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Old 06-17-2011, 11:55 AM   #1
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Hello to all! I am new here and am just overwhelmed with the info you have available. I have found so much info that I have been needing. Thank you for this site/forum. I hope to gain invaluable knowledge and provide a much better environment for my fish ( when I aquire them). Bad experiences have marred me but I am here to start anew and win this time.
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Welcome to the site . All previous experiences good or bad (and being a member here on AA) will help you become a great fish keeper in the future.
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Hello to all! I am new here and am just overwhelmed with the info you have available. I have found so much info that I have been needing. Thank you for this site/forum. I hope to gain invaluable knowledge and provide a much better environment for my fish ( when I aquire them). Bad experiences have marred me but I am here to start anew and win this time.
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Many have been where you were, so don't worry or feel bad about that. Keeping fish is like any other pet, in that proper care and knowing what they need to not just survive, but thrive will make you a better aquarist.
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Old 06-17-2011, 12:29 PM   #5
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Thanks again! I am so excited to have some good advice. I can't wait to get the ball rolling.
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Old 06-17-2011, 12:40 PM   #7
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I posted some info in the newbie section I think. As I am new to forums and posting and such, I didn't want to put too much here. I will try to post where I should and stay off of toes where I shouldn't.
I currently have a 29gal tank that was dismantled and moved with fish, gravel, filter, water and re-assembled all about 1 month ago. I have not added any new fish. Old cichlid with disease was euthanized last week and there is a catfish left. I am hoping to create an active community tank as I go. As I was growing up, my dad always had discus cichlids and they were so beautiful especially when we would play our musical instruments. I remember how peaceful they would make me feel. I have had some fish off and on over the years, but now that I am in a stable home that I don't plan to move from for quite a while, I am starting again. This time I will do it right hopefully and have a nice healthy aquarium and fish.
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Thats is great to hear, have you decided to go with cichlids or are you still thinking over your stocking options? Maybe a 29 gal will be a little small to keep multiple cichlids, someone else would have to help us out there.

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Thanks andresdeo! I have considered cichlids and still may. My husband wants a more full, active tank so I thought a community tank would be the way to go.
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Thanks andresdeo! I have considered cichlids and still may. My husband wants a more full, active tank so I thought a community tank would be the way to go.
I would think a nice peaceful community tank with small schooling fish like Danios or Tetras, with a Dwarf Cichlid like a Bolivian Ram or GBR as a centerpiece fish would fit that description nicely
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