I have been building a few sites recently, all have to do with my dearest passion, keeping fish alive. This blog is designed to provide a place to discuss the various changes I am making to those sites, as well as promote information to the new aquarist who needs help getting their new tank set up correctly and running without problems.
When I first decided to tackle this problem , a couple of years ago, I took a vacation and made a series of videos to show how I set up my small community tank. Unfortunately, until I found the system that is providing all the tools I need to get my main site up and running, SBI, I was unable to efficiently get those videos up and available for the people who need them.
Well, I am happy to say that I have been able to format them into flash (flv) and mount them on my video site:
The series includes 30 videos on the topics important to the new fish keeper interested in installing an aquarium system for the first time. You can see these videos under the Aquarium Set Up category and in the group Beginner’s Tips. Just the videos are there. But, if you want some written explanation of the steps that are needed, you can follow the written and embedded videos on my flagship site:
The process is broken into a series of steps and I have entered the appropriate videos where they are required in the actual step where it is most relevant. For the serious hobbyist, this would be the best way to understand what is happening and what to expect as the tank matures. This is by far the most complete site and offers a small listing of freshwater tropical fish species with photo and description. The fish list wil be growing over time, and as the species are added, I will report them here.
For those of you who want to discuss your experiences with the fish you are keeping and breeding, there is a contact form attached to every fish species. We welcome you comments and stories about the fish you have kept. You can add up to four of your own pictures to the area, so everyone can benefit from our shared knowledge.
Besides these two sites, there is a third site that is designed to offer social support for aquarists of all levels. <a href=”http://www.tropicalfishaquarist.net”>TropicaFishAquarist.ne</a>t offers the ability to form networks and communities of like minded enthusiasts.
Between the three approaches to your fish tending needs, we hope that we can help everyone understand their fish and their unique needs. If we do our job right, far fewer fish will die and the strength of the hobby will build to levels of success never before seen.