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Old 07-11-2012, 03:04 PM   #1
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Hi,from New Jersey. My daughter won minnows at the town picnic last month, so my husband got her a 10 gallon tank with full set-up. The minnows died within 4 days, so now we have 3 platys, a snail & a plecho. My daughter & I are totally new to aquariums, so we have alot of questions (usually bordering on panic!). My husband has had a 90 gallon tank in the past, but he's not such a good resource because his memory is bad due to a severe head trauma. My only experience with fish is that once I kept a minnow alive & well in an unfiltered fish bowl for 4 years, with daily water changes.

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Old 07-11-2012, 03:26 PM   #2
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Welcome!!! I found this group in a state of panic as well all the advice and resources on here are wonderful!! Good luck to you and your daughter with your tank post some pics
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Old 07-11-2012, 03:38 PM   #3
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Thanks for the welcome! I'm not sure if this is where I post a photo, but my daughter just took this pic of our tank.
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Welcome to AA! Love the tank and we're happy you decided to join us!
Have you learned about cycling yet?
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Old 07-11-2012, 04:48 PM   #5
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Now I'm scared!

Thanks for the warm welcome!

I read the link about cycling; now I'm truly terrified! We test the water & do partial water changes,but we didn't know about cycling. I guess we messed up already!!!
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Old 07-11-2012, 05:28 PM   #6
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Its not as hard as looks and that's what we're all here for, to help each other out. Don't be afraid to ask with any questions
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Old 07-11-2012, 08:53 PM   #8
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Thanks, Melosu! I'm glad I found you guys! I'm sure I will learn alot here. It's nice to know I don't have to bumble through alone & risk harming my fish & snail. (We love our snail! Never knew they were so cute & entertaining!)
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