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    Hey all

    I have been a hobbyist for sometime now (roughly over two years). I came across this forum and was so drawn in by the fascinating topics and knowledge circulating. I am happy to be here because I am still a fair noob, and look forward to the insight that may be offered.

    Currently I have a 90cm tank with Bronze corydora, peppered corydora, serape tetras, khuli loaches and two opaline gouramis. I have flame moss, Ambulia, a good growth on my java fern, Bacopa and Pennywort. I noticed that details are important so.... I have 2x80W CFL lights and one 25W tube CFL (all are daylight). CO2 is DIY, which I have not yet mastered.

    I am a student, so I am quite limited, by money, to the plants and fauna which I would love to have. I will post some pictures when I post a thread or contribute to a current one. Any recommendations for threads where I can post my progress and maybe get some advice? Excited to be here. to see other's tanks, and learn

    Jonathan
     
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    Welcome to APSA Jonathan...

    As there are a LOT of DIY "masters" here who's insight are invaluable...a tight budget should not have you lagging behind. So dont worry about that ;)

    Excited to see photos (we are suckers for photos here :p )
     
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    Welcome to APSA.

    You will notice alot of us dabble in some sort of DIY, we even have a DIY board on here so yes, money need not prevent you from enjoying this hobby! Ask me :oops: I have to do this on a very tight budget.

    The main thing to remember with ANY hobby is, ENJOY it! If you do not enjoy it and it becomes a chore, rather leave it. Sure, you will have your ups and downs in any thing in life, but make sure there are more ups than downs. Take it slow, read everything you can and ask a lot of questions!

    You will soon realize, the people on this forum is here to help you!

    PS: Oh and as @JAX said, photos of everything! we love looking at pictures (especially when sitting at work :cool:)
     
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    Well said Andries :thumb:

    Welcome to APSA Jonathan :)
     
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    Welcome

    All a bunch of nice chaps here.
    Pictures are all I need to keep me busy at work, I agree...
     
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    Ayo!

    Welcome!! DIY adds another interesting dimension to this hobby for me! Whether or not your tank stand will hold structurally adds a little more spice to owning an aquarium. Haha.

    Im sure you will enjoy it here!!

    Lekker!
     
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    Welcome to the greenhouse!
     
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