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I have had fish on and off for most of my life. I got my first fish when I was about 8 years old ( a beta). I was able to keep alive for about 4 years. I got another one after he died and he lasted another 3 years. Looking back I think the betas were tuffer back then. I was not all that good with regular feeding or maintenance with my one and a half gallon bowl. Once he died I did not get any more until my earlier 20s. A 29 gallon that fitted on my dresser and had a Bala shark, a Dojo,a huge pleco and one tiger barb. I had this arrangement for almost 4 and a half years when life happen and I had to give them up to a friend who also had some experience with fish. Thay all died shortly afterwards. Even though it was over stock and a little over crowded I watch my water quality and did maintenance on a regular basis. I did not miss a beat. 20 years later my wife's uncle died and we ended up with 4 gold fish that were supposed to be feeders for another fish that died. In a 4 gallon tank they came to us, abused and neglected. I was able to take care of them until I was able to get my brand new 60 gallon aquarium up and going. All I had to do was move some electrical around, add an outlet, move the thermostat, patch a few holes and paint the wall. After all that was done and the aquarium was cycled I started to add one gold fish a week until they were all in. I then started to add others to it. Everything was going great until I added one fish to many. I got the ICK! I had never dealt with it before. Inspite of all my efforts I lost all but one, a gold fish. It has been a long and hard road to get the 60 gallon back to where it needs to be so I can build it back up. I clearly needed to rethink my strategy and to stop making stupid mistakes. This form has helped me to do that. I am currently adding a few at a time from my quoraten tank to the main tank. I want to take things to the next level.I am getting excited about all the possible, and maybe developing a bad case of multiple tank syndrome. In addition
this site has helped me to understand a lot more than I thought was possible.
Location
Rocky Mountains Colorado, USA
Gender
Male
Nickname
Rocky
Occupation
Arborist/Logger
Quarantine?
Yes
List any water conditioners and test kits used:
API Fresh water master test kit, stress coat, stress zyme.
Seachem Stability & prime.
Experience
1 year
Do you know of and understand the Aquarium Nitrogen Cycle?
Yes
Aquarium Size
60 gallon
Aquarium Type
Freshwater Fish Only
Fish, Plants, Inverts, etc.
1 gold fish 3 kuhli loach 1 BN pleco
Aquarium Start Date
January 2020
Ammonia
.0
Nitrite
.0
Nitrate
5.0
Temperature
75.4 - 75.9
pH
7.5
Lighting
LED
Skimmer
No
Aquarium Filter Type
2 Topfin 75 HOB
Aquarium #2 Size
10 gallon quarantine / holding
Tank #2 Type
Freshwater Fish Only
Tank #2 Fish, Plants, Inverts, etc.
4 guppies 1 BN PLECO
Tank #2 Start Date
End of February 2020
Tank #2 Ammonia
.0
Tank #2 Nitrite
.0
Tank #2 Nitrate
5.0
Tank #2 Temperature
74.5-75.0
Tank #2 pH
7.5
Tank #2 Lighting
LED
Tank #2 Filter Type
Top Fin 20 gallon (HOB) & Top Fin MF 20 internal sponge filter w/BioMax medien
Tank #2 Skimmer
No
Aquarium #3 Size
8 gallon hospital
Tank #3 Type
Freshwater Fish Only
Tank #3 Fish, Plants, Inverts, etc.
Cycling
Tank #3 Start Date
9/4/2020
Tank #3 Ammonia
.0
Tank #3 Nitrite
.0
Tank #3 Nitrate
5.0
Tank #3 Temperature
74.3- 74.8
Tank #3 pH
7.5
Tank #3 Lighting
LED
Tank #3 Filter Type
Top fin HOB 10 gallon
Tank #3 Skimmer
No

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