new here 20 Gallon Tank

Discussion in 'Welcome to FishLore' started by sj74, Mar 23, 2010.

  1. s

    sj74 New Member Member

    Hi everyone I am new to this site. I am finding a lot of interesting and helpful things here. I grew up in a household with three fish tanks so when my kids asked me if we could have a tank I figured since I had experience cleaning and feeding the fish I should have no problem with it. Well let me tell you this whole thing is a lot different than i remember. With the nitrogen cycling the water changes. In my house when i was a kid we would change the water once a month and I was the human syphon. we would take out almost all of the water and watch the fish swim on their sides. As far as adding dechlorinators I never heard of such a thing. when we got new fish we used to pour all of the water from the bag in the tank from the fish store. Wow, after reading so many things on the net and here it's a wonder any of those fish survived at all.
  2. Shawnie

    Shawnie Fishlore Legend Member

    welcome to fishlore!!!!
  3. Butterfly

    Butterfly Moderator Moderator Member

    welcome to FishLore! Glad your finding the site helpful :)

  4. Martinismommy

    Martinismommy Fishlore VIP Member

    Welcome to Fishlore!
  5. bolivianbaby

    bolivianbaby Fishlore Legend Member

    Welcome to Fishlore!
  6. Aquarist

    Aquarist Fishlore Legend Member

    Hello SJ and Welcome!

    I'm glad to see that you're doing some research :) If we can help you an any way just let us know.

    I hope you enjoy the site!
  7. l

    lorabell Well Known Member Member

    Hey there and Welcome!!!!
  8. LyndaB

    LyndaB Fishlore Legend Member

    :;hi2 Nice to meet you!
  9. Goldwing_Don

    Goldwing_Don Well Known Member Member

    welcome !!!!!!!!! :;hi2
  10. G

    GoGreen Well Known Member Member

    Hello and welcome to Fishlore!:)
  11. Shine

    Shine Well Known Member Member

    lol--amazing how things change huh?

    welcome :)
  12. m

    marina3 Valued Member Member

    Welcome!!! I am new at this hobbie but what you say in your post I have read others saying it too...One more application to the phrase..."Awhhh...the good old days"!!! :;hi2

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