Inherited a nightmare of a tank.
Oh, and hey all! I am new to fish in general, but I work at a pet store so I guess I know a bit. Anyways we had a guy come in and give us a bunch of reptiles because he's moving out of the country...while talking to him he mentioned he had a 29 gallon (high) with filter hood and wooden stand he'd give me if I had a truck and could help him move it out. I had been saying I was gonna start fresh water tank anyways so I said sure and went and got it.
What I received was a glorified Convict breeding slum...about 60-70 Convict Cichlids, in deplorable water conditions with like one rock to hide in and a broken filter. I had our fish girl at the store clean the tank up, change the water and seperate the tinier fish into a 10 gallon set up that she gave me.
She told me even though we took like 15 out of the big tank I'm still at about % 600 over capacity. She fixed and cleaned the filter and I bought a brand new Aqueon filter good for 50 gallons to run along with it so I can push triple water. Even so she says she'll have to come over and clean/do water change every 3 days because of all the ammonia. I guess I'm lucky I have the help with the maintenence, but what I really need help with is figuring out how to sell these **** fish so I can just keep a couple and have a normal tank. Even though Half of thefish are huge around 4 inches and gorgeous I practically am going to have to adopt them out because apparently noone likes these cichlids.
Anyways that does it for my intro/rant, look forward to learning a lot from you guys on here!