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Here is a short video I made about the C.A.R.E forum. It's not all encompassing but is a good guiding principle for this forum. 

 

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Hello everyone!    Greetings from Miami, FL!  Looking forward to actively participating on this forum and learning as much as possible.    Here are a few of my babies!   

Hello everyone. Jon from Long Island New York here.  I recently got back into the hobby after a 6 years away. I thank Cory and his you tube for that.  I've been hooked on the coop's you tube for the p

LMAO! "We want good pictures and long format conversation. Now if that doesn't interest you, well, there is social media for that..."  Thank you Cory! I think this is going to be pretty fabulous!

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LMAO! "We want good pictures and long format conversation. Now if that doesn't interest you, well, there is social media for that..." 

Thank you Cory! I think this is going to be pretty fabulous! I appreciate the hard work you are putting in, and will continue to put in, to make this happen. Lots of forums out there are pretty brutal, so its going to be great to not have some of that garbage. 🙂

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Super Great idea of this forum... Pamela Fredieu here under my "other" title... Stillaniris... Love Aquarium Co-op... if they get any quicker in delivery they will be doing the ordering for me... I still wear my Angel Fish t-shirt I won on our other chat... Newbie here with 6, soon to be 9 tanks... Have a couple varieties of Angels, guppies, Rhads and Rainbows... A member of the Sacramento Aquarius Society... Been following Aquarium Co-op since March 2020. I have met some wonderful people here... Love Candi Overhuls (you rock girl!!!) ***photo of my 60g at start up with a couple of marble angels... Finn and Topper...

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Hello everyone. Jon from Long Island New York here.  I recently got back into the hobby after a 6 years away. I thank Cory and his you tube for that.  I've been hooked on the coop's you tube for the past 4 months.  Exited to be a part of this community.   

I'd also like to share that this morning my Gold ram babys are free swimming. 😁😁😁😁👍👍👍

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Hello All, I'm from Land O Lakes, Florida.  Jon, great pictures of the parents and babies!🙂  I'm still learning how to navigate the forum and how to get pictures on here from my cell phone.

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Here from Palatka, Florida.  Have 10 tanks right now.  Just purchased a 55 gallon tank.  Gotta find somewhere to set it up.  Love the Co-op. Looking forward to this forum

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About me: I enjoy sharing what I’ve learned with others, although I find it harder to want to share with people that come across as entitled to my experience or those looking to try and make money from my information. I also find I have less patience teaching other hobbyists that are tariffed of failure, but I’m working on it!  

At any point in time I’ll have anywhere from 25 to 100 tanks. Although I’m trying to refine my needs to as few tanks as possible.

I enjoy experimenting, studying, observing and tinkering. I enjoy live food cultures as much, if not more than the fish they feed. I very much love creating entire food webs within my fishroom. 

I love snails. They are like Pokémon to me... I’ve got to “catch them all!” This also comes in handy in that I also love freshwater pufferfish. Mainly the Tetraodon species from Africa. As far as I know, I’m still the only person in the Americas to have successfully breed the Tetraodon schoutedeni repeatedly. This is not a point of pride for me, as it makes me realize how bad of a teacher I must be. Although, there are a few people very close to success! 

My current project is to captive breed all the other Tetraodon species, minus species he Tetraodon mbu, that is just too large for my current setups. 

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Hi everybody, aleX from Astoria, NY.

I was into large cichlids for 5 years,  now back to dwarf ones, Apistogramma Cacatuoides.

I got a pair, they still babies, but 4 days into my tank they have babies on a large leaf of Anubias Coffeefolia. They couldn't wait 3 more days for the cave to arrive. 

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Hi Everyone, I live close to Dallas, Ft. Worth. Tx. I have really hard well water, pH 9.2. I got an RO filter and I'm making my own water. I'm kinda new to fish keeping and have decided to keep "easy" fish who can tolerate higher pH, like CPDs, tetras, mollies, guppies. I got 11 Phoenix Rasboras a few months back. They also tollerate my higher pH Water. Theirs is about 7.6. I seem to love nano fish, most. Ive raised quite a few from eggs like the CPD's, Serpa Tetras, golden White Cloud Mountain Minnows, Danios. My Cory Catfish laid a bunch of eggs and I hatched some of them, too. I'm rather overwhelmed. Like 20 tanks. Or more. 

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2 hours ago, Lynn M said:

Hello All, I'm from Land O Lakes, Florida.  Jon, great pictures of the parents and babies!🙂  I'm still learning how to navigate the forum and how to get pictures on here from my cell phone.

Thank you. Let's hope I can keep them alive.  They have spawned a few times but never hatched. Eggs either got fungus or got eaten by the parents. 

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14 minutes ago, Jon G said:

Eggs either got fungus or got eaten by the parents. 

