After a long hiatus (11+ years) I am back.
I Use to be extremely active here and one of the mentor/moderators. Now I am relearning ing the ropes.
I started fish husbandry in 1988 while in college. Made.many mistakes early on like many. It lasted 20 years until I had to give up my reef tank in 2008 due to a deployment.
Spent the first 15+ years in freshwater. Not many breeds I did not try. Loved cichlids, with my crowning achievement breefi g Angel's and then a par of discus before converting to salt.
I retire from the Army after 30+ years in a few months and as of today I own and aquarium again.
I am currently living in a small condo so I picked up the Fluval Flex 9 gal
. Set it up for freshwater plants. Maybe a pair of rams someday or just a few tetras. Started with a beta for the cycle. Will give it a few months to add some more plants before I make any fish changes after I remove the beta.
Want to do my research before I go much farther to see what has changed. When I last raised plants I injected CO2
lights are new to me.
Need to add a heater before I do any other fish. There was not much of a selection at the store. I see Fluval recommends a 50w, but was thinking a 25w with the small size of the tank.
Look forward to catching up on what is new and validating my tried and true methods
See you around the forums.