Go Back   Aquarium Advice - Aquarium Forum Community > Community Forum > Member Introductions

Join Aquarium Advice Today
Thread Tools Search this Thread Display Modes
Please support our sponsors and let them know you heard about them on AquariumAdvice.com
Old 02-03-2009, 02:01 AM   #1
Aquarium Advice Regular
Join Date: Feb 2009
Location: Alaska
Posts: 71
Guess what... I'm new too!

Hi all, I just stumbled across this place while researching for my new project tank. I hope to be able to tap the vast knowledge of the saltwater sages for my first SW set up.

First, a little about me. I grew up in NC with uncles who had been keeping saltwater aquariums since the 70s so I've seen how bad things can get. =P Until recently, I've strictly been freshwater oriented. I use to breed discus and angles (but never on any real scale) because I enjoyed watching their parenting behaviors. I took a 5 year break from any sort of major fish keeping after freak storm led to a power outage that killed off everything in my 110 tall and 45 corner. That all changed when I moved to Alaska... i relapsed on my aquarium addiction and bought a betta and one of those little desk kits for my apartment. Freaking betta.

Since then I've managed to cram my apartment full of freshwater nano set ups which i've had to slowly phase out after i got a $900 electric bill (which wasn't actually caused by the tanks, but the sheer number of them made it worse). Currently, the only set up I have running is what i consider to be my invert tank. It's a 20gal with a few of my fave low light plants that i just couldn't bring my self to part with (a few crypts, some hygro, and a few chunks of my annubis nana, all of which) and some really nice driftwood. As far as fishy livestock goes, I have a few tetras (don't even remember what they are now) that i plan to swap out with some eques pencils, my wifes two guppies (don't ask), oh, and one baby cockatoo apisto I never could catch. My invert stock makes up a larger part of my stocking with 7 ghost shrimp, 23 red cherries, 1 bamboo shrimp and my pride 'n joy my giant african filter shrimp.

Currently, I'm researching FOWLR setups for a project tank i plan to start for my first attempt at saltwater. I'll post more about my plans for this on the FOWLR forum.

Anyway, thats basically me in a nutshell... well... more like a suitcase i guess.

<insert ubiquitous smilies >

Ratrik13 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 02-03-2009, 04:04 AM   #2
Aquarium Advice FINatic
buddha_red's Avatar
Join Date: Feb 2005
Location: Pasadena Texas 77504
Posts: 560
Send a message via ICQ to buddha_red
Welcome to AA!

FOWLR is a good way to begin. You will be a pro at salt in no time by hanging out here.

"Only mistakes happen fast in aquariums"
"The solution to pollution is dulution"
buddha_red is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 02-03-2009, 08:47 AM   #3
Aquarium Advice Activist
Join Date: Jan 2009
Location: Wisconin
Posts: 170
Welcome to the forum! Be sure to hit the Aquarank vote to get us back to #1!
laxpatrick is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 02-03-2009, 09:12 AM   #4
Community Admin
melosu58's Avatar

Tank of the Month Award
Join Date: Oct 2004
Location: Virginia
Posts: 37,888
Welcome aboard
melosu58 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 02-05-2009, 03:51 PM   #5
Aquarium Advice Freak
nanoluvr's Avatar
Join Date: Jan 2009
Location: Coldspring, TX
Posts: 482
Send a message via AIM to nanoluvr
welcome...let me know if I can help!
nanoluvr is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 02-05-2009, 04:40 PM   #6
Sliced Bread
neilanh's Avatar

Join Date: Dec 2006
Location: Northern Virginia
Posts: 8,482
In the DC Metro Area? Check out GWAPA and WAMAS
neilanh is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 02-05-2009, 09:28 PM   #7
Aquarium Advice Addict
Zagz's Avatar

POTM Champion
Join Date: May 2005
Location: Saskatchewan, Canada
Posts: 17,108
Send a message via MSN to Zagz
Welcome to AA!
AA Community Rules | AA TOS

Site Administrator
Zagz is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 02-06-2009, 07:18 PM   #8
Aquarium Advice Activist
Join Date: Jul 2008
Location: Odenton MD
Posts: 172
Welcome to the site!

FishyLuva is offline   Reply With Quote

Please support our sponsors and let them know you heard about them on AquariumAdvice.com

« Hello | Hi y'all »
Thread Tools Search this Thread
Search this Thread:

Advanced Search
Display Modes

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are Off
Pingbacks are Off
Refbacks are Off

Similar Threads
Thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
Take a guess.....I'm NEW! :D Badger Member Introductions 13 12-13-2006 10:24 AM
I guess I should say hi Member Introductions 6 02-21-2006 05:20 AM
Guess what??!! Meredith New Acquisitions 14 02-15-2005 07:49 PM
Guess what, guess what, guess what, guess what, guess what?? Ayesha97 Saltwater Reef Aquaria 19 07-29-2004 05:18 PM
Guess what I got??? Punkymom Freshwater & Brackish - General Discussion 4 12-30-2003 05:13 PM

» Photo Contest Winners

Our Communities

Our communities encompass many different hobbies and interests, but each one is built on friendly, intelligent membership.

» More about our Communities

Automotive Communities

Our Automotive communities encompass many different makes and models. From U.S. domestics to European Saloons.

» More about our Automotive Communities

Marine Communities

Our Marine websites focus on Cruising and Sailing Vessels, including forums and the largest cruising Wiki project on the web today.

» More about our Marine Communities

Copyright 2002-2012 Social Knowledge, LLC All Rights Reserved.

All times are GMT -4. The time now is 10:46 AM.

Powered by vBulletin® Version 3.8.8 Beta 1
Copyright ©2000 - 2016, vBulletin Solutions, Inc.