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Old 07-24-2011, 03:17 PM   #1
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Well, I live in Az where water seems scarce. I've kept aquariums for over 30 years. Got divorced five years ago and sold all my tanks etc.. I was a dummy, never sell your stuff. Now I have a 20 and a 10 gallon tank going. I do have a 50 gallon tank but have no place to set it up, new wife says we have no room, so am waiting til I retire in a few months, then a room is going to be built for my tanks. I then can do as I please, and that includes more tanks. Live bearers have always been my favorites so I want to breed several species. I have a community tank in the twenty gallon one, angels, guppies, platys, mollies, and some tetras. I love this site for the information available. Theres so much new stuff out, and I know little about it. One goal is a tank with live plants in it for my fish.
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Old 07-24-2011, 03:50 PM   #2
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Wait so the angels are in the twenty gallon tank? That seems really cramped for them....
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Old 07-24-2011, 04:19 PM   #3
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welcome to AA a 20 is too small for an angel. java moss is a great plant,its almos invincible
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Old 07-24-2011, 04:23 PM   #4
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Welcome, i'm from az too! Sorry to hear about selling all your tanks haha.
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Old 07-24-2011, 07:34 PM   #5
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I know a lot of folks think the tank in 20 gallon size is to small, but mine seem happy in it. Sometimes I trade the fish for smaller ones when they get to the 4 inch size. I do hope to get my 50 gallon tank going soon, then I can really have some more fun, and the angels will go in that tank, see if they get much bigger. Thanks folks.
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Old 07-24-2011, 07:49 PM   #6
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Welcome Man! I've been thru the big D before and the selling of your stuff. I think its apart of the moving on process, however i regretted it too! lol Never get rid of things while angry is my lesson ha ha I love live bearers too but I currently have a thing for rainbows right now. They are egg layers but they are a lot of fun and very beautiful. I'm giving up my office apce for my tank room. Figure ill just drag my laptop in there lol theres a way around everything in life. mainly thru compramise but whatever right! Anyhow welcome all the same
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Old 07-24-2011, 09:05 PM   #7
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Thanks Rush, it seems everytime I sell something, I end up regretting it within weeks. Live and learn. I envy your tank room. I'm going to have one before too long, have had enough with being without. ha ha I sure love this site, been a lot of help. Best of luck to you sir.
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Old 07-27-2011, 12:37 AM   #8
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Look forward to some pictures of your future room. My still in the very early stages. I only have my 75 running right now. In time I will have my 10g/45g mirror back/37g baseball-diamond shaped tanks running as well. I'm considering a newt tank with some neon tetras for swimmers. idk yet. I'm gotten on to for not selling bc I dont wanna regret it later lol Only when it comes to fish related items tho. Anyhow, heres one for ya. if you had a tank in questions as far as clean goes what would you do to clean it?
I'll explain a bit, My 45g mirror back tank was what I called my death tank. No matter what i do that tank always goes south. It's an eclipse biowheel filtration setup, not a big fan by the way of biowheel filtration,I'm more a fluval person, but point is I love the tank,however i do not know how to make it safe without fear of contaminating it somehow. Any advice? Never had a death tank before lol
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Old 07-27-2011, 11:24 AM   #9
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Hi Rush 81; I have nothing bigger than a 20 gallon going at the moment, and i'm old fashoned, I love the underground filters and that's what I use. Your death tank must be that due to the filtration system, I'd go to another type filtration system and see what happens. That;s all I know to do.
As for my room for fish, that is down the road a ways. I'm trying to figure out what to do to get my 50 gallon going. Never had one that large before.
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Old 07-27-2011, 11:28 AM   #10
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hey rush 81, I just got your friendship request and accepted, I'd love to have you as a friend. If you wish you can contact me at tractorholic@gmail.com off site. Where are you anyway? I'm in Tempe, AZ
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