I'm new to keeping fish and have been reading these forums for a few weeks now trying to figure out what we were doing wrong and what the real truth is to keeping aquariums! After so much conflicting advice from several lfs
, and our fish dying, I was about to give up. I found this community or wonderfully helpful people and we are now on the right track!
We saved 3 sunset platys from our first disastrous attempt (and a case of ich) and now with the help of a proper test kit (API) our fish are feeling much better. Needless to say we are in the midst of a fish-in cycle and testing daily for our 55 gallon and twice daily for my daughters 20 gallon which is almost completely cycled.
I just wanted to say hello and thank you to everyone for all the priceless advice!!! I now find myself holding back from correcting my lfs
sales associates (haha!)