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Old 05-03-2011, 11:38 PM   #11
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Im the New Guy!!!!

Just wanted to say hello to everyone. Ive never actually set up a tank and what not, but I'm really interested in this, and desperately need a hobby. Looking forward to actually getting something set up and going!!
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Old 05-03-2011, 11:56 PM   #12
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welcome to AA! when you do get a tank make sure to look up fishless cycling! we can help you stock and answer all questions! good aquariums to start are 5 gallons-betta and shrimp, 10 gallons-small fish dwarf gouramis, 20 gallon-more schooling fish corys etc, and 30 gallons-larger fish gourami and dwarf cichlids!
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Old 05-04-2011, 12:06 AM   #13
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ive read the forum thing here on the fishless cycling, and intend to do all that when i get the time and money. I just, honestly, have the slightest clue on how to start. I have a ten gallon tank with nothing else, just an empty tank, no lights, filters, etc. Ive been to some aquarium stores and what not, I just would like to know whats the best way to start so that i get something going and dont actually kill anything.
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Old 05-04-2011, 12:18 AM   #14
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well you'll need substrate i recommend pool filter sand, but it's up to you. you also need a filter aquaclear is the best but any will work aquatech 10-20, tetra 10-20. then a heater (i use a tetra heater that keeps my water around 75 says it's supposed to heat it to 78). you need a thermometer, then pure ammonia from ace hardware. you can get a hood from walmart and use some fluorescent bulbs from walmart (what i did). then you can decorate. in all you'll probably need about 100 dollars or more
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Old 05-04-2011, 12:20 AM   #15
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thats just for setup? what about decor? whats that usually go for? im not complaining about price, i understand a hobby takes money...just wondered thats all....
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Old 05-04-2011, 12:22 AM   #16
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depends on what kind of setup i plan on a greek setup which will cost me around 50 dollars
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Old 05-04-2011, 08:15 AM   #17
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Scooby, you hijacked the thread... Make your own introduction thread. I'll give you a call later and run down some of the stuff you're gonna need.
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Old 05-04-2011, 08:24 AM   #18
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wow i thought he was the poster
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Old 05-04-2011, 08:52 AM   #19
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