New Guy From Iowa
Hello... My name is Kerby and I live in Iowa... I've had a fish tank since I was 14, and that was 20 years ago... Recently I've come across a web site where people sell used stuff called "Craigslist" and the addiction has really taken off... From a 55 gallon for $35 and a couple of 30 gallons on a cool custom stand to add to the 55 gallon and 20 long I already had, I now have 5 tanks set up in our home... talk about an addiction. My kids think I've lost my mind...
I knew of "cycling" a tank but didn't know much about it... with all of your help in the last few months and the purchase of a test kit, I've had very few fish fatalities and learned to do partial water changes more often. Three tanks are community - one primarily angels, another has a bunch of stuff from cory cats, mollies, swards, black skirts, zebras, a pleco and a few snails. Currently, my 20L has the gold fish from our very small fish pond inside for the winter - they'll be back outside soon.
My new favorite tank (one of the 30 gallons) has dwarf puffers, butterfly gobies, kuhli loaches...and that's about it.
I want to learn more about growing live plants and other fish compatability. We have lots of cool pet stores in town so finding interesting fish is not always difficult.
Thanks again for all the wonderful advice - this web forum has been a GREAT learning tool for me - you guys are great!!!