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Old 10-30-2012, 05:10 PM   #1
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Hi All

Hi everybody.

New here.

I've been keeping fish for almost 10 years now. Started out totally clueless, and have learned the hard way about most things fish. I can even personally vouch for what 55 gallons of water looks like when it explodes all over your living room at 1am a few days before your wedding! (I can also assure you that yes, that vent in my floor beside the tank stand does go down to the furnace. )

Currently I have a 55-gallon planted community tank, a 10-gallon planted tank that "belongs to my 6-year-old", and I'm cycling the ever-popular Petco 6.6 bookshelf. I'm also trying to clean up the mess I made preparing hot water bottles and battery-powered airstones and warming quilts just in case Sandy knocked out the power. Here in northern WV we lucked out and everybody stayed warm.

I'm writing this with a 2-year-old mauling me, which is why my big tank deserves so much love now. I've recommitted to its health, having let it slide for a while during the kids' babyhoods. Just recently I've made a second attempt at live plants, and this time I am determined to get it right. Hoping to get as much guidance from you friendly folk as I can.

So, howdy.
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Old 10-30-2012, 11:18 PM   #2
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WELCOME! we have many a parent here! I highly suggest you lock your aquarium cabinet. There is a member here whose little one, decided the tank needed a little vitamin C and added her morning OJ into the tank right into the sump. I also suggest because little ones like adding food and it's easy to add the whole can! My cousin did that to my grandfathers tank!
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Old 10-30-2012, 11:46 PM   #3
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That's funny you say that....just last night I was on the phone with poison control. Apparently ich medicine, in small quantities, isn't deadly. Mom of the Year.
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Old 10-30-2012, 11:47 PM   #4
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And THANKS!
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Old 10-31-2012, 12:22 AM   #5
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read through the unhealthy section, sometimes you'll see a story there. I'd also keep the oj out of reach just in case. your 2 year old reads this!
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