New to the forum so I thought I would say "hi".
Came to the hobby purely on accident. I never had thought much about keeping fish until my 9 yr. old daughter came running up to me excitedly at her school fair showing me the goldfish she had won.
Next thing you know we are off to the big box pet store to get the stuff needed to house the fish. After buying a too small tank and some magical pills that were instantly supposed to make the water suitable for the fish we went home to set it up (cycling was never mentioned at the big box store).
Anyways we set up the tank. After an agonizing day or too of watching the goldfish gasping for air at the top of the tank they finally succumbed.
After consoling my distraught daughter I vowed to find out as much as I could about taking care of fish so I could show her daddy wasn't a "fish killer".
, offering goldfish as prizes in games of chance is animal cruelty!)
I stumbled on this forum after doing research on the internet about starting a fish tank. I came upon a new concept "fishless cycling", that I thought I needed to know about. That's where I found this forum and the "Complete Guide to Fishless Cycling."
So after a lot of research we found some fish that were more appropriate for a 10 gallon tank and off we went.
Now I am totally hooked on the hobby. I am fascinated by all of the different elements that go into it; water chemistry, biology, botany, etc.
So we have been successful in cycling our tank and providing a suitable home for our fish.
After plying my wife with some tasteful jewelry, she let me get a 75 gallon tank. I am in the process of getting it put together.
This forum has been invaluable in gaining so much information I look for to using it as a resource for along time. Thanks to everyone who participates.
PS - I haven't told my wife about Multiple Tank Syndrome yet!