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post #1 of 2 (permalink) Old 01-30-2020, 06:45 PM Thread Starter
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Hello from Charlotte

Hey everyone, I'm Ryan and I'm very new to the aquarium hobby. I don't have much yet, just a crowntail betta and a nerite snail in a 3.5 gallon so far. The betta was a birthday gift that a few sixth graders where I work got me.

This is him the day they brought him. His name is Defender Bender. It was the name they gave him.

I did a lot of research on proper care and have since upgraded him to this. That's an iPad behind the tank that's on various aquarium scenes. It's kind of hard to see in the picture. He's got a heater, a leaf hammock, a cave to sleep/hide/chill in and three live plants.

This is him now.

This is Gary.

I am not a teacher so I do work year-round there. There are five other tanks throughout the school that I take care of during the summer. I'll get pictures of them loaded later. One of the tanks I didn't know about until recently. A teacher had a male half-moon betta in a half-gallon bowl, which I just couldn't let that be. I've set up Defender Bender's old box for him for the meantime. At least it's filtered and heated. He loves the floating log and attacks the floating mirror with such ferocity. Yes, he has an iPad with aquarium scenes behind him too.

I've been doing a lot of research on different fish and am looking to get a 10 gallon and try my hand at aquascaping it some. I'm thinking about some tetras or danios, some corys and maybe some shrimp. Now that I wrote that I don't think 10 gallons will be enough.
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post #2 of 2 (permalink) Old 02-01-2020, 01:51 PM
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welcome! That's great your school has you to maintain the tanks over the summer and holidays.
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