Hello my fellow fish enthusiasts. Please allow me to introduce myself:
My name is Jason. I'm a 40 year old guy with a wife and 17 year old daughter and three dogs. I have three hobbies that are near and dear to my heart (and all seem to be near and dear to my wallet as well!) I'm very active in the offroad community with my 2014 Jeep Wrangler Unlimited - I am the administrator for a 700+ member group of regional Jeep enthusiasts, admin for our forums, and the webmaster too. It's too much work, but when you're the only one who will do it....well, you know. My second hobby is amateur BBQ. I've participated in a few competitions (and lost) and now I just cook for friends and family events. My third one brings me here...
I'm not new to aquariums, but I'm fairly recent to getting back into aquariums. I have a 60 gallon heavily planted tank with the following stock:
1 veil tail angelfish
1 super veil tail angelfish
1 dalmatian molly
1 lyre tail dalmatian molly
6 peppered cory cats
8 mickey mouse platys
5 sunburst platys
3 mystery snails
3 horned nerite snails
3 nerite snails
5 amano shrimp
Yes, I know I'm overstocked, and that's one reason I joined this forum. Within the next two months I'll be adding a 75 gallon heavily planted tank, a 29 gallon lightly planted tank, and a 75 gallon FOWLR
saltwater aquarium (w/sump) for my office. Yes, it sounds like a lot, but this has turned into a family hobby that has brought the family closer together. My daughter is going to handle cycling and stocking her own (29 gallon) tank, I'm just providing her with the proper equipment and oversight. We'll be "seeding" (stocking?) her tank from the 60 gallon. It will be a low tech tank for sure, and something that she can eventually put in her apartment when she's in college. My wife and I will do the 75 gallon together. We didn't know everything when we started the 60 gallon and there have been significant "upgrades." We're going to do this one right from the beginning (having learned from my lessons on the first tank) and have a nice planted high tech tank. I'm the one taking the biggest step with the saltwater tank in my office. I've been researching so much and it seems to be about the same amount of work as a planted freshwater tank, just some different things to look at and consider.
That's me, and that's my MTS story. I'll ask a million and one questions as I research everything and just read up because - fish. My really bad ADHD makes my mind go off in a bunch of directions, so sometimes I'll ask off the wall questions just to see if something is a good idea or will work.
I'll now accept any questions from the audience