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Old 05-07-2013, 08:56 PM   #1
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Hello from Burlington, VT

Hey everyone,

New to the forum here and relatively new to the fish keeping hobby. About a year ago I decided to pick up my first aquarium since my turtle tank I had as a kid. Planted some basic plant species and started my fish keeping without much experience and added a few white skirt tetras. Had some fish come and go. Learned a lot. Then when my tank was filled to the brim I decided the next logical upgrade for my current scenario is my 40 breeder. I am roughly 2 months in and am loving the added space with this footprint. Definitely caught a bit of a bug with these tanks. I really enjoy the ecosystem concept of fish keeping and love plants. Still learning a bunch and can't wait to see where this tank takes me. I have been reading this forum since the beginning and love how helpful you all are for every level of aquarium own from first timers to multi decade enthusiasts.


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Old 05-07-2013, 11:41 PM   #2
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Old 05-07-2013, 11:45 PM   #3
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Welcome to the forum! I'm interested in seeing your tanks!
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Old 05-09-2013, 12:42 AM   #4
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Thanks! The 10 gallon is getting some new gravel so looks empty at the moment. Also moving around the 40 so I'll post a recent picture before more plants got added. Here is the 40. Definitely looking for some suggestions. Looking to add some more driftwood and some addition plants. Once I get my computer up and running I'll post some dslr photos of the current design.
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Old 05-11-2013, 11:19 PM   #6
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Just cleaned out the 10 gallon of the old blue gravel I started with. Replaced it with Eco complete and some of the drift wood from the 40. I also picked up a pretty unique pair of mollies from panama. Hoping to set up the 10 as a planted breeding tank for them to start off.
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Welcome & tank looks very nice!
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Old 05-13-2013, 07:41 PM   #8
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Finished rescaping the 10 gallon. I think the eco-complete is throwing off my pH like it did in the 40 breeder. Using the same filter from before that already has a bit of bacteria built up. Will be doing a big water change to see how that helps.
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Looking nice! I really like your driftwood, is it natural?
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