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post #1 of 7 (permalink) Old 02-07-2014, 01:00 AM Thread Starter
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Introduction

Hi Folks,

I just want to make a brief introduction and say hello. I've been trolling these forums for a couple of weeks now as I get my tank started. It's been very helpful. Thank you all.

I'm not new to aquariums, but can't legitimately claim to know much either. My interest has always been in the low-tech approach. After about 15 years, I decided to dust off the equipment and set it up again.

Finally, what's an intro at a place like this without a picture or two? This is a 74-gal bow which I inherited from a friend who lost interest. I started out with a harvest of crypts and java fern from my dad's tank. The crypts melted after about two weeks. In my desperate attempt to save the fish while the tank was still cycling, I ran to the store and bought a few other hearty plants to help compensate for the loss. Now, the tank is cycled, everything is growing very well, and the crypts are even making a comeback.

I will continue to troll these forums. They are chock full of good information.

Cheers,
Tom
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post #2 of 7 (permalink) Old 02-07-2014, 01:05 AM
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Welcome Tom to TPT.
It is one good looking tank, you will fit right in

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I like your hardscape, you have a nice eye for balance. that is going to look really nice when it fills back in!
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Very nice looking tank

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post #5 of 7 (permalink) Old 02-13-2014, 10:48 AM Thread Starter
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Thanks folks. Setting up this tank has rekindled the interest. I started digging into the attic and eyeing up the equipment for my other tanks too. I was originally going to keep the one and sell the rest. Now, I'm looking for spots in the house where I can set them up.
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Thanks folks. Setting up this tank has rekindled the interest. I started digging into the attic and eyeing up the equipment for my other tanks too. I was originally going to keep the one and sell the rest. Now, I'm looking for spots in the house where I can set them up.
i know that feeling, im really ready to start my second tank, good luck.
btw tank looks great, really like that first set up.
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post #7 of 7 (permalink) Old 02-16-2014, 02:27 AM
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It always happens. You set up one tank and the next ting you know you got 3. Then 4. Damn no wonder my wife says I have an expensive hobby. Love your tank.

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