A few weeks ago I started up my first 10 gallon aquarium. Prior to that, I had a betta in a 2.5 gallon mini setup, and really didn't know much at all about keeping a proper aquarium (just being honest).
I've learned a great deal during the last 3 weeks learning about the nitrogen cycle. Like many people, I jumped in too quick and wish that I had spent more time learning. We started our tank with 2 pleco's (yup, i now realize how large those little darlings will be!), 6 ghost shrimp, and another shrimp I don't know much about. They are all still doing well. Sadly, without knowing better (and getting some poor advice from a local petstore), we added cardinal tetra's (who I have since learned are far more sensitive than the petstore implied) to the tank before it had stabilized, and we lost all 5.
After that lousy experience, I was determined to learn more. We have done lots of water tests and adjusted the water. Finally we are at ideal water quality, and last night I added 1 Dwarf Guorami and a yellow and white spotted Molly.
Anyhow, this is long winded. But basically I joined because I want to be as informed as possible moving forward & my husband and I already want to upgrade our tank to something much larger.
Thanks for reading!