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 08-29-2012, 11:30 AM   #1
Aquarium Advice Newbie
Join Date: Aug 2012
Posts: 1

Howdy! I just joined the forum and thought I'd take a moment to introduce myself. I've been keeping fish for fifteen years and currently have two operating aquariums:

The first is a 27 gallon bowfront with three, 9 year old Lionhead goldfish. I opted to go bare-bottom after one of the fish swallowed a piece of gravel. (I came home to find her sitting on the bottom of the aquarium with her fins clamped, unable to get water through her gills. I used some clove oil to anesthetize her and carefully removed the rock with a pair of tweezers. She recovered just fine, but I didn't want to risk the lives of my fish, so I removed the gravel.) I have an air stone in one corner and the fish seem to enjoy both that and the high water flow emitted by my power filter.

My second aquarium is a 1 1/2 gallon nano tank in which I am raising a betta that I obtained as a fry. I have a clay substrate and am laboring to grow several low-light plants - an endeavor which is meeting with moderate success. I keep a small bubbler buried near the center of the tank, since I have opted to go filter-free. I have a small, high-quality heater in the tank (a risk if it should malfunction, but necessary to maintain an high enough temperature to keep my fish happy).

I don't have the room to add any more tanks, but when I do, I want to try my hand at breeding bettas and set up a reef tank. (I recently won a frag kit in a contest and am excited to learn more.)

I am unaware of any fish clubs in my local area, so my fish-keeping efforts are limited to what I am able to learn on my own. I hope that this forum will expand the resources available to me... and maybe provide a bit of companionship. (Face it, most folks just don't understand how anyone can develop an emotional attachment to a fish or why some of us believe it's worth investing time and money when that fish gets sick!)

Hope to hear from all of you soon!


KeyWing is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 08-30-2012, 11:57 AM   #2
Community Admin
melosu58's Avatar

Tank of the Month Award
Join Date: Oct 2004
Location: Virginia
Posts: 37,890
Welcome aboard. We are glad you found us here at AA.

melosu58 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 08-30-2012, 12:58 PM   #3
Aquarium Advice Addict
Convict2161's Avatar
Join Date: Oct 2011
Location: Planet Earth
Posts: 14,818
Welcome aboard!!

"When creating an aqua scape, strive for the beauty of imperfection, as its art and there is no wrong or right, it's left open for interpretation" James Findley
Convict2161 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 09-02-2012, 03:31 PM   #4
Aquarium Advice Addict
Samzter's Avatar
Join Date: Jun 2012
Location: West Sussex
Posts: 3,625
Welcome to AA! Hope you like the site so far!
Samzter 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 09:46 PM.

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