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: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?
Description:30 gal Freshwater planted tank, a few Serpae tetra, and one common pleco. I will be adding more fish to the tank, just haven't decided what to add at this time. I'm using an Aquaclear 30 Filtration system as well as an air stone bubbler.
I also have some plant life in the tank, but I'm also adding to this feature of my tank.
About Yourself:Started when I was around 11 years old with a all in one 36 litre micro tank with 6 neon tetra and a dumbo beta, have since changed tanks around 10 times and run multiple tanks, will only be showing my main tank and possibly my turtle stand (not sure if it counts but it's pretty cool) I am a carpenter by trade but have decided to roll with the times and so studying mechanical engineering.
Advice:Start simple, and balance your tank with live plants to maintain happier fish! Nothing is quite as rewarding as maintaining a eco system and watching it thrive with minimal input because you have chosen the right plants and the right fish to go with them.
Description:First pic, just got it set up after a 100 mile transport, down and up in a day with fish back in their home
Description:My tank that we have been working on for two years and still feel new to the hobby. Goal is to have a planted tank that looks like a real (at least to a human) habitat. All tips, suggestions are welcomed!