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PostSubject: Newbie from San Diego   2/8/2011, 4:32 pm

I stumbled on this site a few days ago from a Google search and I've been hanging around ever since. :)

I had a fish tank about 7 years ago, but unfortunately I had some VERY loud neighbors and the fish died from stress. Their water was always vibrating and they all died except my bala shark which I was able to give away to a friend before he died. :(

So now I am back in a house without a stereo bumping through the walls 24/7 and I decided to get my kids a fish tank for Christmas. We started with a 20 gallon and put a few mollies and a betta in that. The mollies had babies and now I have a 1 gallon with 17 babies in it on my kitchen counter. o_O And now she's ready to pop again soon!

We loved the kids' fish tank so much that we just got a 55 gallon for our own fish! We were able to find an unfinished aquarium stand on Craigslist for $40 that I stained and then we got the tank from our LFS yesterday. It will be a month or two before we put any fish in there, but I'm working on plans for the aquascaping now. I can't wait! I've never had a planted tank before because I always thought it would be too hard. I finally have the courage to start, so expect some questions in the near future!

Oh, and my husband couldn't wait to get some more fish, so we also have 2 opaline gouramis and a brown ghost hanging out in the 20 until we can get our 55 cycled.

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PostSubject: Re: Newbie from San Diego   2/8/2011, 4:54 pm

Welcome to the Box! welcome
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PostSubject: Re: Newbie from San Diego   2/8/2011, 6:28 pm

welcome to the site!
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PostSubject: Re: Newbie from San Diego   2/8/2011, 6:30 pm

Hello and Welcome!


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PostSubject: Re: Newbie from San Diego   2/8/2011, 7:14 pm

Welcome!!


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PostSubject: Re: Newbie from San Diego   2/8/2011, 7:21 pm

welcome2 HAHAHA, you got the itch! I bet you will get fish in the 55gl befor 2 weeks. Enjoy the box.
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PostSubject: Re: Newbie from San Diego   2/8/2011, 8:29 pm

Welcome to the box and be sure you check out the so. Cal chapter thread towatds the bottom of the home page we have a meeting scheduled for march 27th @ 2:00 be sure to mark your calendar
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PostSubject: Re: Newbie from San Diego   2/8/2011, 10:43 pm

usafishbox welcome2

What were you searching on google?

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PostSubject: Re: Newbie from San Diego   2/9/2011, 12:43 am

Thank you for the warm welcome everyone! And KMX, what haven't I searched on Google? LOL I have become obsessed with all things fish related and I'm always out browsing the net to find more information.

And Sal, I have a lot of work to do on the 55, but I'm already looking for another small tank (10-20 gallons) for my molly fry too...just don't tell my husband. I'm hoping he won't notice. Hehe ;)
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PostSubject: Re: Newbie from San Diego   2/9/2011, 12:55 am

Welcome to the board, Were in San Diego are you located.


And as far as the new tank, just tell him you found it or it was free, that always works on my wife.

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PostSubject: Re: Newbie from San Diego   2/9/2011, 1:07 am

LOL Larry. He'll be alright.

But I'm on the border of College Area and La Mesa. Not too far from Poway! Do you have a free small tank? lol! j/k
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PostSubject: Re: Newbie from San Diego   2/9/2011, 1:16 am

Let me check and see what I got laying around
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PostSubject: Re: Newbie from San Diego   2/9/2011, 1:20 am

Awww Larry I was just kidding! That is incredibly nice of you though. I've been keeping my eye on Craigslist. Something will turn up that my hubby won't kill me over.
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PostSubject: Re: Newbie from San Diego   2/9/2011, 1:23 am

I have a real nice 75g set up all you would need is water and filter pads, heck I will even deliver it, if you buy.

http://usafishbox.forumotion.com/t6456-fs-75g-tank-stand-canopy-light-pick-up-poway-ca
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PostSubject: Re: Newbie from San Diego   2/9/2011, 1:35 am

That is beautiful! I wish I had somewhere to put it!
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PostSubject: Re: Newbie from San Diego   2/9/2011, 1:37 am

I wish you had somewhere to put it too.......just tell the hubby that you are getting a twin bed and putting a tank in the room......

funny funny funny funny
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PostSubject: Re: Newbie from San Diego   2/9/2011, 1:38 am

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PostSubject: Re: Newbie from San Diego   2/9/2011, 1:56 am

Wow! I could sleep in there! What kind of fish do you have?
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PostSubject: Re: Newbie from San Diego   2/9/2011, 2:05 am

well I had over 60 fish until a couple weeks ago, but keeping both freshwater and saltwater was becoming more of a chore then it was fun so i decided it was time to take a break for a little while and just settle on one kind. So I decided to goe t the way of saltwater. check out the stock list thread
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PostSubject: Re: Newbie from San Diego   2/9/2011, 2:07 am

ok nice talking to you, but its time for bed got to work in the morning
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PostSubject: Re: Newbie from San Diego   2/9/2011, 11:22 am

hi welcome2
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PostSubject: Re: Newbie from San Diego   2/9/2011, 11:29 am

Hi Mark!

And Larry, it was really nice talking to you too. Good luck with your saltwater adventure! Maybe one day I will be brave enough to try it too!
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PostSubject: Re: Newbie from San Diego   2/9/2011, 2:44 pm

Go for it...Welcome
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PostSubject: Re: Newbie from San Diego   2/10/2011, 12:47 am

Thanks for the welcome halnick. Once I get the freshwater thing down I'll probably try saltwater, but trust me, you want me to do one at a time.

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PostSubject: Re: Newbie from San Diego   2/10/2011, 12:52 am

1.hello and welcome!

2. I second you on the saltwater tanks! I got a real good feel for freshwater and plants right now. I moved up like most other people. 10G with a few small fish then a 55G more fish... then plants then wanted more space for plants... 90G... more fish more plants... 125G more Plants CO2 yeah... you get the idea I hate to think what is next haha! Good luck!
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