New To Forum - Guidance? And Hello

  1. filtered_light

    filtered_light Member Member

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    Hi there! I am a newbie to this forum and somewhat newish to forums in general. As an aquarium hobbyist, I am somewhere in between newb and novice/intermediate.

    N00b Question: How should I ask questions here? Eg, should I post questions in the beginner forum? Or create a freshwater tank build thread and confine all my tank building questions to one thread? I am mainly here to learn and ask questions about my future 28 gallon fresh water community tank. I got the tank (clear for life 28gal hex) as a great deal, so tank size is set, and it is going to be a new home for my corydoras, so definitely tropical community, but everything else is TBD. I will want to ask for advice on acrylic tanks, filters, lights, plants, snails, various fish, etc.
     

  2. RedLoredAmazon

    RedLoredAmazon Well Known Member Member

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    Hi! Welcome to Fishlore, we're glad you joined!

    If you have a specific question like, what type of lighting you want or stocking questions or something similar, just create a thread in the correct forum area. They are listed in depth on the main forum page. Now, if you want to do something exciting, like oh a tank build, then make a thread for that! :) I enjoy following different builds on this forum. :D You can create a build and ask advice on it too; I've seen people do that too. Hope that helps!
     

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    filtered_light

    filtered_light Member Member

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    Thanks for replying! I figured it was worth asking to ensure I was respecting protocol.
     
  4. RedLoredAmazon

    RedLoredAmazon Well Known Member Member

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    No problem! :) Glad to help!
     
  5. ashenwelt

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    Welcome! And yep, open up in whatever section sounds relevant. We are a helpful community.
     
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    Welcome aboard! I hope you enjoy this forum as well as I do.
     
  7. AllieSten

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    Welcome! @RedLoredAmazon covered some of the basics.

    Be sure to do some research on filter media and filter speeds. Plus how to do a fishless cycle. It will save you grief down the road.

    28g tank needs a filter that is 280 gallons per hour. So you want one that is usually for a 55-75 gallon tank. Go on gallons per hour not on the box itself. More is better.

    Also YouTube has a wealth of knowledge. Look up filter optimization and types of filter media. It will save you so much money in the long run.

    Hope I gave you at least somewhere to start. Again Welcome :)
     
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    filtered_light Member Member

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    Thanks all! I've read up on the fishless cycling and I am currently working on fishless cycling a 5 gallon upgrade for my male betta. (Currently he is in a fairly stable 3 gallon.) I may still find questions, but I'm working on trying to do this right. :)
     
  9. jenmur

    jenmur Fishlore VIP Member

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    Hai!!! This place is rather friendly and people here are helpful :)

    Awesome you got a 5 gallon for your betta, he'll appreciate it! And good luck with stocking a hexagonal tank!! They confuse me too much hehehe ;).
     
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    Welcome to Fishlore!
     

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    Welcome to the forum!
     
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