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post #1 of 6 (permalink) Old 01-07-2013, 07:56 PM Thread Starter
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Quick Introduction

Hello, all

I thought I would follow proper internet etiquette and introduce myself (and my setup,) before bombarding the lot of you with questions

I'm relatively new to this addictive little hobby, having purchased my first tank ( a 15g column) when my wife and I purchased our first house a year ago.

I can't believe how quickly I fell in love with the little thing. It was a helluva learning curve starting a small tank from scratch, a lot of sacrificial fish along the way, but that brings us to today: my 55g long. (Purchased used for $75! Came with stand, lights, buckets of chemicals, etc.)

Current inhabitants (many of which came from the original tank,) include an ever-increasing population of guppies, my reliable school of 7 neons, several snails of varying species/sizes and my dwarf pufferfish. My username was based on him: not a thinly veiled drug reference lol

A few quick cell-phone pics below! (The puffer is in the foreground on the last pic...)

Looking forward to exploring the forum!


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post #2 of 6 (permalink) Old 01-07-2013, 09:21 PM
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Welcome to the forum!
You're not related to Piff and Steve by any chance, are you?

4/26/2012, lost the finest man. Rest easy Pops...
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180g, Fluval FX5, 404, 128watts t-8, low tech, heavily planted, with Albino and reg bristlenose plecs, Congo tetras, Amanos, a herd of Corydoras Sterbai, Boesmanis, a big old common plec, & Otos.
32g tall eclipse3, fluval403, with a handful of bristlenose plecs.180gallon corner in-wall build journal
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Hi PuffTheMagicDragon,

Welcome to TPT! Nice low maintenance plants you have there - lol.

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post #5 of 6 (permalink) Old 01-08-2013, 04:07 PM
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Welcome to the site. Wow your plants are thriving! LOL. Nice setup.

110g Tropical Community & Sakura Shrimp
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post #6 of 6 (permalink) Old 01-08-2013, 05:02 PM Thread Starter
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"Low maintenance plants" lmao

Not nearly as impressive as most of the setups I've seen on here, but I really wanted to master fish-keeping before taking things to the next level! Just gathering a little more info before taking the plunge...

Thanks for the warm welcome

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