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Old 07-07-2012, 12:45 AM   #1
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Finally joined!

Hi, have been referring to the forums fir some time but finally bit the bullet and downloaded the android app and joined.

I'm Alex, mum to 9yo & 7yo boys who got goldfish for birthday this year (hence the sponge bob decorations in the tank!)

We live in Sydney Australia.

The fish are 'Sushi', a black and gold fantail with baby headgrowth, and 'Lucky Fin', a Lionhead with NO headgrowth (7yo insisted on picking the smallest one)

They have been with us for almost two months. The cycle is getting there very slowly but it's cold, and I'm determined to do it without adding any extra 'stuff' to the tank. And water changes are so quick with a gravel vacuum.

*sigh* if only I could get the boys to help though, wishful thinking!

Tank is a 2 footer which I'm hoping will last a few years till our babies need an upgrade.

They are certainly very happy. I love watching them scavenge around nibbling the odd bit of algae and playing follow the leader!
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Old 07-07-2012, 01:06 AM   #3
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Welcome to AA. I joined about a week ago & I am completely addicted.
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Is that like: "My name is Alex and I'm an Aquaholic!" ??? Hehe!
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Welcome to AA! Hope you like it here, how about you tell us your tank size and filtration, do you keep live plants?
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Old 07-07-2012, 02:49 AM   #6
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Welcome to AA! Hope you like it here, how about you tell us your tank size and filtration, do you keep live plants?
Tank is 60 cm long. Apparently a 60l but I worked out it holds about 50l of ACTUAL water.

No live plants. All silk. I like being able to get stuck into the gravel with the gravel vacuum!

The filter is just a boring internal filter. An aquaone. I pulled out the rather pathetic carbon cartridge. And re cut a new filter sponge for it.

Got a 20cm airstone at opposite end to the filter and have a lovely water flow going on.

Light is an 11w something or other boring.

The stand is a solid pine dvd cupboard I got half price from a furniture store that was closing down!

I kept fish when I was a teenager and DID EVERYTHING WRONG. Every mistake you could make I made!

The tank was two months in planning. And extensively researched (Google helped lots) Every one of our LFS was sick of the sight of me before we even got the fish!

Am I allowed to attach pics yet?
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Old 07-07-2012, 02:53 AM   #7
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Oh, and I tend to overdo the exclamation marks!
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Ah what do you know. The upload worked.
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Nice tank and very lovely stand! I have a pine stand and hood as well. Wow, silk plants have come a long way.
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