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Old 11-28-2006, 11:36 AM   #1
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Another newbie saying hi.

Just thought I would poke my head in and say hello, and send out a thank-you for the great resource. My girlfriend and I just pulled her old 10 gallon tank from storage and set it up 2 months ago. It's stable now and we have some happy-looking fish and live plants, but I think we hit maybe 80% of the "classic noob" mistakes on the list.

The good news is we only lost a few feeder goldfish, and I remember enough from watching my dad tend tanks in my childhood to know patience is best. I'm inheriting a 30 gallon tank in the coming months that dad doesn't want any more, so I'm planning and reading and learning quite a bit here. Maybe I'll have some questions when time for that tank comes a bit closer. Thanks again!
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Please do not cycle your tank with live animals.

Are you thinking FW or SW?
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Old 11-28-2006, 11:59 AM   #4
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Please do not cycle your tank with live animals.

Are you thinking FW or SW?
Yeah lesson learned, I feel bad for the little guys

Definetely FW, I'm not that experienced and I know a SW tank is a lot of maintenance.

Thanks for the thread move and the welcome
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Definetely FW, I'm not that experienced and I know a SW tank is a lot of maintenance.
It's just more expense for the initial set up, maint is not difficult at all. I started in SW and know nothing of FW! LOL!
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Old 11-28-2006, 12:20 PM   #7
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Definetely FW, I'm not that experienced and I know a SW tank is a lot of maintenance.
It's just more expense for the initial set up, maint is not difficult at all. I started in SW and know nothing of FW! LOL!
No kiddin! Man, so much reading to do.
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Welcome to AA, I agree with Roka. SW is not much maintenence but the initial cost is expensive.
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