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Old 02-17-2017, 11:05 AM   #1
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Hello all, joining to learn a few things and plan my next tank. I have some experience with bettas when I was younger but been awhile since I last kept any fish. Looking to learn and also plan out my next tank which Im thinking about 20-30 gallons not sure what Im going to get but thinking freshwater but I am open to saltwater as well. I look forward to learning from everyone and getting the most out of the hobby.

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Consider a 40G breeder tank, lots of swimming room for fish, or for building a little reef tank. Another nice tank is a 36 or 46G Bowfront. Has a nice look to it.

One of the first things to think about will be which type of fish (as well as if SW or FW). Spend a bunch of time looking at different fish at stores, especially independent stores which often carry more of a variety of fish.

Also do you know what your water parameters are out of the tap. pH, KH/GH, often working with the water you have, and then select fish for that kind of water, will be a smart start.

Say if you have very hard water, keeping soft water fish will be more complicated to adjust every water change.


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