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Old 08-21-2016, 04:40 AM   #1
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been reading the net for a few months,wife got me started when she came home one day with a betta in a bowl.
didnt take very long to realize he needed a real tank.
off to Wally world for 5g kit.
things went ok for awhile..following filter changes etc (following manf recomendations)
had no clue about cycling or any other such ins & outs.
went thru a few msyt snails then betta got ill & died.
new Betta more snails,began to read up o why snails were so short lived etc
found out that theres more to it all than just feeding..lol
long& short,5g got a clean out & managed fish in cycle with plant Anubias.
decided (for me,wasnt allowed to add what I wanted to the 5g) to get my own system going..
got ML 38g kit & proceeded from there.
Goal is Low-Tech low light planted comunity tank
having a lil trouble with the Patience Part..lol

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Old 08-21-2016, 08:09 AM   #3
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Hahaha. So you weren't allowed to input on the 5g so you just went bigger! Lol.

I have the same problem at my house. But in this case I'm the wife and they are MY tanks. I won't even let my hubbie help with a water change, feeding etc.

If he brought home a tank and it was bigger than mine....I'd be shopping.

Who needs a sofa anyway when that is the perfect spot for a 100g. Lol

Welcome. Sounds like an eventful start and hope it all gets easier.

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