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Lindabee53
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PostSubject: New Kid on the Block   10/29/2011, 10:06 am

Okay, that's a lie. Anyone with grandkids is no kid. However, I did just register, so I'm new.

I'm pretty new at this, although my grandmother had aquaria and, as a little girl, I was given one that went on for years and years. My brother inherited it when I went off to college. Okay, so I have a tall 10-gallon tank that was given to me, a 5-gallon tank, and a 3-gallon one on my desk at work. They're all planted. I have a betta at work - hope the 3-gallon tank is okay for him. Here at home, I have danios, neon tetras, two mystery snails, and a couple of cory catfish. Also two crabs, but they're segregated from the fish - just don't trust them to play nicely with the others.

No, I don't really know what I'm doing, but I'm trying. I'm reading and listening to what people tell me and eventually I might get something right. On the up side, the fish seem to be doing well, the tanks look good, and my little grandnephew loves to stand in front of the tanks and watch the action. He wants to add a giraffe to one, but I don't think so.

I'm also a reader, a quilter, and a crocheter. I'm called Linda or Lindabee (since high school, when Lindas were a dime a dozen) and answer to either one.

I'm looking forward to learning a lot here, probably about everything I'm doing wrong.

Lindabee
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PostSubject: Re: New Kid on the Block   10/29/2011, 10:38 am

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strikingthematch
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Favorite Fish: : Discus, Stingrays, Arowana, Rams, and Angels

PostSubject: Re: New Kid on the Block   10/29/2011, 10:51 am

Welcome to the box! It is so nice to see people taking the initiative and educate themselves on their hobbies. The betta likely feels like a king in that 3 gallon compared to what many people keep them in.

Hope you enjoy the site and feel free to share anything you have learned and whenever needed the floor is always open for questions!
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Favorite Fish: : Betta's,Fancy Guppies, Plecos, kio.

PostSubject: Re: New Kid on the Block   10/29/2011, 11:14 am

Welcome and yes the 3g. for the Betta is great. If he gets board you can tape a small 1" round mirror ( found at any craft store)to the outside of his tank and he will flare and have fun with it. It doesn't hurt him to flare and after awhile he'll get used to it and only do it occasionally. Also if you put a broad leaf silk plant in the tank he will use it as a hammock and rest on it . Sometimes they get tired from carrying around those heavy fins and like to rest.
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Lindabee53
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PostSubject: Re: New Kid on the Block   10/29/2011, 11:41 am

Whisper, I have an annubias plant in his tank, also some water wisteria. He really seems to like them. He perches on the water wisteria and watches me, and sometimes does the same on the annubias.
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whisper
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PostSubject: Re: New Kid on the Block   10/29/2011, 11:56 am

Oh that's great then.
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Meredith
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Favorite Fish: : As far as fresh water goes, it's Bettas!
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PostSubject: Re: New Kid on the Block   10/29/2011, 2:30 pm

WOOO! HOWDY and WELCOME!!! welcome

I have 4 grandboys...but I still consider myself a kid. hehehe! lol!

Bettas are my favorite FW fish! I just got a beautiful little halfmoon male from Whisper, and I will be getting his mate from her next week.

It's great to meet ya!
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PostSubject: Re: New Kid on the Block   10/29/2011, 6:10 pm

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Lindabee53
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PostSubject: Re: New Kid on the Block   10/29/2011, 6:14 pm

What a warm welcome! Thanks to all of you.

Meredith, I saw your thread. Congratulations on your new male. I'll bet he's a beauty. I've seen pictures of the Halfmoons and they're gorgeous.

I hate to say Bettas are my favorites - don't want to hurt the feelings of any of the others, you know. However, I do seem rather partial to Yoshi (my boss named him, then tried to move him to her desk). And I think it would be too cool to have a tank of females, but might want to hold off and make sure I can keep one alive for more than two months, which is all I've done with mine so far.
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PostSubject: Re: New Kid on the Block   10/29/2011, 7:12 pm

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Favorite Fish: : My Favorites are the Pleco's and Cory Cats . BUT , I have 44 running Tanks at this time . I keep 3 kinds of Shellies , several types of Pleco's ( mostly Ancistrus ), Cichlids , Crays , Angels , LB's , and some local species .

PostSubject: Re: New Kid on the Block   10/30/2011, 5:35 am

Welcome to the Box ! Jump in , swim around mirmaid , find your niche and enjoy ! Feel free to ask questions and by all means contribute any knowledge you have gained !
Oh , I almost forgot ,,,, We LOVE pictures here !
again , welcome ,,, Ray
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PostSubject: Re: New Kid on the Block   10/30/2011, 6:02 am

Welcome
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Lindabee53
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PostSubject: Re: New Kid on the Block   10/30/2011, 8:17 am

Photos. Okay, I'll see what I can do.

Seriously, the only bits of knowlege I can pass on are: make sure you really moved all the snails, as crabs seem especially fond of escargot; and make sure you get every last shred of rock wool from around the roots of plants, or the crabs will surely do it for you just for the joy of watching the mess float around the tank.

Oh, and if someone says, "Well, if you don't take the crabs, I'll just flush them," JUST SAY NO!
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Favorite Fish: : My Favorites are the Pleco's and Cory Cats . BUT , I have 44 running Tanks at this time . I keep 3 kinds of Shellies , several types of Pleco's ( mostly Ancistrus ), Cichlids , Crays , Angels , LB's , and some local species .

PostSubject: Re: New Kid on the Block   10/30/2011, 9:25 am

lol! lol! crazy
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PostSubject: Re: New Kid on the Block   10/30/2011, 8:38 pm

Welcome Lindabee53 glad you found the site! welcome
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PostSubject: Re: New Kid on the Block   10/30/2011, 9:19 pm

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PostSubject: Re: New Kid on the Block   10/30/2011, 10:11 pm

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PostSubject: Re: New Kid on the Block   10/31/2011, 7:36 am

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