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Old 06-03-2012, 01:35 AM   #11
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Overstocking when I was a kid I had 3 oscars 1 common pleco, 1JD, 1 blue gourami all in a 10 gal the horror lol! I feel bad but I still have the jd and pleco in 40 gal
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Old 06-03-2012, 01:58 AM   #12
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I agree with the stocking thing. Right now I have a 55 gal with...
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X.x my dad won't let me get rid of anything
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Old 06-03-2012, 10:11 AM   #13
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Definitely over stocking, when i first started out, I had a 10gal tank and had about 20 different species in there! Lol talk about problems, never again lol
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Old 06-03-2012, 11:21 AM   #14
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Stocking and water changes. When i started out I had 2 mollies (1 m, 1 fm) 2 bala sharks, and a "freshwater" fiddler crab in an uncycled 5 gallon! And I didn't know what water changes were, I would just replace the evaporated water.
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Old 06-03-2012, 11:30 AM   #15
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Stocking definitely Ill bet most people overstocked their first tanks and I wish I new about cycling when I set up my first tank had no idea you needed to build up beneficial bacteria. My first tank was a 20 gallon with 2 variatus platies, 2 mango swordtails, 2 cremsicle mollies, and 2 black neon tetras. 1 male and 1 female of each, I put them in on day 1 and probably didn't change the water for a month, until i found a dead fish, because I didn't know any better.
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Old 06-03-2012, 02:05 PM   #16
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Oh yea knowing about cycling would have been good too lol. And I also wish we hadn't tried to put that starfish from Texas in there... X.x lol
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Old 06-03-2012, 03:09 PM   #17
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That 1 fish per gallon is NOT proper stocking, adding 10 fish to an uncycled 10 gallon tank all in one day is not good, and stunting isnt good for fish (this is the short list) The first tank I cant remember the stocking but the second was a 10 gallon with 1 common pleco, 1 red tailed shark, 1 cory, and 7 other fish I cant remember. Oh and the tank was "cycled" by running the equipment for a week.
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Old 06-03-2012, 04:37 PM   #18
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When I first started I wish I would have known more about cycling. This is something my lfs didn't clue me in on.
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Old 06-04-2012, 05:18 AM   #19
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Knowing about overstocking and not all fish get along!
I had a blood parrot,3 glo-fish, 3 red wag platys in a 10G. Glo-fish died since I knew nothing about cycling and blood parrot killed one of them :/ rest are all fine today!
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Off topic posts have been deleted. Let's please this on topic if people wish for this thread to remain open. Thanks.
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