Hey there guys.
Well, I have had tanks throughout my life, I think up until now, the most impressive thing was about a 30ish gallon reef tank. This was at least 10 years ago so I do not remember exactly, just the memory, I can picture it.
I had no idea what I was doing and I believe I paid someone to come out and clean it.
Fast forward to now. I have a 9 year old son. He really wanted an aquarium in his room, so I got him a 1.5 gallon "kit"...I then was sold an Angel Fish of all things, which I now know would outgrow that tank in a few months, and 2 tiger barbs.
1 short month later PS had a sale so I bought a 10 gallon, this thing looked huge to me at the time. It was a surprise to me as I started asking questions at my local fish store (LFS right?) that the 10 gallon wouldn't do for the angel.
Ha, seriously? I just upgraded him! Oh...and one of the tiger barbs turned into a little bully, he stressed the other tiger barb out so bad he turned pale, so I took the bully back in.
Anyway, 3 months after getting into this for my son, I upgraded to a 20 gallon which is where I am currently. So I got very interested in planted tanks and am just now ready to make the leap to CO2, proper lighting, etc...
I currently have a few different plants here and there but they aren't anything to brag about.
I also have totally different fish now, except for that angel, I still have him and he is like one of my friends basically. He comes to the tank when I walk in, I feed him by hand.
In addition to him, I have 4 rasboras, a cory, approx. 12 ghost shrimp, and then....an Asian?/Chinese? algae eater -->this thing is the worst, I am going to give him back as soon as I have the free time to drive him back to the store.
Here is my set-up about 1.5 months ago but most recent pic I have. Sorry for the long winded intro, thanks for having me.