Hello everyone, my nick is Twoapennything and my name is Julie. I live in Denver, Colorado, and I just got my first 40 gallon aquarium up and running. I had intended to cycle it without fish, but I had to move the fish into the new tank on an emergency basis due to their old tank (10 gallon) being 4+ with ammonia. They were all at the top of the water, gasping for air. So, I only got to cycle the 40 for one week. In my tank I have:
- Lady, the fancy goldfish
- Margeaux and Marguerite, African dwarf frogs
- Satsuma and Sundrop, sunset wag platys
- Guy Noir, velvet black molly
- Blanche, white dalmatian molly
- Winkin, Blinkin, and Nod, neon tetras
- Oranges and Lemons, fancy guppies
- Charles, scarlet and blue crown tail betta
I'm cycling the old 10 gallon aquarium now (taking my sweet, sweet time) - I think I would like a few fancy guppies and/or tetras. I cracked myself up because I was planning on doing an Asian theme for the 10 gallon, and so I put in black substrate, a black background, and violet lights . . . the tank looks like a goth bar! So, I might just go with that theme - goth bar. Probably nobody else has a goth bar themed aquarium, LOL! Maybe I'll call it "Finding Emo."
Anyhow, I also like to read, write, and garden; pick up DIY home improvement projects; fabric art projects; photography; and Victorian/Edwardian history. Thanks for reading!
I forgot to mention how I became interested in aquariums. I kept an aquarium from ages 12 to 18, always goldfish. My son brought home a guppy from school last Spring and she was so hearty we decided to get a tank for her. I had forgotten how nice it is to keep fish - they relax me and I think they're beautiful. So, we got the 10 gallon tank and just quickly outgrew it as we bought more fish. I did a lot of things very wrong with my first batch of fish and most of them died. I'm determined to learn how to care for my fish properly, and to learn all I can about fish in general so I can avoid easily preventable mistakes. I do care a lot about animals and I would never want to harm my little guys/gals. I bought a new Biowheel filter for the 10 gallon and I hope that will help.