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  1. Alan Muller

    Alan Muller

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    Forum Name: Alan Muller

    Location: Waterkloof Ridge, Pretoria

    Number of Years in Hobby: 1 month

    Fishkeeping Profile: I am entirely new to fishkeeping. It is something that I have wanted to try for many years and have finally taken the plunge (I'm all about cheap wordplay). I started a planted tank about a month ago and and currently have it stocked with small communities of Red Eye Tetra, Neon Tetra, Zebra Danio, and a single otocinclus (LFS is out of stock so I am unable to get a companion for it right away). Photographs will follow soon.

    Favourite fish species: I have no idea yet.

    Favourite LFS: Pet-a-Pond, Die Wilgers

    Aquatic Likes: Watching a thriving tank with healthy inhabitants.

    Aquatic Dislikes: Fish retailers that have no clue what they are selling.

    Aquatic Achievements: Does starting a first tank count? It feels like one.

    Non-fish related fact: I am a very big fan of Bollywood films.

    Other Hobbies: Gardening, reading, learning languages.
     
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    Welcome to TASA.
    Looking forward to your tank pictures.
     
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    Hello and Welcome. :thumbup:
     
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    Welcome to the forum! Can't wait to see those pics, reading is sometimes tedious ;)
     
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    Welcome to TASA and congrats on getting your first tank up and running!
    Warning: this hobby is massively addictive :)

    Looking forward to a tank thread, and chime in on others :thumbup:
     
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    Hi, and welcome to the Forum
     
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    Hi @Alan Muller

    Welcome to he Forum and a great hobby.... very addictive but great

    Look forward to a thread on your tank and some pictures
     
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    Welcome and congrats on that tank!!!!


    Kevin
     
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    Hey! Welcome!! I agree with starting a tank being an achievement!! Well done!
     
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    Alan Muller

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    Long overdue but here it is - my 30l aquarium stocked with 4 Zebra Danios, 4 Redeye Tetras and 6 Neon Tetras. It is my first one and it has been running for roughly 8 weeks. Do mind the lockdown provisions in the background. Fish.jpg
     
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    Looks great, well done!
    Plants are looking super healthy. I love zebra danios, very underrated fish!
     
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    Alan Muller

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    Thanks. Zebra Danios are are great fish but they did pick off one of their own kind when they spotted some weakness so I am keeping a close a close eye on them.
     
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    Love it!!
    What substrate are you using?
     
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    Alan Muller

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    Thanks! It is a DIY mix recommended by a super helpful guy at my LFS. It is a mix of 50% Canadian peat moss, 50% Ccco peat and some hydroponic fertilizer as per package instructions. It is sealed with a cap of black diamond blasting sand.
     
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