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Old 04-27-2012, 04:44 PM   #11
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I got into the hobby when I was a lot younger, My dad had a tank that I was always staring at... Then I got older and started to settle down with my girlfriend (now fiance) and she told me that she had always wanted a fish tank, so two years ago I bought her a little 10g community tank then we went through the learning cures (that we all have to learn when first starting out) then we got a 29g community a little while later was inherited a 45 hex tank that we decided to try our hand with cichlids now we got a 55g coming and we got my favorite fish that I wanted all along (which the lfs told me would NOT be a good starter fish) Jack Dempseys.. It has kind of become an addiction..
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Old 04-30-2012, 12:29 AM   #12
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It has kind of become an addiction..
it becomes very addicting real quick! lol thanks for sharing!
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Old 04-30-2012, 12:45 AM   #13
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It all started when I was interested in sw fish in 5th grade. Decided to get a fw tank. I started out wanting a saltwater, but the parents Said no. So i decided to ask about a fw tank knowing I could easily get it after begging for a sw tank because fw is a breeze compared to sw. It's a little trick :p
Then, I found this site last year, set up my first overstocked 10 g, and learned as I went along facing so many diseases and sick fish. Now, I'm up to a 60 g aquarium, and I can't go an hour without checking AA. Hope to set up more tanks soon, but the parents keep saying no. Lol story of my life.
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Old 05-19-2012, 02:47 AM   #14
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It all started when I was interested in sw fish in 5th grade. Decided to get a fw tank. I started out wanting a saltwater, but the parents Said no. So i decided to ask about a fw tank knowing I could easily get it after begging for a sw tank because fw is a breeze compared to sw. It's a little trick :p
Then, I found this site last year, set up my first overstocked 10 g, and learned as I went along facing so many diseases and sick fish. Now, I'm up to a 60 g aquarium, and I can't go an hour without checking AA. Hope to set up more tanks soon, but the parents keep saying no. Lol story of my life.
Thanks for sharing George! I hear ya on getting more tanks, my husband says that if I get anymore tanks its going to start looking like a pet store in my house. I just got a 75 g and a 55 g that I found for $25 each but he said that's my limit, 6 tanks is enough lol
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Old 05-29-2012, 07:00 AM   #15
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Let's see, I won three goldfish at a fair. Realized my tank was too cramped too late, only had one goldfish left. Decided I needed a new tank (10 gallon) ended up turning that one into a tropical tank. Went out and bought another 10 gallon, this time Goldie got his tank, lol. Around all of this time my brother decided he wanted a betta, we needed one more 10 gallon. My mom decided she wanted a saltwater tank. She had her eye on one in particular at the LFS. A 50 gallon hex. But my dad hates clutter so all of the 10's ha to go. Two months later we decided we wanted a bigger tank, (lol go figure right?) We got our 90 that we have now, turned the 50 hex. Into a FW live bearer tank. And I ended up getting another 10 gallon (only this time a SW tank.)
Now I want a 20 long, go figure. Lol!
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Old 05-29-2012, 10:34 AM   #16
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I was interested in fish from a young age off and on. When I was young, my family got a 3g freshwater tank. At some point or another we had guppies, tetras etc. We almost bought an Angel for it, but luckily the guy at the shop said it would need a 20g, so we didn't buy an Angel. Then my sister and I purchased Guinea Pigs and my mom said that meant we would no longer have fish. Before we knew it I had been given a 20g FW for Christmas. I made mistakes with that tank, like adding a Pictus Catfish after two days of being setup etc. I think I was only in third grade, so I have a good excuse, LOL. The 3g was shut down.

In December 2007 (I think), I got my first SW tank. It was a 34g Red Sea Max (how I got my username).

Somewhere along the way I ended up with a 10g. At one point or another I had feeder goldfish, crayfish, minnows, and a crab.

On April 5, 2009 (i think), I got my 55g SW. That came with a Blue Hippo, and two Clowns. The only fish I ever bought for that tank was a Niger Triggerfish (bad choice) and a Dottyback.

In December of 2011, I got my 125g, for use a a SW.

As it stands now, I have my 55g SW (Pearl Eye Clarkii Clown), my 34g SW (2 Clownfish, PJ Cardinal), and my 125g (Blue Hippo, Clown, Lawnmower Blenny, Scopas Tang).

Thanks for reading.
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Earlier this year around the end of February I was in Petco picking up dog food with my fiancé and her son. Every time we were in there, the kid ran to the fish section... We had some extra money so reluctantly I allowed them to get a 10g kit and a single female betta... I work nights and my fiancé works days so being the one home all day I knew I'd be the one caring for the fish + 2 dogs + a crazy 3 year old boy... Needless to say I wasn't excited at first... Well after going through all the learning curves, losing a couple fish, etc... I'm addicted! I open the AA app on my phone now more than anything else...haha. Our 10g is now mildly planted, I modified the hood to take CFLs, DIY CO2, etc., with our betta a DG, six glowlights, two RCS, and an assasin snail... We went looking around petco last night and she fell for a male betta... So now we also have a 5g fluval chi bedside tank (I've actually been wanting this for a while... just had to wait for the right timing! ) we almost decided to move the 10 to the bedroom and get a 55 but unfortunately the stand isn't strong enough to hold 600 pounds... all in due time! Haha
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My uncle had a fishtank when I was a kid that I absolutely loved. And so did my grandparents...but those fish never lived long. I just loved fish and picked up the hobbie from my uncle.
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Old 05-29-2012, 09:07 PM   #19
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My friend had fish when I was younger, I thought they were cool, did some research and waalaah I was addicted to the hobby.
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Old 05-30-2012, 10:45 AM   #20
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Thanks for sharing everyone!
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