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Old 12-16-2009, 01:03 PM   #1
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Hi All!

Well my name is Colin, I'm from Philadelphia and I'm relatively new to the fish keeping world compared to the veterans around here (Had my tank about 3-4 years now).

I was always interested in the underwater world and finally was able to buy my own tank. I'm of the personality to go big or go home so my first tank was a 50 gallon. Originally it was going to be a 72 bowfront but I chickened out of the craigslist deal at the last second and decided to buy a tank from a LFS.

I had a well established tank but one fateful day I did a water change and was in a rush to go out somewhere and forgot to add the de-chlorination chemicals. Man was I devastated. I came up to go to bed and was like, "Oh hey, my usually timid fish was right up at the front of the glass!" Actually it was just floating by as all but 2 of my fish were killed. The only two that survived? A common pleco (Yes I realize the tank is too small for a common plec) and a bristlenose pleco.

My sis and fiance bought me about 8 new fish including 2 mollies. One of which was actually pregnant at the time of purchase! 4 generations of mollies later and they have since all died. I've had 2 angelfish for about 2 years now along with those two surviving pleco's.

I am almost finished with a DIY background as well as adding sand to the tank so I will have before and after pictures to put up.

Happy fish keeping!

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