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 10-21-2010, 11:20 PM   #1
Aquarium Advice Apprentice
 
Join Date: Oct 2010
Location: Sydney, Australia
Posts: 10
Hello from Sydney

Hello everyone. My name is Jaime. I stumbled across "Aquarium Advice.com" whilst browsing the net. I am a new to aquariums and wanted to read as much as I could online and possibly get some good advice.

I purchased a 23 Lt Fluval Edge tank a few weeks ago just because it had a nice look and I thought, as it is a small tank, how hard could it be to maintain. What a mistake! I have since found out that it is harder to maintain a small tank than it is a larger one. So after spending some AUD$700 on various items for the Fluval tank, I have now purchased a 200Lt tank and I am going through the setup process. So far I have filled the tank with water, got the Eheim 2217 External canister filter running in conjunction with an Aqua Medic Co2 Complete Kit. I only have 2 bunches of plants in the new tank and 3 driftwood pieces with plants growing within them.

I tried putting 2 Guppies in the Fluval tank, just to make use of it, only for them to die today after only being in the tank for 4 days. All readings appeared good before introducing the Guppies. pH 7.2, Nitrite 0, Nitrate 20, Ammonia 0.25. (Guppies appeared to have been infected by a white fluffy fungus. I think I bought them with the fungus). I have today replaced the Guppies with 4 Harlequin Rasboras and 2 Albino Corys (or Cories). I hope they survive.

I hope this all makes sense.

Thank you.

Jaime
__________________

__________________
jaimeb is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 10-22-2010, 12:17 AM   #2
Aquarium Advice Addict
 
Join Date: Nov 2003
Location: Adelaide, Australia
Posts: 2,110
Hi Jaime welcome to the forum.

If you have any specific questions, there are lots of helpful people with good advice.

Just monitor the ammonia levels in the Fluval tank. Don't let them rise above .25. Do a partial water change whenever required.
__________________

__________________
mattrox is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 10-22-2010, 01:12 AM   #3
Aquarium Advice Addict
 
mgamer20o0's Avatar
 
Join Date: Dec 2007
Location: so cali
Posts: 5,987
Welcome to AA.
__________________
Google.
mgamer20o0 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 10-22-2010, 01:12 AM   #4
Aquarium Advice Addict
 
FishEggs's Avatar
 
Join Date: Feb 2008
Location: Upper Marlboro, Maryland
Posts: 2,211
__________________
~Matt~
If you put off what you can do today until tomorrow it will never get done cause tomorrow never comes. It's always today.
FishEggs is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 10-22-2010, 03:19 AM   #5
Aquarium Advice Addict
 
Jason7894561230's Avatar

POTM Champion
 
Join Date: Dec 2009
Location: Wollongong, Australia
Posts: 3,332
Yay another aussiie!!!We need more. So so so so so so so so so so so happy
im in wollongong
__________________
If you ever need help just message me
Have you given Any Thanks lately? If not, do so!

Jason's Profile Page
Jason7894561230 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 10-22-2010, 03:23 AM   #6
Aquarium Advice Apprentice
 
Join Date: Oct 2010
Location: Sydney, Australia
Posts: 10
Thank you all for the welcome
__________________
jaimeb is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 10-22-2010, 03:25 AM   #7
Aquarium Advice Apprentice
 
Join Date: Oct 2010
Location: Sydney, Australia
Posts: 10
Quote:
Originally Posted by mattrox View Post
Hi Jaime welcome to the forum.

If you have any specific questions, there are lots of helpful people with good advice.

Just monitor the ammonia levels in the Fluval tank. Don't let them rise above .25. Do a partial water change whenever required.
Thank you. I will monitor it.
__________________
jaimeb is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 10-22-2010, 05:14 AM   #8
SW REEF 20+ YEARS
Community Admin
 
melosu58's Avatar



Tank of the Month Award
 
Join Date: Oct 2004
Location: Virginia
Posts: 38,668
Welcome aboard
__________________

SITE ADMINISTRATOR

You can view many of my fish and corals in my photo albums in my profile.

