Your so right. I went into this thinking it would be easy. Ha was I ever wrong. Don't get me wrong my daughter and I love this hobby. We were given awful advice to start. Here's how it happened we let the tank run for 12-24 hours and filled it with fish from cold water koi and goldfish, to tetras, guppies and a Chineese algae eater ( extremely Aggressive while the other fish are very peaceful) I should note this was all in a 10 gal
tank with a filter, no heater or air bubbler. Who knew. The CAE
was killing my guppies, my koi were getting huge. So I got a 20 gal
long. Still no heat or air and guppies still dying. This went on for about 8 weeks. Finally I find this site, got help and tips from privately owned exotic pet store and an asst mgr of a lfs
. It was hard giving up the koi but I knew they wouldn't live they way they should. I now upgraded to a 29 gal
tank and for the first time I've gone 3 days with no fish dying. It took 3 months, this site, regular trips to the 2 lfs
, and ALOT of reading. Thank you google.
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