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TanyaQ2000
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Favorite Fish: : Discus, mollies, dojos & oscars

PostSubject: Hello from Irving, TX   9/27/2009, 12:49 am

My name is Tanya and I found this site thru an ad on CraigsList. I'm setting up a freshwater tank after 25 years of not having fish. I will be using the Eclipse filtration system as I don't like the look or noise of over-the-tank filters. I'm not sure what fish I'll be hosting. Would love to have discus again but not sure at this time. The tank is probably 22 gallons and I've already secured black gravel. I plan to paint the back glass black too and then I have a nice round rock that is white with black specs. I have secured a lot of artificial plants from an aquarium store in Carrollton. Not sure exactly how I'm going to design it yet as my husband still has to build the stand. I currently have a 5gal corner eclipse planted tank that I'm hosting a large snail, 5 ghost shrimps and 5 feeders and received a free pleco last weekend. Didn't want to spend too much in case I killed everything. Seems like aquarium keeping wasn't this difficult when I was in high school as I had oscars at one time, discus another as well as black mollies. Also had a dojo who would eat from my fingers - plan to get another one of those whenever I get the big tank up and cycled. See that's another thing I never heard of before....cycling your tank. Heck I just put water in a 10-gallon, dropped in the chlorine remover and aclimated the fish to the temp and 15 minutes later all were swimming happily. I've taken enough of your time but thanks for welcoming me. I'll probably be asking a lot of dumb questions as I get going.
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PostSubject: Re: Hello from Irving, TX   9/27/2009, 1:17 am

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PostSubject: Re: Hello from Irving, TX   9/27/2009, 1:23 am

The only dumb question is the one not asked! Welcome...
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PostSubject: Re: Hello from Irving, TX   9/27/2009, 8:57 am

welcome2

This is just me but I would go with some small Cichlids ;0)
Either way just let us know how its going and post some pics dance

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PostSubject: Re: Hello from Irving, TX   9/27/2009, 9:40 am

TanyaQ2000 wrote:
My name is Tanya and I found this site thru an ad on CraigsList. I'm setting up a freshwater tank after 25 years of not having fish. I will be using the Eclipse filtration system as I don't like the look or noise of over-the-tank filters. I'm not sure what fish I'll be hosting. Would love to have discus again but not sure at this time. The tank is probably 22 gallons and I've already secured black gravel. I plan to paint the back glass black too and then I have a nice round rock that is white with black specs. I have secured a lot of artificial plants from an aquarium store in Carrollton. Not sure exactly how I'm going to design it yet as my husband still has to build the stand. I currently have a 5gal corner eclipse planted tank that I'm hosting a large snail, 5 ghost shrimps and 5 feeders and received a free pleco last weekend. Didn't want to spend too much in case I killed everything. Seems like aquarium keeping wasn't this difficult when I was in high school as I had oscars at one time, discus another as well as black mollies. Also had a dojo who would eat from my fingers - plan to get another one of those whenever I get the big tank up and cycled. See that's another thing I never heard of before....cycling your tank. Heck I just put water in a 10-gallon, dropped in the chlorine remover and aclimated the fish to the temp and 15 minutes later all were swimming happily. I've taken enough of your time but thanks for welcoming me. I'll probably be asking a lot of dumb questions as I get going.

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