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Old 09-11-2010, 11:07 PM   #1
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Starting again

I want to get back to fishkeeping after many years. I am almost overwhelmed by all the rules and regulations of a healthy tank. I don't know how I did it before but I remember it was a labor of love. I sold my piano for the space! Now I just have to bite the bullet and DO IT!
So far I just need to decide what type of fish community I want. I love cichlids but I love plants. I have always wanted bala sharks. I love discus but when I had them before, they didn't survive. I won't do that again. I think I just need some ideas how to stock my tank.
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Old 09-12-2010, 01:43 AM   #2
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Welcome to AA. good news is in general most of those rules are more of guidelines and some of them are just plain wrong.

just one note with bala sharks they are a schooling fish plus they get to be about a foot long.

just have to read read and read some more. check out the thread on cycling and dont be afraid to ask any questions.
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Old 09-12-2010, 09:18 AM   #3
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Welcome back to fish keeping and to AA...

The "rules" are from lessons learned... In the end, you will have the final say on your path to success.

What size tank are you planning on? Lots of space to put one now!

You sold the piano! What are you going to replace it with? A portable keyboard and fold up stand work great, you can put them in a closet or under the bed when not playing...
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I agree with mgamer!

There is never one right way of doing things in this hobby. There are great articles in the article section of the site and a lot of knowledgeable people here itching to help. Take your time and do your research and you wont have any trouble getting back in the game!

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Old 09-12-2010, 02:19 PM   #5
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Thanks!! My last tank was 55gal. But they're a lot of money. I may go for 30 or 40. Bigger is better!

The piano was for my kids to take lessons, but alas...
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Old 09-21-2010, 11:24 PM   #7
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Well, I think I'm gonna get a 55 and stock it with tetras and rainbows. And lots of plants. I'll be ready to buy my tank in a couple of weeks. Yahoo!!
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