Hello, my name is Steven. I went and bought a 29g tank a few days before Thanksgiving and set everything up. I had heard about cycling before from some vids but didn't really grasp the whole process, anyway a few days later I got some fishies and put them in (2 Tiger Barbs, 3 Silver Dollars, 2 mollies and 1 green cory, a week later I got 2 more mollies and 2 more corys). Well, sadly I lost half the fish I had (all mollies and 2 corys). I was so sad.
but then I started reading up on why my fishies were dieing and I found this site! I now know what was going on with my tank and feel bad about losing those fishies. My tank is cycled now and I've added 3 more Tiger Barbs (the bigger one kept pecking at the smaller one) and 3 more corys. I did get a mystery snail at one point but the barbs kept pecking at him and he would never come out of his shell so I gave him to my roomie. He's doing much better there now always going all over the tank and he's getting big!
I now got a bigger tank for them (40g breeder) and I got another 10g I am cycling now.
I plan on making the 29g a saltwater tank but Im not sure if I really wanna go into that yet. I'm in the process of building a stand for the 40g but the weather has been crappy lately here in San Antonio and don't have any room in the garage to be working with wood.
oh, I have a question... what would be the best way to move my fishies to the new 40g when it's ready? put the water I have in the 29g in the new tank and add new water? I know I'd put both filters on the new one. or should I just put completely new water and cycle it? thanks.