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Old 07-27-2004, 01:43 PM   #1
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better late than never :)

I never did introduce myself and I figure I might as well now - better late than never, right?

I'm a 22 year old college student and stumbled upon this site when I had puffer fever bad. I learned quite a bit and by the time my tank had finished cycling, I abandoned the puffer idea in favor for some africans.

When I was young my parents had a small 10 gallon tank and we would buy new fish all the time because they never seemed to last more than a month or so. Eventually they gave up and emptied the tank.

My roomate now had a 20 gallon tank a year or so ago and a pair of Dempsy's in it. Along with another tank with a beautiful goldfish named Lucy and a huge Common Pleco named Ptolemy. He never changed his water, barely checked his filter and had around 1/2 inch of gravel on top of a old, never cleaned UGF. Needless to say, problems developed and we ended up scrubbing the Dempsy tank and going looking for new inhabitants.

Thats when I saw the Figure 8 Puffers and decided to get a tank for myself. I picked up the bow, set it up for brackish and began cycling with molly's per the lfs' recommendation. Then I found this site and began reading my butt off.

I originally had a few beautiful small africans in my tank and then aquired the crossbreed. Shortly after he attained his mass, my residents started dying. So here I am now, with a bass-sized meanie, one smaller african and some plecos left in the big tank.

I originally got the 5 gallon tank to breed snails for my puffers... well that idea went south so now it is holding some residents that need a bigger tank pronto.

Ending this novel, I will tell you my future plans so as not to be pelted with veggies for the mishandling of my fishies - hehe

I will be getting a 90 Gal tank for the cichlids and plan on adding a couple Nimbochromis venustus' per Menagerie's suggestion.

The bow will be converted to a fully planted tank with C02, 20 Gal sump and upgraded lighting. I will then move my fish from my 5 gal bow into that one, increasing the small school of black neons in the process.

I plan on keeping the 5 gal bow for a QT tank.

Well now that my fingers are sore from typing, I think I will go back to reading everything everybody else has to say here.

Oh yeah, my parents are planning on putting in a plnd/stream/waterfall dealibob in their backyard and I might be the one actually doing it so I guess I can add that to my list of future aquisitions...

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Wow!! Better late than never is right!!
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Glad to get a proper introduction - and a belated welcome to AA to you!
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That's some intro! Feels weird welcoming someone who joined before me but I'll do it anyway!


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heh - thats okay, I didnt really start posting much till recently anyway...
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