new here 20 Gallon Tank

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

  1. sj74

    sj74New MemberMember

    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

    ShawnieFishlore LegendMember

    welcome to fishlore!!!!
  3. Butterfly

    ButterflyModeratorModerator Member

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

    MartinismommyFishlore VIPMember

    Welcome to Fishlore!
  5. bolivianbaby

    bolivianbabyFishlore LegendMember

    Welcome to Fishlore!
  6. Aquarist

    AquaristFishlore LegendMember

    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. lorabell

    lorabellWell Known MemberMember

    Hey there and Welcome!!!!
  8. LyndaB

    LyndaBFishlore LegendMember

    :;hi2 Nice to meet you!
  9. Goldwing_Don

    Goldwing_DonWell Known MemberMember

    welcome !!!!!!!!! :;hi2
  10. GoGreen

    GoGreenWell Known MemberMember

    Hello and welcome to Fishlore!:)
  11. Shine

    ShineWell Known MemberMember

    lol--amazing how things change huh?

    welcome :)
  12. marina3

    marina3Valued MemberMember

    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