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Welcome to TFF UK

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You have found the most welcoming tropical fishkeeping forums available on the internet! We have Members with many decades of fishkeeping experience and Members who are just starting out: our youngest at the moment is just ten years old. Whatever your experience or expertise, you'll find that your place is already reserved here! We never stop learning from each other and we'll value your contribution, even if you begin with a flood of questions.

Mr Algae's Aquarium @ TFF UK

Not all of us have tanks that look this beautiful; but some of us do, and many of us get pretty close through sharing our good practice.

Our fishes' health and well-being are our main concern. We try to keep our animals healthy through good husbandry rather than through chemicals bought from a shop. We're not interested in making a profit: our advice is freely given and exchanged in the interests of our fish.

Although we are based in the UK, we have Members from all over the world and we're keen to exchange information with more. We would very much like you to join us, so have a look around our forums and see where you'll fit in.

Are you thinking about starting a tank ?

You like the idea but you're unsure if it's for you ? We'll give you the best advice to help you decide. Maybe we can show you how to start off small and then build on your experience.

You're uneasy about being a newbie ?

Don't be: we all were newbies, once! In fact, we're especially proud of our patience in taking new fishkeepers through the first stages of the hobby, step-by-step if needs be. Remember: the only stupid questions are the ones you don't ask!

You're worried about what it's going to cost?

So are we! We have many tips that will save you unnecessary expense, so that you can spend your money on equipment that will benefit your fish or on more fish!

Are you the new owner of a tank (perhaps fish, too) and you don't know what to do next?

You can be sure that many of our Members have been in exactly the same position and are now experienced fishkeepers with happy animals. They're waiting right now to pass on to you what they've learned.

Are you already keeping fish but have a problem you can't resolve?...

It's a good bet that at least one of our Members has dealt successfully with the same problem in the past! You can use our Search facility to see if you can get an answer; but why not tell us about it and let us see if we can help.

Are you experienced in fishkeeping and want to share?...

We want to know! If you've a special interest in a particular type of fish; or you're knowledgeable about aquarium science or equipment; or you're a planted tank enthusiast; or you have general fishkeeping knowledge then we're anxious to hear from you.

You'd Like To Join TFF?

We thought you might!

Registration links can be found at the top of this and every page or you can simply click the link here.

We look forward to seeing you in the Forums.

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This article won’t deal with tank specifics- which tank to buy and what equipment to get etc. This will be covered elsewhere. These steps are for once you have everything you need- a tank, stand, filter, lights and heater (although the procedure is the same for coldwater tanks as well). Got all that? Fantastic!

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