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Show your kids/nephew/niece/etc's tank!

Wolf6

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I know some of you have kids, like me, who are making their first steps into our hobby. Or maybe its a nephew or niece or ... you name it! Show us what they've made! My 6 year old got a fishtank from a friend some weeks ago for his bday, and last weekend we finally set it up. He picked all the decorations, plants, rocks and grit, and then decorated and planted it himself. I only helped with cleaning the grit and putting it in the tank, some suggestions regarding the epifytes and not planting tall plants right against the glass which he actually took to heart! And of course the filling it with water since I didn't want water all over the place.
He wants to stock it with 'snake fish' (kuhlis) and a betta. He also wants some shrimp, but I said the betta might eat them. He told me not to worry because he will just tell the betta 'No! Dont eat them!'. :lol: I'm happy he is enjoying it this far, and now my oldest son, who didnt seem very interested in the hobby this far, has set his eyes on one of my tanks that I intended to get rid of. I dont mind him having it, but his mother isnt crazy about the idea though. She was happy I was getting rid of one tank, now its just being moved to another room :) But I'd like it a lot of both of them end up enjoying this hobby as much as me! Now behold, a six year old's masterpiece :cool::
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Wolf6

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'Skull Mountain' is now inhabited by 6 kuhlis, 6 Vietnamese danios and 2 platies, a large snail, 2 cherry shrimp and many smaller snails. If all goes well might get 2 or 4 more danios, and a type of 'sticky/sucker fish' that stays small and maybe more shrimp. 20210816_205145.jpg20210816_205219.jpg
No co2, no ferts except root tabs, 1 bucket of water changed every week. This far plants seem ok, but I do see some algae along the edge of the crypts. Gonna dose those with liquid carb tomorrow.
I was hoping more people would show their kids first steps into our hobby. No amazing scapes, just them hopefully getting into our hobby :)
 

Kevin Eades

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Looking good. Looks like something I would have chosen when I was younger. No kids in this house so can't share anything I'm afraid. If I had kids then I might have an excuse for more tanks. I've been told 4 is too many.
 
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