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.