Fishies in the Desert (or, Hello!)

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Hey everyone, my name is Melissa and I'm new.  As the title suggests, I live in the desert Southwest, New Mexico, actually.  My husband and I have a 20 gallon tank with long-fin Zebra Danios, Green Cory Cats and Tequila Sunrise, Lyre-tail and Fancy Guppies.  It has been nearly 10 years since I have had a tank, and a lot of things are different (or maybe I just didn't do that much research on aquariums then  ).  Well, anyway, hello!
 

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Welcome to FishLore! It's great to have you with us! A lot has changed in 10 years, and we'll try and get you up to date. We have a great bunch here to give you new ideas, and maybe even entice you into starting up a new tank with new fish and/or plants you haven't tried before. We hope you enjoy the site as much as we do! ;D
 

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Welcome to FishLore!! Love your selection of Guppies. My Hubby is the Guppy man. We have them all over the house, he just can't get enough
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Thanks,  even my mom and my husband looked at me like ??? when I was telling them about cycling a tank and everything that I had learned.  I have found out a lot more here than I have on any other place I have looked. 

I never had plants before, (or danios or cory cats) so I have been reading checking out the links and everything.  I think I stayed up too late just reading the posts here for as much info as I could get.

I love guppies, they are what I had as a kid.  I would love more of a variety, but I just have to wait until I can get a couple more.

My husband loves sharks, soon he'll be getting a tank for himself and adding "his" fish to it.  He spoiled me and let me spend a chunk of our savings to buy this tank and the fishies I wanted.     Though, I don't think that we'd need much enticing to start up new tanks, if we had our way, we'd live in an Aquarium, you know, like the ones tourists go and visit.  ::sings:: If I had a million dollars...
 

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WELCOME TO FISHLORE and if you do get another tank make sure you set it up right or you will have a lot of problems like I did when I set up my tank, I got yelled at a lot by me mom and dad for having smelly water but now I know and have helped Whatsafish7 set up tanks and set up my 2.5 and I have to problems. It helps so much to do the research first and be patient, so glad you are researching and good luck. You know that you need a large tank to get a "shark" right.

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Austin, yes, I do try to do things right the first time, I research everything I can before I get it, I hate surprises or anything going wrong that I may have been able to prevent, especially when it involves living creatures.

We were planning on at minimum, a 75 gallon tank for his shark, but as we are still saving up for it, I still have time to do a lot of research and bug my husband with "did you know's".   
 

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Tis a pleasure to have you with us!

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I'm not sure exactly which ones he wants to get, maybe rainbow sharks, if we get a huge tank. He knows more about them than I do (so far, but I'm reading up about them). I know some sharks do better in large schools or alone, and knowing him, he'll want to get more than one so we will probably be getting a 100+ tank for them.

Do you have any recommendations on what type would be good? What is good and not so good about different types of sharks?
 

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hey hunnebee, I live in new mexico too, i'm stationed at cannon AFB, welcome to fishlore. I have learned a lot from this website and everyone will try to answer your questions....enjoy!
 

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