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Hello to all,
New to this forum, not to the hobby. Have kept aquaria since age 7, more than a half-century ago; started with "Siamese fighting fish"; mortality was high. Have kept African cichlids since 1970, angels since 1979, discus since 1999. Member of Louisville Tropical Fish Fanciers. Have many aquaria, ranging from 10 gals (shellies) to 125 (discus, Africans). Have had several dozen species, live-bearers and egg layers, breed in my tanks. Have several tanks of live plants. Run Co2 systems, thinking about RO/DI. Lost more than half my fish during the past winter when we had an ice storm and I was without power for 7 days. Rebuilding now. Totally addicted.
John F.
 

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*w2 indeed this past winters storms in Ky. we bad for sure. Good to have you on the forum, and i hope you enjoy your stay.
 

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Welcome and I do sympathize on your problems with losing all your fish. I consider my fish as family and losing one is painful, I cannot imagine losing them all. I came close to that when we had a contaminated water supply a few years back but that was one tank not a whole population.

The "Siamese Fighting Fish" is my forte and I am glad you gave them a go but for some they are not the thing. It sounds like you have branched out rather widely and now have a large assortment and are widely diversified in your finnies. With the experience you have it will be interesting to hear your stories of how the tanks came to be and how they are faring.

Thank you for joining and adding to our forum.

Rose
 

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Welcome to the forum John. Your experience is likely to be a big contribution here. This is a young forum with not very many truly experienced fish keepers yet but it is building. Power losses have a way of claiming many fish if they go on very long. If I remember right, Susan's was about a week long. I seldom lose power for more than a few hours so I have had few losses from it so far. I am sure that sooner or later the odds will catch up with me. Meanwhile, I have focused more on the goodeids lately and as long as I don't get ammonia spikes, they should be able to survive a loss of heating in my home for days. As long as no ice forms they should make it.
 

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Welcome to the site! What a tragedy it seems when aquarists lose power...
 
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