Hi! I'm a new lover of this hobby. We had a rough start to this hobby like most with a 10 gallon tank and a carnival goldfish. We ended up losing 3 goldfish, 2 BN pleco, 2 cory, and 4 molly. Then I joined fishlore and they helped me save everyone else. Apparently the carnival goldfish had a bacterial infection and ich and it infected everyone in that tank. Now I have a 29 gallon (mid cycle because of the ich medicine) with Mollies, Cories, and one red tail shark. I became well known at the fish store and the kid there gave me a little baby oscar last week that he was told there was no chance of saving. She was torn up and generally looked like she was on death's door. I set up the empty 10 gallon and started her on paraguard and garlic and good food (NLS) and twice daily water changes with some stress guard. She is nearly 100% better. Now I'm looking at tanks for her to permanently live in! I'm leaning towards DIY because I thought it would be cool for my 3 yr old to watch and I'd enjoy learning about it.
About me - I'm a stay at home mom with an almost 3 yr old son and I'm a nursing student. I'm an animal lover with cats (indoor only), and hens and a rooster.
My plan is for a large tank for Audrey (the oscar) and either a raphael catfish or an eartheater