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Old 05-15-2008, 12:34 PM   #11
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Welcome to the site! Sorry about your losses...
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Old 05-15-2008, 12:45 PM   #12
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Hey thanks for joining AA. I think that is a very nice tank, not a single scratch on it (YET!). I say this b/c my 55 gal acrylic is scratched up pretty bad, so please please please be super careful with what you use to clean it and care for it.

Don't ever us a metal razor on it, and avoid using anything with ammonia to clean it as this may "cloud" the acrylic. Also watch out for the heat from that light, it can warp the acrylic over time. Forgive me if you knew all this. I just get psyched when I see others with acrylics. What made you choose to get an acrylic tank?

I like the blue background and all the plants too.

Either way it is a really nice looking tank and a nice size too. Plus, it's basically indestructible. You could drop that tank form a 10 story building and it the worst you'd get would be some scratches.

Sorry to hear about your losses too, it's quite tough losing fish you've had for a while. Did you run into cycling issues?

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Old 05-15-2008, 03:49 PM   #13
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Thanks for all the responses everyone!

pitt420dude I chose to get an acrylic tank because I love the way the light shines through it. It is super crystal clear, and I also like the fact that it is stronger. I am aware that they scratch pretty easily, and haven't used any cleaning products on it, mainly just a scrubber made for acrylic tanks.

Plus it has rounded corners which makes it look nice I think
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Old 05-15-2008, 04:20 PM   #14
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Cool, I chose to get an acrylic tank because my dad said "Hey, do you want my fish tank?"

Seriously how lucky am I? Little did I know I'd spend just as much converting it to a planted tank as I would if I bought a new one.

Heads up about the scrubber for acrlyic: Make sure there is no gravel or dirt in it. I had a piece of coral caught in between a magfloat and it made a pretty nasty mark. If you get a magfloat be sure to keep it up and away from the substrate at all times.

I like the rounded corners too. Dunno if it's clearer though with all the scratches, lol.
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Old 05-15-2008, 04:28 PM   #15
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Old 05-15-2008, 07:06 PM   #16
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Nice avatar....but that isn't a fw fish Maybe time to jump over to the sw side
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Nice avatar....but that isn't a fw fish Maybe time to jump over to the sw side
I don't think I have the funding nor experience for SW yet :p
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Sorry for the late welcome and I am sorry to hear your fish loss. But you have joined the best site around for fish-fun-and fellowship. I'm a freshwater fish type of guy myself and feel it is only in good fun that I should warn you that the saltwater gurus will try to assimilate you to the saltwater side of the force--so beware
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Welcome to AA. For the fish to all drop dead like that, it sounds like an Ammonia surge because the aquarium wasn't cycled yet. Have you bought test kits yet for your water parameters? If not, you need to. API Master Kit is the one you need to get. At the VERY LEAST you need tests for pH, ammonia, nitrite and nitrate. It's most likely an Ammonia surge that killed your fish, but there's no way to be sure without testing.
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