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Old 01-21-2008, 12:21 PM   #1
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Hey y'all. I moved to Philly three years ago, and decided I'd gone long enough without a tank. Although I've had fishtanks around me almost all my life, I haven't taken care of one on my own. I did my research and put together a fairly decent tank, I think. Here's my set-up:
29 gallon tank, all-glass
Penguin 350 Biowheel filter (Every book I read said there's no such thing as too much filtration, so why not?)
2 visi-therm 100 watt submersible heaters (sort of a fail safe I think. If one fails, the other one can do the job on its own; if one get's stuck, it will take a while to overheat the tank)
about 2" of medium gravel at the bottom
some plastic plants, some real plants, and a few "dead" rocks

I've had a few problems getting started, but I'll post that in the newb threads.

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Old 01-21-2008, 12:36 PM   #2
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Welcome to AA Good choice on the heaters and filter for that size tank. What kind of fish did you have in mind?

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it sounds like you are heading in the right direction.....
.....come to the "saltie" side....
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Old 01-21-2008, 01:09 PM   #4
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Since this is the first fish tank I'm going to have, I don't want to be too ambitious, 'cause I want to have the fish I DO get for a long time. So, for this tank, I'm thinking of a few Cories (HUGE fan of catfish) to keep the bottom lively, some Platys, Tetras, and Danios to fill the rest of the tank. "Keep 'em small, keep 'em cheap," is the advice my Dad gave me on my first Tank. Haha. And I DEFINITELY want a salt tank one of these days. I still remember walking in to our local aquarium place in NY when I was 10. I saw a Yellow Tang and a Surgeon, and knew one day I'd have a saltwater tank.
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Ahh Philly. I used to love coming up there to the vet and watching my cowboys crunch the eagles. LOL. Welcome to AA. When you are ready for that SW tank let us know.


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Welcome to AA! If you want to start looking at the real planted side of FW, take a browse through our planted tank forum.

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