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Post  dedominick on 2014-07-18, 18:52

Hey all, looking forward to learning from/ participating in this community, thank you!
I am new, so i cant post a pic of my tank from flickr yet Smile

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Post  DMD123 on 2014-07-18, 18:54

Welcome! 

What are you planning to do with your tank?
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Post  Anthraxx on 2014-07-18, 19:07

welcome! but be careful, small tanks like that have been known to asexually reproduce quite rapidly  LMFAO 
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Post  dedominick on 2014-07-18, 19:38

DMD123 wrote:Welcome! 

What are you planning to do with your tank?

Well I received it from a person by UW who was moving the next day, it was 1/4 full with murky mixed up water, plants, fish and gravel. I strained out some water, then starting netting fish, pulling plants and rinsing substrate. After all was said and done I found 2 african frogs, 2 white shrimp, 2 orange swordtails (one male one female i believe) 3-4 orange mollies, a red tailed black shark, 2 gourami, 5 skirt tetra (i think). it came with an HOB (leaning the lingo Smile and a heater as well. I think the shark and the gourami may need to go, but we shall see.

ANYWAY, I went to aquarium co-op and got some valisnera and a chunk of manzanita and things are going well so far!

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Post  DMD123 on 2014-07-18, 19:41

Sounds like your on the right track.
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Post  Guest on 2014-07-18, 20:16

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Post  LuminousAphid on 2014-07-18, 20:55

Cool, I'm sure you will enjoy fishkeeping even though you were sort of thrown into it. A lot of people on here are pretty much hardcore hobbyists, but even if you don't plan on that, there is plenty of fun to be had keeping just a tank or two. I, for example, only have tanks up to 20 gallons and nothing super fancy but I am still able to have a lot of fun with it. I do HOB filters as well, which I think I get secretly laughed at over, but I like the simplicity and foolproof nature--for example, no fear of leaks in plumbing to and from an exterior filter, and no need for a place to put exterior filter.

I would offer to take the shark or gourami, but I am already overstocked as it is  Sad 

anyway, welcome to the forum, hope we can help you as you get started. It does sound like you are on your way, as DMD stated.
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Post  fishNAbowl on 2014-07-18, 21:24

WELCOME!!


Anthraxx wrote:welcome! but be careful, small tanks like that have been known to asexually reproduce quite rapidly  LMFAO 
LOL! For sure Wink

dedominick wrote:
DMD123 wrote:Welcome! 

What are you planning to do with your tank?

Well I received it from a person by UW who was moving the next day, it was 1/4 full with murky mixed up water, plants, fish and gravel. I strained out some water, then starting netting fish, pulling plants and rinsing substrate. After all was said and done I found 2 african frogs, 2 white shrimp, 2 orange swordtails (one male one female i believe) 3-4 orange mollies, a red tailed black shark, 2 gourami, 5 skirt tetra (i think). it came with an HOB (leaning the lingo Smile and a heater as well. I think the shark and the gourami may need to go, but we shall see.

ANYWAY, I went to aquarium co-op and got some valisnera and a chunk of manzanita and things are going well so far!

DMD123 wrote:Sounds like your on the right track.

 I agree
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Post  MRTom on 2014-07-18, 21:57

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Post  bronzefighter on 2014-07-19, 01:19

MRTom wrote:Welcome to the box!

Welcome...and good luck getting out!
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Post  PokeSephiroth on 2014-07-19, 07:42



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Post  cichlid-gal on 2014-07-19, 07:57

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Post  bassetman on 2014-07-19, 12:48

Welcome , be careful it is MTS season.
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Post  bronzefighter on 2014-07-20, 15:07

bassetman wrote:Welcome , be careful it is MTS season.

To be fair, is it ever not MTS season???
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Post  dedominick on 2014-07-20, 16:10

Is mts the snail?

