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My interest in fish keeping began when I was young, about 5, my Grandmother had a 55 gallon fish tank with a trio of large Angelfish they were about eight inches tall. I would sit and watch these fish for long periods of time. After that my mother got a fish tank which I (as a child) would tamper with. Instead of being caught with my hands in the cookie jar, they were caught in my mother's fish tank. About ten years of my life went by before I tried to keep any pets other than cats or dogs; I started with hermit crabs, then reptiles to no avail. Finally I was given my Grandmother's old 29 gallon fish tank that she had in the garage. Before she passed away I had started setting it up, it's been moved three times but other than that it has been running ever since. I go to the local Tech-center and study in the field of "small animals" I picked Aquatic Snails. Throughout the school year I studied this, that's why I have some knowledge in the subject.*
I also had a go at salt water aquariums, I had somewhat good success. I had to move all the inhabitants to the 190 gallon fish tank into the middle school, unfortunately the yellow tang didn't like not being the biggest fish in the tank, and killed all the fish inhabitants before committing suicide. Fortunately all the inverts and live rock survived and are flourishing to this day. Eventually I set up a 55g tank that I use to breed snails (it also has some Angelfish). I worked out a deal with my LFS, I gave them snails to sell and my supplies were provided for all my tanks. Unfortunately that LFS was broken into and trashed. As a student I have no source of income so we'll see what the outcome of this predicament is.
standard filter: Aquatech 20-40
heater: smartheater 200-6
parameters: nitrates 0, pH 8.0, hard water
temp: 75° F inhabitants: 2 blue gouramis (paired), 2 pearl Gourami (paired), 2 frogwart plant, 2 water lilies with red sickle shaped leafs, 6 saddle corycats, many MTS and a true Apple Snail
size: 55 gallon standard
filter: Fluval 304
parameters: nitrates 3 pH 7.5 hard water
temp: 78° F
inhabitants: 1 male Pomacea bridgesii (banana yellow/white with orange speckled skin) 1.4 in Dia., 5 brown ramshorn 3/4 dia., 5 Columbian Ramshorns 2 in dia., 28 babies, 7 Endlers, 3 Angelfish 2 silver with black stripes 1 black stripes with black mottling
*If you need help with anything to do with freshwater snails, feel free to PM me, or post it in the snails forum under freshwater invertebrates.
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