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Old 07-17-2009, 02:34 AM   #1
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Smile Oldie Newbie or Newbie Oldie!

Hello aqua friends! As the title states I could be either!

I actually started the hobby over 40yrs ago!! a little 10gal. tank & stand special (metallic brush gold aluminum!!) from of all places?! Macy's!! Yep! for those NY'er's old enough to remember - at Queens Center when dept. stores had a pet shop. I kept a lot of fish (a newbie no no) including angels that spawned with a red tiger oscar roaming the tank, a kisser gouramie which had a very bad habit of kissing too much! albino catfish (which I fell in love at 1st sight!) & algae eater, neons, swordtails. but my favorite were my silver dollars! they were fast & furious!

I continued on for 17yrs, then took a hiatus for couple of years, restarted for 2yrs then been absent for the past 13yrs! just picked up the "sport" again this past april (thus the title newbie oldie) & did another newbie no no!

one day with my kids in tow, I had the sudden urge to buy a 20gal starter tank package from petsmart. This was not the bad part. I also bought 3 baby silver dollars, 1 bala 1 redtail 1 rainbow 1albino sharks, 3 albino corys, 2 bloodfins 1 reg.pleco & started up the same day! w/o cycling the tank! I just used the water conditioner, waited an hr. then had them all "dive" in!

the salesperson warned me against doing this even tho I insisted (yes I was one of those customers you hear about from LFS salespeople!) - said I will lose many.

well to my surprise & theirs they all survived for 2 months. but one thing lead to another & I now only have my 2 albino corys (now big & fat!). how I lost them is another thread story - but briefly, I had a fin rot disease that swept thru my corys, used jungle fizz tablets & not realizing I needed to increase aeration (no such warning on the package) I found almost all my fish gasping at the surface, but surprisingly the corys were not gasping (including adding 13babies), just shooting to the surface a lot.

The silver $'s my prize possession raised from nickel size to twice the size of silver $'s all suffocated. the bala & albino were gasping wheezing but they survived (after I placed an airstone & increase filtration flow). all the albino corys survived also.

that was the major ordeal.

so now I just started a discus tank & received 8 BN oh so cute baby baby sized plecos (2 of them albinos). so far so good.

but this may be another mistake - I just added a baby baby oh so cute royal pleco. I know they will grow big (but I plan on moving it to another tank when it gets to 3-4", right now it's an inch). so far so good. just hope it doesn't bother my discus.

as for how I was introduced to the pleco (or as we called it growing up & now my kids - sucker fish) dad bought it one day to add to my 10gal tank.

thks all for reading my long bio!
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Welcome to AA! Sorry for all your losses. How many gallons is the discus tank? Oh, and by the way, we like lots of pics!
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Old 07-18-2009, 04:39 PM   #3
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Welcome to AA! Sorry for all your losses. How many gallons is the discus tank? Oh, and by the way, we like lots of pics!
bought a 72gal bowfront off CL. now have 15 stendker discus (one each of his strains).

will attempt to post pics soon - I do need to download my other photos 1st of kids.

thks for the greeting.
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sorry about your loss those were great fish luckily u still have the albino ,the balas and the corries.welcome 2 AA
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