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Old 02-14-2013, 09:15 PM   #1
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I'm new to your forums, but not to the hobby. We had fish when I was a kid - mostly goldfish and guppies - and I've been wanting a tank in the waiting room of my psychology practice for years. Finally was able to set up a tank in my therapy room about 2 1/2 years ago, 47g tall tank, stocked it with livebearers and cories. Second tank was a 10g to use as a quarantine tank - after losing 1/2 of the fish I initially put in the 47g. Hadn't cycled it, didn't even know I should, and the guy at petco sold me 15 fish knowing it was a brand new tank. It had been up for a few days, but with no ammonia source. Anyway, after 7 or 8 of the original 15 died I bought a 10g, cycled it, slowly added stock back to my 47g. Since then I have aquired LOTS more tanks - never really intended to have so many, as I didn't plan to raise any of the fry, but... well, what can I say? I was fighting an outbreak of camellanus worms in my main tank, and had two fish that looked like they were weren't doing well, so I took them out and put them in the quarantine tank where I could keep a closer eye on them. The next day I had 23 platy fry and 54 guppy fry - turns out they weren't sick and bloated, just VERY pregnant. Upon discovering that a locally owned pet store would take the fry, once big enough to sell, in exchange for store credit, I decided to raise them. Soon bought a 20g long as a grow-out tank. I had also added another 10g, divided, with 2 bettas by then.

Long story short, I now have a total of 13 tanks ranging from 3.5g to 47g. At the moment most are housing growing guppies, platys, and swordtails. For details, see my profile.


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Hi and welcome to AA As you have found out this hobby can be quite addictive especially if you have livebearers
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