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Old 12-21-2011, 07:04 AM   #1
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Please Help Want a Bigger Tank.

Hi. I need a way to convince my dad (I'm 13) that I need a bigger tank. We have a 10 gallon with 3(!) neon tetras I know they need 6 but he don't understand! And 4 zebra danios. And 2 sunset platys. I want a 30 gallon to keep 6 of all my fish. Now he doesnt think the 10 is cruelty to those poor things. He needs to know but how do I tell him cuz he thinks that they r "fine" pls help me n my poor fish!
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Old 12-21-2011, 09:49 AM   #2
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I got my first tank, a 30 gallon, for nothing on freecycle.org.

Is he worried from a "where are we going to put a larger tank" point of view? Sounds like you have to have a good honest discussion with him.
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Old 12-22-2011, 12:41 PM   #3
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I got my first tank, a 30 gallon, for nothing on freecycle.org.

Is he worried from a "where are we going to put a larger tank" point of view? Sounds like you have to have a good honest discussion with him.
No we have a big house and enough space. He doesn't understand that it's cruel how do I tell him?
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No we have a big house and enough space. He doesn't understand that it's cruel how do I tell him?
Show him some hardcore research
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Let me ask you something..... you say it's cruel to have these species in a 10 gallon..... but aren't they your fish? Are you the one who picked them out for the 10?
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Let me ask you something..... you say it's cruel to have these species in a 10 gallon..... but aren't they your fish? Are you the one who picked them out for the 10?
I know but I didnt do proper research and the pet shop owner did not advise me properly sp now I am feeling reeeeeeaalllly bad for those poor fish. And our current tank has a snail issue when we bought some live plants so I have assassin snails to kill those n we hate the snails. That's also another reason for the upgrade tank. The only way I found out its cruel was when my 1 sunset platy dies after 1 year. Now all the fish r 1 and a half n seem healthy so we thought it's ok. But I reaaalllyy need a 20-30 gallon.
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Look through this forum, and pick out some of the posts concerning tank size and stocking levels then show him the posts. If you do get a larger tank do your research before you buy more fish.
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I know but I didnt do proper research and the pet shop owner did not advise me properly sp now I am feeling reeeeeeaalllly bad for those poor fish.
Sit down and talk with your father and tell him that you realize now that you did poor research when you got your first tank. Tell him that due to your error in judgment, the fish do require a healthier larger environment than you are currently providing them.

If you own your mistakes, then your father will see it in a new light. He will also respect that.

If he just thinks you want a larger tank because you want a larger tank, then he'll brush it off.

P.S. a 20 gallon would do nicely, you don't really need 30 gallons
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Sit down and talk with your father and tell him that you realize now that you did poor research when you got your first tank. Tell him that due to your error in judgment, the fish do require a healthier larger environment than you are currently providing them.

If you own your mistakes, then your father will see it in a new light. He will also respect that.

If he just thinks you want a larger tank because you want a larger tank, then he'll brush it off.

P.S. a 20 gallon would do nicely, you don't really need 30 gallons
Tnx lynda b. Is there any online website that I can get all I need for the 20G for about 50 pounds / 60-70 USD he wouldn't spend a lot cuz ours altogether was 90 pounds / 120USD so he wouldn't wna spend a lot again. The Amazon tanks were really expensive like 100 pounds for bust the tank. Any websites i can buy a cheap one and will deliver in UK? Tnx
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