Go Back   Aquarium Advice - Aquarium Forum Community > Community Forum > Member Introductions

Join Aquarium Advice Today
Thread Tools Search this Thread Display Modes
Please support our sponsors and let them know you heard about them on AquariumAdvice.com
Old 03-01-2008, 09:47 PM   #1
Aquarium Advice Newbie
Join Date: Mar 2008
Location: rural upstate New York
Posts: 1
Trying out my new fins.

Hello, My name is Rick and I am a new member.

I have always had fish in my house and currently have 4 Tanks set up (55g, 2-20g and a 10g.) and 5 more that are empty (4-20g and my newest tank a 125g).

I joined the group because I am wanting to do something different with my new tank. I originally planned on housing only three fish in my 125 (2-needlenose gars and an oscar) but since I bought the tank without the permission of my lovely wife (yes she's watching over my shoulder). I think it would be wise of me to put many tropical fish, that will appeal to her, in the tank instead of fish that eat meat (this will make it harder for her to hide the body).

All joking aside. I am looking for some guidance. I would like to have some real plants and fish that will not destroy them. Does anyone here think that starting to do live plants would be particularly difficult in this large of a tank?

tgcoachpack55 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 03-01-2008, 10:58 PM   #2
AA Team Emeritus
An t-iasg's Avatar

Join Date: Aug 2003
Location: Criders Corners, PA
Posts: 9,891
Welcome to AA!

You're asking for trouble, buying a tank without your wife's permission!

I don't think that turning the 125 into a planted tank will be difficult. There are many beautiful plants that your wife would like!

Start by reading this series of threads and articles: http://www.aquariumadvice.com/forums...ces-83826.html

Post any questions you have in the Planted Tank forum or other appropriate freshwater forum.


An t-iasg is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 03-02-2008, 04:04 PM   #3
AA Team Emeritus
roka64's Avatar
Join Date: Mar 2006
Posts: 13,860
Send a message via AIM to roka64 Send a message via Yahoo to roka64
Welcome to the site!
Age is relative, you are only as old as you act....of course, this works in reverse....

Questions loved, heeded advice greatly appreciated!

Vote for AA
Good reading about:
Nitrogen Cycle
Fishless Cycling
Need more help?
Acronym List

roka64 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 03-02-2008, 06:07 PM   #4
Aquarium Advice Addict
Zagz's Avatar

POTM Champion
Join Date: May 2005
Location: Saskatchewan, Canada
Posts: 17,108
Send a message via MSN to Zagz
Welcome to AA! I would agree that since you purchased the tank without you're wife permission, large fish that eat meat would be good to stay away from.

A planted tank would be gorgeous. I have 135 gallon planted tank with a variety of tropical fish.
AA Community Rules | AA TOS

Site Administrator
Zagz is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 03-03-2008, 10:16 AM   #5
Aquarium Advice Addict
mom2reds's Avatar
Join Date: May 2006
Location: Lubbock Texas
Posts: 1,786
IMO a planted tropical tank is diffinately the way to go. You will find many pictures of planted tanks on here that would make you drool, and lots of help.

Good luck abd welcome to AA
mom2reds is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 03-03-2008, 11:35 AM   #6
Sliced Bread
neilanh's Avatar

Join Date: Dec 2006
Location: Northern Virginia
Posts: 8,482
Welcome to AA. I'm in the process of setting up a 125 planted right now too. Info in the planted tank section.
In the DC Metro Area? Check out GWAPA and WAMAS
neilanh is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 03-03-2008, 12:50 PM   #7
Aquarium Advice Freak
Karackle's Avatar
Join Date: Jan 2008
Posts: 302
I just started dabbling in planted tanks and I have to admit, I'm hooked! They're fun and they're beautiful! And there's a good selection of fish you can put in that WON'T eat them, and you'll have many more options in your 125g than i do in my 20g or 5g! And you'll definitely find a lot of good and friendly advice and help here! I know i did
20gH Planted tank, 5g Planted tank
1 Crested gecko who has a 60g Hex paludarium in the works
2 Dogs, Leo an 11 year old Bichon/poodle mix, and Cody, a 3 year old Poodle.
I enjoy having a zoo to care for!
Karackle is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 03-03-2008, 02:06 PM   #8
Community Admin
melosu58's Avatar

Tank of the Month Award
Join Date: Oct 2004
Location: Virginia
Posts: 37,890
welcome to the site. Glad you are here.

melosu58 is offline   Reply With Quote


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
missings fins flame82 Saltwater & Reef - Sick Fish or Coral 2 04-07-2005 09:34 AM
ragged fins Rach101 Freshwater & Brackish - Unhealthy Fish 5 03-11-2005 02:37 PM
nipped fins supermarvin76 Saltwater Reef Aquaria 2 02-25-2005 10:38 PM
corys fins Meredith Freshwater & Brackish - Unhealthy Fish 9 10-18-2004 07:09 PM
something about fins??? Salty Dog Saltwater & Reef - Sick Fish or Coral 12 03-23-2004 09:09 PM

» Photo Contest Winners

Our Communities

Our communities encompass many different hobbies and interests, but each one is built on friendly, intelligent membership.

» More about our Communities

Automotive Communities

Our Automotive communities encompass many different makes and models. From U.S. domestics to European Saloons.

» More about our Automotive Communities

Marine Communities

Our Marine websites focus on Cruising and Sailing Vessels, including forums and the largest cruising Wiki project on the web today.

» More about our Marine Communities

Copyright 2002-2012 Social Knowledge, LLC All Rights Reserved.

All times are GMT -4. The time now is 06:09 PM.

Powered by vBulletin® Version 3.8.8 Beta 1
Copyright ©2000 - 2016, vBulletin Solutions, Inc.