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Old 10-18-2011, 04:02 AM   #1
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Smile New to the forum, Starting 18g freshwater!

Hello everyone! i have been researching the heck out of exerything i put in my tank, and kept stumbling on this site so i joined

I have a fresh water 18g tank, its been up for almost two weeks now! It currently has: 4 serpae tetras, 3 lemon tetras, and 3 ghost shrimp along with a big peice of genuine driftwood and an assortment of fake plants. I am waiting for the tank to fully cycle before adding maybe 5 cory cats and maybe a betta. Think that will work? Im totally obsessed with it and plan on being in this hobby for a long time!

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Old 10-18-2011, 07:37 AM   #2
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Looks very good and welcome to the site! I really like the dimensions of that tank. I've never seen a tall one like that. I think once you are completely cycled and the tank has established itself a little more, cories would be great additions!

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Hi jnizzle, and welcome to the AA forum! I love your driftwood. It's beautiful, and your tank is very nice too. Have fun with your new hobby, and enjoy the forum.
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Looks very good and welcome to the site! I really like the dimensions of that tank. I've never seen a tall one like that. I think once you are completely cycled and the tank has established itself a little more, cories would be great additions!

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Hi jnizzle, and welcome to the AA forum! I love your driftwood. It's beautiful, and your tank is very nice too. Have fun with your new hobby, and enjoy the forum.
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Welcome aboard! hope you find the information you need here and enjoy your hobby for a lifetime. Rule #1 just have fun!
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Old 10-20-2011, 01:15 AM   #6
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Welcome! You should start a thread in the getting started section about your stock. You will get more people to answer you there and give you feedback.
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Nice, i am new to AA also. lol, hey, how did you get the driftwood to sink? I have this guy on another site that says he spent 39 bucks on one and the darn thing is still floating a week later. Personally, i have not ever had driftwood so i dont know.
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Nice, i am new to AA also. lol, hey, how did you get the driftwood to sink? I have this guy on another site that says he spent 39 bucks on one and the darn thing is still floating a week later. Personally, i have not ever had driftwood so i dont know.
I got some genuine driftwood from lfs and it sank right away. Make sure the wood is really dense and heavy. Do soak in warm water for about a week. I got excited and only spake for a day an tank has a yellow tint from the tannins. It should go away with water change though.
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welcome to this completely addicting hobby.....
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