Originally Posted by Guinness
Cool,Have you been a member for long? how long have you been keeping fish. I started again about 8 months ago, started with a 300ltr tank I think that is about 66g, then I brought my partner a little 10g tank and then I brought myself a new discus tank which I think is 420ltr or 75g not sure on the conversion ratio. So I am fairly new to the game but I always do my homework and am constantly reading about fish and anything to do with them. Much to my partners dismay.
I just joined in September. I had a 10g tank in 2004 but did everything wrong, thought I knew the way and needless to say, none of the fish lived longer than 6 wks.
Now one 10g tank went to another 10g tank (for the fry my mollies were having), then a 20g long tank, and then (of course!) I couldn't pass up a 29g with a filter, decorations, lid & lights for $40 on Craigslist. HA. That being only 2 1/2 mths later I've learned a TON and am soooo excited to be doing the right thing. As for MY partner... well, she doesn't like or agree with the "stuff" (to put it nicely and keep it G rated) I get from my crazed, obsessed cult I have joined. I don't know how to stop her from threatening to clean tanks HER way or think this fish needs that, etc. She, unfortunately for me, has spent around $200 on supplies, etc. I have done all the research, spent countless hours cleaning, baby hunting, feeding, staring, and examining. She on the other hand makes comments like, "If you don't clean it (like this) then I WILL!" and "Let's just flush em it's too much work" (in regards to sick fish I've had to deal with and stress over).
That all being said. I LOVE my fish and am sooo happy to be able to have found such a forum as this.. with a wonderful website as well as an app for my silly phone that I can secretly research while taking a bath or watching TV.