View my tank


AA Community Rules|AA TOS

Forums 101 - posting, accounts, basics
melosu58 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 10-22-2010, 08:27 AM   #9
AA Team Emeritus
 
cmor1701d's Avatar


 
Join Date: Feb 2003
Location: Belle Mead, NJ
Posts: 7,812
cmor1701d is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 10-22-2010, 10:06 AM   #10
AA Team Emeritus
 
Tank2379's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jul 2008
Location: Chicago,IL
Posts: 2,890
Send a message via MSN to Tank2379 Send a message via Yahoo to Tank2379
Welcome to the Best place on the Net...
Tank2379 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 10-22-2010, 10:51 AM   #11
AA Team Emeritus
 
Ziggy953's Avatar



POTM Champion
Tank of the Month Award
 
Join Date: Feb 2006
Location: Owings Mills, Maryland
Posts: 9,101
Welcome to AA!
Ziggy953 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 10-22-2010, 11:31 AM   #12
Aquarium Advice Addict
 
Deep Seven's Avatar
 
Join Date: Aug 2010
Location: Van. Isl., BC Canada
Posts: 1,854
Welcome Aboard
__________________
"The important thing is not to stop questioning. Curiosity has its own reason for existing" A. Einstein
"Life is either a daring adventure or nothing."
"We can do anything we want to if we stick to it long enough." Helen Keller
Deep Seven is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 10-22-2010, 01:43 PM   #13
Aquarium Advice Apprentice
 
Join Date: Oct 2010
Location: Sydney, Australia
Posts: 10
Thank you Mike, Cmor and Tank
__________________
jaimeb is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 10-22-2010, 01:44 PM   #14
Aquarium Advice Apprentice
 
Join Date: Oct 2010
Location: Sydney, Australia
Posts: 10
Thank you Ziggy and Deep Seven
__________________
jaimeb is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 10-25-2010, 12:12 AM   #15
Aquarium Advice Apprentice
 
Join Date: Oct 2010
Location: Sydney, Australia
Posts: 10
Hi Tracy. I am new to this forum too and I have received a very warm welcome here as I am sure you will too. I would, however, suggest you start a new thread to introduce yourself, as you would get more exposure. You may not be aware, but you have posted a reply in my introduction thread. Not that I mind, but I am sure others would like to meet you. Anyway, welcome Tracy.
__________________
jaimeb is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 10-25-2010, 02:50 AM   #16
Aquarium Advice Addict
 
thincat's Avatar
 
Join Date: Nov 2008
Posts: 5,330
Welcome JM and tracy to AA...
__________________
Happy Reefing,
TC
thincat is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 10-25-2010, 03:59 AM   #17
Aquarium Advice Apprentice
 
Join Date: Oct 2010
Location: Sydney, Australia
Posts: 10
Thank you thincat
__________________
jaimeb is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 10-25-2010, 04:19 AM   #18
Aquarium Advice Freak
 
Fastfossil's Avatar
 
Join Date: Sep 2010
Location: United kingdom
Posts: 285
Welcome to AA
__________________
I intend to live forever. So far, so good.k:
55 Gallon build from scratch
https://i1120.photobucket.com/albums/...l/SANY0026.jpg
https://www.aquariumadvice.com/forums...ld-136264.html
Fastfossil is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 10-25-2010, 07:46 PM   #19
Aquarium Advice Apprentice
 
Join Date: Oct 2010
Location: Sydney, Australia
Posts: 10
Thank you Fastfossil
__________________

__________________
jaimeb is offline   Reply With Quote
Reply

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
Rainbow odd behaviour *update* RIP Sydney Pleco Freshwater & Brackish - General Discussion 5 10-02-2007 10:23 PM
Sydney aquarium on Youtube verucaproduce Aquaria Off-Topic 2 09-17-2006 08:05 AM
i'm looking for a Dojo/weather loach in Sydney Australia?? Bubble_B0y Freshwater & Brackish - General Discussion 2 08-15-2005 12:24 PM
Fish Are Smarter Than We Think - The Sydney Morning Herald rvijay07 Aquaria Off-Topic 0 10-05-2003 11:55 AM







» Photo Contest Winners







All times are GMT -4. The time now is 05:16 PM.


Powered by vBulletin® Version 3.8.8 Beta 1
Copyright ©2000 - 2020, vBulletin Solutions, Inc.