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Old 02-17-2010, 06:59 PM   #1
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I'm over in England, just outside of London. I decided to join up as I got brought a fish tank for my birthday (after asking for some time). I had one back when I was 9 or 10 and remember it being a lot easier to care for although I suspect my parents back then might have had some involvement ... I'll question them next time I see them. I have to admit I got off to a slow start and lucky for me I found this site.

I now have a lovely small 30ltr tank with one resident at the moment. I have also spent some money out on the test kits, cleaning tools, a PH buffer (I live in a very hard water area) and some other bits and bobs.

I'll be looking to log on here regularly to check out anything I need to know that's going on with the little guys in the room with me now!

I'll admit I didn't have a clue about cycling, nitrates, nitrites, ammonia and the reason I've chosen this forum is that everyone on here seems friendly and willing to help. Rest assured I am however dedicated to making sure that I give my fish a very long and most importantly happy life!

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'I just hope I don't do another water change and empty it on the floor again, I don't think it will go down well with the girlfriend'...
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Old 02-17-2010, 07:36 PM   #2
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Old 03-02-2010, 11:15 AM   #4
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I so know what you mean about being younger and it did seem a lot easier, when i had my 20g tank, I think i did maybe a 20% water change in a months time, changed my filters ever 2 months, and well yeah. Ironically the water was very cleared and never had a crazy deaths, but im sure it wasn't as health as my fish are now.

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hiya! Which side of london are you?
i'm visiting in June, but i lived in Surrey for quite some time
In the US now, but am glad to see another Brit on board
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To answer a couple I am a freshy. Not anywhere confident yet to handle salty.

I live in Sutton on the Surrey borders about 20 mins by train into central London.
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hello and welcome to our forum....which type of fish you have in your tank?
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