I would recommend you power feed the tank with live and frozen baby brine and frozen adult brine for the parents. That has been my most successful method for getting my ram parents to raise fry successfully. It also may just take a few more tries. Don't get discouraged if you wake up to find your cloud of fry has vanished. The nutrients the parents get from them will lead to then spawning again very soon.

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1 minute ago, Augustjd27 said:

I would recommend you power feed the tank with live and frozen baby brine and frozen adult brine for the parents. That has been my most successful method for getting my ram parents to raise fry successfully. It also may just take a few more tries. Don't get discouraged if you wake up to find your cloud of fry has vanished. The nutrients the parents get from them will lead to then spawning again very soon.

Thanks for the advice.  Today is day one free swimming. I have been alternating vinegar eels and baby brine and feeding the parents as well when I feed the fry.  What's your advice on water changes while the fry are super tiny. Also I have read that after 2 to 3 weeks it's a good idea to separate the fry from the parents so they dont become snacks when the parents what to spawn again.  What are your thoughts on that? 

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9 minutes ago, Jon G said:

Thanks for the advice.  Today is day one free swimming. I have been alternating vinegar eels and baby brine and feeding the parents as well when I feed the fry.  What's your advice on water changes while the fry are super tiny. Also I have read that after 2 to 3 weeks it's a good idea to separate the fry from the parents so they dont become snacks when the parents what to spawn again.  What are your thoughts on that? 

I would avoid doing too many water changes as I feel an excessive amount could be detrimental. I honestly didn't do any on my fry until I separated them. I would say it's a good idea to separate after a couple weeks as mine did cannibalize a significant number of fry when they spawned again. The only reason I didn't separate earlier was I wasn't sure whether to move the fry or adults. I think I'd recommend adults as they'd be less sensitive to the switch. Good luck!

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Hello everyone. I'm George from southern Indiana. I have been back into fish keeping for a little less than a year. Last August I found a 10 gallon tank at a flea market that had everything I needed besides water and fish. And I'm up to 4 tanks now.

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Good morning from Myrtle Beach! 
Hi everyone, I’m Jackie and I’m only about 3 years into the hobby. It started with a castoff 29gallon tank that my adult son brought over as he upgraded himself to a 55 gallon. I have in a short time developed multi tank syndrome and we now have 6 in the house. All freshwater, as I’m too afraid of venturing into saltwater yet. There is a 29 gallon planted community, 2 guppy tanks, a betta tank a Shrimp tank, and our newest the 75 g African cichlids. I look forward to visiting this forum and meeting others who share my passion as only someone who is immersed as well can understand my enjoyment. Thanks! 

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Greetings from Canada!  I live in the beautiful Cowichan Valley on Vancouver Island.  I am a fish keeping newbie, I got my first tank in December 2019 then added a second tank in February 2020.  The first YouTube video I watched, by chance, was Cory and that started my learning journey!  I am looking forward to the time that Covid is controlled so that I can visit the store. 

My fish are Danios, Candy Cane Tetras, Red Eye Tetras, a solitary Otocinculus, and a multitude of prolific Mollies.

 

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Upliftingjoe here and greetings from California so glad that yall created a forum like this. Happy its here 🙂

This is my breeder tank. All plants from aquarium co-op with Cory directly responsible for the plant choices lol.

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Hi everyone my name is Sandy and I'm from Valdosta Georgia. I'm brand new to the hobby and very excited to learn. I started a 10g. Its doing good so far. And I'll be setting up a 75g in the near future. @Cory thank you for everything you're doing! 

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Hello all

Washington person here with a little 16 gal tank with neons, Danios and a wonderful betta I got from ACO. Starting back up after a long time. Largest tank I ever had was a 55 gallon. 

Glad to be here, since so many things have changed since my last tank back in 2002. Even when I got the 16 gal. Back in 2017 to now there are new changes of doing things so back to learning for me.

Bettas name is Hunter.

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Hello from Ashburn, Virginia!

I’m glad to join here at the beginning of this forum project and admire Cory’s vision of a community that communicates with respect for one another!

My wife and I recently bought a 10G for our daughter, and quickly discovered that there was a lot that we didn’t even know that we didn’t know. We had to have the “can’t bring a fish home today” talk with our daughter and promptly began our research when we got home.

Cory and Co.’s advice has been invaluable as we have upgraded to a 30G and added fish and plants. My wife jokes that I am into this new hobby more than our daughter and she isn’t wrong! 
 

I’m looking forward to sharing, interacting, and learning with all of you!

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Greetings from South Carolina.  I'm really looking forward to interacting with everyone on this forum.  I know I can always use help and learn more.  I've got a 29 gallon that just has 8 zebra danios, lots of low tech plants, and plenty of brown algae in it so far.  I have a 10 gallon too that runs as a quarantine tank for the time being.  

