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Old 11-16-2013, 02:38 PM   #1
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Hi guys my names Joe and I am from Moline Illinois USA

I used to have 20 gal aquariums for my dog and when she died I just never redid the aquarium.

I used to have problems with fish dying and reading through various articles lately found my problem was 1 i overloaded the tank with too many fish and i would change 100% the water every month and it seems i was overstressing my fish and i had to always replace them.

So my daughter in law found me a 75 gallon aquarium for free and so i decided to go get it.

took me 16 hrs to clean the calcified crud off the sides and its fairly cleaned just a few circles i cant get rid of and figure when it has water in it for a while they will soften and I can clean them off then but they are almost invisible now.

I do cad work for a living so right now I am designing a stand for my aquarium and learning all I can before I get my fish so I can have a low maintenance aquarium without stressing and killing my fish.

only thing left on cleaning is trying to get all the bleach rinsed out of my gravel and I dont know if its just smelling the bleach on my hands or what but I cant seem to get rid of the bleach smell and was told to rinse til it all goes away.


well thats a little abt me and where I am at right now. Hope to learn a lot from this group of ppl.

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Old 11-16-2013, 02:45 PM   #3
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thanks Im looking to learn lots for my aquarium currently researching methods for rocks that doesnt take weeks to leech the concrete out ))
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hi, I live in England uk, I don't have a tank at the moment but have had them in the past, my fave fish are ciclids, I would like to set up another tank but my wife isn't to keen, I would like to know what the best filter systems there are these days and I like the idea of a sump tank filtration system but not sure of the set up,
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welcome mate youll find lots of friendly characters in here and they very helpful
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I am new and cheap so ill use the hang on the back but a lot of ppl using canisters and from what i hear the only real diff is you dont have to change the canisters as often but i could be wrong
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