Rank:#91 out of 4249 Freshwater Tanks submitted all-time 2019 Top 10
Number of votes:180
About Yourself:Hello Guys, thank you for voting!!! I started with a Betta a few years ago on my office desk, LOL. I knew nothing about fish keeping when I started. I went and purchased a 30 gallon freshwater tank and all the starter stuff, I enjoyed community tank environments which lead to add a 90 gal aquarium next. Another thing was dealing with independent fish stores (not big box for advice) and talking with the owners they helped me add compatible mates because this reduces aggression and my sanity. All my fish are aggressive and you have to be willing to remove a tank mate if they are not fitting in (exchange it or give it away after trying to isolating it for a couple days in a hang on plastic jail). I found the larger the tank the easier it was to maintain the water condition, less swings and this made the whole experience more enjoyable for me. I took the plunge six months ago to add a built-in 220 gallon aquarium which is in the picture here, I love it!!! I do two 25% water changes every week because I like to feed my fish lots (2x?s a day) but with that comes the work of maintaining the chemistry and canister cleanings. I feed fresh in the morning and granules in the late afternoon to keep everyone happy. Note: I also started with hang on filters but found that when I would come home I could smell the fish; this was solved with installing a closed filtration system (Canister filtration) huge difference and well worth the money. I have learned lots from talking with long time fish people, reading and watching online. Have a great day, thanks again for your vote.
Advice:Have PATIENCE! Listen to the advice and wisdom freely provided by other amateur hobbyists and experts alike. Remember they are living creatures and treat them with the respect and hospitality they deserve.
Description:This in my 72-gallon bow-front Lake Malawi African Cichlid aquarium. Re-planed every few months to offset what they eat and what can't survive the high pH. It's been up and running for about 2.5 years. Kept as a hobby. I hope you enjoy it. Have a great day!