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Old 06-26-2013, 02:11 AM   #1
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My Intro. Post, finally...

Hi all!
I have a 5 yr old & a 2 yr old - both girls who are in love with water creatures; I believe they are part fish, most likely because they have both been on boats since they were months old.

I was into aquariums growing up because my father had some serious MTS (multi-tank-syndrome)...and it was easy for him bc he had me to do all the dirty water changes, lol.

I have just gotten back into the hobby over the past few months - started a fish-in cycle in my 26 gal bowfront on Mother's Day...and have a planted 6 gal bowfront in my 5 yr olds room...and a planted 10 gal in my 2 yr olds room.

I need to update my profile info for sure - before I get too backed up on listing all the tank specs, lol. I have several empty tanks calling my name already - a 10 gal, 20 gal L, and a 55 gal.

I haven't purchased any fish from my wish-list just yet - trying to take things slow until my parameters are steady.

Now that my 26G has fully cycled (cycled with 5 zebra danios), I have 6 rummynose tetras, a golden mystery snail & the original 5 zebra danios in the 26gal.

In the planted 6gal bowfront, there's a blue/white/black male delta-tail betta. (The betta was near death when purchased @ Petco & had both ventral fins broken - I was sure he wouldn't make it, but he seems happy...he hasn't stopped making bubble nests since being released into his tank)

And in the planted 10gal, there's a white half-moon male betta ("Nilla-Wafer") w/2 Amano shrimp. (This betta was also a "rescue" from Petco - definitely didn't see him pulling thru...unfortunately his health had been up and down. He's a lover, but surely a fighter as well- I've been doing everything possible to ensure his quality of life is top-notch now. I do believe he is partially blind, but he has the biggest personality & loves to rub up against me while I'm cleaning the tank.)

Anyways - I've rambled...I have felt like a stalker from reading so many posts, but not being a part of them. Hopefully that will change - I feel like I've got a good bit of experience/info that I can contribute as well as plenty to learn from so many experts on here. It's nice to have found a place I "belong" and to not feel like the 'crazy fish girl'.

I'll be starting my 55 gallon venture soon, so I'll most likely start one of those build threads on that one - it will be a lengthy process for sure! I'm still making plans for it before digging in...

Cheers!
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Thanks all!!

Shellyx - check out my pics on my profile - I've got a few from each tank (none of the 55gal so far obviously), and some misc pics of my kiddos.

I do have a question regarding the 55 gal tank...not sure if I should start another thread or not...I knew the tank was old, but not this old...says it was built in 1987. Should I be concerned at all? I know it holds water bc the ppl who gave it to me were using it & it housed 3 Oscars.
Also, does anyone have any experience/advice about the 'Mr.Aqua' tanks? I came across one on a website & they look like wonderful tanks!

Thank you to everyone who spent the time to read these long-winded posts. ;(
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Thanks all!!

Shellyx - check out my pics on my profile - I've got a few from each tank (none of the 55gal so far obviously), and some misc pics of my kiddos.

I do have a question regarding the 55 gal tank...not sure if I should start another thread or not...I knew the tank was old, but not this old...says it was built in 1987. Should I be concerned at all? I know it holds water bc the ppl who gave it to me were using it & it housed 3 Oscars.
Also, does anyone have any experience/advice about the 'Mr.Aqua' tanks? I came across one on a website & they look like wonderful tanks!

Thank you to everyone who spent the time to read these long-winded posts. ;(
If the tanks not leaking then i wouldn't think there would be a problem. I haven't heard of aqua tanks sorry.
I'll take a look at your profile thanks
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If the tanks not leaking then i wouldn't think there would be a problem. I haven't heard of aqua tanks sorry.
I'll take a look at your profile thanks
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