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Old 11-08-2015, 10:23 AM   #1
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Hello, my friend gave me a 30 gallon tank for free about 8 months ago and I filled it with water and jumped right in. I had an aquarium when I was young but my mother did most of the maintenance. Having had little experience with fish I did a lot of site-surfing and google-entering and this website seemed to pop up at almost every turn! After poking through some articles I got a pretty good idea of how great of a hobby fish-keeping can really be! Currently I'm working with freshwater fish and I'm real fond of the Gourami breeds. Hoping after a little research I could get some low-level lights in there. I may be blending topics but if you come across the greeting and know a couple beginner plants that could survive at maybe 1w-1g ratio drop a line? Anyways, proud to be a part of this forum and thank you for making this information so available!
Included is my current set-up!
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Old 11-08-2015, 11:00 AM   #2
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Welcome to AA! Glad to have you, looking forward to hearing your questions and answering them!

My tanks (so far )
5.5 gallon Planted Dwarf Puffer tank (2 Dwarf Puffers and a lot of RCS!)
16 Gallon Planted
(GBR pair, 3 amano shrimp and a whole bunch of snails!)
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Old 11-09-2015, 05:17 AM   #3
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Hi and welcome. I'm new to plants too. Two good low light plants are Java Fern and Anubias. They are very hardy.
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