Thread: New to this with 37 gal tank
04-15-2013, 12:06 AM #21Junior Member Guppy
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- Apr 2013
OK, I talked to my friend, he said he did a fishless cycle for at least 3 weeks. I trust this friend because I know he's much like me and wants things done right. No one brought the fish in until he gave an OK for fish.
We went ahead and sold the plecos back to the fish store. We'll be getting a bristlenose pleco soon, since my kids LOVE the idea. We also are setting up a better filter since the one that came with the tank is NOT enough.
I've fallen in love with this. We will add some live plants and such.
But once I am more comfortable with this, I am getting a tank of my own for my room. lol So the kids keep their insane colored gravel but I get a mellow tank for my room. I'm finding peace in not only watching them (minus the gravel) but also the basic maintenance.
So I'm already planning my future tank that my kids and husband have no say in. lol I'm addicted.
04-15-2013, 08:51 PM #22
That's awesome Skyrider!
Thank your friend for cycling that correctly. They saved you the real nightmare that comes when people get a new fishtank and unwittingly trust the advice of the employees at the store who often recommend plunking the fish right into the water.
Sounds like the fish have a lucky home since you are making sure they are well cared for. I can't wait to see what you come up with for your own tank. Take some time and research. My favorite tank for a nice calm atmosphere is a black sand, black background tank with bright green live plants and peaceful schooling fish....SO RELAXING!~Manna
10 gallon live planted aquarium with 6 neons
90 gallon fw community in progress
04-16-2013, 10:02 PM #23
It is very addicting. I am a TV-aholic and I find myself watching the fish instead of the TV!!! Maybe this winter, when I am really comfortable with what I am doing (my tank will be up and running a year by then), I might set up a species only tank - maybe a 40 gallon. I have to watch the weight on my floors, hence the smaller tank. Something to think about and research...........ahhhhh, MTS (multiple tank syndrome).
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