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Old 02-01-2009, 01:31 PM   #1
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Hello I just wanted to introduce myself since I have been lurking for about a month now (I did make one post earlier though). I am the mother of 4 boys who are in love with our new 5 gallon fish tank. We set it up about 3-4 weeks ago and just added fish yesterday. We have 3 male fancy guppies and two ghost fish in our aquarium. They seem to be doing pretty well so far.

My goal is to soon get a 20 gallon freshwater tank for me as I am a huge aquarium lover. I am reading up on everything here and getting lots of great tips. I do have a question as I am doing lots of research before I actually purchase my tank and fish. When we were picking out my son's fish at Petsmart I noticed a total aquarium kit (it was put together by petsmart) that included a tank, stand, filter, heater and some decor for like $330 (not sure how big the tank is I think it was a 20g though). Is this a good thing to purchase or should I just purchase everything seperately? Im sure I will post quite frequently once I actually start making purchases and setting up my 20g.

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As I have seen usually complete package are cheaper then purchasing individually. If you have other stores around you see who has the better deal on complete packages. There always Craigslist too.

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Find out what equipment it is. Petsmart and many others will actually let you somewhat "customize" these setups and still get a good deal.
In the DC Metro Area? Check out GWAPA and WAMAS
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Welcome to AA! Consider getting the tank used and some of the supplies. You will save a lot of money.

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