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the.koi.maiden 01-06-2013 04:25 AM

Hi from Virginia!
 
Hi Planted Tank! My name is Izzy, and I've been keeping fish since 2007. Only in the past year have I been adventurous enough to put any plants in my tanks aside from anubias and java fern. So while I consider myself a good fishkeeper, I'm still a novice at plants. My current tanks are (in order of oldest to newest) 55 gal goldfish tank (no plant there lol!), 10 gal divided betta tank (two of them), and a 29 gal planted community that I'm stocking now. All of my tanks are low-light, low-tec, and I struggle with algae in two of my four tanks. I think my main problem is water movement, and I'm taking steps to fix that.

I joined this forum at the recommendation of two fishkeeping friends on another forum. They really like you guys! So I decided to come join the planting fun! :icon_bigg

EDIT: I also forgot to add I have a koi pond, but I don't really plant it. I just kinda let mother nature take over that part.

herns 01-06-2013 06:33 AM

Welcome to the forum!

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Stinkmonky 01-06-2013 07:53 AM

Welcome! I'm from Richmond!

Rockhoe14er 01-06-2013 02:32 PM

I'm in Richmond too. Also if you need some plants and are willing to pick them up I can give you some.

theantman 01-06-2013 09:10 PM

welcome from va beach. i'm pretty new here as well. i have found countless info, and cool helpful members! happy planting!

Aquasafe 01-08-2013 12:47 AM

Welcome to the forum! :)

the.koi.maiden 01-08-2013 05:58 AM

Thanks for the warm welcome, everyone! Unfortunately I'm in southern VA so the drive to Richmond would be a hefty one. I'm much closer to North Carolina than anything else. Sometimes I feel like I'm in a fishkeeping desert as I can't get good plants or fish here.

I'm loving the pictures of tanks in the low-tec section! It's inspiring to know that beautiful tanks can be made that way!

driftwoodhunter 01-08-2013 06:19 AM

Hi there! I'm in Christiansburg, so I know how you feel - everyone seems to be in the Richmond/northern Va area. Are you anywhere near the Christiansburg/Blacksburg/Roanoke area?

GMYukonon24s 01-08-2013 04:05 PM

Welcome to the forum

the.koi.maiden 01-09-2013 05:18 AM

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Originally Posted by driftwoodhunter (Post 2179041)
Hi there! I'm in Christiansburg, so I know how you feel - everyone seems to be in the Richmond/northern Va area. Are you anywhere near the Christiansburg/Blacksburg/Roanoke area?

Unfortunately, no. I'm down near Martinsville, but I went to college in Blacksburg. I get up there from time to time to visit friends still in college and professors. Know any good stores in the area? Literally all I have here is Petsmart and Petco. I'm looking for some kuhli loaches.

driftwoodhunter 01-09-2013 06:03 AM

If you're ever planning a trip up here, you can call C & P Pets in Christiansburg, they special order fish for me all the time - the discounts are good if you're buying in groups of 12, 15, etc - whatever the price breaks are for that fish (in case you are getting a school of something, or want to share an order with friends). Other than that all we have is a Petsmart, although there are a few mom & pop fish stores in Roanoke, too.

aokashi 01-09-2013 06:12 AM

hi :D and welcome!
not sure if u remember my fat goldfish from bf.com but it turns out they were fat bellied because my grandma fed them too much in winter. they're much bigger and sleeker now that the warmer weather's here down in Australia :)

chale 01-09-2013 02:38 PM

Welcome. I just joined as well. Just before Christmas. Been lurking trying to gain info to get started. From Culpeper, VA.

the.koi.maiden 01-10-2013 09:40 PM

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Originally Posted by aokashi (Post 2188689)
hi :D and welcome!
not sure if u remember my fat goldfish from bf.com but it turns out they were fat bellied because my grandma fed them too much in winter. they're much bigger and sleeker now that the warmer weather's here down in Australia :)

I do remember you and the fat goldfish! Glad to hear they are doing better. Kinda like human, they have to watch what they eat in the winter, too!

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Originally Posted by driftwoodhunter (Post 2188665)
If you're ever planning a trip up here, you can call C & P Pets in Christiansburg, they special order fish for me all the time - the discounts are good if you're buying in groups of 12, 15, etc - whatever the price breaks are for that fish (in case you are getting a school of something, or want to share an order with friends). Other than that all we have is a Petsmart, although there are a few mom & pop fish stores in Roanoke, too.

I've actually been to that pet store and thought them pretty good. Last time I was there they did have kuhli loaches, but I haven't been back to check in like a year or so. I need to go check them out again when I'm up in the are in a few weeks. Thanks for the tip!

driftwoodhunter 01-10-2013 09:43 PM

You'll find they've improved since last year - larger selection, MUCH cleaner tanks and store, too. On Mondays they do a BOGO on any fish under $5.00.


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