PSJ-SR Posted July 2, 2022 Share Posted July 2, 2022 Hello everyone! I have been ordering from Aquarium Co-Op, watching Cory's videos, and reading the forum for several months now & decided I should create a profile and participate! I have been in and out of the hobby since I was a kid. My first experience was a goldfish in a bowl (naughty me!). I then graduated to a 10g w/ guppies. When I hit my 20's, I really got into it - I had six tanks, ranging from 20g long to a 90g. I had a predator tank (gar, green terror, Oscar, and even a snakehead - naughty me again!); African Cichlid tanks (mbuna); angels & discus tank; and a saltwater setup. I lived in Boston at the time & had a fantastic LFS to support my addiction (I mean hobby). During this time I really educated myself on the "science" of fishkeeping - no YouTube back then but I read every book on the subject & even volunteered in the marine education dept of the New England Aquarium. When I moved to PA, I sold everything except the 90g & continued to keep the Cichlids, which are probably my favorite fresh water fish. When my kids graduated from high school, I moved again & left the fish tank for the new owner - also a hobbyist. Fast forward about 13 years - I recently setup a 75g tank for my grandchildren - they loved visiting the Camden Aquarium (NJ) & the Newport Aquarium (OH) so much and also love our trips to Cabelas, so I surprised them with the tank this past Christmas. I stocked the tank w/ Zebra Danios, Neon Tetras, Corys, Guppies, Glowlight Tetras, & Super Blue Emperor Tetras (that never turned blue - lol), as well as a few Neocaridina shrimp and Nerite & Mystery Snails. The kids (4,3,2) absolutely love it! When they're not here, they FaceTime me asking to "see the fishes" & when they visit, they actively help w/ the maintenance & feeding (overfeeding!) - they especially like using the mag-float to clean the glass & helping me test the water parameters (all the pretty colors). I was surprised at how much joy I get watching them! Well, the "addiction" is returning - I just setup my 3rd tank (lol). I setup a 10g to grow out the Guppy fry & the newest 10g will have a Betta as a centerpiece w/ other nano tank mates. I'm excited to join this group & look forward to interacting with everyone! Link to comment Share on other sites More sharing options...
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