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Old 10-29-2011, 06:14 PM   #1
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Hi Everyone!

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My father always kept a tank in the house, so Iím not new to fish keeping although itís been a while. Typical of a lot of folks, my son won a goldfish at a carnivalÖso I just HAD to get a tank to put him in . I explained to my husband I needed a 55 gallon, because in the long run itís so much easier than a smaller tank. I found a tank on craigslist from a woman who was moving a few states over, and couldnít take her babies, traded the goldfish to my LFS and six months later Iíve become obsessed with the plants of all things!

Because I do have small children Iím trying to keep things as low tech/budget friendly as possible, but at the same time, my husband and two boys have really taken an interest in ďmomísĒ tank.

This site and the people on it have been an awesome source of info!!
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Old 10-29-2011, 06:36 PM   #2
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Old 10-29-2011, 09:28 PM   #3
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Welcome to the forum! Glad you are enjoying fishkeeping!
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Old 10-30-2011, 04:07 PM   #4
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Hi Moka, and welcome to the AA forum! So you have a 55 Gal. plants only tank? That's really cool. How about some pics?
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Old 10-30-2011, 04:21 PM   #5
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Old 10-30-2011, 10:07 PM   #6
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Sorry for the confusion, I definitely don't have a plants only tank!

Initially I was all about fish, and the plants were an afterthought. I would go to the store and buy some plants, they'd die, I'd buy some more they'd die, so I started researching to figure out the problem. I thought I could just buy anything and stick it in the tank . Needless to say I started learning about low-light, high-light...and got interested. My goal plant wise is to stick with all low light plants. I've actually purchased some from a member on here (toddnbecka) and they're beautiful!

As far as fish go I have

4 green tiger barbs
3 albino tigers
3 regular tigers
2 glo fish
3 zebra danio
4 yoyos
1 clown pleco (at least this is what my lfs said, I think it's something else)
1 bn pleco ( toddnbecka)
5 fruit salad tetras (I would have never bought if I'd known they were dyed )
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