Hello All, and Welcome to Seriously Fishy
I thought I’d kick this off with a short explanation of why I started this aquarium forum and blog and where I hope to end up with it. So here goes:
Why it started
I’ve kept fish since I was a young lad and have always loved it. Throughout those years my understanding and knowledge of aquarium keeping have grown substantially, so has my love for it.
Recently I discovered Reddit and the various pages on there that are aimed at fish keeping. I noticed that there are a lot of people just starting out who reminded me of myself when I started, with lots of questions and some having serious aquarium problems. I found that I could answer many of these questions and have been doing so for a good few months now.
After having a look around I found that this information can often be difficult to track down, hidden in aquarium forums or deep in a long book which for many aquarists can be quite overwhelming.
This made me think that it would be far more efficient if all this information was in one place that people could find easily. So I wrote a short book, its available on Amazon and is titled ‘Seriously Fishy: A no-nonsense beginners guide to your first tropical aquarium’.
As the title would suggest, it is short, to the point, will take less than 45 mins to read (on average) and covers all the basic essentials of starting your first tank.
Now, I am not a writer, so I certainly won’t be expecting any awards for this little project, my hope was only that it helped out those new to aquarium keeping so they can have a successful start with a little bit of knowledge behind them.
So far the feedback has been good, so hopefully, that’s what I have achieved.
After writing a little book, I thought why stop there? There are countless more out there with countless more questions. Wouldn’t it be great to continue this and have one great place for aquarists of all levels to be able to chat and for these questions to be answered?
So here it is, all be it in the making right now, but my hope is that SeriouslyFishy.club will soon become the place to be for all aquarium help and chat.
Now, I’m not new to the internet and I’m aware that there are lots of aquarium forums out there. But I’ve yet to find one that works well and is run by aquarists for aquarists.
I’ve also been a bit disappointed that all the aquarium forums seem to be filled with casino ads or similar. So this site will not become that, however, if the likes of Fluval, Eheim or any other aquarium company fancy having a slot on here then I would be more than happy to facilitate.
If you’re an experienced fish keeper, you’ll probably remember what it was like to be starting out and having to search for all the information you needed. Like me, you’ve probably been on forums already, helping out the newbies where you can. My hope is that this will become a great place to come for you too, you will easily be able to pass on your own knowledge in the forums, and, if you wish, you can write an article for our blog too.
As you may have guessed, the aim here is to eventually have an effective aquarium forum and blog combination where the information you need is easy to find, and if it’s not here yet, it’s easy to ask. So whether you’re new to aquariums and need some advice, or you’re a fish tank guru with years of experience, this will soon become the place for you
So, that’s the dream, fingers crossed, with your help and a bit of hard work, we’ll get there soon.