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Old 09-13-2014, 12:04 PM   #1
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Cool Hi there, new to the forum and somewhere in between new and intermediate fish keeper

Hello there fellow fish lovers! I joined up here for quick and reliable advice on fish keeping since there's not much around me in the physical realm. I recently lost all my fish in a fatal fungal attack and I'm restarting my aquarium for one supremely spoiled betta. In my community tank I had three beautiful platys (Jeremy Irons (Red Wag), Jason Statham (Blue Wag) and Gandalf the Golden (Sunburst) and three Tequila Sunrise guppies (Captain Rum, Vodka and Tequila) This was obviously my first community tank and I tried hard to save everyone (Captain Rum however seemed to have died of old age since he had been slowing down and losing color while being otherwise healthy for awhile. Vodka probably died due to high stress (he was always such a jumpy guppy) or sudden water chemistry changes and was long gone before the dreaded fungus) when I noticed Mr. Irons and Statham fin clamping I dosed the tank with 2.5 mL Melafix and Pimafix and added 1/2 teaspoon of Aquarium salt. Unfortunately the fungus took hold before whatever made the platys sick in the first place cleared up and they went to fish heaven. Sorry for the long post but I think that should help everyone understand where I'm coming from. I apologize if I just post the name of my fish and forget to mention species and variety in advance.
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Old 09-13-2014, 12:18 PM   #2
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Im sorry for your loss hopefully you have better luck next time. And we welcome you to the forrum!

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Old 09-13-2014, 12:24 PM   #3
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Thanks! (Love the screen name LOL ) I miss them already, but I think it's back to bettas until I get better with aquarium chemistry (and probably a bigger tank now that I think about it)
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Old 09-13-2014, 12:41 PM   #4
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Yeah i have a 20 gal. Freshwater a 4 gal. Betta tank and im purchasing a saltwater reef tank pretty soon. Losing fish is hard and a waiste of money. But getting over it and trying it again makes things a lot easier. (:

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Old 09-13-2014, 12:49 PM   #5
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I love Marine fish but I'm simply no good at salt levels so I'll stick with freshwater. Let me know how that goes! Marine fish have such pretty colors
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Indeed, the corals are just half the reason to get one!

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Corals are nice too. Are they easy to care for?
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Depends which ones you buy, some can be super easy, others require extra work.

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Hmm. Interesting. Hopefully your corals stay healthy! I've always wondered if saltwater set ups needed larger tanks. I live in a teeny apartment so no big fancy tanks for me (it's practically a miracle I got my 5 gallon in here. One day I want a 100+ gallon tank. )
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Nope, im getting a 38 gal. And my buddy just got an 8 gal.they can go really small although i wouldnt go lower than 4 gal. Anyone can keep a saltwater tank as long as you have the research, willpower and funds

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