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Old 03-09-2008, 08:31 PM   #1
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Hello all! My real name is Alex and I am 14 years old, soon to be 15! I live in Washington state, a little south of Seattle. My tanks and specs are:

37/38 gallon:
Equipment-Whisper 40 HOB; 200 W heater, 100 W visa therm heater; 2.0 wpg lighting
Deco-Live plants; boulder I dug up while digging a pond in the backyard; Malaysian Bogwood
Flora-6 Amazon Swords; 10+ Java Fern; 1 Giant Anubias, 4 Anubias nana; Pelia; Java Moss; Floating Water Lettuce
Fauna-5 female bettas, 2 baby male bettas; 2 Otocinclus vittatus, 2 O. paulinus; 2 male miracle guppies; 1 Acanthopsis molobrian; 1 Pelvicachromis sp; 3 Dwarf Pencilfish; 1 Hara jerdoni; 2 Apisto viejita; 1 Corydoras elegans
And I think that covers that tank.

29 gallon mostly asian:
Equipment-2 Tetrafin 15 HOB, 1 AquaClear 200 HOB; 2 100 W visatherm heaters; 1.8 wpg lighting
Deco-Live plants; Ivy branches; various rocks; fine silica sand, pea/flourite mix.
Flora-1 Onion Plant; Too many to count Java Ferns; Java Moss; Crypticoryne sp. (3 sp.); Water lettuce
Fauna-6 Puntius gelius; 2 male bettas; 2 Bamboo Shrimp, 2 Amano Shrimp, 4 RCS; 1 hilly; 2 pseudomugil gertrudae (m/f)

I plan to put up 3 ten gallons soon, one for the P. gertrudae, one for endler breeding and another for betta breeding since I enjoyed it so much the first time.

In all, I have 12 bettas: 1 white cellophane adult, 2 baby cello's; 1 HMDT male; 1 Copper VTDT male; 1 Cambodian red female; 1 opaque female; 1 purple female; 1 blue/green/red female; 1 deep blue mettalic female; 1 deformed orange male; 1 copper CT. Some of these are kept in 3-5 gallon tanks.

Oh and if you count my mom's tank that I take care of, water changes and all, she gets to stock it.
75 gallon:
Equipment-250 W heater; 2 powerheads on a UG filter; 1.0 wpg lighting
Deco-Live Plants; Mopani wood, grapevine wood, ivy branches; Roan River gravel; slate cave; petrified wood
Flora-Sword plants, 2 different species, 12 plants total; 3 Anubias sp; 5 Java Fern "Tropica"
Fauna-3 Madagascar Rainbows, 3 Australian Rainbows; 2 keyholes, 1 severum, 1 bolivian ram, 2 female kribs; 4 oddessa barbs, 4 albino cherry barbs; 1 6 year old male cherry barb; 1 black paradisefish(MINE!), 1 blue paradisefish, 1 gold gourami; 4 aenus cories, 1 black sail cory; 2 SA bumblebee cats; 6 zebra danios
and I think that is it!

Happy FishKeeping!
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Welcome to AA! It sounds like you have quite a good assortment of fish going on at your house.
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Welcome to the site! Maybe you should try SW, since I have no clue what fish you have! LOL!
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Old 03-10-2008, 07:14 PM   #5
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Welcome to the site! Maybe you should try SW, since I have no clue what fish you have! LOL!
Lol. I don't get a SW tank for 3 more years! My parents have told me I can set one up for my senior year. I'm thinking either a 55 gallon or 46 bow for a coral settup. My main problem is getting the space in my room, but I don't need a bed now do I?

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LOL, bed...use a sleeping bag! Definitely welcome to the site!
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Get a murphy bed (one that fold up into the wall) lol.

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Hi Alex -- I'm across the water from you, over on the peninsula.

I started out with FW tanks too.....and thanks to "AA" (aquariums anonymous) I've also gotten into the SW tanks.

Sleeping? Bed?? naw.....they're both highly overrated! Just squeeze in a recliner into your room and you'll be able to squeeze in a couple of saltwater tanks!!

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Old 03-11-2008, 07:19 PM   #9
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Thanks!

I really like that area MsBeanCtr! Last summer I went for a 4 day hike (was supposed to be an 8 day) through the olympics, starting around Hamma Hamma I think, don't remember but I know we got out at the other side of the Dosewalips washout. Planning to finish the other half this summer! My grandparents live on Hood Cannal, just a little bit south from Quilcene.

The problem with Murphy beds, my parents have already told me no!

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I haven't been an avid hobbyiest untill about 4 years ago, I have always had tanks in my life and have owned fish for 7 years in my room. My first personal fish was when I was 7 and I decided I was too old for my Little Tikes boat shaped sand box, so I emptied the sand out of it, put in some gravel and goldies and made myself a pond!
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A murphy bed won't work anyway since you still need the room to pull it down. ya have to build vertical. go with what i call a loft bed. like a bunk bed but with out the bottom bed. then you'll have plenty of room for a 55 gallon under it. So no need to lose any sleep. lol

When you said Washingtonian I thought you were from D.C. cause they use that here too.

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