Aloha everyone. My name's Kasper (on the net anyway) and as you can probably all tell, I'm new here. I actually found this place while googling for info about my new 5-gal
aquarium (Yes, I was stupid. I set up and bought fish before reading...so now I'm rushing to play catch-up and not hurt the fish.) which, at the moment features a few fake plants, 3 gorgeous guppies(male), 2 tetras and a tiny cat that for the life of me I can't remember the name of. I'm an animal person, but I tend to operate on instinct (Which is how I end up doing things like setting up aquariums without reading.) "Oh it should be ok." is a common thought in my brain which is partially why I joined up...trying to break that habit before I break my fish. Previous animal experience: Rats (been raising them for over 15 years.) Dogs (Even longer, various breeds.) Goldfish (An aquarium when I was a kid...like...5 or 6...would've been nice if someone thought to tell me I couldn't "cuddle" the fish...) So as you can probably see, this is my first real aquarium (You can raise goldfish in a coffee-pot for crying out loud...though it is probably miserable for the poor fish.) so i'll probably be asking all sorts of questions for a while. Lessee...anything else y'all wanna know...feel free to ask. I'll probably be watching this thread for a couple days at least, and thanks in advance for any information you folks are kind enough to share. Mahalo.