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Old 10-09-2008, 07:27 PM   #1
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Hi out there. I am new here but not new to fish or forums. My logon ID is correct. I am definitely on the old side. I have had aquariums on and off for over 50 years. The hobby today only shares 2 things with the one that existed with my first tank. We still have fish and we still need something to hold the water. All other details have changed including what fish are available, how tanks are made, what we know about water, etc.
I have several tanks set up and have a focus on the wild type livebearers. I have recently started branching out into pygmy cories and keep hastatus, habrosus and pygmaeus. Each has its own tank bottom because I don't want them mixing with each other. They do mostly have to share tanks with my livebearers but not with other cories. My wild types include Ameca Splendens, Xenotoca Eisenii, Xenotaenia Resolanae, Heterandria Formosa, Xiphophorus Helleri, and most recently Limia Melanogaster. Many livebearer fans will recognize the Xiph as a common green swordtail but I know mine are not the typical platy / sword cross, they are just swords. I also keep endlers livebearers in several tanks although I may start to reduce the number to make room for more goodeids.
I found the forum while searching for tips on using CO2 for plants and it looked like a nice place to spend some time. I went into pressurized CO2 within the last week so of course I have lots of questions about it that I never had until I had it in my fish room. Now that 10lb bottle strikes me as a foreign object that I need to learn to understand.
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Old 10-09-2008, 08:22 PM   #3
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Old 10-09-2008, 08:53 PM   #4
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Hmmmm, do i see SW in the near future....,"no, you say?"....We shall see!
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Old 10-09-2008, 10:04 PM   #8
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Thanks all for the warm welcome.
After 50 plus years I think I can emphatically say NO Roka64. I am a dyed in the wool FW keeper. For me it was a big leap of faith just to try CO2, fish poison, for my plants. I have learned to actually do water samples since I got back into it the last time but am not ready to charge out and learn a whole new set of tests and parameters for salt.
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LOL! I understand. I skipped FW and went straight through to SW. I SCUBA (in SW) and loved the fish. It's really not all that hard.
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