Go Back   Aquarium Advice - Aquarium Forum Community > Community Forum > Member Introductions
Click Here to Login

Join Aquarium Advice Today
Reply
 
Thread Tools Search this Thread Display Modes
Please support our sponsors and let them know you heard about them on AquariumAdvice.com
 
Old 01-29-2015, 10:52 AM   #1
Aquarium Advice Activist
 
Join Date: Jan 2015
Location: Catonsville, MD
Posts: 100
Hello there

Hello all, just coming to introduce myself.

I've just restarted my foray into the freshwater fish aquarium world with a bigger and more interesting shaped tank (a 35 gal hexagon) and would love an easier place to get advice than the pet store. The closest actual aquarium specialty store is about half an hour to forty minutes away so the only thing in the neighborhood is Petsmart, which is fine for simple things but I've been burned by their quality in the past so am wary of their advice and fish. Coming to a place where everyone is interested in fish and their care rather than being paid to sell gold fish in too small of tanks seems a far better choice to me.

That being said, hello!

Skai
__________________

__________________
Skai is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 01-29-2015, 11:20 AM   #2
Aquarium Advice Addict
 
shellyx's Avatar


 
Join Date: Nov 2011
Location: scotland
Posts: 4,236
Welcome to the forum

55 gallon elephant nose tank.
16 gallon vampire shrimp and snails
__________________

__________________
70 gallon elephant nose tank, Gonzo the elephant nose and friends!
30gallon borara merah and brigittae green, red longfin bristlenose, shrimp, ninja, taiwan,bamboo, and snails.
shellyx is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 01-29-2015, 11:27 AM   #3
Aquarium Advice Activist
 
Join Date: Jan 2015
Location: Catonsville, MD
Posts: 100
Hi there! I've always wondered about Elephant Noses. They're so unique looking.
__________________
Skai is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 01-29-2015, 11:29 AM   #4
Aquarium Advice Addict
 
shellyx's Avatar


 
Join Date: Nov 2011
Location: scotland
Posts: 4,236
Quote:
Originally Posted by Skai View Post
Hi there! I've always wondered about Elephant Noses. They're so unique looking.
I enjoy mine, but he's been really hard work Lol

55 gallon elephant nose tank.
16 gallon vampire shrimp and snails
__________________
70 gallon elephant nose tank, Gonzo the elephant nose and friends!
30gallon borara merah and brigittae green, red longfin bristlenose, shrimp, ninja, taiwan,bamboo, and snails.
shellyx is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 01-29-2015, 11:32 AM   #5
Aquarium Advice Activist
 
Join Date: Jan 2015
Location: Catonsville, MD
Posts: 100
I figured, that's why I shied away from getting one myself. I love strange looking fish but have no experience with them so I figured holding off until I was back up to snuff with care and maintenance was better for all involved. Last time I was 'in charge' of my own tank I was like ten so... you know a ten year old's sense of care. My mother ended up doing most of the hard work, lol.
__________________
Skai is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 01-29-2015, 11:40 AM   #6
Aquarium Advice Addict
 
shellyx's Avatar


 
Join Date: Nov 2011
Location: scotland
Posts: 4,236
I like oddballs too that's why I decided I was going to buy one, I did a lot of research before buying him so I was prepared to look after him properly, but he was like nothing I expected Lol
Yeah I remember having fish when I was young, didn't have a clue about looking after them so my mum use to do all the work, she didn't have a clue either Poor fish!

55 gallon elephant nose tank.
16 gallon vampire shrimp and snails
__________________
70 gallon elephant nose tank, Gonzo the elephant nose and friends!
30gallon borara merah and brigittae green, red longfin bristlenose, shrimp, ninja, taiwan,bamboo, and snails.
shellyx is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 01-29-2015, 11:44 AM   #7
Aquarium Advice Activist
 
Join Date: Jan 2015
Location: Catonsville, MD
Posts: 100
I know... I feel bad when I think about it. That's part of why my new tank is in such a prominent place now. So that I can see it several times a day and fit it into my routine better. I have bad track history when it's just in my room or something like that. Somehow despite it being right there in front of me I managed to forget about the poor things. So no more in my room. Besides everyone can see it this way!
__________________
Skai is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 01-29-2015, 11:48 AM   #8
Aquarium Advice Addict
 
shellyx's Avatar


 
Join Date: Nov 2011
Location: scotland
Posts: 4,236
Mine use to be in my bedroom too when I was young.
At least when it's somewhere you can look at it, you can keep an eye on things. And be proud of it when it's all up and running!

55 gallon elephant nose tank.
16 gallon vampire shrimp and snails
__________________
70 gallon elephant nose tank, Gonzo the elephant nose and friends!
30gallon borara merah and brigittae green, red longfin bristlenose, shrimp, ninja, taiwan,bamboo, and snails.
shellyx is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 01-29-2015, 11:49 AM   #9
Aquarium Advice Activist
 
Join Date: Jan 2015
Location: Catonsville, MD
Posts: 100
Yes, unfortunately right now I've got an Ich infestation so it's not quite so wonderful at the moment...
__________________
Skai is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 01-29-2015, 11:50 AM   #10
Aquarium Advice Addict
 
pittbully13's Avatar



POTM Champion
 
Join Date: Jan 2014
Location: North Carolina
Posts: 1,546
Hi and welcome to AA.

Sent from my Z667T using Aquarium Advice mobile app
__________________

__________________
29g planted community tank, 2.5g mini bow work shrimp tank, 1.5g shrimp/growout tank
pittbully13 is offline   Reply With Quote
Reply

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

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
Hello there from Hello Th3r3 Hello Th3r3 Member Introductions 5 11-21-2014 08:03 PM
Hey there, hi there, ho there... RICICHULOUS Member Introductions 4 10-26-2014 12:43 AM
Hello i would like to say hello to people out there and tell you about my fish Itzblackmayne Freshwater & Brackish - General Discussion 4 01-25-2011 11:07 PM
Is there anyone out there who uses Wet/Dry instead of LR? PrettyFishies Saltwater & Reef - Getting Started 23 03-17-2003 11:23 AM
There are these things in my tank...should they be there? hisc1ay Freshwater & Brackish - General Discussion 22 12-04-2002 12:32 PM







» Photo Contest Winners








Copyright 2002- Social Knowledge, LLC All Rights Reserved.

All times are GMT -4. The time now is 06:02 PM.


Powered by vBulletin® Version 3.8.8 Beta 1
Copyright ©2000 - 2017, vBulletin Solutions, Inc.