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post #1 of 2 (permalink) Old 02-12-2019, 08:24 PM Thread Starter
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Hi hello!!! Whew, it's been a while since the last time I posted here! I wanna say a few years at least but I've honestly lost track. If you don't know me (likely) that's fine, but here's a quick catch-up either way;
I got my first betta, Prince Lucas, in 6th grade, and we all know how it goes from there. You never just have one. Over the years I've kept about a dozen, all of whom hold a special place in my heart to this day.
But as my life got busier and more stressful during my freshman and sophomore years of high school, I saw my hobby slipping away, becoming a source of guilt as water changes got skipped and fish didn't get the attention they deserved. Tough times, even tougher decision to stop getting bettas.
Eventually my last at the time passed away (of old age) and I didn't know when, or even if, I'd get back into the hobby. Now I'm a high school senior, doubling up on college credits at a local community college, and preparing to move out this fall. Terrible time to get any new pets, but...
The itch! The betta itch!! There's nothing like it. The itch has returned in full force these past few months, and finally my will to refuse it has crumbled. What the future holds, I don't know, but I'll worry about it when I get there.
This is a new era of my fishkeeping, so to speak, and thus I'm creating an entirely new journal. (also, I may or not be embarrassed by the old one, who's title I dare not name - let's just say I've changed a lot in recent years)

So anyway! Back to the present. The nice thing about my reentry into the hobby is that I still have all of my old supplies and aquariums, so setting up a five gallon is as simple as rounding up what I need from the basement, giving everything a good clean (just to be safe) and trying to cycle it.
I have gravel from the last tank I took down, but I'm not entirely sure if it's still viable to start a culture, so we'll see.
Aaand that's where I'm at as of now! I'll be reporting updates here because frankly, none of my friends care to hear me ramble about such things. I certainly don't blame 'em.

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Currently cycling a five gallon in preparation for a betta
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Welcome back! I'd love to see any updates. I'm in the same boat, my husband doesn't care nearly as much about my betta as I do, and I love having a place to share haha.

Keep the updates coming!
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