Hello from northern illinois, have been keeping fw
for 3 years now, got left with a 30 gallon tank when my 3 kids left the house. Was not real happy about this at first and probably did everything wrong that I could. After about a year I lost my first fish, one of the Bala's that I had started to really enjoy watching. Started to actually pay attention to the tank at that time and found out that it was amazing that anything could live in the water conditions that I had. Started to pay attention to it and got everything under control because by now I just could not stand to not have the tank up and running. Thinking about the next step and trying planting.