Quote:"No day in which you learn something is a complete loss. ". David Eddings
About Yourself:Just an old hippie who loves the peace and tranquility of fish tanks. Currently, I have nine running, ranging from five to sixty gallons in a small apartment affectionately known as "The Hobbit Hole".
Advice:Take it slow. Don't try to get everything accomplished at once. Slowly let things acclimate to the tank so that levels can in turn balance better. Otherwise things die pretty fast and that's money going down the drain...get it?
About Yourself:I've been in the hobby for about 3 years. It got started when I was never allowed to have a legit pet and a buddy got me really into his beautiful jewel and white tail acei cichlid. We started building tanks together and after a year I did other things. Here I am and here is my little peice of heaven that I call my pets home. I also have to move frequently so the tank has never been in established for more then 8months. I will be moving again in the summer of 17 and do not look forward to putting my fish through the stress again a
About Yourself:Received my first tank, a 10gal for a ninth grade Graduation present and kept going since. I have had just about every size, color, and species of fish from one time to another including Marine since the 80's. Then I took a few well needed years away from even looking at a tank. i think it gave me a new outlook on the hobby when I ran across pictures of different types of Shrimp and the many colors. I dove in, I started my first "Live Plant" tank. After several disappointments trying all kinds of plants, I found a few that work for the equipment I owned already. Shrimp followed soon after and I purchased eight Cherry Shrimp. Now I have hundreds. I sell the excess back to the same pet shop that sold me the first eight and I have a gift card that continues to build equity, Since, I have had Cory babies and I am hopeful that the Kuhlies will begin breeding as well.
Advice:Keep going with it. Been keeping a fish tank for about 20 years now and only in the last few years have i got the hang off it. Everyday is a learning day and still a long way to go but it has been fun. Listen to all advice and do a lot of forum searching to answer questions.