DaniV Posted November 26, 2022 Share Posted November 26, 2022 (edited) Hello! Yet another noob joins the fray! I decided to give this hobby a whirl after tumbling down the rabbit hole that is Youtube aquarium videos. Growing up my dad had a big tank with all kinds of fish in it throughout the years, and I'm honestly amazed at how much has changed from that time. I had no idea about cycling, quarantining, and whatnot, and frankly I don't think my dad did either back then. I picked up a 20 gallon tank about a month ago, and today I saw that the cycling is nearly complete! I ended up doing the fish-in method, had no idea about the fishless method until after the fact. Started with 3 Dalmatian Mollies, and I was told to add more. I (stupidly) added 6 Corydoras...none of them survived. Dad said it was because I got some bad fish, I think it's because the nitrites were getting high at the time as part of the cycling process. I added 3 Swordtails later, and they're going strong with the Mollies! I'm in the process of gathering everything I need for a quarantine tank. I don't want to make the same mistake I did with the corys and run any risks hurting what I've got so far! I put in a sponge filter to begin seeding for the quarantine tank, any idea how long it needs to be in the tank before it's ready to go? In the future I'd like to add some tetras (thinking Rummynose) and either a Betta or some Gouramis for the centerpiece fish. I'm a little hesitant to pick up more Corys since I just lost 6, so maybe a snail? My plant game needs some work too. For now I'm gonna stick with just this one. I'm certainly not opposed to getting more tanks, I just don't know where to put them! And I come with pictures! Edited November 26, 2022 by DaniV 1 Link to comment Share on other sites More sharing options...
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