Originally Posted by keenfish
you're brave? arnt you? 4 tanks in less than half a year! anyway to your Q yes we all do get that way its more coomon for people with more tanks though i once had 5 tanks running so nearly everyday i was doing a pwc
and so fourth so i decided to go down to 2 tanks then i had none now im back to 1 second tank and last one (hopfully) will be 155g so only 2 or may get rid of the other so only one to contend with but it is still addictive
Sigh... I started out with an overstocked 10g on Sept 5th ... Found AA on Sept 9th and fixed that little problem... My Molly had babies so I got another 10g for her to birth in and kept it as a fry tank. I made the mistake of thinking I had to separate males and females so I got a new 20g L on Craigslist for $20 end of September. Realized I didn't need to separate fry as they grew up cause they would just get pregnant at the LFS
I sold them to or at their new home anyway, so Molly fry got a big upgrade to 20g... Within a couple days my other half called me in the middle of te day and said, "Come to my work and pick up $40 and go see this guy.. He has a 29g tank with a filter, filter pads, hood, light, extra light, and colosseum decoration. He knows you're coming."
Soooo all within my first 30 Days ...
The original 10g tank got moved to my new 29g, the 20g had Molly Juvie's in it, I had a female awaiting birth in the other 10g, and then had the extra 10g... A few days later I discovered CAMALLANUS in my big tank and treated everyone in it, the one who had actual worms sticking out went in the empty 10g and got his own treatment.
It was about then that I realized 6-7 wk old mollies will attack and eat/kill newborns so... The 10g newborn tank was permanent...
Whirlwind few months...
In the last 5 mths I've experienced Camallanus, Dropsy, Heater Malfunction resulting in tank death, rehoming fish due to incompatibility, 9 batches of healthy fry born & saved, 4-5 missed batches born an eaten, a fish jumping out & meeting my dog & surviving without injury, euthanasia... You name it
The day I sold a batch of 25 mollies to LFS
I had 44 born that night! HAH!!
I LOVE my fish and I'm grateful it seems to be settling down. Worn out and hoping the tidal wave is becoming still...