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Old 01-17-2018, 10:05 AM   #1
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Greetings!

Salutations all!

My name is Erin. I am from Pennsylvania in the USA and I am an avid animal lover and building my fish here and there. I currently have a wall of 20's and a wall of 10's as well as a 29 for quarantine and a 48 bow. I do have cats and my best buddies are my 2 Cavalier King Charles Spaniels.

I am not terribly new at fish- been keeping them since I was 8 and I will say that has been more than 20 years ago. I started to get seriously into it about 5 or 6 years ago when I set up my 29 for my cats' Christmas gift "Kitty Cat TV" and it kind of exploded since then!

I have done 5 or 6 years of lurking on this site and thought maybe I should finally just make a profile and ask a specific question I needed help with on my walls. I so appreciate the friendliness of this place! It's not a terrible nerve-wracking experience since my social anxiety seems to span to the internet too.

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Old 01-17-2018, 10:15 AM   #2
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Hello ButterBee, welcome! I am new to the forum and yes everyone is very kind here. I love the Kitty Cat TV LOL!! What kind of fish do you currently have? Sounds like quite a few.
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Old 01-17-2018, 10:30 AM   #3
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I am such a child and say I have quite a few goldfish (I also put a pond in last year are cant wait to see those goldies again!) Absolute favorite fish.

I have som convicts, some angels, a few tanks of guppies and the rest are tetra varieties as well as some barbs and gouramis. I have a few rescued glo fish though personally I am not a fan of them and I never would buy them... I have these guys because they would have been "Flushed" by their old owners cause the kids where tired of them

I so want a marine tank- I love octipi but I don't think I could keep them alive- like the ferrets... better to just watch them on youtube!

How about you Coralocean?
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Old 01-17-2018, 10:54 AM   #4
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Goldfish have great personalities, very fun. I have been out of the hobby for about 10+ years and just returning. I started fish tanks for my son when he was quite young. As he grew I let him choose what he wanted. We had cichlids, gouramis, parrot fish, and eventually a saltwater tank with damsels and clownfish. My son fell in love with an Oscar so I bought a 75 gallon and he took care of her for years. My son is grown now so I get to choose LOL. I personally love the glofish, it's very controversial. I want a peaceful tank of schooling fish like tetras. I am already planning my next large tank, I really like Discus. So addicting!!
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Old 01-17-2018, 11:40 AM   #5
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I will agree that this is a very addicting hobby! Kind of like my houseplants! Better yet- when I do water changes the old fish water doesn't go to waste! It waters my 30+ plants! They just thrive on it!

I never tried discus- I hear they are a bit finiky- my water is pretty hard too? I did have a large tank in high school with piranhas. I just cant feed live fish to other fish and watch- I used to toss them in and shut off the light lol. Made me a bit heart sick.

I remember my mom having a tetra tank when I was little and that was fun. Our cat liked it a lot- and so did the kids! So when I was 8 she got me my first tank, and let me pick out the fish I wanted. A black moore and a fan tail orange gold. I want to get a large tank for my golds- if I thought my floor would handle anything over 100g I would get it- I just bet they would be in my basement!

How tough is a marine tank? I am not sure I am brave enough yet lol
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Since you have a "wall" of tanks I think you could handle some marine fish lol. It's a bit more expensive and you have to watch the water parameters a little closer. There are people on this forum that know far far more than I about it. Marine fish are so colorful but I never attempted corals.
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