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Old 03-07-2015, 06:16 PM   #11
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In a way I almost think the smaller tanks are more challenging??! Smaller room to scape and harder to get the correct occupants.

Absolutely! I'm actually taking a break right now from setting up a Walstad/NPT type tank....let's just say I really needed this break
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Old 03-08-2015, 12:38 AM   #12
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I started researching aquariums when my grandmother got a 5 gallon bowfront with goldfish. (The number varied, because she was always having to replace them. Poor fish. &#128543 I decided I wanted one too. At first I was going to get a 5 gallon with comet goldfish, but after lots more research, I learned my mistake and about cycling and everything. My first aquarium was a used 10 gallon with a lonely gold barb named Diablo. His owners had had him for 6 years, and he had lived through all their attempts to get rid of him. So I got a little school of other gold barbs for him, and he lived happily for another year.
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A friend got me started and we picked up a tank from the shop.

Goldfish first, then tropical;

then another tank with crayfish or Australian natives.

A third tank had a betta I bred every so often.

Now back to one tank pretty much.
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Old 03-19-2015, 01:24 PM   #14
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My other half bought my first tank which was a 30l about 15 months ago as she knew i'd always wanted to keep fish, I kept that and it is now my betta/shrimp tank.
I then bought a 4 ft 150L tank which has been set up for about a year now, THEN i bought my rio 180 which I am yet to set up as I'm waiting to move in the next few weeks.
Originally that was to replace the 4ft tank, however I am tempted to keep both!
She says she doesn't regret buying the first one, but i bet she does


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My first serious foray into keeping fish was back in junior high when I got a used 30 gallon tank from a family friend. I had ZERO clue how to keep fish. Keep in mind this was before the internet, so I had practically no resources on how to properly maintain a tank.

I ended up with a bunch of mix & matched cichlids and the tank was actually semi-successful for almost a year considering I was doing weekly 100% WCs (and rinsing gravel each time), I can't even recall what type/size filter I was using, and the limited information I got from the LFS. I was just an annoying young kid with a very limited budget, so got little love from the employees. I literally knew no one who knew how to properly keep fish.

That tank came to a sudden and trajic end when a seam failed and all 30 gallons leaked overnight onto the living room floor. Suffice it to say my parents were a tad upset.
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