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Old 08-12-2005, 12:42 AM   #1
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Shrinking aquariums???

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When I inherited my 15 gallon tank, I thought it was great. Then I found a 30 gallon for cheap. ooooo I thought I had a whole ocean in my house.

Now after having read about how best to stock aquariums and take care of the water parameters.... Let's just say my aquariums heard about my research and then shrunk to about a quarter of the size they were before. They can't house nearly as many fish as when they first came into my home.

Anyone else's aquariums shrink after they got 'em?


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u shud try sumthing territorial then. my tank can hold one yabby, anymore and they eat each other.

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thankfully i did all my research before i got my first tank.

i don't blame anyone though. MOST first stores don't do anything to actually inform people about cycling, setting up their tank, stocking it, etc. they just want to sell you everything they can.
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This is the first step to MTS, realizing that your tank just isn't big enough. I know what you mean though. Our largest tank was a 55 gal tank and we just kept buying Africans. Then we upgraded to the 150 and it seems like it is too small to hold all the Africans that we want. When I was planning out the new 55 gal tank, I looked at the stocking list and thought to myself, I can ONLY keep 25 fish in this tank. I can already feel another big tank around the corner.
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