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Post  MorganEA on 2014-07-20, 16:13

I think they mean multiple tank syndrome
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Post  KaraWolf on 2014-07-20, 17:07

MorganEA's right that's exactly what they mean Smile Smile and it is totally the season!
Welcome to the hobby Very Happy and huzzah for even more fishkeepers of the area!
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Post  dedominick on 2014-07-20, 17:31

KaraWolf wrote: MorganEA's right that's exactly what they mean Smile Smile and it is totally the season!
Welcome to the hobby Very Happy and huzzah for even more fishkeepers of the area!

Not the malayasian trumpet snail?

KaraWolf wrote: MorganEA's right that's exactly what they mean Smile Smile and it is totally the season!
Welcome to the hobby Very Happy and huzzah for even more fishkeepers of the area!

I think it's setting in already Wink thrift is a necessity I am finding I am haunting CL these days.
I have a red tailed shark that I may need to trade/ pass along ( current inherited community [which it came with]may not work for it) would you be at all interested?

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Post  bronzefighter on 2014-07-20, 17:41

dedominick wrote:
KaraWolf wrote: MorganEA's right that's exactly what they mean Smile Smile and it is totally the season!
Welcome to the hobby Very Happy and huzzah for even more fishkeepers of the area!

Not the malayasian trumpet snail?

KaraWolf wrote: MorganEA's right that's exactly what they mean Smile Smile and it is totally the season!
Welcome to the hobby Very Happy and huzzah for even more fishkeepers of the area!

I think it's setting in already Wink thrift is a necessity I am finding I am haunting CL these days.
I have a red tailed shark that I may need to trade/ pass along  ( current inherited community [which it came with]may not work for it) would you be at all interested?

If you're looking to rehome the RTS I'd love to take him off of your hands. I'll even trade you some plants and such if you'd want. Just throwing that out there.

And yes, we're talking about the dreaded Multiple Tank Syndrome. Thankfully I've gotten myself under control and currently only have 6 tanks running right now  tongue 
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Post  KaraWolf on 2014-07-20, 21:18

Ugh if I had the space for your RTS XD it would already be claimed!
currently TRYING to get MTS syndrome but all the projects are grindingly slow.
I love my red tailed shark and because of her particular temper she's done fine with a variety of tetra and she doesn't give a hoot about the ottos I used to have. How big is your's currently? and if it's laid back now, it'll be like that for a long while. Mines 5" and 4 years old and lazier then ever LOL
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Post  dedominick on 2014-07-21, 00:36

lol Smile guess what folks... I already found my second tank... sisters friend is ditching her 20 gal. I will report back on the shark, may still pass him on, but what would be better tank mates, bronze gets first crack if I do, also i could likely use the plants or whatever one trades/ passes along for the new tank. I see this getting dangerous Smile

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Post  KaraWolf on 2014-07-21, 11:20

lol awesome!!!
Tank mates would depend on its temper. Mine can get terrible with sslow stupid fish, but gives up on anything that zigzags when being chased so I can keep her with lemon tetra, orange Von Rios, black skirts, phantom tetras. You can get an idea of their running behavior by waving your hand past the tank. As for your shark, you'll have to watch its behavior to figure out what it will chase.
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Post  DMD123 on 2014-07-21, 13:42

MTS can hit quickly. But MBTS is when it gets really bad... (Multiple BIG Tank Syndrome)
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Post  dedominick on 2014-07-23, 20:36


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Post  DMD123 on 2014-07-23, 20:44

Very nice! Like the natural decor.
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Post  fishNAbowl on 2014-07-23, 21:27

dedominick wrote:

Looks good! Is this your 1st tank / only tank?
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Post  dedominick on 2014-07-23, 21:46

fishNAbowl wrote:
dedominick wrote:

Looks good! Is this your 1st tank / only tank?

Since adulthood, it's my first, it is currently my only

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Post  anderson_p_r on 2014-07-24, 19:17

Needs dirt Wink
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Post  popss on 2014-07-24, 20:20

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