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post #1 of 11 (permalink) Old 06-22-2013, 09:41 PM Thread Starter
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Hello From Las Vegas

Hello everyone. I'm happy to have found this site. I'm amazed at all the information and knowledge that's here.

I'm sort of a newbie. I have had fish tanks in the past, both fresh water and salt. However I haven't been in the hobby for probably going on 20 years now. My last tank was a salt water fish only set up back in the early and mid 90's, nothing since then.

I have never had live plants in a tank, and I'm now thinking about setting up another tank but with plants this time. I'm looking forward to learning an awful lot from everyone.

Thanks in advance for any help.
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post #2 of 11 (permalink) Old 06-22-2013, 09:48 PM
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I have always preferred the lush look of a planted freshwater tank.

I have seen some really nice SW set ups, but most seem skeletal and a bit barren.
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post #3 of 11 (permalink) Old 06-23-2013, 06:10 PM Thread Starter
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Yes that can be true. The fish look great compared to most fresh water fish. But to get the rest of the tank to 'blossom' really takes a lot. I'm sure things have changed in the past 20 years or so to make things a bit easier.

I have to say that looking at some fresh water tanks today with all those plants really look great. I'm reading and learning a lot.
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post #4 of 11 (permalink) Old 06-25-2013, 06:44 PM
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post #5 of 11 (permalink) Old 06-25-2013, 09:27 PM Thread Starter
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Thanks GMYukonon24s!

Yes I've been reading and learning and re-learning things I once knew but have long since forgotten lol. I'm kind of a bit overwhelmed with info, but am enjoying the process. I want to jump in and get a tank going, but I know it's better to slow down learn and get it right from the start. It's very difficult to make changes once your all set up.
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post #7 of 11 (permalink) Old 06-30-2013, 02:13 PM Thread Starter
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Thanks Aquasafe.
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post #8 of 11 (permalink) Old 06-30-2013, 02:29 PM
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another las vegan in the house.. welcome to TPT
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post #9 of 11 (permalink) Old 07-01-2013, 10:26 PM Thread Starter
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Hey there Vermino, thanks!

Cool another Las Vegan. I'm actually pretty new to the Vegas area, especially when it comes to aquarium supplies. I've been to a few places around the area, and there doesn't seem be a decent place around here. At least not the places I've been to so far. I'm going by memory from a while back, but I remember much better places back on the east coast when I lived there. Are there any nice places where you buy your supplies?
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post #10 of 11 (permalink) Old 07-02-2013, 12:40 AM
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I definitely buy from users on here most of the time (or online) but yea, most LPS in vegas are on the north-east to south-east side of town. (trop aquariums and blue reef aquariums). Petsmart is your next best bet but nothing like what people have on here. There is also a las vegas group of aquatics here.
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post #11 of 11 (permalink) Old 07-02-2013, 10:03 PM Thread Starter
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Cool thank you so much.
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