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Old 06-08-2011, 03:28 AM   #1
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Hi Everyone, I'm back after 36 years!

I recently got back my interest in keeping an aquarium, not since I was about 16 years old.

I'm now 52 years old, semi-retired and live alone in Farmington,MO.

I regained my interest after receiving a small gold fish that was given to me by a neighbor that didn't know what to do with it, after winning at a County Fair "Fish Bowl & Ping Pong Ball" event.

After a few days, I began to feel sorry for the lonely little goldfish, in a tiny dirty bowl on top of my Bakers Rack, and soon became obsessed.

I just dropped $225.00 for a Small Custom 29"L x 7"W x 9"H, approx. 8 gallon freshwater aquarium and accessories that would just fit the top shelf of the Bakers Rack in my dining room. It should be here in a few days, shipped from California.

I guess I've regained the bug, after all these years. My new Gold Fish, named Gloria, should be Very Happy !

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Hello. Glad to hear your back in the saddle again.
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Welcome Aboard!

I commend you for the rescue, goldfish seem to be used as prizes more than any other fish combined.

The tank you ordered will work for a short time, but I'd recommend you look at upgrading soon enough to a more appropriate 20g tank for Gloria. Over filtration is always a good thing to consider when it comes to goldies, since they're pooping machines.
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welcome to AA and semi retired work wise, and coming out of retirement fishy wise ...
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I commend you for the rescue, goldfish seem to be used as prizes more than any other fish combined.

The tank you ordered will work for a short time, but I'd recommend you look at upgrading soon enough to a more appropriate 20g tank for Gloria. Over filtration is always a good thing to consider when it comes to goldies, since they're pooping machines.
to AA. Gloria sounds like she's in good hands. She'll need a larger tank as she gets larger. Goldfish have large bio-loads and really know how to dirty their water
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YOU SPENT $225 FOR WHAT!?!?!?!

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