Rube_Goldfish Posted August 5, 2022 Share Posted August 5, 2022 Hello! When my wife and I were first married, she mentioned how nice it would be to have a fish tank. I agreed; when I was a kid, my parents had had a tank with, first a pair of oscars and then a full reef set up. Her dad came through with a ten-gallon kit from one of the big box pet stores. Unfortunately, a series of moves led to us putting the kit in a series of closets for years, in part because of a belief that "fish can't survive moving." Well, last summer we finally had the space and opportunity to set the tank up, so knowing that I knew nothing about fish or fishkeeping, I started researching. After a quick seal test, and an interminably long cycling process, we finally got a small community tank of cardinal tetras and honey gouramis. While my wife did and still does really, truly like fish, I ended up being the one really bitten by the bug, the one who really became a true nerm. The owner and staff of my LFS recognizes me when I walk in, my kids tease me about always talking about fish, YouTube thinks I'm not interested in anything else... I'm sure you all can relate. That little ten gallon is still happily running, though it's gone from plastic plants and bubbly volcanoes to a densely planted jungle with driftwood and stone (there's still a lot of unnaturally blue gravel, though), and I'm in the process of getting a 55 gallon upgrade ready so my little community can become a bigger one. That initial research led me to the Coop and this great community, and now I want to document my new tank in a tank journal, keep learning, and hopefully be able to pass on what I've learned like so many of you have helped me! 6 2 Link to comment Share on other sites More sharing options...
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