal.
4 X-Ray Pristella Tetras
8 Neon Tetras
1 Cherry Barb
2 Black Mollies
1 Balloon Red-Eyed Tetras
2 Bloodfin Tetras
3 Gold Barbs
2 Albino Corycats
3 Kulhi Loaches
2 Bushynose Plecos
1 Gibbicep Pleco
1 Raphael's Catfish
2 Swordtails
1 Neon Gourami
1 German Blue Ram
7 Juvenile Endler Guppies
2 Harlequin Rasboras
1 Green GloTetra
1 Platy
3 Otos
2 Emerald Corys
1 Yo-Yo Loach
2 Serpae Tetras
6 Flame Tetras

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Old 12-16-2012, 11:13 PM   #15
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Thanx for the warm welcome, everyone! Its nice to find out I'm not alone in my fish addiction!
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20 gal; well planted
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4 cherrybarbs
5 cardinal tetras
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3 oto catfish
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1 crown tail betta
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