Go Back   Aquarium Advice - Aquarium Forum Community > Community Forum > Member Introductions

Join Aquarium Advice Today
Thread Tools Search this Thread Display Modes
Please support our sponsors and let them know you heard about them on AquariumAdvice.com
Old 07-07-2013, 04:02 PM   #1
Aquarium Advice Newbie
Join Date: Jul 2013
Location: NYC
Posts: 1
Smile Hi from NYC!

Hi Everyone!

I'm still very new and learning the ins and outs of this forum - but I know in the past few months setting up my tank, I've always stumbled upon advice at this site. I'm hoping I can come here for helpful advice as I continue to add to my tank and hopefully upgrade to a bigger one!

A little about my tank:

I have a 20 gallon freshwater tank. Right now, living in the city this is all we have space for. I'm hoping to get a 50 gallon or 75 gallon depending on what space we have when we move in a year or two! (first time home buyers! eek!)

In my 20 gallon I have: 2 albino plecos, 2 neon tetras, 3 black neons, 3 black skirt tetras, and 2 Red Serpae tetras.

I also just got two live plants (which, this is my first time doing, and I absolutely love it!). I have about a 1watt/gal ratio (low, I know) but I've asked numerous sources and most people have said that with these plants, I should be fine. I also have a large gravel substrate, so I didn't want to get anything that needed me to completely change that out. I have two small amazon swords, and two clusters of cryptocoryne wendtii. I've heard (obviously after I had purchased and rooted) my amazon swords that they can grow to be quite large, but that's a bridge I'm willing to cross later on. Since I put in the plants, my fish literally stay on that side of the aquarium. (I'm planning on getting more, but wanted to see how these take first.) I'm new to the plant world, so any advice is greatly appreciated!

TetraTank640 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 07-07-2013, 06:55 PM   #2
Aquarium Advice FINatic
bmarine's Avatar
Join Date: May 2013
Location: Michigan
Posts: 975
Hey, welcome to AA!

bmarine is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 07-07-2013, 06:56 PM   #3
Elephant nose Finatic!
shellyx's Avatar

Join Date: Nov 2011
Location: scotland
Posts: 4,157
Hi, welcome to the forum
70 gallon elephant nose tank, Gonzo the elephant nose and inverts.
30gallon borara merah and brigittae green, red longfin bristlenose, shrimp, ninja, taiwan,bamboo, and snails.
shellyx is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 07-07-2013, 10:04 PM   #4
Aquarium Advice Addict
redsea's Avatar
Join Date: Jul 2011
Location: United States
Posts: 8,059
Hi there! Welcome to Aquarium Advice! Please enjoy and have fun!
[CENTER]Please don't forget about the toxins in some corals (like zoas and palythoas)
Latest aquarium vlog:
redsea is offline   Reply With Quote

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

» Photo Contest Winners

Our Communities

Our communities encompass many different hobbies and interests, but each one is built on friendly, intelligent membership.

» More about our Communities

Automotive Communities

Our Automotive communities encompass many different makes and models. From U.S. domestics to European Saloons.

» More about our Automotive Communities

Marine Communities

Our Marine websites focus on Cruising and Sailing Vessels, including forums and the largest cruising Wiki project on the web today.

» More about our Marine Communities

Copyright 2002-2012 Social Knowledge, LLC All Rights Reserved.

All times are GMT -4. The time now is 06:58 AM.

Powered by vBulletin® Version 3.8.8 Beta 1
Copyright ©2000 - 2016, vBulletin Solutions, Inc.