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Old 06-05-2008, 05:07 PM   #1
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Hi everyone from the lone star state.

hi all! my name is lauren and i just joined your forum. i recently moved to texas from the dc area where i first started to cultivate my love for keeping aquariums. just yesterday i finally bought my first tank since i've been in texas. it's a beautiful 46 gal bowfront tank which i will be filling today with some sort of cichlid mix [havent decided yet]. My favorite fish to keep are cichlids [of all kinds!], bettas, and fancy guppies. i'm very excited about sharing my experience with ya'll and learn from you as well.

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Old 06-05-2008, 05:49 PM   #2
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If you bought the tank yesterday, please don't put fish in it yet. Read these articles first.

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If you bought the tank yesterday, please don't put fish in it yet. Read these articles first.

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oh yes dskidmore i'm very familar with the nitrogen cycle and the great benefit of cycling without fish, i'm sorry if i worried you i merely meant that i was going to shop for fish. haha :P found exactly what i wanted today!
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Welcome to AA, very glad to have you here. Also glad you are familiar with the fishless cycling process.
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i'm sorry if i worried you i merely meant that i was going to shop for fish. haha :P found exactly what i wanted today!
Well, it was sounding a little scary!

So what did you decide to stock the tank with? You going to do any sort of themed aquascaping, or a generic gravel/sand bed?
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