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Old 03-08-2012, 12:58 PM   #11
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Old 03-10-2012, 12:06 AM   #12
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Welcome! I am new to here, as well, but not to the wonderful world of fish keeping. Do you have a test kit? If not, the API Master Test kit is the best. It's what I use, and it is super easy to use! It's about $25 on Amazon and will last a long time! You will need a good liquid test kit to cycle your new tank. Test strips, IMO, don't really work well.

*Hope I didn't step on any toes here....since I am new to this site. lol
Thanks for the advice Jenn27! That is the one on my list so I'm glad to hear that it is the right choice.
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Hi Shanny, welcome to the fun fishy world!
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Thanks for the advice Jenn27! That is the one on my list so I'm glad to hear that it is the right choice.
Great! Sounds like you are on the right track then.
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Old 03-10-2012, 05:50 PM   #16
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That is a very unusual tank Shanny-nice! You have a very thoughtful husband.

I'm sure you will get a lot of good advice on this forum. I would suggest looking into adding plants, by starting with low light, low maintenance plants, such as jave fern, jave moss, anubias, and Cryptocoryne for starters. IMHO, fish feel more comfortable around plants plus the plants help keep the tank healthy.
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Old 03-10-2012, 10:30 PM   #18
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That is a very unusual tank Shanny-nice! You have a very thoughtful husband.

I'm sure you will get a lot of good advice on this forum. I would suggest looking into adding plants, by starting with low light, low maintenance plants, such as jave fern, jave moss, anubias, and Cryptocoryne for starters. IMHO, fish feel more comfortable around plants plus the plants help keep the tank healthy.
We had actually had our eyes on it for a while. It was a floor display and had some wood issues and the glass cover was cracked so we got it for $400 (reg $1300). We fixed the wood and are replacing the glass cover.

I was thinking of getting plastic plants to start but if it is better for the fish and tank to get real plants then I will try. I live in a very small northern Alberta town so I have to travel an hour and a half to buy all equipment and fish. The bigger city I travel to doesn't have a good aquarium/fish shop. Only two of the big chain pet suppllies stores. I haven't started looking at what they carry yet.
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Since you live so far away you may look into buy fish through websites and have them shipped.

Also a lot of people in my town breed fish and sell them. You could check craigslist.

Nice to see a Canadian!
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Since you live so far away you may look into buy fish through websites and have them shipped.

Also a lot of people in my town breed fish and sell them. You could check craigslist.

Nice to see a Canadian!
Hi Georgia!

Really? You can have fish shipped? How do they ship them?
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