Go Back   Aquarium Advice - Aquarium Forum Community > Community Forum > Member Introductions
Click Here to Login

Join Aquarium Advice Today
Reply
 
Thread Tools Search this Thread Display Modes
Please support our sponsors and let them know you heard about them on AquariumAdvice.com
 
Old 01-28-2012, 10:59 PM   #1
Aquarium Advice Apprentice
 
Join Date: Jan 2012
Location: Waynesboro, Va
Posts: 11
starting a new hobby

Hello to all,

I'm a beginner at aquarium keeping but just recently my father-in-law gave us a tank. It's approx. 42 gallons empty and would probably be considered a hex tank. I started doing research this week and visiting LPS's and I'm very excited to get started.

I can already tell this won't be necessarily easy because it seems like I'm running into compatibility issues at every corner. I plan on doing a tropical tank and i want to stock it fairly heavy. If I manage to pull off what I have semi-planned it will be nice to post pictures for everyone to admire.

I have many questions and I'm looking for a lot of advice and opinions but I will save that for a future post other than "intro".

fair winds and following seas
__________________

__________________
holimoli23 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 01-28-2012, 11:02 PM   #2
Aquarium Advice Addict
 
Fishie's Avatar
 
Join Date: Nov 2011
Location: US, Ga
Posts: 2,508
Welcome to AA a great place glad you joined!
__________________

__________________
55G-Malawi setup
2 20G long-community (planted)
5G and 10g-Fry
30G- S. and C. America tank
Fishie is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 01-29-2012, 12:52 AM   #3
Aquarium Advice Addict
 
George9's Avatar

POTM Champion
 
Join Date: Feb 2011
Location: Chicago
Posts: 4,765
Send a message via Yahoo to George9
Welcome to Aquarium Advice!!!!!
__________________
-George
George9 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 01-29-2012, 01:20 AM   #4
Aquarium Advice Obsessed
 
Mumma.of.two's Avatar


 
Join Date: Jul 2011
Location: Sunny Queensland, Australia
Posts: 11,132
Welcome!!
Guide to Starting a Freshwater Aquarium
This will explain cycling. Very important in a new tank.
Mumma.of.two is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 01-29-2012, 01:32 AM   #5
Aquarium Advice Addict
 
Alyxx's Avatar
 
Join Date: Dec 2011
Location: Slidell, La
Posts: 2,284
Send a message via AIM to Alyxx Send a message via Skype™ to Alyxx
Welcome to the hobby!
__________________
Alyxx is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 01-30-2012, 03:27 PM   #6
Aquarium Advice Addict
 
Join Date: Jan 2012
Location: Syracuse
Posts: 1,156
Welcome great hobby to join.
__________________
EriksFish315 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 01-30-2012, 07:50 PM   #7
Aquarium Advice Addict
 
redsea's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jul 2011
Location: United States
Posts: 8,066
Welcome!
__________________
Please don't forget about the toxins in some corals (like zoas and palythoas)
180 gallon reef announcement!:
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=sMgmb124jrs&t=35s
redsea is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 01-30-2012, 08:36 PM   #8
Aquarium Advice Activist
 
savage's Avatar
 
Join Date: Dec 2011
Location: Bristol, WI
Posts: 196
Welcome!
__________________

__________________
savage is offline   Reply With Quote
Reply

Tags
starting

Please support our sponsors and let them know you heard about them on AquariumAdvice.com

Thread Tools Search this Thread
Search this Thread:

Advanced Search
Display Modes

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are Off
Pingbacks are Off
Refbacks are Off


Similar Threads
Thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
starting a new SW tank, new to the hobby. ebondaruk Saltwater & Reef - Getting Started 158 07-29-2014 08:57 PM
Guide to Starting a Freshwater Aquarium librarygirl Freshwater & Brackish - Getting Started 32 03-20-2013 12:50 PM
Just starting out, New tank! tertatorres Freshwater & Brackish - Getting Started 133 02-03-2012 12:56 AM
starting the hobby again lovefish87 Member Introductions 6 08-26-2011 04:26 AM







» Photo Contest Winners








Copyright 2002- Social Knowledge, LLC All Rights Reserved.

All times are GMT -4. The time now is 04:02 PM.


Powered by vBulletin® Version 3.8.8 Beta 1
Copyright ©2000 - 2017, vBulletin Solutions, Inc.