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Hello Everyone!  I just started a new 75 gal planted tank a few months ago.  Never focus before keeping live plants:).  I was into fish keeping growing up in the 80’s and early 90’s.  When it’s was a few books, your local fish store, and lots of trial and errors:).  I had 3 tanks and ended up at a 55 by high school.  I am looking forward to learning a lot from our group here.

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Hello from Wisconsin!  I got back into the hobby in January and already have 13 tanks (55 gallons and under)!  This time around I've had several "first" for me.  Started doing live planted tanks (have 5 now), also, first time keeping various snail breeds and breeding mystery snails, and first time breeding fish (have a clutch of Red Jewel Cichlids growing out).  All exciting things happening and keeping fish I've never had before.  The picture is of one of my favorite tanks.  15 gal. Fluval Flex with CPD, Dwarf Emerald Rasbora, couple Dragon Scale Guppies, a Hillstream loach, and a Betta. 

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Heyoo from Los Angeles, CA! Im pretty new to hobby, i set up my first tank about 8 months ago. Ive already added a second tank and am setting up a mini pond. Ive bred some long fin leopard danios and reticulated hillstream loaches so far and im looking forward to being active on here and seeing what you guys have been working on!

 

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On 7/14/2020 at 6:16 PM, Sharon said:

I guess I should add that I'm a 74 yr-old grandma living on 22 acres with a horse, 4 dogs  8 cats, chickens, and some koi.

Hi Sharon, I to live close to Dallas. I’m a 70 year old retired grandma. This is such a great hobby that helps us keep on the move. My parameters are much like yours it sounds like. Congratulations on your corys. They are one of my favorites for sure. Right now I’m struggling with a bully melon barb he is a bully and I’m struggling to catch him I want him out! He is chasing all of my panda cats all over the place. I was Leary of getting a group of them in the first place but a very reputable dealer assured me that they were good community fish. Good luck with the forum glad Cory started this for all of us fish lovers.

 

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Hello everyone. I am James Holbrook in Crossville, Tn. I kept a lot of Oscars, Jack Dempseys, Convict Cichlids in the 1980’s and early 90’s. Also kept Betta Splendens when there weren’t so many to choose. I got back in the hobby with guppies, Bettas and Cherry Shrimp a few years ago. I found the Coop not long after and joined about ten months ago.
I finally understand a lot better what Cory was getting at in your livestream. I believe this will be an invaluable part of our continued learning and sharing experience. 
What a great old/new concept. I miss the forums as well.k

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On 7/15/2020 at 5:56 PM, Upliftingjoe said:

Upliftingjoe here and greetings from California so glad that yall created a forum like this. Happy its here 🙂

This is my breeder tank. All plants from aquarium co-op with Cory directly responsible for the plant choices lol.

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Holy cow Joe, your guppy tank is filling in nicely!! I still need to get a recent pic up of my Puff tank.

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Hey hey all you lovely fish ppl!
I'm Tiffany, and I'm from MD (Maryland)

I've been in this CrAzY hobby for 3-4 years now. I have 3 tanks :
A 60 gallon community tank - stocked with guppies, endlers, platys, mollies, 2 juvenile BN plecos, a few corys, and a few Heterandria Formosa females (and assassin snails);
A 5 gallon hex tank - stocked with 2 Heterandria Formosa females, and 2 very young juvenile endler females;
And my betta tank (which is temporary while treating her - she was a 100% legit rescue as she was found still her cup in a pet store parking lot! and no one came to claim her {yes I called more than once!}). I found her on the fourth of July and her tail just happens to be red white and blue! Her name is Liberty!
It has been a long bumpy ride, but I love every second of it!
I think the best part about this hobby is it seems no matter how long you've been in it, there is always something new!

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Hi all! I'm Enrique, was born in the USA but am currently residing in Mexico. It's been a little bit more than a year now since I set up my first aquarium, which is a 40g breeder. Since then, I've also acquired several others, which include 20g, 15g, 5.5g, 4.5g and 3g. My most recent purchase is a 100g acrylic tank which will house the oscar in my avatar!

Hope everyone is well! Oh, I also love to take photos of my fish, here's a pic of my oscar and one of my main tank!

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On 7/14/2020 at 2:51 PM, Jon G said:

Hello everyone. Jon from Long Island New York here.  I recently got back into the hobby after a 6 years away. I thank Cory and his you tube for that.  I've been hooked on the coop's you tube for the past 4 months.  Exited to be a part of this community.   

I'd also like to share that this morning my Gold ram babys are free swimming. 😁😁😁😁👍👍👍

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How are the babies doing? Still alive?

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This is the best part of the hobby, babies. Now the fun begins, get the baby brine shrimp ready, get another tank ready....and sit by the tank and watch for hours!

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