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Ross was one of the first people to reply to my thread and kept replying. The posts turned into PM's, which was a hassle only being able to send and receive one at a time. But it was well worth it and I was soon introduced to Dino. At first I thought Ross was the one in charge and Dino was the "apprentice" but not to much later I learned it was the other way around. Dino was a plethora of information and helped me with any questions I had. Dino and Ross offered to sell me a tank and some fish to start me off. I proposed it to my mom but kept getting the "You're irresponsible and won't take care of them" answer.
I guess I finally convinced her because on December 8th a red van pulled up in our drive way. Two men came out and one of them resembled Santa Claus. I immediately knew it was them. I had gotten my dream tank. A 55 gallon, live plants, Bristlenose Plecos, seeded filter media, filters, a heater, light strip, stand, chemicals, and everything I needed. (Most of the equipment was from DFS - DrsFosterSmith.com) Dino and Ross helped me set it up and in no time it was up and running. After a few chicken sandwiches and burgers Dino and Ross left and I began to meddle with my tank.
Something was missing; a bunch of live plants. That's how I met Carol, on of the nicest people on Fish Lore. When I brought up the issue to Dino and Ross they immediately recommended Carol. She didn't even hesitate to send me some plants and a neat book on them. Then the disease hit. One of the most feared in the nation. It causes uncontrollable spending and causes loss of space and sometimes even flooding; Multiple Tank Syndrome.
Aquariums and Stock
A standard 55 gallon tank that has been setup since December 8th, 2007, and is stocked with a breeding pair of marble angelfish, a small shoal of cherry barbs, two kuhli loaches, and a breeding pair of bristlenose plecos. Temperature is at 80-81 degrees F.
Standard 29 tall tank that has been setup for about six months and is stocked with two silver angelfish, a small shoal of neon tetras, one guppy, one L333, and one longfin bristlenose pleco. The angelfish and guppy will be going to a new home soon and the L333 will just switch tanks.
Another standard 29 tall tank that has been setup for about 5 months and is stocked with four adult purple Moscow guppies, numerous amounts of guppy fry, and an albino bristlenose pleco.
Another 10 gallon tank that has been setup for a total of six months but has just been redone completely. It is stocked with one crowntail betta and three peppered corydoras.
A standard 10 gallon tank that has been setup for about seven months and is stocked with ton more of guppy fry and is my frag tank for freshwater plants. For those of you who don't know, corals can be fragged into small pieces and put on frag plugs. Most people will grow them out in a frag tank till they get large enough for their main tank.
- Own a breeding trio of Neoplamprologus meleagris
- Enter a fish into a show and win
- Setup a planted tank and dose with chemicals
- Setup a nano reef in either a Biocube 29 or CAD 39 signature
- Build a fish house
- Have a thick moss wall (getting there)
- Setup a dwarf puffer tank
- Invent something to further fish keeping (like the Python)
- Help a new hobbyist like Dino and Ross did to me
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